Saturday, August 29, 2015

LOVE Getting Stuff In The Mail!!

Isn't it fun to get goodies in the mail from friends?  This week I got two very special items.

I won this darling little pumpkin girl.  She is adorable.  Can't wait to add her in with my Fall decor.

First - I won a Giveaway from The Rusty Thimble.  Brenda has a darling blog and shop and is just the sweetest thing.  Go visit her. She has the cutest prim and primitive items.

Next, I did a Pocket Letter Swap with Deb at Garage Sale Gal.  We did a pocket page with Fall cards and treats.  So much fun.  This is the one I received from her and every pocket is full of goodies.  I did one for her but since it was my first, it's not near as cute as hers.  But, it's the thought that counts, right?

It is almost like a Pen Pal letter.  One pocket contains a letter from your friend with info about her.

If you get a chance to do this, I'd highly recommend it.  It was alot of fun.



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Curb Side Pick Up

Have you ever seen something sitting on the curb and instantly thought "I can do something with that"?

I saw this piece on the curb a few days ago and went to the door to see if it actually was a giveaway but no one was at home.

My teenager neighbor was out that evening and I ask him if he wanted to go on an "adventure".  He said sure.

We went back over a block or so to where the piece was and it was still there.  The owners were sitting out in lawn chairs in the yard and I ask them if it was a giveaway and they enthusiastically said yes.

The gentleman even loaded it in the truck.

Now, it's definitely not a premium piece of furniture as you can see by the photos.

The back was a thin wood that was almost cardboard and was coming off.

So far, I've cleaned it up and sanded down the rough spots.  I am so excited to get it finished and show you.  I love having the screened in porch to work on things.

Hopefully, by weekend, I can show you my recycled piece.



Thursday, August 20, 2015

I Saved A Bunch of Money Today!

I went to Lowe's today to get all new light switch plates for the two bathrooms and the kitchen.

Have you priced light switch plates lately???

They are out of sight.  The Oil Rubbed Bronze ones ran from $7.99 to $13.99 each.  YIKES!!

So, being the DIYer that I am, I bought the ones in white for $1.18 apiece and 

a $6.00 can of Rust-oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.

I sprayed them with the screws already in the holes so they would be ORB also and they came out beautiful.  Excuse the messy painting table covered in falling pine needles.  

I will show you a photo of them when I get them up but they really turned out good looking.

I figured I probably saved $100.00.




Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Spending The Day With SuperGirl

Today was such a fun day.  Laynee's daycare was having Super Hero Day.  So, naturally, Laynee went as SuperGirl!

I took cupcakes because they were having a tea party this afternoon.  Then Laynee came home with me for the rest of the afternoon to play.

And play we did!  We played with paperdolls, dollhouse, Frozen game, and magic sand - just to name a few.  She is so excited because next Monday, she starts Pre-K.  I can hardly believe it.  The funny thing is that she will be the third generation of mine to go to the same elementary school.

She didn't want to have her picture taken, but, once she started, she didn't want to stop!

All kind of funny faces.  About that time Tiffany came to pick her up and Laynee wanted Tiff (known as TeTe) to have her picture made with her.

They are so cute together.

Now, on another note.  Someone posted a bunch of rather raunchy blogs to my blog list and I had to remove it and in the process, erased them all.  So, I will be working at redoing my blog list.

Some people just have too much time on their hands.

Have a great day.



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