Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Time Again for a Little Braggin'

Before I get to the actual post, I want to say that I had a fabulous birthday, I have to say 50 is off to a great start and I want to say from the bottom of my heart, Thank You to all who came to my BBP (Blog Birthday Party) I hope you all had as much fun as I did. Also a big hug to each and every one of you for your birthday wishes :)

Now, on to a little braggin'. Just a little........ First tournament of the season and my son Tyler is off to a good start. He received 3rd place for total weight of the two fish he caught. He was hoping for first, but still happy to receive an award. I wish he would smile, he never likes to smile for pictures. But, I still think he is handsome :)

I'm pretty proud of him considering last year was his first time fishing and definitely a first for competition fishing and he won a 1st place and Championship during last season. The two fish he won 3rd with. He wants me to go fishing with him, but I'm not one for touching bait or fish. He tells me he will do all of that for me, all I have to do is cast and reel 'em in :) I'm thinking about it ;)

He is really hoping to get another first and another Championship. I just had to share my excitement with you all :)
Until Later,

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Birthday......

To ME!! Yes, today is my birthday and it is a big one!! The big 50! And I think it deserves to be celebrated! I thought I would throw myself a little party right here on my blog.I hope you all can join me.

I already have my party dress on.

It's such a lovely day that I thought we could eat outside. The table is already set....

I've added some fresh picked flowers to brighten the table too....

We'll have yummy desserts........

And Birthday cake too.....So won't you join me in celebrating 50?

I woke up this morning excited to start this new phase of my life....looking forward to the best years and decided right then and there to live my life with the attitude of..........

Until Later,


(All Photos courtesy of Mary Ruffle)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Junkin' Time Again

Can you feel it? It's in the air.....I was starting to get a little worried.....not a lot was happening in my neck of the woods......but after Saturday.......I think it's official.....Junk Season is here! Woo Hoo and I'm doing the happy dance! I found some GREAT treasures this weekend! I stopped by a couple of my favorite shops and one of them was having a flea market also!

This first cabinet I bought from one of my favorite shops. You are always sure to find something, antiques, rusty chippy treasures, vintage and of course treasures like this great kitchen cupboard that was just rescued from a farmhouse. I snapped this picture just as they were unloading it at my house. I love the color and with a little love (she is missing her backside as she was wall mounted) she will fit right in with the rest of my treasures.

I spotted this next treasure at the flea market another one of my favorite shops was hosting this weekend. She hadn't been unwrapped yet when I saw her, but I knew I had to have her.

I have an old enamel bowl that will look perfect sitting in her and I'm thinking she will either go in my bathroom with additional towels or possibly on my screened porch with flowers. What do you think?

At the same flea market, I found this beautiful wire basket in a yummy turquoise color. I couldn't resist her. And she is quite large too.

See how long she is? This cabinet I purchased from the same shop that I purchased the green cupboard. It's hard to tell by the picture but this little darling has the sweetest light turquoise color. She needs a little lovin and then she will be ready for her new home on my screened porch with the basket on top filled with potted plants.

A close up, still hard to see the wonderful color she has.

I did have one more treasure.....a very large vintage frame. I'll share that with you in another post as I have a little project I want to do with her.

I'm linking up with Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures.

Until Later,


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Surprise.......A little Sunshine

I received a little sunshine this morning........no not from Mr. Sun, who finally decided to show his face today......no, it was even better than that. I found this wonderful little surprise in my inbox this morning. Sweet Sharon over at My Life at Pansy Cottage, sent me a Sunshine Award. She is such a sweet and talented lady. She sews beautiful pillows and aprons and has a darling online shop......Pansy Cottage and Garden. And her beautiful "Places to Go" pillows are featured in the new May issue of Romantic Homes (page 29). If you haven't been by her blog, stop by and see all of her beautiful handcrafted treasures.

Now I am supposed to pick 12 people to share this award with. You may already know these women, maybe not, but here is my list of women who are extremely talented, make me smile and where I find so much inspiration. Click on their names to visit their wonderful blogs:


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Updating My Hutch

I have been living in my new house for a month and little by little I'm settling in. Adding little touches here and there, turning this little space into our "home". One of the spaces I have been working on is my kitchen hutch. I picked it up a few months ago at a great price and I have played with arrangements on it a few times and not quite feeling the "wow" factor.

You might remember this arrangement and I had asked for any and all suggestions........(This was at the old house)

One of the changes I have made to the hutch is to paint the back a very light buttery yellow. (It's a little hard to tell in the photo) I think it helps in showcasing some of the white dishes I have displayed.

I added some of my cookbooks and one of my favorite roosters as a bookend.

Some of my favorite pieces .....white pitcher, bunny jar, grapevine rooster and cloche with a white ceramic pear I added to the top of the hutch.

These shutters I picked up at a yard sale and painted them my new favorite shade of green and added them to the side of the hutch.

I'm still not completely happy with the look.......but I like it a lot better than the "before". What do you think?? Any and all suggestions are welcomed.
Until Later,

Sunday, April 4, 2010

It's back.......!!

Rhoda's "Today's Thrifty Treasures" that is!! I almost missed it! I have been so busy moving and taking care of my son after his surgery, which he is doing very well. A big and heartfelt "Thank You" for all of your prayers. I have been so afraid to leave him, that I have been in this house for 3 weeks. Finally, he told me, "Mom, I'm fine, you don't have to stay here". So I ventured out for about 20 minutes to a yard sale just around the corner from me. And just look at the treasures I found!

This beautiful vintage laundry basket. It's in great condition and will look so good in my laundry/mudroom.

Here's another photo of it. I am so loving this piece and the price was a steal. (Really)

I was so happy to pick up this next little item, a vintage receipt holder, I love the numbers, and excited to see that Junk Girl over at Junk Fest had one too. She had some great ideas on uses for my new treasure.

I don't know what it is about these old barn lights, but I love them. This one was a really great deal and I was told that they have another one and I could have that one also. I love the color and can see them both over my new kitchen island I just created out of a vintage dresser. (That's another post).

Well, that was all I was able to pick up this week. But it is starting to look better as the weather warms, the yard sales are beginning and I can hardly wait to get some "Junkin'" on.

Stop over at Rhoda's at Southern Hospitality and see everyone's Thrifty Treasures.

Until Later,


Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter.