Thursday, March 28, 2013

Can't Stand The Cuteness

Finally got out the big camera, for some random shots of everyday life here lately

I am sad to say it doesn't come out enough anymore
I love taking pictures not sure why it's taken a back seat but here's to changing that
I will strive to shoot our everyday more often
especially with spring here and summer coming

I was working on the kids photo albums for 2012
eek so behind, but anyway I realized I have a ton
of photos of Maddie including 4 scrapbooks full
and hardly anything for the lil guy
Now I know what my brother felt like he's always
talking about how there were more pictures of me than him... lol 

This little girl is a handful but a good handful
she's a little motormouth, and is crazy smart to
smart really for her own good..
I can't wait to see what lies in her future
I know she is going to big things one day 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Random stuff

Just dropping by for a quick hello

We've been busy spending days:
 Playing outside
Chasing Watching Lizards
Blowing Bubbles
Taking Walks
Working on new Etsy products
Getting My step mom adjusted to the area
Celebrating Daddy's #35 birthday

We have a ton of these little guys running around
the kids love

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Gift Ideas

Holy Easter Baskets 
Easter is next weekend !! Whoa time is flying by

Here are some last minute ideas
there is still time to get a homemade personalized pillowcase
you your little ones basket

Order here today 

Also available in Vintage Fabrics as seen in these photos

These jewelry holders would be perfect for a gift from the bunny
Check out the couple I have in my shop here 

I also have these two crocheted flower pins that would be a great edition to your Easter outfit, Attach to a blazer, sweater, clutch or scarf
or a great Easter Basket Gift 
View here 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Yay!! These Guys (My Parents)
Arrived to NC this past weekend
So delighted they are in the same state well at least one of them is
My Dad is still in Maryland at least till they sell his house
hoping they sell fast or he finds a job do here

My step-mom is here and started a new job this week., exciting time for her
distance is going to be hard hope they make it thru quickly

Friday, March 15, 2013

More Vintage Jewelry Frames

Added more Vintage Jewelry Frames to my shop today
Check them out here 

This first one is so cute I am loving grey and yellow 
here lately and I like the lace like detail of this fabric 

I painted this chunky vintage frame a light gray to
 allow the woodgrain to peek thru some.

These frames are a perfect way to make your jewelry art so to speak
Not only to they look pretty they serve a purpose
I love mine, I love being able to see what jewelry I have
when it's stuck in a dark ole jewelry box you have to dig to find what you are looking for. And that's no fun right

This one is one of my favorites I love the rainbow stripes

The frames are also perfect for hanging/clipping hair bows and headbands
Fun for a teen or a little girl's room
They would make great gifts for Teacher gifts, Bridal Showers, Birthdays, Christmas, Graduation etc.

This one I a great extra large size
lots of room for your jewelry, Bracelets, Necklaces etc

Each frame comes with 4 S hooks for hanging 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Couple New Shop Goodies

Finally sharing a couple new things I added to the my shop Sew Vintage
first is this unique Crocheted Lap Blanket
Has a Seashell design pretty cool
Loving the bright colors, would be cute decor piece for a beach house
or a beach themed room

Here's the link for the listing

And how about these Ladies, Aren't these Vintage Frye Boots awesome!!

      Classic Womens Vintage Frye 7893 Boots Size 6 1/2 B 9 N08340 
   One of the most iconic must have boots to add to your collection. 
This pair is a cowboy boot style from the 1970's I believe 

Love the worn look and feel of leather
Check out the listing here

Thanks for stopping by 
I will be adding a few more goodies next week

Monday, March 11, 2013

Homemade Vinegar Stain Pinterest Project

Happy Monday!!
Sorry I have been MIA I had a large custom
 pillowcase order that I was working on

Thought I would pop in and share another Pinterest Idea that I tried lately
 Have seen a lot of DIY stain recipes out there and
 I loved the sound of this one, Simple & Easy my kind of deal

Ingredients Vinegar + Steel Wool (I used fine grade) = weathered wood stain

I mixed two different jars one with White Vinegar & one with Apple Cinder Vinegar  I decided to try out the stain on a wine crate we had laying around in the garage. We got ours from a local liquor store after they advertised in the paper wine crates for sale. We got like 10 of them to use for storage in the garage and other stuff. Might not hurt to ask someone at your local store if they have any available maybe they would even give you some or give you a good deal on them.

Anyway I let the steel wool soak in the vinegar for a couple days
shake often just to mix real good 

I used a soft rag, dipped it in the White Vinegar 
mixture and applied it all over and inside 

You can use rubber gloves to apply if you are worried
 about your hands smelling. Mine didn't smell to bad 

You can see in the picture above the inside of the box is the color of the box before I applied the stain the outside is after the stain
The vinegar gives it a slightly weathered look, it brings out the grain more

I like how it looks after applying one coat but I decided to go a little further
and try a coat of the Apple Cider Vinegar on top to see what happens 
This time I used the Steel Wool inside of the mixture to apply the stain

And here is the finished product after a couple coats of the Apple Cider Vinegar mixture. The combo of the Steel Wool and the Apple Cider gave it  a dark
look., not sure which look I like better.
I applied a light furniture wax to it after I let it dry in the sun for a day
And I am now using this box as a place to store shoes by the front door

P.S. those boots are getting ready to hit my Etsy shop

Here it sits by the door, not to bad I think I like it there

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wish Come True

Hey there wanted to share some exciting news
my parents home in Maryland is for sale by owner for a couple weeks than they will list it with a realtor
If anyone knows anyone whom might be interested please spread the word

Great house at a Great price!! 
Details below

Here are some details on it pass the word

FOR SALE BY OWNERS:      $208,000         


5571 Drummer Drive 
Preston, MD 21655

Rancher Style home built in 1993 
1.03 acre lot
1728 square feet
Living Room    17x14
Family Room    21x11
Kitchen    15x8
Dining Room    17x11
Master BR        14x11
2nd BR             14x11
3rd BR              11x10
2 full baths – updated with the last 2 years
Garage             30x16
Vinyl siding
Screened Back Porch
Open Front Porch
Heat Pump:  Electric
On-Site Well
Septic System
Ceiling Fans
Hot Water:  Electric


Great house on a corner lot 
Quiet neighborhood, lots of room to grow
Convenient Country living 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Coconut Milk Shampoo

Happy Monday ~
Recovering from a short visit back home in Maryland this weekend
Even thou we were rushed we managed visiting my in laws
and helped my parents with some projects to get their house ready for the market. I can't believe in 2 weeks they will be here well
at least one of them. 
Excited for what the future holds for them
Anyway here is a Pinterest Project I tried recently

Coconut Milk Shampoo
thought I would try to make this after seeing it on Pinterest a couple times
I love anything coconutty, easy to make
I have used it a couple times and works pretty good
I needed a break from my regular shampoo

Here are the ingredients

Coconut Milk (I found mine at Trader Joe's for .99)
Baby Organic shampoo or wash 
Olive oil
Essential Oil (fragrance of your choice)

Simple and Easy to make
mix together 

1/4 cup of Coconut Milk 
1/3 cup of baby (organic) shampoo/wash
1 tsp of Olive Oil
10 to 20 drops of essential oil (I used tangerine) You can find these at a health store or some supermarkets

Mix together or shake well 
I put mine in a lil jar but would probably work better in a squeeze bottle 

I love the shampoo simple to make made
me hair feel less dry

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