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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Here's wishing a wonderful Christmas to you and yours!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Yes, I am still alive and checking in here and there. 
I wasn't able to post yesterday, but I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 
I hope you enjoyed your family and friends and all the yummy food that your heart desired! 
Here's to a blessed holiday season:)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Another Wonderful Rusty Thimble Giveaway

Brenda over at the Rusty Thimble
is doing another wonderful giveaway.
She is giving away one of her beautiful Snowmen.
The deadline is October 31st.
She is also giving one away on her Facebook page.
I love her pieces! 
Head on over and check it out for yourself.
Good luck!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Decorated Over the Weekend

Even though the hot weather is still here
in Florida, I am in the Fall spirit!! 
The nights are starting to cool down a bit so we are able
to leave the sliding doors open...yeehaw, a save on the a/c!
I was able to get some decorating done this weekend with the help of my kids and husband. 
Thought I would share a few pics. 
Out in front of our palm tree (my mum has yet to bloom, should be a beautiful orange)

The front porch

A little basket I put together

I love hanging leaves aroung all of my mirrors!

The kids knocked over one of my birdhouses, see the split in top.  (Will have to get hubby to fix:)

One of my Many shelves

Even the back of the commode!
Thanks for stopping by. 
It's nice to be able to sit down and post, hopefully I will be able to do it more often and get back to visiting everyone.
Enjoy your week:)


Monday, September 9, 2013

Where Have I Been

It has been so long since I posted!  I really needed some major time off! 
I have to admit, this was one of the hardest summers I had with my kids home. 
They completely wore me out! 
I knew I wouldn't have time to post so I just kind of gave up.  I would jump on every now and then just to see how all of you were doing but not for very long...
my time was consumed with my four little ones and then some! 
This is the first time in twelve years that I have not had a child home with me. 
The first day was very emotional.  I have to admit, yes I missed them but I think it was
more about, "I can't believe I have waited so long for this and now it's actually here!"

My oldest has started middle school and my youngest is now full time...yeehaw!

Now it's all about finding me. 
Not to sound selfish, but I feel I have lost myself so much. 
I wasn't sure where to start out, but today I went online and saw many of your blogs.  I absolutely love Fall and you all have inspired me to get moving...whether decorating, painting, sewing...I just want to do what I like to do for right now. 
Oh believe me, I am still way to busy to fit in everything, but I am going to try and take some time out for myself while I have the peace and quiet:)

I do want to mention one more thing.  I won this giveaway back in July and I want to say "Thank you" to Patti of Winding Vine Wanderings

Hope to be back soon!
Enjoy your day:)


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th!

Yes, I am still alive, just taking some major time off!
Wanted to wish you all a wonderful 4th of July!!
Enjoy your day:)


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

And the Winner Is...

Sorry I am announcing the winner of my giveaway so late in the day but I have been going like a crazy lady this past week..lol! 
My MIL & SIL had a wonderful time, as did we!  We took them to so many places, I just hope they remember everything they saw while they were here!
Now just trying to get back into the swing of things.
First, I would like to thank Debbie from Barefoot Primitives
She sent me the cutest little bag that I won in a giveaway that she was having.
  Thank you Debbie!
Second, I wanted to show you some of the goodies that I found at Tuesday Morning to help decorate my new back porch area;

All of these items were only .69 cents each! 
They were on an Easter clearance rack but they didn't seem Eastery to me.  I painted the birdhouse a pretty green and hung it in the tree with some birdseed...wouldn't you know, the squirrels love it! 
Oh well, I guess they need to eat too:)
Third, I wanted to show you the pretty tree that my son decorated for our guests.
He hung dozens of mardi-gras beads in it. 
They absolutely loved it...so did I!
The pictures really don't do it justice;

And last but not least, the winner of my giveaway....
hold on, my daughter is pulling a name...
It is...
Kelly from Scarecrow Cabin!
Congratulations Kelly!  I am off to send you an email now.
Thank you to everyone who participated,
I appreciate all that you do!
Have a wonderful evening:)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Falling Behind but For Good Reason

Whew, I feel like I'm caught in a whirlwind!  I have been trying to get my house ready for the company I am going to be having.  My MIL & SIL will be arriving tomorrow as their flight for today was cancelled....but that's ok, I still have a little bit more to work on.  Not that my house is dirty but with having four little ones there is always something to be picked up or put away, plus my MIL will be staying in my daughters room, so we had a lot to empty out.  We want her to feel as comfortable as possible because she doesn't usually travel this far from home.
One of the projects that we worked on this past weekend was a little area off of our back screen room.  It pretty much was a cement pad where we would sit and roast marshmallows over our fire pit.  Well, I really wanted to clean it up a bit and make it more homey!  So let me just show you with some photos:
Here is the before;
Hubby stained the cement, although it rained right after
so it really needs another coat. 
We'll just have to deal for now;
We also added some pretty fencing and a little mulch garden.  The kids and I painted some stones and placed them in the mulch.  Also planted some flowers and a couple of blueberry bushes....(you can see what the rain did to the cement);
After decorating and sweeping, here are the finished shots;

Oh I love it sooooo much more!  Now I can go out and have my coffee or a little bite at the bistro set!
I have so much more to share....decorated tree, a makeover, more goodies from Tuesday Morning, a cute win from Barefoot Primitives, etc.  but I have to get going, so much to do.  I will be back tomorrow morning to share with you!
Enjoy your day:)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Free Printable

Heads up! 
I just added a new page under Treasure Hunt, located on my sidebar, called Printable Treasures.  I will be adding more as time goes by so please check back often. 
You are more than welcome to use these but please
honor my requests stated on the page. 
Thanks so much & enjoy!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Overdue Thank You's

I want to apologize for not posting these earlier.  I wanted to post about them a couple of weeks ago but we had a major stomach bug moving around our household so everything was put on the back burner.
This first picture was a win from Donna
Winners could choose between five different packages,
I chose the Crafters Gift Package:
It came with two beautiful books, a leaf paper punch, japanese art tape, autumn themed buttons and many more goodies.
Thank you so much Donna!
This next win came from none other than Carol, the Firecracker Kid
I was so excited to win this as I have wanted one
of her pieces for some time now!
This will be going in my guest bathroom for now.  My MIL & SIL's will be arriving a week from today so I want to set it up with spare towels, bath soaps and more.  The color matches perfectly as it also does to my dining buffet and butcher block island, so I'm not quite sure where it's permanant home will be as of yet.
Thank you so much Carol!
And don't forget to join in on my Spring Giveaway.  Ends May 6th as this is when my company will be heading home.
Happy hump day:)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Giveaway!!

Remember that Metal French Rooster Milk Can that I found?  You can see it in the post below! 
Well I decided to add a little bit to it and have a giveaway!
I have been so lucky lately with winning giveaways that I thought it only fair that I should host one myself. 
So here is what you will win:
Some cute handmade flowers in the milkcan along with some flower seed packets:)
To enter you must at least be a follower, new followers always welcome.
For a second chance, please post to your sidebar.
For a third, please do actual blog post.
You can leave all entries in a single comment:)
April showers bring May flowers!
With that being said, this giveaway will end on May 6th.
Thanks again to all of you who have been so generous and kind with your giveaways!
Good luck:)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Couple Cute Finds

While my son was in his acting class this morning,
I decided to run to Tuesday Morning and a garage sale. 
I found a few cute things;
I don't know if any of you have a Tuesday Morning around, but sometimes you find some really good deals, especially when they mark certain colors down 50%.
Found this metal French Rooster Milk Can
These cute resin Acorns
and these adorable tulip shaped wire Egg Holders...
I love these!
I found this necklace made of Buttons at the garage sale for a quarter -
you know these are being cut apart!
I was pretty happy with my goodies!
We put this left over bagel out for the birds yesterday
but look who showed up;
We call him "Nutty". He did all that he could to rip that bagel down and finally he did! He went running with half in his mouth, the other half fell on the ground. We tore it up and the birds came feeding!
Hope you all had a nice day:)