Saturday, April 19, 2008

My favorite part of Spring

My favorite part of Spring may very well be the first pair of flip flops. Yay!

Mom and I bought matching pairs today.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring Show at Phipps

We managed to get to the Spring Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory the other day. I enjoy going there to spend some time with flowers and take some pictures. We ended up having to go on a Saturday, which I wouldn't necessarily recommend, since more people are generally out and about then and I'm so not a people person. But it wasn't too bad. The flowers were lovely, so here they are. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Dog Collars

I found a link the other day at another blog for Pattern & Paw, who has ribbon leashes, collars and harnesses for dogs & cats. Very cute. I am tempted to buy. I love this collar, but its too big for my tiny dog.

So I decided to play around and see if I couldn't make my own collar. I had to look around to find a clip for it, but Joanns had little parachute clips that I figured would work. I used 5/8" ribbon and backed it with twill tape from Martha's crafts line. I slipped in a small D ring and ta-da!

Its a bit big and I haven't fixed that yet. I was having a hard time measuring Dutch's neck, since he really hates collars and harnesses and leashes. Yeah. He's 8 months old and we never make him wear one. Gonna have to break him of that, aren't we? But its cute.
**edited to note that he's already chewed and broken the parachute clip. As I said before, it was loose and he got his mouth around it and took it off all by himself today - the first day I decided to make him wear a collar.

Friday, April 04, 2008

New Lights!

I've finally picked out some light to replace some of the awful old ones in the house. I am on a mission to eradicate all brass in this place. This was a small step, anyway.

This light was in both the bedroom and the hallway.

This lovely floral chandelier has four painted flowers - each a different shade.

I won't be missing it!

Photo from West Elm

This is what I bought. I love this capiz shell pendant from West Elm. It is a plug-in fixture, so for now, I'm going to hang it in the bedroom over the chair in the corner. I don't see why it couldn't be converted to hard wire sometime in the future if I want to put it elsewhere. It went on sale last week and I decided that I just had to have it.

Photo from Bellacor

This is the light that The Man and I finally decided on. Its ridiculously hard to find something we both like that isn't way too expensive. We finally stumbled on this one at, of all places, Home Depot. It wasn't available and I found it for a better price at Bellacor. They were on sale too, and the shipping was free. They said 2 - 4 weeks, but it came in less than a week. Pleasant surprise!

Photo from Bellacor

This is what we're putting in the bedroom. Its also from Bellacor.

These pictures are really lousy, but its gray and blah here today, as it has been way too often lately! I still need to get a hook put up over the chair, so this is where its hanging for now, just so I can look at it!

These lights are bigger than I thought I wanted, but almost all of the lights I've looked at are. It has two sockets, at any rate, and really brightens up the kitchen.

I actually think that the size fits just fine. Yay! I still have to get The Man to hang up the bedroom fixture. We can't possibly do everything at once, you know.....