Rhoda is having a before and after party and I thought I'd join in. Be sure to check out her blog to see more. Maybe you'll find a project you'll want to do this year! First up is an old rusty tray that I painted white and then I painted a harlequin with a fleur di lis on it. The green is some leftover paint from when I painted my kitchen - it makes it easy to tie into my kitchen. The after is ... Read More about Top DIY Projects of 2008
Sometimes the best of plans don't work out and it winds up being a good thing. I had plans to start painting today, but the weather had other ideas! Looks like rain through Wednesday afternoon. So I killed about an hour blog hopping this morning. There are so many blogs....So many blogs that I've never even heard of who's homes are being featured in magazines! You really could get a complex ... Read More about A Fresh Start
It's been a busy weekend so far! I totally reorganized my Christmas decorations - I went through every box I had (and there were a lot of boxes). I tried to put things together that seemed logical to me like the dining room tree ornaments with the tree I used in there and so on. I also made labels for all my boxes. Oh, and after years of using mainly cardboard boxes we splurged on some more see ... Read More about Monogrammed Pillow
All I can say is Whew!! It was so busy at IKEA today! I really thought nobody would be there today and boy was I wrong. I bought a pine bookcase that has a pull out bin on the bottom to organize some of my craft stuff. My husband thought I'd like the pine especially "because you can paint it" wink wink wink! He likes to tease me about painting stuff since I paint so many things! Of course it has ... Read More about My IKEA Trip Today
We left yesterday morning to go out of town and just got back but I wanted to pop in to wish everyone a Happy New Year! A New Year Prayer Holy Father, God of our yesterdays, our today, and our tomorrows. We praise You for Your unequaled greatness. Thank You for the year behind us and for the year ahead. Help us in Your new year, Father, to fret less and laugh more. To teach our children to ... Read More about Happy New Year!
I love the idea of starting the new year all organized, everything in place and clean don't you? While that's a lovely goal it's really not something that's doable (for me at any rate). I've barely kept the house clean from Thanksgiving through now! Most of it was decorated and looked pretty but only I know that I hadn't really deep cleaned anything in a month. I think I washed the kitchen floor ... Read More about That’s not me!