I love doing little makeovers like this. You can transform just about anything into something you love.
I had this outdated little box...It opens up.
I painted it with a couple of coats of Heirloom White, it's so nice having it in a quart!
And of course I distressed it and then added some pretty paper behind the glass...I really like it. I think little boxes like these would be super cute gifts, you could put some pretty pink paper behind the glass and get some journal cards like here to put inside for a mom to be, then she could journal special moments when her new baby arrives and keep it in the cute little box!
There is an AWESOME giveaway going on at Make it and Love it! You could win this Workbox from The Original Scrapbox! Isn't it Amazing! I love thise thing, look at all that scrapbook storage!! I know I could get organized with this!! It comes in white too and you can even get it in beadboard!!! I loveeeeeee it!! Head on over for your chance to win it at Make it and Love it, and you can also checkout all products from The Original Scrapbox here and the workbox specifically here.
Ok one more, how about this AWESOME desk they have!! I loveeeeee it!! This is the EZ View desk, I love how you can store some of your craft things in the top and see them! You can view this desk here.
Oh and it comes in Blackkkkkkk! This would match by Workbox perfectly, I need to win!!
I am joining in for one last Thrifty Treasures over at Southern Hospitality, Head over and see everyone's last finds of the season!
So last week I was lucky enough to score a few things from freecycle.org, I got this coffee table....
What you don't like it?
I do! I think it's great for FREE! I love the old look of the boards going across the top. It is not as shiny as the pictures make it seem, however I am a bit disappointed that it does have a little shine to it. I used satin, as I always do, but I used the American Traditions Rustoleum quart of paint I was so excited to find. My excitement is gone. Do you use satin or eggshell? Should I use eggshell? Does it wipe off easy? We have had eggshell walls before and I hated it as it did not clean well, but it could have been flat, I am clueless.
I also scored this sewing machine in perfect condition for FREE, again from freecycle.org. I should start charging them for all the advertising I do for them, haha!
I also got a booster seat in perfect, very clean condition. And next week I am getting a table and chairs. Crazy? Yes.
Today I received the Lovely Blog Award from Kristen at Frugality in the Making and I also received this award from Stephanie at A Fine House, Sadly Stephanie passed this award on to me a LONG time ago and I am just now posting it. I am so very Sorry Stephanie that is has taken me this long, I am just awful, I know.
The rules of the "one Lovely Blog Award" are as follows:
Accept your award and post it on your blog along with a link to the person who has sent it to you. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have newly discovered. You must contact the person to let them know that you have chosen them to receive the award.
Here are my favorite blogs/newly discovered to whom I pass along this award:
The rules of accepting and sharing this award are:
Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude
Link to your nominees within your post.
Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award
Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude.
I don't know what to say, I am horrible at this. I know that my life is not perfect, nowhere near perfect. Seriously not close at all. It's been a long, hard road with lots of ups and tons of downs. There has been times I just want to quit, but I don't and I won't. Rather than looking at what I don't have, I look at what I do have. If we spend our time thinking about what we don't have and whining and complaining and doing nothing about it, we will go nowhere so with all the bad, I remain positive as best I can, I am So Thankful for everything I do have, God, my husband, my children, my grandparents, all of my family, my home, health, etc. I love to spread a little love and cheer, I don't want to be known as the downer, the whiner, etc. I want people to see and know that no matter what I do or don't have, I am happy, it is what me make it, right? Now with all that said, and this may seem so silly to people. But this blog means so much to me, the people I have met, chatted with, emailed, all of you Awesomes that take the time to read my blog, you have no idea how much it all means to me. Seriously, I am a SAHM and I love it but this gives me a chance to me, a chance to be creative and share it, and who knows where this will lead, how many doors it will open, all the new fabulous people I will and have met. It just truly Amazes me! It gives this sometimes lonely bored mom a little something outside of home to look forward to. Your all truly amazing and Thank You. And Thank You Gwen again for this lovely award!
Here are ten bloggers that make me smile, inspire me, make me try harder, think longer, look better, laugh more often, expand my horizons, feel just plain lucky and always have a great attitude.
Well it's coming to a close of Garage Sale season and this will be the last week for Thrifty Treasures over at Rhodas blog Southern Hospitality. Soooo very sad!!! I will miss it and can't wait for it next year! Go stop over and see everyone's Wonderful finds here.
My Gramma called this morning and told us of a HUGE garage sale, so we dropped everything and got in the car and went, ok not really but we eventually made our way there. It was definitely HUGE. It was sad though, the husbands wife had just passed away and they were selling just about everything so he could get a smaller place. There was soooooo many family members there, I felt so weird walking through the house and picking things out. She passed away not even a week ago and the old man wanted it gone. They were all sooo nice. The woman liked to craft, and she saved everything and had a little of everything. The prices were good too, I made hubby ask if they would take less on something and they did, and We/I've neverrrrrrr done that. They are having it again in 2 weeks and I want to go back. There was tons of stuff in every room.
This cute little fall centerpiece was $2, I think it will look Great with one of my pumpkin candles!
A large bag of these for $1, these will be fun to use for something or just fill up a cute jar with them.
A 5ft Christmas tree for the yard, I got this for my gramps, He always decorates the front for Christmas. They had TONS of Christmas decorations.
I got this light for our hallway. $1
A few of these frames at .50 a piece.
I don't know what it is, but this is one of my fave finds. It was .50. I love it as is. It's bright yellow, I know but I am getting to where I paint EVERYTHING white or black and need pops of different colors throughout the house, right?
This little carrier for $1. I will definitely paint this. Yea white or black, lol. See what I mean?
Loved this little candle holder, super cute for winter decor!
And a wreath to make pretty...
And these were also a fave, Carbon Monoxide detectors, they are new and these are SO HIGH and we needed them. And these were only $1.00 each, still have the little baggies with all the screws attached!
And last but not least my fave find for sure!! They had this marked $15 but they took $10. I normally wouldn't want a piece like this but it's perfecttttttt in my office and fits my candles small or big perfectly!! I am super excited about this and have already got a coat of black paint drying, lol.
That's not it, theres more but I am going to show you the rest in another post! I got some Great things from FreeCycle.org. My free coffee table is finished, but the pictures I took were horrible so I promise I will get it posted soon...
Don't forget to go enter my giveaway! You could win a super awesome set of lipglosses for yourself or for a stocking stuffer!
So today has been a Great mail day and I just had to share! Does anyone else get absolutely giddy getting packages and fun free stuff in the mail? Or am I just a complete dork?
I signed up in January I believe to be a Fiskateer and today I received this lovely package from them and had no idea it was coming...
A pair of awesomeeeee scissors! I have a nice pair of scissors now! And yes I will be hiding them. It came with a cute little drawstring bag and....
Can you see that? They are even engraved with my Fiskateer number on them! How cool is that? Love them! Have you heard of the Fiskateer group? It's such a Great group of crafters, you could spend a year going through all the past posts on the boards, there is so much info, how to's, pictures of everyones creations! It's wonderful!
I also received these lovely little reusable bags from Abi at Monkey Tree Creations. She is wonderful! I won these from her blog for giving tips on setting up her display at a craft show she is doing!
aren't they cute? She has lots of cute things, I LOVE her little dolls! You can go check out her blog here and her Etsy shop here. Stop over and tell her I said Hello!
I also received this Target Gift Card today from Stephanie over at Bargain Fun. She did a giveaway and I won! I loveeeeee target!! You can go check out her blog here, she has an awesome blog! Thanks Stephanie!!
Yesterday I received these coupons! 5 of them for 5 free bottles of Olive Oil! Uh Awesome! I did a survey awhile back and they sent me these! So awesome!
I also received the cutestttttt apron in the mail from The Cupcake Provocateur but haven't taken a pic yet and will do so tonight! It is adorable! Plus Monday I received my $20 Gap Gift Card for participating in the contest where I blogged about shopping thriftily for kids clothes! And I received my EOS lip balm this week in the mail that I signed up for and I seriously LOVE it!! you will have a chance to win one soon!
Ok that's it for now! I will be back tonight with my new FreeCycle scores!! Seriously if you aren't signed up for freecycle.org, you should.
So now I want to know, do you sign up for freebies online? Are you giddy over a mailbox full of freebies? What about giveaways, do you enter them?
Oh, like my new signature? Head on over to Funky Junk Interiors for a tutorial on how to make yours!! She has lots of great tips for having a Great blog!! Isn't her button cute?
I LOVE Elf makeup!!! It's so affordable, sooooooooo afforable and well it's awesome! I love love love the Hypershine lip glosses!! And guess how much they are??? $1.00!!! So who wants to win a set of these lovelies?? One winner will receive the cute set pictured below with 5 different shades of pink! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered to win!!! How Great are these for stocking stuffers? Go check out there site here and see all the great beauty products they have!!! I recommend signing up for their email too, they email great discount codes, yes discounts on their already very affordable makeup!!!
Hope everyone is having a Fantastic Wednesday!!! I just picked the winner using random.org for the vinyl giveaway and Comment #1, Lisa from kssnnikkel is the winner!!! Go over and congratulate her, she has a wonderful blog with lots of cute things!!!
Thanks So Much All for entering!! And Thank You to Paige's Pastime for allowing me to do the giveaway!!!
I'm a wife, mom of 3 boys, wahm, crafter, blogger, couponer, and homebody. I love being at home with my family, watching movies, playing with blocks and legos :) I love and collect all things vintage, I love crafting and creating things, blogging, googling, cooking, I love the snow and rainy cold weather, it makes me smile. For thrifty decorating and craft projects visit my other blog at www.bugabooscreations.com