Thursday, August 26, 2010

guest room re-do sneak peek...

Our guest room / craft room re-do is almost done. Just a little clean-up and organizing to do. So, for now, you're just getting a little peek. {and can someone please tell me why my pictures look perfectly fine on my camera and then look all blurry and funky when I upload them???}

Stay tuned for my latest furniture rehab!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

i've been featured!!!!!!!!!

ACK! I saw a BIG jump in visits to my blog today because I was featured here:

...and I couldn't be more thrilled and flattered!

Thanks so much BA!

And, in case you're interested, that dresser/buffet is now for sale! Check it out HERE on Craigslist.

wish i was here....

The Domes of Elounda resort in Crete. Sigh...
With a good book,
and a little side trip to Knossos to see the ancient palace and labyrinth.
I'm thankful for the wind and rain,
the sun and pleasant weather.
I'm thankful for the food we eat,
and that we are together.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

weekend inspiration

I'm waaaayhayyy late jumping on the drop-cloth-curtain and burlap-pillow bandwagon. But I'm going there...will share the results soon! Here's a little inspiration:

{from A Penny Saved}

{from My Southern Cottage}

{from Life in the fun Lane}

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

i'm the woman with the axe...

...not today. But sometimes. Last Thursday. Enjoy!

Monday, August 16, 2010

i {heart} craigslist...

...almost obsessively. I may spend too much time perusing Craigslist, but I've found some pretty good treasures. Sooo...while looking for a great deal on a dresser to re-do, I found this ad that one funny CL'er posted in my area last week:



I'm here to help those of you who cannot spell, know nothing about furniture and are aggravating beyond belief!

If your piece is NICE and NEW and BEAUTIFUL it'd better be. . . that means no scratches, no stains, no dings (plus remember that this is YOUR opinion - not necessarily the person who is thinking about purchasing it).
If your piece is over 10 years old it is NOT 'contemporary' or 'modern'.
Add the color or finish so people do not waste their time opening your post if the piece is not what they are looking for in the first place (plaid, expresso, floral, green, blue, maple, oak, etc.)
Add the style of the piece: Southwest, retro, mission, Queen Anne, (even add OVAL or OCTAGONAL to make it more clear), etc.

Wrought Iron (NOT Rod iron)
Armoire (NOT armor, armour)
Ottoman (NOT ataman)
Dining table (NOT dinning table)
Wood (NOT wooden)
Chaise lounge (NOT chase)

Bookcases have shelves - they are NOT called 'shelves'
Console tables or sofa tables are wide and tall (usually to be placed BEHIND a sofa or as an entryway table)
Know the difference between a SLIPPER chair, ARM chair, CLUB chair and CHAISE lounge.
A sofa will easily seat 3 people - that means a large chair or love seat is just that - NOT a sofa.
Tall dining tables are typically known as PUB tables.
A DRESSER is a wide-horizontal piece with drawers side by side.
A CHEST OF DRAWERS (NOT 'chester drawers') is a taller piece with drawers vertically laid out in the piece.

You are welcome for my help. :-)

I am sure this will cut down on the random inquiries you receive from potential buyers and make your selling experience better for all.

Remember too, the more intelligent you sound, the better quality of potential buyers you will get and you will probably be able to make more money.

Thanks for listening.

Sell away!

PS: BTW - it's a garage or yard SALE to SELL product or goods. Do not mix those up.

Friday, August 13, 2010

wish i was here...

{have a wonderful weekend!}

Thursday, August 12, 2010

if you don't believe in god...

...this might change your mind...

{click on her will take you to YouTube}

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

words to live by...

Just saw this poem on Heather Ross's blog and thought I'd share. So lovely and poignant and true. Make the most of your wild and precious life!

The Summer Day
by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?