Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Studio Re-do

Instead of relaxing last night as planned, I decided to re-do my studio instead. It's a project that's been on my list, so here is my progress so far.  Here is before:

another before...(I forgot to take photos until I'd moved the furniture in the middle of the room already)

and after
I painted and rearranged this and the rest of the basement. Whew, a lot of work! Now we are working on making this amazing DIY bed by this weekend. I can't wait! To be continued!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Giveaway Winner Announcement!

Giveaway Winners!!! We decided to draw 2 winner names instead of one! (it's summer and gorgeous outside and life is good, so why not 2:).....the drawing winners are Becky J.L. and Tara P.G.  Please send me a note with your address to send your loot!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Giveaway!

Yay, it's summertime (even if the weather in Portland isn't exactly cooperating) and we have the whole season ahead of us! To celebrate, harlow is giving away these turquoise and gold summer earrings!  To enter, just visit harlow jewelry's webpage and let us know what your favorite summer item is in the shop section.  Leave your comment on our Facebook fan page.  The winner will be randomly selected on Monday, June 28th!**For 2 extra contest entries, post this contest/giveaway as your Facebook status (and let us know so we can count it) Happy Summer!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fabric Art

So, we have this empty wall in our house above a new Ikea shelf we got to help store Olive's toys.  It needed something big and colorful.  I love Amy Butler Fabric, and thought it would be a great way to display it by using it as the color in the room!

Here is the empty wall before...
I got a piece of wood at Home Depot the size I was looking for. (I don't know how big it is, I just eyeballed it:)
To keep the pattern going upright, I had to cut the fabric in half and sew two pieces together.
Then just an easy attachment with the, oh so useful, staple gun....
And here it is! I love it! It totally works for the space and was pretty thrifty.   $10 for the wood and $16 for the fabric.
I liked it so much that I used leftover fabric and an OLD BOX! to make a smaller one for the basement stairway in the sunroom.
Here's the box/fabric picture.  I think I will do another one below it in a different Amy Butler fabric that I ordered...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Strawberry Fields

We took a trip to the strawberry farm last weekend and picked tons of fresh strawberries! I made a custard shortcake and we've been eating them all week long.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yummy Summer Vegetable Sandwich

I usually make this one on the grill, but since it's a bit wet out, I'm broiling in the oven instead.  It's simple, healthy and delish! Just slice vegetables of your choice (I used eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and red peppers) thinly in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Then pop in the oven for 10 mins on 500ish degrees. 
Then layer bread (I used large sourdough english muffins) with pesto and mozzarella.
Finally, layer with the roasted vegetables.
...and voila! Simple and yummy lunch or dinner!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Back From Vacation!

We had a great trip to Phoenix to visit family! Olivia had a blast playing in the sun. We are happy to be home now, and back to it!

On our way!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Adorable Calendar Download from Lisa Rupp!

Check out this sweet little calendar by Lisa Rupp.  You can download it here, and monthly for FREE on her website. I love all of her designs! Like these...