Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Pioneer Woman, Projects, and A Puppy!

I was cleaning out photo files the other day (my computer runs like a snail because I have like twenty gazillion photos on it) and came across pictures from when I met Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, at her book signing in my area last year. They made me smile because I remembered how excited and nervous I was to meet her!

I mean, what kind of cheeseball grin was that?

I have made the mac n' cheese, blackberry cobbler and onion strings from her cookbook, they are very yummy!

Inspired by Ree's cowgirl cookbook, I made myself a "Cowgirl Grub" chalkboard.

 I have made a lot of chalkboards for our All That Jazz space, but realized that I didn't even have one myself!

I have loved layering and stacking lately. The little green plant is from Dollar Tree, it's on a pewter candlestick that a friend gave me from her trip to the East Coast years ago.

 I found this little white pedestal while junking for our shop. I put a golden pear in it and stuck it inside the dome I'd gotten at the French flea market in September.

I made the wooden cottage sign for the shop but ended up loving it and keeping it for myself. The red wreath is the first "holiday" item I've put out. It was off-center in this picture but I have since moved it to the center hooks and like it better.

Two new projects in the works~ I love these metal candelabras, they were one of my first "shabby chic" purchases over ten years ago! They were both white and I have them in my bathroom on either side of the mirror to hang jewelry on. Last year I pulled one out, spray painted it gold, and put it elsewhere in the house. Now I want it white again! So it will get a spray down the next time I get a chance. I love using a bright white paint then adding cream-colored candles.

Lastly, this winter etching is an original piece I inherited from one of the cottages my parents' owned. It's a winter scene and I love it, but I want to do my "wall of frames" here. I am just waiting for the big frames to be completed from my FarmBoy so I can decided what else I need to complete the grouping~ then to print out photos! I'm not sure I will keep the sconces there. They have white pumpkins in them now but I would like to put candles in them so the wall has a nice glow.

Lastly, the exciting, cutest part of the post (are you still with me?)

My FarmBoy's new puppy!  I take credit- I found her, adored her for a month, and finally convinced him to go check her out.

Of course he brought her home. Could you resist this face?  


Hard to believe she and her brother were still at the farm store that long! I guess it was meant to be. She is a 12 week old Red Heeler/Bichon Friese cross (um, obviously country dog met city dog in that pairing- oops!)

She is going to be a lot of fun!

By the way, her brother is still pressure.

Whew, this has been a marathon post!  I am busy working on projects for Jazz the next few days and have a packed weekend planned, too. I hope you are all having a fabulous week!!



Polly said...

OMGOSH!!! Lizzie is the cutest!! LUCKY girl you are!!!

All your decor looks wonderful! I am taking tomorrow off to stay at home and get some cleaning, editing, and rearranging done!!

I just posted about my giveaway! Come by and check it out!!



Anonymous said...

Michelle, I LOVE that dome with the pear on the pedistal... perfect little vignette! I had to laugh when I saw the menu... hehe!
Your puppers is a cutie... I wouldn't be able to resist her either!
Have a great weekend!
~ Jo :)

Kate said...

Lizzy is super super cute & adorable. Have fun with her how great to have a puppy. I love all of your images that are fantastic. You got style!!!


It's me said...

O my goodness!! a so so cute !!! i fall in love now i feel it.......lovely........but i also in love with that cottage sign !!! i like your post today.......owwwwwwww....a puppy !! Ria....

Jessica said...

Your puppy is SO adorable! There is no way I could resist that face. I hope her brother gets snatched up soon.

Love all of your other photos as well :)

Free Art Printables said...

I love a good chalkboard! That leaf sconce turned out so cute painted white!

cowgirljlynn said...

love Lizzie, she is really cute!!!

Paint Girl said...

I'm just lovin' the puppy here! That is the cutest face ever! I am so glad she was still there for you guys!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Adorable puppy!!!

Tricia said...

Lizzy is one cute girl...I wouldn't be able to resist either. BTW, you look very cute in your photo with Ree :) Have a nice weekend ♥ Tricia

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I just love all your goodies...the pup IS irresistible! Great photo with Ree~ I love that cookbook, too!

Desert Rose said...

great post and great news about Lizzy!!!

Carrie Ann Eddleman said...

Oh my goodness, I couldn't have passed up that sweet face either. She's so pretty, I love dogs so much. Love all of your decorative touches, especially lice those candle holders. Hugs-Carrie

Carrie Ann Eddleman said...

Oh my gosh, I think my I pad corrected my like spelling to lice for some reason...too funny.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

The new puppy is more than adorable!