August 10, 2010

TOP TWO Tippy-roos and a CUTE award:)

One of my favorite posts of the week
hosted by they lovely Mrs. Taylor

Today is TOP TWO 
any kind of tip I want to share with you.
I have SO many I could seriously make this like the longest post of a lifetime
but I decided that there are TWO tips right now that I think are important.

This one effects my life right now, and I think anyone and everyone should take this and keep it nicely tucked in their little nut-shell!

If you ever land you an awesome little vintage chair, 
9 out of 10 times the seat cushion will either need re-covered, or completely replaced.
Concerning the latter, The LOVELY BEYOND BRILLIANT Martha Stewart has a lovely way of completely replacing the seat cushion.
It's so Gorgeous and I LOVE.
all you need is
TWO inch wide Nylon or Cotton webbing 
[which can be found at your local craft store]
Staple Gun
& Upholstery nails!

Measure the LENGTH & WIDTH of the seat adding two inches to each.
Cut enough strips for each size to cover the entire seat area with one inch on each side 
lay the strips across the seat from front to back leaving the extra inch on each side
now fold the end in by 1/2 an inch and staple
cover the staples with the upholstery nails and continue this process all the way around the seat of the chair!
and then you have a gorgeous and semi-new, revamped chair!LOVELY:)


[all photos found via HERE]

[self portrait by Me, Mr & I, 35mm filmstill]

Over the past few years
I have learned so much about what friendship TRUELY is.
I've made several post about this before
But I think it's really important because I feel like a lot of people easily forget or maybe don't even really understand what a true friendship is.

You can read these posts [One and Two] that may help you understand where I stand on a TRUE friendship
 [One, is a little bit fussy, but I think I got the point across in a REALLY nice way]

Three simple Tips on Good Friendships.
A: It takes BEING a friend to others to really have friends.
you can't just take, take, take, and take all of the time.
You have to give back, and Giving is a really important part to a friendship.

B: Friendships should be Stress Free.
Stress is where Work, School, and Parenting [something I know NOTHING about] come in.
We don't go to friends to find Stress.
Who wants that??

C: The Best Friends are the ones you DON'T have to talk to all of the time.
 The best friendships are the ones that you know Will ALWAYS be there. No Doubt in your mind. They are SOLID. You don't have to constantly have reassurance by a weekly or even daily phone call from them.
You can go months without talking, but always know that you can depend on them, 
and even more importantly they can depend on you.

and a BONUS: Friends are numbered.
and REAL dependable friends are hard to come by.
I don't care who you are, or who you THINK you are.
Take those few and treat them like Gold.
They are a rare.

Those are my TWO tips for TOP TWO TUESDAY
Hope you learned something useful

sweetie peaches.

P.S. I  received a LOVELY award from Bree who has one of my favorite blogs, SIMPLY GIRLY

Now it's my turn to pass is on to a few people

My dear dear Friend & Future Sister-in-Law
My friend and very talented future collaborative Partner who just doesn't know it yet ::winkwink::
KANDICE [Obnoxious Kandi]
My St.Jude Give Thanks Marathon Companion, and Future Frappe Friday date

YAY for lots of Future things haha!
have a great day


Vhen said...

that's soo true about friendship!

nice blog!

from Top 2 tuesday!


Helena said...

aw, great tips. I love the ones about friendship. The best friends I have are the ones that I can go for months without seeing, but it doesn't end our friendship.

I'm stopping by from Top Two Tuesday

Lindsay said...

Stopping by from top 2 tuesday! Love your pics :)

Lindsay said...

Stopping by from top 2 tuesday! Love your pics :)

Rachael said...

Sounds like you went through some of the same experiences I am going through with friends. You are right friendships shouldn't be stressful. I love your blog and I'm going to be a new follower.

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

thanks for the great tips! you are precious!!!!

Amber T. said...

I LOVE reading your blog. I'm so so happy that I'm blessed to have such a lovely little friend like you! YAY. I can't wait for our Friday night grandmaw get together!!

Rad Runner said...

Self portrait- AWESOME and that b.f.f. elementary bracelet with a rad kick.. Im gonna make me some of them this week! THANKS!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

You are too cute for words :) I love love love your first tip!!!! I'm so going to try that out!

midwesterngal said...

That's so true about friendships! Being a few years out of college and moving to a new state has really made me realize what true friendship really feels like. It can be sad sometimes, but it's also so amazing to know that the friends in my life right now would do anything for me and be there for me no matter what (and vice versa)!

Leah B. said...

This is such a sweet post! And, I'm so glad to have you as not only my friend, but FAMILY!

malia said...

hi! what a nice post. good reminder. i agree with the friendships not being stressful part... that's a sign somethings not quite right (-:
i'm your newest follower
BIG Hug, Malia

Bree said...

That last picture is too cute!
(I left you something on my blog :))

Kandi said...

awwwww you're the sweetest! <3 and i love your friendship tip. its so so true.

btw, if you want to make a chair for me, go right ahead!
we will be
collaborative partners and make BEAUTIFUL things! <3

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love that sweet little chair.

I treasure my friends and everything you wrote was true.

Mrs. Tasha said...

Thanks for the award, love! Check out mine because I nominated you for one too!

Kristin said...

I couldn't make it through life without my friends!

polwig said...

So true about friendship... I love the photo or You and Mr. the last one kissing and him holding and Axe. Classic... it could make it into a movie poster or a halloween one