Friday, August 13, 2010

New York City from Above – Plog Photo Blog

Captured: New York City from Above – Plog Photo Blog

Daddy's Jar

I got this beautiful old Ball jar at a church yard sale.  It was a fundraiser for their Annie Armstrong offering.   I took the top off and it fell and broke.  I hate that.  What I found so precious about this old jar was the slip of paper that was inside of it.  It reads:

"Was Daddy's Jar"

I wonder who Eleanor is?  Her Daddy must have been very special.  My Daddy was special too.  

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I remember back in the 70's when my bff got a push button phone.  We couldn't figure out what the # and the * buttons would ever be used for!  I saw this project and loved the telephone pad design.  I finally got it my hubby to hang it. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'll take a moon pie and an RC please

My mother in law gave me this awesome old RC cola crate.  I cleaned off the cobwebs and decided it would make a nice centerpiece for my dining room table.  I got the cute little birds at Lowe's for only $3 each! 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thrifty finds

I got all this stuff at a church yard sale for $5!! The frame is Target brand and is in immaculate condition. The basket with the decorative balls are a beautiful color and are really heavy. I am not nor do I have any desire to be in the Junior League, but I thought this was a cute cookbook.

Meet the the Cloche family

Papa cloche-he's the size of a cake dome

Mama cloche-she's the size of a cheese dome

And baby cloche! It's little bitty! Seriously, isn't this the cutest thing? The green from the pear is showing up in the background so ignore that please. I got it at a new thrift shop in Goodlettsville, TN that benefits Teen Challenge. They have some really nice things.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Linky parties

I don't have any idea how to do linky stuff so I am doing it this way.

I am linking my project to these parties:

There are probably more, I just can't remember all of them. Don't laugh, y'all will be old someday.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm such a copycat

I saw this project on a few weeks ago and I knew it had to be my next craft project. I bought the canvases at Dollar tree and used my cricut and some really pretty scrapbook paper from Michaels. Hubby has promised that he will help me hang them this weekend.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A sad time


I have the most incredible story to tell in a few days. It involves the kindness of a (former) stranger and I can't wait to share it with you!

Until then, please continue to remember the people of Middle Tennessee in your prayers. The Governor estimates the damage from the flooding to exceed one billion dollars. There have been 20+ deaths.

Finally, my beloved Uncle Charlie passed away suddenly this past Sunday and my family is travelling to Michigan this weekend for the funeral. This picture was taken last year when Uncle Charlie & Aunt Theresa came for a visit. This picture is of him with my cousin Shelia. They were big buddies too, but I was his favorite. Others may dispute that fact, but in my heart, I know it's true.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pottery Barn Lite

My latest addiction is Pottery Barn. I saw a super cheap version of this message board on Dollar Store Crafts and was pretty sure I had the supplies on hand to make my own version.

I bought the cork tiles at Re-store for $2.00 and got the frame somewhere? for only .49. I covered the tiles with burlap and then stamped them with some Paris themed stamps that I bought recently. I stamped plain clothspins and hot glued thin push pins onto the back of the clothspins. My version is about 1/3 the size of the PB version, but it fits perfectly on a wall by our computer desk. I think it looks pretty good!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


My version of the Pottery Barn subway wall art piece. My wonderful husband gave me a cricut machine for my birthday. I am having a ball using it! I had this canvas that came from Ross on clearance for about $10. I spray painted it glossy black and used my cricut to spell out the names of some subway stops in NYC. All 3 people who read this blog know how much I love NYC. I have been several times and last year I went there on a mission trip. This year I am leading the trip and I can't wait to get there. Now, if I could just get hubby to help me hang this.....

Another entry

Here is another entry for the $5 challenge.

I bought these tall candles at Dollar Tree. I think they are Catholic prayer candles. As a Southern Baptist , we don't worship with candles (not slamming Catholics!), but with casseroles. Just a little SB humor. Anyhoo..I gathered these items and came up with this.

I had the ribbon and the pack of vellum quotes. I picked this quote -a defination of "Faith" and mod podged it onto one of the candles. I lined them up in the shape of a triangle and tied a piece of black ribbon around them. Total cost $3.

I'm joining the party!

The ever so talented is having her 2nd annual $5 challenge.

The rules are pretty simple: Create a new Spring decor item for your home using only $5 worth of items purchased at a dollar store – i.e. Dollar Tree, Dollar Store, Everything’s $1.00, etc. The $5 does not include sales tax.
- You may use the following supplies *if* you already have them on-hand – paint, glue, paper, fabric, tools.

I was at the Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago and I saw just the thing to use for my entry. Decorating with orbs (balls) is all the rage now on the decorating blogs. I bought these for 5/$1.00.
A wiffle ball! I covered some with twine, but I used 3 of them for this home decor item. I spray painted them with my favorite colors by Rustoleum: Nutmeg, Oregano & Expresso. The jar was a Christmas gift several years ago and I put a layer of epsom salt in the bottom to make it even. I layered the painted wiffle balls, now called decorative orbs in the jar and there you go! It looks lovely in my master bathroom. Total cost .60 cents.
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