Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Love

This is my fall post from last year. I wanted to repost it. It has some of my favorite pumpkin pics. Enjoy, again :)

I am having a serious addiction to pumpkins right now. Glitter ones, painted ones, big ones and small ones. Here are some pics that I have found around the net and wanted to share. I love the black and white ones. The top 4 pics are my very own concoction and they reside in our living room.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I'm back ;), with the thought of the week.

OK, when God decides to get your attention, He really knows how to get your attention. He did 9 years ago, when I went threw surviving colon cancer. But this was new. Last Monday seemed like it was going to be a typical Monday, but God had other plans. I wasn't feeling right when I got up, but thought, I'll just work threw it, no big deal. Well to make a long story short, I was in the ER by 11am and admitted into the hospital by 5 that evening, with what they thought may have been a small stoke. Yep, me, 47, having a stroke. Scary huh? Well, by Thursday morning and a whole lot of tests later, they decided it was a rare type or migraine. Not a stroke, and I was able to take a deep breath again and go home. So all I could think of was, OK God, you got my attention, what do you want me to learn from this.

That's, the thought of the week. What is God teaching you this week? Does He have your attention? Don't wait till a hospital stay to listen to what He has to say.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Super cute walls

I happen to run across this seller on etsy. I just fell in love with this wall. She has lots of cute ideas. Go check em out. I don't know this seller but just loved the ideas.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ladies, I need your ideas.

This is the finished dresser I was telling you about. I just love the final look.

Look what I found in an old barn! It really solid, no loose rungs or legs. But as you can see, the seat is shot. Cleaning, sanding, and a good coat of paint......white of course, will be a great start. The problem is, what to do with the seat.

I can't afford to have the caning redone. I'm thinking a board the size of the hole and little padding and upholstering it. Well, I'm off to paint again.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A great giveaway

Would you look at these. They are the cutest little, handmade pincushions. There is a giveaway at Country Hearts at Home. I ran across this blog today and just fell in love with it. Go check these out.

A Monday morning thought

I'm just loving the fact that's it's rainy and I'm home today, with painting projects. Michelle is still not feeling 100%, so she is home with me too. It just feels like one of those days you just want to nest. I know you ladies will know what I mean. I plan on getting lots done, I sure hope I don't let myself down. Talk to y'all later.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Late night painting projects

My paint brush, patiently waiting for me to return.

You know how it is when the creative mood hits you. You just have to go with it. Well at least I do. I'll find myself getting up at midnight and painting something. I started a little earlier then that tonight, but I'm not done yet. I just took a break to let you in. I love sharing with you.

This little piece is going to be hard to part with, but part with it I will. I'll finish it tomorrow and put it in the shop. I found this little treasure in a thrift store over a year ago, but stuck it in a corner till tonight.

I'll finish it off with a glaze and maybe even tie a ribbon on one side. If can find the right one. Stick a few Country Living magazines in it a show if off. I'll post finished pics tomorrow.

I'm not sure yet how I'll finish this little corner shelf, but it does need more. I guess I'll sleep on this one.

This is a little tease of the dresser I was telling you about earlier. The same color and finish that I did on a clients fireplace.

I'll have it all put together tomorrow and post the final pics.

A family Saturday, gotta love it!!

Volunteer watermelon in the compost pile. I just cant bring myself to pull it up.

My son, Anthony was getting creative with the camera. He really has a good eye.

My Rusty. The happiest, most needy dog you will ever meet.

Frasier, our first rooster.

Lady G.G., our nanny. She is expecting this month. Last time she had 4 babies!!

Our newest edition to our herd. Our only buck, a blue eyed pygmy named Lightening. He should throw some pretty babies.

Delta Dawn, one of the babies we kept from Lady G.G. last spring.

One of our five cats. This one is Mars. All girls, ALL fixed!!

Miss Daisey May. Our oldest cat. She moved here from California with us. I thinks she's over 11.

Our Geese.

Yeas, that's me holding a goose.

Athens, haging out with us in the garden.

Our little molel, Michelle. We went shopping Saturday at Justice, with her gift card she received for her birthday from my sister Darlene. She had to have new pictures to show off her new duds. She is growing up so fast, we don't know what to do. She is really a good little girl.

Well we worked in the yard, planted a little and mowed. We had a friend over for dinner and it was a nice time had by all. You just can't go wrong with a family Saturday.

A full , productive Friday

The weekend started on Friday for me, with a fireplace makeover. It was a nice white fireplace, but it just didn't go with the clients new built-ins. So I was off to do my thing. First I removed the embellishments and sanded it down. Gave it a fresh color and did a glaze and there ya are.... The clients loved it and it made my Friday. The top pic has my hubby in it. He installed the new built-ins. I loved this color so much, I refinished a dresser I was given with the left over paint and glaze. I'll post pics of the dresser later. I still have to finish the drawers.