Hello stranger… It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 4 months since I’ve posted around here! It’s a sad reality, really. I think about blogging all the time. My current mindset just has a hard time sitting down, editing and writing. However, today I had the urge, so I went with it… and I’m glad I did!
This is a post that is long overdue and for that I’m sorry! I know many of you have been wondering when we are going to open our store. Well, the initial goal when we first began this crazy journey, was late Fall 2017. The original goal date came and went. Then we set another date, and it came and went. As you can imagine, this was frustrating, disappointing and embarrassing to say the least. I was really hoping to get up and running before Christmas, but that didn’t work out and we were ok with that. That would allow us to really enjoy the Holidays with our babies, and that’s just what we did! We were anxiously awaiting January 2018 so we could get a running start with finishing up the very few things that needed completed. However, the weather had a little something else in mind…
We couldn’t work in the fridged temperatures and get done what we needed to. Not only that, but our barn was placed directly on the city line. All of our work was halted until our store could be moved back at least 5 feet. And this was no easy task! It required the barn movers to come up with the correct equipment to move it. Not to mention, that all the work we had done inside could be at risk because of all the pressure. I was told that the walls could cave in because we had the “open concept” and no support in the middle. [Read more…]
I had a few minutes so spare while the hubby was able to watch the kids, which is a rarity! So, I decided to take advantage of this and work on my porch for a bit! I had two pre-lit evergreen trees that I used to love, but anymore they are just beginning to look a bit pitiful.. Luckily, I had just the thing for them! The kids and I were at my friends house the other day and she had some trimmings from her live Christmas tree sitting on her front porch. I said, ” I know this may sound strange, but are you using those branches on the porch?” She said, ” Nope!”, long story short, I told her I would love to take them and make some wreaths! I got those babies home and just couldn’t wait to use them!! I can’t wait to show you some of my other creations using these beautiful greens, but you’ll just have to wait! Follow with me as I show you how I incorporated them into my front porch!
Oh! And be sure to check out the two wreaths I scored from Jo Ann’s for $10 each, I was excited!
Is it just me, or when you move do you want all new decor for your house?! I have some one-of-a-kind pieces I could never replace, but some things I just want to toss.. Instead of tossing them out, give them a makeover! I had three pictures in particular that I had in mind for this project… I purchased these about 5 years ago when I got my first place and I just wasn’t into them anymore. Last week, I showed you a no-sew French-inspired pillow I made, and I used the same fabric for these!