Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Little House and a Lunch Pail

Who loves
Little House on the Prairie?
I was their number one fan....
I watched it every time it was on... and I cried every time it was on.... so much so that my mother embroidered the words "crying towel" onto a hand towel so I could use it to cry on. 

I still have it, I don't save much but I do still have that
 "crying towel."

I had the lunch box too....
(too bad I didn't save that!)


I loved that the girls carried their lunches to school in 
lunch pails not lunch boxes...

That's right where my mind went when I found this
vintage pail.... for lunches!


I love the natural aged look of this pail...
(no antiquing solutions on this baby!)


That's when I thought of a thousand things, 
besides lunch, to fill it with...



like very happy Memories!

If you're interested, this little memory maker
is available on my Etsy shop.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Easy Football Party Appetizers

These delicious football party appetizers
can be whipped up in a snap!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Best Gift

Sometimes little things happen 
that make you know you're doing a good job...
For me, that happened at Christmas this year.

As the mother of 4 daughters,
there are times ya just gotta wonder....
Are they turning out alright? Am I giving my best advice? 
Are they getting any of this?....

Friday, January 18, 2013

Upcycled Car Trash Can

This adorable little bag was way too cute to throw 
in the trash when the handles wore out...


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Headboard Message Center

I was lucky enough to find an antique headboard, it was  
in pretty bad shape but the pieces had a lot of potential. 


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winter Mantel

The simple things that make us happy...
Neutrals, rust, and wood,
Winter warmth.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lining Kitchen Drawers

It has been a weekend of New Year's organizing...

Here is a quick and easy fix that made a huge difference!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

DIY Slide Out Pantry

It's Pinterest to the rescue once again as my newlywed 
daughter and her handsome husband searched storage 
for their new apartment...



A Happy New Year and Projects


This year, New Years Eve began with dinner 
at a restaurant in town....


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Large Necklace Organization

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
With the new year comes a new chance to 
organize everything!

Here is an inexpensive, no tangle idea 
for hanging large necklaces. 

 These are peg sections from IKEA,  



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