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Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm Back From Dallas!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm back from Dallas and had a great time with my mom and Sherry. We went to Dallas Market and had fun looking at all the new trends. I ordered some beautiful fall and everyday silk flowers, birds, and containers. I also found more scarecrows to make the scarecrow tassels! Yay! I brought back some beautiful embellishments for frames too. I will get started on some when I return from Branson on Saturday. Whew! Got to get ready for another trip!


As I've said before, I get so sidetracked when I'm at market...there is so much to look at! They have everything for every style you can imagine. Below are pics of windows and accessories that caught my eye.


Loved this showroom window...it's me! lol...Loved the red and roosters. Those lamps are really different too! Mom noticed the butterfly hardware on the side table...too cute!




These roosters were stunning! Roosters are everywhere at market!
These beautiful realistic silk flowers caught my eye too...



I have noticed alot of blue being added in with the red/oranges, golds and greens. I am really loving it! The fabric on those chairs is beautiful!


Mom and I stopped at Tuesday Morning on the way back and found these pictures with the Orangy red and blue background. Hmmmm....I didn't buy these, but I am seriously thinking about adding some of that blue to my house. I guess I better get Chase's room done first though...I can only concentrate and afford to work one room at a time! lol...


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Butterflies are really big right now! Mom and I were spotting all of the butterflies at market. I fell in love with these pictures...they were beautiful!

Butterfly pillows...

There was blue everywhere at market! It is definitely coming in strong. Loved this birdcage...


Pretty, pretty...

We saw alot of lime green too...love it!

The nautical look is really big right now. Shells, boats, fish, etc...I snapped this picture because I thought those fish were cute!

I've been seeing alot of these cage dolls around blogland. They are really different!



I always see the most beautiful and unique lamps at market...



There are also very unusual items at market...Sherry pointed out how much she loved this chair with the acrylic legs. I've never seen that before! Very cool!

Look at this lizard lamp...Wow! Now that is different!! lol...

Christmas is everywhere! I wasn't in the mood to look at it since it was 100 degrees outside. I could barely concentrate on fall! lol...Very pretty though...

Love the gingerbread stuff...

Wouldn't one of these Santa oil paintings be beautiful over a mantle? Loved the one on top...


I ordered some of these beautiful stems for fall and everyday arrangements...can't wait until they get here! I am ready to get started! I will be making arrangements with fall birds and pumpkins.

We all ordered these cute metal scarecrow yard stakes...they are adorable!

Well, it's time to get packed for another trip! As I mentioned we are leaving tomorrow for Branson. We are so excited! My parents have rented a condo on Table rock lake. Kevin will be fishing alot I'm sure. We are also going to take Chase to Whitewater...he will love that. We are also planning on shopping a little and going on the Branson Show boat on Wednesday evening. I hear it's really neat! We might even explore a cave! We will just have to see...I'll post pics when I return. Have a great week! I hope you are doing something fun!!



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thinking Fall

I know it's just the third day of summer, but fall will be here before we know it! My mom and I are heading to Dallas tomorrow to visit my friend Sherry and of course shop! We will be going to market to look for fall and everyday flowers, berries, pumpkins, roosters, ribbon and whatever else I find that's cute to make things with. I am hoping to have several of these scarecrow tassels to sell too! So be thinking fall...I am planning on getting started early this year!



Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

~~Summer Decks And Porches Party~~

Hey everyone! Things have been kind of crazy over the last several days and time got away from me! I have been planning a trip to Dallas and Branson. I am leaving Friday for Dallas and Tuesday for Branson...I'm excited about the trips, but I have been a little sad...our sweet old cat Coco is not doing well. She is probably around 17 years old...not sure. Her kidneys are starting to fail. We took her to the vet a few months ago and they said it was only a matter of time. So, we are taking care of her and keeping her comfy. As long as she is not in any pain we are going to let her live until the time comes. :(



Anyway, those are some of the reasons I have not been thinking clearly lately! Not to mention I have a house full of boys all the time! lol...It's definitely summer time!





I know that alot of you have all seen my patios before. However, I couldn't miss out on the summer blog party over at At the Picket Fence . Today's party is hosted by Kim at Savvy Southern Style. If you have never visited her blog you must! She has a beautiful home and wonderful ideas!



Everything is in full bloom right now! It might go down hill from here, so I'm glad I got some good pics while I could. lol...Kevin better water while I'm in Dallas! Luckily it will only be for a few days...whew! As for the Branson trip his uncle will be watering for us...and he picky so my flowers might look even better when I get back! lol...Anyway, You might remember from my last patio post I bought the conversation set at Wal-mart and had the striped pillows made to coordinate. Are you wondering what's in that terracotta bowl by the iron rack?





My turtles! My neighbor found one of them on the street a while back. Well, I couldn't believe it but Kevin found the other one in our yard! Weird! The only thing we could think of is that it got washed up in our yard when we had so much rain. I love watching these little guys swim and bask in the sun. When the glass door opens they think it's time to eat and they look up at me and swim just as fast as they can looking for the food! lol... I think I have mentioned that I am a turtle lover!
I love having the metal rack out here to display garden items and flowers. I spy some turtles!

Here is a complete view of the conversation set we bought at Wal-mart. It's on sale now! They also have it in a tanish color.

We are loving it! It's too hot during the day, but in the morning and night it's perfect to sit and have a cup of coffee or tea.

My begonias are thriving!

I have two of these hanging baskets and they are just beautiful! Wanna know my secret? Miracle Gro Shake n Feed, Continuous Release.
That stuff works!


Love the creeping jenny hanging on the brick.

I found this cute metal bird at Dallas market. Hobby Lobby has him now if you are interested.



Here is a view sitting on the sofa looking out on the fire pit patio.






Here's the fire pit patio! Sassy loves to sit out here sometimes and get some sun.





My flowers are doing great out here too. We have been doing alot of cooking on the fire pit!






We bought the bench a few years ago. It's about time for a paint job! I recently had the cushion and pillows made for it.



Love all the colors! Makes me happy!





Let's take a look at a few things growing in the garden...To hear me describe this cantaloupe you would think it was the size of a basket ball! lol...Ok, not quite, but it's getting big!




The tomatoes are looking good too! It won't be long...can't wait!



Kevin is proud of his peppers!



Well, I went wildflower picking again. I found some black eyed susans and butterfly weed. The butterfly weed is the orange cluster flowers. They grow wild and attract butterflies, I drove several miles to find them! lol...Do you notice anything funny about my candle holders? I mentioned that I always have a house full of boys. Well, this is what they did when I wasn't looking. lol...In a way it's kinda cute!



But of course I fixed it...



I will be sporadic about posting over the rest of this week and next, so bear with me. Also, I am not going to post my "Show and Sell" blog party this week or next. I am actually going to change things up a bit and give the party a new name. I would love for you to participate! I"ll tell you more about it later.





New items coming to my Etsy store tonight!





Have a great week!!
















Friday, June 17, 2011

The Winner Of My Custom Frame Giveaway Is....

Thank you all for entering my giveaway!!! I seriously do wish I could give you all a frame! But since I can't I had the random generator pick one winner and it was #9... Karen, from Karen's Bits and Pieces. I'll be contacting you!



I'll have another giveaway in another month or so, so be watching for it!



Have a great day!





Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Show And Sell Party #6!

Show and Sell


It's show and sell time!



Today I am featuring some necklaces and bracelets I made for the upcoming summer months. They are made with beautiful beads and crystals. I love the way the crystals sparkle!



This set is very colorful and would go with just about anything!


Love this set too...the zebra shell beads are just beautiful!


Black and white always goes with everything.


Here it is on me with a black, white and gray top...perfect! Did I mention I really want to keep all of these sets? lol...Since I can always make myself some I guess I will sell them :) You can click here to visit my Etsy store. They are all priced very reasonable and include the necklace AND bracelet. They would make great gifts!


Here are some of your beautiful items from last week...

LOVE this pretty apron from Lisa's Creative Designs


Check out these beautiful bows from Mandy Jane Boutique


These earings are stunning...



They are from Girley's On Etsy




You are welcome to link any handmade or vintage item that you would like to show and/or sell. You do not have to sell anything to join the party. I'm just giving you the opportunity to link your online stores or sell off of your blog if you would like to. If you have a blog, I would appreciate a link back here so others can find the party.


I hope you will link up! I would love to see more beautiful items like the ones listed above!



If you joined last week I would love for you to join again!







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