Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fabric Cadabra

Oh how I wish I could just speak some majic words and all of my projects would be complete and lovely. But in the mean time, its work, work and some more work as we are trying to put some finishing touches on our home to put it on the market. It also means some updates to some of the decor and where better to start than with some nice textural linen fabrics. Here are two of the ones I just received from Ballard's and I am swooning over the texture and quality of them. 

A nice blue linen stripe...

and a chocolate calisto stripe...

These are such yummy fabrics and I can't wait to use these soon!

Sorry posts have been so "non existant" lately, but we're SO busy with our house and trying to enjoy the good weather while we have it, it has been pretty hard to update you on  a regular basis. But hang in there with me, I promise you won't be dissapointed!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Microburst or Tornado

A few weeks ago, we had a storm of wind come through, which they call Microbursts, due to we live at elevation of 8,500 ft. Anywhere else and I think they'd just call it a tornado. We didn't get any damage to our house, although we would of loved to make a roofing claim since as I type, my husband, his brother and dad are all reroofing our house, since it hasn't been done in about 15 years. We're ready to TRY to put it on the market, so this is just one of the few things still needing to be done. Darn the luck, that some of our neighbors got to file claims, but not us. But in all, we feel very blessed that we are all ok and that no one in the County got hurt due to this storm. Things can be replaced, but not lives. 

Trees down everywhere, even the old ones with deep roots.

Down the street from us, the High School lost their roof.

New barn colapses.

Aspens down everywhere, especially up high at tree line. So many were lost. 

I've been ordering fabrics for a few upcoming projects and some new udpates to the home. I'll post details later this week. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ottoman Resources

Thank you all so much for your comments and emails regarding my blog post, The Blessed Wall. I felt so much love from all of you and you will never know how much I appreciate all of your words of encouragement and your continued prayers.

In the midst of all of that, Beckie over at Knock Off Decor

featured the Ottoman Tutorial that my husband and I had built last summer. Thank you, Beckie! I received such a huge response and so many emails of others requesting where I found the furniture legs.

I found them on Ebay, but unfortunately, it was over a year ago and I'm not sure that store is still there. I just did a search for caster furniture legs and browsed around until I found the style I wanted, so you may want to try that. If I ever come across some like them again, I'll be sure to post them your way. Thanks again for all of your blog love and support!! Talking and getting to know all of you is what makes this so much fun, so keep the comments and emails coming, I so look forward to them! And if you're a new follower...WELCOME!