vintage market shopping quick tips

thought i’d stop in today and give you some of my own quick tips on shopping vintage/antique markets and even your local thrift stores. i like to keep a list of current “wants” on my phone in the “memo or

surfboard striped saddle stool

hey there…just a quickie post today…..went to pinstyle market   (a fabulous shop at a new location in Stuart, Florida!!!)  on my anniversary a few weeks ago with hubbie…and he bought me new  paint!!! (he sure knows the way to this girl’s heart!) so

my window garden

hey there…thought i’d share with you one of my favorite things since we moved into our new home…’s my kitchen window! it’s a source of food and also fun… i built a shelving unit that could hang in my kitchen

special valentine’s dinner

well…..i’m not sure how you spend your valentine’s…but I usually spend the day preparing one of my hubbies’ favorite dinners…..i’ve just recently discovered that I can “tolerate” lamb chops…{if aaaallllllll the fat is removed first!} it certainly isn’t my favorite meal,

online garage sale bargain hunting

so…..after we moved into our new home…i decided to start looking for pieces of furniture to fit our new space better…but with all the chaos of the renovations happening, sadly, i had no free time to go garage sale shopping

hellooooo… i’m back…..

well well…loooooong time no see, LOL…’s been a while since my last post because we bought and moved into a new condo…..all the while doing home renovations…yikes! i insisted on a complete kitchen gutting and remodel, due to my severe

lil’ fish rocker

today, this is just a quickie post… 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

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 they

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

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