Bathroom is Finally Done!

 It took 4 years… but it was worth it!  

The first 3 pictures are the “before”. You can see the little closet to the left of the vanity that we added to the bathroom. We took out the tub and replaced it with a large shower. We took out the glass block window and put in that skinny vertical window. Basically we replaced everything, including the drywall. 

   The next 2 pictures are of Matt and Olivia doing the demo.  

It took forever but I finally found the perfect tile.


I found the large buffet that we used as a vanity at The Crowded House. 


The mirrors and lights are from T J Max Home Goods. 

The door on the shower was $20.00 at Stardust Building Supply. 


The faucets were on clearance for $50.00 a piece at Home Depot. 



Casino Night/Dessert Buffet… Anyone Hungry?

My husband, my best friend Susan and I created a dessert buffet for our friend’s party. There were 75 guests and the theme was casino night. They rented roulette, blackjack, craps and poker tables with dealers. 

I baked everything the day prior. On Saturday morning Susan came over and the assembly line took off! We made ourselves margaritas and ordered take out food from Rubios.  At one point it reminded me of  the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy and Ethel are working at the conveyor belt in the candy factory!  We had a blast!

At the party, our friends had the coolest idea for the food… They had a food truck pull right into their backyard! 

The desserts included mini cupcakes (lemon, strawberry and chocolate) cake pops (red velvet and funfetti), mini banana pudding cups, fruit cups, mini strawberry shortcakes, mini layered brownie truffles, flavored popcorn and sugar cookie bars. 






Vintage Window with Antique Wedding Book

I bought this window for $15.00 from a window company which had just replaced the original windows in a house built in the 1950′s, in northwest Phoenix. 

I bought an antique “wedding book” from Goodwill (just like a baby book but to document a wedding, not a baby). I took some of the pages out and attached them to the window. The wedding book had information in it regarding the couple who originally used it when they were wed in Michigan in March of 1919. That information is still visible on the back side of the window.