Monday, November 23, 2009

Todays Small Thing

Sharing Rachel Anne's Small Thing today...

Are you ready for the holidays?
Me, neither. Not yet, anyway.
But with a little head start, we'll be on our way...with a festive spirit!
Even though Thanksgiving is only a few days away, there are things we can do now to insure that the day will be a peaceful celebration, instead of a frantic rush at the last minute.
Today's Small Thing do one thing ahead of time. Start by making a checklist of things to pack, things to purchase, and/or things to bake so you won't be running around like a headless chicken.
Check your pantry supply for baking items. I'm out of shortening and low on flour.
Purchase "extra" things like butter, eggs and milk for the extra pie or dessert you forgot to make.
Wash sheets and towels so they are ready to go before company arrives.
Wash sheets and towels so you have something clean to come home to from your trip.
Bake and store what you can, if you can keep from eating goodies ahead of time.
Clear out space in your freezer for leftovers.
Purchase storage containers so they are ready for duty after the Big Meal.
Assess tablecloth/centerpiece/serving dish situations: do you have what you need? Last year, I realized I didn't have enough glasses because I counted them up beforehand.
Polish silverware (or buy plastic ware)
Start a Christmas Planner
Ticking even one item off your list will help you relax and enjoy the next few weeks. I want to be joyful and grateful, in spite of our tight budget and time constraints, and being proactive will get me going in the right direction.
POINTS: 60 for giving yourself a head start by DOING one thing that you're tempted to procrastinate
Share your ideas! What can you do NOW that will make a difference later?
This inspired me to post here about being ready. If you have time please stop in for a visit.
Have a wonderful day

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

White Wednesday

Welcome to White Wednesday today I am sharing a few imagines of some dreamy white bedrooms, tables, gardens,vignette's and something unexpected.

I would someday love to set a table like this one. Have a fun potting shed with implements hanging on the wall. A dreamy white bedroom....dreaming of the white linens (my dog is black)
and I just think this little desk is fun. The flowers were from my bedroom I do have some white just not on the bed.

And lastly the unexpected. I loved this photo of Paint mama and baby when it was emailed to me by a friend. I love decorating and making my home a fun place to be. Years and years and years ago there was a decorating show I always watched every morning. It was way back before Home and Garden was so popular they always included something "unexpected" in the design of the room they were doing. So today I added some "unexpected" to the white images.
Have a Blessed day and visit Faded Charm Cottage for more white photo's.

And for I also posted the horse photo here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Small Thing

Rachel Anne has the coolest Small Thing today. Here's a little of what she said . . .

"Today's Small Thing is really simple, but might not be easy to pull off in one day. You'll get through Sunday to work on this one.

It's this: Have fun with your man. BE fun with him."

Here's why I think this is so cool.

This is going on at my other blog. If you Company Girl's come here and leave a link to your post or go over to my Friday Date Night at my other blog and leave a link I will include you in my weekly drawing. The concept behind Friday Date Night is for you guys to help me and the others that are having difficulty coming up with or finding time to have fun with our men.
So join me and Rachel Anne and have some fun with your man then link with us and share your stories.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2nd Time Tuesday .50 garage sale find . . .

Today I am joining Diane again for 2nd Time Around Tuesday.
Today I am sharing a garage sale find.
When I saw this galvanised tub I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. But someone else had other ideas . . .

My grandson had the best time playing with it. Everything now days becomes something to climb into!

Stay tuned to see what I did with it once I finally got it back.

Oh you can visit Diane to see more fun 2nd Time Around posts.

Small Thing...logging points this month

This one was pretty easy. . .

Today Rachel Anne suggested cleaning up our toaster. This one was pretty simple for me because I don't leave mine out. Each time we use it which isn't daily I dump it over the trash and put away. I don't like stuff on my counters. Don't get me wrong. I have a problem with that right now. Still trying to get my kitchen organized and find a place for everything. But this big boy has his own place. And today he is sparkly shiny!
Thirty more points....yea. I so see myself with that beauty wrapped around my neck! No girls stop gritting your teeth and envision wrapping it around my neck just because I won! LOL.
I really will still be friends with you IF you win. Ya'll have a nice day. If I have time I will be adding a Thrifty Tuesday post too.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mosaic Monday and somethin else....

Today I joining Mosaic Monday over at at Litte Red House.
Here's my mosaic of some of my favorite things and some things that I wish I had...

Left to right upper left. I love this photo of this mud room. I miss my mudroom I found this in Country Living I think.

Left middle is a photo from my last house. This is actually our bedroom dresser but here it was used in the den because there wasn't room in the bedroom. It made a great sofa table too. I loved the way it looked here.

Right middle is a dream photo. This is what I want the old couch I am redoing to look like. It is dreamy.

Next I just love this red screen door. I want this on the door going from my living into my kitchen.

Bottom Just a dreamy fall photo. In the middle is the house where we live now. This was taken before we moved in.

Right middle is a photo of the fireplace in our old house. I miss the fireplace. I love the old mirror. And last is a photo I found on someones blog along time ago. If it is yours I give you credit now. I am very carefully not to copy photo's from blogs that ask you not to. But if I copy I usually forget where I got. I need to be more organized.

And for somethin else.....Ha you Company Girls thought I forgot. No way I am going after....

And I think Rachel Anne wants me to win because this is going to be so easy. Here's what we are supposed to do.

Today's Small Thing is to get rid of a pesky annoyance. While we try and figure out how to rid ourselves of our deranged, feathered stalker, you can tackle something infinitely more fun. How about: applying WD-40 to a squeaky hinge that's been bugging you for months now? Or removing tags from pillows you've had for a year? You could pull the blue painter's tape from July's paint project, or finally put on the drawer pulls that have been sitting there forever. Hang the picture that's leaning up against the wall, tighten a leaky faucet, super glue that plate back together.

I have a few pesky things I am off to work on and log 50 points! And a few mosaics to visit here

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The killer scarf....

O.K. Company Girls step back because as Rachel Anne says this....

to kill for.
Or at least work extra hard and log those Company Girl points for.
So this month I am officially coming out of lurking and I am officially posting my points right here. Everyday so you girls eat your heart out when you see my points ticking away.
But, because I am actually starting a week late if someone;whom I so hate! LOL; wins it I am coveting this....

I just know that my hard work this month will grant me the random generator prize of this book by Lisa Welchel. Who I think is absolutely amazing. I heard her speak at a girls conference and she is just so much fun. So down to earth. She even told a story about her son being annoyed with her and setting her book on fire. Hello is that just not down to earth! They got over the book burning though as I see she has this wonderful offering for us.
So girls beware because I am working on those points. I am even going back to earlier simple things this week and gettin' those done. Off to clean that tub. And man what a job is that because I gave the dog a bath in it! Whew.
I so deserve those points!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

I am joining Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home for the first time today. I love this Friday meme started at Kelli's. I haven't had a chance lately to post. So I figure all you guys haven't senn this photo that I posted a loooooooooong time ago. I wanted to share it again along with a current photo.
Here's my photo...

This little white table has usually been in my living room. It isn't expensive but I love it. And it was really special to use it in my daughters wedding.
This next photo shows it sitting in my office. It only sat there a couple of days I was in the process of moving furniture around in the house. You can see packing boxes in the background.'s the photo.

I just thought this was too cute. This is my daughters son Zane. I keep him 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 days a week. I loved this shot so much that I did a photo album here's where I originally posted it.

Thank for visiting my first Romantic Home Show and Tell. Off to make my Home a Sanctuary after I visit all the other Show and Tell's.
If you have time I would love to invite you visit me here for Friday Date Night.