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Coffee Table Part 2

Yesterday I posted the paint job I did on my roadside found coffee table.


But looking at it I decided that it was to much.... its not white, its an off white (in the pics it looked really white)...
So I decided to distress it....
After the after~

And I do like it a lot better.

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Roadside Find

Months and months ago I found this coffee table on the side of the road. It was in great shape and it matched my end table. I have not had a coffee table in years cause I just flet that they got in the way and were only good for propping your feet on.....
But, after storing this in the shed for months I finally got it out and I kind a like having it in front of the couch.

But in looking around the living room the other day with my dark couch and chair and some dark furniture, I decided I needed to lighten things up some....
So with my primer and paint I did this....

I love it but now I really have to do the end table!
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Christmas Gifts

I was busy the last couple of weeks before Christmas. Between shopping and making things I worn out now! lol
These cute things were made for my two brothers and Brian, my boyfriend. My brothers and I do not exchange gifts but each year I try to give them a little something.
Here is a Redneck birdfeeder.....

It was a big hit with my brothers.
This next item was made for Diane at work. I thought about putting candy in it but I decided against that but it can be used for anything.

This was a dirty Santa gift. A Redneck wine glass. I have seen these selling for $15 or $16 but I made this one for $1.50.

I made this for my friend Theresa. She loves red roosters and I had no clue what to give her, so this idea came up. I think she loved it.

My daughter loves cows so this is something I painted for her.

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Christmas Card 2012

Merry Christmas!
In 2004 I started painting a Christmas painting that I would haved reproduced into my Christmas cards.
I paint them on 8x10 flat board. In the beginning I would have a picture made of the painting and I would take it and have it printed. A few years ago I started scanning the painting and taking it to have 4x6 prints made as my Christmas card.
This opne is for 2011.

I think this was my 2008 card.

My 2004 card. Printed at the printers.

Thinking this was 2005.

This was 2009.

For 2010 I had my cards made from a picture I took.
There are two more that I was not able to dig up to show.
Hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a great start to the New Year.
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What have I been up to?

Christmas is almost here...... I have found myself so far behind on everything and I am working right up to the last minute.
A few weeks ago I finally sat down and painted my Christmas card. This is something that I have been doing for several years. Difference is, I usually have it done in August or September....this one was finished at the end of November.

And they are in the mail now! Years ago when my children were young I started making them Christmas ornaments. I would cross stitch them.
Then I added nieces and nephews, brothers and then friends. The last year I made them was about 10 years ago and at last count... I did 25 that year.
This year I decided to do some for my grandson's and one for my great nephew.

Making ornaments and painting on top of making Christmas gifts.

A REDNECK wine glass for a dirty Santa gift.
And then this for a gift for a friend at work. She can use it as I have it or put candy in it.

Now for the necklace and earrings... I made these for me to attend a Christmas party a…

Christmas Portraits

The other night I was asked to got to Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville to do some family portraits of my nephew, his wife and my beautiful great nephew.

Such a beautiful family to photograph.

The biggest issue was trying to keep Cole, my great nephew from having the wandering eye. He was so into the lights.

But I managed to get a few great shots.

I so love this one of them sitting on the rocks. Cole has such a great smile.

Check out the largest tree I think I have ever seen. It was fantastic. Wonder how many lights were on that?

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Cole and Great Aunt Pam

Okay, so I have to agree that I have always been a "GREAT" aunt but now for real I carry that title and I am proud of it.
Last night my nephew, Chase, his wife, Susan and my GREAT nephew and I went to Gaylord Opryland Hotel to see the lights and take some pictures. We were trying to get a Christmas family shot for Chase and Susan but Cole was more interested in looking around at all the lights. Plus, I was having lighting and flash issues so I am not really pleased with most of the pics. But with that said, I must say I love this shot....

Susan took this with her cell phone camera and I love it! I so hate to have my pic made but this rates up there as one of my favorites. I love little baby Cole so much and he is such a sweetheart. Smiles and laughs so much. He is a doll baby for sure.
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New Necklace

Wow, we all know how crazy this time of year gets. I am so behind on Christmas gift making and buying but I found a bit of time to throw together a new necklace and earrings for a Christmas party. The colors went so well with what I wore.
Check it out.
What do you think? Cute huh? Well, its made from round shaped PAPERCLIPS!
Yes, it is. I used jump rings to connect them and since they were open on one end I put just a touch of clear glue on that opening. Went great with my outfit that I wore to the party.....
Now to get busy with other stuff. Thanks for stopping in,

Abigail and David - 11-12-2011

On November 12, 2011 I shot a wedding in Columbus Mississippi. That was a five hour drive from my house but I was happy to do it since I was doing it for a co worker and his wife, it was there granddaughter getting married.
The brides family is a hoot so I had a great time with it.
This is David, the GROOM. And this is the shot I took as he laid his eyes on Abigail, his soon to be wife.

The family was staying at a house on campus, The Puckett House. A victorian style home that was an awesome place to shoot esp. since Abby was wearing an ivory, victorian style dress. It was beautiful.
On the stairs.....

And yet another view while on the stairs.

Love this shot. Trying to give the soon to be bride and groom sometime before the wedding events started.... but I still had to click shots since I did not want to miss a thing.

Abby was a great bride to work with. Beautiful and all I had to do was tell her what I wanted. She was a natural.

And lets not forget to show my favorite shot. I love this one.... The li…