Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sitting in the sand and watching the kids run in and out of the water. I could have watched them all day. I could here my daughter screaming with laughter every time a wave hit her a little higher on the stomach. Man, how I can lose sight of the little moments that make such good memories. It is easy to lose those moments in the ho-hum of every day. Like cleaning toilets and mopping floors. I am not a spontaneous person, I plan my day down to the wire. So it took a friend going through a difficult season of life to remind how important it is to create memories of my own. That the toilets can wait, because you never know when life is going to throw you a curve ball.
All pictures from Coastal Living
Thought I would give you all a tease of what a beautiful day on the coast it was yesterday.
Well on another note, the winner for my flower necklace giveaway was announced here
Congratulations Stephanie from Decorating addiction . I can't wait to see you wear it.
Thank you for letting letting me unwrap a little piece of my heart today.
Linking to: Tuesday's Unwrapped at http://www.chattingatthesky.com/
Friday, March 26, 2010
And Layla inspired me to work on my sad, sad mantle. Problem with this thing is it is huge and really high of the ground. It makes me afraid of it, I just don't know how to handle it.
Did you notice my little welcome sign walked down from the guest room and onto my mantle
One more nest, this one is behind the sofa. I new you would not want to miss that one.
Let me know what you think on the mantle. And yes I know we still have not announced the giveaway winners I keep checking, really I do.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Here is a project I worked on last week in a mad dash to get our guest room ready for a guest. I found this plate on sale for $3 bucks, yeah, $3 bucks. I just knew I could use my chalkboard paint on it. I mean, really what can't you use chalkboard paint on.
Linking to: The Shabby Chic Cottage
Update: You can still enter giveaway until midnight tonight! Did you hear me!!!
Winner of giveaway will be announced TOMORROW!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I had a moment to get caught up on one of my favorite blogs and Layla has my mind spinning with mantle mania. I am in desperate need of mantle help. I sort of threw things up there when we moved in and never went back to actually decorating it. But I am overwhelmed, I have not a clue what to do. Actually, I think I will go shop my garage (I have boxes of decor that has not yet been unpacked) and see what I can come up with. Here are a few pretties from Layla's blog
Last three images Better Homes and Gardens
And if you are in great suspense on who won the giveaway of one of my necklaces from The Shabby Chic Cottage I don't know yet either. Your comments on her blog were so sweet and gave me warm and fuzzy feelings inside. I keep checking her blog to see if she has picked winners yet. As soon as I know I will post it here!
Ok, I am off to inhale more paint fumes. Don't you just love that feeling (I am kidding of course)
Monday, March 22, 2010
My vintage necklace made of old linen and cottons, buttons and pearls. So don't miss out on the fun to win one of these you must go here! If you don't win and you start to feel sorry for yourself you can always buy one of these lovelies on my etsy shop. Or maybe if you leave a comment I will give away a little something of my own.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
There will be giveaways that will last two entire days. Did you hear that people!!! I am one of the sponsors offering a fun unique giveaway. It looks a little like something from a post below, and it hangs around your neck. Hint, hint!! Shhhhh, it starts tomorrow.
Set your alarm and check in on this blog to enter. I do not know if I am day one or day two. You will just have to stay in suspense.........
See you tomorrow.
Monday, March 15, 2010
I found this little beauty on Craigslist. Now for those that drool at all things white and shabby, trust me so do I. However, since almost all my furniture is painted black, I had no choice but to paint this one too.
Take a peek, before....
She really is already just perfect. But for my decor she had to go black.
What do you think?
I am linking this post to: http://southernhospitalityblog.com/,http://www.twiceremembered.blogspot.com/http://www.twiceremembered.blogspot.com/,http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/http://asoftplace.net/
Friday, March 12, 2010
Why is it so hard to let yourself mourn in front of others. I think we all sensed moments of everyone holding back, not wanting to feel vulnerable. I tried really hard to drink up every moment of the days events, to really feel them, to let my heart go just a little. Slowley.....
We are still enjoying company that has traveled from afar to celebrate her life. Trying to appreciate this time with family and not thinking of my lists and lists of things to do. Hard to turn that off in my head. I am learing to do this slowley....
I will be making her famous pot of homemade spaghetti sauce tonight and inviting oodles of friends over to share it with us. To laugh, to let our hearts feel, to let go of ourselves even if it is only a little.
So blessed to know the tender mercies of our Lord and savior, to allow Him to pick us up when our legs are still to shaky to go at it alone.
Sharing a little piece of my heart today.
Linking up with: http://www.chattingatthesky.com/
Monday, March 8, 2010
And what is a post with out a picture or too so here is a little eye candy for you
I snagged those from Country living
Any pigeon miracle stories please share, My hubby thinks if he continues to shoot them off the roof with his pellet gun that they will tell all the pigeons in pigeon land that our rooftop is not the place to hang any longer. I am not sure this is a reliable method.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Look at the BBQ, I think I just had a baby barf in my mouth.
My dining room doors and feces dripping down them. Lovely! Enjoy your day hopefully it is not as "crappy" as mine. LOL!!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
This little chalkboard is in the kids homework loft upstairs.
And this is my finished tub for the laundry room. I still need to fill bucket with soap. I love this one and so cheap! I love cheap!! Leave me a comment and maybe I will give away a little something. Hint take a peek at previous post below.
This one is made of vintage scarves, buttons and pearls. This will turn any outfit into a showstopper. selling for $65.00
And this beauty is made of torn t-shirts, vintage buttons and pearls. I sold one similar to this right of my neck when I wore it. Selling for $55.00
I also have this one
This baby is not for sale, I will however be giving it away on another blog so stay tuned for updates.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the necklace's
Updat: Do to popular demand I have listed them on etsy. See them here