Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Shout Out #11

It's been awhile since I shared my favorite Etsy shops. 

I used to do it every Tuesday, and I want to start again...so here goes.

Shout out #11!

#1.  Northern Cottage
  This store has a great selection of fabric ribbon garland, embroidered hoop art, and crafty journals. 

Everything looks very well made, and is priced wonderfully.

Perfect items for little girls, parties, or teacher gifts. 

A must see!

#2.  Fruit Fly Pie

 Wendy over at Fruit Fly Pie has her act together.

She sells the cutest ceramic planters ever.

I mean just look at these!

Pigs, owls, and other animals and shapes.  Wonderful.

Unique and stylish all at the same time.  Very Anthropologie-like.

#3  The Nest UK

 Samantha at The Nest UK makes the greatest pillows, and throws in craft supplies to boot.

She has holiday designs, and printed sayings.  

They would look great in any room!  Stop by and go shopping!

#4  Slippin Southern

 Gregory at Slippin Southern sells the most unique wooden wall decor, letters, and hooks.  
I love everything in his shop.

Even if you don't think you need any wooden decor, when you leave this shop, you might have something in your cart! 

#5  Beth Quinn Designs

 If it's jewelry you want, then this is the shop to browse through.  Fancy, sparkly, and just what you need.

Any of these necklaces would be perfect for yourself or as a gift for someone you love.

Inspirational sayings and bling all in one, you can't lose!

#6  God Save Strawberry Jam Vintage
 Industrial, vintage, ceramics, and many other great items abound in this shop.

And the items are wonderfully photographed as well.  

Come on over.

I hope you browse through all of these shops.  Check out their items, look at THEIR favorites, find some Christmas gifts for the ones you love.

And to browse through the other shop favorites I have, check out my list here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Loves for the moment

When you come upon something that reminds you of something you used to love, well, then sometimes it gives you a desire to search out other things you love.

Hence, another list.

I know, it's a habit.

And just so we're clear, when I make a list, these days, I make it in these.  Which are beautiful and great.

But with all these dreary, rainy days, it makes me want to make this.

Or this.  Which I've made, and they are delicious, so I want to make them again.

I want to sit down in my living room, looking at this, or this, and at the same time be watching this, which is one of my all-time favorites, or this, which is by far my favorite Christmas movie that we always start watching in November!

And since we're talking about things to love, any of these items would be great to wear.  This would be super comfy, and these would be adorable with anything.

If I made a TON of money, and had it just to throw around, I would have this in my purse. Because you know, everyone needs a $198 wallet.

Now, all I want to do is curl up under a comfy blanket and start watching the above movies.

See ya!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Senior Night/Pink Night for Football

No, I don't have a senior. 


At least not for 3 more years.

Woa.  Only 3 more years.  Unbelieveable!

Ok, back on task.

Every year in October, to support Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have a "pink" football game.

The guys get all gussied up, the girls get all gussied up, and everyone wears pink!

Unfortunately it was cold last night, so alot of the pink was UNDER coats!

Anyway, it was an intense football game.

The football players were escorted through a tunnel lined with all our local fire department trucks, running their sirens every step of the way.

Then a kindergartener in our district, Jett Roe, who is battling leukemia, delivered the game ball via helicopter to the middle of our football field.  Really cool.

During halftime the cheerleaders took their pink halloween buckets through the stands, collecting money for our local hospital with a cancer center.

Grace cheered hard...

and our team won in overtime.  42-35!

Great job Falcons!

We even had fireworks after the game since they got rained out last Friday.

It was a great night.  Cold, but great!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

it finally happened.

I told  you a week or two ago about the shutter project for the house.

There were 18 in all, and they were VERY faded.

This is the before picture.

I did like the color, and at one time, our front door was the same color.  But about a year ago I painted the front door red.

Obviously, when we started the project, and all 18 shutters arrived on the ground, I wanted to make them match the front door.

I liked the red on the door, but I'm not so sure about how it all looks now, so you'll have to let me know your opinion.


The kids call it the ketchup and mustard house.  Funny.  But not really.

It took 3 coats on each of the 18 shutters.  It felt like a REALLY LONG project.

The other project I was working on involved a potential "coffee bar" area.

Brent and I LOVE coffee, but I was tired of where our coffee maker used to be, (in a corner, in the way of dirty dishes when they were on the counter, and way to close to the stove.)


I first started with a sign. 
When my cousin Emily moved to Wisconsin recently, she gave me a white painted barn board with chippy paint.

I was going to use it for a shelf in the kitchen above the stove, but decided to do this instead.

I got out my sharpie marker and some black craft paint.

I wrote COFFEE, then painted it in, and let it dry of course.

Till it looked like this.

Then I took some sand paper, and distressed it till it looked a little MORE chippy.

Then I added some sawtooth hangers to the back.

And hung it up.

Under my "new" coffee bar...

These shelves used to just house some of my antique collectibles, but I made it more coffee friendly.

Coffee filters in a very worn PYREX bowl, coffee grounds in a glass jar with a chalkboard coffee sticker, and our new coffee maker (which I had to purchase Thursday since ours decided to take a poop the night before.)

I even added the vintage coffee mugs my mom found for me at Goodwill.

It's out of the way from other people in the kitchen, and it's just right. 

So, two big projects done. 

Feels good.