Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Another Project

I’ve been seeing a lot of repurposed lamp shades so I thought I would give it a try.  I picked up a lampshade at the thrift store and bought some burlap ribbon and I had some muslin that I made into bows. I attached the burlap and bows with some hot glue.  I’m one of those that like instant results, besides, I just wanted to hang it on my patio!


It’s kind of hard to see as I was looking into the light.



The possibilities are endless!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Fairy Garden Fun

Long time no post and no excuse, other than just “life” itself! Motivation and inspiration…I’m kind of lacking those right now but I did manage to pull something together for once.

I thought I would share with you an idea I have had in my head for quite  some time.  I finally managed to drag out my ongoing collection of pieces I have acquired for this project. 

I found these cute little marked down chairs in the after Christmas tree ornaments.  I guess they had beach theme ornaments…who knew?! I wanted to paint them white and 6 months after Christmas I finally did.


Found this paint 1/2 price at Michael’s Craft Store.


When I was looking for fake plants to use I found some neat succulents but they wanted $6 just for one, so imagine my excitement when I came across this  $6 wreath at the thrift store, with greens and succulents!


Yay for me!


I had purchased this lantern and the green mossy grass 1/2 price. Then I picked up the styrofoam, little flower pots and some rocks. I had the little fairy and flowers. I just laid the grass on top of the styrofoam and then placed the items where I wanted. I didn’t want to glue them in because I wanted to be able to change it up now and then





Enjoy your day!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

More Magnet Fun

Awhile back (here) I told you about my old ceiling tile and how I wanted to use it for a magnet board. I’ve been on the lookout for pieces that would make great magnets. Part of the fun is finding objects that I can turn into magnets. I came across this metal bird thinking it would make a neat one.  I found these pretty paper flowers in a craft store. You can find some neat things in the dollar bins once in awhile too!

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Starting to bring on Spring…


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Terrible Twos

Jasper is just like a kid in his terrible twos!  He has been so darn ornery it’s not even funny!  He likes to go from one “no” to the next.  If it’s attention he’s after, he sure is getting it!  I hope he calms down the older he gets!


He just keeps at it……..


and at it….




He wears himself out!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Another Change

I just love watching Fixer Upper on HGTV with Chip and Joanna Gaines.  Love her decorating style.  I changed things up a bit above my fireplace. Again, just trying to lighten things up. Still love my primitives but maybe adding some rustic farmhouse touches.



We just had our 26th wedding anniversary and Rusty surprised me with some pretty flowers!

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Have a great week!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cupcake Wars

Has anyone seen Cupcake Wars on the Food Network?  Jones Bros Cupcakes from Omaha, Nebraska competed on the “Country Music Award” episode I believe in 2012 and won!  Since then I have always wanted to try one of their cupcakes and I finally got the chance this past weekend.  I chose a Red Velvet cupcake. I actually wanted one of each but decided that wouldn’t be a very healthy approach. Scroll on down and I’ll let you know how it was…

The anticipation… Couldn’t wait until I got home to open the box!


Look at that frosting… I had to sit and stare at them for awhile… a very short while!  Smile


One last look…


How many bites did it take to finish the cupcake?   Not very many!!  As a matter of fact, it all now seems like a distant memory to me, a very yummy distant memory!

The result……………..

It was scrumdelicious!!

Sweet memories,


Friday, February 13, 2015


Found this cute little piece the other day.  It wouldn’t be that hard to make. In fact I bought it with the idea that I would make something similar but we all know where that idea went……..nowhere! lol



Drug out my stamps and punches and made a Pinterest inspired card. A person just needs a HUGE craft room with different sections, stamping, stitching, painting, wreath making, etc.  My problem is I can’t just zero in on one craft.  I like to do several so therefore I end up with a lot of supplies!


Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!