Monday, February 20, 2012

A New Look

Have you ever seen my floral chairs?  We purchased them (along with a couch) several years ago to fill up an empty living room. It was the first time we had ever purchased 'new' furniture from a real, live furniture store. 


After living with them for a number of years, I was ready for a change.  I still love them.  They are smaller scale than most modern furniture you find in the stores.  I can actually fit two of them in a small space and they are super comfortable.  But I wanted to have the option of changing looks - without the cost of new chairs.

That's where my good friend, Cassi Campbell, came into the picture.  She has been doing amazing things with her sewing machine - creating custom slipcovers for just about any couch, chair, cushion, ottoman or other upholstered furniture.  She is amazing.  Check out what she did with my chairs...


Natural twill with knife edge pleats at the bottom and plenty of piping.  She made them just the right length so that the chair legs still peek out.  I love the new look.


I've washed them twice, and they still look great!


I made the red pillows for Christmas, but I've left them on because I like them so much.  What do you think?


If you've got some furniture that is a little tired and in need of an update - check out Cassi at Piping and Pleats.  She can give you a great new look with a custom slipcover!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Race Day

Here's some action video for you... Hannah, Paige and Maren on race day.

Hannah
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Paige

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Maren

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Hannah - 1st Place in her age group (Go Hannah!)
Maren - 3rd place in her age group
Paige - Disqualified due to fall, but had the best first run time out of everyone!


Izzy leads everyone on the last run of the day...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Quote of the Day

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”  
― Dalai Lama XIV

Monday, February 6, 2012

Farm House Remodel

The farm house remodel is in full swing.  With some sunshine and nice weather this past week, Kirk was able to replace most of the windows in the house.  The old siding is coming off and new windows are going in.

Framing for the Bathroom Window

New Living Room Window

The kitchen cabinets were removed and new ones are on order.

Before

After demolition


Earlier this month, Kirk framed in the carport and we are picking up new garage doors this week.

Before

Waiting for Garage Doors