Monday, February 28, 2011

I have a favor to ask!

pretty please

I have a favor to ask of all you guys!  You KNOW I love each and everyone of you and I ADORE when you leave me comments. (I mean REALLY adore it…like in a great big fuzzy teddy bear kind of way!) YOUR comments make MY DAY!  I just need you to do something for me if you’re comfortable with it.
You see, when you guys leave me comments, they go to my email…if I hit reply on my email, so I can talk to you, I get this….
This means I can’t just type you a response….I have to dig around and look up your email addresses etc.  Some of you may not even know you’re noreplybloggers…I was and I didn’t realize it either!  By the way, this only applies to comments left by bloggers.  You can easily fix your norelycomment status by going to your dashboard and on the left side, click edit profile.


When you get there, just check the box that says share my profile ….that’s it! Now when I hit reply on my emails, it will put in your email address instead of the noreplyblogger line.

profile edit page

I know this sounds silly, but it makes talking to you guys SO much easier…and you KNOW I love talking to all of you!!!

If you’re not comfortable doing this, don’t feel like you have to, I just figured some of you may not even know you are no reply bloggers…like I said, I didn’t realize I was either!
Thanks so much my friends!
Hope you have a wonderful, blessed day!

EDIT: This is mainly for when I have already commented on your blog and then we have a conversation going back and's just so much easier to hit reply. :)  I do LOVE visiting your blogs and don't mean that I don't want to come visit you, when you visit me. Just sayin'. :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

How to build a Cabinet with an old window! Treasures and Trinkets Thursday! Link up!

Welcome to Treasures and Trinkets Thursday!
Link up something you love, a project or whatever you’ve been up to, so we can all admire your stuff!

I thought you guys might be interested in how these were made, there’s a little story behind them….


A while back I told you that my mom, had all these old windows and pieces of building supplies just laying around.  She wanted some cabinets built out of the windows, but my dad and I just couldn’t get time to do it, so enter Gail, from - My Repurposed Life.  (she’s such a great gal..and SO talented!)
I emailed her and asked her if she’d be willing to take on the project and she agreed.

SOOooo, my dad and brother took this whole truck load of goodies to her to start working!
Here’s some old sign materials from where my dad worked that they gave him…Gail called it bumble bee mdf.

Here’s a couple of the old windows my mom had….

and a WHOLE bunch of old bed spindles!

First Gail built a little base with legs out of the bed spindles to fit the size of the windows.……

Then she built a frame the size of the window and attached it to the little base.….

Then she added shelves,  a piece of beadboard on the back and some crown molding…..

Then Gail cleaned up the windows….

She then painted the windows and cabinets out in a nice bright white!

Then Gail attached the two windows to the fronts to complete the cabinets.  Notice that she added the shelves where the cross pieces are  in the windows are so they would be hidden behind each piece. (such a smart cookie)

So here they are now, in my mom and dad’s attic space…aren’t they cute?!   See the little cupcakes on the shelves??…those are the faux ones that I make in my shop HERE.


Mom has the “twins”, as Gail so lovingly calls them, decorated so cute in all white hobnail and antique wedding cake toppers.



Mom and dad installed the sweet little crystal knobs after they got the cabinets back.  My dad, my son Lincoln, and I all drove out to pick up the cabinets from Gail’s house…she’s such a sweetie!


Hope you enjoyed seeing the transformation of a couple of old windows today. If you don’t know Gail, you really should head on over to her blog, My Repurposed Life, to see what she can do!  She does miracles with stuff most people would throw away!  OH and she’s also having a silhouette giveaway, so run, don’t walk over and enter it here!
Have a great day!~

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tea for Two Tablescape!

Today I’d like to show you how to set up your table for tea.
In today’s world we often don’t take the time to honor our friends or family with a tea, but I think it’s high time we brought it back.

Here I have my table set for tea for two…..


You have to have a sweet treat when serving tea.   (well, I do at least! lol) Here I have cupcakes, petite fours and a lovely little cake.  You can buy the faux versions in my shop if you’d like to have some pretties sitting out all the time that won’t go bad! (or add to your waistline!)


You can’t have tea without the proper equipment, so a tea service is in order.   I have my tea pot, tea ball infuser, sugar and creamer in silver and of course a vintage sugar spoon, all resting on my antique silver tray.


I think real flowers are a must for tea time….there’s just something about an arrangement of roses that makes my heart swoon!


I received these roses from my love on Valentines Day.  They’re pink….does he know me or what?! 


When you set your table for tea, you should start out with your plate centered in front of you, knife to the right (with the blade towards your plate),  your spoon goes next to the knife, or can rest on your teacup’s saucer.  The napkin can go to the left or rest on the center of your plate and your fork always goes to the left of your plate.  Tea cups sits to the upper right. I have included a small sorbet glass for some ice cream, if my guests so desire.


The lovely tea set that I’m using was purchased for me by my hubby.   My love had been with his company for 15 years and they let him choose a gift for himself…instead, he chose this dessert set for me.  Talking about making a  girls heart melt!


Aren’t the flowers just lovely on each piece?!


What’s a tea party without white gloves! Smile


I hope you’ve enjoyed my tea for two tablescape, I know I enjoyed putting it together!


I hope you’ll take time out of your schedule to host  a tea for your family and’s nice to make them feel special.


I’m linking up my tea tablescape with
Laura’s High Tea Tablescapes at Decore to Adore,

Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday  and
Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

If you have a teatime tablescape you should link up too!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Antique Rolling Pin and Treasures and Trinkets Thursday!

Today I wanted to share my old glass rolling pin, my mom gave me.  It has such a curvy, feminine shape and I love it!

Glass rolling pins were used in Victorian homes, and were sometimes given as a gift to a young lady from a serious young man, when he was wooing her for marriage.

These rolling pins originally came filled with baking powder, vinegar or cocoa powder.  They were later emptied and filled with cracked ice or ice water to keep the dough chilled while working with it.  I fill mine with a pretty pink potpourri to put in my pretty
pink kitchen!

Ok, that’s my treasure for the week…what’s yours?
Link up something you love, a project, or whatever your heart desires. I would appreciate a link back to my page, if you know how to do it.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

And the winner is…….

It’s time to announce the winner of my Scentsy giveaway! I’m pleased to announce the winner of the full sized Scenty warmer and scent block, is Lisa!   Congratulations Lisa! 
I’ll be contacting you so I can get your address etc. to the to the correct people, be watching your mail box!

For everyone who didn’t win, you can still get in on a great deal!


Next month the plug in Scentsy warmers are going to go up in price to $20.00, but with the 10% discount this month, you can get them for $13.50!!  If you’d like to order, please go HERE and take a look! I have one in my kitchen and it smells divine!
Thanks to everyone who entered!
Have a great day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentines Day Gift for a Guy!

Hey everyone!  It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend around here!  My hubs and I have been celebrating our anniversary….we’ll be married 26 years on Valentines Day! 
Friday I received a beautiful bouquet of pink roses…just lovely!  I wanted to do something special for my honey too, but I couldn’t exactly buy him flowers. SO, I decided to do something I knew he’d really like.
This would be a great idea for any man on your list.
First I took the carton to his favorite soda, which happens to be ALE81…it’s a soda made just in KY and he loves it! 


Then I decided to gather up some yummy stuff……


All his favorite things….


I got all his favorite candy bars in the snack sizes….a buck each at the Dollar Tree….


I also picked up some craft supplies like: Chenille pipe cleaners in red…


Tissue paper, gift bag shreds, and some sticks. Yes, I said sticks! I tried to find some wooden skewers, but they didn’t have any, so I got these decorative sticks instead…figured they’d do the same job…..


I cut down some of the sticks in different lengths and then started taping all those yummy snacks to the sticks like this…..


Then I started inserting the sticks down into some styrofoam I stuck down in the carton.  See….


I continued to stick in his snacks at different heights…..





After I got all the snacks in place, I wanted to add something for filler.  I took the chenille pipe cleaners and wrapped them around the handle of a wooden spoon.  I took them off, stretched them out a smidge and added them to my manly bouquet!


Can you see him hiding in there?  I added about 6 to the whole thing…


Then I stuck in some gift wrapping tissue into the back of the carton, like this…..


I also used some of the gift wrapping shreds to fill in some empty spots here and there.




I added a balloon to the top….


and there ya have it…


ALL DONE! A guy gift that any man is gonna love!


Hope you guys have a wonderful Valentines Day!

I'm linking up to to To's day with Layla at the The Lettered Cottage
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