Thursday, December 2, 2010

Laundry Room Reorganization!

So today, I have had enough of my messy laundry room. I got up when my husband went to school and off to Target to get a couple of grocery items and something to organize this mess of a space! I ended up buying this Re-Organize Wire Shelving unit for $42.99 and it worked like a charm.  I would love to put up before and after pics, but I honestly can't show the "before" pics- they are hideous and embarrassing! LOL :) I feel much better after getting this all fixed and on top of that I got to shop at my favorite time- early in the morning when there is practically no one in Target. :)

Lastly, I want to encourage all of you out there that live in a small house and tight spaces that organization is possible! My house (should I tell you?) is only 975 Sq. Ft. but I have found lots of new ways to organize in small spaces. I will post some other things I have done recently to clean up and make things more compact in the future...Have a great Day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Before and After Dresser

Good morning everyone! There is a giveaway going on at  It's snowing here at my house and I am staying nice and warm inside my cozy little house. I love this time of year- if of course I don't have to get outside too much. :) Today I am posting a few pics of my work in progress dresser in my bedroom. I have slowly been looking for things to dress it up and it has taken time. Not to mention, I'm not supposed to be spending money but I sort of went on a shopping spree last night while my husband was coaching basketball. Does this happen to anyone else? I love to shop and about every 6 months I just get in this mood where I don't care how much I spend or what I buy, I just want to buy! It's like that movie- I can't think of the name of it- something like "Confessions of a Shopaholic" I think where the green scarf and the window displays talk to the girl in the movie? That's me. Not all the time luckily or I would be in debt up to my eyeballs, but every once in a while I just get this urge- good thing my husband is a patient man and doesn't get upset. Ok, enough rambling, :) on to the pics.

Mentionable: I originally got this dresser from a Goodwill near my house that receives all of Target's salvage items including online returns to the store. It had a broken panel in it before I put it together so I called the number in the box and they sent me the missing piece for free. I paid $40.00 dollars for the dresser since it was marked half of Target's price and it was half off day at Goodwill! Great deal and in perfect condition.

 The mirror I got for $7.00 at a garage sale and painted white when I got it home. It was a disgusting brown color. I wasn't dressed for the day when I took these pics, hence my arm sticking out taking the pic in the mirror. :) The lamp I got at a garage sale too. Perfect condition.

Next I added a large vase and sprigs to the corner that I found at T.J. Maxx (one of my all time favorite stores) and then printed off the black and white umbrella off the computer and put it in a frame I already had.

Last night, while on my shopping spree I found these decorative balls for $1.98 at Pier One Imports and the bowl at T.J. Maxx.  I love the look now but felt it still need a little something.

I added this Christmas tree made of red holly berries to add a little color and fill in the rest. And just for effect, here is a final before and after. I may end up rearranging it again, but for now, it's staying this way.  :)



Have a great day!!!! :)

Monday, November 29, 2010


And the winner is..... Christina C. Christina chose the beautiful warm spring colors pillow cover.
--Christina, please email me at so I can get your address etc. to send you your prize. 
 Everyone else- stay posted for the next giveaway for December!

Have a great 3 weeks of shopping for Christmas! I will be posting a gift guide shortly when I can find the time to post and not sew! :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Sale and Giveaway!

Ok- It's black Friday - Have you been up all night? I have to say I have not, but I am 6 months pregnant- that may have something to do with it. :) I am offering 10% off any item in my shop today using the coupon code "NOV10". Also, along with that, you can enter to win a giveaway of your choice from the shop.

1. Become a follower of this blog.
2. Visit and leave a comment here telling you favorite item from the shop.
Giveaway ends at 12AM Midnight 11-26-10. Winner will be randomly chosen on Saturday morning 11-27-10.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mad About Color

In light of the fact that I am expecting my first baby and I am finding out this coming Wednesay if I'm having a girl or a boy, I couldn't resist posting about this lovely ETSY shop I found! Mad About Color has lots of sales and I can see why! All so cute!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gorgeous, Luxurious Fabric

With my shop "Purple Pajamas", I purchase a whole lot of fabric and have found it all at lots of different places, but one of my favorites and next fabric to purchase is from a place called "Serena and Lily."  They have some of the most "clean crisp" fabric that is amazing quality and beautiful!!!! Here are a few of my favorite fabrics and collections......

Thursday, November 11, 2010


How often do you find yourself wanting to just throw EVERYTHING out of a closet and start over? Well, it happens to me often and now that I'm not teaching school I can do just that. I live in a very small house so reorganizing takes some thought and preparation but I'm making progress. If you need a little boost  to get yourself motivated, turn on some good music, buy some organizing containers, look at some organizational pictures and get with it! Here are some I like. If I get around to taking my own pics, I'll post those too!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My new ETSY shop!!!!

I just opened my new ETSY shop on Wednesday of last week and have made 4 sales already! I love making these clutches! They are so cute and I want to keep them all for myself. :) Here are a few of my first clutches. I will be making lots more and in different sizes too but right now we're into the small.

I also offer deluxe gift wrapping for $4.90.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Curtains and Lampshade Escapade

I posted a while back that I was working on curtains with the same fabric as my headboard covering and I am now done with them. Here is the finished product.

Definitely needs some color. :) Can't decide what color though. What do you think?

I then covered a lamp shade today and think I'm going to change it to a more contrasting color and do something with the chains but here is my "work in progress."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My new site!

-It's been a while since I have posted- I've been so busy running my cleaning business and ETSY and now my new website ! It is far from being finished but I'm working on it. I will be getting lots of purses, handbags, and shoes in addition to the handmade ETSY shops listed there. What can I say-Since I can't shop constantly I will sell what I love to buy! :) The featured item for yesterday was this adorable tutu dress!

Isn't she just too cute!? Go to to see more!

And for today is a cover for an iPhone from
! I think I'm going to buy one of these. They are so unique and cute. She also does custom orders so if you have a different phone, I think she would be able to accommodate you as long as you can provide the dimensions.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Covering my headboard...

Hi everyone! I have been on bedrest for the last couple of weeks and am now off (thank God! I was about to go insane! lol :) ) I have been wanting to completely revamp my bedroom for a while now and just this week actually started on it. Here is one of the first things I did. Covering my headboard was a lot easier than I thought and didn't cost a whole lot since all the home decor fabric was 60% off last week at Joann's. I got this beautiful fabric for only $13.99 a yard!


I added 2 inch foam to fill in the empty space...

Measured and cut fabric by laying the fabric over the headboard and allowing for some extra to wrap around back for stapling...

Lastly, using a staple gun, I stapled the fabric to the back of the headboard and TaDa!

I am in the process of making new curtains for my windows so I will show my finished product when I'm done with those.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Since I am expecting my first baby, I've been looking at lots of nursery ideas. Here are a few I really like. My nursery is already a grayish taupe so some of these would not need a lot of extra paint.

I'm not all about PINK, PINK, PINK for a girl but I think this one would be great for a girl!

Can you tell I like blue? :)

And last but not least...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Idea Board

I am doing a custom order for a girl and threw this idea board together today for her. It always helps to visualize what you want.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A new look to my Living Room

I am loving these living rooms and am about to venture into doing mine in one of these schemes! They are beautiful yet functional!

... Not a living room but love these colors. My walls are already a creamy yellow, so no new paint. :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The wonder of STRIPES

I got this wonderful idea from Emily A. Clark! I wanted something to spruce up my kitchen on my week off and I found just the thing. Here are my before and after pics.

Doesn't this just make all the difference in the world?! :)

The white stripes tie in with the white cabinets beautifully!