Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It’s My Birthday!

Yep, it’s my Birthday, been around a long time, longer than I ever expected to be. I’m celebrating
my 63rd birthday to day(April 7th), I took a selfie of me, took four and this one was the best out of all.
Technology is not my strongest suit, I do try though, you see in high school I just had typing and shorthand now
neither of them are used, talk about feeling old. lol No kidding aside ,I’m very happy to be here, I know
a lot of classmates were not as lucky as me. So I feel very blessed to be able to still see and be around
people that I’ve went to school with in the 50’s and 60’s, I will say though to be a child in the 50’s was wonderful
to be a teenager in the 60’s was really neat , I was in 7th grade when the Beatles came on the scene!
So here I am on my second marriage the best I must say… all my children professionals and have given me four
lovely grandchildren, I’ve been blessed many times over and over!
Last year I didn’t acknowledge my birthday on my blog and can’t remember why I didn’t but this year I decided
to because of the grandchildren. I wish I could go on here and see my grandparents lives or even my parents,
that would have been great!
Thanks for stopping by and a big HELLO to my new followers!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mirrors in My Bedroom

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As I said in a post a couple days ago I have just been trying to find something for my wall
above my bed, I’m not very good at this it seems but when I saw Angela’s( Number Fifty Three) wall in her
diningroom I drooled and decided to try it in my bedroom. Love, love her home! I just adore how
Angela combines different decorating styles in her home…perfection! You can see in the photo
below how neat this wall looks!
I changed the nightstand again!!! Just trying to find what works, it needed something because of the dark
wood top, I found this tray at Kohl's that did light it up a bit.
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I moved the picture over by my mirror/jewelry holder
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and moved this black stand in front of the window.
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I’m certainly not done with this room it needs painted and a dresser that has been in the basement painted and brought upstairs and another one taken out of the room. Things that will get done just not right
away, especially with warmer weather coming, we are hitting 63 today and it is so welcomed!
Show and Tell Friday

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ikea Bagel Rail on My Kitchen Wall

I think this is one of the cheapest wall décor I’ve ever bought and I love it.
This side of the kitchen needed something but couldn’t think of anything until
I was at Ikea and had it all in my hands but put it back. Boy, was I sorry when
I got home and realized it would have looked great. Have you ever done that?
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This is the side I’m talking about the one right next to the fridge,
we only do coffee here but on holidays we use this side for food,
plates, silverware and napkins.
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I brought out my cookie cutters, some are very old since I started to collect
them in 1983.
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Anyway I went online and ordered what I wanted knowing it would look good
since I could visualize what it would look like by standing there.
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I decided to use the hanging bucket as a napkin holder for now, works great.
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The towel is from TJMaxx
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I hope you had a wonderful day, a little warmer today but cloudy… that’s ok,
I’ll take it!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy Spring!

I’m so darn happy it’s spring even though the weather is crappy but thankfully no snow laying
on the ground just gloomy and rainy today.
I just wanted some pretty colors for the first day of spring so went to Wally World and
found one
Forenthia stem, found them at Walmart and just cut the bottom off and stuck them in the watering
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Also some new tulips, this time in a lighter shade.
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The picture below I took with a softer feature on my camera, I
think it’s pretty. 
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I also got my moss bunny out and a picture that used to be beside my hutch, I thought it
would be springy for the mantle.
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I have to do some eggs for up here and take the twigs out of the vase, little by
little I’ll get it the way I want it!
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I have gift cards for PB and was going to order a burlap shade for this crock lamp, they wanted
$49.00 for this size, somehow I just couldn’t click on check out. LOL I wanted to find one not
so expensive. Well, BHG came thur with one for $7.98…love it and the price!
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I love my few touches for spring, are you getting ready for the warmer
weather? I can’t wait to see flowers and hanging baskets!
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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I always appreciate you taking the time out to
visit for a while…I wouldn’t blog if it wasn’t for you!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Little Bit of My Bedroom

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I’m all over the place with stuff for the walls, tried this one look with the wire basket.
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That’s Gidget, no matter where I put her she looks good!
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I love her and the hydrangea picture!
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I found out the the aqua suitcase is worth $80.00 and I paid a $1.00. I think
I’ll keep it though!
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My bedroom so far…I had to have a lighter color rug so that if I dropped something I could see where it was!
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The mirror is also a jewelry  box, which I love for all my jewelry.
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That’s me trying to take a picture! My planter I found at Marshall’s, I guess you could put a candle in it to if you wanted.
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The shoes, you won’t believe, are from Walmart!
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So I hope you enjoyed the showing of my bedroom, I’m going very slow in there, I’m very happy with the
lighter carpet. I hope you are enjoying the rest of the week, just think we will be going to the pool soon!!! LOL!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Tulips and Some Finds

I just couldn’t resist the pretty tulips I’ve been seeing all over blogland, so at Walmart I bought some, I loved
the color of these a lot of you have showed. When I bought them I wondered where I would put them and what I would use for a
vase. Well, the old hoosier and blue ball jar won…

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Then I went to Goodwill (I hadn’t been there in months) I found this planter for $1.99.
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The lidded basket was a GW find a way few months ago.
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The little planter above was just .99 marked USA, I just love it!
I did stop at an antique store and found this watering can for $20.00. It
will come in handy this summer.

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Look at the wooden spoon I found and dust broom, no more then $2.00 for both.
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These are brand-new S&P’s they were still in the package! I usually buy a set each
Christmas but last year I didn’t find any that I liked.

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How about these six cordial teeny glasses…..
pretty engraving on them for .25 a piece!
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One thing I’d like to ask is…do you find me adding the price of things that I find, how
shall I say it…offensive? Please let me know in the comments below, I know I see
some don’t care for it and some that do.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Freshened Up the Hoosier for Spring

Hi everyone, how are you… I hope good and that you are enjoying some spring weather! Right now we are having sunshine, Yay!!!
I repainted the hoosier with Polished Pearl by Behr said to be a match of ASCP old white.
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I had painted it with a shade of gray from Valspar and really didn’t care for it, it had to much blue in it for me.
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An artist I’m not.lol, but it will have to do, I don’t know if you know this but my favorite season is Spring some like Fall more
but not me.
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I didn’t change the top to much, just added a trophy that I found at TJMaxx.
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I’m loven the brass colored letters on the book spines too.
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I’ve also been trying a different styling on it, trouble is everything looks good on it!
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See what I mean!
I don’t know about the lampshade though, had it and decided to see what it looked liked, I have two gift cards for PB so I
may buy the burlap one, the one on it is from Target. I also need to add one more thing to make it an odd number.
funny what you see after the picture is taken;) Oh, how do you like the crock lamp on the hoosier, found it a good 5 years ago for $5.00.
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Love the old with the new!
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Now on to my next paint project!
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Have a wonderful rest of the week!