"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."


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!

Closet Caos Day 1!

Guess what! I'm so excited to be starting my newest project of my house(never ending), my DREAM closet! When my husband and I got married we were lucky enough to build our own little cottage in the country. Once a storage barn, now our home. We started converting this barn about three and a half years ago when Charlie and I were engaged. We had to make quick decisions about our home finding the best deals. Since our wedding was about four months away, that's all we had to build our little home.

Really, we had a good amount of time but both Charlie and I worked full time jobs and I lived two hours away so I wasn't much help. All we had time for was the essentials-our bedroom,kitchen,bathroom,and living room.
I don't have a SINGLE closet in my home(What were we thinking? Wedding I guess). Now three years later we've managed to discuss starting my closet. We've have decided to use our attic as a WALK IN closet! This won't be easy however since....

1.It's full of my in-laws stuff(for 25 years).
2.It's an attic- meaning we have to take everything down a flight of stairs.
3.It's an oven in the middle of the summer.
4.It's full of cob webs,spiders and bees!Ahhh!
5.It has peaked walls- a closet nightmare.

However it will all pay off when I see that amazing closet come to life. My heart is fluttering!!! So here it is the horrifying pictures of the attic were starting with! Be prepared - its not for the faint! I have so many ideas flowing through my mind so I will need your guys' help picking things out so stay tuned! OK got to go - got to get back to work!