O’ Canada….what a beautiful place to live in the fall. Took these photos on a walk this morning. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!
What happens when you leave your 11 yr. old daughter and her BFF in the kitchen to ”create?” They bake an “eyeball” cake! How genius is that? I love the chocolate syrup capillaries. Very creative. See the place on the right side of the cake with no frosting? Our family’s official taste tester, Riley got ahold of it. Who me????
At Goodwill the other day, I was all ready to check out when this sweet little doll cradle caught my eye. The $2.99 price tag made it a no-brainer. First came the de-cootie-fication. I wiped it down with Clorox wipes and let it dry. Then I gave it a couple of coats with Rustoleum Painter’s Touch spray paint in “Berry Pink.” It was a thousand […]
When your car looks like this and it’s only 9:45! Oh yeah, major score today! Here’s the loot: […]
Earlier today I found this chest by the side of the road. She was abandoned and alone, destined for the dump. Much to my sons’ mortification, I pulled over and loaded that baby up. By. myself. I’m sure my boys would have helped me had they not been on the floorboard for fear that out of the blue one of their friends would appear and […]
So I’m taking my boys to play golf a little while ago (they are out for Canadian Thanksgiving which my very patriotic kids refer to as “fake Thanksgiving”…no offense to any Canadians…we love Canada and any holidays they want to throw our way!) and I see this beauty by the side of the road. […]
You ugly, uh uh, you ugly and yo mama too! Oh sorry…I was just transported back to junior high school when cheers consisted of hurling insults at the opposing team and calling their mamas ugly…good times. Where was I? Oh yeah, ugly. I found these two ugly end tables today at Goodwill. They are in great condition […]
20 years ago today, I met this cute preppy boy. And we lived happily ever after.
I found this table while thrifting last week. It was already pretty and in great condition. Beautiful wood marked on the bottom “Made in Italy.” I loved the shape, the detailing and the legs….oh what pretty legs! I taped off the top using paper and frog tape (this stuff is the bomb). Then I used Kilz spray primer on the bottom. Once dry, I lightly […]
I have a client who brought me an antique table (her great-grandmother’s) to shabby up for her. She brought me a picture frame from her kitchen to use as inspiration for the shade of green that she wanted. I brought the frame to Home Depot to try to find a paint match. As I approached the Martha Stewart display, the “Bay Leaf” paint chip jumped […]
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