Saturday, January 30, 2010


Where has January gone???
(I still have my Traders Joe's wreath from Christmas on my front door!)

Wreath or not...
February is here, and it's time to have some pink around the house.
This time, an old blanket and leftover trims will do it...

A very high tech paper pattern...

a little arranging...
and some pins before sewing...


and there they are...
A whole bunch of Valentines !

"But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day"
~Benjamin Disraeli~

How about you?
Are you in a Valentine's Mood already or do you still have your Christmas lights out?

Linked to:
The girl Creative
The Twice Remembered Cottage
The Shabby Chic Cottage

Thursday, January 28, 2010


to take us where we want to go, Dreams need a little more than wings...

And most of the time, Dreams need help from us.
They need to be collected, arranged, glued and displayed...

They need to be seen, they need to be talked about...
and they need a good dose of humor!

Small Dreams... big Dreams really come in sizes?
Family, Health, Peace, Love...
Career, Money... Vacations!

They also need
Inspiring words.
Words that move us, that make us think...
will they help us put our Dreams in motion?

Because Dreams need a little more than wings...
They need us to nurture them,
they need us to keep them warm
and they need to be met half way

Our Dream Board Night was only our first step.
Our boards are now a reminder that our Dreams need action.

Because Dreams, to take us where we want to go, need more than wings....
they need us.

"Dreams are illustrations...
from the book your soul is writing about you"

~Marsha Norman~

What are You dreaming about?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A little change...

is always welcome!

It was time for us to get a new look.
So we became "Three Column Bloggers"....Exciting uh?...No, not really, but we needed
just a little more breathing room in our page to make it easier for readers to navigate our blog.

So there you have it, a Three Column Blog...
Hope you like our new, cleaner, simpler look!

Talking about looks, here's a sample of what you can find at our Country Roads space.

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
~Irene Peter~

Now, let's go make something pretty!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Excuse our French...

...we have mixed grammatical fun and killer graphics to make some very cute pillow covers...

Our 55% Linen and 45% cotton covers are super soft and fit a regular 20" X 20" pillow insert.
We used burlap to "frame" the graphics.

What do you think?
Tres Chic or Not Tres Chic??

$24.00 each (including shipping)
If you would like to purchase one, just leave us a comment and we will get in contact with you.
Thank you!

For more fun whites visit Kathleen at Faded Charm

Monday, January 25, 2010

Feet up...

It wasn't an easy task but we were finally able to photograph Clara's new sofas.
If you have no idea what I'm writing about, you need to read this post.

Go ahead, take your time...we'll wait for you...

Here are the new Family Room Sofas...

Kind of a very very very light greenish...
Kind of a very very very neutral gray...

The perfect complement for all the aqua and white accents...
and super comfy...

I bet you can't guess who is enjoying them the most?

"Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week"
~Joseph Addison~

Wishing you a totally rust-free week!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It feels so good... wake up and find those friends that you haven't seen in almost a week...

The Blue California Sky....

and my own Shadow!!

Have a bright weekend everyone!...

Don't forget to check Hey Harriet for more inspiring shadows!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Take a deep breath...

When it rains hard for 3 days....
(No, not the California "rain" that we get every year...I mean RAIN!!)

...and your 18 year old is driving on the freeway, you...

When its raining cats and dogs ...
you pick up your 16 year old from school and you are surrounded for teenagers texting and talking on the phone while driving, you...

If the rain continues today, I promise I will...

"Children are a great comfort in your old age,
and they help you reach it faster, too"

~Lionel Kauffman

One more thing:
Our friend Mary sent us this link and we thought that you would love to watch this show:
"American Pickers"

Is that the most wonderful job in the world or what????

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The tale of the Ikea Sofas...

The Ikea sofas looked very good.

They were priced right.

They were slipcovered, perfect for a family!

They fit the family room perfectly.

The Ikea sofas were NOT comfortable.

After just a few months Clara moved the Ikea sofas to the Living Room...
yeap, the room that nobody uses...


and After...

"That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful"
~Ninon de L'Enclos~
French Author, 1620-1705

The Family Room has new, comfy sofas.
We will show pictures as soon as we can get Clara's Husband off them!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

White Wednesday

Our last project involves three of our all time favorites:

Vintage furniture looking for a new life:

the cheapest, easiest and fastest way to achieve a new look

and Words
because of their inspirational power.

It's around the kitchen table that we unravel our plans, share our worries and free our dreams.
It's around the kitchen table that families are born and nourished.

No TV. No phone calls. No texting. No computers allowed.

Tonight, take a few more minutes around the kitchen table and...

Thank you Kathleen for hosting White Wednesday!

Linking also to "Transformation Thursday"

Obsesive Compulsing Crafting

We needed to put all our Photoshop fun to good use, so while our current project dries in the garage, we came up with these...

Vintage optometrist lenses turned into charms

Another example of our OCC: Obsessive Compulsive Crafting.
You know what we are talking about. If you visit this site often, you probably suffer from the same condition.

Come on, just say it:
My name is.................and I'm an Obsessive Compulsive Crafter!

Now let's hurry back to the garage and finish painting...the rain is supposed to be back this afternoon!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rain, rain....

What do we do when it's too wet to paint
and too cold to leave our blanket behind?

We eat... a lot!!

We also play with Photoshop.

If the weather gets better tomorrow, we will head out to the garage and finish a cool kitchen table we just found...
Stay tuned...
and dry!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


We are happy to announce that one more project has been done.

We kept these cute chairs in the garage for over 3 years

and it took us 2 hours to finish them....

Can you say Procrastination?????

Well, Ladies, here they are now...

...No. 1 and No. 2

They will be taken to Country Roads today, so if you need a couple of sweet chairs for the kitchen nook or the sunroom...Hurry up and get them!
Remember that...

"Someday is not a day of the week"
~Author Unknown~


"The Graphics Lady"