Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We had some friends over last night for some Halloween festivities.  I made a HUGE pot of Taco Soup and  topped it off with shredded cheddar cheese and a big container of corn chips.  We had coffee and drinks around the fire pit till late into the night.  It was lots of fun.  There is something so relaxing about sitting around the fire on a cold night with something warm to drink with lots of good friends.

I have never been a fan of Tuesday Morning stores.  The only one I have ever been too is in a bigger town close to me.  I have never found anything there that impressed me much.  I don't know if I have just always hit it on days after everybody else has been there or what.  While we were out looking for my daughter a new car yesterday we went to Boone and I found a Tuesday Morning and I racked up!  Napkins by Waverly, plates, bowls, and one of my daughters a birthday present (well, part of it).  I had picked out some seat cushions for my kitchen chairs and meant to go by and get them after I was through looking around -I forgot them.  Just means a trip back to see if they are still there.  

I love the Waverly napkins! 

Here are some of the plates I bought this weekend.  The orange ones are from Pier 1 and the clear plates with the B monogram and the cute clear bowls are from Tuesday Morning.

I have really been a little under the weather this week and Mr. Fix-It knows that I have really been wanting a caramel apple.  He took me by Kilwins and bought me 2!  One with just caramel and pecans and one with caramel, pecans and a chocolate drizzle.  Notice there are no pictures of the caramel apple with the pecans and chocolate drizzle. was good.  It took me about 2 days to eat it but I managed.  This one is waiting now  :)

This has been a rough week and I slacked off on posts this past week.  I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow so I will hopefully be feeling better soon.  I have way too many ideas and things I want to do to be feeling sick.  

Friday, October 29, 2010


I have been under the weather this week and have not been able to post.  However, I did get out this evening and saw a cute, cute idea.   One of those ideas that you would like to say is your own.  I wish I had stopped to take a picture but it wasn't the ideal situation in which to take one.    So I will try to show you another way...

Take a regular pumpkin...

Add felt border
across the pumpkin

The one I saw had "welcome" across it.  

It looked really cool but I have to say I haven't tried it yet.  
I want to make one with the swirls on it.

I am sure the pumpkin would need to be cleaned good to get it to stick.

If you have a Cricut cutter you could make your own words.

I will hunt my scrapbooking stuff (which is still in storage from the move) and try it for myself this weekend.
I'll let you know...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesdays Treasures aka A Trip to the Jamestown Flea Market

Mr. Fix-It, my daughter Jess and I went to the Jamestown Flea Market Sunday.  It was a beautiful day to stroll around and peruse all the vendors.  I bought a few things.  It wasn't a real good day for finding lots of good deals.    
I found a wreath.  It is cream, white and green.  It matches my bedroom really well but I haven't decided what or where I will use it. I may take it apart and use it in several different places.  
This picture shows the color better.
I also found a set of gingerbread brackets with spindles.  I have ALL sorts of ideas for these.  Of course they will probably end up white.
I didn't realize what a deal I got on these till I got home and looked them up on the internet.  Something similar sells new for $53.00 each.  I didn't pay that much for my pair.
And my FAVORITE find was this...
Isn't it just ADORABLE!!
I looks like my Maggie Mae.
My baby girl.
It is little bitty like she is.
Yeah, I know she needs to go to the groomers.  But she is so cute!
I had a good time and love shopping for treasures.

Can I share one more thing?  

My momma has always taught me to "make do" with what I have. 
I wanted a flower arrangement for my "new" kitchen so I went for a walk.  
This is what I cane up with.

Thanks so much for visiting.  
Let me know what you think!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Monday's Makeover - My Southern Kitchen

Well, it is finally here!  I have a kitchen ...well 97% finished...we still have two walls of beadboard to put up but most of one wall is windows and a few pieces of molding.  We have purchased new light fixtures, as of tonight, for over the island and are moving the light fixture from over the island to over the kitchen table.  Mr. Fix-It will do that tomorrow.  We purchased 3 spot lights with 3 pendant lights to go on a track light fixture.  I was thrilled to finally find some pendant lights that complimented the warehouse light that I had originally picked out for over the island. When we remodeled the kitchen we moved the island a little and the light was no longer hanging in the right position so we opted for track lighting.  We also picked out a new faucet that I have been drooling over for a long time for the sink. l can't wait to get all the new touches added...I will add new photos as we add the new items.

I am so proud of the hard work that Mr. Fix-it has put into this kitchen.  He has done the whole renovation with a little help from me.  

Let's take a look back at where we started..  

and now we are here!!!!!
I love it!!!

My kitchen is a little different than most.  I ordered only drawers in my bottom cabinets .


except for one corner where I had to put in a retractable lazy-susan.  
We stayed in log cabin years ago and I fell in love with the idea of all the drawers.  That way you don't loose things in the back of the lower cabinets.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my new kitchen.  Visit me often!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Help! I have this "thingy"...

I have this "thingy"...

this shadow box thingy...

That I CAN NOT figure out what to do with it
or where to put it...

My sister bought it for me at GW and brought it to me
because she said it "looked" like something I would have in my house

It is making me nuts!

The smaller boxes are just a teeny bit too small 
for the smaller spice bottles and the bigger boxes are 
just a teeny bit too little for the larger spice bottles.  

I don't really have room to lay it flat and use it somewhere in a drawer.  

  I am not a collector of nic-naks so that is out of the question.

I need ideas and suggestions.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thoughts for Today

I miss working on my blog BUT...

My kitchen island is FINALLY going in as we speak.

My Dad has brought my Mom home after a 2 week trip to their cabin in the mountains.  Mom and Dad had went up so Mom could recuperate from 34 radiation treatments!  She goes this Monday for her PET scan to see if the treatments made any difference or not.

Mr. Fix-It and I have to run out to pick up our kitchen faucet.

Plus I have whipped up my favorite bolognese sauce so it can be cooking while Mr. Fix-It finishes up my island. Yummy.

Oh I should I mention that my beautiful daughter and her husband are coming over for dinner tomorrow night so I need to get some food started for that.

Can I get it all done?   

Random thought as I go dashing out the door...have you seen the new Campfire marshmallows called Giant Roasters? The marshmallows are about 2" x 2"... I found them at Wal-Mart.  Gotta warm up the fire pit tomorrow night!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Textures for Tuesday

My bedroom.  
Peace, tranquility....lots of sleepless nights due to menopause. :)  
No, really I do love it.  I have never had a bedroom that has had big windows like this one does.  
This has been my first summer living here and I have immensely enjoyed opening the windows at night at watching the lightning bugs in the woods that surround us here.  
But I digress.

I fell in love with and just had to have the picture over the bed.  It is a print by Michael Sowa called "Kohler's Pig."   The pig is either very optimistic or just plain happy.  Either way he makes me smile.  
Again, I digress....

I have always heard that when you are doing an all white room
to concentrate on the textures that are in it.
So here are some of the textures
from my bedroom....

I love the clean look and crispness of an all white room.