"Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long as the is hope, there is joy in living."


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hello All My Bloggie Friends!

Ok, well shame on me! Ive been away for awhile:0(. Let me tell you all about it! So this last summer was amazing with graduating beauty school(woo whoo!), starting my new career along with my boutique furniture to keep up on and HOUSE SHOPPING!!!! If any of you out there have bought a house I feel for you. It has been the longest process ever, and boy the biggist emotional roller coaster I've ever been on! Just finding a house you like then to actually get your offer accepted...pheww its alot of work and I've never signed my name so many times. I now understand the saying "sign your life away!"

I am one happy camper these days, enjoying life and soon to be new home and my wonderful hubby. Ive had to put alot of things on the sidelines for awhile. I cant wait untill everything is settled! I want to get back to my furniture!
I thought I would share some of my top 3 choices of Houses:

House #1

This house is amazing!Fully furnished home built in 1942. Cute with tons of character!

House #2

This is my absolute favorite house! A darling victorian house with an outstanding view!

House # 3

I love this victorian home! Five bedrooms and an amazing deck!

Stayed tuned for my reveal of which home will be mine!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tattered Houses Fall Flea Market Was A Huge Success!!!

Well here I am! Its been awhile but I'll show you why... Sunday was Tattered Houses Fall Flea Market in old Roseville and it was amazing! I had such a good time! There was so many amazing vendors! We where up in the early AM to be here. We unloaded three trucks, two trailors and a van in order to make this happen! All day the weather was back an forth with rain and sunshine. Regardless it was such a successful day! Big THANK YOU to Bobbi,Pam,Sam,Heather,Linda,Carl and Charlie for all the help and support of each other! I cant wait for our next visit with the Tattered House girls!

Here is Bobbi and I!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Long Time No Blog!

Hi Everyone!
Its been so long since I blogged! It feels good to be back! I have had so much going on in my life. All very exciting! I will have to tell you all about it on another post but I just wanted to say Hi to All, I've missed you:0)!

Also check out GiveawayScout.com. Recently they contacted me about my giveaway and asked if I wanted to join them. Its a really cool site that shows tons of fellow bloggers and thier giveaways! Dont miss it!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Look For Not Too Shabby!

Here we are, this cute little shoppe in Historic Folsom! We added a few red lanterns for a fun summer feel.

Do you love our open sign? We brightened up the front door with some new beautiful red roses. Come by and visit us! We have new merchandise arriving daily!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dreaming of a White Closet

When I think of closet I think of white, organized, clean. I think of chandeliers and my heels perfectly displayed, a beautiful upholstered french chair....

OK, OK, who am I kidding? Although I dream of having a gazillion dollar closet like Kimora....

or extravagant of extravagant Mariah Careys closet, I have to be a little more practical...

I'm thinking a little more Carrie Bradshaw ...

But still dreaming of this...

Eventually with something white, a chandelier, and a little touch of Cierra, I hoping for a glamorous look like this. So simple, so elegant and so perfect!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thank You To All My New Followers! We're at 50! Lets Do 50 More!

If anyone is out there and wants to spread some love, I would be oh, so happy for you to share my giveaway button. I can't wait to reach 100 followers! I have uploaded some new and exciting things to my blog. Facebook being one of them.So check out my past years pictures of shabby goodies I've worked on! Also what's happening in Historic Folsom,California.
Thinking of this last year so many things have changed with the business and economy. Some not great but some really amazing.
I moved to a new shop back in January with a leap of faith. Well it's been great so far, better than ever expected. A big THANK YOU to Bobbi, owner of Not Too Shabby, for having me join her. Shes just a really great person,so inspiring and creative. My thoughts and prayers are to her and her family right now.
With the economy down fall, I think it has taken us all back. But in return it has taught me to simplify my life. Why have all the anxiety? Enjoy the finer things in life:o)
Being in the shop working as we speak, gets me to thinking how thankful I am for a great life, great husband( working with me today)and just being able to do what I love every day.
Thanks again to all my new followers,although I don't have to many it means alot to know that people are out there with the same love as you. I think whether in good times or bad we should all be out there to support one another to keep our smiles.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Donation Day!

OK I promised my husband I would donate some clothes and things while I had some time off from school. Here it is proof!

The car was so loaded I could barely shut the doors or the trunk.

See how small my car is?! Yeah I know its super dirty.

I could only imagine what people thought when I drove by! He he.

It was such a gorgeous day I stopped to take a picture of the canyon I drive through everyday to get to town. We live in the country so its always a drive to somewhere. Inst beautiful? I appreciate it everyday(except when I need to be somewhere in a hurry).

Some awesome reasons why we should donate. Its nice to know it goes toward a good cause.I went to a local Snowline Hospice. This is what their website tells us. Do you research and find out what your really donating too!

Snowline Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to meeting the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those who are nearing the end of life's journey. Our goal is to enhance the living, comfort the dying and support the grieving with compassion and dignity.

Hospice benefits are included in Medicare and Medi-Cal and most health insurance plans. The uninsured are also served at Snowline Hospice through funds received from the proceeds of our four thrift stores, processing center, individual donations, fundraisers, and the United Way. At Snowline, neither patient nor family will ever receive a bill for services.

Monday, July 5, 2010

DIY~What To Do With Those Ugly Dining Chair Cushions~ Hide Them! ;0)

Ok, I know this looks cheesy to start with but I promise it will look perfect! If your like me and always on the go it's ok to find some short cuts when you can :0)

So to start, I just cut out my piece of fabric to fit the cushion. I'm leaving the old fabric on to help keep the shape. However, if the fabric was dirty or in bad condition I would take it off. It's also my own piece so if you don't tell I won't
;0). A simple short cut.

Here I staple the fabric, working around the corners. Simple.

Stapling finished.

Here is the almost finished look. I want to add a little more to it...

I decided to add some decorative tacks to give the chair more style.
*TIP: Hold the tack with needle nose pliers to keep in place while hammering. Will save you SO much time. I've tried this before without the pliers - outcome - smash my fingers and bend the tack in half - very frustrating!

See how easy.... You can do it!

Here is the finished look! Fabulous!

Before Picture - UGLY

After - Beautiful

Well, I hope I inspired you to re-cover your cushions. Do away with the boring, glam it up. Bring new life to your dinning room table. It's so simple!