Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry christmas and happy new year!

Christmas chocolates that I made!

Me and my little cousin, Abigail, on Christmas. :)

Sideways blizzard of 2010! I couldn't get the photo 
to flip. Oh well, you get the idea!

Merry Christmas to all and enjoy the new year!  I've been pretty stressed out recently with school but thank goodness the semester has finally ended (good grades! ;] ) and now I can get back to blogging...kind of.  It's just weird thinking that I only have ONE more semester of school... AAAHHHHH!!!! 

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Song of the day: Song for No One. Miike Snow

Cottage view.

Holiday cottage.

Julia, Kara and Shauna while out in NYC.
Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The past few weeks I've been on vacation from work and just a couple weeks ago I started school... MIA! Here's plenty of random pictures to make up for lost time,

Birdhouse by the cottage-- now you can see it since I trimmed all the ivy! 

Here's a little package I put together to bring to Kara Ann's house lunch! Our famous (and to be blogged about in the future) quesadilla pockets! Or pockadillas, we like to call 'em.
Simple ingredients. oil, cheese, salsa and tortillas.   

Dinner and dessert with Kara and Kevin after lunch. Orzo pasta salad, mmm.
Step one: Make orzo.  Boil water, let sit, strain, stir, you know the drill.

step two: dice up some cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and cucumber

step three: mix it up!~!

step four: add some spices and/or dressing (we used a little italian dressing when we got it to our plates)  and gobble up!!! 

And for dessert........... 

CUPCAKES!!! and yes, they're in ice cream cones. :) 

My vacation was filled with lounging around, hanging out with
Last shot of the cabana season!

Am I obsessed with birds or something?



DIY glass mosaic table I made with Drew.





Love my close-ups ;)




Look how cute the ads are in the bicentennial book!


New cottage treasures:P
Close up shot on this baby, I love it!
Aren't these little slipper socks super cute?!

Next table project!
Cracking wood makes for wobbly tables.. I have to sturdy it up!
Now time to paint and mosaic.

and last but certainly not least...
My first etsy purchase!! I love these baby compasses! They're so small and cute, I can't wait to use them for something, I just don't know what.  


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

rain, rain, go away.

Huge and intricate spiderweb right by the cottage!

I FINISHED my Mediterranean style table! Let me know what you think!
Remember the cheap, old table i found at a garage sale in my projects galore post?
Here's what it looks like now!

Phase one - finished laying and gluing pieces of glass, ready to grout!

Phase two - heavy coat of grout to get in all the crevices!

And, taadaaa, the finished piece, wiped down and shined up! Top view

Table view :) I LOOOOOVE it! 

Also had a great day out with Kara and Hammy (who I hadn't seen in ages!) We went to Moe's

Embrace the rainy day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

glass mosaic work.

My little closeup shot preview to my table I've been fixing up! More below ;)
Closeup shot + my shadow.

Just starting out, nothing is glued down as of yet in this shot..

Making progress, day two or three...

Closeup end of day three shot :) I like the colors, 

I think it has an almost mediterranean feel!

 I made a new mural for the cottage this year, my little tradition. It's a little less extensive than in previous years, but still very typical of the cottage. some shots below!!
(check out my ode to the cottage post to see murals from the last few years!)

New cottage mural 2010!! :)

Along with that, Drew and I worked on grouting the table we started. I think it looks preeeeeeeeeetty damn good, if I say so myself!

Picture from after we wiped off the first layer of grout. Still not done-- almost....
I've also been working on my garage sale table project. i think it's coming along nicely, especially from what it looked like before (see my previous post if you want to see a before picture ;] ) spray painted it white from the dingy, crusty old (piece of crap) looking table and got started on laying out the glass!

Aaahhh, here is the final result! Bright and colorful, I love it.
Next step is to waterproof it, but we decided to save that for another day.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

projects galore!

A nice shot of all the spray paint I bought at home depot :) 

A decanter that my mom happened to break the second we got home, so we used it as a vase instead!


Side view of the new blackboard table, fun fun!!

Top view with a few doodles from me and friends! :)

Thats it for now!

This little glass basket was also a garage sale find. Fits in the kitchen perfectly after we cleaned it all up!

This table was also a great garage sale find, perfect for me to fix up and mosaic!