Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A chifferobe/wardrobe and a give-a-way

Edited to add linking here:   go check it out.. 

and here Photobucket   and here
Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

I have a very sweet husband (Jeff) who really does like to make me happy.. a couple weeks before Christmas his brother built his wife a beautiful wardrobe.  When we met at my MIL house for her birthday they were showing us pictures of it and I loved it.  Here's where the sweet husband comes in,, He got his brother to help him build me one for Christmas.. and I  LOVE it. 

(guessing the date needs to be changed on the camera,, ha ha)

I just cant decide how to finish it.. should I paint, distress and glaze it,, stain it..?? I'm undecided and I dont want to do anything until I'm sure..  So I thought I'd have a little give-a-way and maybe all of you can help me decide.  One of my favorite gifts this Christmas was a goody bag from my sister filled with all sorts of things I liked and I loved it.  It was like getting several presents in one... so the winner will receive a "goody bag" of sorts.  I promise you'll love it.  So to win ..

1st chance  - leave me a comment with your suggestion or links to suggestions on how I should finish it. 

2nd  chance -  become a follower and leave a comment letting me know or leave a comment saying you already follow. 

Give-a-way will end at midnight January 2nd and I'll announce the winner Monday morning.  Spread the word.   And I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merrry Christmas

Hope everyone has had a blessed Christmas celebrating Jesus' birthday.  I feel so blessed not because of gifts we received but because we have so much to be thankful for.  

 A sweet blogger friend, Edie,  had a tragic loss the week of Christmas and another very sweet blogger, Shelle,  is dealing with breast cancer.  They are both in my thoughts and prayers.  

Friday, December 3, 2010

Snowmen all around

This past weekend I finally got around to crafting a little.  I told some of my family that I was making them a snowman and since I am usually notoriously late doing things that I say Im gonna do I decided I would get them done before the Christmas season is over... yay I did it..
I saw the idea to make these out of scrap 2x4 over at Under My Polka Dot Umbrella . 
She made some here.  

I like the way she distressed her edges. I havent decided if Im gonna do that or not. 

I also made these little paint stick snowmen,,, but I cut the paint sticks in half 

Hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday season,, Thanks for stopping by! 



Friday, November 5, 2010

Subway Art (my version)

There are so many versions of subway art and how to do it all over blogland and the internet in general.   I dont have a silhouette or a cricut to make stencils to do these and I've been too lazy to do them the print and trace way.  So I played around in Microsoft Word with these lyrics from a song I like and then had it printed on 12x17 cardstock.. a big whopping 75 cents for  "My words to live by" subway art .. Now I just have to find me a frame that I like for it to go in.  
Words from ~ Love Like Crazy by Lee Brice
I'm linking up here today
Catch As Catch Can

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Signs and more signs

Since I have signs all over my house that i've made I'm linking up with Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for her

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Here are some of the signs i've made over the last year or so.. and one I made today. 

these were made out of scraps of flooring 

ok, technically not a sign, but I like the quote,,found this peel and stick at dollar tree

In the washroom bathroom ... freehanded, was trying stripes

printed out in Word, traced and filled in

I was playing around trying the elmers glue technique for crackling
and just freehanded the words on there.
This is really my sign,, anybody that knows me knows I dont like doing
dishes and sometimes DONT .  Made from on old cabinet door.  I want to repaint and do it over,
its off centered and it kinda bugs me!

made from paper bag and wire, written with black sharpie stuffed with little pieces of cotton.  I've had this sign for probably about 10 years..  I love this quote.

made this from an old board from my sister, Stephs house . I had the letters
traced them on and filled in. 

"Home" sign made from cabinet door.. the scrabble board was given to me years ago when
my mamaw was still living,, she played scrabble with us when we were kids.  We never play so I made a
"November" sign with it. 

Used scraps of flooring screwed to two small thin pcs of board on the backside. Traced
the letters and filled them in.

This is normally my signature for birthday cards and stuff.. I printed the words out, cut them out
and decoupaged on.. and sealed it. 

And here is the turkey sign I painted today,, got the idea from the internet and used it as a
guide.   I'm not an artist thats for sure,, but I like him. 

Signs are really easy to make and inspiration is everywhere.. magazines, internet, blogs, newspaper, etc.. Just give it a try,  if you mess up, paint over it and start again.  Be sure and check out all the signs linked up here this weekend.  Thanks for stopping by

Friday, October 29, 2010

PumpkinSpice CupCake

My mother-in-law and I work at the same place, but in different depts.  They had snack day today and she made this really easy Pumpkin Spice CupCakes.  I took these pics with my phone at my desk so they are not the best.. but the cupcake was really good.   Thanks, Judy! 

Mix 1 can of  pumpkin with 1 Spice cake mix. Bake as usual and top with cream cheese frosting and nuts.  Yum!  We'd love to hear if you try it. 

And a fortune for you:  One of her friends dressed as a fortune teller today and had the same fortune for everybody,,   "You are going to live until you die and $#*@ happens"  .. Thanks Jeannie,,  so so true! 

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween weekend. 

Linking up with Gail today at MyRepurposedLife
 Catch As Catch Can

Friday, October 22, 2010

12 days of Homemade Christmas

If you like to sew or make fun homemade items for family or friends be sure to check out Edie's blog beginning Nov 1st for her 12 days of homemade Christmas.  She did this last year and there were really neat things to make.  If you go visit her today she is giving away one of her favorite items from the party last year.


3 little pumpkins

I've seen several different versions of the scrap wood pumpkins so I decided to me make some for my desk at work.  These are some scraps( 1x4's - i think) that I had painted white a while back intending to do something with and never did.  So I just painted them orange, distressed a little bit, glued some cinnamon sticks to the top for the stem and tied some jute string and wire around the stem.   I then traced the letters F-A-L-L and filled in with a black sharpie.  And that was it, simple fall decoration.  I want to make some to sit in my kitchen window too. 

I'm linking up with Gail today at My Repurposed Life.. Go check her out, she's featuring her post on how she made the bench out of a headboard.  I want to do that one day too!

Catch As Catch Can

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Haaaapppy Birthday Mama!

(also known as mama or mamaw)

My beautiful, young at heart, fun, loving, supportive, full of life  mama with my daddy and all the kids and grandkids. . . plus a few outlaws.. only 3 were missing from this picture.  They have been fishing quite a bit lately with my brother and his wife so we had a fish fry at their house.  Of course the cake had to be fish themed too.  LOL.. not my best decorating but she got a laugh out of it.   It was a beautiful day and we all had a great time. 

Mama and Daddy and all their crew minus 3

The Granddaughters 

The Grandsons

I love you mama!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Un-used candles

Have you ever had a candle that smelled so good and made  your house smell wonderful too?  A couple years ago my niece gave me a candle and it was one of those.  But like a lot of candles it burned down the middle til the wick was gone and I was left with candle that couldnt be burned. .. but.. I figured out what to do with it.  I sat the  candle on top of the stove while I had a cake baking and and let it get really really soft. then I scooped it out into this mold that I have and put it in the freezer for just a couple minutes.  Took it out and they pop right out.  Now what will I do with these you ask?? Just take one and place on top of this little burner and insert a tealight candle and I will still have that great smelling scent.. It takes forever to use these up so its a great way to save those old candles.  

start with that favorite candle that can no longer be burned
Soften by placing on top of the hot stove while cake is baking.   

smoosh around with old butter knife

smooth with finger and put in freezer

take out and pop out of the mold

place in my little tealight burner and wait for that wonderful scent.
(ignore the melted wax down the side of it)


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