Polka-Dots Make Me Happy!

Sorry I went MIA!  I didn’t mean to be gone so long but you know how that goes.

Continuing with my mini home makeover, I’m tackling all the things in my house that I have painted black.   After we moved into this house in 2007, if something sat still long enough, it got painted black.  Looking around my house now, I’m determined to brighten things up!

If you love polka dots (who doesn’t) and lots of color you will love the dresser in my entry now!

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You can also see in the after picture my new wall color by Valspar which is Gray Silt.  I love it!  Ok I will be back soon with more progress!

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Lamp Love

I am on the hunt for some new living room lamps.  I want something that is clear aqua glass with a big light bulb shape.  The problem is I can’t really find what I’m searching for. 

So far this is what I have found:

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Found here $140.  Love the shape and color but not the price.

Then we have this for $50 which isn’t a bad price at all but just not in love with the shape:

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I also found this lamp base at Lowe’s for $34.97:

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Which might look cute with this shade from Target for $19.99:

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What do you think?

 

Heather Ross Fish in Bags Baby Quilt

Heather Ross Baby Quilt
I had a baby shower to go to yesterday and of course like normal “Beth fashion” I waited until the last minute to make a quilt.   When I was looking at my fabrics to decide on which ones to use, I spotted the center of the quilt which is 4 blocks that I had made well over 2 years ago.  Since I was so short on time I decided I would go with those 4 blocks that were already finished and use that in the quilt.
Heather Ross Baby Quilt
The Heather Ross Fish in Bags is one of my all time favorite collections right next to the Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt.
Heather Ross Baby Quilt
The mother didn’t know the gender of the baby and she loved the quilt!  It will be perfect for either.  Coincidentally their favorite college team color is orange.

What’s next?

My tights mean business.

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

I’ve been struggling with where I am in life and where I want to be lately. The two are light years away from each other. The thing is I don’t really know the path to take to get to where I want to be. I guess I will just take it one day at a time and surround myself with what makes me happy.