Thursday, August 18, 2011

Simply Creative Blog Party #10

 One of the highlights of my week is seeing all the great things people outside of my bubble create! I love being inspired by you. That's why I host this party every week.

Let me run you through a typical day in the life of me:

I get up, nurse the baby, feed the other kids (real food, not breast milk) break up fights, monitor "screen time," change two kids in diapers, fall asleep sitting up, clean up after the babies, make the big kids pick up their messes, feed the baby, run the laundry through, on a good day maybe I'll fold it, hardly ever put it away, make lunch, cry, feed the baby, be interrupted 50 times an hour...  you catch my drift.

Lately I hardly have time to read my different favorite blogs. Okay, this isn't me playing the world's smallest violin. It's just me saying I appreciate you guys for linking up to my party!

Thank you! So what have I been up to when I'm not doing all that stuff I told you above? I'm trying to recover my couch. It's a big old fraying mess of plaid,

This was the ONLY picture I could find quickly of the old couch. Sure I could take the slip covers off to take a picture but that would require getting up- So no.

but hey I found it on a curb in Jersey and it was FREE!

It's a work in progress!

I've finished the cushions though!
And yes jumped on the recover my couch in painter drop-cloth! I researched all my options and really this was the most budget friendly option. If I didn't have four very slobbery, dirty kids I would invest in a better fabric or heck buy a whole new couch. But, that's not in the card right now.

The materials I used for the piping was even cheaper. I used left overs from my clothesline and covered it with an strips of fabric from an old sheet. Zero dollars. High Five!

Now here's what we have from last week:

New Thrifty Finds

DIY iPhone Case & Foamic Sheet
by Creative Mind

Brady Bunch Cake
by Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

Swimsuit cover up/dress TUTORIAL

Thanks so much for posting this my friends! What are you up to this week?


  1. Wow! Thanks so much for featuring my Brady cake! You made my day!


  2. I saw this and thought of you and your love of toilet paper rolls! Have fun checking it out:

  3. Checked it out and they were amazing!!! Thanks for the heads up and you are totally right about my love for everything toilet!!

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