Friday, March 28, 2014

From Ugly Rock to Cute Design

Easy to find, pick them up just laying
around or do like I did with these,
buy a bag at Lowes!
Last night I wanted to do something crafty
but since its been a while I really
did not want to dig a lot of stuff
out so I decided to paint on rocks.
I love the Dream one.

Oh alien!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

House Sitting Part 3 - The Birds

I have covered the dogs,
the horses and
A bigger bird. Mouthy to say the least.
He was sitting on his cage in the
master bathroom.
And yes, my brother told me that
he was flying again and would
not have his wings clipped till
the next week.
TJ is usually really vocal, but being
back in the bathroom he was not.
And I loved it.

He stayed back there all day Saturday
till Saturday evening.
I had friend come out to hang on
the deck with me for awhile.
That is when MOUTH came
into the great room and started
being vocal.
LOUD screams!
And he got the other bird
all stirred up.
He sat on the top of her cage and
I really don't think she is fond
of him.
Opps, that is Dakota
my dog messing with Lola.
All of the bird pics are older pics
since I failed
to take any of the birds pictures
while I was there this last time.


Anyway....Lola was upset and TJ was enjoying.
I tried to get him to jump on my shoulder so that
I could take him back where he needed to be and
he was having NONE of that.
Why? He does NOT like me at all.
My friend Theresa got a strawberry he
jumped on her shoulder and let her
take him back....and
I missed that photo op for sure.
She was scared of him and he was
scared of me following with the
Sometime in the middle of the night
TJ decided to leave the master bath
again, waking me and all the dogs
in the process! Those
big wings make a world of noise.
Along with the rain pouring down, one big
dog sleeping on my feet and mine snuggled
up to me and the cat knocking over
the child gate while trying to
get in the great room!
Oh my.
Always and adventure!
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

House Sitting Part 2

Two more of the buddies
I had hanging with me Saturday
while I house set for my
brother Ray.
This is Jack.
Jack is 30 years old
and hanging in there.
He wandered up to the house
while I was sitting outside and
decided to drink out of the
Do cute looking up from the birdbath
and around the birdfeeder.
This is Misfire.
She wandered up behind Jack and
came over to see if I had
anything to feed her.

Isn't she pretty?
Course I notice that Oakley
and Moose made it in
this pic also.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Weekend House Sitting - Part 1

If you ever have read any of my earlier post
you will learn that I use to do a lot
of house sitting for my brother Ray.
They traveled a lot when my nephew raced
and then after that I would sit for family
I have to limit that to weekends now and
not through the week, working and
driving out there and dealing
a lot of time with fibro pain I
just can't do what I use to do.
I went out this past Saturday, early and stayed
the night till around noon on Sunday.
Here are a few of the buddies I had hanging
with me during my stay.
Maggie, the newest addition to the family.
Maggie was the only pet to a guy that
worked for my brother. He was in a accident
about a month ago and died, Maggie was taken
in by my sis in law. She is shy and
still adjusting.
The other dogs accept her with no problem
but she is somewhat intimidated by them.

Isn't she so pretty?
Now this one kept me laughing.
He would be the youngest of the bunch.
Still a puppy at 2.5 years old.
He loves the pond.

Guessing that is due to being a lab.

LOL....and being in the pond he loves to
stalk the fish.

This is MOOSE.
MOOSE is getting up there in age, he is the oldest
of the bunch.

Chloe would be next in line but she loves
to stay indoors. She did not venture out
to have her pic made at all!
But she is an older version of OAKLEY.
I loved catching this just by chance shot.

And then there was the visitor that
came with me, Dakota...
the littlest one for the weekend!
But as you can see, Oakley wants
to play and Dakota lets him have it!

Dakota when we returned home to our own
It's like he is saying, "Mom let's not do that again"!

And he is out for the count!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Painting Rocks

Many years ago I found a website
for a woman who painted on
rocks. She does some great
I was inspired to paint a rock.
Not fancy like she did but
a rock to express my feelings
at work.
It is my paperweight
that is not used for the purpose. It
just sort of sits here on my desk.
This would be my version of a 1/2 moon.
And if the day is bad you will see
that paperweight flipped to reveal
a full

But I have been seeing on PINTEREST
where it seems to be a big thing
now. I saw these on PINTEREST
about a year ago and painted them.
The BEE!

and another LADY!

So the other night I had a burst of energy for
about 5 minutes and this is
what I came up with.
Nothing special.
These are really little so
so I think I will put magnets on

My aunt Donna likes this one so
I will fix it up to send to her.

And NO this 1/2 moon does not
have a full on the flip side!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Old Do and the New Do

When I was young I wore my hair
below my shoulders. It was
after having my first child that
I think I took to wearing it shorter.
Over the years, that shorter has gotten
even shorter!
Until June.
I started to let it grow.
Finally it was at a length that was
driving me nuts.
And since I don't like to spend
time on it I was debating on
cutting it off again.

Course you have to keep in mind that once upon
a time it was not as thin,
or gray for that matter.
and there was not anything
called a spiral perm.
This was full kink!

Oh to look back on that is so funny.
Last Thursday I headed to Heads
Up where Kelley works.
She has been cutting my hair for
a couple of years now.
It had been 21 years since I had curl in my
The internet was not even around
wow....things have changed!
So, here I am with a loose curl
in my hair.

Was still wet in this last pic.

At first I was not sure if I had
done the right thing....but the
way I look at that is...
if not, I can shave it!
Once again a look at the
perm in

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rings and Things

A month or so ago I found
that someone I went to
school with was now a silver smith.
Yay Tracy. I had her make me
this amazing ring...
(pictured below).
After wearing it a couple
of times, I bent it getting
in the car. I think that when
the I must have squeezed my
ring finger with another ring
on it into the middle finger
where I wore this...
Did a pretty number on it.
Thanks to Tracy she was able
to fix it so I will not be wearing
it next to another again...
I had also ordered a matching
pendant and earrings.
Don't they all look great
I love it.
I love wearing black.
Awesome job Tracy.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

You Light up My Life.....

I love roaming around in
antique and thrift stores and
seeing all the cool things
that people make lights
out of these days.
I pulled all these from PINTEREST.
I think this one would be cute in
a girls room.
How about the kitchen or the laundry room?

I have a couple of bird cage like things
I am planning on using in the garden
this year but you know,
this is cool looking.

A bushel basket. That is so cute.
Could even stain the wood the
color you would like.

Kitchen for sure. This one has the
added forks which I would leave
off I think.

Kind of like this...looks
better without the forks.

I really like this one.

And here they added more.

This is cute also, not lined up like the

I want this, only maybe one row
over my kitchen sink.

And if you have the space or
better yet a tall room this
would be amazing.

Also cute.

I see this in a formal dining room.
But other than that, I am not
really drawn to this one.

This would also be cute over the
kitchen sink.

Over the shed like this one appears
to be or wash room.

Old style kitchen with
antique appliances.

Same for this one.

How about a boys room or
a study....wait, who
actually has studies anymore?

This one...I love this one...I love
the old springs on this.

Different but there again not for

Also cool.

And there again, not for me!

Formal Dining Room?

The desk. Made from pipes from the hardware

Now that I shined the light on
different things that can be used
for lighting, will you be starting
a new project?
I really want the ball jars over the sink....
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