Friday, July 25, 2014
This week has been a very emotional week. We said good-bye to a dear friend, our 2004 Subaru Impreza. I honestly thought we would keep this car forever. It had become a trusted member of the family. We had the Subaru, "Subie" as we lovingly named it, for over 11 years. It was the first car our oldest son drove when he got his license in Virginia. We had decided it would become the "kid" car, seeing each one of our four kiddos through their early driving years. Our youngest graduated high school in June, and will be going off to college next month, and it really made no sense to keep four cars around as my husband and I become empty-nesters.
Monday, July 7, 2014
I've taken a break from creating from pallets because I stumbled upon a stack of great salvaged fence boards at our local lumber yard. I love these because they are a bit wider than a board from a recycled pallet. Don't get me wrong, I still love working with pallets, but I thought a shift from my usual source of recycled lumber may be fun.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
I Love the DMV
It seems that with modern technology and all it can do for us, we have been able to move on from the regular mundane tasks that we used to consider a way of life. One of those tasks for me was the annual trip to the DMV. But now, with online registration and electronic submittal of smog certifications, there really isn't a need to actually go stand in line any longer...or so I thought. Yesterday, I spent four hours either standing in line or sitting on the sidewalk saving my place beside someone who is probably the most interesting person I've ever come in contact with. She definitely ranks in my top five.
This post isn't really about the DMV or why I had to take half my day to go there, nor is it about the person I met and her reason for being there. We both had out of the ordinary situations; I realize now how lucky I am to have had a reason to be there. This post is a reminder that we never know what, or who, may be put in our paths. We can only be so lucky that it may be someone or something that speaks to us on a level we never knew was there.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tuesday Treasuries are back! I though this collection of Etsy creations by some wonderful artists and craftspeople would be perfect for today!
Every Day is Earth Day!
Every Day is Earth Day!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Oh boy, I discovered another use for recycled pallets! I love creating works of art that can be useful and, in turn, allow other items' beauty to be displayed. I don't have as much jewelry as most gals, I have a specific allergy to precious metals. My husband would love to buy me more jewels, but he just can't because the good stuff turns me green ~ poor guy.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Here's today's Tuesday Treasury List. I am constantly amazed at the talent found on Etsy. I love being a part of such an exciting community.
I'm working on a custom order for a customer who requested two jewelry organizers in blue and gray. I love the combination myself, so I thought I would look for some great pieces of jewelry on Etsy in the same color scheme.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Here's another one of Hartley Rowe's Tuesday Treasury Lists from some really great Etsy Shops...Enjoy!
This week at work in our school library, we're reading books about and doing research on Antarctica and its animals. I thought I would look and see what I could find in some great Etsy Shops.
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Thursday, January 2, 2014
|My current read....Happy New Year to Me!|
It's been quite some time since my last post. As the year came to a close, my list of to-do's multiplied exponentially! My life was like a roller coaster out of control and it affected every second of my waking hours. My husband and kiddos can attest to that and to the fact that my busyness affected every second of their waking hours too. Of course, all the items on that to-do list were not all self imposed, but they made it to the list nonetheless.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
This week's Tuesday Treasury List is all about kitchen tables ~ the most important piece of furniture in a home.
My kitchen table is my favorite piece in our house. Ever since our children were small, we've always shared our evening meal together around this table. I found some great tables here on Etsy, hopefully they will become someone's favorite piece.
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One of the greatest things about having adult children is that they tend to use your garage as a storage facility. Well, my husband wouldn't consider that one of the greatest things, he loves his children dearly but grimaces every time they move out of an apartment or dorm room. He knows our garage will be filled again with extra bed frames, tables and boxes of unknown goodies. I, on the other hand, welcome all the new (or should I say old and second hand) treasures. Now, just to be fair, I always ask the kiddos if I can saw, sand or rip apart their belongings before I start my transformations. They usually say yes, after all their father and I purchased most of what returns to the garage. So, when I asked my almost college grad daughter if I could have the ladder to her former loft bed, after looking at me like I was crazy, she said yes!