Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Cohen's story awoke a fire in me that I thought had long been extinguished. A fire that now burns brightly and hopefully will be a beacon to others. While I cannot stop the pain that some children and parents must endure I will do what I can to help ease that pain in any way.
The way I chose to ease Brent and Megan, Cohen's parents pain was to donate through a purchase at Stella and Dot. It was actually very selfish of me. I had been admiring some items for a time now but when I found out that my purchase would benefit the Marshall family I grabbed my debit card there was no looking back.
A consultant for Stella and Dot has agreed to donate a proceed of all purchases made in Cohen's name until July 6th so if you'd like to order (once you see their products, you'll want to, trust me) follow the instructions found here to make sure your purchase goes towards Cohen's account.
I just checked my tracking number for my order and it should be here in the next day or two and once it's here I'll be sure to show you I cannot wait to get it! My purchase while something I've been wanting represents much more to me than just being cute jewelry, perhaps I'll share that one day.
Until then, go shop and maybe you'll change someones world.
And, remember what Ghandi said; "we must be the change we want to see in the world."
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
"The Lord speaketh to thee, He said, go thee, thrify shopper and shopest at thy Goodwill. Thee will findeth good deals, odd people, and while thee may smell oddly upon thee's return to your abode thy travels will be worth it."
Blasphemy, ain't it?
"I'm sorry Lord and thank you for blessing me and please continue to supply me with inspiration, perspiration (check) and good deals at Goodwill. Amen. Oh, if you could also please help me find a cheap, working fridge for the garage, I'd be mighty appreciative. Ok, amen."
Still with me? Good!
Here's a little buildup to my Goodwill gold.
Hmmmm, where to start....cloche, that's a good place. I'm glad I can spell that word because I can never pronounce it. If you're wondering, they are glass domes and I lurve them! Here's one I have in the kitchen with a little robin's nest under it
Let me tell you, these things are CHA-CHING-CHA-CHING! I'm always shocked at how expensive they are. I found the above at The Olde Shoe Factory in Lancaster (you MUST go if you haven't been) for $5.00 I believe. Killer dealio my darlings, killer!
Another thing I love, stuff on pedestals.
Don't you just love that? Makes you want it to be fall doesn't it? Thought so. It's the power of the pedestal.
So, what happens when a cloche and a pedestal get all lovey dovey and have a baby?
What did you say? Did you ask what that is? Well my loves, it's Goodwill GOLD! The above is made from a cheese plate and a candle stick. Really? You don't believe me? Look for yourself.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Did you hear that? It was my jaw hitting the floor.
Can you even begin to imagine how amazing that would be??????
I have been in blogdom long enough to see the competition and trust me, Bellom House ain't livin' up to the level. BUT just like Miss America has to start by winning fair titles and working her way up so goes it for the winners of such contests.
So Bellom House will be entering this contest, maybe, just maybe this will be my first "title." Then again, we might just have to resign ourselves to being Little Miss Furball or Queen of Dust Bunnies and Goodwill Finds. Either way, it's worth a try. Ain't it?
Also, I will tell you now that I will be green with envy towards the winner and cannot be held responsible for any catty remarks I may make, do know they are made out of pure, unadulterated envy and deep down I just wanna be you.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Too modern? I just love this one with the glass stopper. Wouldn't even Listerine look amazing in that?!?!Need somewhere to hide floss? I thought this old Sucrets tin would be a cute addition. Wanting some art for the bathroom? I just adore these old medical charts and this one even has the urinary system on it.
Too far? Maybe a little.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Here are the steps after painting them. SO much better but yet so..... BORING!
Wanna see Lilly's reaction to the boring steps?
Here it is...herumpfh that's puppy talk for "eh."
Lilly's opinion mattered and she was right, something had to be done to the risers, just way too much white. I came up with numbers, simple, rustic character, cheap. I hit up my Uppercase Living hook up Nancy and set to ordering the numbers. (If you haven't heard of or used Uppercase Living your life is suffering and you need to order something. Also, if you're at all OCD like I am you'll really love the application process, picking, peeling, centering, it's an OCD dream come true!)
Here are the steps after the addition of the numbers. I wasn't sure. I mean really do you need to know how many steps there are? I just kept thinking "this is odd," "people are really going to wonder about this one." Oh well, I like it and that's what matters right? You're supposed to say "right" here. Thank you. You also want me to stop talking so you can see the picture with the numbers don't you? Yeah, I thought so.
While it's not a HUGE difference, it's something and it gives the steps character.
I will admit to sitting and staring at the stairs wondering if I was crazy, if I wasted $17.00 on numbers, if people would think I was insane in the membrane. Then I saw this!
Those my darlings are the steps in Sarah Richardson's most current reno. Did I just hear you say Sarah who? Don't make me smack you around and make you watch HGTV, I'll do it. Sarah is the host of Sarah's House. Go. Watch. NOW.
I felt vindication. My idea wasn't so outrageous afterall! Yeah, yeah, her's ROCK and mine are still a bit "eh" but my idea wasn't that crazy afterall! See I could have an HGTV show too! Maybe. Ok. Fine. Maybe not.
I'm glad I have at least one fan, Lilly Bean had the following to say about momma's numbered steps.
That's puppy speak for "those are awesome!" She did patoot right after this, so maybe she wasn't so impressed afterall.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Are you thinking, did she say ball pictures? Uh what?
Are you wondering what cake balls are yet? Well they are DELICIOUS! While they can be time consuming they are very easy. If you want to know more check out where I stole the idea from; Bakerella.
WHAT? You haven't met Bakerella??? I have a serious blog crush on her. I'm a little embarassed about how much I enjoy just looking at her blog......cakes and cookies oh my!
Check out her work, have a snack first, you'll need it.
Friday, June 4, 2010
I'm not sure if it's proper blog etiquette or not, but I linked my locker basket light to The Shabby Nest which is a marvtaculous blog by the way!
A plea to the more experienced bloggers, if doing this linky dinky thing-a-ma-jig is rude or presuming please let me know. I promise to always tell you if you have a bat in the cave or your under-roos are showing. Many thanks!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
If you haven't found Etsy.com yet, then you need to go check it out. Wait, not yet, after you finish reading this post though please. I love going through the items on Etsy and trying to think of things to do with them. Which gave me an idea!
Sadly my accountant (E) frowns upon me being EVERYTHING I find exciting and full of potential so to avoid stifling my creativity like telling a 3 year old not to color outside of the lines I thought I would show you, my dear 10 readers what you could do with the many treasures available on Etsy. So today begins a series here on Everyday Life of Bellom; Ideas for Creation.
Take these fantabulous hooks for example.
Would these not be amazing as coat hooks? What about as towel hooks in an all white bathroom?
My first thought was they would be awesome curtain brackets!! Use a dowel painted black with some wispy white curtains, and just plop that dowel on those hooks, amazing!
How about using them as hooks for outside hanging baskets, SO much better than boring wrought iron scroll ones you grab at Home Depot.
OR, attach the hook to the ceiling and use it to hang a chandelier. This would be especially helpful for the plug in "lamp" chandeliers that I've seen a lot of lately.
The Etsy seller suggested using them as shelf brackets (love it) or just as visual candy as decorations on a shelf or as part of a mantle tableau.
Are you in love with these yet? You wanna buy them? You love them and wanna marry them? If you do, here, go for it baby! One condition. If you buy them, you MUST send me pictures of how you used them! Oh, and please, don't paint them. Please. Thank you for your cooperation.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This is as close to fame as I'll get. This is the only time in my life someone might say "yeah, I know her." Well, besides when that "what, I didn't tell you I'm a crossdresser," first date incident went public. That's another story for another time though.
I sent Lisa, owner of Urban Farmhouse my blog link so she could see the new kitchen pendant and she posted it on her blog. Dudes, she has 212 followers that means that 424 eyeballs might gaze upon my ramblings. That would be 422 more than ususal (I'm referring to the fact that I'm the only person who reads this, for those who struggle with math or my odd sense of humor.)
So, without further ado, my first blog to blog encounter...