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?

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Merry, Merry!
I hope you all enjoyed your turkey day! I was so pleased with how everything turned out! Our first thanksgiving at our house and everything was homemade. No burnt crusts. (well, only a little pumpkin spilling out of the tin pie plate...oops!) But it was all good!! Thanks to my mom who helped me pull off the gravy at the last minute!! WHEW! Close call, I'll tell ya!
I thought I would leave you with a couple jingles I've been hearing on my radio lately. I'm going to write some of them on my chalkboards around here!
" BABY, It's COLD OUTSIDE" or how about, "The weather outside is frightful..."
Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Playing with Money

Hey Everyone --
We had a fun home school day recently with money. I gave the girls a bunch of coins and as we sifted through them identifying the coin and value they came up with these cute "pictures."

Gracie made a tree. And Rachel made a caterpillar.

I don't remember my school days learning about money or having this much fun with it.
Happy Weekend!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Living Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving Sweet Friends --
Last night I spend a quiet evening decorating our farm table for Thanksgiving. I am so excited. It is really starting to look cute. It looks so much better in person (I wish you could come see it!). Honey took the girls to the Bass Pro Shop (one of their favorite date night places!) and I got the house to myself. After a busy homeschool day and watching my 9 month old neice, it was a mess. But somehow I ignored all that, and concentrated on setting the table.
 The girls had fun on their date. They got to sit on "Santa's" lap and had their picture taken, all for free. There was even a merry-go-round and race track for remote control cars. An elderly lady commented to Honey how cute the girls were, and that made him feel great. So all around, everyone had a great, fun evening!
My "tablecloth" this year is a burlap runner down the middle. It's hard to tell with all the stuff on the table. The girls and I decided to go crafty this year and make our Thanksgiving as much like the First Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts as we could. My youngest will be a Native American girl while my oldest will sport a long dress complete with apron and bonnet. My husband will be William Bradford with the laced down shirt compliments of my dear friend Julie. And me...well I have to be flexible. I haven't found a pilgrim's dress, so I think I will have my own headdress and come as a squaw. We'll see! In any event, it is all fun. We made these adorable Mayflower boats and wrote each person's name on the sail. I also made a pilgrim hat (it's a little rough closeup, but you get the idea) to put our cut, raw vegetables in.
More pics and thoughts on all this later. For now I will leave you with a little picture from my girls on "Santa's" lap. (The REAL santa is coming to my daughter's December birthday party!!)
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Christmas Party

I am starting to think about my husband's work Christmas party this year and what I will wear! I found some fabulous dresses over at Shabby Apple and can't make up my mind. I was wondering what you thought!  

I love the gloves with it too!

Are you dressing up for a party this year? Do tell!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Chippy White & Bistro Chairs

Happy Autumn Weekend Everyone --
I am excited to share with you some wonderful, LONG - IN - COMING - PURCHASES I made recently! See these babies? They are now sitting at my farm table along with two more just like them! I AM THRILLED!!

 They are so creamy and white and chippy. LOVE!
There's More!

At the same sweet little antique spot I found this chippy file cabinet in all it's white glory! Just had to have it!

I'm just loving the way all these chippy whites look in my sun room with my pallet - made daybed and husband - made farm table. It's fun to look out my kitchen window everyday and see it all. Isn't it wonderful to gaze upon pretty things? Just think what Heaven must be like!!!!! I can't imagine!

I am looking forward to sharing with you the wonderful Thanksgiving crafts I made Thursday while my sister watched my girls for the afternoon. We are having the Thanksgiving feast at our house this year, so I am getting ready. Photos coming!
Tootles --