Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Favorite Bag

Do you have a 
item to sew?

You know, 
that one that you just want to keep
making because it's 
so easy, you love
how you can
change it up to make it your own...
or it's just plain awesome?!

Well, I definitely do.  

It's from a Simplicity pattern
but of course I don't have the cover and
I can't seem to find it on their website.
So, sorry Simplicity, but this all the credit you are getting for this one
Please forgive me, pretty please!

Here are some of the bags I have created from this pattern....

(yes, i agree.  this collage is awesome too, thanks picasa!)

I did have to tweak the pattern 
a bit as the lining wasn't 
fitting properly.  
I also added and inside 
pocket to most of these as well 
as a rosette because...

rosettes make everything prettier!  Obviously!   

Have a great Tuesday everyone 


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I SPY - Around The Home

Leave it to Ashley from 
to come up with a FUN little way
for us all to get to know each other a bit better!

She has started a new series called

You can check out past entries

This week's theme is 
I SPY - Around The Home

Here's what's happening at 
la casa Dougherty 
this week. 

I spy my morning cup of coffee
in my 
Anthropologie Mug

I SPY my 
freshly painted kitchen!

See the makeover here!

Love Lives Here

I SPY my big guy (haha, I made a rhyme)
the Hawaiian necklaces
Nin & Popop picked up
on a recent vacation.

I SPY my most
Christmas Gift from my crafty

LOVE LOVE LOVE this rope basket!

I SPY one of my very first 
refinishing projects.

I SPY a 
into some handmade decor for a 

Look for that post in May.  I can't wait to show you the finished product!  

Now run on over to Little Miss Momma and she what she is spying around her gorgeous home.

Thanks for letting me show off some of my home to you today.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kitchen Makeover (Part 2)

It's here, it's here!  

I'm BEYOND excited to share some photos of 
our 'NEW' kitchen!

Ok, it's not new at all but it looks and feels new and we are thrilled. 

Let me remind you of what it looked like just a few days ago....

And TADA.....

So much better, right?!  I feel like the countertop, which I hated before, has finally come to life.  

We spent days sanding, deglossing priming and painting.  

If I don't sand a single item for the next year, I'm pretty sure I'll be ok with it!

Here is a before and after of the glass cabinet over the stove:

We decided to remove the panes (?) from the glass which I think makes it look much cleaner and updated.

We are thinking we want to use yellow as the accent color. 

I say we because I said "Ad, what do you think of yellow?" and the response was "Huh, yellow?  Ok, sure"

I think he's really into it!  HA

I hope you all enjoyed my little kitchen makeover reveal!  

Has anyone else done a makeover recently?
I would love to see them!  

Again, I will leave you with a few fun pics I took this morning.
I hope everyone has a FABULOUS Tuesday!  


I've been waiting to link up my kitchen makeover to Holly's amazing white party over at 504 Main!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Kitchen Makeover (Part 1)

Hey everyone! 

I'm sorry that I have been absent for the past week.  
Husband and I finally decided 
to tackle the kitchen cabinets.  
It's not that they were the 
but they certainly weren't 
the best 
and our kitchen 

looked dreary, boring, tired..blah

See what I mean

More before

I wanted to get this project done so badly I was up until 2am this morning.  I dragged myself out of bed with husband at 5:45 just so I could see his reaction! 


Anyway, now that I have you all on the edge of your seats just DYING to see this new kitchen.....

I will break the bad news that the reveal won't be until tomorrow.  It's dark and rainy here and is no bueno for great pics.  Also, I like the idea of everyone going, UGH! I want to see it NOW! 

(insert evil little laugh here) 

I'll leave you with a few FUN pics I took yesterday.

I'll meet you all back here bright and early tomorrow