I LOVE online auctions! I have "won" so many wonderful things in the past. However, I have lost some treasures because they have gone higher than I was willing to spend, had a change of heart, missed the final hour of the auction, etc. etc.
I LOVE the "thrill of the hunt" and an auction just makes that intensify! LOL
I adore hearts and have collected many over the years. One type of heart in particular catches my attention and totally intrigues me. Not that I believe this inanimate object has any healing power of its own, but I just adore these milagro hearts! They are simply stunning!
I've always loved Valentine's Day since I was a kid. I adored making a Valentine box each year in elementary school. I would use foil, red lacy paper doilies, and heart cut outs in pink, red, and white. I loved making Valentines for my classmates, and looked forward to receiving them, as well.
There are many things that make me giddy....but nothing more than a good flea market! The Nashville Flea Market is open one weekend a month. I've been going with my bestie for years, and never come home empty handed!
There are several things to think about when preparing for your flea market jaunt.
When I was in my mid twenties, a young married mother, I began selling Tiara glassware as a part-time side job...I've always loved glassware, dishes, and such....so this seemed like a perfect side job for me. I loved the Tiara glassware, and earned many pieces from selling at home parties.
Kids aren't the only ones that anticipate a Snow Day! Teacher's love them too!
Monday was an Inservice Day for teachers. It was MLK Day so students had the day off. At the end of the day, our principal called a short meeting. At the end of said meeting...he said, "Be sure to turn your pajamas inside out, flush ice cubes down the toilet, and put a spoon under your pillow." Now, this may seem strange to many of you...but we, as educators, understand this! It is the SNOW DAY RITUAL! We usually tell our students to do this when there is snow in the forecast...however, they weren't in school that day. Now we take this seriously, because in middle Tennessee...we don't see much snow....So that night...this is what I did....
Everyone . . . . ok, most everyone . . . . likes a Snow Day! Am I right? I thought so! However when Snow Day 2 arrives, you . . . meaning I . . . . get a little stir crazy. So let's back up a little . . . this is how it went down . . .
I am a girly-girl. There is no doubt in that! I love pink, lace, ruffles, and frills. However, that's not my decorating style. But in my bedroom, I have many feminine touches. Today, I'm sharing my writing desk. Everything here makes me smile and happy!
I've always lived in a small town. It's the life for me. I have been fortunate to travel some awesome places...many large cities...but my heart belongs to "small town living".
For 52 years, I lived in the same small town...I grew up here and raised my boys here. Just this past August, I found my cottage in a neighboring town...and yes, it is a small town too!
Every where I turn, there's a small town, and I like it that way. I love the fact that I'm only around an hour from Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, and Huntsville, AL for shopping and restaurants. However, I am only minutes in all directions from quaint little towns like Tullahoma, Lynchburg, and Manchester.
Today after work, I needed to run an errand in Manchester...about 15 min. from work. Luckily, this was one of my early days that I don't tutor after school. So I decided to treat myself to a little small town fun...
So when did you first get interested in home decorating?
For me I think it's always been there. I can remember paying close attention to details when creating homes for my Barbies. I adored several 60's/70;s sitcoms for 1. fashion and 2. home décor. Here are some of my favs!
Christmas is over but winter is not. The red and green are put away, but now what?
I love the twinkle that my white lights give off...it's kind of magical! That is something that I like to carry over in my décor after Christmas. So I went on the hunt for some inspiration. This is what I came up with...
A new year is upon us. Out with the old...In with the new, as they say.
Many of us, me included, start to reflect on the past year, weigh our accomplishments and failures, set new goals. As I look back to the beginning of 2017, I read the words that I wrote...
"With a new year, comes new beginnings. Many of us make a list of things we intend to do in the new year. After my bible study time this morning, I've decided to fill my list with things that I intend to rid myself of! So I've created a list of three things that are my focus to throw out of my life...bitterness is at the top of my list. While I have come a long way in a year, I'm still holding on to some of this.... It has no place in my life, and it must be kicked to the curb!"