Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy First Day of Fall!

To celebrate fall, I thought I'd share some recent photos of my trip to Park City. It made my heart happy to see the changing leaves. Such a beautiful place to visit.

In town . . .

View from our window

Please remember these are from my point-and-shoot camera. Someday I'll have a "real" camera and hope to shoot even better pictures.

Happy Fall!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Burlap Table Runner

I needed a new fall table runner but didn't want to spend a lot of money. I also wanted it done quick since fall is pretty much here! This is what I came up with:
This little table runner took literally 15 minutes to make. No sewing either! This is my first burlap project and I think I'm in love. I measured the table and bought 2 yrds for $3.99/yd. I only used half of it so technically this project was under $5! Whoohoo! Once cut, I frayed the edges by pulling out individual strands. Super easy and just a little messy.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

To Inspire

A little home inspiration while I'm cleaning. Love them all!
from Little Bits of Bliss

Following from House of Turquoise


Monday, September 13, 2010

Work in Progress

Decluttering at the moment. This is what I'm making myself do before any new projects. Hopefully done fast because I have a lot of cute stuff going on in my head.

See you soon!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Girl

Good afternoon and welcome to my first post on Pages Lane. I am not new to the blogging world, but I am new(ish) when it comes to home decor/crafting. Before this blog, I would say I LIKED home decor, but didn't think my little apartment was worth decorating too much. However, I read this post by the Nester, and she truly inspired me to create a lovely home. I don't have to wait to be in my dream house. I can make my current house (or should I say tiny apartment) cozy and inviting. I have learned that I can create on a budget too, which is huge for my family. I'll talk more about that later.

So, speaking of family . . . I feel like I've been in a rut since I had my firstborn about 18 months ago. I hope I'm not the only mom that feels that way. Don't judge me for wanting to take a nap instead of taking on a new project. :) A lot of my hobbies were put on hold because:

1 - The little guy was awake and needed me
2 - I was too darn tired to do anything
3 - Once again, I was waiting for my "dream house" before doing anything.

The things I would like to include in this blog are:

1 - Home decor
2 - Sewing
3 - Cooking
4 - Photography
5 - Organizing and Maintaining

That last one is HUGE for me. It's what I wish my home was EVERYDAY. Perhaps you could tell already, but I love lists. I make tons and tons and tons of them, and they end up everywhere - notepads, on the computer, in my journal, in my head. Gosh - do you see that I need some help? Haha. I hope this blog serves as a good learning tool.

Ready to get started with me?

First step - Organize