What Goes Down Must Come Up

Yes, I know I have Isaac Newton’s law of gravity a bit backwards ๐Ÿ™‚ keep in mind though I’m not talking about gravity.

Well I dunno about you but, I’m so ready for spring. Maybe I don’t say it enough but every year I get my early spring itch and I’ll telling ya with this crazy weather I’m ready to say bye bye winter and hello spring! I think there are many of us who feel the same?

I have an appreciation for every season. Each one has it’s own beauty but I have to be honest with you seeing the greenery, plants & flowers blooming and birds chirping plus, not having to leave the house with a million layers on… I’m really so ready. The countdown for spring is on. The first day of spring is on March 20th.

Life is like the changing seasons it never really stays the same. In life we endure highs and lows and we also grow and learn from these experiences. Life is but a grand adventure and we are all trying to find our way.

As of now I’m saying goodbye to apartment life and shifting my attention to other endeavors.

The current theme is kitchen renovation! I can hear all the demo work going on below me as I’m writing to you now. My boyfriend and his family are redoing their kitchen and I’ve been taking little snapshots and pitching in here and there when needed. I can show you the progress they make as each day goes by and everyday is a little different from the last. Watching the transformation and seeing the before and after is all part of the fun.

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I spent one of the days with Jenney packing up the kitchen items into boxes to prepare for the reno. The first day of kitchen renovation was clearing out the kitchen! Out goes the cabinets, counter tops and the stove. So what goes down must come back up ๐Ÿ™‚ and it will eventually. The kitchen is already starting to open up. I also wanted to make note that a majority of the items and materials being taken out are being reused! Joy to repurposing and recycling! ((happy dance))

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Now maybe this thought has run across your mind. What the heck do you without a kitchen. Well, it’s called you make do… And a little innovation never hurts either. It’s called the temporary kitchen & coffee breakfast nook station. Now try and say that ten times fast ๐Ÿ™‚

So here’s kind of a funny story. For Christmas my dad got me a Nuwave hot plate. I recall opening up my Christmas gift and thinking hmm..when would I be able to use this… Maybe, on a camping trip that would come in pretty handy. What thought did my dad have in mind?? Little did I understand the majestic beauty of what this Nuwave hot plate entailed. The Nuwave has a lot of great features, it’s so easy to use and let me just say this to you.. boiling water will never be the same. Literally, it’s done in the blink of an eye. The moral of this story is you never know when you’ll need a hot plate. I understand. It was a good idea. Thanks dad xxx

The Nuwave and Keurig can be seen on the temporary kitchen & coffee breakfast nook. For meals we have been keeping it simple. Easy to make meals that don’t require a large clean up. Sandwiches, pastas, boiled eggs and salads have been working well. We also have my boyfriends sister who lives next door so, I’m sure she’ll be expecting some visitors ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the links to Nuwave and Keurig to find out more about these products and how they can make a nice addition to your kitchen!

http://www.nuwaveoven.com

http://www.keurig.com

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Vintage sheet patchwork quilt

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Well the spring weather has finally sprung it’s way back into Vermont. I can’t tell you how much I’ve been craving this wonderful weather! There’s nothing better then seeing nature coming back to life and not to mention all of the lovely things that come along with the spring season. I am reluctant to say that the mud on our dirt road hasn’t been too awful neither of our vehicles have gotten stuck! (Hopefully, I’m not speaking too soon) Keeping my fingers crossed.

So far I’ve been busy working on a few projects but there are always more to be done. One project in particular I’m happy to say I’ve completed is making my first vintage sheet patchwork quilt. I started making this just before spring came because I couldn’t take not having some color in my life. I say the more the marrier! Don’t get me wrong the winter has it’s good parts but my spring fever happened to itch so early for some reason. I like to think that my quilt was just encouraging the spring to get here a little faster ๐Ÿ™‚ I also had to get some little mini roses to celebrate spring, how I love them!

I now offer crib size patchwork quilts in my shop as a custom order item. Which I find to be kinda nice because you can basically have whatever type of fabric you want or have it go along with a theme or match colors.

And I actually just ordered some fabric for a very special quilt that I will be working on and that’s really all I can say on this.

Decorative pillows are available to order at Heart2HomeCreations. I’ve made some really pretty pillow covers with decorative trim! They would make a great gift for Mother’s Day!

 

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

 

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Hope you all are enjoying this fun day!

My morning was off to a busy start I had to tidy up, answer emails and get things going for St. Patrick’s Day preparations!

Whats Saint Patrick’s Day without a little something sweet right?! Right ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I whipped up some frosting for some cupcakes! I used two different shades of green and rainbow sprinkles!

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I also had bought this really cute Wilton cupcake kit at JoAnn’s and being that my boyfriend’s name is Lucky it couldn’t have worked out better. I mean how could I not!? ๐Ÿ™‚ I also got the shamrock lights at JoAnn’s for 50% off they ended up being $9.99! And of course Lucky wants to keep them haha

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And of course whenever you use sprinkles they get everywhere, I even found some in the living room not sure how I managed that but I’m not surprised ๐Ÿ™‚

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What do you like to do to celebrate Saintย Patrick’s Day??

New Chapters & Beginnings

knew ahead of time July was going to be a busy month but man has it been crazy! Regardless of staying organized life just has its way of sneaking up on you (whether you planned for it or not) I can’t believe it’s almost over! The fall weather is in the air and its approaching.

My Dad sold his house and the past few days my sister and I where going through old pictures and belongings. Brought back so many memories. I grew up in my house my entire life I just turned 24 on the 24th. I know I’m still young but time does fly. I have to say it was a great experience growing up on Cranberry Rd. Having the most supportive parents who never got sick of listening to the Annie soundtrack, would let me turn our living room into a stage for plays and magic shows lol. And forcing my little sister to be my co-star and play barbies with me even if she didn’t want to. (Sorry Liz lol) and having my best friend live right down the street from me, lots of walks after school and finding my highschool sweetheart…It doesn’t get any better than that.

Well I’ll stop at that for now. I will have another blog post coming soon.. Crafts and a bridal shower, how fun! Can’t wait to share them with you!

 

Easter Craft Fun!

I really like this Easter egg tree. craft. Really quick, fun and not to mention easy on the wallet! You can find supplies any where. I found mine at Joann’s and Walmart. This craft works on any budget just depends how fancy you want to get with it. Here’s a picture of the supplies I’ve used. I originally purchased a white styrofoam cone but painted it green so none of the white showed through the grass. I also picked a cute poke-a-dot ribbon for a little extra touch. I currently keep my Easter egg tree on my kitchen counter. It is next to a vase of bright spring flowers and i’ve added my decorative flower inserts that are Easter eggs! Really cute way to let you know spring is in the air. Happy crafting! ๐Ÿ™‚