Lovely of you to stop by! I hope you and your loved ones had a lovely Thanksgiving and hope you didn't get trampled during Black Friday!
I know it's been a few days since my last post. So sorry! So much going on, my darling daughter and SIL moved to a townhouse across the bay; so this place was turned upside down and of course all during the week of Thanksgiving (crikey!). Between making a few trips over and back and preparing the turkey feast, it's been a bit frantic.
Yeppers, I managed to cook a 20+ pound turkey and all the fixins in my teeny tiny kitchen ha!
It's a juggling act; organization is an absolute must or it's disaster! ha!
Greetings and Happy Pink Saturday Pinkettes!! Thank you so much to our fabulous Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you haven't already, do stop by Beverly's blog and say hello. Get comfy, grab a cuppa and enjoy all the fabulous pinks the other wonderful and clever participants have posted.
I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I so adore Christmas and all the holiday trimmings!
In celebration of Pink Saturday, I wanted to share some of my past and current holiday wreaths....starting with this little cutie patootie!
Hello you! I hope this post finds you and your loved ones safe and warm!
As I promised, here is the step-by-step tutorial for creating a shimmering book page wreath using punch out florettes!
These wreaths are dazzling! There is so much to love about this type of wreath (plus you are recycling ha!)! I could go on for ages about how stunning these are, but maybe you should just make one...yes?!
Happy Halloween!! So great so see you! Love your costume! ha! just kidding!!!
Just wanted to put up a quick post to show you Tween Hearts fabulous Halloween projects and share with you a couple of holiday projects I finished last night and this morning. So lots of photos and little jabbering ha!
I took Tween Heart to Michaels and this is what she picked out (no coaxing from me...really!)
Greetings and Happy Pink Saturday Pinkettes!! Thank you so much to our fabulous Beverly ofHow Sweet the Sound. If you haven't already, do stop by Beverly's blog and say hello. Get comfy, grab a cuppa and enjoy all the fabulous pinks the other wonderful and clever participants have posted.
My beautiful and fablulous daughter birthday was this past Thursday so I wanted to share her beautiful roses and a little gift I made for her, hope you don't mind!
I made (and sold) this pretty tassle a while back.....
Hello! So lovely of you stop by! So glad you decided to visit with me! Are you ready for fall?! Moi, not really. We've been enjoying a lovely Indian Summer here in the SF Peninsula. I've been fluttering about seeing all the wonderful project you've been working on! Fabulous!
What have I been up to? Well, I've been working on a number of smaller projects over the past month, from sparkly hearts and wreaths to redoing my wood frames. It's the frames we are going to talk about today.
A few months back I posted that I wanted to redo my living room. I am so over the gaudy gold. I know, I know, some of you out there love it; and I've loved it too....but I am so over it and so into the beauty of silver.
What is it about bird houses that are just so bloody charming?! I cannot resist one ever! I have so many! Several are a pending project; some to paint, some to mosaic. I got out my paint and paint brushes and made a bit of progress. Wanna seeeeeee? ha!
I couldn't resist using my beautiful hydrangea as a backdrop!
I am still so bummed that my battery died when I was at Alameda! So many fabulous things I couldn't take photos of! I did manage to find some reasonably priced finds that (naturally) made their way home with me!
Once again I must preface with...you gotta KNOW me by now! I'm gonna muck it up some how! So here is the how.
My darling son-in-law bought me a memory thingy for my camera that allows me take 300 photos instead of just 25-35. Yippee! I'm all set...yes?! Ummm nope, I forgot to check the battery and the rest of my afternoon went something like this:
GASP at something so amazingly fabulous....quickly reach into my purse for the camera, then (insert expletive of your choice). *sigh* :(
I did manage the first 4 rows of the left side of the faire only! So here we go...
Never found out how much this chandy is, but I so heart it!
Happy Pink Saturday! Lots to go over, so let's get started!
First, I (finally) won my first giveaway! *happy dance* I won this beautiful original art created by the very talented and creative Denise & CC @ Couture de Papier! I saved it for today because it is so perfect for this occasion!....
It is beautifuly handpainted shabby roses in acrylics pink on vintage hmnal music sheet and adored with vintage wallpaper and paper lace on 12x12" gallery wrap canvas!
Thank you so much Denise & CC, it is so special.
Next, I'd like to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Easter! I made this collage, featuring my Guardian Angel cameo, just for the occasion!
Before we go on, I'd like to get a little sentimential. When I started bloggin back in late May 09' I had no idea what I was getting into! The kind, sweet, charming, clever, talented, creative people I have met over the months completely blew me away! You are all so amazing! *Clapping*
So here I am with just over 300 followers! OMGosh!! I am so completely thrilled that you not only came over to visit for the first time, but you wanted to come back for more! I deeply cherish each and everyone of you very special friend. *hugs*
Now, we had the poll, most of you have seen the results...Target Stores won with 54% of the votes! A special *hug* to those of you who participated in the poll!
The winner of my Thank You Giveaway will receive a $50.00 Target Store Gift Card.
How to enter:
All you need to do is leave a comment here.
For a 2nd chance, become a new follower or if you already are a follower, mention it in your comment.
Additional chances: This is not mandatory, but for those of you who tweet or post about my Thank You giveaway linking back to this post will also count. Don't forget to let me know by leaving a comment in this post!
UPDATE: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTERED!!
I'll announce the winner next Pink Saturday, April 10th!
Thank you again to all the lovely friend who have joined in on my madness! I love you all!
A big shout out to our fabulous Beverly of HowSweet the Sound for Pink Saturday! Thanks so much for all your hard work, Beverly!
Wishing you and those you hold dear a very safe and Happy Easter!
As most of you know, Monkey Head Fred was home for spring break to work on my agenda (painting furniture). Well, it turns out we did work on an agenda, just not mine! ha!
Due to the unfortunate turn of events a few months back, (you can view post here), I've been trying to find a way to put my creative juices to work. This is what was proposed to me; and of course me, being forever the adventurer, I decided to give it a go.
I am so pleased and so excited to announce the launch of our new online service.
Taking a bit of liberty with a double entendre, we have settled with...
I have met so many wonderful, talented, creative, kind, generous, witty, thoughtful people since I began blogging last May!
I'm so excited! I have reached 300+ fabulous followers! I never dreamed that my creations, tutorials, makeovers, bunglings and ramblings would be of interest to anyone! Let alone having anyone come back for more!
I feel like Sally Fields! You like me!! You really like me! *happy dance*
I'd like to show my appreciation by giving some love back via a giveaway!
But before I do, I could use just a wee bit more help.
I have been unable to decide which store to get a gift card from. While I was over at the fabulous Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch, I saw her poll and the light bulb *lit*
So here we go! Let me know which store you'd love to win a $50.00 gift card from. The choices are:
The poll is located at the top of my left side margin, under the clock. The poll will close on Wednesday, March 31st at Midnight Pacific Time!
I'll post the giveaway details on my April 3rd Pink Saturday Post! Nothing elaborate, I promise.
I can't wait to see which store gets the most votes. I know I'd have a hard time choosing one....that's why I'm running the poll! ha!
Now I know, I could just let the winner decide, but where would the fun be in that?
Try to refrain from voting more than once! ha! :)
Oh! And don't forget to let me know you came by! You don't need to say which you voted for ;)
This next makeover almost didn't happen. When I first saw this, I walked right by it. I immediately dismissed it as it wasn't close to what I wanted. A few steps later the light bulb *lit*
I've seen so many tiered trays, some made with vintage china plates, some in silver, some are wired baskets, I'm sure you've seen some of them. I've never seen one that I've fallen in love with that was in my almost non-existent budget.
So this is what I almost passed up last December....
I've lived with this long enough! I can't take it anymore! Something has got to give! I've got to transform this space!!!
WARNING ~ Before you go any further, there will be no instantaneous after photos. I'm sorry to disappoint, but, I'm not one of those type A Superbloggers who say..."oh, btw, I decided to change my space" then *poof* a day later the entire space is 3 feet bigger in each direction with freshly painted walls, stripped and repainted tables, including newly reupholsterd furnishing; all of which they had found the day before at GW for a buck. I admire their talent and their energy. So inspiring. They make ya wanna smack em upside the head with their saftey goggles! ha!
Happy Pink Saturday everyone! Thank you so much to our wonderful Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting!
I hope everyone is having a lovely pink Saturday!
I have been running about trying to accomplish several things at once. Not too successfully ha! Seems as fast as I go, time is faster. I'm definitely having a white rabbit Saturday! I'm late, I'm late, for my very important pink date....
I'm sure you fellow pinks recall this from last Saturday....
THE HOW TO AQUA TREATMENT tutorial is available here at my How To page.
Here is it filled with loads and loads of pink (faux) roses...
You know my motto, go faux, go big!
I had a few pink roses left over and added a few pink hydrangeas, pulled out another one of my favorite urns and...voila!
You recall my Michaels steal of a deal vase that I filled with pink cherry blossoms, it normally hangs in front of the large window in my dining room.
Since all the light is behind it, it doesn't show well in photos, see...
Side note: My blanc de blanc staffordshire like cats flanking the arrangement were given a lite sanding, one coat of Kilz primer/sealer (spray can), two coats of American Standard Blossom White (spray can) and a high gloss finish (spray can).
I put the cherry blossoms over here for a better photo....
See my little living room, I'm dying to paint that knotty pine armoire french blue and get a slip cover for the sofa....but that's another post!