Saturday, May 29, 2010

memorial day fun

go HERE for some really cute cupcake toppers. you could use them in many other things than cupcakes. on top of burgers, in your potato salad, stuck in a pickle. the options are endless.

thanks to living locurto for the tip on these and posh pixels design studio for designing them.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

paisley flops

ignore the feet...focus on the flops...$2.99...are they not so cute...anything pink paisley is cute...found at the infamous christmas tree shoppe
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

teacher gifts

i found these lovely little gems at the christmas tree shoppe. i never would have stepped foot in the store had it not been for an ad that i received in the mail with some cute flip flops on the front. (i'll show you those tomorrow). anyway, these little numbers were screaming my name from across the aisle. they are utensil holders but i think they make the perfect end of the year teacher gift stuffed with all kinds of goodies and personalized with their initials.
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Saturday, May 22, 2010


there is new online coupon site called tablespoon. read all about it HERE. i just printed some really great coupons. i will be adding the link to coupon corner found on the sidebar on my blog. have a great weekend.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

suburban farmhouse

there are new vintage goodies at the suburban farmhouse. go over and check them out HERE. remember if you are local there is no shipping charge.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

vintage sewing notions

the packaging is so delightful
the little guy on these patches makes me smile
i think i might try out those old patches. we have some jeans that need mending.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

cracker house

here is our new "old" house for our crackers. they really used to have it right. airtight storage for something that gets soggy. what a great idea! so much for those that think we get smarter with each generation. what do you think?
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Monday, May 17, 2010

w's room

w had a denim comforter on his bed that had seen its better days. he was still using his pillows from his crib. it was time for a bigger boy get up with out breaking the bank on a total room redo. the solution...repurpose the duvet at the bottom of our bed to his bed and i think it looks better in his room than it did in ours. its always nice to redo and spend nothing. i used his old comforter to fill the duvet cover that i made for g's room last week. see those stripes on the wall in the picture, they couldn't match the comforter better!
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now i just have to decide what to do in our room...the bed is looking pretty bare.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

g's green gingham

i attached the curtain to the window with velcro and connected the straps with velcro so they are easily raised and lowered.

finally made the duvet for g's room out of two curtains that i found at the pottery barn outlet. used the bed skirt from older brother's room. used some scrap fabric for the curtains. finally have a finished product 4 years in the making:)
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

free entertainment book

here is a great deal

you can buy an entertainment book for $12 right now but if you click below and purchase the book through shop at home you can get the book for $5. plus if you are a new member to shop at home you can get it for free.

here is how it works

go to shop at home click HERE

search for entertainment book in the search box

click the entertainment book link that is provided (you will be taken to the entertainment site)

you will pay $12 and receive $7 cash back from shop at home on your next check (plus $5 if you are new to shop at home.) shop at home is a great place to shop because you earn actual cash for shopping through them. you can read all about after you make your purchase. there are a ton of great local deals in the entertainment book and lots of BOGO meals at nice restaurants. enjoy!

thanks southern savers and southern mom says
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Monday, May 10, 2010

mothers day

mothers day
  • slept in (8:00) glorious

  • mr. dc dressed the little ones for church and they looked really nice

  • new running shoes

  • marigolds for the garden

  • even better the excited faces that gave the gifts

  • church...phe-nom-e-nal!!!!!!!!

  • baby dedication and little bums resting on momma's or daddy's arm...lots of little ones dedicated to the Lord

  • lunch with mr. dc's family

  • evening and dinner with mine

  • a run...alone

  • mr. dc did bedtime for little ones

  • lovely weather all day

i would love to hear about your day!

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

rest your rear hear

i found these stools at the thrift store yesterday.
they both looked like the one on the right.
you know...hunter green bottom with that lovely light colored wood seat.
for some it may work...not so much for me.
the picture above is after the stools were sanded and one was already finished and then i remembered..."the before and after" picture. at least i remembered before it was all done.
seat on the left sanded down, roughed up with a screw driver and a mallet, and then stained with a walnut stain (several coats). it looks really good in person.
i am not sure the pictures do it justice.

here are both stools finished and waiting for a couple more friend stools. i am looking for 2
or 3 more. i also plan on numbering the top of the seats once we have all that
we are going to put in the space.

what thrifty find have you found lately?
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010


spent the day in the back yard
a) pressure washed decks, screened in porch, patio, sidewalk, driveway, and my FOOT...thank the Lord i did not loose a toe!
b) potted flowers
c) mowed the grass
d) worked in the garden...almost done, except for the pruning, weeding, and...who am i kidding the garden is never done...but all the beds are almost planted.
e) lit the lanterns for our small group get together
f) SHOWERED...and boy did i need one
g) ordered pizza
h) made kool-aid
i) had a wonderful night with friends
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

bippity boppity switch a-roo

i picked and put some different spring/summer decor throughout the house this past weekend. this time of year is always a little tricky because really it is not summer yet so too many over the top bright colors is not what i choose to use right now but we have definitely transitioned from little woodland creatures(bunnies) and eggs. the white pitchers have been passed down from my great grandmother to my grandmother to my mother and now to am i a blessed girl
i dried these gorgeous hydrangeas earlier this year. on accident of course, they just sat in the vase too long, ran out of water, and made themselves gorgeous.
can't take any credit for that one.

shells from our last trip to florida
dollar store bird on one of my favorite decorating pieces of all time. so versatile.

that harmonica was mr. dc's granddaddy's
so was the camera

some old books grouped by color are always a point of interest. use some you have or watch estate sales. old books are fascinating to look at and read.
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Monday, May 3, 2010

outside at the suburban farm

4 years after planting this finally decided to beautify the land

still need a rug under the table but i'm waiting for a deal
looks like it may not rain today. enjoy!
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

half pints and the original food saver

these are original half pint canning jars...pretty rare...and as cute as can be...perfect for jam

this little guy is the first one that i have seen of his kind. i really like the shape and size.

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