Sunday, September 15, 2013

The moon


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I've been crafty

I've discovered it's okay to get paint on your hands

I've also discovered mixed media!
This is a recycled "canvas" from work.
A box, the size of a canvas, that would have been thrown away.
.... just the beginning of a mixed media piece 



mixed media glittery, turquoise-y goodness
... practicing with my new stencil.
I love it!

I love this yellow!
Also another

This pig is not cute.
I got her at Goodwill for $3.00.
I took her button eyes off, unscrewed the hook on her nose, took off the tape/price tag from her behind and gave her a good sanding and then some kilz spray paint.
I'm thinking she'll look cute with a chevron pattern painted on her.
What do you think?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Before and After Yellow Frame



I love how this frame turned out.
I bought it at a thrift store for $6. It's very heavy and came with the glass in it.

I brought it home and got busy.
I bought yellow spray paint!
I had not painted anything in yellow (I've mostly painted with turquoise because I LOVE turquoise.)
So, I thought yellow would be a pretty summer color.

A work in process.....

I had two chevron pattern wrapping papers that I bought at HomeGoods (LOVE that store!)
Which one to choose?
I went with the gray.

It's now a cute dry erase frame.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pretty things around the house...

Wildflowers in the kitchen window

 A little angel on the front porch

This one has broken wings, but I can't bear to throw her away so she just sits in a wire basket on the front porch.

Beautiful flowers

Another broken angel. She used to sit in my kitchen window, but had fallen several times and broken her legs. We glued them at least twice. I moved her to a shelf in my dining room and the whole shelf fell and broke her legs again. So.... now she sits in dirt in a potted plant with her broken legs covered. I think she likes her new home.

Rusted = Pretty

Trying to get a close up of a snail

More  rusted goodness!

Country livin' in Texas......

~ Home Sweet Home ~

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Vanilla Chai and a new addition

It's a rainy, dreary morning... what could be better than


.... another HomeGoods buy. LOVE this cup!!

Meet Shammy (we didn't name her...but we thought we'd keep the name since she knows it.)

She was given to us by my son and daughter-in-law's friends who could no longer keep her.

I've never had an 'inside dog' ... It's an adjustment, but she's so, so sweet.

I think she's pretty happy with us :)

I've been working on some crafty things... 

I'm not finished. It needs something. ?
Not sure what though.
What do you think?
Maybe a vintage rhinestone earring in the middle?
A gathered piece of material around the edge?
I'm going to put a magnet on the back.  I think it will look cute on a fridge or a file cabinet.

Leave a  comment with your ideas!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

My life in the past few months

I finally got a USB cord to download about a million pictures from my camera. Since I haven't been posting blogs  for the past SEVERAL months, here's what I've been doing.....

My son got married!

One of my daughters went to college!

My grand-son turned 2!

 Runny nose and chocolate mouth :)

My youngest, who is 13, is almost as tall as me!

My other daughter is graduating in May and going to the same college as her sister!

Spent time with family! 

Me and my kids (the youngest is missing)

My bird, who I named Blu, turned green! :) 

I've been working on cleaning up my storage building and packing things away... hoping to sell our house soon!

I've been buying pretty things....  (love, love, love this owl bowl from HomeGoods)

....and thrifting (I'm in the process of spraying him red!)

and always taking pictures of pretty flowers/plants/trees!

(another pretty cup from HomeGoods)