3.24.2015

China Hutch Makeover

Remember how I showed you my new hutch in my kitchen? Well guess what, I FINALLY got it done!!! Here's the before pics when this oak beast was sitting in my basement:


I told you earlier that my husband actually made this in high school (see his initials at the top?) and it has been at his parents house since he made it. I always told him that when we finally got our house that I wanted it in my kitchen to hold all my pretty dishes. Well folks, that day has finally come. After 6 years of waiting for this baby its finally mine! 


Over the years I have fallen in love with milk glass and I have slowly been collecting. Hobnail is my favorite and it has taken me 6 years to collect as much as I have. Its pretty hard to come by these days so I love that I now have a special place to put it all! (Don't mind all the food on my counter. We were about to have a dinner party and I was too lazy to clear it off for the pictures. Sometimes I forget I have to take good pictures...)


I love how it looks in my kitchen. It really brightens up my space. Aaaaand now I have more spaces to decorate for holidays.  :)  (I'm sure my husband is rolling his eyes as he is reading this...) 

Close up time!


Its embarrassing to tell you how long it took me to get this to look right. I arranged and re-arranged these dishes probably a thousand times. I feel a little badly that it took almost an hour of my life to get this how I want it....but not that bad. :) 


I love that I have some really unique pieces that my mother-in-law found for me for Christmas. I was so surprised! 


Its also nice that it has the doors on the bottom so I can put all my other serving dishes that don't quite fit in, in the bottom. 


If you don't remember these candlesticks I used them on my Christmas table setting and these new gold ones almost put me over the edge. Ah! I am such an old lady at heart. 

Ok one last before and after just for dramatic effect: 


Thanks for humoring me in all my silly musings and taking the time to look at a silly piece of furniture that makes me happy. :) 

-Ali 



3.23.2015

Freshly Picked Moccs Review and Giveaway

I have been so excited to hit publish on this post today. Mostly because 1. I love giving away cool stuff and 2. Freshly Picked is awesome.


When I first got my moccs in the mail I was surprised at how durable the leather was. As one who has tried to sew her own moccs, I know good leather when I see it.


I also loved how the stitches are insanely straight. The elastic also goes around the entire shoe which makes it really easy to slip on but not too easy to slide off. Which is a perk since kids are constantly losing their shoes.


And now onto the giveaway! I have teamed up with Freshly Picked to bring one lucky winner one pair if moccs in ANY size and in ANY color! Plus The Rain Barrel is offering a $20 store credit to the winner!  And check out some of her new prints!



Enter the giveaway by entering on Instagramand find us @dreamcrafter101 or @therainbarrel

The giveaway will end on Friday at 9:00 am

3.21.2015

Little Adventures Dress Ups Review

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that this week we had two really fun giveaways from Little Adventures. It was pretty cut-throat since we were giving away Frozen dresses :) But I also wanted to share with you these super hero capes they sent for my boys.

3.16.2015

Easter Throwback 2015

One of my fave things about running a blog is looking back to the previous year and looking at all the stuff I made. Its funny how styles change and we develop as people. I love seeing what I still love and what things I go, "Why the heck did I ever make that?" But here it is folks. My Easter round-up. The good, the bad and the...90's.



3.05.2015

Lucky Leaves

Clever title right? Right? My sister actually came up with it. I needed some creative juice help. ha ha. Aaaaanyway, head on over to The Crafting Chicks to see how I dressed up my lovely Ikea plant for St. Patricks Day!


-Ali