Wednesday, May 30, 2012


My winner from Blog-A-Pal-Loosa is: 
 Drum Roll please~~~~~

                         Natural Nesters~                                                                                 Girls Please get in touch with me so that I can get your information!!


Thank You & Many Blessings

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Went Thrifting!

It has been sometime since I have been thrifting I mean really thrifting, where I get to take my sweet time look around and around to look for some awesome finds, I can tell you this... it was so nice to visit some of my faves. I picked up a few things, allow me to show you just what I brought home~

This huge haul was from Goodwill I just love these storage bins, an older lady was eyeing them so I let her have 2 others and I brought home these 3, I also bought a bunch of stickers for my angels end of school gifts for classmates and I found a few items for the house too. I paid $23.00 for all of this!
This haul is from a church charity shop that I had not been in, in some time.  For some reason I am so into glass and when I see something I do not have I tend to pick it up, I also love to read so almost every trip to the thrift store I buy books.   I am a big reader and I would rather feel a book in my hand then to hold any devise to read, plus most books are cheap under $1.00 and I like that.  This cross candle holder I want to use to make a flower arrangement on.  Everything else I will use on future projects!!  

Tell me what you have purchased lately that you did not have to spend a ton on!!

Thank You & Many Blessings~

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Little Makeover & Paint Projects

What do you think of the color of my blog background?  I asked several seasoned bloggers for advise & one suggestion was for me to change the background color as they thought it was a bit difficult to see my pictures & text clearly so I went to work!!  Hope you like it, I sure do!

Paint Projects~
Now onto my paint projects~  We are on a break from the stairs for the time being. I needed to order a 1" router bit online because we were not able to find one in any of the big box stores, I did at least get to prime the risers.  So since we were on this break I decided to do a little painting on some items I felt needed some sprucing up.


I painted the brass giraffe a glossy black, he came out really cool now, I think I would like another.
I re-painted my quails a gold color because I just felt they needed to be gold, but I think I am gonna need to tone down the gold a bit, but they kind of remind me of my angels so I put them next to their picture on the coffee table.

Then I painted these vessels which are actually candles therefore they are all wax.  I thought they would be difficult to paint but I just needed to give them several coats before I got the desired coverage.

This poor little planter I have painted it so many times I just can not find the right color for this, I will live with  this for awhile maybe it will grow on me.

I am pretty happy with the turn out of each of these pieces.  What do you think?

Thank You & Many Blessings~

Keeping It SimpleSumo's Sweet StuffShow Off Friday

Thursday, May 24, 2012

BUSY~BUSY! Stair Update step 2

I have not posted anything new since my husband & I have worked late into the evening on our stairs & I have been very tired, just so tired to even turn the computer on.  I am hoping I will have some pictures and a longer post next time!  I must tell you I have enjoyed working side by side with my husband on this project, we had fun & made the best of our mistakes!  Which were many =0)  I can not tell you how many trips we made to Lowes and still I will need to go back tomorrow!  UGG, I will be so happy & proud once this project is done!

My husbands early Fathers Day Gift a new saw~ He had to buy another one (not pictured) since we burned the older one out with all of our cutting!  I LOVE using power tools~

We started off using pine ( I hate pine) for both the treads & risers, but I do not want to paint the treads so we used the knotty pine for the risers which I will paint white(ish) and stain the treads oak! 

So we have finished with all the cutting, measuring & fitting, I will start the painting & staining next week once the angels go back to school.

I need to start looking for a runner, I don't know what I want!  Any ideas?

Thank You & Many Blessings~

PS~My Giveaway is still open so enter & tell all your family & friends too!
It will close in a couple of days, so hurry don't wait~

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jute Ribbon Pretties~

Today I went to Michael's and found this really cool ribbon.  It came in many different colors but I chose these three: Brown, Gold & Cream

I came home straight away and made some little pretties for my lamps, candle stick holders etc...

The little crystals are actually Christmas ornaments, I used different colors for contrast~

I used the gold ribbon with clear crystals on my favorite thrift store lamps~

I used the cream color on my apothecary jars with some bling in the vanity area of the bathroom~

And I used the cream ribbon on my other thrift store lamp to hang the key from~

Don't you just love it~jute ribbon!  I have never heard of such a thing and I am so glad I found them, I am planning on going back to Michael's tomorrow to buy more because I am sure I will find more projects to use this ribbon on, like maybe some new lamp shades???

What would you do with this ribbon?  What color would you get?

Thank You & Many Blessings~

Craft & Tell

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I linked up with the above

Stair Case Remodel STEP 1

We too hopped on this band wagon of tearing up the carpet from our stairs, whew what a job that is, I know you have seen many posts on that process but allow me to add one more!  =o) 
This is the grossness we started with~YUCK!

We got it down to bare wood & we did not want the angels to get splinters (contractors used L~O~W grade wood) so my husband thought to get some rubber  to make it softer for the angels, that's the black you see. 
As much as I loved the idea of using the black  rubber as treads it was kind of difficult to realize the depth of each step but my husband came up with a GREAT idea.  A few weeks ago I stopped at an estate sale where I bought these silver letters & numbers so he asked for them to add to each step~letters go down!

Numbers to go up!  It worked like a charm, the angels move up & down the stairs with their normal ease all thanks to daddy.
This is step 1 (no pun intended) stay tuned for more steps ~ha ha I did it again!

Thank You & Many Blessings~

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Blog-A-Pal-Loosa Day 14~MY DAY!!!

Yeah, to day is my day. I am I so happy you stopped by to check out this treasure chest of a giveaway that you just might win! I agonized for days about this giveaway & what I wanted to giveaway since I have never done this before, I thought I wanted to add items that I would use & were related to my blog; home decor, thrifting, DIY, Cooking & Fashion.  Here is what I came up with:


I had this piece of beautiful fabric on hand, maybe used for a bulletin board~
A Lovely Scented Candle~
Butterfly Drawer/Door Pull~
Paper Flower for a wreath, gift or as an accent on a vase~
Small Frame, these take paint so nicely, should you care to change the color~
Cupcake Bath Salt after a day if DIY'ing
A Nice Book to cuddle up with~  
Necklace & earring set, to make you feel more beautiful than you are~
This was my thrift store find, a new wallet~
Add some bling with these~
Ball of Lip Gloss~
I believe in the written word, Note Cards~
Craft Paint & Decorative Ribbon to get your creative grove on~
Decorative Serving Dish~

Get to entering at each of these blogs~

Thank You & Many Blessings

It is very EASY to enter all you need to do is **FOLLOW ME & LEAVE A COMMENT ON ANY CURRENT OR PAST POSTS**!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 13 of Blog-A-Pal-Losa

Participating in Blog-A-Pal-Loosa has been so much fun, I have so enjoyed seeing what all of these amazing women have put together to give away to their loyal readers and today you will not be disappointed. ()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()())()

The winner of my giveaway will receive a $20 gift certificate to UUPP Prints Etsy shop! UUPP has fresh, inspirational prints displaying anything from a Julia Child or Jane Austen quote to an endearing message for your sweetheart! Here is one of my favorites: 
You'll find this giveaway at Inside My Present on May 18th! See you then!

And here is my button for my blog:
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 12~Blog-A-Pal-Loosa

If you love to paint but hate all of the prep work then you need to enter this giveaway! I am going to enter & pray that I win!! =o) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

Howdy!  I'm Jennifer from Don't Mess With My Tutus! - a sassy little place I used to use to sell custom-made children's clothing but now I keep to share my recipes, redos and realities of life!  Since becoming a full-time SAHM, I have been having fun 'junkin' in jammies' most Fridays and recently took the plunge with Resuscitation Annie - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that is!  Now this fabulous paint that requires NO PREP WORK when refinishing furniture (HUGE bonus!!) was sold to me by fellow re-decorator AND courageous momtrepeneur Rhonda McCleskey from Restored ~ Home who has graciously offered us today's prize!!

3 samples of Annie Sloan Chalk paint and an ASCP color chart, 2 chip brushes and 1 bar of handmade "Painter's Friend' Soap!!

Rhonda has such a generous spirit and I am excited to let you know that in addition to this giveaway, 'local' gals can also enter to win An Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Techniques Class at Rhonda's new store in Alvin, TX - a $165 value!!

I'm sooo excited to introduce you to Rhonda and tell you about the Grand Opening of her new store Restored ~ Home, so head on over to my blog to read all about it AND register to win!

Good Luck!
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Blog-A-Pal-Loosa~ Day 11

Okay, only 4 more days left of Blog-A-Pal-Loosa, so that makes this day 11! ~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+
Today's giveaway is from Claiming Our Space

I am so excited to be part of Blog-a-Pal-Loosa (thanks for including me Randee)!  I have loved seeing all the previous giveaways!

My giveaway is for a set of 4 hand stamped tumbled travertine tiles, a set of 4 slate fridge magnets with a Celtic design and a set of 4 porcelain tile magnets stamped with green dragonflies. 

I hope you will head on over to see D and I at Claiming Our Space to enter.

To see the other giveaways, click here.

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