9.03.2009

I'm Back!

Hi everyone! How've you been? I have missed you all!

I had a great couple of weeks where I really cut back on my activities. Like Nina, I was really starting to feel like this:

...and I wanted to just pull my hat over my eyes like Henry and take a good, long nap.

So I did! Of course, I didn't stop working on all my little projects, because, well, that would just be silly. But I read a few books, took some naps, (ah, went thrift store shopping), and generally gave myself a break.

Want to see something I did while I was gone? After a year of looking, I finally found a frame to match a project I've been wanting to do. (Yep, I am cheap. Could've bought one dozens of times but didn't want to pay full price! Thank God for Goodwill!)

Pretty frame, huh? (Ahem.) Well, I had this cute toile fabric that I'd had monogrammed awhile back (by the same woman who did this), just hoping that I would find a frame to fit it. I finally found a frame, and couldn't get home fast enough to spray paint it a nice chocolate brown and hang it above my bedside table.

Please ignore the glamorous wire in the photo and focus on the cuteness of my monogram. OK? :)

I'll be back next week to show you more projects that have kept me busy in my absence. Have a great weekend!


44 comments:

The Little Red Shop said...

Welcome back and have a beautiful holiday weekend!

: )

Julie M.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

this post is so cute! love the new frame and monogram (and I would have waited it out patiently like you did, haha!) hope you and those sweet cute kiddos are doing great!

Amber said...

LOVE the monogram on the toile! Sometimes I'm patient like you to find what I want at Goodwill or a tag sale, but sometimes I just break down and find it on sale because I feel like I have bad luck finding what I "need"! I'm glad you found the perfect frame you needed for your monogram!

Jodee Leader said...

Welcome back! That turned out soooo cute!

Hope you have a great weekend!

duchess said...

Very cute & love the fabric. I was completely distracted by the cuteness factor until you pointed out the wire. :)
Glad you had a nice break - enjoy your labor day weekend.

Kelli said...

I love it. It really adds something to the wall. Great job at being patient. I can be like that too.

Amanda said...

Glad you are back, missed ya! Hope you are back to posting daily again soon.

Ally0005 said...

Oh my, that is beautiful!!!!! Very cute picture of Henry.

Ally

Shannon said...

Welcome back! I've missed your posts. That frame is perfect for your monogram! Love it!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love your project-Isn't it the little things that make us so happy!?
I bet Nina and Henry are also singing a new tune after this post! :)
(And it is good to see ya!)

Sandy Toes said...

Very pretty...

What cute pictures of your kids!
sandy toe

Shilo said...

The pictures of the kids are so precious!
Love your little toile project! Isn't it rewarding to make yourself wait for something and then have it come together so beautifully?!
Blessings! Have a great weekend!
Shilo

Shilo said...

The pictures of the kids are so precious!
Love your little toile project! Isn't it rewarding to make yourself wait for something and then have it come together so beautifully?!
Blessings! Have a great weekend!
Shilo

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

WELCOME back! Love the Toile Frame. That pic of Nina is Adorable.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

You have a beautiful monogram - looks great in a frame!

Let it Shine said...

Looks so cute! I a monogram junkie! Those are precious pics of both your kids.
My first time to comment on your blog, but have been following for awhile. I enjoy reading about your family and projects - they are both adorable. And our daughters are about the same age :)
Take care -
Alyshia

Jboo said...

Welcome back -- you were missed! Oh my -- that turned out so great! I knew you'd be working on projects during your break! Have a great weekend!

Janet

Southern Fried Gal said...

Cute! Welcome back.

Be sure to pop over and enter my blogoversary giveaway by tomorrow!

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southerninspiration said...

yes, indeed you were missed...what cute pics. And my eye was totally drawn away from the wire by the adorable monogrammed toile fabric and frame.......perfect together!

suzanne

Sunny said...

Is that the Central Park toile in robin's egg and brown? It sure looks like it! I just special ordered 2yds of that for pillows!

Glad you are back!

Eloise said...

Welcome back! I missed you. Love the new frame with your monogram. :)

Darlene said...

Awwww aren't sleeping children THE cutest things!?! Love your new frame with the monogram...too CUTE! Glad you rested up and are back.

Danielle said...

Love the monogramed toile! Beautiful! So glad your back!

julie & joe said...

Beautiful monogram! Maybe I need to pull out my embroidery machine and make a few.

Victoria said...

Love the monogram! Very chic! Looking away from the cord.... ;)

Joanna said...

That turned out really pretty!

Beth said...

Glad you're back. Cute mongram. And I didn't even notice the wire ;).

Blessings,
Beth

sarah m said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you enjoyed your break. :) LOVE the monogram frame...great find!

Kristi said...

So good to see you back! Your project is cute! As are the photos of your kiddos!

Queen Bee said...

What cuties! Your project turned out great. Some things are just worth the wait!
Have a great weekend!
Missy

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

glad you're back, and that you had a restful few weeks! you did a fabulous job with that frame!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Welcome Back!! I am glad you got a much needed little bloggy break....but I am happy to see you kept going on your projects:) I really love the frame with the monogrammed fabric.....what a great idea!!

Hope you enjoyed your summer.....can't believe how much the kids have grown!! Seems like yesterday you were pregnant!


Enjoy your Labor Day weekend:)

Lisa

Jennifer said...

Such cute pictures!! Welcome back!

Courtney said...

So cute. I love the cicle frame!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Welcome Back! You know I love me some toile! Very cute project!

Manuela

SoBella Creations said...

Welcome Back! I'm glad you had a wonderful time off from blogging.

Twice as Nice said...

Your kids are just too darn cute!

P.S. We still need your address!!!

Mandi Shandi said...

Glad you took a break. I have been taking a bit of a break as well until school starts this week. Love the new monogram and I can't wait to see what else you have been up to!

Wendy said...

That looks really nice!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

WE all need a vacation...mine made me MORE tired rofl! LOVE your frame. cherry

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oooh, that's beautiful! You know, I wouldn't have noticed the wire if you hadn't said something! :)

'US' said...

Love, love, love your blog! I've been following your blog to check out all of your great creative craft ideas, they're AWESOME!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Your little ones are so cute..Everyone need me time.. Glad to see ya back..

rebecca said...

You are so creative. You give me so much inspiration. I would have never thought that cheesy mirror could look so elegant with a little spray paint and something beautiful to place inside. Who would've thunk it! Obviously, not me!!