Saturday, October 15, 2011


Today is a day of celebration... to celebrate the gift of life, even if it was for a short time.....  Today is a day to remember.... may no baby go forgotten.  Today is a day to honor.... to honor the precious babies who we never got to meet... our angel.babies.    If you are remembering an today, I hope these words will bring you comfort and peace.......

"Daddy, please don't look so sad. Mama, please don't cry...
Cause I'm in the arms of Jesus, and he sings me lullabies.
Please try not to question God, Don't think He is unkind.
Don't think He sent me to you and then changed his mind.
You see, I'm a special child, I am needed up above.
I'm the special gift you gave Him, a product of your love.
I'll always be there with you, so watch the sky at night.
Look for the brightest star and know that's my halo's brilliant light.
You'll see me in the morning frost that mists your window pane.
That's me in the summer showers, I'll be dancing in the rain.
When you feel a gentle breeze from a gentle wind that blows,
Know that it's me planting a kiss upon your nose.
When you see a child playing and your heart feels a tug,
Don't be sad Mama, that's just me giving your heart a hug.
So Daddy, don't looks so sad, and Mama, please don't cry...
I'm in the arms of Jesus and he sings me lullabies!

 my love,

Monday, October 10, 2011

$10 fireplace & sneak-peek

I've wanted an electric-fireplace for our living room ever since we moved here.  A brand new one can run from $300- $1,000, which is nuts! Being the thrifty person I try to be, we've been waiting it out, keeping our eyes open. 

 See, right in between those windows??
 It would do wonders for the wall & room.

Being in need of a bookshelf, little man and I stopped by our friends auction-house on Saturday. 
What I brought home didn't include a bookshelf, but something so much better.

Look what I spotted almost instantly after walking in....
 When it came to biding time no one else was interested.
   I paid a whooping $10.00!

After bringing the fireplace home, I re-finished it with Killz primer, and white paint, distressing it lightly.

Here's a peek of that wall before......
I'm excited to have a mantle to decorate, and can't wait to do so!

Patience does pay off!!

So long,

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thrifting goodness

First Goodwill, now Mercy House.... they have been treating me well!  Like all things, thrift shopping has it's good "seasons" and not-so-much.  The last several months have def. been a good spell. Fantastic infact.  Last week I stopped by Mercy House in hopes of finding some props for the upcoming Trunk Show/ Sale.  I brought home....

I spotted these folding chairs outside in the 'drop-off' area when getting out of the car.  It was already closed & gated for the evening. I wanted to call them mine bad enough I waited and asked a worker to pretty-please take them inside and price them for me.  I have three of them. 
I love the wood grain and variation. 

Same story with this old window.
 I think it might of been from the same person. It was leaning against the chairs.
I'm excited to use it in my home until and after the trunk sale!


This wicker stool is great! 
I love how worn and distressed it is.
I have no use for it after the Trunk sale, it'll be forsale too.

Have you had thrifting luck lately??

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Trunk Show & Sale

I realized last Wednesday, while writing happenings., that I've neglected to post about the upcoming Trunk sale.  I know many of you are aware of it and up-to-date via facebook/pinterest. 

But for those who haven't heard... We are anxiously preparing and anticipating the open-house October 29, at a local barn in Mount Crawford.  I am excited and a little nervous, and can't believe it's only 4 weeks away!   I am most excited to [finally] meet several of you all who you're planning to attend, in person!!  The purpose of this event is not just to clear out inventory, but to socialize, make new friends, [eat] and enjoy fellowship = some much needed "girl time".   Did i mention, along with our refreshments we will be serving HOMEMADE doughnuts??! 

I hope each of you [who are local] can stop by and see us! 

A couple collections we'll be featuring.....

Felt Flower clips $2 each
[red, yellow & blue]

Shabby Headbands. All sizes, colors, and prints.
Elastic and hard bands
 "Lavender Love!" Clips & brooches 
$3.00 each / or 2 for $5.00

"Pokie-dots!"  Headbands $5.00 each / Hairclips $4.00 each
Shabby Baby Headbands $6.00 each 

Sweet Petites" headbands -  $5.00 each

Satin Rosettes.   Headbands $4.00 / Hair clips $3.00 / Brooches $3.00

Canvas Flowers headbands & clips.  $5.00 each.    *Limited supply
"Princess" Collection Headbands $5.00 each

"Chic"-Inspired Rolled Headbands, $4.00 each