Wednesday, December 23, 2009

almost here

I CANNOT believe that tomorrow is Christmas Eve!!!! Where did the month go!!?? I've been in a fog this year for some reason and started off on a role but just somewhere along the line lost track of time this year. So many projects I've started and didn't finish. But there is always next year right!? We had a blizzard here in NY over the weekend so the boys were home from school Monday. Yesterday was their last day and even though 2 out of 3 are sleeping at the moment, it's about to get very noisy and hectic here soon. But that's what we love about the holidays, don't we?

I've had these pictures in my camera for some time now. Hopefully after I finish the rest of my baking, wrapping and cooking I can share more!

Enjoy your Christmas Eve, Eve!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Instead of shopping yesterday, I was creating! While preparing for Thanksgiving all week, I told myself that on Friday, no matter what, I was going to do nothing except play with paper...which I did!
I made one of these calendars for myself a few years ago to put on my fridge and have been wanting to make more since. Just listed a few in my Etsy shop.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Who doesn't love pink!!!??? Ever since I was room, pink carpet, pink clothes, pink bike...Everything had to be pink! I was never really a girly-girl but still had to have everything pink. I remember once for Halloween I didn't know what to be so I dressed in all pink, wore pink makeup and even sprayed my hair pink...I was the first "Pink". As an adult, while antiquing or at tag sales, if I found something pink, it was mine! Now being the only girl in a house of four men (3 little, 1 big), pink is the only feminine thing that I've known. But frankly, I am getting a little tired of all the pink and have decided to start parting with some of the pink stuff.

Some of these pink items can now be found in both of my Etsy shops and hopefully another pink lover can give them a good home!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Better late than never!

As you can see I am a little behind on my blogging! Never seems to be enough time in the day! *sigh*. As always, my boys are really into getting dressed up for Halloween and I love that they do. I thought this would be the year that my 10 year old was going to tell me he wasn't dressing up anymore but as long as he was in camouflage he was happy!!!!!!!!

My youngest, for the past three months, was insisting that he was going to be Chucky for Halloween. Yes, that mean little doll Chucky from that horrible movie! I couldn't give in...just didn't seem right. I didn't even think they made a Chucky costume but when we went to the costume store he found it within seconds. I some how coaxed him into believing it was only made to fit teenagers and it worked. Right after he found this mummy costume and was thrilled. But he still keeps drawing pictures of Chucky....what's up with that?

My 8 year old loves to be something that stands out a little more. When he was younger he used to be so shy and would never do anything that would make him stand out or be noticed. Now he's the complete opposite!

As far as decorating went this hardly went at all! I kept it very casual with a ot of white pumpkins, acorns, and some mice here and there.

Hope yours was a good one!

Friday, October 23, 2009

White Flower Farmhouse

So, a few weeks ago one of my sons was trying to use the computer and it was "freezing" up. (I don't know "real" computer terms!). So I did what I always do...shut down and restart. To make a very long story short, all that came on was a black screen...a very black screen. Oh yeah, and a code that meant our hard drive went. Years and years worth of stuff, lost!

Right before the big loss, Megan from my favorite antique shop emailed me asking if I would be a vendor at an outdoor market they were having. I never did one before and wasn't sure what to expect. I have to say that I loved it. The day was beautiful, the people I met were all so nice and Lori and Megan are dolls! I didn't take any pictures of my table but I did take some of their fabulous shop!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I looooove ruffles! Since the spring they have been a staple in my wardrobe. And it's funny because the other night on Project Runway, one of the contestants (can't remember his name) talked about how much he hated them. Well too bad, I love 'em!!!!!! Found these shoes yesterday...cute right?!

So I've been dieing to make something with ruffles and have been playing with a few ideas and came up with these two journals.

Kind of soft and romantic I think.

This little one I made a while ago and just found it.

Husband is working, boys are playing and I am trying to squeeze in some playtime of my own right now!
Oh....the notebooks are listed in my shop.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Attic Sale Day Two!

Just listed some more items in my shop. Boy, this is like therapy! Some of this stuff is hard to let go of!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Attic Sale!

Well, I've been putting it off and putting it off but today I finally decided to start cleaning out my attic! If you could see what it looks like up there you would be ashamed of me! But I am trying to do what all the professional organizers say....If you haven't used it in a year (or so) get rid of it. Most of the things up there I haven't used in many years and even though I keep telling myself that I will use it one day....I probably won't! So over the next few weeks, if I stick with my plan, I hope to be listing some old china pieces, ironstone, frames, sconces, lampshades, old wire baskets and whatever else I decide to part with.

I just opened a new Etsy shop where I will be selling non-handmade items and only vintage items...from my attic!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Antique Shop

The morning that we were leaving Pennsylvania to head home, we planned on getting a very early start because we had already stayed a day and a half longer than we originally planned. If you have ever been to Lancaster or the towns surrounding it, you know that there are lots of great antique shops. So our plan to leave in the morning had already turned into the afternoon because we kept on making "just one more stop". Finally we had to get a grip and head home. We were driving for about a half an hour when we passed by a road and I had just caught a glimpse of something down that road that caught my eye. I told my husband that I thought we should go back but he was very adamant about not stopping anymore and getting home. I said..."but it looked like a really good one!" To that he turned around and went back!
We were in heaven...

About 90 minutes later we headed home and didn't make anymore stops!

The bad news...I don't remember the name of it or what town it was in. I took a business card but lost it.

The good news...I came home with some really neat stuff!