Saturday, January 30, 2010

French drying rack! I think?

I have always wanted one of those large French drying racks. Then I saw this here and had to have it.

I'm still playing with it to figure out where I want to put it. It's to tall for my kitchen counter.
Thank you farmhouse wares!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Friends continued

I visited my friend from high school last weekend. She has been my maid of honor in all of my weddings(3 but that's another blog)! Now what kind of friend would do that? The best!

She found out she has cancer on Dec 2nd. She started chemo in December. I have never been thru this process or seen anyone go thru it.
The side effects are terrible. Losing her hair seems to be the least of her problems. I wish I could be there all the time to help her. She has lots of support. She is having another treatment today. I'm thinking of her.

It's terrible but I have not visited her until now. She has lived in Atlantic Beach for 8 years. She is only about 1/2 mile from the beach and lives is a beautiful community. These are a few pictures of some of the homes. It looks like New England to me. Houses are very close together and the streets are narrow. Everyone seems to walk or ride a bike more then drive a car.

She gets ocean breezes thru her house and it's wonderful.

I could live near the beach.

I love the windows and the shingles. I think everyone should have a home in the mountains and one on or near the ocean.

I just want her to be better. I know she will get thru it. Right now this time seems long but when it's over it well be short.

Love you Debbie! Thanks for being my friend. I'm praying for you today.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We live here!

We live here!
They leave their shoes all over the place. The purses and book bags are dropped at the front door.
One is in college with a major of engineering, works and keeps her grades up to keep her bright future money coming in(Florida's Loto money for good grades).
The other is a senior in high school with very good grades. An editor for the yearbook that is on deadline right now. Plus taking AP classes. Has to be in school at 7:20 and sometimes doesn't get home until 6-7pm.
I'm trying to not nag, it's not easy. They will both be gone very soon. And then the house will always be picked up and cleaned up.
Will that make me happy? Maybe, but I bet I'm lonely.
So, I'm letting alot go right now. Yes, they are almost adults and I do get tired of picking up shoes all over the house and dishes in the living room.
But I do think they can and should put their dishes in the dishwasher and not just on the kitchen counter. I think I will talked about that more, without being a nag.
I don't want them to just remember being nagged at the last couple of years being home.
So, if you happen to stop by for coffee or maybe a glass of wine after 5pm you might see a few messes around here. I try to keep the dog hair vacumed up and the bathroom cleaned up. So please don't judge me. I hope you feel comfortable here.
We just live here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

An awsome giveaway!

An awsome giveaway!

Go visit Sweet as a Candy and check out the great giveaway!

What I find at My Thrift Store!

I'm sitting at my computer downloading the pictures for this post and I look out the window and my neighbor is putting these curb side!
Free to me.
I was in my pj's, so I had to run get dressed before someone else stopped.
Don't ask how many chairs I have now. But I can seat everyone of you if you came over for a glass of wine.

This is Renninger's Extravaganza. I went on Sunday by myself. I was there for 3hours and only saw about 1/3 of the place. I did buy old wooden snowshoes, I have been looking for them for a while. Too big for me. And I never saw so much junk. Real junk.

Joan at Anything Goes Here ask what I have found at my Thrift Store.
I think she means you too. Anyway, I have the best Thrift. I almost always find good stuff. That's why I go everyday. Sometime I have a dry spell but that's ok. This is why I need to start up an Etsy shop. I just love the hunt.

There are only 3 but these the the sweetest cup and saucer of milk glass. In great condition.
No chips or cracks

A refrigerator jug.

The glass bowl was made in Italy.
I like the size and shape of the milk glass vase.

Someone spent alot of time doing this. Why would they stop and then put them in the thrift?

I got a few of these. I'm putting newspaper in this one the my fire pit.

I should make some pillows out of them.

These cute old hats are just so pretty.

Do you think I have enough scrabble letters? The light bulb is 200 watts. I'm afraid to put it in a lamp. But I love the look.

I'm really into old books. I like this color and that it says Our Home. I have it right by the front door.

I love this glass jar. I had vintage ornaments in it for Christmas.

Ok, that's about 1 weeks worth. They open at 9am and they are working hard putting good stuff out for me. So I need to go.
Have a good day to all.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


My BFF came over last night while we were eating dinner. This use to happen all the time. You see, she use to live down the street from us. We both moved here 17 years ago. I was pregnant and her baby was 6 months old. We became fast friends. Alot has happened in our lives. She knows me so well and still loves me and my dysfunctional family. She is the friend that can come over when the house is a mess and not even notice. Let me tell you something about Lori, she is tall, thin, blonde and has big boobs! I'm not and don't. I really do try not to be in my bathing suit when she is. She still wears a bikini at 47/48! And looks amazing. And I don't hate her for it. Oh yah, she is even more beautiful on the inside.

Ok, I was thinking about taking a boot camp class in 1 hour, now I have to go.

I'm back. I did it. My first boot camp with another friend. This girl is such an inspiration to me. I'm just a luck girl. We use to go to La Fitness for a couple years and then I started slacking off. Now we have a new 24fitness even closer that she switch over too. Also, let me say she never stopped going to the gym. But she never judged me for not going. She always said-you'll come back when you are ready-and I did. Why do we stop doing something that feels so good? And she has an amazing blog! I had no clue she was such an amazing writer. She was my middle daughters girl scout leader forever and she is 20 now. I do have to say I had 3 great girl scout leaders.

I think this is getting to long.

To be continued

Anyway, I'm a lucky girl. I have all kinds of friends. I still hang with some high school friends. I have friends that I don't talk to very often but when I do it's just like I saw them yesterday.

I'm going with Phyllis(high school) to visit Debbie(BFF high school) this weekend. Debbie has been my maid of honor a few times. But that's another blog. It took me a few times to get it right. I have been married 23yrs now. Alot of people don't know that about me.

Monday, January 18, 2010

An Award for me!

Look what I got from my sweet niece!

I hope she didn't feel the need because we are family.

Well, I'll take it.

Thanks Kristin!

Ok, first I answer a few questions so you get to know me and then I pass this award on so I get to know you. I like that!

  1. Where is your cell phone? On the table

  2. Your hair? Long-trying to figure out what the age limit is when you have to go short.

  3. Your Mother? Gone for 16 years, miss her, wish she was here to help me with these kids.

  4. Your Dad? The best step Dad is gone also. Real Dad in North Carolina.

  5. Your favorite food? Hispanic

  6. Dream last night? Cleaning out my older daughters room to make a craft room. What do I do with all her stuff. I can't get rid of it. That would hurt her feelings.

  7. Favorite drink? Grande non-fat misto with 2 pumps white chocolate mocha.

  8. Your dream/goal? Start an Etsy Shop, learn to knit and sew more.

  9. What room are you in? The office/sewing room.

  10. Your hobbies? Thrifting/junking.

  11. Your fears? Starting up the Etsy.

  12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Montana

  13. Where were you last night? At Phyllis's

  14. Something you are not? Thin

  15. Muffins? Not too often.

  16. Wish list item? VW convertible bug.

  17. Where did you grow up? Orlando, Florida

  18. Last thing you ate? A bowl of cereal for dinner last night. I don't know what they ate.

  19. What are you wearing? PJ's

  20. Your TV? Nothing right now.

  21. Your pets? Bailey, Tiger, Binky, Miley, Lola B-1 dog and 4 cats.

  22. Friends? The best!

  23. Your life? Good.

  24. Your mood? Good.

  25. Missing someone? My Mom, every day.

  26. Vehicle? 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor.

  27. Something your not wearing? bra

  28. Your favorite store? Anthropologie

  29. Your favorite color? Blue

  30. When was the last time you laughed? Last night with my BFF Lori.

  31. Last time you cried? Don't remember.

  32. Your best friend? Lori

  33. One place I could(and do) go over and over? My Thrift Store.

  34. One person who email's you regularly? Lori.

  35. Favorite place to eat? Home.

Ok that's me in a nut shell.

Passing on too.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Look what my friend(fancy Nancy) GAVE me!
It was her gramma's.

She was always doing crafts in the Florida room when I went to her house.

It's orange, I have never seen an orange one.
I love it!
And it's more special because of who it came from
Thanks Nancy!

ps-I'm off to Renningers Extravaganza tomorrow.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Magazine Obsession!

This is what I read and look at in the evening.
I found so many blogging friends here!

I always wondered who these people were and if they are real people.

Laura has even left me a comment on my blog!
So I know she is really a real person.

This is such a cute idea. I will be doing it.

I'm learning more about these guys. I saw them at The Farm Chick Show last year.

There booth was amazing. I'm hoping they are there this year.
Happy Friday to all!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

White Wednesday

First I think we all need a little more snow.


I picked up these doilies at a garage sale. So much work to me.

Whoops, I did it again.


I love this phone. It works very well. My kids didn't know how to call on it.

She is waiting for it to warm up.

Soon now!

Thanks Kathleen for hosting. I have been looking at this for quite a while.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another chair! I think I have a problem.

I just love the worn look of old wood in furniture. Especially well made furniture.
The natural worn spots from years of use.

I thought you would want to see this one again.
(I can't figure out how to delete one picture)

I would rather have this then a fancy polished piece.

Can you see it?
This is the best Thrift.
Happy day to you