Thursday, January 22, 2009

a whole lot of great things at home

First, do you remember this red enamel pot I got through Freecycle? Well, I decided to order some vinyl letter stickers from this Etsy shop, and they arrived yesterday! They're anything but perfectly positioned, but they do remind me that there could possibly be a snack hiding inside.
And this arrived ages ago, and I keep forgetting to post it! It's my very own blog book, which I ordered through Blog2Print. I am very happy with it, and if you're looking for a physical record of your blog, I highly recommend it. The only things which are kind of funny are that the comments are compiled at the end of the book, rather than with the posts (you may be able to change that somewhere during the process of creating your book), and any text that contains a link is in the same colour as the rest of your text, which can make for some funny sounding sentences. The process was quick, easy, and the book looks great. I have enough material for about 10 more books (this one only covers the 6 months before P was born) so I should order my next one soon. One more thing - they offer free shipping in the US (I had mine sent to my sister, who sent it to me).

Despite all of the reflections in the glass, I think you can see this gorgeous print that Adam ordered for our living room. I bought a hideous piece of 'art' at a yard sale, in this square frame, for $2 last summer. Since square frames are hard to come by, and this one is perfect for over the couch (although I hung it a bit too high) I think that's a pretty great deal.
Speaking of great deals, I found this adorable wooden bus with cute little riders at Frenchy's. Phillip's latest favourite song is 'The Wheels on the Bus', so I knew that he would love this. And he does.
And here are the blinds! The pictures aren't the greatest, but I'm quite happy with them. I think I have enough leftover fabric to make a couple of cushion covers, so maybe I'll get to that on the weekend. The pattern is from Simple Soft Furnishings.


Ingrid brought a couple of her Barefoot Contessa cookbooks over at lunch time! I'm excited to devour them. Thanks, Ingrid! I'm at home today, trying to rest a bit and shake off this silly infection. Thanks for all of your kind thoughts - I'm sure I'll get over it sometime soon. :) There's some comfort coming up later on. Happy Thursday!

10 comments:

Teresa R said...

I was just remarking on another blog how much I love red kitchen stuff, and I see you have this gorgeous pot (from freecycle, no less...the best thing we got from freecycle was cement blocks, which are not nearly as pretty). I love that Blog2Print book of yours!

Alli said...

Nice Blinds and great deals!!! Get well soon! : )

VoofaVoofa said...

So tell me about the books! We've been talking about doing this, but I haven't really researched it. It scared me, because the images on the blog aren't print-ready. They're the wrong dpi. But I see now in your book they print pretty small. So is the quality okay? Our blog is our only record of A's life thus far; seems like she would have it in print!

VoofaVoofa said...

p.s. Didn't you once, long ago, post a link to a site that had a big diagram of the scary corporations who own nice-sounding organic companies? I mentioned it to someone the other day, but now I can't find it to forward it to them.

sherrieg said...

Thanks!

Voofa - they do print quite small, and the quality is fine. It's funny that you mentioned that link - if you click through on the 'red enamel pot' link in this post, you'll get to it. It's from Good magazine, and is here:
http://awesome.goodmagazine.com/features/009/009buyingorganic.html
:)

Sherrie

Amber said...

Love it all!!! Great idea to letter your pot. That font fits the style really perfectly. I have to check out that shop now. :)

And your blinds turned out fabulously! I adore that fabric. :)

Aaaaand now I really want a blog book. *sigh*

Anonymous said...

Hi. This is Caroline and I work at the company that creates the Blog2Print book. I thought it would be helpful for your readers to have the direct link to create a book which is www.blog2print.com. Also, we ship all over the world but only offer free shipping in the domestic US. Hope that helps. We look forward to any feedback you can provide us as we strive to make the product easier and better to use.

sherrieg said...

Hi Caroline - thanks for commenting and filling in that info - it's always nice to know that there are people behind the product, you know? :) The things I mentioned in this post are the only things I would change - it would be nice to have the option to have comments with the posts, and it would be perfect to have an embedded link in parentheses after the linked text. It's easy for me to say, since I know nothing about how difficult it must be to set that up, but someone must know all of the ins and outs. Thanks again for a great product - I ordered my second book the other day. Thanks again!

Sherrie

Lori said...

I feel moved to tell you how much I love the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks and I hope you get a lot of inspiration from them. I think they taught me how to really cook (don't tell my Mom.) MANY super tasty recipes in them.
Also, The Wheels on the Bus is the only song that would lull my son to sleep when he was tiny. Glad Phillip likes it!

Lori said...

I feel moved to tell you how much I love the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks and I hope you get a lot of inspiration from them. I think they taught me how to really cook (don't tell my Mom.) MANY super tasty recipes in them.
Also, The Wheels on the Bus is the only song that would lull my son to sleep when he was tiny. Glad Phillip likes it!