Monday, September 26, 2011

A Blank Slate

My friend Kirsten from Mia Stella Photography moved to Arizona to a rental home, and her house needed some help. She is a military wife and moves quite often, so she doesn't have much in decorations. Enter Tani and I. We walked through with our notebook and after taking some notes and her color choices, we hit the thrift stores.
We took a vase she got for $60, Yeah I know, It no longer fit with the new colors she picked out, so we decided to paint it, of course. SOMEHOW it was backed over with the truck, don't ask. With the few large pieces left, we decorated them and made wall art, what do you think?
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We added the "k" Mirror and several bottles we found. Perfect for her Niche, don't ya think?
She has always wanted a hope chest, the lid was broken and was half price day at the ole GW. We fixed the lid and gave the ole gal some love and paint, oh and a new cushion. Isn't she a beauty?
With $7.00 end tables, we gave them a make over to house the $5.00 lamp and shade that we redid.
I took apart a $5 hideous side table and made some candle sticks and a big clock, which I will show at a later day.
Onto the kitchen. She chose red, black and white. This is but 1 little corner we tackled. Redid the old cupboard, painted it black then roughed it up a bit. And of course it wouldn't be complete without the memo board and the "new" lamp.
The big blank wall leading into her living room is now occupied by this star that I mod podged. I love it.
There are more pics that I will share later. Her home is a work in progress and I can't wait to finish it.

I'm linking up to a paint party over at Domestically Speaking
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Pop on over to see all the wonderful projects from some very talented ladies.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

19 Years? How?

Yep my baby is 19 today. How does that happen so fast? How can I still be 29, not to mention my oldest is 28, shhhh. I may have to upgrade to 39, sheesh.  Here she is on her wedding day June 4th, yeah I know, so young, but if her momma can do it, so can she, apparently.

Happy Birthday my love. I am so proud of the woman you've become.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Like it was yesterday...

 I still see those images in my mind, I can still remember what I was doing the exact moment that our terror began. I thought this morning I would wake up and blog about my thoughts on this, the 10 year anniversary of Sept 11, then I clicked ahead to visit my favorite blogs and there it was...

 Anna from An inch of gray lost her precious child in the flooding of Virginia. How tragic to lose a child, it's unspeakable, it's unimaginable. His life was just starting. How does this happen? His school pictures were just posted, Such a beautiful boy. I am heart broken and just gutted over this news. I don't know Anna, but I read her blog. Please say some prayers for this family as they try to cope with such a horrible loss. Jack was just 12 years old. This family needs all the love, prayers and support you can muster up. As I read all the comments, It is clearly evident that all her friends need the love, prayers and support as well as they grieve for their dear friend.

Please visit the blog of Kate at  The Big Piece of Cake, to see others who have been moved to write for or about Anna. 

 If you would like to do something in the way of a donation, I have heard that the family has requested they be made to Samaritan's Purse.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My first post...

 Here I am with my very first post. I read so many blogs everyday and I LOVE THEM ALL.  My bff of 35 years, Tani, and I go treasure hunting at least once a week. We love to turn our "items" into Treasures.

 I just opened up an Etsy store and with any luck I can continue to keep treasure hunting.

 I live in Arizona with my hubby Mike, and 2 out of 4 of my grown children. I have a grandson that is due on Halloween, I cannot wait to meet Austin Michael.

 Well that's it for now, wish my luck in my new adventure...

 Here is a quick look at my first listings on Etsy...