Saturday, October 30, 2010

~Fall Findings Cigar Box Swap~

I am finally able to post my Fall Findings Swap.  My swap partner was Caleen from Caleenrae's Creative Journey .  This was my first ever swap and was I surprised at the great stuff Caleen sent me.  Let's take a look...

Dollies, how did she know I love them!

Handmade pumpkins, so cute!

Caleen made me several different Brooches, I love them...

Oh, my Cigar Box, so pretty!

A fan, antique plate and vintage jewelry

Scarf, lace, Halloween Cat and Cookie Cutters (I will use them at Thanksgiving)

A little handmade Burlap Bag...filled with goodies....

Caleen made my day!  I loved every thing in my swap box.  There was so much that I felt like I won the swap Lotto!  Thanks so much Caleen!  And thanks to Karen from Some Days Are Diamonds for hosting this wonderful event! 

Now on to a little I told you before...we are in the middle of a bathroom remodel.  I will be posting pictures soon!  This remodel job was like opening a can of worms.  There was mold on the wall behind the tub, under the vanity and on the sub floor.  So it has turned into a full blown, down to the studs redo.  Ugh, poor Mr. B.  He has more than his work cut out for him.  On top of that, yesterday my computer lost it's mind (so to speak...hehe).  although I wasn't laughing one little bit!  That cost Mr. B more work (he is our computer guy too)!  He gave me his computer until he can get to mine (boy this is different, nothing is the same!).  Then as he was so hard at work today getting his hooked up for me in my office, the network came crashing down (I think it must have missed a day of blogging and was protesting)!  He now has a temp. patch on the network and is probably pulling his hair out somewhere right about now!  I owe him BIG!! 
I am also working on another "little" project, it's a surprise though...One more week and the BIG reveal!

Happy Halloween to everyone...See you soon!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

~New Love~

I have finally been able to sit down and reflect on the past month!  So much has happened, not all good and certainly not all bad!  It has been for sure a very weird month though!  Home projects, struggles, moving of my son and so much of the hardest is the loss of two friendships.  For the past 4 years there has been a constant struggle with one of my best friends (imagine, friends since 8th grade and we are almost 50)!  I think I have finally come to the determination that just have to let go.  I am certainly not perfect in the end result in the friendship but I am just at a point where with my life letting go is easier than the fight!  Right, wrong or indifferent that's how it is for now!  I don't need to go into detail, but just sayin...friendships take work...hard work on both sides!  Maybe some day they can heal, but for now...I'm letting go...Well, now that this is off my chest, let's get on to some happier more upbeat stuff!

I have been working on a swap...My first one... I'm so excited!  Working on the scary bathroom (pictures to come) and now the family room.  Wow, I should do one thing at a time!  

Also, as the headline reads...I have a new LOVE!  Well, maybe not so new but I will show you.... 

 Boots for the Cure...You can find them here!
These little hotties can be found here!

These beauties can be found here!

Bird Inlay, such work and craftsmanship...find them here... sweet...can be found here!

 Both of these saaaweete numbers can be found here!
I have always loved cowboy boots!  Now back in the day (oh man am I aging myself!) we didn't have hot little numbers like these...and I am in LOVE (am I getting too old to wear these??)!  Enjoy browsing for your new pair of boots!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

~I'm getting a New Bathroom~

Yippee...JB is finally getting around to remodeling the main floor bathroom.  It's been fun looking at so many pictures of different bathrooms out there!  One thing I have come to question...does no one live in a regular size home with regular size bathrooms?  Every pictures out there is so beautiful (some make me drool)...but they are all so big.  While I know that many steal space from another room or build one...that's not an option for us!  We simply have the space we have and have to make it work for us!  We start demo Saturday (I can't wait)! 
Here are some inspiration photos I just love and there are so many more (my heart goes pitter- patter)...this will be a week of bathrooms....
I love the shutters...our window is in our tub area so not sure if it will work but checking on some options!

Wainscoting...swooning over the stool and large basket...oh and the simple rope towel holder...

Love, love, love the room in mine but a wide shelf over the toilet? (I'm thinking JB is gonna have a lot of work to do in this room)!

Again...the wainscoting...this time to add to the front of the tub...I seen Just Beachy did the same thing...beautiful

Tin ceiling...oh my................(slap me back to reality now, I LOVE it)!

There is nothing about this picture I don't love...Looking for a dresser now to go into the space for my sink!

The storage cupboards are to die for.

So serene,light and airy.

Find storage where you can!

Well, I can't wait to get started.  I will be posting pictures of before (oh, please don't judge) and after (hope it makes someone else's heart go pitter-patter).  Will keep you updated on the finished project!

Friday, October 1, 2010

~A Featured Blog~

The other day as I was wondering through blogland when low and behold I came across the most wonderful blog. My goal is to once a month feature a new blog that I am hoping no one has seen before and even if you have...then it will be a reintroduction!

This month let me introduce you to Kim, from Starshinechic. She has some of the most amazing ideas on her blog. I was so amazed at her Halloween posts from 2009, then I started looking forward...WOW! is all I can say. The ideas seem to flow out of her! Her thrifty Halloween for 2010 is just as incredible!

Here is a little sneak peek at her blog...

Her mantel...ready for spring and summer

All decked out for the 4th!


Her bedroom...what a beautiful looking bed...sorry Kim...makes me want to crawl right in!

Her pool...can I come over for a swim??

I hope you will stop by her blog and look around...Leave her comments or follow her...

Have a wonderful weekend...HUGS