Wednesday, March 30, 2011


We recently flipped our mattress, and when we pulled the bed apart, I took the bedskirt off hoping to touch it up with an iron.  Well, it sat in my laundry basket for quite some time as I found myself unmotivated to put it back on my bed.  It was so blah, I really wanted to get or make a new one to give the room a new look.  I considered making one, and while at the fabric store recently, I scoured the home interior fabrics looking for just the right color, pattern and weight.  I had decided on something red or cranberry.  I also envisioned red panel curtains to go with my red bedskirt and a few throw pillows with red in them.  Something to give the room a pop of color.  Nothing caught my eye at the fabric store.  I went online looking for just the right bedskirt, and of course when you are looking for something, you can never find it.  I constantly check out Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Ross for a great deal on the perfect bedskirt, but again - no luck.  It's been a subtle mission of mine for about 9 months now.  I don't set out to go shop for it, but I am always keeping an eye open for it.

The other day I FOUND IT!!  Of all places, I was at Goodwill.  Don't you just love a good bargain??  Here it was, a king size cranberry bedskirt.  It was perfect!

Just look at the price!!

Ta da!  Here it is on the bed.  Now, for those curtains and pillows!
I'm so excited to finish the look~
I love a good find.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Impatient for Impatiens!

Happy Spring!!  Here in the Northwest, Spring has arrived with sunshine and mild (50 degree) temperatures.  I am so ready for my flowerbeds to be anything but brown.  I soaked my sweet peas in water last night and planted them under my kitchen window this morning.  I look forward to them peeking up to greet me in the next few months!

I also planted my Impatiens in a starter tray.  They are now sitting in my kitchen window.  I plan to move them to a greenhouse until they are ready to plant.  I just adore impatiens.  They look so pretty along walkways.

I was inspired to plant them because of a former neighbor who had them planted all over her yard.  They looked SO pretty.  Every year, her house looked so nice lined with these sweet little flowers.  Recently, she lost a battle to cancer.  I plant them now to remember her by.  Every time I look at my yard, I think of Lisa.

I hope your yard brings you happiness this summer.  Happy planting!