March 27, 2011

Get your spray paint on!

I have had my spray paint out this past week. I am sick again or I never really got better so I am inside on my couch coughing and sneezing and feeling like yulk. So I will just post some pictures today.

Have a great week!

March 23, 2011

We have some new friends at our house

I haven't been very successful in completing projects this week but I did make it down to the barn today to see our newest pets and one old friend.
This is an old friend Mr. T he only come to our house when he has to. I don't think he likes our dogs.

This is Ginger and she is a mess, she was checking out our new friends. Just like a kid I couldn't get her to look at me so I could get a better picture.

That black spot, well that is Oreo (yes we named her after the cookie)

These are our new friends.

My hostas are really beginning to grow

This one may have to be divided later

Well I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying some nice weather, we had some bad storms today and the temperature is supposed to drop again but warm weather isn't far away.

March 11, 2011

Goodwill Treasures

I did it I finally made it home before it became so dark I couldn't take pictures.
I did get to enjoy this!
Here is what I bought last Saturday at Goodwill.
I love the two chairs and I can always use some extra seating around my home. I bought the shuffle board game and thought I might use it for a sign. Wouldn't this look great in a game room?
Love these pieces!
Here she is, the poor piece that no one wanted because they couldn't see her potential.
Just look at those legs sigh aren't they nice? She will cause folks to do a double take once she gets some TLC and warmer weather.

I can't wait to get to work on some of these pieces. I am so glad I finally was able to take some pictures to share. I hope you have a great afternoon.

* I edited most of the pictures,  the originals were dark and didn't look very good. I am still working on taking better pictures.

March 8, 2011

I Love my Dad

Rain, Rain, and more rain I haven't been able to take pictures of my items that I bought from Goodwill, they are in my garage now and by the time I get home most days it's to dark to get any good pictures. So I am blogging about my dad. I am so much like my dad, always wanting to build something or make something.  I definitely take after him. My dad makes some beautiful walking sticks, and knives using antlers that have been shed by deer.

 He even makes these to put them in (I'm sure they have some official name but I don't know what it is and my dad would probably kill me).
I also wanted to share a bowl that my dad made for me a couple of years ago. Here are a few pictures of how I have used it.

Love this bowl
 Pretty talented guy of course I am partial to the maker.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my inspiration to build, make, and create. Love my parents.
Maybe the weather will be better soon or I will get home before dark soon so I can take some pictures, but I think it is supposed to snow this week.
Spring can't be that far away can it? 

Because my dad is a Treasure to me I am linking up here:

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

March 6, 2011

First Saturday of the month

Today was the first Saturday of the month!
If you don't know why this day would be any different than any other day then let me tell you. . . .
It is HALF OFF the ENTIRE STORE at Goodwill.
Now I have to say my last couple of trips to Goodwill haven't been that great,  but this Saturday I found some great pieces that I can't wait to show you. I have no pictures to share at this time because everything I bought is still in my vehicle due to the fact that it is pouring rain and has been most of the day.
So as soon as the weather clears up a little I will be able to take some pictures to show you.

I will share this, as we were loading some of my treasures a woman leaving the store said and I quote
"Someone actually bought that?"
well yes mam someone did and I don't really blame her for the comment because she could only see for what it is now, not what it is going to be.  Just wait you may agree with the lady leaving the store but I hope you will come back to visit and see how it is changed.
Have a great day.
** I came back today and edited what I had written this morning at 1:20a.m., have I every mentioned I have insomnia!! Well after I re-read my post it sounded a tad jumbled and squished together. Hopefully it makes a tad more sense. My mind tends to run at high speed at night for some reason hence the insomnia.