Saturday, September 27, 2008
A few years ago I saw in a Country Woman magazine, the idea about taking paper and taping it together to fit the size wall you plan on hanging your pix and items. She said to take the paper and lay it down on the floor and arrange your things on the paper. Keep playing with them on the paper until you get the arrangement you like. Then trace each thing out on the paper and if the items are all similar in size and shape to number the paper AND the items on the backs so you will know what goes where. Also put a dot where the hanger is on each item so you will know where to drive the nail in the wall or the screw whatever the case maybe. Then take the paper and tape it lightly to the wall you want to put the items on. Then nail the nail or screw the screw into the wall where you placed the dot on the paper and that way everything will be just as you put it on the paper. Then you can take your paper down and put your items up on the wall. That's just how I plan on putting my groupings/vignettes together and that way I wont have to nail too many holes trying to get it "just right".
I bought a set of these http://http://cgi.ebay.com/4-Sea-Shells-Art-Prints-Beach-Coastal-Shore-Home-Decor_W0QQitemZ320298417702QQcmdZViewItem and my plans are to group them together in a grouping and put a shelf beside them or under them. I had said I didn't want to do all seashells and things like that in here but I don't know how else to do the room. Plus I really like seashells anyway and I'm having fun with it. ;) I really liked these prints and I have several frames on hand and will probably paint them off white for the prints. I've been looking at them for over a week now trying to decide what to do with them. lol I can use them in the bathroom OR in the bedroom is my thinking.
I have been looking and looking for ideas online on how to display all my things as well as the pix etc. on the walls so I will have an idea of how to place the things when I get it all painted.
Friday, September 26, 2008
The main problem with me is the back. Used to the house being in disarray would have made me work at it until I got finished with it no matter what time I finished it. But now with the bad back, I can't do that or it will be in disarray muchhhhhhhh longer because if it starts getting inflamed I will be in bed. So when that left leg starts pulling and like I like to say, feeling like a 2x4 because it's sooooo stiff, I KNOW it's time to stop no matter what. So I have to take it in steps now and pace myself. Folks used to say I reminded them of the energizer bunny because I go and go and go. Can't do that now or I will be paying for it with the back. It definitely puts a kink in things that's for sure. I have started picking up the things that are on the dresser etc. so I can pack those up and maybe put them in a box and have a little less clutter. Was thinking I could stick those in the attic so they will be out of my way while I get this done. When I get these cushions for my patio sprayed with the scotchgard I will have the office/sewing room I can put a couple pieces of furniture in as well. That way hopefully ONLY the bed will be in there. I really really need to paint the ceiling in there as well!
I have been waiting on the love bugs to leave so I could spray the cushions and get them out of here. If I put them outside without the spray on them and they got wet I would have to clean them again before I could spray them. So the love bugs has everything on hold. lol Did I say how I HATE THE THINGS? ;)
I just happen to think that I hadn't even said I was planning on using some of my accessories in the master bath as well. So that's why I am collecting so much stuff. I am going to do it as well because it hasn't been updated since we built the house back in the 80's. It still has the old dusty rose wallpaper up in there. That should really be fun getting that stuff off. One that I really dread!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
You can click on the pix to make them larger. I found some more things for our bedroom project today. Not sure which ones I will use on the dressers etc. or which ones I will put on shelves. Either way I will have plenty things like this to choose from. As you can see I found another one of the lamps for putting the seashells in. I had to pay a little more than 1.00 for this one though. ;) This one was 5.00. But that's still a good bargain huh? ;) I found several bags of seashells for either putting in the candles or filling in on the lamps. Here is a pic of the little buckets I was telling you about yesterday as well. I stuck a candle down in them so you could see the size of them.
Not sure what I am going to do with the item in the 3rd pic yet. I know I will paint it and remove the necklace hanger from it. I thought it might be pretty to put a neat shell in or something. Who knows, just liked it and got a deal on it to. I found that and several more items and they all were only 1.14. In that deal was a very pretty pillow case that has pink roses on it and you know I can't pass anything up that has pink roses on it. I also found me a tupperware lid to a bowl I have that needed a lid.
Notice the RELAX sign in amongst all the items! ;) Not sure which color it will be painted but it will be either country white or sky blue I'm sure.
The little glass water bottle someone painted and did an awesome job on it to, I might add. As you can see it wasn't much either. I picked it up off the counter and then sit it back down and went back and got it again! It's sooooo stinkin' cute! ;) I couldn't figure out WHAT I would do with it but I liked it. Yeah I know. I know!!!! I guess I could just sit it on a night stand.
Oh and the little fishes ;) I will definitely have to paint. Just whatever color I need more of in there I guess will be their colors. I don't need to buy ANYMORE candle holders or it will look like I am having a seance in there. lol
OH and did you SEE THE LITTLE SHIP IN THE BOTTLE?? How cute is that? They also had the little lighthouses but I didn't get those. Might have to get one of them to go with this pic on the calendar that I posted a pic of yesterday. If I use the pic I could put me a shelf up under it and use a lighthouse. Not sure about that one yet.
I also got the blue paint so I will be getting started soon on that project. Just need to let this arm and shoulder heal some more before I start that. I think I/we are really going to like this room when I am done with it THIS TIME! :) I'm hoping DH is going to help me with this project.
I got a couple packs of blue sand with shells in it for candles if I need some more blue color in there. I bought like 6-7 packs of these small shells because I knew I wanted some for using in the candles as well as some other things. Also for those lamps to so I'm sure they will be used.
Now I can't wait to get started painting!!!! When the guy opened up the lid on the paint after mixing it, I was like, uh that's really blue! LOL It's soooooooooo hard to tell about paint! BUT one thing about it, it will be MUCH LIGHTER in color than it is now!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
So you see, I DO REST! ;) You just don't know anything about it. :) I really like accomplishing something. I feel like I have wasted my day when I don't get anything accomplished.
I got in the utility room and pulled out a couple gallons of paint. My thinking was, the red paint's (in the bedroom) so dark that it will take a few coats to cover it. Since I already have kilz under the red paint, my thinking was I could just use the trim paint on the top part of the room where the dark red is and that way it wont be so hard to cover up with the off white paint. That way I can finish using this gallon of trim paint that I had used in there when I painted the bottom part of the wall and not have to buy sooooo much of my new paint colors. I was looking for my kilz when I found that gallon of trim paint that I used in there. It's almost a full gallon of paint. I thought I had over 1/2 gallon of kilz but it must be stuck some where else. lol I had decided to paint the bedroom the same green color the living room is since we loved that room so and I had already bought the paint for the bedroom back in the fall last year. I guess I can use it some where else though. ???? Then when I found this beach art print I knew I had to do a beachy theme in there. I am soooooo looking forward to this look! I am trying to figure out a way to do roman blinds for the window so I can use either lace or sheers in there so it will be very airy looking.
In a few minutes I am going to watch a movie with DH.
Make it a great day!
You can click on each pic to make it larger if you want to see it larger.
Now I've got to get motivated to start painting this bedroom. Got to add the kilz first since that bedroom is sooooooooo dark red! My arm, shoulder, AND shoulder socket is feeling much better since I started taking the anti-inflammatory. I hurt my shoulder under the shoulder blade a few years ago when I was dumping the ducks wading pools. Ever since every time I turn around I re-injure the crazy thing. Got up with it hurting last week or the week before and then everything else on the same arm started hurting. Reckon it knew it was going to get a work out when I start painting that room? ;) It was getting to the point I just wanted to carry it around in a sling it hurt so bad. SO happy it's feeling better now!
Went to the library and found several of the Coastal Living magazines I am going to look through for ideas.
While at B.A.M. I looked at several books on painting and on how to choose colors etc. I just wish I could knock out a wall in that bedroom and add a bay window or something in there for more light. lol I LOVE windows! We have 4 in the living room and I dearly love all the light in there!!!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
While at the library last week I found a couple diabetic cookbooks and were looking through them when I spied a potato soup recipe in one of them. I LOVE soups! My DH (Dear Husband) isn't wild about soup BUT will eat it on occasion. I fix it now and then because I love the stuff and my thinking is, I like to have what I like sometimes to. ;)
For the past few days the weather around here has been cooler. NOT that it's suppose to STAY that way for any length of time. But around here a little cool weather is better than none at all. So it has me thinking soup. So I fixed that nice potato soup today and had it cooking most the day in the crock pot.
I started out this morning hunting my frozen chicken broths that I put in the freezer when I boil chicken for various reasons. I needed 5 cups of water the recipe said but it called for bouillon cubes which I don't use because of the sodium. I know they make them with less sodium now but just have never started buying them since I figured out this way. Anyway I got out 2 small bowls of my chicken stock and 1 large bowl thinking okay, this will be enough chicken stock/broth. My plans were to put the stock into a large pot and get it defrosted so it would be ready to use when I got all the tators peeled and diced up. So I put it in the large pot on the stove and got it started thawing. Then later went back to it and saw it had pieces of chicken in it. I was like oh, there must have been some small pieces of chicken in the bottom of the broth and I just left them in it for seasoning. So I went on about peeling the tators. THEN later when I went back to check on the melting stock, I realized what this was! lol It was left overs from my rotisserie chicken that I had boiled and put up for seasoning foods or for seasoning veggies or something like that. I thought, hummmmmm this might really be good 'cause the rotisserie chicken is smoked and I bet that would be good in the potato soup, so I left it.
I got all the ingredients put together and decided to get it started on the stove in the large pot so it would get cooked for our dinner. Then I put it in the crock pot and let it simmer for the rest of the hours and that way I didn't have to keep it stirred from sticking. As last time I forgot to get a pic of it. Plus my plans were to have company over to help us eat it. Had called the company and they didn't answer their phone but figured they were outside and just left a message for them on their answering machine. My plans were to really fix it up nice for them. Had taken out some of my china we don't use much and she's never seen. Got out the pretty bowls for the soup, then got out saucers for their crackers. I also got out the cups and saucers for some coffee or hot tea afterwards. The recipe called for you to dice up chives for putting on the top of the soup when you put it in your bowls. You put shredded cheese and then the chives. So that was the plan.
Anyway they didn't get our message on the machine, lol, and they came over on their golf cart (they live pretty close to us) bringing back some DVDs we had loaned them. They had their grand kids with them and couldn't stay, BUT still didn't know we had called them. lol I was busy on the computer when they came and they didn't come in and DH had said something to them about them eating with us and I guess they thought he was just being nice. Talk about miscommunication! LOL We had planned yesterday, for my DH and her DH to shoot some target practice here this evening anyway. So DH tells me after they've left they wanted us to come over there since they had their grand kids with them. They were just riding them around on the golf cart and bringing us t he DVDs. So we called them back and asked had they eaten yet and they hadn't thank goodness. So what did we do, yep, we took dinner to them! ;) Except for all my china, we did leave that home.
Man it WAS GOOD to! Even though I say so myself. ;) We all eat 2 bowls of it and we have left overs for tomorrows lunch.
Here's the recipe in case anyone is interested in it. Although I didn't really do mine like this one. I just basically used it as a guide. I did add lots of garlic to mine as well as cooked some chives in it. Also since I didn't have the bouillon cubes in mine I had less sodium and even used low sodium crackers as well.
Makes 10 servings- Ideal slow cooker size is 4 quarts
6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 leeks, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 rib celery, sliced
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 TBSP. dried parsley flakes
5 cups water
pepper to taste
3 TBSP. light, soft tub margarine
12-oz. can fat free evaporated milk
1.) Combine all ingredients except milk and chives in slow cooker.
2.) Cover, cook on low 10-12 hours, on high 3-4 hours. Stir in milk during last hour.
3.) If desired, mash potatoes before serving.
4.) Garnish with chives.
1.) Add one carrot, sliced to vegetables before cooking.
2.) Instead of water and bouillon cubes, use 4-5 cups chicken stock.
Exchange list values:
Basic Nutritional Values:
Cal. from fat 14
Total fat 2 gm
Sat. fat 0.1 gm
polunsat. fat 0.4 gm
monounsat fat 0.8 gm
cholesterol 0 mg.
sodium 447 mg.
total carb 23 gm.
dietary fiber 2 gm.
sugars 7 gm.
protien 5 gm
Friday, September 19, 2008
I have learned over the years you first have to take it to God, and then you can handle it WITH His help, what ever it is. But like I said, I have had to keep reminding myself nope, it's in HIS HANDS now, NOT MINE! It's HIS!
Several years ago I was sharing with some christian ladies about something I was going through TRYING to find a solution for and I was at wits end worrying over it. A few days after I shared my problem with them, it hit me, Rose, turn it over to God! He KNOWS ALL about the situation and JUST how to handle it! Then I thought, DUH now WHYYYYYYYYY hadn't I thought about this BEFORE NOW! And then something else hit me later on, now WHYYYYY didn't those ladies OR at least ONE of those ladies tell me to pray about it? Why didn't one of them at least ask me, Rose, have your tried praying about it? Then something else hit me, they're in the same boat I am, trying to handle things on their own to. I'm not trying to be critical of these ladies. I was seriously trying to find a solution to my problem, turning to them for help. When I turned it over to God, He had in handled in less than two weeks! The problem stopped just like when you fix a leaky faucet, the water stops. I didn't have to DO anything, BUT hand it over to God and tell Him that I COULD NOT HANDLE IT and did not know HOW to handle it but I KNEW THAT HE DID know how!!!! He handled it perfectly! He truly can and will handle our situations IF ONLY we will give them to Him and ask Him to handle them for us. We can make our selves sick trying to deal with things all on our own. Sometimes we think we are allowing Him to take our problems since we pray and ask Him to but we're not letting go so He can. We're still trying to do it and He REALLY doesn't need our help! We're weak but we think we're strong. 2 Co. 12:8 tells us, My power works best in your weaknesses. Paul, like us, was a self-sufficient person. The thorn in his flesh kept him humble reminding him of his need for God and it helped others around him to see God working in his life. As we see our limits we will go more to God. If we never had any problems we wouldn't think we ever needed God. We would definitely think we could "do it all our self!"
When we realize we have done wrong we have to go to God and ask His forgiveness. We also have to forgive ourselves and not keep beating our self up for what we have done or said. If we really meant it when we ask God for His forgiveness then the next thing is to forgive our self as well. Some of us are our own worst critics as well as enemies. We beat our self up for things we've done or said and will not let it go when God's already forgiven us since we asked Him to. Our God is a loving God. I just can't see Him standing there with a pitch fork demanding things that we demand from our self when the word plainly says to ask Him for His forgiveness and He WILL forgive! He didn't say might forgive, He said WILL FORGIVE! We have to stay focused on Him and His word to stay renewed and our minds renewed. The world is saying, you deserve this, you deserve that, on and on. Well Jesus didn't get these things so WHY do we think WE deserve them? The world around us wants us to think of our self. Jesus tells us to think of others more than our self. You deserve a break today, You deserve to treat yourself, You deserve to go to the spa, on and on. If we listen to what the world/satan tells us, and do what the world tells us, how can we think of others more than our self? When I give something to someone, I'm to not think of getting something in return. My focus should not be on me. If we don't do a quite time with Him and His word daily we don't have the strength we need to fight what the world is telling us, or not to do what the worlds saying because we're hearing the world more than we're hearing from God and His word because we're not IN His word regular. You can't serve two masters He says. You can't straddle the fence. You can't have it both ways. You're either hot or cold He says in His word. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways He says. I always like to say, where there's a will there's a way. There HAS to be a will, you have to BE WILLING. But we really can, do all things through Christ who strengthens us, that didn't say, through our self, it said through Christ!!! I have to depend on Christ for He and He ALONE is my strength AND my rock! I am MORE than a conqueror through Him. Greater is He that is IN ME, than he that is IN the world. I'm not of the world. I can't think like the world, because I am Gods child and I have a map I have to go by, the Holy Bible. That is how I am suppose to behave by what it says. I've often heard this asked by Christian folks I look up to, if you are the only Bible some folks read, what are they reading in you? Do they see Jesus, am I leading them to Jesus? Do they feel His peace when they are around me? Do they feel His comfort, Do they see my joy because He's within me? There's NO WAY we can do it all on our own! We HAVE TO HAVE God's help and His guidance in our life day by day EVEN in the little things, NOT just the big things. He REALLY is there for us and REALLY does love us! Call on Him in the little things AND in the big things!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Oh yeah, it takes me a while before I can go to sleep at night. My brains still in over load.
Thank you all for your comments!
I was lying in bed a couple nights ago thinking about this bedroom, just how I could paint it. I am trying to think of the future because I know I will grow tired of the blue paint and not everything will match blue! I KNOW I want SOME color in there though and not just go a neutral color. I have the chair rail up in there 1/4 way up the wall all around the room. This is my thinking. Do the main wall where the bed is, that's the largest wall with NO windows OR doors on it, do that one a pretty soft sky blue. Then do the others white along WITH the 1/4 of the wall under the chair rail on the wall where the bed is, white. That way the WHOLE room will be white except for the top part where the bed is where there is blue. THAT WAY, when I grow weary of the blue, ALL I will have to paint is that one top wall! I can paint it any color then because all the other walls is white. I need to paint the trim in there as well though and now I am trying to think of a color to paint the trim. I thought about a sand color but don't want that clashing with the blue since there is molding up at the top of that wall as well. I even like the thought of the off white for the whole room instead of just white but need it to be as close to white as possible because I will be using bedspreads that are white, and then the other one has a beige background. It may not look right if I go white walls and use the beige background bedspread. Plus I have to keep in mind my headboard is off white and the furniture WILL BE one day as well.
Oh my goodness, she's at it again. I just LOVE this woman!!!! Bonita is who I am referring to! Man she hit me today!!!! THANK YOU BONITA! :) I have been going through loads here lately and I don't guess I'm handling it as well as I should be or maybe I am trying to handle it all on my own and not allowing God to help me. I can't go into it any farther on here but I just get sooo much out of her posts!!! Here is what she had to say today. LOVE how this woman lets God use her! AWESOME LADY!!!! http://www.bonitalillie.com/2008/09/filthy-post.html
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Well I guess I will just have to "MAKE ME" a place to store mine! I had to chuckle at your statement Rhoda, about under the stairs being YOURS. ;)
I was thinking maybe I could get me some of those large plastic tubs that have the nice lids on them to put my things in and put them in the shed outside. That way my house wouldn't be cluttered with it all.
Just this evening, I found one more lamp, yep ANOTHER ONE! The ones I have in the bedroom now just aren't right. The ladies on the decorating forum told me last year, or was it the year before ???? The base of them was just too small for the height of the lamp they said. They were nice about it. Anyway this is one of those lamps that has the clear vase like base to it and I am HOPING I can take it apart and put SEA SHELLS in there! Right now it has some sort of dried flowers in it. I'll have to do before and after pix. I found the lamp for 1.00 and it also has the shade. I will definitely HAVE to do something with the shade though. Also if you have ever taken one of these lamps apart to put something inside there, will you please let me know how you did it? It looks like mine is glued to the metal base. I may have to soak it in some water to make the glue turn free. ???
I also found some nice thick square glass votive's for my blue candles and sea shell idea for the bedroom. Also got some more twigs for the flower or should I say the TWIG arrangement! lol
Thanx again ladies for your comments on my question.
Make it an awesome day and remember to be joyful. :)
Came mighty close to bidding on these pics last night!
Man those things are FINE!!!! BUT I already have that paint print I picked up at the garage sale the other day. It's kind of like these and I was afraid that would be too much of the same kind of thing in there. Our plans are to go to Gulf Shores again before it gets too cold so maybe I can find me some more nice large sea shells at that great gift shop over there. LUV that place!
I am really really wanting to downscale my furniture in our bedroom because it's too large for that small bedroom. I saw something the other day in a magazine at B.A.M. (Books A Million) that really got me to thinking. I have this large dresser and had been looking at it for awhile now thinking about cutting the ends off it. I can just hear some of you! LOL Anyway each end is JUST alike. Have been trying to figure out HOW to make it work like this because I wouldn't want it looking like it was cut up when I get finished with it. Anyway the pic in the magazine I found, they had something like this on each side of their bed for night stands. I thought, NOW THAT'S what I could do! Man what space I would have in there then. I would only be losing 3 teeny tiny drawers in the dresser by cutting it like this. Then I would be painting it like I had planned to do to begin with, the country white color. I don't know if it would work for night stands or not since it is taller than our bed is. Anyway we have this woodworking place near us that makes things. I had thought about taking it to them to see if they could do what I am talking about and it would make it smaller for the bedroom.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Anyway I sit down to watch the show and was sitting there for a few minutes and the phone rang. It was one of our friends so DH answers the phone. He was talking to him and I was watching the show. There was this guy on there that bought a large picture and he said the reason he bought it was for the frame. He liked the frame. They kept on telling him the info about his pic and the guy tells him, and you bought it for the frame? Why yeah, I liked the frame. The guy says, well the pic is worth between 12-18K and I fell out. That was so funny to me I was rolling in laughter! I must have really needed a good laugh! lol I am still chuckling when I think about it because he bought it for the frame and the frame was messed up. But I to liked the frame! The pic inside was boats and women on shore waiting for their men to come home, nothing really neat about the pic at all. But it was worth 12-18K and he paid 25.00 for the thing just for the frame! It just hit me in the funny bone and I was howling in laughter! DH was looking at me and I just couldn't stop laughing. Our friend still on the phone with him said he needed to bottle up my laugh and sell it. Everyone being down in the dumps about the stock market he said. Can you imagine? I was like heck, sell the painting and keep the frame! LOL
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Speaking of baking soda, have you ever heard anyone call it, baking sody? There are lots of older folks around here that call it that. I just think it's so neat how folks talk. Several years back I called my mother in law to get a recipe she had. When I wrote the recipe down I wrote it JUST LIKE she told it to me on the phone. It's so funny to read the recipe. She was one of the cooks that didn't hardly use recipes for the main stuff she made. I know folks that have to have a recipe for cornbread. I just put the ingredients in and stir. lol But lots of folks use a recipe for it. My mother in law was a really good cook! She always soaked her chicken in salt water over night. She made the best chicken I have ever put in my mouth. Oh and her spaghetti, man now that was fine! I'm not really wild about tomatoes cooked in food, not that I don't like them because I do. I got sick off canned tomatoes many moons ago when I was a teen and thought I was dying. Now I'm just not to wild about tomatoes. I do like them fresh from the garden and cooked in things if there's not loads of them in the food. Anyway she knew how to cook the spaghetti!!!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Hubby and I went to B.A.M. tonight and while there looking at books and magazines about beachy rooms, ;) I kept thinking, walk over there to Ross's and see what they have. When I headed in B.A.M. I thought about it but said no, and went on into the book store. I kept thinking while I was in there about Ross so I decided to walk over there and check out what they had. Well good thing I did cuz I found some more beach bargains for the bedroom. The brownish little candle holders have a whole through the top so you can string something through there and hang them. They have sea shells and an anchor on them. I thought some hay string would really be cool to hang them with since it''s the color it is. I bought two of those and two of the little tea lite fish as well. The little fish were 1.99 each and the little tea lite brown candle holders were 2.99. The seagull was 3.99.
Friday, September 12, 2008
You know I just happen to think, I could paint one wall in the blue and then get another color that matches the blue that has a green tint to it since I want to be able to use all 3 of my spreads in here. When I get tired of one spread I can use the other ones. Then my plans are to paint all the moldings and all THREE doors that are in this poor little room ALL an off white color that matches the other color or colors. lol I am TRYING to make it ALL work so I wont be stuck with only one choice of colors in there. This Big Sky blue color is soooooo pretty and SO VERY RELAXING looking! Daffodils room is so relaxing and airy looking until I really really like the idea of using the blue. PLUS my pretty beach art print would look SO PRETTY on blue walls! I have painted this room SOOOOO MANY times and I'm really really thinking on this one so I wont have to paint it again for a few years since I'm not getting any younger. Also this room is sooo dark right now with this red paint in it and I think this will make it much lighter and airy looking. I feel SO CLOSED IN in this room! The little window in there is so small it makes it dark and closed in looking. I thought about using a mirror and putting some curtains over it to make it appear to be a window on the other wall just to give it more light. Anyway decisions decisions. ;)
I've been looking at beachy cottages online and I do love the nice clean airy look most of them have with the white walls and the light blue paints. I have gotten a bunch of the pix off line as inspirational ideas.
All I have in pix so far to hang on the walls in there is the beach looking print I posted here and then I have a mirror and shelf that I painted country white that I can use in there. That's about all I have. I thought about painting a wooden shelf and putting it in there with some shells on it. Needing some ideas on other things than sea shells though. I know I don't want to use light houses and stuff like that. I just don't want to get too many shells in there and over power things. lol
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Anyway while in the antique store I found this musical bell and just had to have it because it has PINK ROSES! As you can see from the price it wasn't much. It's pretty large to , it doesn't look it in the pix but it's about 8" tall. The lady had marked it down to 4.00, but I would have paid the 7.50 she had wanted for it because it's well worth that. NO WAY I would make it for that. :) Anyway I thought it was VERY PRETTY! It has the wind up music box on the inside of it. I'll have to cut me a piece of cardboard for the bottom of it and maybe cover it with some off white satin cloth since the bottom is left open. I have no clue where it will go but I saw it and it's definitely me! It's not an antique though, but that's okay with me. :)
I also got my light sockets for the two chandiliers I have been working on finishing. NOW I have to get with my friend who does electrical work to see just how I need to wire the things. I wanted 3 lights per chandilier but I don't know HOW to wire one with three lights and only one electrical cord. lol
Prayer of Hope
Dear Master, take me by the hand,
And guide me through this day;
The path ahead is rough, oh Lord,
And painful is the way...
Dear Master, take me by the hand,
And fill me with Thy peace;
Uplift my heart and soul, oh Lord,
That I may find release...
Dear Master, take me by the hand,
And give me strength to cope;
Protect me from the cares of life,
And bless me with new hope...
Dear Master, take me by the hand,
And keep me close to Thee;
Release me from all doubt and fear,
And set my sprit free!
By: Hope C. Oberhelman
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
First off let me start with the more positive things and I PROMISE I will try to end it with a positive to!! ;)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I have found loads of ideas but have decided ;) I need a bigger bedroom! No serious, there are loads of ideas out there and I just wanted to share some links I found. Someone might want to turn their bedroom into an beach oasis as well. In my searching I have found a few links with some standing candles off to the sides in the pix. I have some that I am going to try and figure out where in our bedroom I can place them. Will have to paint all 3 of them but hope I can find JUST the right spot for them all! The room is soooo small! It looks very cluttered when I add too much. It makes it really hard for me to decorate! Also need to start hunting me some larger sea shells. :)
http://ratemyspace.hgtv.com/snc/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6db6be3f-1720-4ba3-a081-999042c09b6b&itemguid=4af0a458-d3ea-4ec9-8262-ddcb7a2792d6 A pretty blue wall with white clouds and a canopy over the bed. This is a childs room but you could easily change some things to make it for adults.
http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/DisplayTemplate?display=design-centre_coastal-chic&langId=-15&storeId=10051 Check out this coastal chic one from Home Depot. I LOVE the airy feel to these rooms!!! The white and the light blues! awesome!!!!
http://uptownladeda.blogspot.com/2007/04/decorating-ideas-for-girls-rooms.html Isn't this sooooo romantic looking? You could change the wall color to a pretty light blue and change the throw pillows to another color.
http://mabelshouse.blogspot.com/2007_08_01_archive.html Check out Mabels Painting the Bedroom subject on her blog. My bed is about the color of her newest pic and I was wondering what it would look like with the walls painted blue or a pearl color. Now I know and I like the look! :)
http://www.hgtv.com/dc-design-colors/decorating-ideas-for-rooms-with-the-blues/pictures/page-5.html A little too dark for my bedroom since I only have the one window. But it's still very pretty with the white.
http://theinspiredroom.net/2007/09/25/authentic-coastal-style/ Very pretty!
http://www.capecodtreasurechest.blogspot.com/ Note: Give Your Family Room Coastal Cottage Style
http://thedecoratingdiva.com/beach-house-bathroom-decorating-ideas/ Really Cool Color Palette
Since Gustav headed toward us, I have noticed loads of folks with some sort of bronchial stuff. Our daughters boyfriend had it and now she's got it and I think I am trying to get it. Our daughter went to the Dr. yesterday. I have been taking more Vit. C's for the past few days hoping to avoid the stuff and then last night my throat started getting sore (one of their symptoms) and I started taking the Airborne stuff trying to keep from getting the mess. I don't do not being able to breathe out my nose! lol Our daughter sounds like she has a bad head cold and is very hoarse sounding. I got up like that this morning but had started taking the Airborne last night at 9:30 and took a couple more doses every three hours after that so I'm hoping I kick it before it attaches itself to me! ;) Anyway also been taking it all day today and just praying it helps me not get this. Started the hubby on it tonight so maybe he wont get it either. I'm feeling pretty drained today and stayed in the bed most of the day to let my body rest to try and fight the stuff. So I do hope you all will forgive me for not taking the pic today. :) I noticed Daddofil saying her folks had something as well. Several other folks around here are sick as well. After Katrina lots of folks were sick with sinus stuff. Just makes ya wonder what these things are blowing in on us. OR maybe it's because we were so stressed out over it all until we made ourselves sick. Who knows? I just hope everyone gets well fast and back to their normal selves. :)
Daff, how cool is that? Your bedroom is also blue. Do you remember the name of your paint color? I don't want a real dark, I wanted a really light blue color something like maybe sky blue.
Hee hee after I posted this I started reading on your blog about your blue heaven! Man it is VERY peaceful looking! Makes one go, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it's so relaxing! I want me some wicker furniture SO BAD! Our bedroom is really small but MAYBE I could fit in ONE of the chairs! I thought I had found me one the other day at my favorite shopping place. But then on second look at it, it was in BAD need of some TLC in which I had no idea on how to give! The whole back was out of it and I have no clue how to fix that. Dearly LOVE your blue heaven Daff! You did great!!!!!
I was just thinking, my carpet in the master bedroom is that dusty rose from the late 80's. I have wanted to change the two carpets out, in the bedroom, and the living room now for ages but my husband doesn't see the need of that for some reason. ???? Anyway so I will have to live with that dusty rose carpet unless I pull it up and just paint the sub flooring a color. lol So what I am wondering is, the color blue is not going to look right in there with THAT carpet is it? I might just HAVE to go with the white or pearl color. I'm going to get a paint card and check it though before I decide against the blue color. :)
Get well everybody!
Make it an awesome day!!!
If I go to town tomorrow my plans are to pick me up some paint cards so I can choose the right color this time since this bedroom has been painted like 3 times and I still am not happy with it! You know I just happen to think. I probably have some in my filing cabinet.
Check this out! This tells you the meaning of colors. I think I like the blue since it's calming, cooling, and relaxing. Then the white would really be nice to paint all that old brown molding and the doors with because the white is purifying, unifying and expanding. Well I hope that expanding means your mind, because my body doesn't need to be expanded anymore. ;) Check this link out. It's very neat! I've learned a lot here in just a short time! I really like the idea of a really soft blue!
I also found some decorating ideas for the bathroom that joins our bedroom. I've been wanting to redo this poor thing as it still has the old pink wallpaper in there we put back in '89.
Monday, September 8, 2008
So you say you don't know WHAT love bugs are? Well aren't you ONE LUCKY (BLESSED) human being? ;) I have NO CLUE WHY they are on the face of the earth! NONE! Nothing could eat the things they are SO BITTER! ughhhhh YES they are bitter! And YES I have tasted them, NOT by choice I can assure you! You know how we have this food chain with the critters? Well I don't know HOW these things fit into the thing because they are of no use whatsoever!!!! EVERYONE hates the things! We have them EVERY spring AND fall! They are out now in droves! And I do mean droves! I will get you a couple pix of them tomorrow because today I have already blown them off the patio and carport.
THEN I thought, ugh, whyyyyyyyyyyyyy didn't I take a pic of these gorgeous things to share on my blog! There was not ONE SPOT you could have stepped on our patio OR carport without stepping on these nasty things!!! NOT ONE! It is totally covered in them. OR should I say, was totally covered with them. It hadn't been but like 15 minutes at max when I blew them off the floor but some of them have made it back AND brought their friends with them! After they mate, I believe the male dies and the females go in the ground and comes back in force in the spring and then later in the fall. They are attracted to white or light colors and you don't dare wear those colors outside because they will wrap you up! And I can not stand anything crawling on me! They will litterly drive you nutz if you have to be outside with them. They also love something about the fumes on a car when it is running. This white car is my daughters, bless her heart! They will ruin your paint job on your car if you leave them on there for long periods of time. You can't even drive anywhere without them getting ALL OVER your windshield! When they dry, you just about have to get Brillo pads to get them off your car and windshield.
You see just inside my back door on the floor? They're that bad or worse EVERY evening. We have the screen door but they come in after the wooden door color , it's a light peach color and then the screen, beige, so it draws them! I had planned on having at least the wooden door itself painted before they came out in the fall but as you can see, I didn't get it done. :(
I have some pix of them I took this evening after I thought about sharing these nice little critters with you folks that don't know what they are. You lucky things! WHYYYYY do us southerners get all the yucky critters? ;)
Here is some info on them if you are really interested in them! Several years ago I read up on them but really don't remember it all now. Trust me when I say, they're not JUST in Florida or Texas!
Stay tuned for tomorrows pix of my black carport and patio.
Make it an awesome day! Stay inside away from the love bugs! LOL