Thursday, September 30, 2010

26 YEARS AGO . . .


Me and Hubby
 sealed the deal . . . 
tied the knot . . . 
got hitched!


Twenty-six years!

It's been a wonderful 26  years, honestly (plus the 5 years we spent dating!)
I couldn't have planned a better life if I'd gone back in time to do so.

Sheesh, we look soooo young!!!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Remember this little cutie I picked up a while back at Ikea?  I thought it would be perfect in my "studio".

It was a nice steal at $39, but the finish didn't do much for me.  Kind of a boring silver/metal finish.
How to fix that?  
Ahh . . . y'all know!!!! :o)  

Spray paint!

Much better! 

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Monday, September 27, 2010


In an effort to rehabilitate myself of my almost out-of-control magazine hoarding issues, a wile back, I went through the many, m a n y stacks of back issue magazines and cut out pages of inspiration.  I created binders for each genre ~ general decorating, gardening, crafts/projects, Christmas and Fall/Halloween.

The lovely binder below safeguards my Fall and Halloween inspiration.

Now, I know you're all probably starting to feel bombarded with fabulous, lush fall imagery, and fun and funky Halloween tricks-or-treats here in blogland and on the web. However, I felt the need to jump right in there and share some of my favorite pages carefully removed and placed in protective sleeves from magazines such as BH&G, Country Living, MS Living, Southern Living, House Beautiful ~ just to name a few.  And also from a fairly large variety of the oh so hard to resist "special issues" and "limited editions" of all of the above!

Hope you enjoy, and maybe find a little inspiration as well!

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Thanks to all of you who left nice comments on my One-Year Blogiversary post.  I'm literally pulling the winning name as I'm composing this post . . . this is the hardest . . . I want you all to be winners . . . 

The winner is . . . Tara from Crafting into Sanity!!!

Blogger Tara said...

Congrats on the anniversary! Love the halloween goodies.
September 26, 2010 4:52 PM

Thanks so much for participating, Tara!  Please email me ~ ~ with your snail-mail address.  

Here's another look at Tara's winnings.  
(Sorry for the blurry photos.  I had just finished working out, and my arms were shaking so badly!)

Happy Halloween 
Pennant Banner

Spooky Black 
Crow Garland

Demure Witch Portrait

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Thursday, September 23, 2010


I almost can't believe my humble little blog is a year old.  The time has flown by . . . really. Most amazing to me is there's actually people out there interested in what I have to say or share.  With soooo much great stuff out there in blogland, sometimes I wonder how little ole me captures anyone's attention.  

I thank you, all of you.  Those of who drop by regularly, or who stop by occasionally.  I so appreciate those of you who comment frequently, or just now and again.  And those of you who don't comment, I appreciate your visits as well.  I know you're out there . . . the regular readers who don't comment! ;o)  hehe  And that's quite fine as well.  I "lurk" around many blogs myself.

So, as I mentioned in my last post, in standard blogger celebration style, I'm going to share my one-year milestone with all of you by giving away some of my creations.  I so love to create anything with paper (scrapbooker at heart, but loves to dabbling in the "other arts" too ~ sounds like witchcraft!), and Halloween being one of my most fun and favorite times of the year ~ second to Christmas ~ I'm giving away some

All Hallow's Eve 

inspired pieces that I've created.

All you need do is to leave a comment on this post.  If you'd like another chance at winning, simply put a blurb anywhere on your blog about my celebration giveaway, and come back here to comment that you've done so.

I really do wish I could give you all a little "party favor" to celebrate.  Who knows, maybe if I don't get too many comments, I just may!  

Before I share the spooktacular goodies I'm planning to giveaway up close and in detail, you'll have to bear with me while I share my most favorite pics from the last year.  At the end of the One-Year Photo Montage, you'll find detailed pictures of the giveaway.

Hope you enjoy this little peak through my last year of blogging.

Thanks for indulging me while I went through just a few of my favorite pics from the past year.  If you think you can stand viewing just a few more pics, I'll share some up-close, detailed pics of the pieces in the giveaway.

I will draw the winning name for my One-Year Blogiversary giveaway Saturday morning.
I've decided to extend the giveaway {since it's shaping up to be a busy weekend!}, and I'll draw the winning name Monday morning.  

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