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lil’ fish rocker

today, this is just a quickie post…..as my life from now until february will be on fast forward (LOL) due to my very hectic work schedule  ;) but a few weeks ago, i was again selling my things at another

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renninger’s extravaganza

recently i drove up to mount dora, florida to attend the flea market extravaganza event held at renninger’s. i was primarily looking for “staging” items to use when i start selling things at shows soon. i didn’t get to look

“sea” christmas ornaments

Well, i’ve been keeping very busy lately, making christmas ornaments to sell at an upcoming craft show later this week. keeping with my “under the sea” theme, i chose seahorses, fish (& little beach signs), starting with plain inexpensive wood

gluten free bisquick pancakes

i must tell you that since going gluten free over two years ago due to my diagnosis of celiac disease, i can count on one hand how many times i’ve tried making gluten free pancakes as a special Sunday breakfast

fall leaves card

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of spending time camping with the lovely Scrappy Camper Sisters, Darcie and Johnna…while we were away, we took turns teaching each other a little something crafty. Of course mine was a card, since

scan n cut christmas card

thanks for stopping by today… i was recently challenged by my twitter friend jess to create a christmas card using an electronic die cutter…i love the look of the simple word die cuts that everyone is using lately, so just

“under the sea” child’s desk

this week i’m giving a child’s school desk a much needed makeover. it was the very first thing I found at the longest garage sale in Tennessee this summer. as you can see it was in sad sad shape …poor

lost & found laundry room boxes

recently one of my good friends from twitter gifted me these wooden boxes. (thanks again MC ;) so i wanted to try my hand at making a youtube video tutorial, but that proved more challenging and time consuming than renovating

seaside trays

i’m excited to show you these three trays i worked on over the weekend using my annie sloan chalk paint again (still really loving it!!!) this time trying out the dark wax for the first time, with fab results…i  love

thrifting at the flea market

once every couple of months for the past few years, there has been a thrifty flea market type sale at a local venue close to my home, area vendors selling their junk and vintage  treasures. i’ve been many times since

fall watercolor cards

i’ve been super busy preparing for my upcoming craft show in october and wanted to have a little ‘down’ time relaxing — playing with watercolors…so decided to make a few cards. i practiced with my kuretake watercolors (and I must say, they’re

lechon asado

    i’ve been making this special cuban dish for many years now, its one of my hubbies favorites. it makes so many servings for such little effort, so that makes it one of mine also! the first time we

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mermaid letter box

i’m loving up-cycling things found on my recent trip to tennessee! here is a old crummy letter box {or,  i don’t know what it was box?!?} i always feel things like this need a little attention and tlc :) so

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magnetic memo trays

here’s a little something i refinished over the weekend. little treasures i found at my local thrift shop, they are vintage metal trays that were in a pretty-bad rusty state. i painted them using the annie sloan chalk paint, using

hello, artful friends!

welcome to my new blog! this is my very first post. i have to start off by saying thanks to my hubbie for helping me figure out the tech things to do this, hopefully i’ll be able to handle posting

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