Monday, April 21, 2014

Bar Cart Styling

I've been wanting a bar cart for a few months to make a decorative and purposeful statement with my bar ware.  I needed to free up space in my space in the breakfront for new glasses and dishes I got for Christmas dinner last year, also. I began on a search for bar carts, and of course, started pinning away on my Pinterest board. My dream  bar cart can be found here with it's faux gold bamboo glory and here with the big wheel, but they're not easy to find, and hundreds of $$. I decided hacking a Target cart means I have funds left to  serve up the good stuff. And you can thank me later.

    I found the Threshold for Target wood and metal cart above. It was $120 online, but I took a chance and went to the store and found one on clearance for $90. I figured this one is one of the cheapest carts I could find that wasn't a Craigslist disaster. When I check out, it rings up for $38! 

I ordered wine glass racks from Amazon for about $10. I spray them gold to co-ordinate with the cart:

To complete the look, I spray an old gifted shaker, but just the outside and the cap, for a two-toned look. Same thing with this old chair bottle opener:

Just got this Craft Cocktails book, and the pictures are amazing!
I'm dying to have a party, or happy hour here. Anyone free at 5 o'clock?

Need more bar cart  ideas? 

Click here to see the same cart upgraded, and here for inspiration.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter from Rubi and the Bull.

    My little girl in her Sunday best spikes, along with her lamb and bunny, want to with you a Happy Easter! We are blessed to have her in our lives! Bully doesn't yet realize it, but he is, too. He's working on being the best big bro.

It's not easy getting these two to pose for a family portrait.

 They did their best.

 The pup has grown twice her size in a week! I believe she share's her mom's flair for accessories, hence the dachshund infinity scarf.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rubi's first day

    Ruby has been part of our family for a full day now. We have gotten to know her more, mainly her pee habits (goes outside, can use a pee pad) and her poo habits (still working on those) and her likes and dislikes (likes human companionship, dislikes bright lights). I think we've got the hang of the new puppy thing.
   And, yes, we call her Rubi to the general public because I can't always make up my mind and because it's so much easier than explaining her overly dramatic name that was essentially an inside joke between my hubbs and me.
     How is Bully handling his new sister (or granddaughter, or new trophy wife, I've not yet decided)?
He avoids her and is waiting for her Florida vacation to end. I give him three weeks to come to terms with reality. 
 He won't even look at her.  He makes no effort to hide it in this body language. It's pretty rude.

He tried to hide in a house plant. 
 I had to force this paw bump.

 and take this photo at and angle that looked like he cared:

So far, they co-exist, and that is pretty good in our book.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

It's a girl

Look out world, we added another Whit' !

Meet Erubiella Whitmire, or Rubi if you prefer.
She is an eight week old Maltese and Daschund mix that we adopted just hours ago! Shawn and I have been looking for a puppy since last September and finally found 'lil Rubi. She came from Saving Grace and Her Furry Friends Rescue and I am so glad we waited to find the right pup.

I mean, she and Bully are tail twins!
Shawn is very, very set on spoiling her. He is treating very much like a human baby and has stated we will purchase a babybjorn so she can accompany him while he tends the yard.

Please, please,  consider adopting!  The rescues are full of animal people are always looking for the best homes for their animals. They want you have the right match and are often sacrificing so much.   Saving Grace, Warm Hearts Rescue, and Justin Bartlett are great Florida organizations that I've personally worked with, but there are countless others out there.

and now, the out takes!