Monday, May 30, 2011

Restyling Our Covered Deck

Last year, our covered deck looked like this..
Most of my finds are from Goodwill that I picked up during the winter months..

There was a lot going on but..

I loved it...

This year I decided to go with a softer less cluttered look..

and use beige, soft blue and white colors...

I've got several birdhouses but this time they had to fit the color scheme...

I couldn't not use my rusty watering cans...
but I'm not I'll be adding the finishing touches...
Wishing everyone a great Memorial Day.
I'm linking to these parties.....
Metamorphis Monday
Also don't forget to check out my giveaway...
and my weekly linky party...Sunday Blog Love

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sunday Blog Love - Linky Party

Yeah, it's Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of the summer season! Now if only the rain would stop and the sun would shie - we'd be set!

Thank you to all of those that linked up last weekend, there were lots of great projects so let me show off some of my favorites..

Restyled Staircase

Feel free to grab yourself the I'm featured button, the code is in the right hand column.

Cherished Treasures”=

Again, thanks for showing such great things!!

Cherished Treasures”=

Now it's time to get the weekend party started...
Only one request..
please link back to this party in your post...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Giveaway - Summer with Matthew Mead

It's been awhile since I've had a giveaway and I wanted to giveaway something to celebrate what will soon become the "Summer of 2011."

I couldn't think of anything better than giving away this
magazine from Matthew Mead...

I will use the term magazine very loosely, it's more like a softback book...full of great pictures to put you in the mood for summer and lots of great craft projects as well as flea market decorating and food ideas...

To enter this giveaway, you have two chances to enter..
be a follower and leave a comment..
add the picture of this magazine to your blog directing them to this post and leave a comment..
I'll announce the winner on Friday, June 3rd.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Family Pictures at Work?

For the past 14 years, I've worked in the corporate world and sat in my very own cubicle!! Yipee!!  I've brought lots of things to decorate my space to show off my family and what I'm about....but now I work for a small company, meaning 25 people in our office...and we don't have cubicles but rather desks and no walls which equals no privacy or space to's a very strange concept but I'm getting use to it.

So picture this in your mind, no cubicle walls to decorate, no ledges - just the top of the desk - and there isn't a lot of space for much other than the 2 computer monitors, keyboard, mouse and phone...

I need to have pictures of my family around me so made a mini album for my desk top and now I have several pictures that I can look at throughout the day..

Let me show you my latest project..

The cover is very simple, a chipboard sticker and one of my shabby fluffy flowers..

The pictures on the left is one of my favorites of me..
Storm used to love to jump on my lap and be petted..
he never realized that he's a big dog...
and my son Michael - and a hat he got one year for Christmas...
trying to be a nerd....

and DH...and my daughter Crystal with her puppy Bailey...

and various other pictures...

and there's always plenty of pictures of Storm with the family..

When Michael was younger, this is how we would typically see him...
playing some type of Play Station game.....this was years ago but seems like yesterday.
And I can't forget to include a picture from Crystal and Stuarts wedding....

Our cat, Charlie...kitties are so cute and fuzzy - aren't they?

I'm linking this projet to these parties...

It's been awhile since I've done a giveaway...
so check back on Thursday..

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thrifty Finds for Our Living Room

I love to find things to spray paint and redo for my home. Last weekend I was on the lookout for a shelf compartment thing to hang in my living room. My Goodwill always has a ton of these so I was pretty sure I'd find something.

Let me show you my latest Goodwill finds...

I got in a hurry to spray paint this shelf and didn't take a before pictures.
It was pine colored and not my style at all..

I added a vintage stop watch my DH got last weekend from his parents.
It belonged to his uncle who passed away several years ago.
Can you believe that none of the family wanted to have their dads watch?

The small gold frame came from Goodwill and the cross I've had for several years..

the blue bird is from Michaels..

I also got a cluster of these lavender flowers..
I'm not usually a fan of fake flowers but these were really frilly and there's still several flowers left over that I hope to use in some scrapbook projects.

The flower wreath also came from Goodwill...
this project was completed for under $10!

I'm linking to these parties....

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunday Blog Love

Well this week flew sure by and I'm not sure what I got accomplished.
My amazing Mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with cancer and DH drove out to Idaho on Thursday and came back on Tuesday.
They have another doctor appt next week, and we should know more about treatment.

So please keep them in your prayers..thanks!

Onto Sunday Blog Love..
I am so sorry if I didnt come by and comment on your blog..this week has been a blur..
but thank you so much for linking up..

Let me show you a couple of my favorites..

Cherished Treasures”=

Feel free to grab yourself the I'm featured button, the code is in the right hand column.
Again, thanks for showing such great things!!

Cherished Treasures”=

Now it's time to get the weekend party started...
Only one request..
please link back to this party in your post...

Have a great weekend too!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

USA Banner

This is a repost from last week, apparently when Blogger was down last week - it deleted this post.

I've been really into banners and made one for Memorial weekend.
I used my Cricut but you really could make this banner with scissors and paper...

I used three Cricut cartridges
In the Kitchen - for the banner shape
Opposites Attract - for the font
Independence Day - for the circle shapes

I made the flowers from red, white and blue cupcake papers that I had left over from last year..

The flag was made using the Independence Day Cricut cartridge.

It's a very simple banner..

I love to decorate with red, white and blue in the summer..

Best part of this project is that I already had all of the supplies...

and took maybe 15 minutes to put together..

I really need to use my Cricut more, it's easy, fun and fast!
If you have a Cricut, let me know what cartridge you use seem to use alot...
I just recently purchase My Community cartridge, can't wait to try it out..

I'm linking to these parties....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sunday Blog Love

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend...we have another weekend of rainy, windy weather which means I haven't gotten out my knick knacks to decorate our covered deck. I'm so ready for nice weather but looks like it won't be this weekend..

On to Sunday Blog Love..
Thanks to all who linked up...there were many great projects so let me show you my favorites...

Be sure to grab my feature button!
Thank you for taking the time to link up!

Have a great weekend, I'm off to Goodwill - I've got a project in mind and I hope to show it to you on Monday!

So let's see what you've been up to this week...


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