Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Girl's Night Out

Last night I hosted a Girl's Night Out shopping experience.  We had a lot of fun!!  I must admit I didn't get near as many pictures as I would have liked! It is hard to be a hostess with the mostest and play photographer.  So here are the pics I did get.  (Sorry I didn't get any pics of all the delicious food or my mom's Sweet Things shop!)

Had a great time and now I am planning a Fall Ball!! Hope to see you there!  Details coming soon! Peace my friends!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

42 reasons

42 years ago today I was born.  Two days before man had just stepped foot on the moon.  A lot of things have happened in 42 years.  I remember manual typewriters in my younger days.  However, in high school I took keyboarding on an electric one! (thanks Mrs. Willoughby!) I remember when my siblings and I WERE the television remote.  The only channels were 3,5, 8, 13, (channel 10 didn't count because it was educational tv-yuck) and if the wind wasn't blowing 24!! I am taking today to write 42 reasons to be thankful...(Thanks Christy..it was her idea..visit her blog...she has fab recipes and is very crafty!)
1.  I have a mom that loves me unconditionally, cheers me up when I am down, and is a true example of what a woman/mother should be.
2. I have a dad that loves me unconditionally, makes me laugh, tells me like it is even when I don't want to hear it, and is an example of what a man/father should be.
3. I have 2 siblings that I know without a doubt would walk through fire for me.
4. I have a husband of 24 years (yep I was 17 years 11months when we got married) that works endlessly to give me everything that I want/need. 
5. My mother in law is the best ever!! She is supportive and loving!
6. I only have one child and my what a blessing he has been to me!
7. I can walk.
8. I can talk.
9. I can hear.
10. I can drive.  (I love to go!)
11.I have a job.
12. I have good health.
13. I can read.
14. I can type with all my fingers!
15. I know God!
16. He knows me!
17. I have a home.
18. I have real friends of all ages and races.
19.I have a car.
20. I get to work with disabled children.
21. I have a cabinet and freezer full of food.
22. I have lots of shoes that I love and they feel good on my feet.
23. I have a closet full of clothes of various sizes to fit me in my never ending weight battle.
24. I have and always will  have a weight battle. (yes this too is a blessing)
25. I can play two instruments.
26. I have a sense of humor.
27. I don't have to shave my legs very often. (Indian blood which also gives me a good tan but I do have to pluck the brows often...what's up with that??)
28. My ears aren't too big.
29. I have the sweetest nieces and nephew.
30.I can smell. (some people can't- don't laugh- Can you imagine not being able to smell brownies in the oven, fresh flowers, your grandma's perfume, kids that smell like wet dogs, or stinky feet?)
31. I am a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and a  teacher but have also been  a radio announcer, grocery cashier, stock person. cabinet sander, tutor, consignment store owner, ebayer and junk seller extraordinaire.
32. I have been to Nevada, Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Oklahoma, D.C. , Virginia, Ohio, Alabama, North Carolina, Kansas, Maryland, and Mexico (as far from the US as I want to go  except maybe Canada)
33. I  graduated high school.
34. I graduated college in 5 years. (while married and with a baby)
35. I am half way finished with my master's degree.
36.  I look good in a hat. (okay my opinion only but hey it's MY blog)
37.  I consider myself crafty.
38. I have a laptop and can blog from my comfy chair.
39. I live in a great country.
40. I have indoor plumbing with running water (hot and cold)
41. I have central heat and air.
42. I have a blog that I can ramble and post randomness all I want!
43. I get to pay taxes....(okay I lied and I said 42 reasons)
I could actually go on and on but I won't bore you anymore!
 Gee it is good to be me....don't be J....just make a list of YOUR blessings/accomplishments... Happy Birthday to me!  Peace my friends.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

not grandma's chairs anymore part 2

Yes as I promised I would return with a pic of chair number 2 from this post. Now not only did I get a little blingy with some metallic paint I went back and got happy with chair number one.  The two chairs will go in the treasure store for the Midsummer's girls night out sale coming up!! 

Remember before???? Here are the fraternal twins.......(the pretty twin is on the right, even though she is a little heavier...)
now here they are in all their new found blingin' glory.....
soon to be separated....(sniff, sniff) but with a much more glamorous life!!!
Yep I am crazy tonight!! More sneak peeks to come!
Peace my friends!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Midsummer's girls night out

Yes I have been neglecting my blog lately.  However, I have been taking better care of my body, working on my mind and therefore improving my spirit.  I am getting ready for an upcoming sale at my treasure store.  This will be the first ever Midsummer's girls night out sale.  I have several local artist/creators coming to set up in my store for a fun filled evening of shopping and refreshments..yum!  I am always so J when reading about all the barn sales and occasional sales. (NOTE: in the south a barn sale means there will be animals involved just in case you northern girls are ever down this way..BEWARE!)  I would lurve, lurve, lurve to host a sale full of shabby chic"ness, but I don't actually live in an area where everybody "gets" the refurbish, recycle thing.  So I created my own sale with my painted furniture and a variety of other things made/sold by friends. I created an event on FB and have already received a great response.  Here is a picture of an old film screen I bought for fit-E cent and used chalkboard paint to paint the screen.  If you are in the area stop on by...... 
Hope to see you there!!!! Sneak peeks at sale items to come.....
Peace my friends!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

bench makeover

If you will remember I found this great little bench mentioned here.

and now the transformation.........
I used burlap on the seat and a wrought iron cross on the back. Here is a closer look....

gonna distress it some and she will then go in the treasure store for sale!!  I am having a Girls midsummers night out sale on the evening of July 25th from 5pm until 8pm.  I have invited some other local gals to bring their own creations for a fun filled evening!! I hope if you are local you will plan on joining us!  Thanks for looking!! Peace my friends....