Friday, July 22, 2011

My Mane

Trust me I know I have a lot of hair.  IT's long, thick and there's a LOT of it!!!  so when I see women on youtube talking about thier wonderful hair styles they've created, I am always envious, because with all this hair, most times my hair won't do what normal hair will do!!!  BUT... I saw a video yesterday where the girl put her hair in a bun with a sock and it left her with lovely loose curls the next day.  I didn't have a sock but my hair was already in a bun of sorts so I just left it in over night. and here are the results...

Usually my hair is also FRIZZY, so this is a definite possibility for me.  I didn't put any product in my hair so I'm sure it will fall flat as soon as I walk out the door, but it turned out pretty good for the 1st attempt.

finally some OWLS!!!

I do love owls as much as the next person, but trying to find them in my thrift/flea market adventures has been frustrating!!!  I finally found these 2 cuties at a thrift shop i don't usually haunt ( but i will now!!!) they are actually salt/pepper shakers.  Says Japan on the bottom.  Dig the colors!!!!  stay tuned for their transformation.... :-)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Flea markets ROCK!!!

I found these 2 lovelies waiting for me at a very nice ladies flea market table.  The aqua vintage one is round, some staining but just so VINTAGE!!! I couldnt resist  :-)  the strawberry one doesnt seem to have much staining at all - is a square one.   Paid $1 each!!!!!  OHHHHHHH YEAAAAAHHHH!!!

Mocha Muffin Rouge

Muffin is also in love with my new Vera!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

portfolio giveaway

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

$25 GC to Target

go here to enter to win a target GC for $25!!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

School post
is giving away a super cute unit.
so many creative people out there in blogville!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

An Adventure in Repurposing!!!

So I've had quite the adventure in repurposing a yard sale find into a wedding present!

Here is what i started with: I knew that a coworker was getting married soon and that her wedding was on the beach and that she was going with a beachy theme. She will have mini adorandack chairs on her cake. So when i spied this chair/frame at a garage sale I knew I had to get it!!!

After the 1st few coats of spray paint it looked like this:

I am new to spray paint. This was after like 3 coats but the under colors were really still shining thru!!! I turned to a somewhat tan color and gave it a few coats of that and then went back with the white and it was much better!! Note to self, start with a primer coat 1st and then the rest will go so much better!!! I also learned to take off hardware before you paint!! The frame had just 4 small arms on the back, I thought it would be ok just to put tape on them but that was a nightmare!!

So in the end here is what i ended up with:

The jewels really made it look super cute! ( I think) Hope the bride and groom will agree!!! (LOL)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Lucky Me Accessory swap goodies

About a month or so ago, I stumbled upon a teacher blog and the blogger was hosting an Accessory Swap. Sounded like a cool idea to me so I signed up!!! I was matched up with Rachel, a 1st grade teach in Idaho. We exchanged tastes in accessories and below are the goodies that arrived earlier this week from her.
Everything came in thier own little organza bag, ( TOO CUTE!) I totally needed the brown and white earrings for the wedding I'm going to this weekend, perfect timing!!!
Her package went in the mail today, I'm a bit behind due to me feeling like CRAP this week.
2 weeks till Spring Break YAA HOO!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thrifting Thursday :-)

Buttons & Books....

Make me Happy!!!
The buttons I got a few weeks ago at an Estate sale, it's the same bunch of buttons in both pics, I got them for $1!!!
The books I got today at my favorite thrift shop. It was %50 percent off day.. so I paid a total of $9 for 16 books!! WOO HOO!!! very good day in the kids book section, I was really happy with the Biscuit books cause that is mostly what I was looking for and there were 2 of them just waiting for me today!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Accesory swap :-)

I stumbled upon a ton of 1st grade teacher blogs recently, I miss 1st grade sometimes, but 2nd grade is treating me well too!!
One of the blogger was hosting an accesory swap. sounded like fun, so I signed up
I should be getting my swap partner info soon" target="_blank">TheAdventuresofMissElisabeth
I can always use more headbands, bracelets, earrings, etc
Might recommend it to sunshine committee at school too!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wedding Hearts

I gave these little Wedding Hearts a try, I've seen so many on Splitcoast. I have a coworker getting married next month so I made this little cutie for her bridal shower.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thrifting Thursday

I am now fascinated with Thrifting blogs!!! I have always had a 'thing' for thrift shops and now I see so many others share my fascination with them!!! I first remember thrifting when I was in college, but necessarily because of the cheapness, but more so a thrill with the one of a kind clothing, decorations, etc, that I could find!!!
I am not a big "NAME BRAND" type person. I do have a few 'name brands' that I stay with but not too many.

I did pick up 2 'name brand' tops at my local thrift shop yesterday. I was more attracted by the color of the first one more than anything.

The green/blue one is 3/4 sleeves with a kinda cowl neck, by Izod.
I paid $6. :-)

The second is long sleeves, but thin material, by Gap.

I paid $3 :-)

Inspiration station cards

Yeah Me again for actually making cards using the stuff I put in my Inspiration Station!!! LOL
I had a few more, but have needed them for bday in the last few weeks.

Baby Boy Blue

Whipped up this card for a coworker expecting a little bundle of joy next month.

Yeah me for using some of that new "twine-ish" yarn I bought recently!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Valentine Inpiration station

I mentioned earlier that I love all of Michelle W's stuff. Well she has posted in the past her Inspiration stations that she put together around the holidays. Here's hers from last year She pulls out ribbon, flowers, eyelets, brads, etc and puts them together as a station to work from. Well here is mine! Smaller scale, but hopefully I can create some cute Valentine's from all this inspiration!!!

One more Christmas post ( I think)

Ifound this Vintage table runner at my local church thrift shop. I fell in love at 1st site!!! CATS!!! It is in perfect condition, I found no labels, so I am guessing it was handmade with LOVE!!!