Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Hope everyone has a very Happy Easter ! 

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Friday, April 22, 2011

And the winner is ....

Hope everyone is having a great Good Friday.  Thanks to all who entered my giveaway and for the sweet comments. 

I dont know how to use the random number generator thingy so I numbered each comment and text daughter #1 to pick a number between 1 and 16.   She chose lucky # 8,  and that is

My Photo  Grammy Goodwill  .. congrats Grammy!!  I'll be emailing you soon for your address to ship your dragonfly and words to live by print to.  Thanks for entering my giveaway. 

I'll be posting my finished faux planked table on Monday.  I hope you'll stop by for a visit.  Have a great weekend. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Dragonflys CAN be cute

Happy Monday and oh boy it has been a typical Monday.  But its all good.  I worked on my "IN THE WORKS" project this weekend and I am sooooo happy to say that it is almost finished.  Here is a little sneak peak of the table top.. I am really thrilled with how it turned out.  I'll share more in another post when I have better pictures. 

I also finished my dragonfly that I made after being so inspired by Lucy's.  You can see hers at Lucy Designs.  So creative. 

Here is how mine started out.  I rescued two chairs from the burn pile and cut the legs and the chair back slats out of them. 

I primed them with some cheap gray primer and then used my free sample of Valspar paint for the first coat of paint. 

Then I did a somewhat of a dry brush over it and after that just a hit and miss of brown dry brushed on. 

Here he is enjoying the swing.  I used some wooden beads with screws in them for the eyes. 

If you havent entered my giveaway you can click here and be in on the chance to win a similar smaller version of this dragonfly. I've extended the deadline to enter until Thursday night and will announce the winner on Friday April 22nd.  Good luck!  

I'll be linking up at these parties this week.. Hope you'll come by! 

Sumo Sweet Stuff
Catch As Catch Can

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 I'll be linking to Blue Cricket Designs - show and tell Wednesday at
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Have a good week! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Giveaway Monday

Happy Monday,, I hope everyone had a good weekend.  The weather has been great.  It actually was kind of hot.   I took off Friday and spent some time with my hubby,, of course we were cleaning and stuff but still it was a good day.   Saturday I worked on my "In the Works" project (in the sidebar) a little bit more.. I decided to paint the bottom part of the table and all of the  chairs all black.   Its looking really good.  I've got 3 more chairs to paint and then to finish the top and Ill be thru.  And I'll be sooo glad to be thru.   Im ready to see the end result and I'd like to try and sell it too. 

 Sunday we spent most of the day working on getting our garden ready.  We planted tomatoes, cucumbers, red and green bell pepper and hot banana pepper, squash, and okra.  Its just a small garden but it'll be nice to watch grow and walk outside and pick some tomatoes ... have you seen the price of vegetables lately??  OMG - at our walmart bell pepper was $1.24 a piece yesterday.  We didnt want or need them that bad. 

And now for the giveaway .. I meant to have this posted on Saturday but I couldnt figure out what I wanted to giveaway.  And then I remembered  these dragonflies that Lucy made out of old spindles and spare parts.  I knew I wanted to try and make one and as luck would have it I found two old chairs in the "waiting to be burned " pile.  They will make a cute dragonfly so Im gonna try my hand at making one (mine will be a little bit smaller than hers) and Ill be giving it away along with one of these prints that I made a few months back. 

So there it is,, my give-it-forward giveaway.  One winner will win one homemade dragonfly and one copy of my words to live by print.   Would you like to win it? 
1.  Just leave a comment in the comments section.
2.  If you'd like your name in the hat a second time share this on your blog or facebook and let me know in the comments that you did that. 

Its that easy.  And of course if you'd like to follow my blog that would be great,, but not required. 

This giveaway will be open until  April 18th and I will announce the winner the next day.   Good luck! 

Have a good one ..

Ill be linking  to these parties ..

               Catch As Catch Can

" Our glory is not in never falling but in rising again each time we fall"  

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I won a photo pedestal

Last week I won a giveaway from Gail over at My Repurposed Life . . . It was a readers choice and I chose one of her cute photo pedestals she's been making.  She also makes the cutest benches out of old headboards but I didnt think she'd like to ship that one ... lol.  Guess I'll have to make my own headboard bench.   So glad I won this ,, its perfect for holding pictures, notes, recipes,, just about anything you want to use it for.  Thanks again Gail -- I love it! 

( yep, thats deodorant in the background - just keeping it real)

And since I won so can you, sort of like a pay it forward type thing.  I'll be posting a giveaway this weekend so be sure and come back to enter. 

Have a good one

Friday, April 1, 2011

The view from my phone

Happy Friday ... Woo hoo! 
I didnt get around to doing any kind of projects this week nor did I blog too much so I didnt have any favorite finds to share this week.  So instead I thought I'd share the view from my phone.. very interesting im here to tell ya,,,, NOT!  But I'm sharing anyway so here goes...

these are empty rolls from tape dispensers.. . i've been saving them for over a year.. my coworkers give
me their emptys too.. (thanks Kate).. I just know there is some good craft project that can be done with
these.. anybody have any ideas you want to share??  Leave a comment or email me.. i'd love to hear. 
Amb - 1st born, future nurse - she took this pic of herself and set it as my
background on my phone.. lol.    Mel -middle child, soon to be mama - working on
her car that the motor went out in about 4 months after she bought it.. she wanted to help
so her daddy told her things that she could take off/out getting ready to pull the motor out. 
Thankfully and hopefully it will be back on the road after the fuel line comes in next week.!!

My sweet and sexy hubby -- love him to pieces!!  And my nephew Robert and his daddy,
my little brother, Robert. 

Painted this freehand looking at a painting I saw online.  Not perfect, but I was ok with it. 

we bought a seed starter kit and planted these tomato plants, then I made some newspaper pots
for them after seeing Lindys pots here .. super simple and cheap!  They're still alive , we'll see how long they make it.

Daddys boots - took this one afternoon when I stopped by mama & daddys,,
I dont think he even realized I took it.  I love it. 

Well thats it for today.. I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend..  Stop by Monday to see what I won in a giveaway recently and get in on my next giveaway, 'cause if I win, you win!   

Linking up with Gail @ My Repurposed Life for Catch As Catch Can Friday.. see ya there!


"Our glory is not in never falling but in rising again each time we fall" 


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