Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Here are the sunflowers in all their glory...a sure sign of the end of the gardening season.

Pumpkins are ripe for picking.

And we have potatoes coming out of our ears!!

This is the first year that we have grown potatoes and I'm so glad that we did!! We hope to have enough to get us through the winter. What better food to get you through those cold winter months right?? To me, potatoes are the ultimate comfort food!!

We have all these babies stored away in a cold room in the basement. We'll see how well and how long they keep.

When you grow your own food it really forces you to be creative and try some new recipes that otherwise you probably would not. We have fallen in love with mashed potatoes with kale and garlic!! MMMMMM...we have also been eating allot of potato soup!

Having this garden has cut our grocery bill nearly in half and even more important are all of the health benefits that have come along with eating so many fruits and veggies!! This has truly been a blessing!!

Oh, and I must mention that my oldest took a deer this weekend. Tomorrows menu...venison steak, potatoes and veggie casserole!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Meet the newest addition to my shop.Cute as cute can be Soup tureen!

To keep or not to keep?? I decided to let this one go.
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


This is the boy just after he harvested his very own pumpkins. He has been very protective of his babies all summer long, faithfully feeding, watering and turning them...even scolding his Mother for mowing to close to their curly little vines. All his hard work has finally paid off and today he set up his very own road side stand. I got dibs on the biggest. He said I get a fifty cent Motherly discount.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Oh the luck I had today!! I walked into my local Goodwill store and instantly spotted this soup tureen!! I hurried my bum over to wear it sat and scooped it up like a crazy lady.

Is it normal for something that holds soup to totally make my day??? Can anyone understand my madness?? Please tell me that I'm not the only one.

Oh, and before I forget, I also found this cute little wreath. I thought it would be perfect for fall. I added a little raffia and I think it looks just lovely.

Oh happy day!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


The verdict is in and the doors came off and will be staying off.

Still much more painting to be done and I'm not sure what I will line the back of the cabinet with.

I'll keep some of my thrifted cook books up here! Keeps them out of the way as I need all the counter space I can get in this little kitchen!

Happy Thursday!!

Monday, September 14, 2009


My daughter picked me some pretty fall flowers! She's very thoughtful that way.

Happy Monday!


Sunday, September 13, 2009


Here are two out of my three on their first day of school. The oldest was off to middle school on the bus very early!! To early for pictures! And, yes that is the don't touch me, you stink and have cooties lean he has going on. could that sweet thing possibly have cooties??
The Football season has started and this is the first year that we have had all three in activities at the same time. We spend much of our time in the van running here there and everywhere.

The girl has been cheering non stop for the past few weeks. I'm practically chanting them in my sleep.

That's the middle child out there. His first year and he's really catching on.

And this picture is from our Labor day picnic. This is my nephew Jake, my sisters only child. He's now a Marine and is heading off to Afghanistan in October. I know God will be with him, but it still breaks many hearts to see him go!!
So, that's what we've been up to. I'm trying to make my rounds here in blog land to catch up with everyone a little bit of time each day. Hope everyone is doing great!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I thought I'd share with you a fun project that I made today and of involves my glue gun!!While thrifting the other day I picked up some mismatched vintage silverware. Not sure what I would do with it, I decided to try this. Those are my sisters just in case you were wondering and yes that is my disgusting glue gun!! The only one I have ever owned and I looooove it!!
It's pretty simple, just arrange your silver which ever way your heart desires and glue it on. Easy peasy !And this is what you get.

I played with mine a bit, trying different things.
My Great Grandfathers pocket watch looked so sweet hung from a ribbon smack dab in the center.mmmmm...and this Bunny?? Naaa. I think I'll stick with my sisters!!Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!! Hope everybody has a great weekend!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Kids are back to school today. This means coffee and early morning thrifting at some of my favorite shops!!

Vintage floral


Ironstone gravy boat

Listed in my etsy shop!

Have a great week everyone!


Thursday, September 3, 2009


Yes, I said I love scratches and dents!! Do You spy the little ding in the picture below??
Look real close now. You see, I would not be the proud owner of this refrigerator if not for this ding. It's because of this cute little ding that this beautiful refrigerator now lives in my kitchen!! The discount was a whoppin $500!! When I shop for big ticket items for our home, I more times than not will seek out a scratch or a dent. Why wouldn't I when I live with three little monsters who more times than not scratch and dent everything anyway?! Sometime I'll take you on a tour of my house and Show you all the items that we have purchased with dents/scratches.

Now, I was real excited to have this baby delivered this week, as we have been living with the teeniest, tiniest fridge for about eight years now. That excitement temporarily came to a screeching halt when we realized that we had to move the cabinet up to accommodate the height of the refrigerator.

That meant that we had to chop through the crown moulding that I just worked my booty off to install all by my little ol self!! Errrrr.....

We had to chop just to the left of the lamp, right under the big EAT!! This set of cabinets was not coming down without a fight and they really got banged up in the process.

This is what it looked like with the cabinet removed. Yikes!! You can see what our cabinets used to look like before they got a bright and shiny coat of white paint. The doors were oak, but the sides were a veneer. Blahhhh! I was a bit unsure as to how I would re-work the crown having the cabinets at different heights.

I decided that if we moved them forward a couple inches in addition to raising them up a wee bit more, the cut edge(and very beat up) of the crown would butt up to the cabinet above the fridge and hide all the imperfections.

Here it is rehung. It's a little higher than I would have liked, but I figure I'll stack cookbooks up there so the gap won't be so noticeable. I'm also trying to decide if I want to leave the doors off or put them back on. I'm leaning towards leaving them off, so I gave the inside a coat of primer and then I'll paint and I may possibly line the back with a decorative paper??? This weekend I'll be working on finishing the crown and hopefully all will go smoothly I mean no temper tantrums or throwing of hammers!! lol. Then I can take the time to get some groceries to fill up my new refrigerator!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!