Sunday, May 31, 2009

Yard Sale Finds

We went to a few yard sales last weekend. Didn't get a lot but I do love what I did get. This night stand is in great shape and very heavy. I will be painting it black and it will go in my son's room that we are redoing. It was $8.00.

I spotted this chair before we even got out of the car. I was so surprised no one purchased it before me as we got to this yard sale late morning. Fern said it wasn't fair that I saw it first because she was driving... I've seen this chair on someone elses blog, is it a certain kind or style? Anyway I love it and it is in perfect shape and for only $5.00! Go on over to Rhoda's and check out everyone's weekend deals.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We've been busy bezzzz.

While some of you know I am a stay at home mom, Fern works four days a week for a drug and alcohol assessment business doing all the court papers for people with DUI's. She also started her own business a few years ago doing baby announcement signs. This is one of hers. Then the full time mom decided her and I should start a business together... she is one busy gal!

We have been very busy with orders so our blog has suffered. It has been mostly what we call our wedding sign that is in our Etsy shop. We had to make over a dozen of those with more orders to fill as summer is so busy with weddings. (Fern posted these pictures and the wedding sign pictures are on my camera.)

Here are a few other things we have been working on.

It's so fun being creative and spending time together.

So as busy as we both have been, we're not complaining.

We're also trying to get flowers planted and I want to paint at least 3 rooms in my house. Oh, and I made some new bedroom, no sew curtains that I'll blog about later.

With summer coming and kids home there is always more to do. We both usually have a house full of kids on any given day. I just keep the freezer stocked with pizzas and the pizza oven we keep in the garage is used on a daily basis.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Get to know us a little better, neighbors.

This is my family. (Fran). My husband, me, my oldest daughter, her husband, my son, and youngest daughter. We all went to a wedding last weekend.
Oldest daughter, son, youngest daughter, and new son-in-law. (He and oldest daughter got married last summer.) He's a keeper!

Fern and her son. See the green sweater? She wore that with a black skirt. I wore a black dress with a green sweater also. It wasn't planned. We have shown up wearing the same tops lots of times. I think we should check out what each of us is wearing before we go somewhere!

This is Fern and her husband and son.

Here's the two of us.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Par-tay at Rhoda's

Twin and I don't go to a lot of yard sales and haven't been to any this year. We don't usually find any of the great stuff most of you all do such as those nice white plates. I did find this last year. I think it's from Southern Living at Home. Is that right?

I've had a cloche on it before. Now I just put a simple plant on it in the entry.

It's a very heavy piece. The ducks I just got from Marshall's. I thought they were sweet and I love the color of them. Come join the par-tay at Rhoda's. I'm sure there will be a lot of great yard sale finds.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Show your Livingroom Party

Kelly from Kelly's Korner is having another house party. It is show your living room today. Fern bought me this Bombay chest for my birthday a few years ago. She has one and I just loved hers.
This is the view of the living room from the dining room. The sun was so bright today it was hard to get good pictures.

This is the view from the stairs.
If you want to see some more living rooms or get some ideas be sure to visit Kelly.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Can you hear me now?

Has anyone ever washed a cell phone before? I can't be the only one right? My son has a habit of not cleaning out his pockets. On Sunday while doing laundry, I emptied his pockets finding the usual pencils, pens,papers,money,etc. I then noticed a pair of shorts on his bedroom floor. Typical. For some reason my children think it's called a hamper. I added them to the pile, never dreaming there was anything in the pockets. Atleast not until I heard a clunk, clunk, clunk in the dryer.

The phone is now in a baggy filled with rice. Someone said the rice is suppose to absorb the moisture in the phone. When you plug it in it says the battery is charging but it won't quit vibrating. If we can't get it to work we will have to replace it. Not that my son would miss it. He either forgets to take it with him or it isn't charged, or he forgets to turn it on. But when you have a teenager driving, momma needs it for her peace of mind.

So, any suggestions would be helpful. We'll try anything! THANKS !!
The Twins

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Thrifting with Rhoda

Rhoda from Southern Hospitality is having a Thrifting party where you post something you got at a yard sale. I DON'T have any before pictures of this. It's a small bench or footstool. I've seen a few at other blogs. Does anyone know what they are? The seat lifts up. I wonder if it was to a vanity or something?

I passed this up about 3 times before I bought it. The legs were brown and the seat was just plain nasty. But it was just $1.00 so I took it home. I painted it black and covered it with checked fly material.
Like I said before, I'm always changing things. I found this material and I like it too. This is just laying on top. I'm not sure if I'm going to put it on permanently or not. It's gold diamond pattern with small black diamonds.
Go on over to Rhoda's and see all the other great thrifting finds!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Come join the PARTY!

Were joining the "Show Us Where You Live Friday" at Kelly's Korner.

I ( Fran )posted some of these pictures before to show how I replaced my broken stove with stainless and I'm waiting for the other appliances to go out. Did you notice I don't have any hardware on the cabinets? I change my mind A LOT and am afraid I'll choose something only to change my mind in a year. Ya gotta know me, I've painted the kitchen atleast 3 times in 10 years and am looking to replace my curtains for the 4th time.

Here's a close up of the canister set my kids got me for Christmas. They're Chris Madden from J.C.Penney. What I love about them is they hold a whole bag of flour or sugar and the seals are tight.

Don't these tulips shout "Spring"? We saw these at Pat's Back Porch Musings.
We just love the way she decorates. Jason from Evergreen Mfg was so sweet and we ordered what we wanted by phone and had them sent. I want to find some ferns and a different container for them but for now a vase will do. They're even prettier in person.

This is one side of the breakfast room. A desk wasn't in the original floor plan when we built our home but I had it added. Gotta have a place for all the bills!

This is the area across from the desk. I want to find more of the fabric I have in the dining room (see post below) and replace the rooster curtains. I didn't intentionally set out to have a rooster theme, I just couldn't find anything I loved at the time.

Well, this is the kitchen and breakfast room looking from the dining room. And this is the end of our tour! Don't be surprised if it looks different the next time you visit. I just can't help myself!