Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Laundry Room Redo/Ideas

Hi everyone, I know its been a long time...we have been crazy busy here in our house.  And I am thinking it is not going to get any better.  I just booked our mini summer vacations. Since my Mema is sick we are not going to take any long vacations just a few overnight trips, the first one up is Sesame Place in PA.  I am so excited Porter is in love with "Melmo" aka Elmo right now.  It should make for some great memories.
With the busy life comes very little time for crafts and sewing, I have a few projects but have not edited the pictures to post yet. So I thought I would mention my dream (ok one of many decorating dreams);  I want to re-do our laundry room. I know strange but I walk by it everyday, use it multiple times a day, and when people come to visit they too have to walk by it to go to the restroom.  Therefore I want it pretty, inviting, creative, and useful (I guess) all at the same this possible I must ask?

I have search the internet over and thought I found true love...just kidding; flashback: Hee Haw, and found some really cool ideas...what do you think? Thoughts? Ideas? Pictures of your own?

Photo Courtsey of Country Living Magazine
I really like the drying rack hanging on the wall, great use of space.

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 I love the color, the cabinets, the organization...its so clean and put together!  The cabinet for the basket is super cute but yet functional too.

Sorry, I can not remember where I found this picture.

How fun is the tile work? The robin's egg blue cabinets? I could do many loads of laundry in here!

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This would be really cute and fun to hang over the door.

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Again super fun, exciting, welcome, and looks so nicely put together. Jealous!  The lights are a cool way to have some lighting and accent the pictures at the same time.

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 What words could really describe this other than simply amazing. The organization with the high cabinets, color matching right to the hook on the side.

I actually have this vision in my head (not of sugar plums either) but of exactly this.  I want a more efficient way to store small things like hats, gloves, scarfs, etc.  And this shelf with hooks for coats and baskets for the rest is an awesome idea!

Well that is all the ideas I will share with you for now,  I hope you find something inspiring on the web today.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cinnamon yummy

Hello, earlier this week I said that I was going to share my recipe for Cinnamon Rolls; so here goes:

1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 Tbs active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
6 cups of flour
1 cup sugar (white)

2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter

2 cups powder sugar
3 oz cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs milk

Step 1: Warm the mil in a small saucepan until it bubbles, remove from heat.  MIx in the butter, stir until melted.  Add water and let cool until lukewarm.

Step 2: In large bowl, combine milk mixture, yeast, and white sugar, salt, eggs and 2 cups of flour, wtir well.  Stir in the remianing flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.  When the doug has pulled together, turn it out onton a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic about 8-10 minutes.

Step 3: Divde dough into two pieces.  Roll each piece intoa  12x9 rectangle.  In a bowl still together the cinnamon and brown sugar.  Spread each piece with half the of butter, half the brown sugar/cinnamon mix. Roll up dough, using a little water to seal the seam.

Step 4:  Cut each roll into 12 slices, place rolls onto two 9x13 greased baking pan. Cover and let rise until amost doubled, about 1 hour.

Step 5: Preheat oven at 375. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

To make the frosting just combine all ingrediants spread over warm  rolls.


Happy Sunday!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Whoo Whoo is knocking at the door?

They do not officially have names but we shall call them Purple and original!  I love owls, that is a fact they are so fun looking and you can really make them look like anything. I saw some stuffed owls on the blog world and etsy.  My kids are really not stuffed animal children, but these are actually funtional!

First; they have a loop on their heads to hang, I hung ours on the kids bedroom doors.  Pink=Livy Orange=PJ.  Like so...
Second; on the back they have a little pocket (made out of canvas so that they are sturdy) either for a note, small toy, or candy.  The possiblities are endless for these little guys.  They are made out of felt. Again, left over from the table top tent (will it ever end-my husband asks daily!)
They hold about a 4x6 index card folded in half.

I love these I might make more for my friends children, its soo nice to see them excited when there is a small somthing for them. Somedays it just says 'I love you'.  And that will just start anyones day right...right?
So I wonder whoo whoo will be knocking at your door?

Happy Monday

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in the blogging world!

Below are the gifts I gave to my mom and Mema...chalk board vases with some lovely bright flowers. The vases are so CoOl! I just love them!


And, these are the yummy cinnamon rolls I made...Mema loves them. I will admit they are a lot of work but so worth it. I will post the recipe this week.

Last but NOT least  these are the lovely flowers my kids gave to me...From PJ

From Alyvia

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Proud Mama Moment

Happy late Sunday night, I finished three projects this weekend along with my normal  life.  I just wanted to share a proud mama moment with you, and then I will post about the other things later.

We went for family pictures today and typically I let Livy pick something to have in her pictures with her, last year she had her Disney Princesses, this peggies, I mean her peggies, the ones I made her! Can you believe it out of all the commercial Barbies, Polly Pockets, or Princesses I was the highest on the list...this is a total GO ME moment!

Thanks Livy for making me feel so proud and loved!