Wednesday, August 26, 2009

NYR#15, Swing Arm Lamp Installation

Although I love many aspects of our bedroom, the lighting on our bedside tables has never been one of them.
I've always wanted a pair of swing arm lamps, but I could never find any I liked that were cheaper than $75.00 each and I wasn't willing to spend that much money.
But I kept looking because the state of our bedside tables kept bugging me. What? You don't think they looked that bad? Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Fix was reading by the light of a clip-on lamp he bought before he knew me.
And I kept a weak spotlight and a travel reading lamp on my side to help illuminate my late-night reading.
Then, last week, my husband (Thank you thank you thank you honey!) found the most wonderfully perfect swing arm lamps at HOME DEPOT for $35.00 each!
They are the perfect size, shape, color, etc. for our room.
By the way, I have listed this post as an NYR because I installed them all by myself.
After I hung them, I stood and looked at them for a good 5 minutes straight. Since then I've been walking around with a goofy grin on my face. I just can't help it.
My name is Rachel. And I'm addicted to my new swing-arm lamps.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


So this past weekend I squeezed in some time during all our family festivities to make these adorable cookies.
I completely copied the idea of baking with felt from my friend Missy.
Then I put them in this random bag I had in our wrapping paper box, substituted a hot pink ribbon for the boring white one the bag came with....
And added them to my birthday gift for my niece Addy. In case you haven't read it yet, Pinkalicious is an adorable book for little girls (and boys too I guess) about a girl who eats too many pink cupcakes. If only I was talented enough to make felt cupcakes.... sigh.
I also made her this adorable pink dress that probably won't fit her until her next birthday (does anyone else have as much trouble with toddler sizing as I do?!) Happy Birthday Miss Addy!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

NYR #14: Embellishing A Top

I may be smiling in this picture, but that's because I didn't realize yet that I had somehow LOST half of the pictures I took of this project.
I had intended to give a detailed account/tutorial of how I took a dumpy t-shirt and gave it some cute details around the neckline and sleeves. But, again, I lost half the pictures. UGH! FRUSTRATION!
So now you can only see 'after' pictures. Sigh. I guess the good news is that I have completed another NYR...
And I still have some kickin' modeling skills.