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!