Sunday, October 31, 2010


Reusable sandwich bags…one for every day of the week! Every day I take my lunch to work; but now I don’t feel too much like a litter bug when I can reuse my sandwich bag. Beside, how cute are these!
My mom and I started making them….

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Seeds

Not sure about you, but we have carved a lot of pumpkins this October! I the weather has just been so great and we would use any excuse to be outside.  So what to do with all of the pumpkin seeds!
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
1. Cut a hole on the top of your pumpkin and scoop out all of the seeds, place on a tray. 
2.  Pull out any of the large pieces of pulp and string, put seeds in a bowl of cold water. (excess pulp will fall to the bottom and good seeds will float.
tip: (This is easiest just after you've removed the seeds from the pumpkin, before the pulp has dried.)
3.  Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet.
4.  Sprinkle with sea salt and bake at 325 degrees F until toasted, about 25 minutes, checking and stirring after 10 minutes.
5.   Let cool and store in an air-tight container. on a tray

..pull out any of the large pieces of pulp and string
 ...excess pulp will fall to the bottom

My hubbies pumpkin

yep, this one is mine!
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

35 years…10 of which were in the attic.

It was an attic rescue and my first attempt of refinishing a chair! These chairs were my dad’s chairs from in the late 70’s, they have seen some tush.


The Study

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vintage Steel Tanker Desk…found it!

I have a new project, I found a great deal on a single pedestal tanker desks. I’m going to attempt to refinish it.  Reading up on the best way to do it I found some great room designs, check it out my vision… 

It was love at first sight…I can see the potential under the rusty exterior.
So ever since my hubby and I went to L.A. to visit his brother and sister in-law I’ve been obsessed. Jessica introduced me to this great little retro shop, only problem was I couldn’t get the desk I wanted on the plane. Jess suggestion…your next blog should be a piece on Mad Men style offices, I’ll be taking notes!

I’ll post before and after photos when I’m done!