I am a wife, mama and DIY enthusiast. I love sharing ideas on the art of homemaking, food, babies, design and how to decorate on a budget. My husband and I are remodeling our home in Phoenix and I share my thoughts, projects and journey through this blog. I hope you’ll stay awhile and take a look around.
It's Christmas Eve, my favorite night of the year! The baby is still sleeping and it's 8am. I'm looking out my big dining room bay window and there's a layer of frost covering the grass, the house is quiet and the tree is lit, and somehow there's a feeling of excitement for the day to come. It's Max's first Christmas and we plan on soaking in each and every moment of this special time. The house is set for family to come celebrate and we are thinking of those who can't be with us tonight. There truly is something special about this season!
Happy Friday Friends! Can you believe this is the last weekend before Christmas?! I think we have all of our shopping done and can just sit back and enjoy this pre-holiday weekend. What are you up to? Today, I wanted to share a fun and inexpensive way to make your own rug... I came up with the idea a couple of months ago when my mom and I were in the fabric store. I had found two yards of unique Moroccan fabric that was very heavy, and as I admired the textile, I thought, I wish I had a rug like this... and then I got to thinking, why not just go ahead and try it? So I picked up the fabric for about $8.00 and three months later, finally got around to working on it.
The edges weren't totally straight, so I broke out the sewing machine and stitched around each edge to avoid fraying. I still need to add some heavy duty trim for extra durability, but I didn't have time to peruse the trim section with Max wanting his lunch and a nap. I had purchased a few rug pads at the thrift store months ago and cut out a piece about 1/4 inch less than my "rug" measured.
Then I laid the fabric down and put the rug pad on top. I used a glue gun and went around the edges in a swirling motion, pressing the pad as I went. The first time I did this, I quite obviously burnt my hand, so be careful. I used the end of a glue stick to better press down the hot glue between the ridges.
It's not quite done without the border, but I love how it adds an extra dimension to my living room layered over our larger neutral rug. I'll let you know when I have a chance to add the border lining, until then, have a Happy Weekend!
Hello Friends! I hope this second week of December is treating you well. I can't believe we're already well into the month and Christmas Season! We had a nice weekend of mostly relaxation, however, we did spend some time digging out some garden boxes and getting ready for Spring planting. There's something so wonderful about working outside when there's a nip in the air and a frosty breeze. Max played in the dirt, ate some mud and absolutely adored being outside. Nothing tires a baby out like spending time in the sunshine. I wanted to share some of the photos that I took from the Arcadia Edible Garden Tour a couple of weeks ago. It was absolutely freezing, but oh so beautiful, and luckily the rain held off the entire day. Husband and I are usually working the market at Sweet Life Garden, but this year we got to visit a few of the garden's before heading over to help man the tables. Wow! These gardeners put their heart and souls into these amazing creations and it's so inspiring! We came away with a whole new vision of the possibilities of edible gardens and what plans we have for our own property. To attend is to be awed and inspired, and makes me so grateful for each and every one of these owners who put so much time and love into their gardens, and open their gates to so many hundreds of eager onlookers. Enjoy!