Friday, April 22, 2011

Have a great weekend!

No big posts today on Good Friday. All ball games and colored eggs aside, I am going to try and remember what this weekend is really all about. His sacrifice for us! Have a blessed and great Easter weekend!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Projects this week

OK, I am not doing many home projects right now. In fact, if I get dinner and the laundry done I am doing good. We are a big sports family. All the kids are very active in sports and this is one of our busy seasons. So I have to mix in kids sports and home projects in this blog. Those go together don't they?

We have 4 baseball teams and a travel soccer team going right now. Next month we throw in a few cheer practices to get ready for camp too. I am a homebody so I get ansy sometimes running around so much. My husband played some college football and LOVES sports so he helps a lot when he is in town.

This is my 7th grader! He wears a size 13 man shoe. It blows my mind that he is so much bigger than me all ready. He is tall and slender but eats 24/7. I wish I had that metabolism.

The 2 smallest play on the playgrounds at every field and in the rocks. They love it. This summer this little cutie is starting dance lessons. Believe me she is sassy enough to handle it.

Sometimes I wonder if this is all worth the running around. But the kids love it and are in great shape. They have made lots of friends and maybe one day something will help pay for somebody to go to college. You never know. And with 7 going to college someday, anything could help! Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

There's a first for Everything!

So last week I got a email that I had my name drawn by a cutie patootie girl to win some vintage Easter goodies! Kim from Musings from Kim K ( sent me the cutest Easter decorations. This is a first! I have NEVER won anything! I am not even joking.

Look at all this fun stuff! I have 1 ceramic Easter bunny for decoration right now and that is it! Now we have Easter vintage goodness!

She packaged it all really cute too. She is so crafty and sweet you should visit her blog. I will be doing the happy dance all the way to Easter! Have a great day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Outside work

I got this cute little bench/table at a garage sale last summer for $3.00. It is solid wood that somebody put together but is looking pretty beat up. It sits on my porch as a little table or extra seating.
You can tell in the background there what I am thinking about doing to it. I am not sure. It needs something. I have no patience when I am not sure what to do and I usually start just painting it or put it off another year. What do you think?
I am loving my garage sale wreath I got a couple weeks ago. I hung it on my front door and it matches so well and looks summery. Don't you love when that happens? I snatched that up for $2.00! It might be my best deal so far! I could tell it was handmade and not manufactured and made well. (I use to be a florist) I couldn't even buy all those flowers for $2.00 to make it myself so I was happy. Hopefully it will be a nice today so I can get out in the garden. Have a great day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Random ramblings on a Thursday

This is where we are spending every night of the week. We have 4 baseball teams going and a soccer team right now! It's fun but exhausting. And the gas prices are killing me driving everywhere!

I made this cake for my youngest daughter's birthday because she requested a princess cake this year. I was reading the directions and she picked up the directions and acted like she was reading. She informed that Step 1 said to cover the doll's boobs. Ha!

This was last summer from my veggie garden. That is a zuchinni. I am hoping to get another good crop this year and started planting some veggies this week! I hope I don't run out of steam come July. Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Back to the thrifty finds

I found this baggie with perfect large shells in it for a quarter. There are probably 10-12 in the baggie stacked with tissue inbetween. I figured I could find something to do with these beauties!
I got this lamp at Goodwill. I am not sure what I am going to do with it but I liked it. The dancing people are ceramic and not a chip on it.
I found this vintage flat sheet at the thrift store with several of these small frames. 28 cents! I actually made the bunting in the girl's room out of a pillow case that matches this sheet! I'll have to find another project for this one.
I got 6 of these monogram glasses at a yard sale. They were dusty and unused in a box. I love it when I find our intial. They will look cute in my china hutch because they have a silverish tone to them and I like them with my silverplate items. Back to work in our massive garden today and three ball games tonight! Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dorm style living

I am sorry I can't give credit to this picture. It's been on my computer saved forever! Probably Country Living or Better Homes? With 7 kids and space limited, something about a bunk room appeals to me! I never thought it could look so put together and stylish but today's creative people have made it happen. I think of college dorms when I see bunkrooms. But my college dorm never looked like this!
I am pretty sure this was in Better Homes and Garden. Beds as built ins? Brilliant! Love that idea but not sure if that could work in our rooms or not. I am thinking though...
This is a random picture of my 15 year old. I don't think she would go for the bunk room idea. Sorry for the looong weekend absence friends! Life is really busy right now!

My 5 year old LOVES cats and is constantly carrying around a cat or kitten. I thought I would throw in a cute 5 year old with cat picture too. I know this was random posting today but some days you gotta go with you what you have! Have a great day!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Loooong project

Do you have a project that you have been working on forever? I love cross stitch. I like to do tedious cross stitch but my time is limited so sometimes I put it down for a looong time before I will pick it up again. I have been working on this forever. No outlining details are here so it might be hard to see. It's Jesus with a child. There are 6 shades of brown just in the hair! It might take me 32 years to finish it but that's ok with me.
Well, I have no idea why this picture is turned but here is what it will look like one day when it is done. I am thinking of working a little on it this week. Maybe if I still have a blog 32 years from now you can see what it looks like finished! Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Life as usual

Tomorrow I will post more thrifty finds, but today is soccer, baseball, and laundry. I bet you don't want to see a picture of my dirty laundry! No vacation this year. Boo. This was a couple years ago when we went to Disneyworld. My In laws took us and all 7 kids! It was so fun. 14 hours in the car wasn't too fun but we did it! She was at a great age to LOVE the princesses. I love the princesses. Sigh.... ok back to reality and laundry. Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Back in the saddle and great finds!

When I read the back of this picture that was 25 cents at a church yard sale this weekend I had to get it. It was the prize for Norma in 1968 at her Sunday School class. So sweet!
Here is the front of the picture with my vintage hobnail bedspread and a bed skirt for my soon to happen master bedroom makeover! I am collecting things to start on that makeover soon.
I thought this frame was cool and I could even get a piece of glass cut for a mirror in this. I am just in love with this vintage crocheted table cloth!!!!I got it for a steal!
50 cents for this vintage Christmas apron! $1.00 for this cute fall table cloth! I was in heaven!

These pillow cases are not finished but the graphics are so cute. 50 cents a piece I couldn't resist! My little guy is doing great from his minor surgery and today is the spring opening for my local thrift shop! I will have to show you my goodies from there soon. It was crazy in there! I think people are catching on to the thrift store goodness. The girls that run it run it like a real store. Staging things and putting things out according to seasons and holidays. The prices are so good. Better than Goodwill! Have a great day!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Back at it Tomorrow!

My youngest is having a minor surgery today so I will be tending to him most of the day and trying to catch up from a very busy weekend of soccer and baseball games. I did go to some fantastic garage sales on Saturday so I will fill you in soon! See ya!