Monday, September 27, 2010


After months of searching for the perfect fabric for a bedskirt, I finally settled on basic stripes.  They add enough interest without competing with pattern of the lamps and pillow.  I had one minor mishap when I sewed the foot of the bedskirt on backwards - oops - so I had to take the seam out and re-sew it the correct way.  Before, we had just a plain white bedskirt and now we have:

And because she is cute..and ALWAYS has to be on the bed when I try to make it....

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Decor

The temperature outside is telling me that it's Fall!  I love the crisp air of fall weather, I love waking up in the mornings and feeling the cool breeze blow through the window, I love being perfectly comfortable in jeans and sweaters, I love the changing trees - I love Fall!  Along with the change of seasons, comes some change in the decor.  Since we don't have a ton of space to decorate seasonly, change usually just means a different center piece on our dinning room table. 

A few months back, I bought some fabric to make some table runners.  I finally got around to making said table runners.  Instead of doing one runner of each fabric, I did 2 runners that were reversible.  Now, when we add the leaf in the table, if I want to use 2 runners, I can! 

So with the perfect Fall runner in place, I needed a new centerpiece.  And, as you guessed it, it had to be on a low budget.  After browsing a few blogs, I came across this idea and decided it would work perfect for our new centerpiece.  Off to Dollar Tree I went, to pick up 3 vases and 3 candle holders.  I forgot to take a before picture, but I ended up getting 2 different sized candle holders - one tall holder and 2 smaller holders. (The larger one is already attached)

With the help of a little glue, the vases were attached to the holders.  I decided to only attach 2 of the holders, so I could have 3 different height vases.  Once assembled, I filled the vases with Fall decor.  We have about 20 strands of leaves left over from our wedding decorations, so I cut leaves from one strand to fill one vase.  I also have plenty of candles sitting around, so that filled another vase.  The last vase had a little help from the clearance section at Target, where I picked up a pack of "fall like items".  I wasn't planning on using any pumpkins to decorate, but they came in the fall package and look nice in the arrangement...Here is the finished product, table runner and all. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's Been Awhile!

Wow, it's been awhile since I've posted.  I'm not very good at this blogging thing.  But, in my defense, I've been BUSY!  The summer came and went and I feel like I hardly had time to blink my eyes.  Here's a glimps of what we've been up to the past few months. 

Road Trip to Chicago to visit some good friends:
A couple Twins games at Target Field!

A Family Reunion

Many weekends at the lake

A Mom & Daughter vacation to Door County, WI

The Tour de Corn bike race with my mom and brother

And some time spent in Sioux Falls celebrating the upcoming arrivals of some sweet little babies

That was our summer in a nutshell, I can't believe it's nearly Fall!