Friday, January 28, 2011


Chris has now re-named me HOLLY HOMEMAKER because I have FINALLY started learning how to sew!! I think I wasoutside playing with bugs during the time that my grandma DeWitt was teaching Kami and Capri how to sew when we were little....
Like I've said before, I've been a little discouraged about how to decorate my bedroom... Every other room is pretty much decorated at our house, but our bedroom has been majorly neglected!
SO>>> I finally found some curtains that I liked and thanks to my fabulous sister KAMI, I've started to sew a few things tomatch and make parts of my bedding!

Following this tutorial here from a cute blog I found called PRUDENT BABY, KAMI taught me how to sew Shams for my bed! They turned out super cute, I love them!

After I told Chris about my fun filled afternoon of sewing shams with Kami, I KNEW I wanted a sewing machine! Chris was waaaaaaaaayyyyyyy ahead of me! He stopped by his mom's house and grabbed her sewing machine for me and brought it home :)

All in all, I guess you could say I'm on a roll with this sewing kick! I decided to try a throw pillow, but couldn't find a tutorial, so I made up my own instructions :) I found the fabric and border at JO ANN's. I think it turned out super cute, and its given me a few more ideas for different pillows to make and put on my bed! I've decided to do more of an antique look in my room with black and creams, with accents of pink! So far, I LIKE!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


So, I think its safe to say that I am definitely SPOILED ROTTEN.

Here's the story:
I had a hard day yesterday.... SCHOOL started for me, and even though I am only there on Mondays and Wednesdays, WEDNESDAYS ARE KILLER. I was at school from 9AM to 7:30PM. Thats right.. 10 and a half hours of being on ASU's campus. For those that know me really well, know that I HATE SCHOOL, but I do it because I know I need to get my degree and so I suck it up and just do it. Well, not only was I exhausted and miserable from the long terrible hours bestowed upon what is my Wednesday's, but I also have been procrastinating working on my BEDROOM and how to decorate it. I like to think of myself as pretty reasonable when it comes to shopping and decorating my house. I look for sales and usually get pretty good deals for my money. Well, my bedroom has been somewhat of a challenge for me because I have a good idea of how I want it to turn out, but I have been neglecting it because I am not sure about a few things (bedding, patterns, etc). HOWEVER, the one thing that I am sure of that I want to go into my bedroom is pretty expensive....I found a beautiful chandelier at the fabulous ZGALLERIE, and I've wanted it for FOREVER now... I am a CHANDELIER FREAK... I love the way they look and how they class up any room that is exposed to their loveliness :)
So, I called Chris during one of my breaks at school and told him that I was thinking about giving in and buying this chandelier... I have the sweetest husband in the world :) I came home to a big square box waiting in the entry way for me :) :) and GUeSs WhAT iT WaS???????????

MY BEAUTIFUL NEW CHANDELIER!!! I can't wait to put it up in my bedroom :)