Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lavender and Rain

Two of my favorite things today filled the air with a scent unmistakable to me as a reminder  of the simple blessings. For those who don't already know I love a good rain storm and everything that goes with it. Two days in a row our little valley has been gifted with the rain. By looking at the clouds rolling in I could tell it was going to be a big one. Outside I glanced at my lavender bushes that where almost already too far gone to preserve and quickly cut them down before the rain finished them off.

 I took a few shots of the heavy clouds moving in. I love the pre-storm pictures.

Friday, July 26, 2013


I have a good friend who lives down the road from me and she is wonderful. She has been busy with a remodel in her pantry and laundry room!  (I swear these two rooms are the most crucial when it comes to running a smooth ship. Got to feed those kids and wash their clothes!) She called me the other day and was telling me about her progress. We talked about color and decor. She is smart and likes to use her resources. 

That a Girl!

She has an old galvanized pail that has been used to feed her family of goats with but it has a hole and no use for holding water anymore. She would like to incorporate it with her decor so last night I did some looking around and I found a lot of neat things for those buckets with or with out holes in them!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Life after Laundry: Two Toned Chalk Paint

I'm feeling the summer sun and loving it! I have been spending quality time with family while fishing and camping. After two weeks of family reunions my house was feeling the effects of packing and unpacking..... packing and unpacking!! 

I'm talking about a lot of laundry!

Finally... I got in the DIY mode and finished a few projects today. This was a two toned paint project that I used a new technique on.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bushel Baskets in White

I have had a hard time finding bushel baskets but was able to snag a few at some garage sales in the past few weeks for under $2.00. I love them because I use them in my house for added storage while decorating with a vintage theme.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Chalk Paint Label Tutorial

There is just something about chalkboards that give a space a vintage feel. For me it takes me back to my childhood sitting in our two classroom grade school. This little school welcomed students from K- 6th with two teachers. I remember watching my teacher write an assignment on the board with that white piece of chalk and the sound of chalk on the board is still crisp in my  mind. It was at that time that I wanted to be a school teacher so that I could write on the chalk board. 

Well decades later I am not a school teacher nor do I have a giant chalk board in my home to play with but I did find a way to relive a shadow of the past. The recipe for the trip down memory lane calls for 
RUST-OLEUM Chalk Board Paint and Shipping Labels!!

Take a look at the Chalk Board Label Tutorial.