Saturday, July 31, 2010

Look Who Showed Up!

I guess the baby that showed up with Daddy deer earlier in the week has a twin!

Mama deer showed up shortly afterwards, and they all wandered off together into the woods. What a nice way to start the weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nothing Could Be Finer!

A little girl in our neighborhood was selling lemonade yesterday. Do you remember doing that? I think every little girl has a stand at some point in her life.

And then we grow up and decide that McAlister's iced tea is the best drink in town. And today it's FREE . . . . . . . FREE . . . . . . . FREE!

Get yourself over there and enjoy a nice cold one!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chillaxin with Dad!

Ted shot this video yesterday morning through the window. The baby is so adorable, and I love the way he skips around the yard several times!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Whole Lotta Sandin' Goin' On!

We've got four or five projects going on in the garage right now, so Ted's car has to live in the driveway!

This is an old telephone stand that belonged to a friend of my Grandmother. The seat, which is upside down in this picture, fits underneath the stand, and pivots out when you want to sit down - very unique design.

We had it in our other home and it was stained, but it needed a makeover. Ted is making me a new top piece for it because the original piece was in really bad shape.

I found a quart of Ooops paint at Home Depot for $1.00, so it is getting painted this time around. I'm also distressing the edges so some of the dark shows through.

I'm going to use the table for my sewing machine. The seat is at a perfect height! I'm also thinking of putting some vinyl lettering either on the top or the seat. I've found a cute sewing design at Empressive Designs Etsy shop, and the owner is helping me figure out the right size for the lettering. Click here to see the design I'm thinking of using!

And the other project is this table which is going to start out as a desk top for Ted's office, but eventually end up as a coffee table for me! In the first picture above, you'll see a table at the front of the garage with a black iron base. That will be the base for the coffee table.

Ted has some wood from a huge walnut tree that fell at his brother's house. A guy he works with is going to plane the wood into boards, and Ted will make his table top from that wood. In the meantime, he is going to use this one that we are staining.

There is never an end to the projects around here, and that is one reason I went a whole week without a blog entry! Summer is for being outside . . . . if you can stand the humditity! We try to get started early in the morning on the weekends before it gets too hot.

Stay cool!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

One Man's Trash . . . . .

Today has felt like Saturday because Ted took the day off. After working in the yard, we went to Shelbyville, Kentucky, and strolled through some of the antique malls.

I'm always on the lookout for vintage kitty items, and this cute planter reminded me of Newman with those blue eyes. I'm using it on my desk for paperclips.

I also found this adorable ashtray - do they even make ashtrays any more? The planter section is a guitar, and I'm going to use it for miscellaneous items I use in my Etsy shop.

I've been adding lots of items to my Bucks4Boobies auction, so please check it out when you have time! All proceeds go directly to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. You'll help me reach my goal and get a goodie in return!

Have a great holiday weekend!