Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Haunting My Pretties

Happy Halloween! (Now run along and bring mama her candy)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Leftover

Happy Friday! ( is it really Friday already? )
This week has just slipped away from me. Do you ever feel like that? I don't know where the month of October even went!
Well, apparently more than just time has been getting away from me. Yesterday when i was dusting the shelves, i found this little leftover from last Halloween!

EEK! Really, i do dust more that just once a year! Guess i just haven't been paying very close attention to what i was dusting!
That shriveled little glittery glob use to be this cute pumpkiney ba-ling!

O.K. while i'm in confessing all, see that glittered-up acorn in the picture above? Well, after a few days of being in my warm house, that acorn gave birth to a couple of larva. Yeah, you heard me, larva. Now, don't get me wrong-i love bugs-i just didn't expect them to appear in my blinged-up fall display!

...and i ate big globs of cookie dough while pretending to clean up the kitchen last night.

Thats all i got...for now ; )

Hope you have a fantastic Halloween weekend and your kids collect all your favorite candy!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Gopher: "If i was you, i'd think about skedaddlin' out of here"

Winnie the Pooh: "Why?"

Gopher: "Cause it's 'Winds-Day' "

We woke up today to a beautiful misty morning

The colors are almost at their peek...and then came the wind. Good-bye to the leaves,

and hello to sticks!
It's got to be the dogs favorite time of year

Chasing leaves and chewing sticks

Smelling the air

I love the breeze through the house and how it billows the curtains. Rylee can keep inventory of all her leaves from here.

Happy 'Winds-Day'

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Favorite Find and a Sneak Peek Room Re-Do

Well, here she is.

Isn't she beautiful?
For years i've looked for a large wire laundry basket, without any luck. I've searched estate sales (not to be found) and e-bay (crazy prices) but then a few weeks back, i eyed this baby in the back of a woman's garage. She was having a sale...i don't usually rummage through peoples garages! I asked her if she would be willing to part with it, and without hesitation she said, "How about twenty bucks?"
O.K. Gaia, stay calm... "Sure, that sounds fair" Insert happy dance here ; )

This is by far my favorite find of the year. I tried her out through out the yard and all over the house, but ended up filling her up with fabric and using it in my craft room.


I began the re-do of Ms. A's bedroom. Here is a sneak peek at her new wall color and bed,

yummy chenille bedspread and bright pink throw,

and re-painted desk. Hopefully i can finish this up in a reasonable amount of time! Stay tuned for the reveal coming soon!

I want to say "Hey!" and "Welcome" to a few new followers! Love having you here.

Have a great Tuesday!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

So Happy To Have You For Dinner...

" 'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards order yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world"

~William Shakespeare~

Welcome! Today i'm linking up with A Fanciful Twist for a little spooky fun. Come join us at the table where you don't know WHO we're having for dinner! Boowhahaha!

The guest that never leaves
Would you like to sit at the 'head' of the table?

Our main course, mmmm

More visitors

Thanks for being our guest!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Suitcase Make-Over Revisited

Happy Friday! Today i'm joining Miss Mustard Seed Creations for her "Furniture Feature Friday"

I thought i would re-visit this suitcase that i turned into a table. This was probably one of my favorite projects and one of the easiest too!

I started with this big, boxy suitcase (if you're familiar with my suitcase obsession, you'll realize i had a few in my stash!)

Then painted the surface with Sherwin Williams 'Muslin' leaving the studded outside trim the color it was

I bought four unfinished legs, painted them and attached them at the corners with leg-hardware-attaching-thingies (gaww..i have no idea what their called!)

Ta Da! A loverly little table. I thought it would live in our bedroom, but it soon became a place for Sweet Man to pile his dirty clothes...uh, yeah-that wasn't working for me

So i tried it in the living room behind the love seat, and i love it there!

The perfect place for all my junkies ♡

I'll have to tell you about the train cases under the table later!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a relaxing and creative weekend!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Garage Sale Gods Were Smiling

Just when you think the season is over, the garage sale gods smile upon you and send you an end of season wind fall of wonderful junk. This weekend i went to one sale (which for me is like only eating one bite of a cookie) and met the sweetest lady. Don't you find you met the nicest people at sales? This woman was cleaning out her late Aunts home and decided to have a last minute sale- i decided to take a last minute drive, and the garage sale gods smiled on us both!

I've been thinking of re-doing our powder room and adding a gallery of small prints-these horses will be perfect

(I know, another project)

Couldn't pass on this Pottery Barn drink carrier- it's useful, right? ; )

This little pile of wonderfulness was only $5.oo (little happy dance)

The wild flower book is filled with beautiful illustrations

I'm going to turn these into magnets-another winter project

And then there was the wall of metal boxes. I wish i had taken a picture at the sale-this was only a smidge of what she had for sale. I'm a sucker for storage boxes, especially when there this cute!LOVE this sweet girl. The marker came off pretty easily with a 'Magic Eraser' and some 'Goof Off '. I scrubbed them all up and now think i'm ready to re-organize my pantry. Yes, another project.

But the best find of all was an old wire laundry basket. I've been searching for one of these for.ev.ah. In my euphoria, i forget to snap a picture of it. Next time.

Now i'm off to start the re-do of Ms. A's bedroom. Yes, i know...another project!

I had a great time linking up with The Shabby Nest for 'Frugal Friday' and saw SO many beautiful blogs and amazing projects. Welcome to several new followers! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments ( you know how we love comments!) I can't wait to make a big cup of coffee and spend some time exploring your blogs!

What projects do you have planned for the winter?