Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Happy Monday, girls! I slept in! Here's another one of my vintage linens that came in my giant Christmas box! Ooops! It's a bit crooked! ☺I'm referring to this as "silk embroidered" but I don't know if that is actual truth in publishing... I don't know my fabrics very well but I know this isn't your regular cotton kitchen linen. The yellowish background is a very thin, light, gauzy... something I can't identify. Any guesses? The whole cloth itself it quite heavy though, due to the thickness of the embroidery.
Friday, June 26, 2009
One of my favorite things are give aways! I've been keeping my eyes open for a vintage apron for a long time now but I've never found any that were affordable enough or to my tastes. But then I visited Linda's Shabby Rose Cottage , saw this apron and entered Linda's give away! I can't believe I won! Thanks again, Linda! That's 2 give aways in one month that I have one! (These are Linda's pictures.)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Okay- here's a funny hat story that I already briefly told Noelle:
I wore this outfit to the city last weekend. Bobby kept telling me, "Thanks for wearing the hat, you're so cute, etc, etc." and I was feeling so VERY FINE! ☺ We went out to eat... and to the Flea Market... and our last stop was at Lowes. It was really windy that day so I stepped out of the van and was about to put my hand on my hat but I wasn't quick enough! Off FLEW my hat and it went tumbling across the parking lot at an alarming rate! "Eeeeek!"
Off I RAN, Eeeeking and blushing and feeling like an absolute idiot!!! And wouldn't you know it, my hat was tumbling and flying strait toward the feet of a MAN who kindly caught it for me! "Hee-hee! Thank you! Hee-hee! Blush, blush!" (Where's a hole to crawl in?)
These type of things could only happen to me! I'm like a magnet for them! Isn't it enough that I'm already SO TALL and attract enough attention with that? But do I have to add a hat to it, run and then screech about it?! ☺ Evidently so!
I felt so flustered after all that happened that I didn't want to wear the hat anymore but Bobby insisted that I looked REALLY CUTE running after it and he wanted me to keep wearing it! Ha-ha! Do you think my hand left my head after that? NO!! and was I sure that everyone in the parking lot and in the store was staring, pointing and laughing at me? YES! Boy was I glad to get home and jump in the pool! ☺
Girls, I've come down with some sort of Summer cold or something so if you see a typo or I say something today that doesn't make any sense, you'll know why! My brain is NOT moving out of first gear. Blaaaaaah..... I know enough to be thankful for my blogging girls, though! Love you all lots! ♥
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Can you tell what this is, girls? Yup! It's a peep! From a strand of peep lights! I about squealed when I found these!
It was really hard to get a good pic but they are all glittery looking just like real peeps. Fun huh? Can't wait to use them next year!
I've been swimming a lot in the afternoons! It makes the evenings draaaag by because I feel like a half cooked noodle afterward but like I sang for Bobby,
"I'd rather be a noodle than a dumpling" ☺
And for me, I'm like a spaghetti noodle with a dumpling in the middle! Ha! Pretty silly looking! Well, that dumpling is shrinking whether it likes it or not!!!!
Come back tomorrow if you want to see me in my cowgirl hat! Yeehaw!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Happy Monday, girls! Are you awake? ☺ Bobby is off again today (LOVE these 3 day week ends!!) but they are supposed to go fishing at some point so I decided to post anyway!
My friend Lindsey works at a scrapbook store so when I couldn't find any Gingham papers in my area, I asked if her store had any.
Wouldn't you know it, her store had a garage sale and she picked me up a whole pack of gingham papers in different colors! She sent them off to me as a friendship gift and she and Twyla tucked in some other little surprises for me, too! ~ Holly claps her hands ~ Thanks again, girls! Your friendship (and that of other bloggers, too) has filled a real mother, daughter, sister void in my life! ♥ ♥ ♥
Lindsey still has her blog with her mom, Twyla but she also has started another blog- Lindsey's Paper Scraps ! Check it out if you haven't already!
I started moving all my scrapping supplies into the living room last night and started organizing, too. It's going to be so nice to have a scrap booking station again! So now, all my other crafting supplies are in the craft room but the scrap stuff will be in the living room. Next thing ya know I'll be setting up specific tables in every room!
Okay paper crafters, WHAT do you do with all your tiny scraps? How do you organize them or ~ gasp ~ do you just throw them away? Those tiny scraps come in so handy but finding them is another story!
Thanks for coming by and seeing my presents! Have a great day girls!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Yeehaw, girls! Check out this cow girl hat I found while garage sailing with my honey last week end! Bobby loves for me to wear hats so I quick bought it before he could see it and was wearing it when he came to the van! I wore it for the rest of the day! See the little flower on the side?
Who can pass up wicker? Not me! 75 cents! ☺ I've changed my mind several times about *what* I'll do with it!
I snatched this shelf up for 25 cents at a sale that had ridiculously high prices on *everything* else! I was embarrassed for them!
I saved the boring craft supplies for last. ☺ Here's a bag of thin wood cut outs: Apples, pumpkins, angels, and a bunch of tiny gingerbread to paint! The Styrofoam balls are for... sticking in my craft drawer until they have a purpose! ☺ What craft drawer would feel complete with out Stryrofoam balls? Right?! ☺
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Hey, girls! My living room wall re-do is almost done! Here's some sneak peeks!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Please welcome happy apple to Girls At Heart! ☺ I picked him up at the antique mall in WV over the week end. I'd seen him there before but I didn't have enough money for the adoption but wouldn't you know it, he was on sale this time! $5.00 and he's mine! I had started collecting these musical happy apples in the early 90s when I still found them at the thrift stores but I chose to give them away when we moved to Michigan. He fits perfectly here on top of my wood cook stove doesn't he?
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Well, girls, the shelves are stocked at the Goodwill again and the prices have gone back down! So here are my Goodwill scores from this week! Here's a cutie pie pillow. (Cutie pie is my new favorite word.) This will soon go in my soon to be newly re-done living room. ☺ Soon. ☺ And now we have a red wire piggy for the kitchen. Since we were once were piggy farmers, I like to pick up cute piggys from time to time.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
You girls know I love my pastels but sometimes I really like a burst of bright color, too! Here's a sweet vintage flower basket linen that sits under my wash bowl.The wash bowl is filled with left over rose petals from my Mother's Day roses from Bobby
Friday, June 5, 2009
Here's my favorite cup! This lovely cup was given to me as a going away present when I left Michigan and moved to South Dakota. It was my coffee cup for years until it chipped. Boo-hoo!
See you for Scrapbook Sunday!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The weather was perfect for garage sailing on Saturday. We hardly had time to go but we did fit in 4 sales right here in town. We were happy that we all found something fun! Check out this little "head board" mirror. It was the priciest purchase of the day at $2.00. Isn't it cute? I want to paint it- someday. This must be strawberry season! Here's a cute strawberry napkin holder for 50 cents. It fits well on my cook stove shelf.