Monday
Sep102012

Rug DIY {weaving two together}

Forever ago a few of you asked how I stitched my two World Market jute rugs together. I being the bad blogger is just now getting around to sharing, for that I apologize. Here is the before...

I bought two 6x9 rugs for my oddly shaped room. Custom would have been too expensive as you all know I live on a debt free budget. I highlighted the JUTE TWINE I used in red so you can see the steps easier. To begin wrap the twine in and out of the both rugs at a thick point then knot. The spacing (holes) in this jute rug makes it easy to push through with your fingers.

Be sure to pull tight as you go to keep the two rugs tight together for a clean finish.

You simply go down through one space in the rug and up through the opposing rug over and over.

As you can see I tried to keep the spacing as even as possible.

This is the finished product! The twine I used blends easily into the jute so no one is the wiser. Both Jenny and Bryn did posts on using colored twine to stitch two rugs together. This would also be such a fun look!

Let me know if anything is unclear or if you have any questions!!!!

Friday
Sep072012

A Boys Room {mine to be exact}

KJ's room is about finished. I only need to conquer a few organizational items and then I will call it a day. It was a simple plan, but one that I think will last many years. The only changes that will need to be made as he gets older is the art, for now it represents his 5 year old self perfectly and that makes me quite happy. To be honest I am tired of being in a constant state of change. I am SO ready to be in a place where I can just be and I am almost there!

On my to-do list so I can finally give it rest:

finish painting the house

Do Ellie's room which I am so excited about!

A small kids art table in the dining area

Hang the art that has been sitting on my floor for the last 6 mths.

Laundry room overhaul (I need more organization)

back yard transformation (crossing my fingers on this one, any locals know resonable landscapers????)

Some Sources found in this previous post. Let me know if want to know anything else!

Thursday
Sep062012

A Whimsical Affair

Whether wedding, birthday bash or just because I think this would be an affair to remember. I am already thinking rehearsal dinner for KJ. Ha. How fun would this be to attend! Of course a good does of Arnold Palmers, croquet, and a bit of blue grass to dance away the night would be a must. Purely Southern and whimsical makes for a mighty fine pairing I would say.

1. BHLDN

2. Kellen Jacob Photography

3. Amy Merrick

4. General Knot & Co.

5. Etsy

Wednesday
Sep052012

Good

This a reminder I need to keep in plain view daily.

by Best Made Company

Tuesday
Sep042012

Lake Living 

A few days before school began good friends graciously let us stay in their lake house. I must say when I think of myself I imagine the beach as ideal for vacation mode, but after this lake trip I must say I am a full convert. Most schools already began in the area so the lake was empty and still. I felt a pure peace that I hadn't felt in awhile. We canoed, ate well, and just watched the children have the time of their lives. Although both can swim quite well we decided that life jackets were a requirement just incase they grew tired. Even I wore one for the long swims and I know my swimming skills or lack of could not save a soul. Safety first, right? Needless to say a lake shack is officially on my wish list. Ha.