Friday, September 25, 2009

Harry Connick, Jr.

Oh yes, that's right a huge pic of Harry Connick Jr. He's so gorgeous, and he sings pretty good too ;) I have seen him in concert, and wow so amazing!

I highly recommend you check out his music. Today only if you go to Oprah's website you can download a FREE song of his from the new cd. The song is a cover of Frank Sinatra's "All The Way" SWOON! Go check it out now!!!

Cork Board...finally!

I have had the supplies for this for over a month now and I finally got the last thing I needed: nail heads! I have been wanting a huge fabric covered cork board for ages...ever since I saw one in a house we considered buying but didnt. Oh well, I have my oversized cork board now!

Wood Board, any size you want
Roll of cork, found at Lowe's
Tape (I used painter's tape to tape the cork down on all corners to adhere to the board- after exhausting using many other options (super glue, hot glue, craft glue, double stick foam), this worked good enough!
Staples and Staple Gun
Fabric, any kind you want but I used an old painter's drop cloth that I wanted to try out for curtains but DH wasn't sold :(
Saw Tooth Hangers, bought at Lowe's
Nailhead Trim, bought on ebay
Nailheads, bought at Hancock Fabrics
Other things you will need: Nails, Scissors, Level, Ruler

Directions: Pretty simple, but time consuming.

1) Nail saw tooth hangers to back of the board
. (I used 2).

2) Roll out the cork (as many layers as you want-I used 3.) and lay out onto your board. Tape down all corners.

3) Cover board with fabric, pull fabric tight to smooth out wrinkles and staple back side all edges. Trim excess fabric.

4) Lay out nailhead trim to where you want it, add nailheads and hammer them tight-all four sides.

This is not the permanent place for the cork-board- it will go in the kitchen... whenever thats done! I just had to hang it up to see how it looked :)

Friday, September 18, 2009


So we stopped by Macy's today to get a few gifts, and as we approached the 2nd floor via the escalator Holiday Lane or whatever its called smacked us in the face...and behind me I heard a child like gasp then a squeal, "Christmas!!!!" LOL, it was H. He loooves everything Christmas, and so do I but I was truly shocked to already see the glitter and gorgeous ornaments and decor out. They know how to make us in the mood for the holidays, don't they. Because of Macy's I am starting on my dinner list right now :)

H really wanted to check out all of the stuff, but I didnt want to yet spoil that season this early, so I kept on moving to our destination to get our gifts. As I approached the Macy's customer service desk to check out, a young girl was playing with her phone and probably texting, ignoring us as we stood waiting to be checked out....Grrrr!

Young kids today really piss me off, they have no respect and care in this world. She acted like we were bothering HER by making a $140 purchase on 2 goodness it was so hard to scan those two items and btw she almost forgot my request for a gift receipt-oh the horror! (Sense my sarcasm). I hope at least Martha Stewart and Macy's appreciates our purchase, because the sales associate that has a job didn't.
Oh yeah, the holiday season now under 100 days away. And yes, I still believe.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Im on a roll!

Remember this wall basket I have been lusting over? Well, It's finally on sale at Urban Outfitters...but still too rich for my blood at $29.99. Im crossing my fingers it goes cheaper!

Sooo busy!

Ok, obviously I have been really busy-I havent posted since August :(
As for my "on deck" list...I have the supplies for the felted acorns and almost
everything to do my new cork board. I plan
to finish these up by next week.
The other projects....hmmm not much time right now.

Switching gears...The Office starts back up tonight- YAY!!! I started up on the Office just recently and am completely caught up. I am in love with me he is the perfect guy in every way. Shhhh, don't tell H. ;)