Tuesday, May 29, 2012

a start to this tin woman's collection
Jane @ urbanejane.6:50 PM 6 comments

it has been a while since I've posted. Things have been pretty busy, and with report cards ahead, things promise to only get busier.
I figure I would start by sharing a simple post (I know I've promised to share my wild misadventures with homemade jewelry, and I'll do that soon... promise).

Monday, May 14, 2012

lacquer tissue box turned charging station
Jane @ urbanejane.6:52 PM 3 comments


Currently my side of the bed is the neatest between my husband and I (which is a shocker, considering my husband is Mr. Clean most of the time), but before I start gloating I have one big bone to pick with myself.

Friday, May 11, 2012

yo mama! (and an award :)
Jane @ urbanejane.11:48 PM 2 comments

Got any plans for celebrating Mother's Day? Aside from a family dinner this Sunday, my mom told me she received 4 free tickets to the circus for next weekend (*crossed fingers* for Cirque du Soleil), so I guess we'll be extending our MD festivities over the next two weekends.

I just checked my blog email for the first time today (*tsk. I know), and I was so pleased to see so many amazing emails from fellow bloggers responding to posts & my comments. The blog community is seriously awesome.

One of the emails that brightened my day was one from Samaa at Honey Sweet Home who has graciously awarded me with being:


As Spiderman would say, with much power comes much responsibility ;) ... so with it I am to share 7 random things about myself (you can read Samaa's here :) 

Ready? Buckle up! 

1. my husband and I have a secret voice we use at home when talking to each other. It changes from annoying squeaking to a strange static sound... k, I never said this would make you like me more.

2. I have a problem with laughing at inappropriate moments (i.e. if people trip, fall, slip, you get the twisted picture). 

3. A life achievement that I am proud of, yet not proud of is finishing a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts in 30 minutes. They're just so light n' fluffy!

4. I got my puppy-dog off of the Canadian equivalent of Craigslist. For free. With free grooming forever. Call me a cheapskate, but I needed any leverage to convince my husband to keep her (and he loves a bargain!)

5. I've perfected the art of smelling my own breath. My face twists very unattractively, but it's quite effective. I'll DIY it one day.

6. In high school I tried out for the school play (Dorothy, the scarecrow, heck, I would have taken Toto if they let me!), but they were too nice to reject me outrightly, so they invented a character for me. I played a marching army man. like, seriously? Not even a flying monkey. An army man.

7. I've had size 9 feet since I was in junior high. I basically grew into them. My uncle has called me Big Foot since then and I've always been aware of those ham hocks.

Well, I hope you've learned a thing or two about yours truly.
To spread the love, I'm extending this award to:

&
Sharon & the ladies at Elizabeth and co.

These ladies are uber talented and always post inspiring eye candy. Check them out & I'm sure you'll agree! :)

Hope your weekend is nothing short of wonderful!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

diy Kate Spade knock-off
Jane @ urbanejane.6:43 PM 16 comments

One of this spring's trends that I am seriously loving is all of the neon pink! I've seen it in home decor, clothing, shoes, bags, you name it.


I saw this diy done before & thought I might give it a whirl (my wardrobe is seriously lacking pops of colour & thought this statement necklace would be parrrfect).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

life as of late - part 3
Jane @ urbanejane.10:52 PM 3 comments

I know it's only Wednesday and the week is not yet done, but it's been pretty packed thus far.
Thought I'd share some moments with you...

I thought I would try out a local bakery that I've walked and drove by many times. Kate's Town Talk Bakery had some serious desserts.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

mod podged fabric frame
Jane @ urbanejane.9:01 PM 15 comments

The title pretty much sums it up!


You might remember this little guy that made an appearance on the table I recently refinished for a friend. It was such an easy craft and one that puts fabric scraps to use in a really chic way.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The little table that could.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:08 PM 11 comments

Happppy Monday! (I guess that's rare to hear, isn't it?)

I am pleased to finally share this post with you, as it is loooong overdue. A friend of mine had a table that her (seriously adorable) daughter used in her bedroom.

Friday, May 4, 2012

A look through my shopping bags.
Jane @ urbanejane.7:36 PM 9 comments

Happy Friday!

Before I kick off a weekend of fundraiser-walking for a great cause and spending my other free time with the other half, I just wanted to share some of my latest purchases & thrift store finds.

I love these small notebooks I found at Chapters Indigo in the clearance section. They were marked down from $8 to $2 apiece! I was seriously tempted to buy one in every design!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Greek key window treatment
Jane @ urbanejane.7:15 PM 2 comments

Currently our bedroom stands as one of the ugliest rooms in our house (in my opinion) and has been on my mind lately as a room in serious need of some TLC.


You can't really tell from this picture that looks like a beige-y blur, but it has medium grey walls with beige (Ikea) curtains, which look great separately, but together make a terrible combo.
{don't let the pretty flowers outside fool you...}