Tuesday, October 19, 2010

~* a new giveaway *~

There is a new giveaway at the Rusty Thimble. Just click on the picture above to be directed to the blog for all the details.
Have a great day!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

~* I see the light *~

This was my light fixture in my kitchen over the sink today before my darling husband installed my new light fixture. I had been looking for some time now and finally found one online I liked and was in my price range, plus with my Amazon.com visa points it was FREE plus FREE shipping. So I ordered it and Dan installed it today. See this ugliness up close??? Now, I bought this fixture when we first moved in because there was something even uglier (if you can imagine that) installed here when we moved in. But this just didn't cast enough light ( our ceilings are very high and this light is kinda behind me when I am at the sink) so I wanted something more prim, plus something that gave me more light.
This is my new light fixture!!! YAY!!! I am so happy with the results. I have to do a bit of touch up on the ceiling as the older fixtures were much larger at the ceiling so I have a little bit of work, but I could not be happier.
Plus I can add some candle wreaths or some lamp shades at different times of the year to decorate it. But, just look at it!!! It is so beautiful!!! And, even if I didn't get it for FREE, it was only $32.00 I know, I have been looking for a long time for a deal like this!
This photo is without the flash and although it looks quite dark, it is very bright here when that light is on! Don't you think it just changes the whole look of this little corner of my kitchen?
Well, enough gushing over my kitchen light fixture! I need to find something else to keep myself busy with. I am going to go blind staring at this light all night!
Have a great day!

Monday, October 04, 2010

~* some befores and afters *~

I have been busy the last few days working on a couple makeovers. I picked up a couple end tables I got free off of Craigslist. They were in excellent shape and I needed some for my livingroom so I was thrilled to get these babies.
They just needed a few coats of paint and they were a perfect fit for my prim living room. I am working on the second one now. But I am so tired from a long day, one was all I could get done today!

And if this breadbox makeover looks familiar it is because the inspiration came from Kindra at 3Guys AGirl and a Prim Place. I loved her makeover so much I "borrowed" the pattern a little with my own touch. I forgot to take a before but think hunter green with a HUGE hunter green knob! This picture makes it looks shiney but it really isn't. I love they way it came out and even though it has taken me forever to find a wooden bread box to do a makeover on, it has been so worth the wait.
Well, that is it for me today. In addition to the makeovers, I also started working on a door window curtain for my girlfriend who cannot sew, I should have that finished up for her tomorrow so she can stencil it. So, it's off to bed.
Have a great day.

Friday, October 01, 2010

~* new giveaway *~

Firecrackerkid Primitives
is having a giveaway. Check out her site. I have a few of her pieces and I LOVE THEM!!!

~* hey, what's new? *~

So, what is new with all of you? I know, I know!!! I have been away a long time, my only excuse it that I am so overwhelmed with all the things I volunteer for that I have no time to blog! It's true! I did have time for an anniversary party! Yes, Dan and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on the 14th of September and had a lovely party on the 11th. On the 18th we took a trip to Fenway for an awesome game!

Jon Lester pitching!
Big Papi warming up!

This was our suite. The food, beer, wine, soda and desserts were endless!

Dan says I am ruined now for going to the games any other way other than in the suite box! He is right! It was a great way to see the game the since I never had to leave the box for anything, why go any other way! He has no idea what he is in for! We had a great relaxing day and I needed to get away for a quick restful trip!
I am still up to my ears in volunteer work. It is fundraising season for some of my committees so we are in full swing planning a fall fundraiser for Save-Ocean Beach. I just finished the "St. Practice Day" fundraiser for the New London Irish Parade, and I am not deep into the planning of the parade. Still making the city beautiful on the Beautification Committee and trying to get some work accomplished on the Economic Development Commission, and of course still working diligently to make the city a better place to live in on the Neighborhood Alliance. As you can see I am up to my ears in work, but I love it.
I have taken the time to stop in and read all your blogs, even it I haven't left a comment. Holiday season is quickly approaching and I am looking forward to reading what you all are going to be doing!
Have a great day!!