From somebody's trash to my treasure. I like to re-style & re-create what was once a cast off. Isn't that what Jesus does with us?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gone with the Wind

Ohhhh, what a beautiful day this is! We have been so blessed here in Pennsylvania that the Hurricane did very little damage. At least in our little area. I captured my bedroom curtains blowing in the wonderful 40 mph wind. I really felt like I was at the beach.
This whole week has found me thinking and dreaming of the ocean and sand and sun. So to bring myself a little closer to the shore, I decorated my new farm table with a beach vibe. See what you think!

If you can't be on the beach, bring it home, right? This has made me feel a little closer!

Until later,

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Movie Date on the Cheap

Hello from the wind-swept NorthEast --
All is well in our little neighborhood after Hurricane Irene winds and rains have come through. It's actually lovely hearing the wind in the trees!

Over the weekend, I told you my sister and mom and I went to the movies. Well, I wanted to share with you our deal that we "worked" to make it a cheap little date. First we went to Tokyo diner and took out some sushi with  a 15% coupon making it only  $5 for 8 pieces of a spicy tuna roll. We each bought a soda and candy bar at Rite Aid for $3 and smuggled them into the theatre to save $3 a candy bar and $4 a drink!
Then my sis (clever girl!) had a free medium size popcorn coupon that she got from visiting the theatre and had her frequent movie watcher card stamped.
Thus bringing the total to a whopping $14 including a $6 movie ticket.  (Without all the savings the bill would have been $23) We also went during the matinee show, otherwise we would have added another $6 to our movie ticket. Outrageous!!
So we really had a good time and it was a decent deal in the end!

Hope your Sunday is fabulous!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Help

Happy Summer, Friends --
Yes it's still summer here in the Northeast, and I am going to celebrate to the very end, hurricane Irene or not.
Today, in the midst of rain showers, my mom, sis and I went to the movies to see The Help.
I hadn't heard anything about it prior to seeing it, but it proved to be phenomenal.
Although the Civil Rights Movement had come and gone a century before this 1960's fictional account, racism was still apparent in many homes in the South. Kathryn Stockett, author of the book by the same name, was very clever in writing three main characters into the plot that was both gripping and eye-opening. Emma Stone stars as a journalist capturing the black maid's controversial stories which later gets published. This brings about much turmoil for Aibileen ( Viola Davis) and Minnie (Octavia Spencer) two black maids in Mississippi,  There's also a couple light - hearted scenes staring Skeeter (Emma Stone) and her new found boyfriend; as well as one with Sissy Spacek's character, Minny and Bryce Dallas Howard (Hilly). Let me just say the latter involves chocolate pie. When you go see the movie, you will definitely know what I mean. HILARIOUS! The action brings about a triumphant, cathartic moment for the viewer that is on Minny's side.

I give the movie 5 thumbs up out of five and definitely want to go see it again!!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Random Pictures

There's a summer yard sale that I don't ever want to miss. It's held in my area twice a year at an old church just five minutes from our development. There's above 25 vendors and I make a beeline to only one.
The vendor is a foreign war veteran of about 80 years old. He is the sweetest man and always has something cheerful to say. He also has the best vintage goods I've ever seen at a yard sale in our little town.
This year I bought these wonderful galvanized buckets from him. I've been wanting one for so long, and was so happy to see that he had some. Isn't the littlest one cute? I can't wait to fill them with all kinds of flowers and treasures!

I also bought this wonderful box from him. I've been moving it all around my dining room to find just the perfect spot. Oh the treasures it will hold!

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Summer's End

Hello Summer Friends --
I have been seeing so many pictures and store merchandise about Fall, and I don't know about you, but I am so not ready!!
I am going to cling to every last minute of sunshine that God gives. I am going to strain my ears to hear the birds chirp and the wonderful catching of lightening bugs.

I am going to enjoy the hot summer sun on my back and the gentle sway of the breeze tugging at my hammock.
 I am going to chase after my girls at the park, ride bikes into the sunset and beat it to the custard stand for some homemade summer goodness! (really, I could eat this stuff all year long. And do!)
 You know, the best part of summer is just feeling the sun in every waking moment. Through every pore of your body!! Through the open windows. Through the sun roof. And on your bare skin.  
Oh summer....won't you stay?

Finally .....

Without any further adieu .... my farm table!!!!!

I hope you like it as much as I do!! Many more pictures to come!

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Chair to go with New Table

I got me ONE chair to go with my almost painted farm table. It is a beauty. I'm so glad you girls know me because others can't believe I would keep such a chair. But ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I sure love the color! And the chippyness (word?) is so lovely!
So now I am on a hunt for nine more chairs! I would really love to find two oval back cane chairs! That would be just perfect!
Juls ... I sure feel a Lucketts trip coming into my near future!! How about you?


Thursday, August 11, 2011


My Man Made Me A Farm Table!! I am so proud of him!! He has never made anything in his life, and yet he made this so effortlessly. (so it seemed!)
He started with a plan he found on HGTV that closely matched what I told him I was looking for. And within two days (evenings after work) it was done. I am really speechless and awed that he would do this for me.
Here's a look at the table from Dreamy Whites that I told my man that I was hoping for. Isn't it beautiful? I've been swooning over it ever since I found Maria's blog. Now I almost have one just like it. I say "almost" because we have yet to paint ours. Because I don't trust myself with the meticulous work of painting such a fine table, I have given the task up again, to my husband. He will do a great job.

Here is my husband hard at work constructing the frame of the table. I had my mom and grandma drive over just to check it out at this point, I was so thrilled! They were very impressed. So was my neighbor. He wandered over to ask what Bob was making. My husband laughed after our neighbor had gone home and said, " I should have told him I was building an ark" Love his sense of humor!!!

You'll have to forgive me for rushing ahead and setting the table already! You understand these things, right?

When it's painted, I will be sure to show you the final look. Probably with a whole new table setting, to boot!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Happy Summer, Friends!
Girls, I am so excited! As of this very moment, my precious husband is outside working hard on what is to be my new farm table. I hope to have pictures to soon!!
If I don't have pictures in a day or two, you know we are out buying a farm table! hee hee hee hee