Monday, February 20, 2012


I've lurked but haven't totally gotten the bug yet.  I do have to force myself to stay away though because i am certain it could become a new addiction for me.  I am in awe of how creative others are.
So here are a few of my inspirations from the site.  And i will apologize now if you i follow me.  I am pretty boring to follow.......for the moment. :-)

First inspiration was for a niche that has sat empty for almost 10 years.  It it huge, like 70 X 90.  I wanted something i would love, not just like.  While searching for ideas on how to start my own 'family gallery wall' because of my new love for photography, i came across this.  I finally found the tree on Etsy and then ordered it on Ebay for a better deal. :-)  It came with beautiful white cherry blossoms that disappeared on my light creamy taupe walls.  I did keep them up for a few weeks and even changed the photos three times before deciding to switch over to leaves.  Jeff never knows what he is going to come home to and was very cute when he noticed the blossoms were down and leaves were magically appearing.  His response:  Does our family tree change with seasons?  I am extremely happy with the end product and excited that i can interchange the photos any time.



My bestie Rachel made this for me.  It's everyone's birthdays
and our anniversary is in white.  LOVE it!
We don't wear shoes in our house.  This is one Asian custom i converted my sweet husband to.  We always come through the garage and take our shoes on and off there.  Well as you can imagine, with three girlies and a Mamma that loves shoes....we have too many lots of shoes!  Looked at lots of options and even came across some ideas on Pinterest.  The solution that worked best for us were these two units from Fred Meyer for $29.99 each.  Best invest i've made in a long time!

Each person had their own shelves and boots were scattered on the ground.

Jeff's mess!

This will work if your shoes are about size 1 or larger and holds 30 pairs of
women and children's shoes.  As you can see, Jeff's shoes take up more room.
The other shelves we used to use, now house the boots that were over the floor.

Flip flop holder.
Last but not least....Valentine's Day!
Made the girlies 3-D Valentine cards with this inspiration from Pinterest.  The picture does not do them justice.  The reason i knew they were awesome was because my husband actually made a comment about how 'great' they were. :-)

My next inspiration actually came from Pottery Barn.  Love everything they have to offer but don't love their prices.  I thought these envelope chair-backers would be a fun way to give the girlies their Valentine goodies.  They were super easy.  I don't own a sewing machine and did these all by hand.  I know....can you believe i don't own a sewing machine?  I would love to learn how to sew but afraid if i get a machine, i will never leave it's side. :-)

Pottery Barn's version for around $30.

My version for under $5.
I think i'll add their names next year.


  1. Beautiful SuLee! You give me inspiration yet again. :)

  2. you're awesome. I totally want those shoe racks!