Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Vintage Airstream Makeover!

I'm finally getting started on a long over due makeover of my vintage 1977 Airstream. I ripped up the carpet and linoleum and had to repair a piece of flooring just inside the door. I'm just going to sand and paint the plywood floors...then put throw rugs everywhere. Well, that's my plan anyway! I'm torn about what to do with the walls and woodgrain...I want to paint in some areas and decoupage in others...or just do white all over. I'm going with a Bohemian/Hippie feel with lots of color and textures, hanging accent lanterns, throw blankets and pillows..etc! The outside isn't in the best shape, the clear coat is peeling off so I will be searching for ways to get the shine back...I would love to have the outside airbrushed with trompe l'oeil art..but that's just a dream, as I'm sure that is very expensive. I'll just have to make do the best funds will allow me. I'm hoping to document the process here on my blog...hope you all follow along for the ride!
Here we are removing the rotted floor just inside the door...we decided instead of removing the entire sheet of plywood flooring and having to also remove the cabinets on the other side to do so...we would just cut out the 2 x 4 section and replace was a bit of a challenge..but not as challenging as the alternative.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Yay for me!

I finally replaced my faulty keyboard...all by my self!! Now I can get back to business... It was such a pain having to use the online keyboard so I just didn't get to my blogging. So, here's to a new start..again!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Found this gem today!

I love it when people get real.,.,.,.,check her out!

Monday, November 3, 2014

My kleyboiard ios (*+##@!%$ up!

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                                                            Nan Harroisoin.,

Sunday, November 2, 2014

It's noon and I'm still in my PJ's

I know I'm not too are still sitting at the kitchen table with your 2nd cup of coffee, still in you're pj's pecking away at your laptop. This is my favorite thing to do, it's my window to the outside world. I love the fact that you can push a button and find anything you want & a lot you DON'T! Yes, the house is a wreck, the grand kids are running up and down the hallway still on a Halloween candy high...but I wouldn't change a thing! And yes the pool is green and full of leaves, the garden needs cleaned up and put in a compost pile, the camper needs to be winterized before freezing temps burst the pipes, the chicken coop needs to be winterized as well so my girls don't get too cold at night and my kitchen re-do needs completing...oh well...maybe tomorrow! Oh, and I just committed to NaBloPoMo on BlogHer ( National Blog Posting Month)...a blog post a day for the month of November. Let's just see how this goes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I have posted the info. from Melissa Ford,   just click on the post below.                                                                                               ( I hope it's ok to do that!)
                                                                                   Thanks for looking, Nan H.

NaBloPoMo Is Here! Post Every Day in November, and Win a Pass to BlogHer PRO | BlogHer

NaBloPoMo Is Here! Post Every Day in November, and Win a Pass to BlogHer PRO | BlogHer

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween Fun!

What a fun night! Went to one of our local main street fall festivals for the first was really nice. The kids went trick or treating on main street, played games and listened to music played by a DJ. Then woke up this morning to snow on the jack o lanterns!
I went as a kitty cat!

My daughter Magan & her fiance Steven with kids Jaedyn & Jaxen.
Woke up to snow on the jack o lanterns.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Picasa & Me!

Today I downloaded Picasa...and I have been on here for hours! But, I really like the ease of use...cause I ain't no techie! The only thing is, it didn't really have all the effects I am looking for. I want a really grainy, faded, antiqie look. I'm not sure yet the correct name for it, but I see it alot...and love it! Oh well, I will search around for more photo editing programs on the WWW! If anyone knows of a good, free program please leave a comment and let me know...
Thank you!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Shudder-Bug kinda day.

Today was such a beautiful fall day. I spent it with my aunt at her job at one of our local hospitals, the courtyard was just right outside her office and I had thought to bring my camera glad I did! The sun was just starting to fade out of the shadows of the building and I had to rush out so I wouldn't miss the warm rays on the flowers and trees, oh, and the water fountain pools were beautiful. Before I knew it, I had snapped about 130 pictures. Now I'm no photographer by any means, but I do love to capture nature when I can. I hope to take a course soon. I see so many beautiful pictures on the blogs I frequent and I hope to learn how to be as good as them. So, here are a few of them...hope you like them...enjoy!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Snakes in the laundry room!

This is what was found on my washing machine today! After opening up our kitchen floor for some renovations this past April for a few days...we have had creepy crawlies, flying thingies, mice and now SNAKES!! My daughter went to grab something from the top of the washer and this is what she found. I googled it and I think it is a baby rat snake...probably here to rid me of my mice what do I get to rid me of my snake problem?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Rubber glove & flower pot makeover.

I can't take the credit for these cute little flower pots, they were the idea of my thrifty Mom. She cut the decorative band off of her rubber dish gloves and put them around those 4 inch plastic pots you buy your plants in at the garden centers. These cuffs were the perfect size for these 4 inch pots. I don't have the before pictures of the process so hopefully what I do have is self explanatory. Hope you enjoy!

Oh what a fun day @ The Farm Fresh Fair.

This post is a year late, but I just had to post these pics. from the  anyway...better late than never! I love what I do....and I love that people love what I do enough to purchase my items! A big thank you to all who are a few pics from the sale.

2013 Farm Fresh booth.
Re-furbished thrift store tables, painted and embellished bottles and milk glass.

Roadside table turned pretty again.

Sweet Mom & Daughter! She purchased my re-furbished mid-century sewing chair for her daughter.
More goodies!

Roadside a pretty little side table!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Super easy re-purp!! I can't throw anything away if I see even just a little bit of possibility...(What can I turn this into)? So when we had to purchase some pool chemicals the other day I ran across this weird looking little thing called The Angry Egg...have you seen them? It is this big yellow plastic egg with fizzing pool chems just toss the whole egg into the pool and it sinks to the bottom and fizzes a few minutes and when it is done it floats to the top and it's done. Only I could not make myself throw it away...I saw something in that angry yellow egg. Hmm, I know...a angry yellow lamp. So I set out to find some lamp making supplies.  I found what I was looking for at Hobby Lobby for about 3 bucks..Woo-Hoo! So here are the super easy instructions and pics...not the best photography so please forgive.

Angry Egg bought at Wal-Mart for about $ I didn't buy this just to use as a lamp...that would be crazy! We really did need some chemicals for the pool and we had never seen this before so we gave it a try...worked pretty good too. I just could not throw it away afterwards so I had to come up with something right?

Super easy lamp kit bought at Hobby Lobby for about $3.00 complete with bulb!
Just drill a hole using something my Husband calls a hole-saw? I can't remember what size I used for this...just make sure it will be just big enough to get your bulb into the opening. The bottom of the egg doesn't come off...maybe it would if it was pried off but I didn't want to damage the egg.

Then just insert the bulb into the opening and the clips will keep everything in place.

Taa-Daa!! A super fast and easy, (and very cute) yellow egg lamp any kid would love on their bedside stand. The yellow egg casts such a warm glow into the room.

Here I was just playing around with the lamp...kinda looks like a giant egg in a giant egg cup...don't-cha think?

This is the front of the can't see in this pic but the angry egg face is on the front.

And this is the back of the lamp.

You can do a lot more with this lamp...just use your imagination. If we buy another one I will try something maybe using a string of Christmas lights...or maybe glue pretty little beads in the holes of the egg...the possibilities are endless here!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Shabby Chic Winter Collage

All my beautiful vintage ephemera supplies from Tanja from Sigrid Studios.

I had so much fun with this was my first attempt at creating a collage. I love the Shabby Chic style, the color pink and snow, so I thought I would combine the three. I had this shadow box picture frame for about 15 years hanging in my bathroom, so I took it apart and painted it with ASCP in Old White. I used some vintage ephemera generously supplied to me by Tanja from Sigrid Studios, her etsy shop....and...I want to thank Eleanor Erickson from A Bit of Heaven for letting me play. here's what I did. I used things I already had around the house...a painted pine cone...old vintage jewelry...some old burlap trees my Mom had for years...I made my first paper flower using paper that Tanja supplied and in the middle of that flower I have a cameo earring...on the trees I have vintage buttons and an Angel...I made an angel using paper supplied by Tanja and a pink bow that was part of the original frame...and the "SNOW" is Epsom Salts glued on with Mod Podge. Please excuse my lack of photography next project hopefully will be photography lessons. Again, I want to thank you Ele and Tanja, for everything...this was fun!! Hope to play again soon!  Merry Christmas!   Please visit these ladies, Tanja...  (guest supplier) and Eleanor Erickson...

Close up of pine cone and vintage jewelry...the key was part of the supplies from Tanja.

Close-up of trees... paper angel and vintage jewelry.

The Shadow box frame I used.

Close-up of pine cone and key.

Paper flower and vintage stamp.

Finished Collage.