Thursday, January 29, 2015

Painted Lady Birdhouse

Picked this wooden birdhouse
up at my fav store...GOODWILL.
Price 99 cents.

Took out my paints.

And brought some color to this
Going to look cute in the yard.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Dolls of my Past

One of my first and my all time favorite
doll was 
Miss Peep.

Here is a pic I pulled off the internet..

And here is mine.

I got Miss Peep when I
was in Kindergarten, so lets just say
that was a LONG time ago....
Right at 
50 years ago.

Then the next in line is 
my Vogue Ginny doll.
See I still have her too.

Neither doll is in their clothes they
came with but my mom
made both these outfits.

Always wanted to have hair like
my Chrissy doll had!

Then comes some of my FAV



And Skipper. 

These are all pulled from the
internet but...
I still have some of them packed
up. I played many
days in the corner of the living
room with my Barbies.

Now for stuff animals I still 
My bunny. Given to me
by a guy I dated for over 2 yrs. 
He gave me this for our 8 month

But then there is this.
Mom got me this, I think with
box tops  or stamps you could send
in and they would send things you
I got this in my early teens.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Zebra - The Painting

Today is Sunday and 
I was doing a teaching 
class for my friend 

Teaching and helping her
though a painting she wanted
to do.

This was what Debbie
was wanting to paint.

And this is what I worked
while Debbie
was painting.

Not like most paintings I do but
I love it.
It was a lot of fun.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Took a couple of days to work
on my walk in pantry.
Believe me, it was in bad 
need of needing organizing.

Picked two of these up at Lowe's.

One for skillets and I flipped the other
one to lay down to slide cookie sheets
and broiler pans in.

I have used Rubbermaid containers 
to put my recycling in but I decided
to try something different.

Thought one of these would work 
great....a laundry sorter.

But I got to Walmart and saw this one.
It pops up and folds back down.

And they work great.
Mesh so the stuff can breath, 
and handles for caring.

Took the recycling off yesterday and these 
worked amazingly.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Boot Cuffs

Found this cool stretchy stuff in the 
lace section of Hobby Lobby. 
Perfect width.

Some hand sewing and buttons
and I have some really cool 
boot cuffs.

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The Chair- Photo Prop

In June I started a project that
I did not finish until this Sunday.

I was waiting to find what I wanted
to cover the seat in.

This is how it started.

Took it apart and painted it.

Thought the red would pop.

Here is it after I have finished it.

The cover was a pillow sham I picked up
at my nieces yard sale. 

I think it turned out really nice.
Can't wait till my next shoot to use it.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Christmas Cactus

These pics were taken in November
but I was excited that my plant
was blooming close to
But to my surprise, my Christmas Cactus
bloomed again at Christmas time.

And to this date, still blooming.

Check out that bright color. I am
not a pink person but this is
still pretty to me.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Dirty Santa / White Elephant Gift

 For our family get together
at Christmas time the adults
play Dirty Santa or
to some it's called
White Elephant.
Every year I have a hard time
picking out something
to take for the game but
this year I went to
and looked up Dirty Santa
I loved this idea...

I took white peel and stick
letters and put them
to the front of a wash pan.
I added canned ham, pickles, apple
and cherry pie, crackers, peanuts,
cheese puffs, two cokes,
a roll of paper towels and
to Redneck Wine
glasses (that I made).
I think it was a hit with Cobi, my nephew
that ended up with it!
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Knife Block to Craft Brush Block

I know I have said it before
but let me
it again
Saw this idea there.
Old kitchen knife block
picked up at Goodwill.
For $1.99.

Drill some holes in the slots
where the knifes fit.

A little bright paint.

After the paint.
Then you put the brushes in
the drilled holes.

Fantastic. Keeps all my brushes
together instead of rolling all
over the place.
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Friday, January 2, 2015

Christmas Program with Caleb

He is an 8th grader now!
Growing so fast...
Yikes, and he will be driving in
2 yrs!
Caleb's chorus class
sang some songs during the
Christmas program at his
school right before Christmas.
He looked so handsome.

There are only 6 guys in a class of
so during one song, the girls sat
down and let the guys shine!
Caleb turned really red!

The school has such a bunch of
talented children.
I have to say it is really neat to sit in this gym
listening to the kids sing and play but also just
to look around and remember.....
Yep, I used to take gym in this
same room!
Many, many, many
years ago.
Matter of fact Caleb
is the 3rd generation to attend
here. Me, his uncle
and now him.
Cool history and a great
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