David Bromstad was my pick for winning HGTV 's Design Star, on his season. Since that day he has gone on to create some amazing designs. This year I noticed he has stirred the pot a tad with his personal Christmas tree. I would love to post the photo here on my blog, but I am not about to break copy right laws to do it. To see it, it is here on his blog. I just noticed he is getting a lot of comments on Facebook about the fir he has under the tree, the polar bears, why would he create something that others couldn't copy because of cost of what he has done looks to expensive. As I am reading some of the comments here on his Facebook page, I am thinking. Get real. You could totally copy it for a fraction of the cost, if you really wanted to. I can think of many different ways to take what he has done and create my own version. Even without all the fur or faux fur! Come one people dig deep and find your creative intuition. Alright, that is my vent on the crazy comments going on the Facebook like page of David Bromstad!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
What little bit of spare time I have had over the weekend. I found myself scanning to see what Holiday movies were playing on the Hallmark Channel. I have DVRed a few. You should be here when I turn on a Hallmark movie, the moans and groans sound like people dying. But, it doesn't even matter, I simply love this time of year for many reason. One being the many movies playing on Hallmark channel. I can't even pick a favorite one. I love Hallmark Movies!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Alright, here it is my Christmas styling mess. We managed to get the tree up along with some decorations the day after Thanksgiving. You know what happened? The boxes hung out for a tad longer than they should have. I am happy to say that when you come for a visit there is a place for you to comfortably sit. The carpet has been vacuumed. I would however ask you don't look in the kitchen. Dishes are not done. I believe the dishes will be done once the children all leave home and aren't in there helping themselves to food. I so need to get a chore chart going again. UGH!!!
Today, I enjoyed spending some time with Robert as we attended his work party at Costco before it opened to the public for the day. We got some gift cards, found a really cool Christmas gift for someone special, and renewed our membership. Then made it home just in time for the snow storm to hit. Any plans to head out were thwarted by one look at the snowy roads. So instead of shopping, I have washed my sheets, emptied my e-mail accounts, lounged around (something I don't do very often) caught up with X-Factor on Hulu. I don't have much time these days to watch TV. So, I am finding it really cool to watch my favorite shows on Netflix or Hulu. I simply love how I can watch episode after episode without having to wait a week to see what happens. It has been
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Yesterday, I blogged all about my new dining table. Today, I gotta share how I discovered that peanut butter will re-move sticky left over from tape. The table legs had been taped together. Since, they sat for 2 months in my garage, through some pretty hot days. When I pulled the tape off there was a nice sticky residue left. I read some where how if you rub peanut butter on the sticky residue that it will wipe right off. So, I gave it a try.
Peanut butter really does clean the sticky off of stuff. Amazing! I simply love the cost: Free.
I rubbed the peanut butter on to all the sticky spots. Let it sit for 2 min. Then with a warm, wet wash rag I wiped it right off.
Monday, November 18, 2013
We inherited a new dining table from my Aunt and Uncle. They it was suppose to be for Holton and his new wife Jasmine. But, it sat in our garage for a couple of months. Until one day. We were getting ready to move into our basement so we can park in the garage for winter. When we had an "aha" moment, this is nicer than ours. After making a phone call and discovering that they didn't need it after all. We brought it inside and took our 10 dollar table out to the garage. Which found a great new home with my mother in-law, who just moved back to Utah. We got the table all put together. I am really, loving the new soft seated chairs that came with it. I am loving the way it fits in our dinning room. I am loving how everyone sits there to do homework, work on their laptops and even eat dinner. Since there were only 4 chairs that came with it. I just happened to have two chairs that work perfect at the end of the table when all 6 of us eat together. Even though most days, Bradley likes to sit at his bar stool. (me smiling) Well, Miss Mustard Seed has inspired me with her recent post on Dining Chair Slips. I want to make some for mine. I am even thinking of re-doing the table and chairs in some color or black to fit my style. But, for now, until I am done this week with my 'State Boards", I will just be enjoying the fact that we have been blessed with a nice dinning table that I actually love, for free. Special thanks to my Aunt and Uncle for giving it to our family.