My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Show Off Your Cottage Monday 11/16/09

I had a giveaway saturday and no one caught on! I gave lots of hints. YOU could have won these little wood letters. Shabby Kim caught on just in time. Even my eBay group chicks didn't catch on in time and they KNOW me and what I do in our group. When I post something "weird" or somewhat "mysterious" you can generally count on it being something you're going to like, chicks. So pay attention carefully. Trust me on this one.

When I am creating, this room is a disaster area. I cannot create, sew or craft neatly. Anyone else like that?!?! Hmmmmm??? Yeah, I thought so. ;-)

Working on 3 different things at the moment here.

That being said, lately I have been doing things for ME, strictly for ME. I created a list about a year ago now of the things I've always wanted to do and just somehow could never find the time or get around to doing it, so I "got on a roll" and did them recently. First it was the cuffs. Then it was the Marie dolls. Now it's the froufrou-y letters. So I recently decided to make a trip to Joanns specifically to find some letters to make. I love the feeling I receive from the word nest; actually, cocoon or celestial are my favorite words in regards to home but nest was shorter and, at $2.99 a letter, you know what won out.

The final results! I love it. These are papier machè letters and very lightweight; however, I did the laundry room letters in wood and liked them better.

Closer view

The new look of the faux fireplace.

Random Thought:

What good does it do to have 3 sets of tire snow chains to cars we no longer own? Just wondering. *Sigh*...........

I am grateful for new appliances. Let me explain.

When hubby was in the Marine Corps we lived in government quarters several times and trust me, we were happy to get them. They were clean, inexpensive, safe and commodious. But sometimes we lived in homes in town. Those were nice also but they were never ours and mostly they came with a stove and refrigerator. I don't even remember anyone we knew back then having a microwave. But we bought a refrigerator during one of our "in town homes" and had that for 24 years and the man who bought it thought it was new because it was so clean and in such good shape. Then we bought a home and had to buy other appliances. But never at one time did we have new appliances until we moved to this house 4 1/2 years ago. Then about 2 years ago it hit me: I had all new appliances—stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator! That just seemed like so much to absorb from all those years of living frugally. Plus they are all paid for. So that's why I feel so blessed.