Sunday, October 30, 2011

One more Halloween Project???

Hope you don't mind if I squeeze in one more Halloween project...

I found this wooden thingy at the thrift store and it's shape looked a little too familiar...I couldn't resist painting it up.  First some black primer and then a couple coats of chalkboard paint...

My kids will have fun changing this least 100 times tomorrow for sure :)

I added the little tag with the leaf for fun.  Treats anyone???

And check out this old photo...

"I didn't eat those Ho Ho's...really I didn't".  Isn't she sweet with the evidence all over her face :)  Love it!

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween...we're still preparing our Candy Land decorations for Trunk or Treat at our church tomorrow night.  Did you see the Life Savers I posted yesterday?  If not, you can see them HERE.  Like I said, I'm having a little too much fun with all this...I'll show you pictures when I'm done :)

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Another "Sweet" Idea...Trunk or Treat Life Savers :)

We volunteered to decorate our trunk for "Trunk or Treat" at our church on Halloween.  We decided on a "Candy Land" theme...and here's a fun little idea I couldn't wait to share...

First I took jello molds and added foam stickers...
(I noticed afterward that the real candies say "Life Savers"...ooops!  Too late now, don't tell the kids :)

Sprayed them with primer...

Some of the letters were popping up so I glued them down.  Do this before spraying the color on.  I learned this the hard way with the orange "candies".

Spray with fun glossy colors and ta da :) 

Like I said, I made these for our Trunk or Treat display...but they look kinda cute in my kitchen too.

What do you think?

Well, lots more to do...I'll take pictures on Halloween when it's all set up and ready for the kiddos. I think I'm having a little too much fun with this :) 

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

REALLY Simple Fall Wreaths...

So this little wreath idea is so very simple that I hesitated to even post it...but then I remembered ALL of my ideas are pretty easy, so what the heck, I'll share it anyway :)

I found these empty round frames at the thrift store the other day.  Just removed the hardware on the back...

...wrapped it in this fun burlap-y ribbon and tucked in a few leaves cut from old book pages.

Doesn't get any easier than that :)

Here they are in their new home in my sitting room.

Happy Sunday everyone...take it easy today :)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Centering" on Friends...

Hello friends...sorry I've been out of the loop this week.  I've been busy catching up at home after a little getaway with my high school girlfriends over the weekend.  So fun to hang out as grownups and laugh about life 20 years ago :)

I also had the fun "job" of coming up with centerpieces for the annual Dessert Night for the women at my church last night.  The talk was on developing Godly friendships.  Here's a little "peek" at what I came up with...

And of course I forgot my camera at home so I'm showing you shots of the "practice round" on my kitchen table :)

Tarnished coffee pots...

Stacks of old books...bought at the Goodwill in the .15 cent bin.  Love the title page on this one "Precious in His Sight".

And old "girlfriend" photos tucked in here and there :)

And some "fall" in the form of real pumpkins and leaves cut from book pages.

There you have it...pretty simple.  But I am finding that the less is more when it comes to this kind of thing.  No fun hauling all those bins in and out, out and in.

And while I was "practicing" on one table at my "littlest charmer" was using the other pieces to arrange a little centerpiece of her own.  Like mother like daughter :) 

Thanks for stopping by and for all of your sweet comments.  They truly make my day!!!

My weekend starts tomorrow because of MEA...teacher work shops.  No school for the kiddos until Monday.  So have a great weekend :)

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Country Junk Finds...

I promised a peek at the "Country Junk" that came home with me last here goes :)  I do have to say I could have bought tons more!  So many cool things...and great prices too.  It was really hard not to be a big ol' "junk pig"...

LOVE this red "Perma Seal" shelf and the big tea box with numbers AND words :)

This was by far my largest purchase.  It was a coat rack from a kindergarden...too cute.  But I have many other ideas for this being...on my patio for a party draped with hanging jars for fresh flowers and candles.  Can you picture it?

Had to have this little gray trunk.  I (heart) anything gray.

Can't resist a big chippy old mirror.

I thought long and hard about these industrial metal material holders.  In the end...they came home with me.  My husband is going to help me turn this taller one into a little wine station.  Of course I'll show you pictures when it's ready for the "reveal".

And with the addition of a pillow...this one is already serving a new purpose as a cute little bench.

So what do YOU think? 
I'm very happy with my new "junk" :)
Did you find anything fun this weekend?

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Do You See What I See???

What does this look like to you? 

I'll give you another clue ;)

I saw this old basketball rim at the thrift store the other day and thought it would be fun mixed in with my outdoor fall decor.  Call me crazy...but it looks like a pumpkin to me...

And funny thing husband just happened to have another one hanging around in the garage :)

Now I'd better get off the computer and back to my mommy duties.  My hubby and I were out of town for the weekend celebrating our 11 year anniversary and today I'm playing "catch-up".  Been there?  I have NO business on the computer but I couldn't resist showing you my "score" from the thrift store. 

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Thanks for all your comments about the Country Junk Sale photos I posted.  It was so much fun.  In fact, I had a little "too much" husband has to go back tonight with a trailer to pick up the rest of my goods...YIKES!  I'll post pics tomorrow!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Country Junk Sale...counting down...

Have I told you about the Country Junk Sale???

It's my FAVORITE junk sale ever!  My husband and I stumbled across it many years ago...and have practically planned our lives around it ever since.  It's twice a year sale...the fall sale starts this Friday.  I stopped over last night to help out a little bit and took a few pictures to share with you.

Here's your "Sneak Peek"...

Fun carts...all shapes and sizes...

Isn't this one fun???

Stacks of end tables.

Something about these bright yellow, chippy lockers makes me happy :)

All kinds of metal...

Rusty goodies...

Chipping "Charmers"

Bowling pins...why is it EVERYTHING looks cooler in a "pile".  Do I have a problem??? them!!!

Need a rest yet???  There's more...

Lots of buckets.

That hose reel looks familiar...must be the "sister" to the one on my HOSE REEL PLANT STAND.

You know how I love a good old "Junky Bouquet".

Glass insulators...galore.

Chippy red and rust...2 of my favorite colors.

You saw the pumpkins...they have apples too :)


Wanna come???

Here's the scoop...

The Fall Country Junk Sale
9650 Harding Ave.
Monticello, MN

Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8, 2011
9am-5pm, both days

I'll be there helping out on Friday morning...can't wait :)

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