Saturday, November 29, 2014

Letter A book done!

I just finished my first book in my A to Z challenge!  Only 25 more to go!  
(click on any of the book pictures to go to Amazon and purchase!)

This book was perfect for the first in this challenge.  One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern is a great story by a great storyteller.  Her stories are always very clever and make me think.  This book was no different.  It made me wonder what my story would be.  What would your story be?

I have read most of her books but these 2 were on the top of my list. In There's No Place Like Here she explores the question: "Where do things go when they disappear?"

This book makes you wonder what would happen if your life made an appointment with you?  Would you keep that appointment?

My next book is by an author that wrote a book that was so powerful for me that I stalked her on Facebook so that I could tell her how much I loved it!  This is her most recent book. I am starting it tonight.

And here is a look forward to my book for the letter C!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A to Z Reading Challenge

I LOVE to read!

I just wish that I had enough time to do it.  I decided to start an A to Z reading challenge.


Well….when I was little, I remember my Mom taking us to the Brighton Library and I used to sit in the kids section looking longingly at the adult fiction section.  Some day, I thought, I was going to read every book in that section. I was going to start with the A section and read my way through to Z.  In honor of that ambitious little girl, the next 26 books I read will be in order of author name.  Starting with A and working through to Z.

Confession….I have a library book that I am going to read first.  I can use this time to start collecting suggestions on upcoming letters!

I will track these on this blog.  There is a list on the right side that will contain my choices.  I will review my choices in blog posts and on Goodreads.

Looking forward, I think that I am going to start off with an author that I know and love, Cecelia Ahern. Click the picture to purchase this book.

Sound like fun??? Choose your own favorite A author  and join me!

Monday, August 4, 2014


I envy my children.  They have had the opportunity to grow up with their cousins.  They are making great memories together and when they are all together, there are not quite enough words for them all!!

The cousins love to …..

strike a pose…

participate in an early morning game of cards…

swim in the rain…


 fight crime…

send lanterns in to the night sky…

anxiously await the next time …

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Another makeover post!

2 posts in one week!  Can you tell that it is summer? :)

I bought this cute little table at a garage sale for $5!  The person that was running the sale had said that she had thought about keeping it for herself but could not think about what to do with it. I did not have that problem at all!

After sanding and priming I decided that I wanted to paint it yellow…..I was slightly shocked at exactly how YELLOW Behr's honey locust was but I continued onward.

Did I mention how yellow it is????

I found the perfect knob…..

And the perfect spot!

For those of you that have not had my house tour yet, the walls are stucco swirl (not my doing, the previous owner LOVED this look) and the carpet is green (also not my choice but the family room is kinda low on the remodel list). So picture it with a light tan wall and hardwood flooring!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Back in the Saddle!

It has been a long time.
A VERY long time……
The good news is…blogging is like riding a bicycle.
Just jump back in!

I figured that I would start with a little before and after craft project.

I love garage sales!  I got this little drawer at a garage sale for 2 bucks…. (actually I got 2!) and I have kept them in my gargae for a year.  I compiled many ideas of what to do with this gem but could not commit.  I eventually decided to gift it.  I knew the "who" so the rest was easy!

I had read a blog post about the Krylon brand Dual spray paint and decided to give it a try.

I loved the end result!  the paint took a while to dry but we had been having some humid weather so it is hard to tell whether it was the weather or the paint.  I wanted to add a little personal touch to the box so I covertly asked the recipient of this beauty what "one word" she liked best!  The rest came about with the use of my cricut and some peel and stick vinyl.  

So pretty!

The other box is still in the garage and was painted turquoise…..not quite finished but I am sure that once it is, it will make an appearance here!