Saturday, November 29, 2008

Garage Sale Saturday!

I got some pretty good stuff this morning. This is a shelf I got and didn't have a spot that it would fit so I turned it upside down and made a plate holder out of it for the kitchen. Turned out pretty good. Now I'd better get busy doing something worth cleaning this house!

Friday, November 28, 2008

New Drapes

My Mom gave me her drapes she wasn't using any longer. Here is the before and after in the dining room and the after in the bedroom. All I had in the bedroom before was the blinds on the french doors. I still need to find some new wall hangings to go with them but you will get the idea. The one in the dining room I had to raise a little so it does hang better than in the pic. Thanks Mom!

Bedroom After

Dining After

Dining Before

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Still working on the kitchen decor...if you can call it that!!!

I put these chef pictures up the other night, I don't think I like them. So I replaced it with this pear and fig picture, but I have to find something to go along with it. How about a stick of dynamite? Anyone have one? Just kidding!!! Don't send the feds out!!! Unless they have a degree in decorating that is. LOL

Monday, November 24, 2008

First Day off project...

I got this lamp at a garage sale many months ago for $1.00. It has been sitting in the garage collecting dust. I had an idea...Left over fabric from the curtains and a little black spray paint and here it is. I've always seen them recover lamp shades on the make over shows, but I never thought I could do it, but I did! You might need to click on it so you can see it better. I had better go see what else I can get into. I like this being off from work business! LOL

Friday, November 21, 2008

Patti's Christmas giveaway

Hey ya'll Patti over at Nonna's News is doing a giveaway. Be sure to swing by and put your name in. Just click on the link here or on the side bar. Thanks Patti.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wedding cake

I was thinking about Jayson and Michelle's wedding and I really didn't post many pictures of it. The cake was so pretty I thought I'd show you. The pictures really don't do it justice. There is a crystal heart with their names and wedding date on top. So pretty.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Just a pleasant thought...

I was just sitting here thinking...hummm four more days and I have 9 days off! Yahoo! The only downer is hubby will be working most of it. But still Yeehawww!
I would love to do some work on the house, but by the time it gets here I'll probably just veg out here in blog world.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ohhh the things we put our animals through...

This was just too funny. I had to share it!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Things I've done

I got this from Patti at Nonna's News
I thought it would be fun. I haven't done much, but here goes.
To participate just copy and paste in your own blog, and bold all of the things you have done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Speaking of remodeling...

I was going through some old stuff the other day and came across some old curtains I had and thought I'd like to hang those again in the breakfast nook. The walls were painted red when I had them in there before. Hey, it's like a mini redo without the cost. Now, if I could just replace the dining room chairs and paint the table black. Oh well, one thing at a time.

Remodeling again..

Well I decided to remodel my blog again. I love the one Jayson did for me...just too "springish" for this time of year. It was so easy I couldn't believe it. I'm still working on a new header. That's going to take a while.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you!

Thank you to all the veterans and their families for the sacrifices you have made for all Americans to live as they choose.
May God Bless you all.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Today Is my Grandma's 93rd Birthday. She is a very special lady to us all. You would never know her age by looking at her! We Love you Grandma!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


OK, we have had fox, bobcats, deer, armadillos, coyote, opossums (just to name a few) in our back yard and oh it has been so neat to live in the middle of town and have these critters to visit in our own back yard, but I draw the line with skunks! Yes, we had a skunk right up close to the porch tonight. I can see it now, local woman and dog get sprayed by skunk. LOL
Pepe Le Pew you are so cute, but please go home to the woods!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


"Do you still have the warranty on this?"

This website has a lot of funny cat pics...I had to go with this one for my boys!!! LOL

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Passing the Purple Hat

My sister Tam sent this to me. Thought I'd share with you.

Passing the Purple Hat to You
IN honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer. Here is an 'angel' sent to watch over you. Pass this on to five women that you want watched over. If you don't know five women to pass this on to, one will do just fine.

(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute look at it and really see it . . live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Daylight Saving Time Ends! myspace graphic comments

A little giggle...

A man and his wife were having an argument who should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said " You should do it because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee."
The husband said " you are in charge of all the cooking around here, and you should do it because that is your job, and I just can't wait for my coffee.
Wife replies, " No, you should do it, and besides, it's in the Bible that man should do the coffee."
Husband replies, "I can't believe that. Show me."
So she fetched the Bible, opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that indeed read "HEBREWS."