Tuesday, September 22, 2009

a few life rules

rule #1 repurpose what you already have. as in the relish tray repurposed into my drawer organizer.
rule #2 a little dirt is ok, you can clean it up later

Rule #3 go for the color!
Rule #4 it tastes better fresh

i still have a couple a unanswered questions, and i wouldnt want to disappoint my throngs of adoring fans (hahaha)
Diana askes
What influences your style? what types of things are you drawn to?
the first thing that influences what im drawn to is, cost, or better yet, lack of cost the kind of thing you find on the side of the road. if money were no object, oh, the fun i could have at the lumber mill antiques.
i like stuff that looks ...well...used, i guess, probably because im so accustomed to stuff thats used. but good used stuff mind you, not junk, not stuff thats broken or used up, just stuff that has a worn spot where Granny's hand rubbed the paint right off after 30 years of use. i also live to repurpose. my Rath Packing Co. lard bucket makes the BEST biscuit server its nice and deep so you can fit alot of biscuits in there.
most of you know i love vintage, i love vintage because it feels less stressful, it feels like back when the tv wasnt on all the time, back when people popped over after church on sunday, back when women cooked pot roast and baked pies and made Jell-o salads.  or maybe just what i think it was like back then.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


arrr, matey, don't ye be forgettin, its talk like a pirate day.
if i be hearing that you you didnt speak a single word of of the sea speak, you'll walk the plank scurvy dog.

have fun my friends!

Friday, September 18, 2009

you asked #2

Amanda asked

what are you passionate about?

Teaching kids how to rely on God and have faith in Jesus Christ as their savior.
i work with kids in a program called Team Kids on thursday afternoons we pick up the kids from school in our team kids bus and take them to our church. there we sing our memory verses, play games and feed the kids a light dinner. in some cases this is the only experience that the kids have had with church. Team kids memory verse songs stick with kids forever and by this program we are able to plant seeds.

Holly asked

are you and your husband planning to have more kids?

i am not planning on giving birth to anymore children. i love my son with all my heart he is such a blessing, i have loved watching him grow and learn, but im not a baby person. the 100 percent reliance on me is too much pressure, plus theres the lack of sleep. Presented with the opportunity to adopt an older child, i would be all over that, i can get on board with raising a child who can feed and bathe themselves and needs us for the love, guidance and discipline aspects of parenting.

Marci asked

if there were a movie about your life what would it be called?

good question, right? i actually had to think about this one. I came up with "his eye is on the sparrow" there have been so many times, looking back, that i see where Gods watchful eye has been on me.i  wont say that no harm has ever befallen me but i do see where some situations could have been so much worse but they never were. non believers may call it a charmed life but in my mind theres only one explaination. everything in my life has been leading up to RIGHT NOWand he continues to provide for me and comfort me as i now recognize him as Lord of my life.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

you asked...

Amanda asked

if you had to have one kind of pet but you would have 500 of them what would you have?

i would learn to be a bee keeper because then at least i would get something good to eat out of my many "pets" 

Tricia asked

have you ever danced on a table in a hookah bar?

 whats a hookah bar? im not really one for dancing on tables, in my experience most bar tables are wobbly and uneven, making a fall very probable (can you tell im not a risk taker?).

more answers to your questions tomorrow, im still accepting questions.

Monday, September 14, 2009

before you accuse...

i have recently been accused of neglecting my blog and only paying attention to my face book. its not that i dont have anything to post, i do, but busyness=facebook, its faster.
im going to try to do better.

so we are going to have a little fun, ask me a question, any question, im not saying i will definitely answer it. i always love these posts when Amanda does them so im going to do one.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

a tale of change and a garage sale find

lets talk about the garage sale find first.....

yeah, it was a little more than i usually fork over at a garage sale but this kitchen stool was definitely worth the 20 bucks. it came to us a worn metallic tan, not my color, so with 3 bucks worth of Krylon she lives in a more vivid shade of turquoise to match the little folding chair behind it (youve seen this chair in other posts).
the change is.....
the book shelves moving into the dining nook so we can turn our third bedroom back into a bedroom. more to come on this transformation which will include a new paint job and some thrifted furniture.
before this week we had a long dresser against this wall which served as storage for paper towels and table linens and mostly junk. i had to clean all that out and find new homes for things we needed and trash what we didnt need. i think i like the book shelves.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

hey, we're from Jewett

this weekend while i was visiting my mom, i took the kids down the bike trail and over to play at the play ground that still exists in the old Jewett school yard. i went to school at Jewett from the last month of kindergarten all the way through fifth grade. they closed Jewett 2 years ago when they open a bigger better elementary school, one with air conditioning.
this poor old teather ball pole looked so lonely, oh for the days when Lynette White and Brandy Gilson would whoop your hiney every day of the week at teatherball. i was no good, the swings were my thing.
its where i got my first concussion right here. i was running up when the bell rang holding hands with Christy Feller and well, fell. my mom likes to remind me that on the way to the hospital i barfed in her car.
and here we all are Mrs Lantz's second grade class i graduated with most of these kids. you already know who i am you saw my second grade picture last fall, the girl directly behind me in the blue dress is Christy, the girl next to her in stripes, Brandy and the boy on her other side, one of my very oldest friends Aaron he was in first grade with me, my mom went to Jewett elementary school with Aaron's dad Andy.

the only person in this picture who's face i ever see is Jenny Mccarty, bottom left, she's my sister in law's step sister now, we have a couple of facebook friends in common.

it was sad to see my old school getting overgrown and vandalized, i peeked in the windows, the art room was the same, except the tables had been moved out, the clock was still on the wall. if theres ever an auction, i want that clock.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

who wants chocolate?

sorry, that title may have been misleading, but if you want to SEE chocolate go to Megan's blog. you will not regret it the most beautiful chocolate shop pics ever.