Monday, December 24, 2012

Entertaining Ourselves Update

I have corrected the misspelled words (my proof reader was a little slack, you know good help is so hard to find) and Buck is a Cockapoo for those who asked.Great dog for families with allergies. 

 This is how my kids are entertaining themselves over Christmas break...dressing the dog in their clothes. Oh, did I tell y'all we got a dog? I totally meant to. Did you know it is almost as much work as having a new baby?


 OMG! Is that not the cutest face? I really like him now. I was a little shaky in the beginning, but he has settled down and so have I. 


We are also making jewelry out of money. This is a great last minute gift idea for nieces, nephews, babysitters etc. You can watch this video on YouTube to make one yourself.  

Lots of fun at Casa Hydrangea.
Hope your holidays are merry and bright!!
xo Sissy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pantry Heaven

Did your mom ever tell you money can't buy happiness? 
Well, she is probably right but a fabulous new pantry can!!


Another sneak peak of my kitchen...
The pantry.
 This from a girl who only had two small cabinets to store food for a family of 5 hungry pigs. This girl had a dream, a dream of pull out drawers, shelves and mirrored doors. 
Joy to the world, I'm one happy girl.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Star Light Star bright


Did you ever in all your whole life see such a fabulous star?



Because of the reflection of the 1 million sequins it was really hard to get a good photo. Or maybe my star is just not very photogenic, it runs in the family. I am sure it is not my photography skills. Here I took it off the tree and tried it on my new cowhide hide because dang! that rug looks good with everything.


Then I tried it sitting on my new counter tops against my new back splash. 
Still not showing off it's true beauty. 

Final thoughts? I am filled with joy every time I see this star sitting on the top of my fat, fluffy Christmas tree. My kids had a ball working  on it as did most of the neighbor kids and even some of my friends. It definitely took a village and we still have to finish the back...next year. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kitchen Update


 Still not finished, hoping to have most of the kitchen completed by Thursday. 
Today the cabinets guys are coming to put knobs and pulls on my cabinets and drawers. Do you have any idea how hard it is to open cabinets without hardware? 



My hardworking tile guys were here until 9:00 last night putting up the back splash behind the range. Good times. World's best picture? No. But at least it gives you an idea of where all my money is going. White carrera tile in a herringbone pattern. 

For some reason Bill thinks that the new fancy range equals more, better cooking. I say crazy talk, everyone knows they are there to look pretty. 

And a special thank you to Luci. Your comment on Monday made my day!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tree Topper

I've been looking for the perfect tree topper for ages!! You know, the one that's going to change my life and bring me joy forever. Is that too much to ask?




I considered this one from Anthrolpologie, whimsical and inexpensive.




Or should I go traditional? Fabulous but predicitable. Ballards here.
I just need something that shouts "Look at me! I'm shiny and bright!!"
Then I remembered...


Our little holiday craft from last year...the homemade sequin ball. Big hit at our house, hours of holiday entertainment. 



So now there's some of this...



And a whole lot of this going on at my house...can't wait to show you my                                      new tree topper. I am sure it will bring me all kinds of joy.