Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Before and After

Yeah! I finally remembered to take before and after pictures. I bought this little table at an auction last fall and have not had time to pretty it up until now. I love how it turned out. We took it to the vintage market show in town this last weekend and it sold almost before we could get it unloaded. It is such fun to do things like this and see people enjoy your work. Now we just have to get ready for our first out of town show. It's a whole hour and some minutes away. So exciting for us.
The veneer was peeling off so I soaked a towel and let it sit on it for several hours rewetting the towel occasionally to get the rest of the veneer off. Underneath was very pretty wood so I decided to just stain the top and paint the rest. I love it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


We have found a new activity to do after dinner each night and that is to go fishing at our land. Right now we are doing the catch and release thing. So far we have caught several bass and one (I think) perch. We are so excited to get out there to live but will just have to be patient and be content with a few hours at night. Kacee has even caught the fishing bug. The boys are loving going out there climbing the walls of the quarry, being free to run just about anywhere they want, gathering wood for the fire we have out there. It gets pretty cool when the sun starts setting and that fire sure feels good.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Jamie, Noah, Jonah and I went fishing at the Quarry pond on our land. This was the first time we had fished the pond and we thought there was fish in the pond but just not really sure. Well, we are now. We now know there is at least one bass in those waters. Jamie was probably as excited as Noah although Noah was a little disappointed that he didn't catch anything and was very upset that we threw the little bass back. He wanted to take it home and eat it. Jonah didn't really get into the fishing thing and just played in the dirt as usual so no pictures of him. I really can't wait to get out to our land and live there.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


I love this picture and the hair.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stuff I've been working on

The little "business" I have with one of my sisters and her sister-in-law will be setting up a booth at two shows in the near future so we all have been busy working on different repurposing project. One of the projects I have been working on is bulletin boards. We obtained a whole stack of these boards and have just had them setting around waiting to be beautified. I hope these are a hit. They are about 12" x 12". Would be great together or by themselves.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fun times

Last weekend, Gary and I decided to go to Jenny's and spend the night with her. We used to go over to Tulsa all the time but now that we have a good reason to.....we don't go much. Of course we asked the two older boys to go with us and of course they wanted to go so off we went. Gary and I went to a vintage market show on Saturday and Jenny played with the boys. The weather was pretty good so they also got to play outside in her backyard which they love. She built the little "fort" and swing set for them a couple of years ago all by herself. She is so industrious.
Then they were tuckered out.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Winter 2014

The Farmer's Almanac predicted this area would be colder and wetter than normal and they were right on the mark. We have had much colder temps and lots of snow and ice. Because of the snow, the boys of course wanted to build a snowman but this snow we have been having wasn't the kind that would stick together until the last one we had on Friday night. (That one kind of surprised us all. One of those where the weatherman says we are going to get snow but it won't stick or won't be very much kind of things.) While it was snowing Jonah got to go stand in it and loved it. He is so my kid because I love it when it is snowing. So peaceful and comforting to me. You can tell by the look on his face that he loves it.

On Saturday they finally got to build their snowman complete with a Power Ranger sword to fend off anything that might take him down.
Gotta love the snow BUT if we aren't going to have anymore snow, I'm done with the cold weather and ready to have spring so I can get outside and go picking junk without freezing to death.