Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Found this on the 
internet...
on PINTEREST
of course!

Neat idea for the bathroom.


Headed out the other day
and I saw this in the driveway.
I thought at first it was a mom
grasshopper carrying her baby
grasshopper....haha, after looking
that up on the internet I found that
grasshoppers leave the babes as
soon as they are born.

So....I think they need
to get a room. 


This was on my car at the same
time I saw the 
grasshoppers. 

This is an Assassin Bug.
I hear they are wicked,
they sting or bite...
ugly looking anyway.


I am looking for items
to pull together a Halloween
costume so I went to 
the Goodwill.

HAHA....now I know I have issues
sleeping at time but I think
I would not do this....
go to Goodwill to nap!


Years ago....about 15 or so
mom bought this dress on one
of her Kohl's adventures.
It was $30 marked to 18 and I 
am sure she got more off
at the sale cause she would not
have paid 18 for this.

It was too small on me at the 
time. I kept it.

I can wear it now.



Great buy at Goodwill today.
The larger star was 2.99
and the smaller one was 1.99.
I have them hanging on the front
porch.


I also found this..
haha

I did not purchase this but
it was perfect.
A bone shaped frame
with a crown on it...
for the KING.

After my adventures out
today I come home to this mess.
YES...that sweet looking
LILY did this.
A new roll of TP!
I went to pick it up and 
she wanted to play in it. 

After a couple of taps on the
nose and the repeat of the
word NO....maybe she got 
the meaning!


Went out yesterday evening
to look around the yard and 
throw some water on my
plants. Every thing including the
yard is really green from the 
rains we had been having 
but that will not last unless 
we get more.

This is my Crape Myrtle 
(red) bush back in the 
spring. 




Look at all the new growth
on the top of it now.


This is my red bush and 
it has just a couple of 
blooms on it since it is
still new. 


But this bush is weighted down
with pink blooms.
It is an older bush. It was
planted....in 1988!

It was a small little bush 
given to me by a friend I 
worked with the yr before the
Nashville tornado's that
actually took her bushes (mature ones)
out...





Yesterday while checking out he 
yard I noticed that this was
just hanging....NO breeze
hot or cool was stirring.




I think I need my crown!
haha




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Monday, July 24, 2017

Blogging About Last Night and Today


I have been waiting till late in the 
afternoon before I head out 
to do errands.

Today I wanted to go to 
Goodwill...
I am hunting for things
to make my Halloween
costume. 
Great place to pull that 
stuff together. 

And...I just wanted to 
get out, so I rode around just
looking at things...
mailboxes, color doors...etch

And I saw this in a yard.

You really can't tell with this pic
but it is a pallet!
Now...I have to set out to get
a pallet to paint! haha.

A block away I saw this...
looks like this is done on a
wood board. Not like the 
other one but just as 
impressive.




Remember the pot rack baby
bed spring?
And the sag?


A smaller S hook and everything 
is better! I even added 
some  other antique 
things. I love it.



After putting the fix on FB a friend
told me that she loved it.
With that conversation I told her
that I bet some folks think I 
am nuts and I did not care. 
She came back with only folks
that would think that would be the
ones with no creative vision.
I thanked her and she went on
to say she was sincere, that she loves
the way I see thing. That I truly take
trash and make it beautiful.

That brought tears...
that was so sweet.



Okay...it was one of those nights
last night....no sleep although
I did take a 2
 hour nap this afternoon 
but those no sleep nights are
crazy.
So....what does a person
do when they can't sleep?

They paint mermaid tails on 
the bathroom wall.



Or they take the hand held
vac box that Lily plays
in and covers it with 
contact paper.



Yesterday I had to make
a stop at 
Lowes.
My second fav store.
While checking out the
young cashier said it looked
like I was trying to avoid
being hit in the head by my wood.

With that...I had to have a selfie.


While working in the craft room
and trying to bring order to it today
I ran across this pic of mom, 
my older brother and I.
I decided it need to be
in the antique room on 
the table next to the bed.

Someday's....there are just 
some days.  When things
just don't go right.

I picked up pulls yesterday for my
antique cabinet. The holes would not
line up. Back to Lowes today.
Changed out the pulls.





I love it. 
I cleaned the paint off of one that
came off and it just did not look
good so it required new ones.

Had a request for a front
door decoration.
This is another thing you 
do when you don't sleep.


Just have to add something to hang
it by and spray sealer on it.

Loving the view from the
craftroom/bedroom/office
window!


I might not have been able to sleep
but these two had no issues.
I know you guys probably think 
that sleeping is all these two
do but NO....it just makes the 
cutest pics.
Lily has to be up next to Dakota.


This is the best pic ever!


After the mermaid tail being painted
last night I decided that the
redone room (antique room)
needed a cute hidden surprise.
And why buy stickers to apply
when you can paint it.



Well...the creek is dry.
We need rain.
I think that is going to 
happen in the next few days.

I hope so.





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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Out and About

You all know that I am into COLOR.
I love that folks are using more color
on doors or shutters. I love it....although
I don't decorate with a lot of color, I think
I am afraid that I will tire of it easy. 
I use a lot of beige, cream and brown cause
you can use any color with those. 

But yesterday my mom went to Kohl's 
and she always finds a buy.
She had seen this the week before 
but would not purchase it for 200.00.
But it was marked down and with 
her 15% off she got it for less
then 79.00.

And she got it for me!
PURPLE!



Not putting it on the bed right away,
going to work on that room next before
I put this out.

I might have to purchase this below
to match the bedspread!
HAHA.


Found
at Walmart the other day.
But...I like my fan on a stand and I 
really don't need a box fan.

Now...talking color...
how about a rainbow of
colored
CRAP?

What? I don't get it.

I realized today that I am
dull and boring....
my last car was a white
Malibu that I sold to my
daughter recently.
I now drive a silver Prius. 
Silver?

What about some of these colors?





What color is your car?

Snapped this pic this evening...
REFLECTION.
Actually I have noticed
that Lily does a lot
of photo bombing!


By the way, no pain meds today,
she has been buck as_ wild today.
Swelling gone in leg and she has
been hell on wheels!

Lunch today with one of
my best and long time
friends, Debbie.



Met Debbie when my daughter was
6 months old. Amber is not 36.5
yrs old...so Debbie and I have
been friends for 36 yrs.

Been asked by a facebook friend, Melissa
to make something for her front door.
She recently moved from 
Pikeville TN to Alabama.
I showed here this that I made
for my daughter before.

She loved it.

So I picked up the M for her
last name and I have the board
cut already. 



I don't have to have it done till
the 1st week of Oct. when she will
be in town but I will get it made this
week. 
Melissa  and I recently met when she
stopped off near my house on her way
to a concert in Nashville. 
She had requested a "Socks Lost"
board to hang over her washer.




 I have known Melissa for years.
We met, sort of, on another internet
site called Clubmom.
When it closed down I told
everyone I was on FB...come on
over and look me up. 
At lot of my friends on fb are
clubmom friends.
When I met her a few months back
to give her this board she
had recently married and although
we had discussed a price I
gave it to her as a wedding gift...
by the way, that was the first time
I had ever really met Melissa!
She is 36, same age as my
daughter. 

So I have been drive by shopping
again....
Haha

Found these two items
in my mom's neighborhood
 on the
side of the road. 

Now to decide what to 
paint on 
this


 

I now have 3 arrow back chairs 
for my kitchen table.
Purchased two from a studio 
going out of business for $10 each.

And this one was free.
PRICELESS...wouldn't you say!?





or at Walmart for sure....haha

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