Yes, that is a cheesy title, but it really does describe this post best — ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest that have given me inspiration. Now, I just have to execute, but after collecting these treasures at last night’s auction I am well on my way…I think!
(Sorry ’bout the garbage cans)
So what have I got planned for these goodies? Let’s label them so you can see!
A – The floor mirror I’ve been diggin’ these lately. This one needs nothing but a good cleaning. It’s got some really good aging and is extremely heavy duty. I’ve seen them at HomeGoods for a minimum of $100. This one I scored for $50. I think I got a deal. Here are just a few I had seen on pinterest that got my wheels turning. (Images are linked if you want to view the original source)
B & C – Table turned Ottoman – I think I found the exact table as seen in the pin! What I really like about the upholstered ottomans? With a toddler in my near-ish future, I like the fact that when she falls and hits her head (because it’s bound to happen) it’ll be a soft landing! No hard table corners to freak over. The total for all 3 tables I got? $40.
D – Window pane mirrors – Again, I found a pretty good option for these. The color might match the living room or I might end up repainting the panes, but either way…after a quick cleaning and maybe a little paint I’ll have just what I was looking for. All 4 mirrors were just $30. I really like how it makes the room look larger!
Once we’re all moved into the house and everything is in its rightful place, I’ll share photos of the final pieces!
We had an awesome weekend working around our house, planting, mulching, and hanging out. I know it is early, but I planted lettuce, beets, brussel sprouts, peas, & cabbage. I had so much fun digging in the dirt. I needed strait rows, and had no string…but plenty of yarn. Malabrigo comes in handy so often :) You never know the wonderful uses of all that stash!Darren was my little helper, I love how excited he gets over each worm he finds.
This morning we did have a frost, I just went outside before the sun hit the plants and watered them. So far, so good! If we are going to have a real heavy frost I will cover the plants with sheets.
I had some knitting time as well, and have made progress on my test knit. Updates soon!
It has been awhile since I have had any real quality knitting time. I remember when my boys were little people would tell me that it only gets busier. I didn’t really believe it then, but now I get it!
I am super excited to begin a new project though. A knitwear designer Alicia Plummer asked me to test knit her newest design. A cardigan, knit in sport weight yarn. I love Alicia’s fabulous designs and was very excited to be asked to test knit!
I just happened to have some beautiful Plucky Knitter yarn on hand in Primo Sport weight. The color is called Route 2, and is stunning. If you have never knit with Plucky yarn – you need to:) Sign up for Plucky knitter blog updates to be notified of shop updates and buying opportunities. Sometimes it may take a few weeks to receive your order, but worth the wait!
I’ve been a super busy lady lately. In addition to taking care of baby Brooklyn, we bought a house, starting renovating a house, sold our condo, and I’m still working! Luckily, Brooklyn is a dream…a really great baby who makes her parents very happy. Only thing making me sad these days is the lack of knitting and blogging to go along with it. Bear with me — how about some house and baby pictures for now?
My life in iPhone photos…
Yes, that is a jacuzzi all cut up! There was an addition built around the jacuzzi so there was no way of getting it out of the house in one piece and a jacuzzi in my kitchen wasn’t really on my list things I wanted in my dream house. The first several photos are the before pictures, the last few (I hope it goes without saying) show some serious progress. I can’t wait for the floors to be done to show you the after! We have had a tremendous amount of help and couldn’t do it without it so we appreciate everyone’s help.
I’ve been busy loving this little face too. Can you tell she’s either sleeping or pretty happy? This reminds me of one of those “how are you feeling today?” posters
It has been a full month at the Zahner household, but we are back and blogging after a 2 week hiatus. Kevin and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary this month, I am so thankful for my wonderful husband. We are excited to have a new little nephew Cameron James, along with our little Brooklyn, these babies are bringing so much joy to our families.
I began knitting Honey by Amy Miller and during the past few months I have been picking at it. I only need to finish the bottom of the body and the sleeves. I think this will make the perfect spring pullover. I just need to finish it!
I am knitting with a discontinued yarn that I had in my stash. It is knit on size 4 needles but really moves quickly because of the top down construction. I highly recommend this well written pattern.
You are all such a patient bunch – THANK YOU! It’s so sad that March is almost over and I am just getting this posted. I hope you enjoy it all the same.
April will be posted BEFORE April — ya hear that? Now I really gotta get it done!
I do actually have some knitting projects to share with you — but this week we are closing on a new house so no knitting will be done. I am hopeful that April will bring a more frequent posting schedule — don’t give up on us!
I managed to do some naptime knitting and completed the pair of owl carseat strap covers. They’re a tad big for Brooklyn’s current size setting on the car seat but they’ll fit soon as she fills it out. The project was extremely quick and easy and they’re much softer than the original pair that came with the car seat. I was able to get them done in just 2 separate napping sessions. I was happy that I just so happened to have some yarn on hand that matched the carseat perfectly! The yarn is Malabrigo Arroyo, held double and was done on size 9 needles.
I have since cast on another pair using my own pattern. As soon as they’re done I’ll post the pattern for you!
Also, for those of you who print off the monthly calendar — the March version will be posted soon. It’s nearly complete, I just need to do a little proofing! Thanks for your patience — each month seems to just fly by and before I know it, I’m late posting these! I’ll always try to do better, maybe by the time we get to December you’ll have it in advance of the first of the month!