September 2010

More rooms in the dream house

by J.S. on September 30, 2010

in Random Musings

The Study

From Lonny via Desire to Inspire

A little bit of trivia for ya, that picture hanging above the fireplace is taken from the painting “Christina’s World” which was done by Andrew Wyeth in 1948. Christina was his neighbor and was paralyzed. He saw her through a window of her house crawling across the grass. He was inspired by the idea that due to her illness, this view was her entire world. Fun fact, Wyeth’s wife posed for the painting. That’s her torso you see. Thank you art history minor! Now go impress your friends.

Alternate Kitchen…in case things go better than planned and I move into a bigger house.

from Desire to Inspire, photo from Susan Gilmore

The hood and vintage appliances makes me weak in the knees.

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The Master Bath

by J.S. on September 30, 2010

in Random Musings

image from House of Turquoise

There are no words.

Actually, there are a couple, I’d add a chandelier.

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Designs for my home.

by J.S. on September 30, 2010

in Random Musings

I’m designing the dream home in my head today. You just saw the bedroom, no make that guest room. Here’s the kitchen.

From Elements of Style Blog

I love everything about this room. Those are such basic cabinets, that you could totally make this work for very little money. A little primer, little paint, some new knobs. I love the table too. And the floor. And the appliances. Ok, you get the idea. I heart this room.

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Dreaming of this room…

by J.S. on September 30, 2010

in Random Musings

From Dreamy Whites

I love old doors. There so much you can do with them and they tell a little story and look like art. Even a door that is a little less than beautiful looks lovely when placed the right way.

Side note, I love that hutch to.

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I'm ready for halloween.

by J.S. on September 30, 2010

in Random Musings

From indiehandmade.com

Since I had some success with the first dinner party, I decided step out like a big shot and have another one. I’m having some girls over for a little craft exploration this month. I’m also thinking I’m go to bite the bullet and have a Halloween dinner party. I refuse to spend this Halloween depressed let down by the great pumpkin. Last thought on that, I want to eat those apples. I love that they’re cracked, it’s a built-in excuse. “I didn’t drop that apple on the floor (yes I did) it’s suppose to be that way!”

photo from indiehandmade.com

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I went to see Sara Bareilles last night at The Orpheum in Los Angeles. If you’ve never heard of her please educate yourself immediately, you’re embarrassing me. If she’s coming to your town, run, don’t walk over to Ticketmaster and give that credit card a work out. She has talent oozing from her pores. Really it’s like an infection that I wish I would catch. Her band is adorable, music is rockin’, she likes to drink on stage. She truly is the perfect Poor Girl artist and we love her for it. She’s just starting her tour so you have no excuse.

Also, if you can listen to her first single, off the second albulm, King Of Anything and not want to immediately start dancing around in your undies, then I don’t think we should be friends anymore. No, seriously.

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Those of you who know me know that I love to send cards and I can be one sarcastic lady. I finally found a card company that says all things I need a card to say. Bald Guy Greetings has all the piss and vinegar you wish you had.

Sidenote/life lesson: NEVER send a card like this to your grandma. Even if you think she’ll laugh. She won’t. grandma’s have zero sense of humor. I sent mine a card with a joke about drinking, cause, drinking is kinda her favorite pastime, and she totally didn’t laugh! Not even a smile. So lesson learned. No funny/ true cards for grandma.

From Bald Guy Greetings

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Great Smocking Tutorial

by J.S. on September 29, 2010

in Handmade

I’ve been feeling extra crafty lately and after a few conversations with friends, some of you are too. So today I’ll be posting some projects that I want to try. My hope is that one of you will have more follow through then I do and actually make one of these. If you do, please share the creative love and send me some photos!

Honeycomb Smocking Tutorial by Tumbling Blocks

from tumbling blocks

I don’t know about you, but I for one am impressed. I’m thinking of using this idea on a few clutches I’m currently attempting (more on those another day). With the holiday’s coming I’m hoping you’re getting inspired to at least attempt making a gift. Cash is tight for everyone and time is always a valued commodity. Giving a handmade gift shows that you care enough to spend your time on that person. It doesn’t have to be perfect, mine certainly won’t be, but it really is the thought that counts.

Send me photos of your projects and I’ll post them here. thepoorgirlblog@gmail.com

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Wanna make a skirt? Shirr!

by J.S. on September 29, 2010

in Handmade

from Flossie Teacakes

First things first, if you’ve never visited Flossie Teacakes and you want to learn to sew then you must make a point to stop by. She’s lovely and her instructions are fabulous. Now for the skirt above, I’ve always wanted to know how to make a dress by shirring. It looks impossibly hard but like most things, turns out it’s pretty simple. I’m so pleased with my sundress that I think I now have the guts to give this pretty a try. Florence goes into a lot of detail and she even drew some pics to explain. Gotta love that!

Let me know if you try this!

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I have a confession

by J.S. on September 28, 2010

in Random Musings

cuteoverload.com

My name is Jessica and I’m a cake-a-holic. I ate two cupcakes today, actually let me be really honest, two cupcakes in an hour. I know, I am ashamed.  They were from Magnolia and they were ridiculous. I immediately went into a comma after the second one. I think I need to detox.

There’s a box behind me with two more cupcakes…

Voice of Reason: “Step away from the box.”

Me: “Would three really be so awful?”

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