Friday, May 22, 2009

At it again!!!

I have decided that blogging is great for me because it motivates me to clean and then I can take a picture and I have something to post on my blog but I'm also getting my house in order at the same time! I love when I can multitask! So, depending on how much I get done will depend on how much you see! LOL!
This area is right next to my front door and who is that in the mirror??? Some CRAZY woman has gotten into my house! Yesterday you saw my chicken/rooster collection and today you see my rabbit collection....much smaller. I don't mean to seriously "collect" anything but the rabbits are very significant to me (long story).....the chickens just came about somehow. I had them strewn all over and then read in some decorating magazine that you should group your collections together....WHO KNEW? So, that's what I there is still the horse collection, a few squirrels....hmmmm.......what else do I have lurking in these dark corners?
The mirror was a great junk store find and the dresser was several years back and cost a little more but not much. I keep a bowl on the dresser for my sunglasses and keys and there's room there to put things that need to be mailed or library books to take back etc. My front door knob to the right has my 2 "green" market bags ready to go when I walk out the door.....form and function. TaDah!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I spent ALL day on this can you beleive it ?!?!?!?

And I wonder why I get nothing done! Ha! Why can't I just clean like a normal person...oh no....I have to rearrange, clean and create! Ha! If only I could get all my house clean and organized all at once. By the time I get the rest done these bookcases will have an inch of dust and cobwebs on them.
Anyway....I got these bookcases about a month ago for $10.00 each at a moving sale! YES!!!! I scored big that day but of course I am just getting around to utilizing them now. So, I packed them full....told you I was a pack rat!

Gifts from the past.....

Nancy Jo gave me these beautiful gifts of her handiwork but at the time I did not have my blog to show them off they are! Ta Dah!

The squirrel has a little reflection on her from the light coming in the window but she is SO cute and she framed it in a darling green frame with glass and everything....that woman is so talented it's scary! She does drink a lot of coffee so maybe I need to drink more rather than less....I'm like a slug anymore.

The bookmark is SO sweet and I always use it to mark my place in my Mary Jane's Farm girl magazine....that's where I met all these wonderful farm girl sisters....Nancy Jo being one of the first! Thanks again Nancy Jo!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Some views of my dining room

 have to understand that I have my furniture AND my parent's furniture AND I'm a pack rat! This is not easy to manage and on top of that my parents were "fancy schmancy" while I'm early log cabin...there in lies the rub. You've probably never seen decorating like this and maybe you never wanted to but here it is anyway....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Did a little outside decorating....

I broke down and bought some new pots! After all these years of the clay pots which I still like but they do dry out VERY fast in my South facing front yard so.......I saw these at Wally World and just thought they were SO cute! The GIANT coffee cups hold my herb garden so I can bring it in when winter comes and some more herbs, arrugula and some zinnias are in the other pots. I LOVE them and it was so much fun giving a "new look" to my front entrance.

Monday, May 18, 2009

This is the BOMB! (that means the best)!

I LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE Harry Slatkin although I know he is married and has a family. I love the frgarances he does...they are TOPS! He makes fragrances for Bath & Body, QVC and the "celebs". I bought this combo of air and fabric freshner and Febreze stinks next to this stuff....AWESOME!!!!!! It's a little pricier but Oh So worth it! I got mine on QVC and it is an odor neutralizer and it came with a plugin too that I put right next to the dog's bed...ahhh....that's better. I got the Clean Mist fragrance. Goodbye Febreze....Hello Harry!

A little something from the rummage sale

Here's a little scrubber board...what is the REAL name for these things? I got it at the rummage sale at the church a few weeks ago. I'll be posting more interspersed with my current project of the day/week.