Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Year In Review

What a year, 2013

Some family and friends made there trip to heaven, some far too soon.

But it brought alot of us closer, and we appreciate each other a little more.

I've met some great new friends, and that made those bad days seem not so bad.

I got blessed with my first niece, beautiful Miss Brityn.

My nephew makes my heart bigger everyday I get to spend with him.

My sons... I couldn't be more proud of the young men they are becoming.

My husband couldn't make me happier! I love him more with each passing day.

This blog has really made me proud of what I love to do!

And I look forward to the new year, and all the changes that it's gonna bring!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Guest Post: Jonathon Ensor a Home Design Writer

Home (Not) On the Range

I wish this was my view...

 (Image source)

Jonathon Ensor is a home design blogger writing on behalf of Empire Today.

 His favorite Western movie is 1939’s Stagecoach, starring the one-and-only John Wayne. Or Tremors. Does Tremors count?

Monday, December 23, 2013

Up-Cycle Old Christmas Lights

Need an EASY Ornament Idea?!!

Who out there has these old glass Christmas Lights in a tote somewhere? 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DIY- Old Keys into Vintage Jewelry Ornaments

I had found these old keys and many other great trinkets at Junk Stock Fall Show. I knew I was gonna do something for Christmas with them, but just wasn't real sure what at the time. 

My boys were fascinated by these old keys. They went even as far as looking up the companies that were printed on some of them. In fact one of them was to a 1971 Camaro. Ok, how cool is that?!! 

I dug out all my vintage jewelry and buttons. And pieced them to somewhat match. (As in metal colors, silver to silver, gold with gold)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

DIY Sunday Showcase

How is everyone's shopping goin??  I ain't even close to being done. I'm hoping that I finish up our shopping next weekend. I've been so busy with custom order Tins for everyone! And I LOVE every minute of it!  

We had some AWESOME link ups last week!!! Gave me some great ideas for recipes for the up-coming family gatherings, and some cute little gifts ideas to make, just to say "Hey, I'm thinking of you!". Thanks to everyone for linking up again, or WELCOME if it was your first time joining us! Make sure to check out our Pinterest Talent Board and see which ones stood out to us!!

We will be taking a little Christmas break, and we will be back with the Showcase after the new year, so make sure you come back and link up on January 4th!

Without further adue....

DrumRoll Please..........

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fisherman's Tree

A Fisherman's Christmas Tree of Bobbers!

We have a neighbor, Steve that moved in about a year ago. He had lost his wife and moved to be closer to his children and family. Over the course of the year we have came to know him pretty well.

 The first time we actually met him, my boys seen him in his driveway with his tackle boxes and fishing poles. And of course fishing..+..my boys....lets just say they were on him like stink on poop! They just have a true love for fishing. Well that's all it took to break the ice. Steve has became part of our family. He also shares a passion for yard sales. YEAH Bonus! Him and I usually can't wait to show each other what "DEAL" we got that day at the yard sales.

OK, so anywho... onto the tree. I found out that Steve didn't have a Christmas tree. Well, we can't let that happen now could we? 

Since his entire living room decor is in a fishing theme. I quickly grabbed one of my mini trees (I have several LOL), and a bag of new bobbers we had in the garage. I then painted some cute little snowman faces on them. Attached a wire, so they would hang on the branches. Aren't they the cutest! 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

DIY Sunday Showcase with our Favs from last week

Well I'm sure everyone has got their houses all decked out by now! And the shopping has begun...maybe? I know I officially just started yesterday. But I did put a serious dent in that gift list! Wahoo!!

Make sure to check out the DIY Sunday Showcase Talent Board!! If you aren't featured for the week, you may just be on here!! 


DIY Mason Tree

Monday, December 2, 2013

DIY Mason Lid Snowman Ornament

DIY Mason Lid Snowman Ornament

This last weekend I had a craft booth at a local Fire Station open House, in which it was a HUGE success! I'm still gleaming!

 So I was looking around "Imagination Station" aka Garage, trying to think of what I could use to make some ornaments. I thought I hafta have some type of ornament, it's a holiday open house! Then it dawned on me...
 I had a whole bag of mason jar lids leftover from our Wedding. The insides of the lid were white....perfect for a little snowman face! So I painted their cute little faces on!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

DIY Sunday Showcase

Welcome my fellow DIY'ers to another week of DIY Sunday Showcase!!! Make sure you check out the Pinterest Talent Board and see all the projects that stood out to us! And not just the favs are pinned ya know. Go check er out!

Every week we each pick one favorite that really stood out to them.  We all post these Features on All our blogs ! Think about the exposure for you're awesome links and features to be seen on. 

Here are out Favorites from last week!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

DIY Holiday Sign

My friend Megin over at VMG hosts a link party every Tuesday "Brag About It Party". And I seen one of her features last week from Twoityourself was this Pottery Barn Knock Off. Well of course I wanted to take a stab at it! Just thought it was a neat looking sign. 

So I headed to the garage and cut some pieces down and VIOLA!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Rescued Crate

My husband keeps his eye out for things he "thinks" I will like or could up-cycle into something great. And he knows I don't usually turn anything down. LOL 
But when I seen this Coca Cola crate.. Wahoo!! I was stoked!! It was a beauty!

It's first decor purpose is a tree stand hider thingy.. LOL

Couldn't wait to share this! Decorating is underway!!

Shared on:

Make it Pretty Monday
Handmade Tuesday
Work it Wednesday

Saturday, November 23, 2013

DIY Sunday Showcase and Favs

Can we SAY a huge THANK YOU! We had the most link ups last week yet..234!!  BOO-YA!

That's pretty friggin awesome!! As always head on over to the  Talent Board and see if you made it! Or see what the heck everyone else has been up too!! 
I know I have been snoopin around looking at all the Christmas decor everyone has begun posting. Tons of new ideas out there! And today, it's official putting up the TREE day!! WHOOP WHOOP!!! Can't wait to show you all!! I'm actually kinda giddy about it. It's been a few years since I think I was this excited about Christmas. So ANY-OL-WHO...On to the party!! 

Our Favorites from last week!

Monday, November 18, 2013

It's Begining to Look alot like Christmas

I don't know about everyone else but I'm getting in that JOLLY mood a little early this year!!

I was asked to bring some of my creations to an Open House at a Fire Station in a couple weeks. So of course my head started spinning... what could I bring? All of my creations have really been custom ordered/one of a kind. So I thought why not make some fun signs and spread that JOLLY spirit that has taken over my dome!

 I thought I would share some of these creations that has kept me busy this past weekend! Oh, and a few Holiday decorations that have begun to take over our home! HeeHee, because I do have quite a bit!! 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

DIY Sunday Showcase and Last Weeks Favs

Welcome to another week of DIY Sunday Showcase!

We are all so glad you are here. We had over 200 projects linked in last week! Holy Smokes that's awesome!!  All of us from DIY Sunday Showcase are doin the "Happy Dance"!! 

I'm not sure about everyone else but I have already started on my Christmas Decor... Heehee! I know I may be a little nuts but I'm just feelin it this year!! And a few projects that were linked up and inspired some new ideas for this years decor! Head on over to our DIY-Sunday-Showcase-Talent Board and check out all the great projects we liked and pinned! Ya never know you just may be on there!!

OK OK.... now on to our Favs from last week!

My fav for the week-#95 DIY Pallet Entryway Table
from FortLedBetter

If you have ever worked with pallets?? ALOT of work! This took alot of time and planning!! Greta job! And the angled look makes it modern and different!!

Jen's pick-#68 Burlap Christmas Sign
from DeniseOnAWhim

Therese's pic-#84 String Art from Tinysidekick

Megin's pick-#85 
from Tinysidekick

"I love this customized plate/mug and the easy tutorial.  How fun to customize your holiday decor"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rockin The Antlers

Yesterday I was cruisin good ol Pinterest, creating a dream laundry room board. And that's because it's on my Winter "To Do" list! Well anyway I came across this picture..

What's the first thing that caught my eye... ANTLERS! How friggin cool are these?!! I commented on the pic and pinned it to my board. Next thing I know I'm getting a message from a friend of mine, "I've got some deer antlers you can have!!" WHAT??!! Oh heck yeah!! I picked them up last night!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Imagination Station- AKA Garage

Well another area is getting re-vamped at our house. It's a work in progress still but I just wanted to share what we have got done so far!! Well, because I'm soo darn excited about it!

Earlier this Spring I scored some rustic galvanized tin from this old chicken coop! Oh, and 2 gorgeous barn doors! I have a couple ideas floating in my head as to what to do with them but haven't yet. I wanted the tin for this very project, the garage! It was another project I could vision before it was done. And I say this because my hubby doesn't see "my vision" until it's complete. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

DIY Sunday Showcase and Favs

DIY Time

Sorry I am a little late posting this week. We had family come into town last minute. 
So I'm a little late to the party, but I made it!! Yet again a lot of VERY creative projects linked up last week. I even narrowed it down to 3 and had to ask the fam which one I should choose! 
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that came over and joined in! I look forward to seeing all these projects every week! Check out the Showcase Talent Board and see all the awesome DIY's on there! You might have made it and don't even know it! 

Here are some of our favs from last weeks party!!!

And without further Ado....Let's Party!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

DIY Sunday Showcase and Favs from last week


We had 179 Projects linked up last week!! That's pretty awesome! Click on over to our Sunday-Showcase-Talent Board and check out some of our favs! It's hard to pick that ONE, so we make sure to pin you on the board! 

Wanna See our Picks for the week?! Come on over!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Rambo's Ammo Belt

DIY Rambo Ammo Belt

I finally convinced my son to be something other than a ninja for Halloween. And since my boys love movies that I grew up with, Goonies, Karate Kid, Jaws, ect.. He decided to be Rambo! I thought OK, I got this! We went to a Military surplus store that we have in our town. We got some old BDU's, and some dang near brand new boots!! 

If you have boys, you will know that it's all about the weapon the character has. In this case, had to have a gun and ammo belt. Gun...check! Ammo Belt...had to get creative.

My older son suggested black duck tape to make the strap GENIUS!

I'm walking through the store, I'm looking at anything and everything that could be used as bullets. My original thought was PVC pipe cut down and painted black. Then...Ding Light Bulb!

Glow sticks!! 

That way everyone could see him (safety) and he had flare! LOL

I did cut the the little loop part off. (where you would loop your string through the glow stick)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

What would you do??

Here is an old windmill I scored at a farm sale. It needed to be fixed, but I knew it was possible! My son Christian has been learning a lot in welding class (a class that he actually pays attention in LOL), and was more than happy to have an excuse to weld something!

So the question is....

What color or theme would you paint it?

DIY Sunday Showcase and Favs

DIY Sunday Showcase and Favs from last week


Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to link up!! I look forward to this every week! All these great projects and GREAT blogs...WOW!
Check out the DIY-Sunday-Showcase-Talent Pinterest Board! You may be featured on there!!

Here are our Fav's from last week..

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ol' Red

Just wanted to share with ya another furniture redo! I had seen lots of red pieces and was itching to find the right piece to paint red! Well a garage sale drive by and seen this beauty!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

DIY Sunday Showcase and Favs from last week


HOWDY HO.. to another week of DIY Sunday Showcase!

SOO many amazing projects!!! Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to link up!! I so look forward to this every week! All these great projects and GREAT blogs...WOW!
Check out the DIY-Sunday-Showcase-Talent Pinterest Board! You may be featured on there!!

Here are our Fav's from last week..

Monday, October 14, 2013

Junk Stock Fall 2013 Show

Junk Stock Fall 2013

The day started out a little rainy and windy, so I wasn't real sure how the day was gonna go. All I knew, was that nothing was stopping me from goin! I was WAY to excited to see all the treasures all in one place! 

My junkin buddies for the day were Kathy- a looong time junker and refurbish-er and my friend Fritzy of course! 

If you want to see more pics and information about Junkstock and the dates of the next event click below at:

Saturday, October 12, 2013

DIY Sunday Showcase & Favs from last Week


WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME to another week of DIY Sunday Showcase!
We Made it OVER THE 200 MARK last week! 217 TO BE EXACT!
To start the party off, lets take a peek at our favorites from last week!! 
 If you didn't make the list here check out our 
DIY Sunday Showcase Pinterest Talent Board! You might just be on there!! 

DRUM ROLL PLEASE.............