Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New domain

Hi guys!  Just popping in really quickly to tell you I changed my blog address!

Instead of maggieandabbie.blogspot.com, you can now find me at twoohtwoseven.blogspot.com.  Change your favorites accordingly!  If you follow me in a reader, nothing should change.

I can't wait to show you guys what I scored at the International Collectibles and Antiques Festival at the Metrolina Expo this weekend, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow! Tee hee hee.

Friday, July 1, 2011


Hi guys!  Sorry, long time no post, but sometimes quality trumps quantity, right?  That being said, my secret goal for June was to post something every. single. day, but alas, I fell off the wagon.  I forgot to do a post one day and since my goal was shot, I figured why continue?  So, I'm going to let you guys in on my goal(s) for July, so that I have someone to be accountable to.  Here goes:

1) 3 posts per week (Posting every day just isn't realistic for me. I would end up writing about what I ate for lunch and my new toe nail design - currently patriotic, fyi - and I'm sure you guys have better things to do than read about ramen noodles.)

2) Open an Etsy shop.  Right now I'm in the throes of production, working on handmade items so I can hopefully before the end of the year open an Etsy shop.  Stay tuned.  I really hope to get it going by the end of July.

3) Launch a new blog design!  Eee, so excited about this one.  I'm almost finished with it but I want to launch it simultaneously with my Etsy shop, so you'll have to wait just a wee bit longer.

Okay, that's it for now.  I'm off to figure out how to make homemade ice cream for the 4th.  I've never done it before so I'm crossing my fingers that it turns out edible!

Have a great holiday!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sea Glass

Do you guys love sea glass as much as I do?  I've never found an "authentic" piece of sea glass (Wikipedia says it's more common in the northeast than it is down south), but when I came across a bag of sea glass at TJMaxx for $5 the other day, I knew exactly where I wanted to put it. 



It's hard to tell in the photo but the blue and green glass really pulls those colors out of the granite in our bathroom.


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Friday, June 17, 2011

Etsy Dreaming

I love browsing Etsy.  There's just so much to look at that before I know it, I've spent a whole afternoon click-click-clicking away.  That and Pinterest.  Oh, Pinterest.  Anywho, here are some items I recently found on Etsy that I just love.

eReader Techee Sleeve at Rogue Theory

Antique Brass Owl Earrings at Cute Charm Jewelry

North Carolina Pillow at lovecalifornia

Coffee Cozy at natalya1905

Seahorse Pendant at Fingerprince
(This seller has reallyyyy cute owl pendants and earrings too, but I tried not to make this an everything-owl post.  Even though I really want to.  Because I love those cute big-eyed suckers.)

What have you been dreaming about lately?


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Independence Day Decor

I used my Tuesday off this week to pull out all of my July 4th decor.

First, I wove some patriotic ribbon through my awesome wicker wreath forms.

Cute, right?  And soo easy!  I just love these wreaths!  I have a flag out front too that I didn't take a picture of, of course.

I got these pillar holders on clearance at Target (I think) last year.

This basket was a yard sale find last year.  It still had the 50 cent price tag on it.

I threw some flags in this little pitcher (bought a four-pack at HobLob for $1!).

I got these little votive holders at HobLob two years ago, I think.  On clearance, of course.

Okay, this isn't really patriotic, but I bought this mini table runner at Target on clearance for $5, so I just had to include it!  Isn't it cute?!

My brother's moving to Nashville tomorrow, so I'm off bright and early in the morning to help him get moved in and settled.  He's starting a 9-month program at SAE next week, which he's pretty excited about.  We had dinner Tuesday night and I had the thought that he may not ever live in North Carolina again, which made him kind of sad.  SAE has a job placement program, so hopefully they will be able to get him a job after he gets his certification, and I seriously doubt it will be in NC, but I guess you just never know!  He's never lived on his own before, so it will be interesting to see if he can figure out how to do laundry and other domestic things.  I think it will be good for him though.  I'm just proud of him for following his dreams! 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ziplocked Bikinis

Our master closet makeover is 90% done, but I'm waiting to find the time to finish the other 10% before I show you guys!  In the meantime, I've been reorganizing my clothes to fit with our new closet design.  In our old closet, I kept my pajamas on two shelves of that massive wooden shelving unit.  It worked well, but there just wasn't a place for them in our new closet.  Since I decided to pack away my out-of-season clothes this year, I freed up two drawers in our armoire.  I was trying to figure out how all my PJ bottoms, sleep shorts, t-shirts, etc etc would fit into these two drawers, when I realized that my bathing suits (which had to stay in here too) were a mess.  Whenever I would open this drawer to find a suit, I had to rummage around until I found a matching set.  It was really annoying, not to mention having them all just thrown in there took up more space than necessary.

What a mess!  I thunk and thunk about how I could remedy this problem, and I thought, hey, how about ziploc bags?

I put each of my suits into its own little ziploc, except for my two tankinis and one-piece that wouldn't fit.

For some reason, I have one other suit that was hiding behind me and didn't make it into the pics.  I honestly didn't even realize I had this many bathing suits!  The purple one on the left actually has two bottoms that go with the same top, and I have black bottoms that go with a black bikini top and a black tankini so counting each of those as two suits, I have 10 suits!  Geez, no wonder they were always a mess.

Much better, don't you think?

So what do you think?  How do you organize your bathing suits?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Scrapbook Paper Mantlescape

On my baby shower post a couple days ago, you may remember I mentioned that I loved the mantlescape I did.  I loved it so much that I didn't want to put my old things back out.  I've become a huge fan of white lately... anything I buy (except for clothes... can't stand white clothes) has to be white.  For the baby shower, I put scrapbook paper in the frames under the TV and loved how it brought the whole color scheme together.  So instead of putting the photos back in the frames, I rummaged through my paper box and filled them with cute scrapbook papers.

I love this one oh so much.  The silhouettes are velvety soft and it's just so stinkin' cute!

I lovey lovey love it.  And it was so simple... why didn't I think of it before?