Saturday, February 28, 2009

Good Morning! Let's have a cup of Java!

Honey, can I get you a cup of coffee? Good morning all you sleepy heads! Wake up .. we have to go junkin!
I have been finding the coolest coffee prints lately and I wanted to share my newest with you. I found this at Goodwill last night for $1. As well as the aqua blue coffee cup for 50 cents! I have nothing in my house aqua... but for some reason it spoke to me and there you have it!
I have these hung on a skinny narrow wall between my cabinet and the bar opening to the dining area. I think it gives it a tad of personality! Leave me a comment you like my new junky find??
Have a great Saturday! Heading out the door with 20, $1 dollar bills, sure wish I had a cute daisy wallet to carry my stash in! Hitting the garage sales! and my favorite thrift stores!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

100th!! Post today!! Celebrate with me!

In honor of my 100th post, "Glimpse of my World" had a make-over! I hope you like it! I love it! Before I announce the winner of my 100th post give-a-way, I would like to say thank you for all the comments and blogging friendships! You make me smile daily! These flowers are for you!

I know you are all waiting to see who won my give-a-way and the winner is...... drum roll please..... ELIZABETH!!
Elizabeth will win one of my handmade windows, plus a $25 shopping spree from Laurie Anna's Vintage!

Love and Peace,

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pizza served on a silver pedestal!

Hummm...Where can you have pepperoni pizza served up on a silver pedestal? Let me tell you.. MIMI'S HOUSE!! It's Thursday night Mimi and we are buried in science homework -- and pizza!

Today is my 99th post... this week-end will post #100!! Drawing for the give-a-way! I hope you entered!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Greetings from Gruene!!

Want you all come join me in Gruene? We can go to Gruene Hall.. scoot some boots!! Come on down!

Hugs from the Hill Country!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Corporate America! I don't recommend it!

Have you ever just had a really !@#$%^!! Monday at work? Then you come home to this?? This is one of the billion reasons I love my guy!
He knew how to make me smile ..

I'm still smiling!

ps...don't forget my give -a-way!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

wait ... wait... one more thing to add to give-a-way!!

Because I had so much fun at Laurie Anna's Event!! I am giving the lucky winner a $25 gift certificate for you to shop there too, in addition to one of my fabulous windows! (well,I think they are fabulous!)


Sharing my finds.. from the field trip!

When I set out for a day to Laurie Anna's, I was looking for accent pieces.
These are a few things I brought home.
I bought the glass planter bulbs. I redid the ribbon to match my decor.. black & white check. I had left over Valentine roses so I put those in there for now. I loved these hanging from chandelier. Can't go wrong with crystal and glass together!

The little chicks sitting in a pair on the silver platter, the moss chicken on the crystal pedestal are from Laurie Anna's. The speckled rooster, my kids bought me for Mother's Day years back, one of my favorites. I have to share with you as you know from previous posts, my fetish with silver platters. This silver platter is monogrammed RRR, and I bought from a flea market for $5 bucks, the little crystal pedestal, bought at a garage sale for $1 buck, the little silver trophy piece holding roses, flea market find 50 cents!
Old silver pieces + things you love =HAPPY!

I love HOME!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sharing my field trip to Laurie Anna's with you!

I had so much fun today! I went to Canton to the Serendipity Event!
Patina Green and Willow Nest were there with all the coolest stuff!

The highlight of my day was finally getting to meet Tina- Cherry Hill Cottage live and in person! I truly believe we should crown her Homecoming Queen of Blogland! She is as beautiful and sweet in person as her blog! Tina, you inspire me!
Enjoy the photo's and I will share what I bought there tomorrow.. These photo's are alot to take in!
Till tomorrow.. happy trails!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My 100th blog give-a-way!

Hello all...
This is my 93rd post today... only 7 more to go for the 100th! I have had so much fun, the comments, the friends, the gifts, everything has made me such a better person, a better friend.
SO... In honor of this I would like to give-a-way one of my windows. The lucky winner will be able to select the trim color of the window and the word.. words such as dream, achieve, believe, inspire, garden, lucky, peace, faith, hope etc...
Here are a few I have in my home and I love them...
Relax hangs in my master bathroom..

Blessed hung with my cross collection in my family room..

Please post a comment to enter!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

so you know...

It's Thursday night with Mimi!
He conquered the soccer practice... however he did not conquer the dirty soccer gear to the laundry basket! yet....

Followed by his favorite dinner request!

Life is grand!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

working on.....

Hello friends..
I wanted to share what I am working on. This little project is for my office.
This was the top of a old dresser, I bought for $30. I painted and sanded the edges. Where the mirror was... I put sheet metal and turned into a magnet bullentin board. Thinking now.. a chalkboard, fabric bullentin board would have been stinking cute! In the bottom square- I am working on letters that say "Memories". I am thinking the solid color paint is a tad boring as well so I may add swirls, dots, checks or something??
What do you think?
Oh... and if you supersize the photo-- Yes that is me with Dennis Quaid!

PS..... This is my 91st post! I am having a blog give-way on 100! You won't want to miss it.. Will post this week-end!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

on the way home....

I stopped off at Goodwill and found this adorable magazine rack ..loved it! 2 bucks! Already painted black! I was so happy! I hung in the master bathroom at the end of the cabinet!

Then...... when I came home I had a package from Leslie!! Don't you love this heart?? Matches perfect with my dining room decor.. so I hung it on the wicker hutch!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Beauty surrounds us...

Spring is coming soon!!
I walked out the front door this morning and to my surprise I have 3 iris that have bloomed! I love them! Makes me want to play in the dirt today!


Friday, February 13, 2009

A rose for each of you! The yellow one is all mine!

Wow... I was working away at my corporate America job today and the security guard called and said ... "Valarie, you have a delivery!" .. When I went down I said "FOR ME?" I was so not expecting since we had dinner plans tomorrow night, a very sweet surprise from LOML! .. The card with them made me tear up! Have to share that another time!
I could not wait to get home, I had the perfect place for these beautiful roses!
I thought they would look very pretty in the bedroom to compliment my red accents, this is my dresser... It once was brown, I painted it black and sanded the edges. I use the same technique you all use to shabby basically except I use black paint. I have had this dresser since 1986! I find it hard to part with things.

The silver boxes - are all from thrift stores, I love them, they store all kinds of stuff!
The candles holders, bought at Goodwill this week! 2 bucks! Still had the tags on them from Target and I snatched them very quickly! Perfect with my bedding!
Enjoy your rose ~ Thank you all for your sweet comments, friendship and mostly for stopping by! You make my day!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Are you ready for Cupid? We are.....

Sharing my Valentine dining table with you.

Have a great day!!

Mimi Thursday! A Valentine Project by Wesley...

Valentine Project... ever notice how these project's fall on Mimi night?
Wesley, our little 3rd grader.. had to design a Valentine box for the Valentine party at his school. We went with a sports theme. I used scrapbook sports paper on all sides, then we took the newspaper and went through the sports section. Can you tell he thinks Tony Roma Rocks!
Cut and glued red hearts... a few stickers.. and there you have it! Oh ... then we used blue painter's tape to tidy up the edges of the scrapbook paper.. +++ Wesley liked the blue for the Dallas Cowboys.
Don't you agree he did a great job??
I hope he gets lots and lots of candy!! His Mom will really love that!
Photo's of all sides of the box and top for cards!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This makes me smile!

What's the first thing you see when you enter your home?
I greet this little boy holding the rooster every afternoon... Don't you love coming home?


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Nothing better than a Fried Egg!

Tim is cooking on this beautiful Sunday morning! Just doesn't get any better than this!
Hope you all have a awesome Sunday!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Want to make Potato Salad with me?

TIm and I are having a few friends over tonight! It's 72 degrees here now, supposed to get up to 80- so we are going to light the outdoor grill tonight and sit around the fireplace with a little red wine (i'll be having a Mojita!).
Thought I would make Mama's Potato Salad.. It's easy - Here we go..

Only 5 things~ Red Potatoes,hamburger pickles (do not use pickle relish),1/2 yellow onion, 2 tablespoons mayo, 1 tablespoon mustard, just a bit of Pickle Juice.
Step 1-
Peel and quarter pototoes, boil for 20 minutes.
Step 2-
Dice 1/2 yellow onion and 3/4 cup hamburger pickles.
Step 3-
Drain pototoes, add in onion and pickles, mayo & mustard. Pepper, Salt to taste.. ADD in few tablespoons of pickle juice. not too much or you will have soup! **The key to this great salad is the pickle juice, salt and pepper.. If it is dry add a bit more pickle juice.. do not add too much or it will be soupy!**
All done.. doesn't look very pretty .. but ohhh so good!

Marinatng the chicken in extra virgin olive oil and lemon pepper.. (yummy)
Dessert - S'MORES!
There you have it.. Have a date with your someone special tonight!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Shhhhh... The Valentine for LOML came today!

SHARING... I contacted Diane to ask if she would create this for my LOML. As you all know Tim is truly the LOVE OF MY LIFE.. so I call him LOML! OR Noah (from the movie, "'The Notebook").
Do you love it or what??? (430 is our anniversary of many things!)

I hung it tonight in the perfect place over his nightstand.. will see how long it takes him to notice it! Notice the little bucket that has the ivy in it.. Bought a few weeks ago at a Sr Citizen thrift store, 2 Bucks, love it! Of course, you all know I collect old phone's, clock's, bought both of them off EBay. The silver butter dish, a Goodwill find, and the number/letter balls ... got from Laurie Anna's. You love it? ME TOO!! (yes, no, maybe so?)

There is something about her art work that makes me grin from ear to ear!
Good night all..

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A night with Mimi!

Just so you know.. Thursday night is Mimi night! As you can imagine it turns out to be a whatever Wesley wants Wesley gets all about me event!
Tonight we are scurrying to complete a science project -- THE SOLAR SYSTEM-- and a little time to hang out with his favorite friends!

and Mimi's chocolate chip cookies!

This week has been crazy in the corporate world.. so don't give up on my not so great posts this week!
If you have grandchildren.. give them a big ole' HUG!
I am blessed!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Look at My Valentine Goodies! I played the Valentine Vintage Swap!

Look at all my goodies Mary Jo sent me! I played in the Valentine Vintage Swap.. . Thanks Mary Jo for all my Valentine's!
Smiles to all..

Monday, February 2, 2009

Don't you LOVE this time of year? Wishes to You!

Wishing you a Happy Day!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Valentine's Day 1981? Do you remember?

Look what I found at a local thrift store today? I thought this was so stinking cute .. I could not pass up!
The date 1981 took me back a step as I wondered what was I doing Valentine's Day 1981??? Quickly, I recalled.. I was 20! AND had just found out I was expecting my daughter Ashley!! (YES, way to young!) Where does the time go??

I love comments, so please leave me a comment, of your Valentine memory 1981!
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