Monday, April 25, 2011

Change of Plans

So for weeks I've been planning and measuring and planning and obsessing....and obsessing some more over my craft room/honey's office. The truck was lined up to go to Ikea and pic up the most fantastic cabinets and butcher block countertops.  (in my head it was PERFECTION, cause that's how I roll).

BUT.  common sense and a $1000 price tag for the bones of our new work room (not including the delicious fabric and lighting and on and on....) was just not in the budget, considering we've got a lot of big ticket items on the horizon. to Goodwill I went, (a little snarkily because quite frankly, second hand stuff gives me the heebs) looking for inspiration.  AND...lo and behold....I FOUND IT!

$10 bucks, for the coolest vintage lamp....and just like that....Goodwill, made it into my good graces.  I'm in love with this lamp.  So much so, that I kept shopping...and even went to a second Goodwill store!  I found the best treasures.  Most of them need some tlc, and a whole lot of cool scrapbook paper and mod podge, but I have a vision.  

I even found a GORGEOUS new, old desk.  

It's so huge it almost had to live in the doorframe between the kitchen and office, but a little cursing and prodding later, and it found it's new home.  It's almost perfect.  Just a couple marks from being well loved (and perhaps from getting wedged in the door frame).  And the best part is, it was 40 bucks.  The bread box in the upper left corner is going to be painted and de-breaded, and is going to be a new home for my bills that I don't want to look at. was $2.  

I added my childhood dresser for storage, and took the mirror of the matching vanity and made it the perfect spot for my sewing machine.  I'm loving this room!  It's not quite done yet.  All of honeys books and other assorted crap I don't want to deal with are in boxes behind me...but from this angle, it's even prettier than the Ikea room I created in my head.   More pictures to come as a I finish organizing...and mod podging!  

Friday, April 22, 2011

Eat Me

Or rather eat these.  

I call them the Shut UP, no way! Peanut Butter Cookies.  They are so easy.  A little too easy in fact. Which is good for the 14 year old, because they're so easy to make he gets to have them regularly...not so good for my old lady metabolism and the bridesmaid dress i need to squeeze fit into in 6 weeks.  Regardless of how fat they'll make you, you're going to flip out when you hear the recipe.  Ready?

Shut UP, no way! Peanut Butter Cookies (i really do call them the way)
-adapted from Post College Kitchen's Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter -creamy or chunky...your choice
1 cup of sugar-brown or white or a mix of both (insider tip-the brown makes them chewier)  
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg

Form into balls and flatten on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

yep.  that's it.  4 ingredients.  no flour.  no butter.  and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now.  Oh...and if you want to get funky with them, throw in a couple handfuls of quick cooking oats and a bunch of chocolate chips.  You're welcome.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So why Smoosy?

Hello!  Welcome to my Blog!  I'm sure you're wondering...or maybe not, but too bad...where Smoosy came from.  It's a bit of a silly story involving a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a card that the flower shop owner, so very carefully and with much love and attention to detail, scribed "smooshy, smooshy"love Rob, as "smooshy, smoosy" love, Ron.  (eh...close enough) And so unbeknownst to the flower shop lady, smooshy smoosy was born and has become a bit of a term of endearment in our house.  So....after much deliberating and agonizing over the perfect blog name ( was so hard!),  Smoosy it is.  

So my friends and family keep harassing urging me to start a blog and open an Etsy shop.  So...i finally caved to one of their two demands.  I've decided to start with the blog and work my way up to the Etsy shop.  I've decided to wait on the Etsy shop until I get my new craft room up and running.  I'm disturbingly excited about it and can't wait to start work on it next week during spring break!  I'll post before and after pictures hopefully by the end of next week.  I've spent hours (literally....) planning and designing and measuring and decorating the room in my head, and a little on paper.  I've googled craft rooms and come up with what I think is going to be super fantastic and totally inspiring.  I can't wait to start!  Also, I'm sure honeys can't wait for me to get on with it either since my "planning" totally interferes with our tv watching time...

yes.  we're that cutting edge.  Jealous?  

So stay tuned to my blog for random blogginess, craft projects that if I can do, anyone can do, recipes worthy of repeat performances, and the occasional picture of this dog. because seriously.  look at that face.