Monday, May 21, 2012

Counting Down

The days until we get our house that is!  Only 25 more sleeps!  I *may* be a tad excited, but it's our first house so I think I am allowed :)

Since we are moving from a one bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom house, we will need to buy some furniture.  Our first purchase was a new to us couch.  I found the couch we had been looking for at Structube on kijiji for half the price.  We went and checked it out, saw that it was in great shape and brought it home the next day.  Here's a picture of our kitties checking it out.  **Sorry for the funky spacing on this post, I'm not sure what blogger doesn't like about my pictures.**

Jason & I have spent the last few weekends looking for furniture for our house and we had some luck. We were out at garage sales last week and picked up this old trunk for $20. We're not sure what we're going to do with it yet (maybe a coffee table?) but we loved it and thought, why not?

My Aunt Lynn found a cabinet at a garage sale, texted us this picture and asked if we liked the cabinet (which we did) so she picked that up for us for $50.

We purchased a dresser for $75 from a local antique store.  It's from the late 1800's though we're pretty sure it's had some "tweaks" along the way.  We liked the shape of it though and it was regularly $450 and we got it for $75 which we thought was a great deal. 

We also went to la-z-y boy and cornerstone this weekend to look for chairs and a dining table.  We had luck on the dining table, finding a table that we had looked at in February was still in the store!  I didn't get a great picture of it, but it is a reclaimed wood top with a metal base.  I'm not crazy about the blond wood, but I can stain it so I am not too worried. 
We were going to get a table custom made, but by purchasing this table from cornerstone, we saved ourselves about $1000-$1500.  It's a big table too, just under 8 feet long!  Right now we only have 4 wooden side chairs (which I got off kijiji for $100) and 2 upholstered end chairs from Pier 1 but I tested the look out at the store and it actually looks pretty good (I was worried it would look too bare).
Here are the Pier 1 chairs that will be at the ends of the table.   
We could have bought these in K-W but we purchased them in Rochester (we were there anyways to watch Bruce play lacrosse), and by doing so, saved ourselves $80 per chair.   
Since we've been pretty good with mixing kijiji deals with in store sales, we can also get 2 occasional chairs for the living room.  Here is the allegra chair in the pattern we like:
We are planning to get either 2 of this chair or the Riley reclining chair.  I didn't take a picture of the Riley chair, but here is the one from the la-z-y boy website.  We will either do the same pattern as the allegra chair or a neutral that does with the couch and the allegra chair. 
Whew!  That's a lot of pictures!  It's been fun looking for stuff for our house!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
Kelly :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Paper Mixing Bowl - Recipe #3 - Mom's Apple Pie

Hi there! I'm back with my Paper Mixing Bowl reveal.

Here is our recipe:

And here is my layout.  I flipped the sketch and used paper and words instead of 3 little pictures.
The picture of my gramma, mom, sister and niece is pop dotted on top of a woven pattern. 

A close up shot of the weaving:
I used kraft for the background and then used wood and burlap as well to meet the kraft main ingredient. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up. I created the frame with washi tape and added the words in the middle of the frame with "Family" meeting the journalling prompt criteria.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along!

Have a great day!

Kelly :)