Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hellooooo Ladies!

I know I have been M.I.A, I promise I haven’t forgotten about you lovely ladies! I got two
birthdays coming up and my mom and her fiancé are coming into town tomorrow so I
have to make sure everything is perfect! And I have been working on…… Gosh……
20 projects that I will show yall in a couple of days!!! I’m so excited!!

I have a give away coming up so be on the look out for that and also a review of a
wonderful product that I know yall will love!!

And I will have oodles and oodles of furniture redo's and crafty things I have done!

Come on back soon! =)


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I want to share a secret with you…

Her name is Andrea and she is the owner of the cutest little shop called Faded Plains.

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Here is what she says :

“Here at Faded Plains, we love living a simple country life. We hope to encourage others to live more simply by bringing you wonderful vintage and vintage style goods inspired by farmhouse living....near and far.

Simple. Country. Living.”

Is that not simply perfect!?

Not only does she have a way with words but Faded Plains has such great items for sale and at AMAZING prices!

Prices that even little peons like me can afford! I’m all about that!

Take a look

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The cutest French Bee Tags & loveliest c. 1800 Handwritten French Transcript!

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Huntley & Palmers Pillow Slip & Fresh Lavender Sign

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I know you ladies love some wooden bobbins & how about the cutest little Pitcher you’ve ever seen!?

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Farmhouse soap? Yes please. Rusted keys? ABSOLUTELY!

I am completely in love with Andrea and her amazing little shop!

Faded Plains, you are simply amazing keep it up!

Maybe if you love Andrea as much as I do, we can talk her into a giveaway?

So go. Check her out. Fall in love.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Holy Hydrangea!

First, I wanted to share with you what I'm doing right now and it couldn't be more
perfect! {Well unless my hubby was here with us enjoying it}

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This is my spot! Lovely new drawer with rocks in it, waiting for candles to join,
but for now… A nice glass of sweet tea {yes I’m southern to the core} and the
lappy! I’m a happy camper!

My son’s amusement park! Audrey enjoys some of it!
There is a smaller slide in the back too.

I am a nut for green grass! I water mine and talk to it constantly!

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The first picture is where my new hydrangea’s will be going. More on
that in a second! Notice the two small plants, they are hydrangeas
and I never knew they were there until a few days ago!!
Second picture is clearly the dogs and them enjoying the nice weather!

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My little peanut and Lucy on the blanket, playing!

I love our home and my family!


Ok onto the hydrangeas! I want some big ones!! {That’s what she said} Sorry felt like
it fit there! I was on craigslist and thought I would just look and see if anyone was
selling/giving away mature hydrangea plants! And sure enough! The woman’s
mom could no longer care for them and she wanted them to go to a good home!
She said no one was interested and she had them for sale for 15.00 a piece,
but she is giving them to me for 10 bucks!! WOO! She is even digging them up!

My husband is going to get them tomorrow!


You can see they are browning and are screaming for water!
I’m coming my pretties!!!

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

2 of me!? Yep…

I don’t know if anybody is noticing two of me, but the other day I had to change my e-mail address on gmail and I am still trying to figure out how to change my e-mail on Google Friend Connect. It’s so weird, I got everyone moved over to the new e-mail but I still have to actually click “Follow” on everyone’s blog! So there now is two of me! I am trying to Unfollow the other name and just Follow using the new e-mail address but that’s going to take some time!
So just a heads up for everyone! I am still just one person though dang it, I would love to have a clone!

Update: I FIXED IT!!!! Yay I knew there HAD to be a way!! So now everyone is moved over from the old address!

Friday, July 23, 2010

{Winner of the Serena & Lily Sheet Set Give Away!!!}

Hey Guys!! Enjoy!!
E-mail me when you watch this and let me know what sheets you want and the size and your address and I will get them shipped out to you!!


Remember yesterday I told yall how I was in a funk! Well apparently I have been oozing funkiness because my wonderful amazing husband came home yesterday and said “Holly go out, go shopping, you need to get out the house! You haven’t been out in days!” It’s true! I have been in my pajamas for probably a week. So I hit the shower and was out the door lickity split! I had a couple places I wanted to hit! One being this cute little thrift store that just opened up a few blocks away from me! I ride by it with my husband and I always break my neck and he never stops! HMPH!
So yesterday I made it my mission to stop there! And I did!! Here is what I got :
This picture was right at the door when I walked in! As soon as I seen it I loved the colors and the flowers and when I looked at the price tag and it said $1.00 pah! it was a no brainer!
So with me it came!

It’s not a print, its a real canvas painting. There is a name on it but I have never heard of it.

The frame is beat up but nothing some paint can’t fix. I am not sure how it’s going to look
painted white so I will have to experiment ;)

Well I am constantly looking at Decor Chick, she is one of my favorite bloggers! So the other day I read how she turned an old drawer into a candle holder! Oh my gosh I loved it, like instantly!! Then I started thinking to myself “What is the likely hood I will walk in to a thrift store and find just one drawer” So yesterday I walked into the thrift store and there they were… A few of them, she got hers for 1.00 I paid 5.00 but that's ok! The thrift store is a non profit who donates all proceeds to an adult sober house! See what she did here and yes I will be doing something to it! Probably what she did I can’t lie =) What can I say Emily, I love you!

Then in the back in a lonely corner here stood these two really long wooden curtain rods! And I am on the hunt for some but for cheap! He said both of them for 5 bucks! So of course I got them! I have a couple things I want to do with them! So you wait and see =)
Excuse my naked son!
Eww brassy!
And it unscrews HOORAY!

So 11 bucks in that thrift store! Sure I’ll take that! And they had a TON of furniture which I love but I took our small car on purpose!

Ok that was store number one.

Store number two was of course Goodwill, what kind of thrift shopping day would it be without a trip to Goodwill! I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular, this funk I am in has my head in a cloud and I can’t think straight! It’s so weird! I had to use the GPS to go anywhere yesterday just so I didn’t have to think!! It’s bad.. Back to Goodwill here is what I got :
New in the package from Target a curtain rod! haha I’m on a curtain rod high! I have SOO many windows in this house, for real like 15!


And then I go over to the house wares section and I remembered I needed a candlestick for my cheese cloche turned cookie stand but no luck! Then I start chatting with this one lady, her cart seriously was packed over my head!! She needed a second cart, and she was looking at the sheets and stuff. So I started looking too and I don’t buy that stuff! And I touch sheets and I know exactly what they are!! Pima cotton sheets! I LOVE THEM so I hunt for the tag, sure enough pima cotton HOTEL COLLECTION FROM MACY’S!!! These sheets are like $200!! Needless to say I spread them out to make sure they were ok and they were!! I am like freaking out WHAT KIND OF PERSON GIVES THESE PERFECTLY AMAZING SHEETS AWAY!
Which I am ok with!!!

Remember I was needing some non scratchy sheets? Are yall keeping up here? My Serena & Lily give away here, yeah that ends TODAY PEOPLE!! GO AND ENTER!! Over at Serena & Lily they are big on {Every Layer Counts} and I had forgotten that! And I had old scratchy sheets!
Not anymore….


We slept on them last night. I came home and washed them in the sanitize cycle and at 11:00 last night I woke my husband up to put them on the bed! It was like sleeping on a cloud! So soft and comfortable!

I had to stop at target for some curtain rod bracket things but they had none! Weird. So I got some curtain clips and a pair of shorts for Audrey for $1.25 and a skirt for $1.00! So I am pretty happy with myself

Total spend yesterday $25.00!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

I’m in a funk…

I can be in a funk right? I'm exhausted and getting over a cold…
So instead of doing things I should be doing I am going to post
pictures of my beautiful babies!
Disclaimer: I took these and I am in NO WAY a photographer
so this is just me trying to capture the moments that take my breath away!
Fell a sleep at the dinner table… in his highchair!
Yep he still sits in a high chair until we can get a 4th seat to accommodate him! hehe
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Audrey smiling....

{Audrey screaming}
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{My favorite!}
I have ton of her and only a few of him.. he won’t sit still for the camera when I take
pictures of him he is like a blur on the screen!

I think when my hubz gets home I am going to go hit some thrift shops!
And don’t forget about the Serena & Lily give away! It ends tomorrow so quick go
here and enter for the chance to win a WHOLE SHEET SET from Serena & Lily!