Sunday, January 29, 2012

Back In Time

In time to enter a giveawy offered by one talented lady over at Villabarnes.

I haven't been able to sign in to google on my laptop for a while now.  So the idea of trying another computer finally occured to me tonight.  Duh! 
Bingo, I got in.  Back to commenting for me!
And posting again once I get some pictures loaded on this computer, ha!

So check out Villabarnes for all the beautifully refinished furniture and home decor items.
And enter her latest giveaway!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Door Knobs, Hose Heads, and Casters, Oh My!

This fall my favorite junk shop opened a 'vintage boutique'.  People lined up for the grand opening.  Oww some very cool stuff was snagged before I could get to it but I was able to get these 3 large jars.  I've had them on my kitchen island with fall stuff, then Christmas balls.  So what to do now?

I'm stealing copying this idea from someone out there in blogland.  Sorry, don't remember where, if it's you, give yourself a shout out and I'll give you the credit.

These lovely rusty bits are usually in a drawer, waiting for me to create something with them, for shame!  Now they're out in the open, practically yelling at me to get busy!
Some day soon, or not, they will become these.....

Linking up with
Vintage Inspiration Friday over at Debra's Common Ground
Saturday Night Special at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


These are the kind of pictures you get when you put it off until 2am the morning one of the kids leaves. 

My kids birthdays are fairly close together and right after Christmas, end of December and mid January.  

Picture taken after BD round one

 So the little girl is already back in Minnesota, although school doesn't start for a couple more weeks, she's working.  Just to make conversation my last night with her this past August I asked if she had thought any about her 21st BD in Dec.  Why was I surprised when she already had a plan?!  The plan was to go out with some friends here in TX after midnight the day before, then have a family breakfast before catching a flight to MN to spend her BD night with friends there.  And that is what she did, ha!  In all fairness, you do have to book early to get good air prices.  

Picture taken after picking little girl up from downtown BD round one
 The boy is still in town, thank God for local girlfriends.  But school starts for him next week and he'll be off before his BD so we're going to dinner tonight to celebrate.  

Presents are always kind of a jumble, they make their lists and we figure out what to give when.  This year the boy went to a Packer game as part of his presents.  Then only had a few things on his list, including a fry pan and muffin tin!  Mr. Excitement is still deciding what he wants for his BD.

So with the hubbub of family visiting, exchanging gifts, and getting ready for the little girl to leave, we found ourselves presentless on BD eve!  Apparently that dress was not a BD gift but and exchange for Christmas gift, ugh!  Such a bad mommy, off to Target to get a card and CD and what not.  But I did make this necklace for the momentous occasion of her 21st birthday.

Can be worn long or double up and short

21st key charm

St. Christopher and/or guns for protection

Happy 21st Little Girl!
 And Happy 23rd Birthday to the Boy!

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So annoying!!!
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