Thursday, July 16, 2015

Agate: A Little Slice of Heaven

Something about naturally occurring sparkle that makes it seem refined and elegant enough to use in home decor. So imagine my excitement in coming across Freckles Chick’s blog post about how she created art from agate coasters she bought at West Elm.  I can totally do this!! I l was hoping to find some slices that were larger than the 4 inch coasters  so I set out to find a seller where I could find slightly larger pieces in the color I wanted.  That is where I found Light Accents by Linda. She shipped 3 pieces of 6-7 inches.  I purchased some Gold Rub n Buff and set off to create.  It was surprisingly easy and not messy at all.  (The smell is pretty intense though.) 

My frames are from West Elm I scooped them up during a 20% off sale. I didn't need to use any adhesive to attach the slices because they were thick enough to rest between the glass and the back of the frame. I love the way they look with the couch and the creamy color of the walls.  What do you think?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

New Cookop at Casa~Pena

We finally did it!  We said sionora to the ceramic cooktop.  Having a ceramic cook top seems like a good idea but I am here to tell you it is not.  This stove collected so much dust, dirt, spots, etc.  I spent more time cleaning it than I ever did cooking on it.  Not to mention all of our appliances are stainless so it made more sense to match the rest of the kitchen.

We chose to stick with the same brand (Whirlpool) because the space cut out of the counter was the same exact dimensions. Can you see all the little particles and spots that collect on the surface:

It was a fairly simple process of disconnecting the gas, unplugging the cooktop, and lifting it out.  My husband cleaned the counter around the opening and put down new foam tape to seal the edges.  We placed the new cooktop in the opening.

Doesn't it look so much nicer?  It matches the rest of the kitchen and gives me a flat surface to place pans when I take them out of the oven.  I am one happy cook today!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Organization for School

When my life gets hectic, I organize so in preparation for our new busy schedule I have been busy labeling, making check-lists, and creating daily hangers for Tyler's clothes.

For school, it is required that I label all of Tyler's clothes and lunch box items.  After reading about Name Bubbles on Teal & Lime I knew they were what I wanted. I do love my sharpies but Name Bubbles are (dare I say it) even cooler!  And they are washing machine/dishwasher safe!  I have been busy labeling everything I can find.  :-)

Since my husband will be the one getting Tyler ready and dropped off in the mornings I wanted to make it as easy on him as possible.  I made a checklist for the front door to remind him of all the things Tyler will need to have with him before they leave for school.

Once I had labeled all of Tyler's clothes, I got a little label crazy and decided to make hangers for each day of the week so that I could pick out his outfits on Sunday afternoon and Jeff could just grab off the proper hanger and go in the morning.

Here's hoping these little changes help make the big changes easier!