Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy 2012!

"We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but potential."

~~Ellen Goodman~~

Hope the coming year is filled with inspiration, family, fun and much success at what ever you take on!

From my Nest to yours, have a Happy New Year!

See you in 2012!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
So glad to see you here! Come on in and take a look around!
Remember the happy couple from last year?

And this great garage sale find from last summer?

Sure, the church is a little out of proportion, but i'm o.k. with it

Feather tree's

and snow man families,
and that little snow monster from winters past {yeah, that's me ; ) }
Greetings from far and near,

and remembering the miracle of the oil.

From my family to yours, have a safe and happy holiday season!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Crafty Friday

I've been a bit buried in the past lately. This is really nothing new for me, my head is always a century or two behind, but literally, i've been sorting through books , war memorabilia, forgotten letters that my Grandparents have had squirrelled away in their basement. This came to me by way of my Father, who recently packed up and moved West. Being the only child, this is where it ends up- on my dining room table, and i'm thrilled...just a little over whelmed! I'll show you some of the amazing things i've uncovered, soon!

I know that's just part of my excuse for being a negligent blogger. I haven't had time to be very crafty lately, and i know my glue gun is feeling lonely!

Do you love these things like i love these things? Almost every outlet in my home is sporting one version or another of these plug in scent thingies. But then a friend told me of one of hers, that was empty and still plugged in, catching fire, and i decided right there that the love affair was over!
But i LOVE my scented thingies! They disguise doggie smells, and dirty carpet smells, and i'm so hooked on having seasonal scents!

So, i pulled on my BGP's {you know, big girl panties} and switched to reed diffusers. I'm not so good with change- it's different. So, here's where i'm at, i love the Yankee Candle scents, but their large decorative bottle is almost $20...yikes. I decided to get the refills at around $9 and cuteify up some bottles.
I pulled these wide mouthed lovelies from my stash

Poured in the oil and reeds, then realized i should have decorated the bottles first. Duh.

I carefully wrapped a bit of burlap { cuz burlap makes me happy} and glued on a vintage flower

Did the same to this one, only i used tulle behind the flower

I tried to find places out of the way to put the diffusers, because you know with kids and dogs, that oil is ending up in the carpet!

They really fill the room with a lot of scent, and hopefully i won't knock them over when i dust.
Sometimes change is good. I think i'm going to be alright ; )

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Hair Couture

It's that time of year again! Time to grab your glue gun and get your Halloween bling on!
I grabbed a stash of ribbons, an orphaned flower and other miscellaneous stuffies {including Whoppers and Milk Duds : ) }

Sure she's cute, but every girl can use a little glitter mist and some sparkles

I pulled the plastic center out of my flower and removed a few layers of pedals- then ate that glitterie Milk Dud {i have no shame}

A shot of black spray paint and a dusting of black glitter, cuz glitter makes everything better {so do Milk Duds} Right?

I hot glued some ribbons to the underside, then added a hair clip.

Glued on my shiny sweetie, and...

Ba-ling! Halloween hair couture!

Here she'll wait till Monday

How are you haunting your Thursday?

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Every trip up to our Northern nest takes us past beautiful farm land. We've watched it bud green in the spring, flourish in the summer, and go golden in the fall.

Fall is definitely my favorite.

Every trip up North, takes us past this abandon house. What is it about old, neglected houses that makes me want to rescue them?

I love the curtains in the front porch window... with no door knob...or porch

She just needs some love! Maybe a nice coat of paint {and floors, and windows, and a new foundation...and plumbing}

The lawn looks to be in good shape! That's a plus, right?

Look at all that yummy architectural detail {and that random wire, huh }

There's an amazing barn- i could finally have my cows and chickens! {after a bit of patch work}

And look, i could even have my own craft cottage!
Bonus pallets! Score!

O.K Time to get back in the car, quit trespassing, and just drive.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Goodbye Sweet Summer

Where, oh where, did the time go?
The girls and i spent the summer at our new nest in Northern Michigan. It was a summer of no schedules, no pressure, and no worries!

We spent our days walking the beach

Playing with cousins

Oohing and ahhing

I wheeled around town on my vintage birthday present. Isn't she just peachy?

We splashed
We roamed
We poured a few of these

Stared at the clouds

Watched ships sail by

Ate lots of these
and these

There was snuggling

and relaxingBest of all, memories were made, and cares forgotten

Goodbye, sweet summer