Friday, January 29, 2010


Sorry I'm so late posting my giveaway today. The last two nights have been awful...I've been up with McKale almost all night (both nights). I'm past being exhausted! I think his mouth is bothering him and he's getting some teeth. I will be glad when the teething phase is past!
Here is my giveaway. Please sign up by next Friday (Feb. 5th). The winner will receive one hand made journal by me. It has creme chenille...vintage fabric, lace, buttons and jewels. It ties shut with vintage lace. The next item is an iron on flocked birds item. I have a few and am going to alter a pair of jeans with mine. Next is a set of 6 semi-vintage porcelain napkin rings with florals. To sign up for this give away you must leave a comment on this post. If you leave a comment and are a follower your name will go in twice. If you leave a comment and become a follower then you will be entered twice. If you post on your blog about my give away then you will have a third chance. Please let me know if you do post about my give away! (

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

White Wednesday~Around the house

Another White Wednesday is here...I am so behind today. I have been sorting through tax stuff today and helping with homework projects. My house is so neglected...not to mention the laundry. I have church in an hour and haven't made supper. You're on your own tonight guys! LOL
On Friday I will be having a small giveaway. Please visit to see what I'm giving away!

Monday, January 25, 2010

My pretty bedroom and $5 find!

I cleaned up my bedroom to take pictures today to show you how it looks. (The rest of the house is a disaster! No pictures there!) I found an awesome thing for $5 last Wednesday at Goodwill! It is the best $5 I ever spent! It is a 1928 vanity and mirror. It was already painted white. It had plain white wallpaper on the drawers. I ripped it off and then applied some vintage floral wallpaper I already had. It turned out so great! I was going to sell it, but I've always wanted I am getting rid of other small pieces that were in my room.
The weather stinks here! Rain, then freezing, then snow and blowing on top of it. I am so ready for spring...will it ever get here? I'm begging!
Stay tuned as this is my 89th post...the next post will be White Wednesday, and then on Friday I will be doing a giveaway!
Hope you all have a good week and see you on White Wednesday!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some fun projects

I've been passing the time with a few projects. I don't have alot of vintage Valentine I've been making some burlap hearts. I've made some and put some in the shop at Cliff Ave. Flea Market and will most likely put some at Recycled Elements this coming Saturday when I work. I also made a burlap journal last night. I think it turned out really cute. I've listed these two things on my Etsy store (side bar). I also added a mom and baby kitty combo and some vintage goodies too. Leaving you with some of my pictures of the burlap heart and journal. Have a good week everyone!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

White Wednesday

Happy White Wednesday everyone! It is surely white here today. It's been foggy lately, so are trees are covered with pure whiteness. On top of that it is sleeting and snowing. I'm also without my husband for 4 days, and I am missing him so much! I can't wait for him to come home! I miss having him around!
Leaving you with some White Wednesday photos. Wish I was a "real" photographer! My pictures really lack something! Have a good week everyone!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Valentine Swap

Last year I signed up for a Valentine swap. I see this year the lady is hosting it again, but the swap is full, so I am bummed. So I am thinking that if anyone is interested in swapping I will set up my own swap. Here are the rules.

1) Include one handmade valentine card/altered piece

2) One vintage thrifted/antique store item pertaining to the Valentine's holiday

3) A sweet treat

You may do more if you want for your partner. Sign up by the end of this week (Friday 22nd). I will email your partner information on Sunday the 24th. Send out your item by Friday Feb. 5th.

Please email me your info. at and let me know that you want to participate in this swap.

I am including a picture of what I made last year...we had to make 14 valentines and send them...then we got back 14 different was fun. Hope someone wants to join in the fun of my swap!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

White Wednesday

So, I'm having quite the day. Dealing with whiny children, children who don't listen and I haven't even showered today and it's 4:30 in the afternoon. Yep, this is how my day is. Messy house...tired...tired...did I mention tired? I had 2 kids in bed with me last night, so my back is super messed up today. I need to cook supper soon and have youth group to help out with tonight. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. McKale is screaming in his crib and Hayden is being mean to the cat and making monster noises...very loudly! Ok, so I put McKale in his swing for a nap. Now I can finally post White Wednesday. I really mean to post more often, but with 5 kids, 2 locations where I sell stuff and everyday life I just can't seem to get more posts done. Not to mention my house is usually a disaster. Today I feel like running away. I spent yesterday sweeping and mopping floors. What for...they are messy again right along with the house. Yikes! Ok...enough complaining. I am thankful to have a house, to have kids I love, food on my table and a husband who loves me. Things can always be worse. Sometimes you just need to rant and then be thankful afterwards. Life can be crazy, but I try to center it in Christ. I'm working hard to make devotions and prayer a priority...some days I fail...and thank God I can start anew each day!
Everyone have a good week...and be thankful!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Another hair...McKale pics!

It's been crazy here! Hayden has been sick with broncitis and croup for about 2 weeks...he is finally getting well! I had company here the last few sister, her friend and 2 yr old daughter. We had a snow storm and below freezing temperatures, so school was closed. 10 people shoved into this little house. I'm use to the craziness, but my poor sister and her friend were going nuts I'm sure.

I got yet another tattoo (getting closer to a sleeve). Today I got my hair cut. I colored it blonde and pink. I love it so much!!!! Am I too old for this? I love it...and it makes me feel who cares what anyone thinks???!!!!

I wanted to share some pictures of McKale in his cool clothes. I made his tie onsie. So much fun and he is adorable in it! Have a good weekend everyone!