Friday, October 30, 2009

Our Kitchen Cabinets

Don’t you just love my flashy titles? Anyway, with money being short having to completely rebuild pretty much our whole house (foreclosure) we were only able to afford the upper cabinets for our kitchen.

We bought them unstained and the hubbs and my brother hung them up.

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Then I got to pick out the stain. I really don’t like the look of stained wood, so I picked out an ebony color.

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I like them a lot. I think the color will look good with all our black appliances. The front of the doors still need sealer and then handles.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Little Man’s Stool

I bought this ugly green stained stool at a Goodwill for 2 bucks. It was going to be a chair for the computer, but the desk that I ended up buying came with a bench already. Plus my son loved it too much and though it was his. I don’t have a before picture.


You can’t really tell in the last two pictures, but it’s dark brown and the “S” is silver and gold-ish brown.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Ella’s Halloween Costume

I had won a tutu at a luncheon that my Mom, Sister and myself went to  a few weeks ago, but it was too big for her. I had already planned on making her one for her costume and had bought all the stuff  from the store. I started it last night and got such a HUGE headache I couldn’t finish it. It only took like an hour and a half altogether to finish it, probably less.

Miss Ella modeling her new tutu.

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PS. I took these pictures with the vacuum on. Don’t I feel smart.



Thursday, October 22, 2009


I’m a little behind and was catching up on reading my comments and saw that I was featured on the blog Someday Crafts for Ella’s ragamuffin garland in her room. Kinda cool so I thought I might share.

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Christopher’s Room

I’ve been meaning to put pictures of this on here for a while. I made another ragamuffin garland this time for my son’s room. He saw the letters at the store and wanted them. They were only a dollar each so I was like “What the heck”. I actually made it the night before I had Ella. I was crafting away trying to get my mind off the surgery. Which turned out to a piece of cake btw. I’ll come up with a less cluttered place to hang it, but this is where it ended up seems how I also hung it the night before the extraction.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Ella Belle Morgan Schoettler

She’s finally here!

IMG_2021Friday October 9th, 11:33 am- 8lbs 3 oz - 20 1/2 inches

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The doctor actually let me go home a day early. I feel really good. It’s so much different than last time. And I know I’m speaking too early, but this whole having two kids thing doesn’t seem all that difficult. Yet…


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkins In The Bathroom

My bathroom is UGLY. Very ugly. It’s the last room in the house that hasn’t been torn out yet. Because we need it still. It has a new toilet in it and everything else is stained and old. I can’t even stand to take pictures of it. Anyway, I saw somewhere online how to make toilet paper pumpkins. I don’t remember where. But, I wanted at least one nice looking thing in that horrible bathroom. Especially since we will probably be having a few guests over after Ella is born. Which happens to be tomorrow. Oh my goodness. Tomorrow! Wow… It’s a scheduled c-section so at 9:30 on October 9th, I will be wheeled into surgery. Terrifying!! Okay where was I…. My pumpkins!!


Don’t you just love the GORGOUS tile? Believe it or not it goes all the way to the ceiling in a million colors.


Can you tell I got a new camera? I thought so. Look how clear my pictures are!! I love my hand twisted copper vines. I picked the sticks off our peach tree. I told my husband I found them on the ground when he asked.

Are you still interested in what the rest of the outhouse bathroom looks like? Okay…


We do NOT use this shower in case anyone was wondering. The faucet is literally falling out of the wall.


I love the lovely mix of colors. It looks like someone barfed up the ocean.


I know you can’t see it too well, but that little gold hook just makes me think of all the Neat things I could hang from it.

Okay that’s about it for now.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mod Podged Shoes Giveaway!

Okay when Erika from Oops I Craft My Pants first posted her Mod Podged shoes, I went searching through my house to find a suitable pair to fix up. I didn’t find one. So, I was so excited to see the she’s having a giveaway and is giving away a pair in the size and color you want. Yeaaaaa!!!

So head over and make to sure enter and check out her other neat projects!! Giveaway ends on Saturday, October 10 at 10 pm~~

Monday, October 5, 2009

My First Ragamuffin Garland

I’ve seen those ragamuffin garlands everywhere, then saw Nester's tutorial and being just days away from having Ella, I had to try it. When first doing her room, I had wanted to get those wooded letters to spell out her name. It was too much on a nothing budget, so instead I printed out her name in a font that I found on I cut them out and hung them from some ribbon and lace I had lying around. Free. Then my husband took way too long to hang it up and I’m so glad because it goes soooo much better with her room now. It looked like paper hanging from a ribbon before and now…….



Ohhh I love it so much! I also won this adorable tutu at a luncheon that I went to Saturday.


I’m going to use it for her halloween costume, along with this tiara headband I made.



I’m linking up to Kimba's blog party for DIY Tuesday!

Make sure to go check out all the other projects!


Friday, October 2, 2009

Strider Running Bike Giveaway!

The Bragging Mommy is having a Giveaway! It’s for an awesome bike called The Strider Running Bike.

No pedals, no training wheels!

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Yes I’m Horrible

I made another halloween decoration. I saw these Photo Holders on My Repurposed Life’s blog and it reminded me a little of this flower holder thingy I made a while back.



So I decided to mix the two and came up with this. I’ll make it quick and just post a picture. But, I think its caaaute! My 2 year old calls the skulls boogaboogas. I found the wood outside and stripped the copper out of some wires I had saved for crafting. Skulls came from the dollar store.



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