Map Vignette!

I am so taken with all the uses of maps available for viewing online. If you can think it, it can be done.

I had a globe and a table that needed some creativity. They were both picked up at garage sales.


Cute cloche!

This is nothing new, just too cute.

Everyone has seen these all over the place, at garage sales and thrift stores, etc.

They start out life as a cheese holder...


Stairwell Wainscoting

Hubby and I have been wanting the look of Judge's Paneling on the wall in our stairwell leading to the second story.

To be honest, Hubby is capable of doing this DIY but chooses to just write the check, so-to-speak.

But, before I continue on with this story and the AFTER pictures, I need to bring you back and show you the BEFORE pictures, okay?


Winners of my GiveAway!

I have selected the winners of my giveaways in celebration of my 1000 followers!

I appreciate those that entered.

Through Random.org, my winners were selected as follows:
For the pillow: Anne that said, I follow on GFC and Linky friends. I am in LOVE with the pillow. The colors are fantastic!
For the kitty tassel: Strawberries and Sweet Love said, Congrats on your 1000 followers! Id love to win one!

And for the rooster tasselPatti said, I'm following...cute tassels!

I will be getting in contact with you through email to get your addresses! Congrats to the winners.


I'm taking a stand!

I may love, love, love your blog, but if you have word verification that has become harder to read, that needs to be retyped just to get my comment though,

I just can't do it anymore. 

Does that mean I am getting poor eye site? I have new glasses. Am I getting cranky in my older age, maybe.

So I want all the blogs I visit that have word verification turned on to know that even though I don't comment, I still love your work. I just can't see past the evil Word Verification to talk to you!


Beaded Spoon Tassels

A new twist on what to do with old silver spoons.

I made Painted, Beaded, Tassel Decor out of them.

They are fun and unique.

This is not a tutorial

but instead, the process

that I went through to get to the final product.


Diaper Motorcycle!

I had an appointment with my chiropractor on Valentine's Day...

Right when I walked in, one of the office ladies told me that their other office lady had just given birth to a baby boy! This is her first and she had been at the hospital for 23 hours!

Finally, little 8 pound Johnny was here and both are doing well.

Then, the office lady told me that they were going to have a diaper shower and that got me to thinking...I had always wanted to make something out of diapers that I have seen here on the internet.


Happy Valentine's Day!

I adore my blogging fans and followers. 
You show me so much love!


New Red Toile Valances

I finally made my new valances and they came out pretty good, if I don't say so myself.

Did you know that I adore Toile...any Toile?

But before we look at them further, let's review...

In the kitchen window, I made these valances that seem very popular with my blog viewers. I made up this design and just 'winged it' as I went along.


My Newly Painted Brown Master & GiveAway!

I am so excited to share my newly painted brown master bedroom. For the past two days, my daughter and I have been painting walls from the 9 year old green color to brown, then putting it all back together in a different way by shopping my own home! Here it is...picture overload!


Celebrate 1000 with GiveAways!

I wanted to celebrate my 1000 Followers with several GiveAways that I hope YOU, my followers would love to win.

I am giving away one of my handmade items to three different followers. The first item is a pillow that I made out of fun fabric that reminds one that Spring is just around the corner.
The second GiveAway is for the cat lover...It's one of the black and white tassels that I just made.
And the last GiveAway is one of the rooster tassels that I made...
So how do you win one of these? Here's the fine print...

REQUIRED ~ Be a follower of my blog and then follow again using the Linky Followers link on my right sidebar. Yes, I hate to do this all over again, but
Google is discontinuing Google Friend Connect this March for all platforms except Blogger. It is also a strong rumor that they will also cancel GFC for Blogger  in the near future.
So, I don't want to be caught with my pants down and have lost my wonderful followers if GFC decides to discontinue.

REQUIRED ~ Live in the continental U.S. due to the high cost of postage.

And the most important, plus the only comment you need to make is which one of the above GiveAway prizes would you like to win. You can only pick ONE.
(That way I will pick three winners, one for each item)
NOTE: If you don't have a blog, then you will have to leave your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win.

These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple 

Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The house in the roses
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage 
Creative Blogger's Party @ Homemaker On A Dime
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle  

Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
Turning the Daunting Into Doable Tuesday @ Project Queen
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites
Northern Cottage Party Tuesday @ Northern Cottage
Be Inspired Party @ Elizabeth & Co.
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm

Overflowing with Creativity @ It's Overflowing
Rock N Share Wednesday @ The Shady Porch
Show and Share @ Lil Pink Pocket 
Link Up Wednesday @ Junk in their Trunk
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage

Show & Share @ Southern Lovely
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage

From Trash To Treasure Thursday @ Alchemy Fine Living
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence

Blog Stalking Thursday @ The Crafty Blog Stalker
Cottage Flora Thursday @ Fishtail Cottage
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic 

Potpourri Friday @ 2805
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Free For All Party @ Five Days, Five Ways
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Any Link Goes Party @ Bacon Time With The Hungry Hungry Hypo 
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello 
Serenity Saturday @ Serenity You
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 

Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn 
Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @ I love Nap Time 
Sunday Blog Love @ Cherished Treasures
Sunday's Best Wrap Up Party @ My 1929 Charmer 
Before and After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick


Hang It Up

I have always loved the creative and different designs of old hangers.

I was viewing these on Ballard Designs and fell in love. They are on sale for only $35 for the set of three but that still was a bit pricey for me.

 So I found some on eBay! Actual vintage hangers, not reproductions.

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