Saturday, March 31, 2007

Well isn't this FUN?!?!?!

O.k., I'm having to much fun with this link - LOL! I was browsing a few days ago and stumbled up this (as I'm sure lots of you have, just takes me a bit longer) and am having lots of fun messing around with it... For those of you who haven't yet stumbled up this link, if you go to: you can make your own. Have FUN!!! =)

Friday, March 30, 2007

Vintage Pretties - C. Klein Roses

Mike and I spent last Saturday treasure hunting at several of my favorite antique shops. I found lots and lots of vintage pretties. These C. Klein prints were among the pretties that we hauled home. If you like C. Klein as much as I do be sure to check these out on my ebay listings... I've been busy today listing oodles of vintage pretties... Have a w*o*n*d*e*r*f*u*l weekend!

Monday, March 26, 2007

It was an Ashy Doodle day today...

Lucky me! I had Ashton again today. I can NOT get enough of this cute lil' bugger. I can sit and kiss and hug him for hours. The joys of a chubby grandbubby... I'm telling ya, he's just so darn CUTE I can hardly stand it - LOL! He is starting to smile and coo, it's so sweet!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

My New Ottoman Slipcover - Whoo Hoo!!!

UPDATE: Monday a.m I took a few more pictures and these are much better, so I will delete the original cruddy one =)

This cruddy picture in no way captures the true cottage shabby prettiness of my new slipcover. I was just so exctied to get a picture on my blog that I didn't want to wait a few more days to post, but I will try again in the next day or two to get a better picture, in the mean time this gives you somewhat of an idea of what it looks like. Our living room is so hard to photograph. It's quite small and VERY sunny, so during the day everything shows up shadowy in the pictures and at night they look yellow and blurry - LOL! Once in a great while it will be just cloudy enough to actually snap a few good pictures, but no such luck today and I tried at three different times throughout the day and believe it or not, this was the best picture - oh dear! LOL! But this at least gives you a little peek at my pretty new slipcover. I am SO very excited about it! Every time I walk through the living room I have to stop for a second and enjoy the view =) If you check back a few blog entries you will see what the ottoman looked like prior to being covered with this fabulous slipcover...

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Isn't she a*d*o*r*a*b*l*e ???

Isn't this just the sweetest old graphic?! I just love it! I decided to add her to my ebay "Me Page" as it was time for a change. She reminds me of Spring! Speaking of Spring, last night we had the best thunderstorm (I love, love, love, thundestorms!). They always make me feel so nice and cozy when I'm tucked in at home =) It was dark and dreary when I got up this morning, but now the sun looks like it's going to start shining, so I will be able to take pictures of some of the treasures I found at the thrift store yesterday while I was on my lunch hour (well it actually turned out to be one hour, fifteen minutes due to the "quick" stop at the thrift store - whoops - lol!). Hopefully I will have some of the goodies listed on ebay in the next day or two so please check back... I have Ashy today and it sounds like he's waking up so I better go - Enjoy your day!

Monday, March 19, 2007

I'm SO Excited!

Look what I got today from "Shabby in the City"!!! Now that Erica at "Haphazard Happenstances" helped me to figure out how to change my header I will be doing it frequently. It will be so much fun to change for the Holidays or Seasons, or just because I want to =) AND Meggan went back to work today so that means I get to watch Ashy two days a week - I'm a happy Grammy! Today he ran lots of errands with me, ebay package to the Post Office, errands at Target and then to the thrift store. The chubby little bundle made my day today when he smiled at me THREE different times, and no, it wasn't gas - LOL! Happy Monday!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

!!!Happy Birthday Charlie!!!

We are celebrating my son Charlie's birthday today (he'll be 23 on St. Patrick's Day - March 17th). Where have the years gone??? It seems when they are little you can't wait for them to start crawling, start walking, start talking, start shcool, etc. and before you know it, you've blinked and they are grown, and out on their own... I found the above print/saying "This I will remember, when the rest of life is through: the finest thing I've ever done is simply loving you" in a magazine and although I believe it's meant for your significant other, I think it also applies to our kids. I was once asked in a job interview what it was I was most proud of, and my answer was, my two kids!!! I'm sure that wasn't the answer they were looking for but it IS what I am most proud of in my life... Happy Birthday Charlie - I Love You! Love, mom

Monday, March 12, 2007

Under Construction

Please excuse the look of my blog for the next day or two. I am trying to get a new header/banner (shown above) to work and trying to use the "new blogger" that I signed up with, and am used to, with the "old blogger", that I'm not familiar with, and it isn't quite working for me yet - LOL! Hopefully I'll be able to figure it all out in the next day or two... UPDATE: O.k. it's now 8:08 p.m. and I think I almost have my blog the way I want it -- almost- - LOL! I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Erica at "Haphazard Happenstances" for creating my header/banner and for spending forever on the phone with me today trying to make it work =) T*h*a*n*k * Y*o*u * Erica!!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Shabby "Pretty Pink Pillow" Give-Away

I love it when I stumble upon blogs that are advertsing "freebies" =) I love adding my name to their lists in hopes that I may win a "free" pretty... So, I thought I'd give back and do the same. I will be giving away the pretty shabby pink rag pillow shown above. You just have to be the 13th comment (be sure to leave your email address so that I may contact you if you win) and this pretty pillow is yours!!! Have f*u*n! P.S. Update: March 17th, as this "Pretty Pink Pillow" has been on my blog for almost a week and 13 comments still haven't been left, the pillow went to Tammy at "Among Friends". Enjoy Tammy! And thank you to all who participated.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

I've been "Tagged"

I've been tagged by Amy @ FourSistersInACottage

1.If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be? Out East on the Shore...
2. What's your favorite article of clothing? Jeans & Gray Sweatshirts (o.k., so I picked two...)
3. Favorite physical feature of the opposite sex? Eyes
4. What's the last CD that you bought? I haven't in awhile, but for Christmas I received Chris Doughtry, Taylor Hicks and Lonestar
5. Where's your favorite place to be? Home
6. Where is your least favorite place to be? Work
7. What's your favorite place to be massaged? Back and Shoulders
8. Strong in mind or strong in body? Strong in Mind (but not every day - LOL!)
9. What time do you wake up in the morning? Depends on the Day
10. What is your favorite kitchen appliance? How 'bout a Maid???
11. What makes you really angry? Lies
12. If you could play any instrument, what would it be? Piano
13. Favorite color? Any shade of Purple - OF COURSE! =)
14. Which do you prefer...sports car or SUV? Sports Car
15. Do you believe in an afterlife? Yeah...
16. Favorite children's book? Where the Wild Things Are
17. What is your favorite season? Fall
18. Your least favorite household chore? Cleaning the Bathroom - Ugh!
19. If you could have one super power, what would it be? To keep Family and Friends Happy and Safe
20. If you have a tattoo, what is it? I have a small purple flower on the top of my foot and a small pink and purple flower as a toe ring on my toe.
21. Can you juggle? Nope
22. The one person from your past that you wish you could go back and talk to? My ex...
23. What's your favorite day? Saturday
24. What's in the trunk of your car? Shred that I brought home from work to use to pack ebay goodies, but there isn't room in the ebay closet, so it has to stay in my trunk for now =)
25. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger? Definitely hamburger!!!

O.k. Holly @ Holly Doodle - YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED!

Thursday, March 8, 2007


I have tried and tried and tried to change my "header/banner". I want a pretty one with a different background (like the lavender & white background above), graphics, etc. but can not figure out how to do it. If anyone out there in blog land knows how, PLEASE let me know. I've created my own templates and I change my ebay "Me Page" around all of the time, but for the life of me I can not figure out where I need to go on here to change my header/banner. Thanks! Debbie P.S. I have NO patience as you have probably noticed... =)

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Hippity Hop-Hop Easter is on it's way...

Easter is going to be here before we know it! I'm ready for Spring and flowers and Easter candy =) Here's one of the sweet vintage treasures that I found on Monday, to share with you on ebay. I'm off to go list this fabulous find along with a few others... Happy Wednesday!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Snowy Adirondack Chairs...

It's SO pretty here today! Lots of sunshine and also lots of snow, it's quite deep in our backyard. Thought I 'd snap a picture of two of my favorite chairs (I have the absolute BEST neighbors ever - Ron made these two beautiful chairs for me) to share with you. I had a few errands to run today before I headed over to Meggan's for dinner but my day has not gone quite as anticipated - LOL! I had lots of errands to run and they didn't go smoothly. I was lectured at Meijer for a return I had to make and the lady at Pottery Barn was just darn right rude to me, I lost my prescription sunglasses and then I LOCKED MY KEYS (and my cell) IN MY CAR - ugh! Thank goodness after a couple of tries I was able to get Meggan and Ashy to come unlock my car for me. Well, by that point I needed a "present" - LOL! I decided to go to Vinney's on my way home to see if I could find any treasures and did I ever! Whoo Hoo!!! I will be keeping a couple of the goodies and listing the others, so keep checking my ebay auctions... O.k., I'm off to Meggan's. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, March 3, 2007

My Find for the Week - WoW!

I am SO excited! Look what I bought today. This ottoman is absolutely gorgeous AND down filled!!! We found it at a place called Re-Deux. They have "hidden treasures of warranty returns, manufacturer’s samples along with scratch and dent products". This was my buy for the week -- ONLY $15.00! Whoo Hoo!!! I'm a HaPpY CaMpEr. I wanted an ottoman when we bought our new furniture, but they are SO expensive. They were priced anywhere from $400 - $600. I, however, would like it slipcovered. It is really pretty but the background is blue and doesn't match our new furniture, so I am on the hunt for a shabby slipcover. If any of you sew or know someone who does and is for hire, please let me know...

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Vintage * Easter * Nicole Sayre

I know it's not for a few weeks but I'm in the Easter mood =) I can't wait to get all of my vintage Easter baskets out and fill 'em up with goodies. I listed the sweet vintage Easter bunnies and egg cups, shown above, on ebay. I just won the prettiest vintage Easter Hallmark, made in Germany, tray from a favorite ebay seller "emmastreetchic". I can't wait to fill the tray with Easter eggs. I would love to buy a couple Nicole Sayre eggs - they are on my "Wish List"...