February 26, 2012

French Towels

Wow, it's great to be back!
I spent a few days with my sis in law at her home up close to Canton (no Trade Days) picking paint colors and doing a little shopping. I came home long enough to wash some clothes and head out again for a ladies retreat. 
What a blessing that was! I love being together with women who love the Lord and growing in my knowledge of his infinite grace.

On our way up to Emory we made a stop at IKEA. I found several things to bring home with me including these cute tea towels. 

A steal at only 79 cents!

I had picked up some transfer paper awhile back and used a graphic I found over at The Graphics Fairy.

Follow the instructions remembering to mirror your image on your computer before printing.
Iron on your image and your done!

I added this to a basket I picked up in Canton with some green and hung it in a old picture window.

I love how it turned out! 

I finally got caught up on some rest last night. I love girl time but its hard on the sleeping or lack of..
Hope you all have a great Monday.

I'm joining the "Cowgirl Up" linky party

February 18, 2012

25 Things

Some of the blogs I visit regularly are doing a 25 things post. 
Random things about yourself that help everyone get to know you a little better.
This is a stretch for me but I thought I would give it a try..


1. I have eaten enough chocolate in the last week to last me several months
2. I finished a pantry makeover but haven't brought myself to get the pictures taken so I can get them on here..my camera needs batteries
3. I am preparing for a wedding shower in my home in about 3 weeks
4. I am going on a ladies retreat next week and I am excited/nervous all at the same time
5. I am picking up my sis in law on Tues and making a trip up to Canton for a couple of days...super excited
6. I am so proud of my kids, I cried last week and thanked God for them..my cup overflows!
7. My daughter gets married in 3 months..I feel like I should be doing something
8. I have blog obsession..seriously!
9. I want to go to Blissdom next year..even if its by myself
10. I have spring fever 
11. I bought two new magazines this week (Country Home and Country Living) they are old but still sooo good!
12. I'm having girl time in less than 3 days (see #5) Giddy!!
13. I started reading my bible at the beginning of the year and have only missed a few days since
14. I love thrifting
15. Looking for a new rug
16. I just had more M&Ms..problem..jus sayin
17. I miss having close girlfriends
18. Senior pics this week for my son..we have rescheduled twice because of rain
19. I am loving the color blue lately and want it in my new rug
20. I respect my man...alot!
21. I went junkin this week and bought silver..again
22. Does anyone else watch Heartland on TV?? I love that show!
23. My daughter and her fiance are coming for dinner tomorrow night, I'm making Pioneer Woman's Lasagna
24. I found a lipstick I love today..thanks Revlon
25. Saying your sorry doesn't mean your wrong, it just means you value that person more than being right. 

I hope you have a blessed Sunday!
I will be back to show you the pantry soon....need batteries for that camera.
Thanks for stopping in..I love your comments so feel free to leave me one!

February 15, 2012


Hoping you all had a great Valentines Day!
I must admit I like this special day but don't do any decorating for it or go all out.
I buy the kids and hubby some chocolate and usually get some back.

This year hubby gave me something that I never buy myself and love...Chocolate Covered Strawberries!!
Oh yeah baby!!
Did I mention love??

As you can see I wasted no time consuming them..ok I ate them all at once!

Both of my boys were not feeling very well this last week. One is struggling with allergies and the other had a twenty four hour stomach bug..yuck!
I think we are on the road to recovery now. I hate when my kids are sick.
I ran the younger one to the Dr. to make sure their was no ear infection and when I returned my older son surprised me with a dozen red roses!!
I was so surprised and wanted to cry at his sweet heart for his mama!

It's times like this you say to yourself.."I guess I'm doing something right"!
I love my kids and they always make me feel like the best mom in the world!  (I know I'm not)

I hope that you all had a special Valentines Day with your hubby and kiddos too!

I started another pantry makeover that I will share soon and I'm headed up to Canton next week with my SIL! They recently bought a house up their (can you say giddy)! Hoping to find some treasures I can share with you. I see many a trip in my future!

Have a beautiful blessed day!

February 8, 2012

An Old Soap Box

Hope your all having a great hump day!

I have had this old box for several years sitting around. 
It has held magazines, plants on the back porch and even shoes. 
I picked up a couple sets of old casters at an estate sale several months back and they have sat in the garage waiting to be used on a project. 
This was the project.
Hubby attached them to this old soap box with screws and voila.

Of course I couldn't leave it like this so I added some white paint by drybrushing it on the box. 
You can actually see the Soap logo better. 
We found a beautiful plant at Home Depot last week and added it to the box and set it in a corner that needed a little something. It's perfect because its right next to a window and can get plenty of filtered light. 

I big change for just a little change...The plant was $10 and the casters were $2 for the set. 
Not bad for $12

Have a blessed day!!

February 6, 2012

Tale of Two Tables

Happy Monday morning to ya'll!!
Hoping you all had a great weekend..did you watch the Super Bowl?
Me either..I was too busy checking out your blogs and Pinterest (addicted..yes)!

Last week after a trip to the dentist (yuck), the hubs and I did a little thrifting.
Yes, he likes it too. Its a good thing we'll need something to do after the kids are gone.

I found these two tables waiting to go home with me.

It's amazing what a can of paint can do for a piece of furniture, isn't it?
Used some Old White on the smaller one and Black paint that I had in my stash.
Not rocket science here..

Don't they look better?

The white one has been sold and is moving on to a new home.

The black one is still for sale and will be going to the shop this week.
Any local takers??

I also found some beautiful worn ironstone for my collection.
It was a great day thrifting...the dentist, not so much!

Have a blessed day girls!

February 2, 2012

Table Talk

Good Thursday morning!
It's so dreary out it makes me want to crawl back under the covers.
Sorry I have been missing this week, no excuse really except for the day to day routine of running a home.

I have been working on this table and chairs for what seems like for-eva!
I bought it from a friend of mine and it sat in my garage collecting dust and waiting for a little lovin from me.

This is a solid wood set! Heavy and well made. 
I love the backs on these chairs, they don't make them like this anymore. 
Do you see the dust? I had my work cut out for me.
The best part was that at some point someone was going to refinish this so almost every bit of sanding was done for me..can I get a woohoo?!

This is halfway finished with the table stained.
I painted the chairs and the base of the table with a Behr paint (w/the primer) love this stuff!!
Used a walnut stain on top and finished with wax.

Sorry I could not get a great pic in the garage and this little beauty is too heavy to move!
I have already sold this set and she moves on to her new home this weekend.
Time for the next project..
I know you get that!

Have a great Thursday
Don't feel bad about getting back under those covers..I would!