Thursday, January 27, 2011

It is called "This Is The Stuff"

Here are the lyrics:
I lost my keys in the great unknown
And call me please 'Cuz I can't find my phone

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

45 in a 35
Sirens and fines while I'm running behind

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
But I gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

So break me of impatience
Conquer my frustrations
I've got a new appreciation
It's not the end of the world
Oh Oh Oh

This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff
Someone save me
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I'm blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
And I've gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use

Oh Oh Oh Oh
This is the stuff You use


I really identified with these lyrics. This songs helps keeps thing in perspective and it's a catchy little tune. I hope it makes you smile today. 

Props to Shiela for sharing that song with me.  :) 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

what i WISH i wore wednesday

There are so many bloggers out there that have a "What I Wore Wednesday".
I would so love to show you what I wore but my self esteem prohibits it.
Instead, I thought I would have my own
I found all this at Charlotte Russe.
I do really love this store.
Happy Wednesday to All!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My New Obsession...SILVERWARE


I am putting up forks, spoons, and knife up all over my kitchen!  I am loving it.

I went to my local Family Dollar and found this cute little frame to hang on my wall.  Not only is it cute but it only cost $1.80!  Something I like at a fantastic price...WONDERFUL!

The details on the silverware are great.  They are in a shadow box.  Giving it a little more personality.

 This is a view from when you walk in my back door.

I wish I had better pictures. :(

Monday, January 24, 2011

Painted Water Color

I'm a little behind in posting this.  Back in November I particpated in the Gift Exchange that Craftaholics Anonymous put together.  This is what I sent to Mandy.

I cut out some embossed paper to make the cross and glued it to something similar to card stock.  I used greens and blacks water colors and painted this:

Where I partied this week:

Friday, January 21, 2011

My little girl has skills

Watching her show off her skills makes me so proud.

Sneak Peak

How many projects can one have going on at the same time? 


Right now I have started 3.5 projects.  I say .5 because I have one idea laid out but I have not actually started it yet.

Here is a sneak peak of what is going on at my house right now.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

World's Greatest Hot Chocolate

When your back yard looks like this...
(and yes, this is my back yard.)

You might want a little of this...

My friend Dennis shared with me a Hot Chocolate recipe about a year ago and I now make it all the time.  I have even given it as Christmas gifts. 

Here are the ingredients:
I picked up all these at the dreaded store Walmart.

All you do is find a really big bowl or a brown paper bag works too, mix together a large can of hot cocoa mix, a large can of coffee creamer, half a box of dry milk, and half a bag of powdered sugar.    Now, just get yourself a cup of hot water and add about 1/3 cup of mix.  Give it a good stir and enjoy!

You can add more or less of the dry milk or powdered sugar depending on how sweet you would like your hot chocolate.  I make it all different ways because honestly, I cannot always remember the exact ingredients unless I get out my recipe and who always has time for that? 

Thrifty Thursday

So many of you out there love great finds just like I do.  How great of a rush is it when you find something that you have been looking for at DIRT CHEAP prices?  I have this great little shop here in my hometown that has stuff dirt cheap.  I can get 10 books for $1.00 all the time.  So if I ever need a few hardback books, I go there.  From time to time they have a back room with all kinds of stuff that is 5 items for $1.00. 

I stopped by this store this week and look what I found...for next to nothing I might add.
I found this cheese dome for $1.00 and this huge fork for only $0.50!!
Grand Total $1.50

Isn't she lovely?  A nice small size and in good condition.  Just needs a little cleaning and sprucing up.

Since I just add a fork & spoon canvas,  I thought this fit nicely into the new "theme" in my kitchen.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Have anyone of you been doign ZUMBA too?
I have and I have so much fun doing it!
I don't get to go to an actual class.
I have been playing the DVD's in my living room. 
My family laughs at me as they walk through the room.
But I don't care.
I am burning calories and having fun at the same time.
What a bargain.
Give it a try.
You might love it too.


Does Anyone Notice Besides Me?

How is it possible that I can change things around in my house and no one notices? 

The only way my sweetie notices is if I tell him.  I have had this new picture hanging in our kitchen for about a week and dh didn't realize it till I told him. 

The only reason he noticed these lamps were because there was light in the room.

Does anyone else live with someone like this?  :) 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Painted Studio: Dresser Drawers Redo

When others are inspired by your ideas, that is a cool thing.

Rhonda over at Dollar Craft stores posted a list of 52 Awesome Low Budget Craft Projects.

My Dresser Drawers Redo was #28 on the list.  :)

Happy Sunday

Friday, January 14, 2011

Vinyl Tile

My mom got me this pretty tile for Christmas.  It has a happy home in my living room. 

Looking at it everyday make me wish I had a cricut of my own. 
I know I could do so many wonderful things with it.  :) 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spoon & Fork Canvas

 Over the summer I started a small kitchen redo project.  I painted my kitchen RED and stopped there.  I wanted to hang stuff on the walls but I have been slow to do so.  I don't want to just throw something on the walls.  I want to put something up that I really love.  I had spotted some spoon and fork canvas that I really loved.  I thought maybe I could paint one but never really got around to it. 

So....last night as I go to my local Family Dollar store to grab some laundry detergent as I push my cart through the store my eye spies a very pretty spoon and fork canvas!!!  Not only is it beautiful and a good size but it is only $10!!  Did you read that?  TEN DOLLARS I SAID.

The details of the spoon and fork are wonderful.  Behind them is one of my favorite bible verses
Joshua 24:15
"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord".
The canvas is actually two canvas but they were stapled together and I left them that way.
They measure 20 x 25.  I think that is a good size.

 Here is a picture of my kitchen.  I have hung up drop cloths for curtains, painted the walls red, and hung a few items on the wall.  The things I want to change here are the chair cushions and I'm looking for a vintage black phone.  I will change and add things to this breakfast nook as I find things I love.  For now, I am really happy with my new canvas.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I am in Love!

I now have the prettiest dining room suite.  It once belonged to my husbands great grandmother.  It has wonderful details and is very lovely.  I am told it is about 80 years old.  I am just smitten with it.  Here are some of my "before" pictures I wanted to share with you.  It does need some cleaning and freshening up. 

The color of the wood is beautiful and I love the details of the doors on the buffet.

The captain chair.  See the dust all over it?

The simple details of the chairs are quit lovely.

The table has been sitting in grandpa's house for some time.  There has been a doily table cloth on it and you can still see the pattern after the table cloth was taken off.

Isn't she marvelous?  What a Buffet.

Monday, January 10, 2011


I must admit that my house is not what I would want it to be.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE my house. Mainly, the square footage is what I love…it has plenty of room for my family to spread out in. My kids can run around like crazy sit and play games without disturbing anyone. My oldest daughter has her own apartment suite upstairs. (Okay, it’s not really a suite but we do kid her about how much room she has upstairs.) I can actually say we have rooms in our house we don’t use that much.

With all that being said, there are only about 2 maybe 3 rooms in my house that I love. This year, 2011, I plan on making a few more rooms something special.

I love looking at blogs and seeing what other people are doing with their homes. You guys are my inspiration.


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