Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Come out to Boulder City for the Best Dam BBQ Challenge!  There is lots to do out there.  Not only is there a BBQ contest  (we're cooking in it this weekend), but there is also a kid's zone, classic car show, Antiques in the Park, and more going on.  So get out there, eat some yummy BBQ and enjoy your day.  Here is the link that will give you all the information you need. 
Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend everyone!  Give praise and support to all of our military personell, past and present!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

Poor lighting, but I love this picture anyway.
Photo hint:  Don't lean down with overhead lighting.  It gives you dark circles under your eyes. 

Seriously, I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I know I did.  Hubby got my ATV fixed (the shop had it two weeks, but that's a whole other story).  We spent most of the day out riding.  Came home, relaxed a bit and went to Scott and Christy's for a yummy dinner with carne asada and ground beef tacos.  It was delicious.  I will need to hit the Mexican market to get some of that tastefully marinated meat. 

I busted my hiney at the flower shop this past week.  Thankfully, my friend Diane came to help me Thursday, Friday and Saturday...or I'd still be there working on arrangements. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Trash to Treasure Typewriter Case

A thirft store find while shopping with Aunt Shirley, I just had to have it.  This kind of stuff is getting hard to find around here.  After a few days, I came accross a design from Shara Reiner that I really liked...especially the saying.  But you know me, I had to do it in my style.  This is the finished product. 

It's an old Smith Corona typewriter case.  It's actually painted upside know, the skinny side is actually the bottom of the case where the typewriter would be connected to.  But I thought that would be too impractical, so I flipped it over to make it the top.   The whole thing is painted black and then drybrushed  in burnt umber to pick up the texture of the case (one of my favorite parts of it by the way).  Then the design was painted, making use of the texture as well.  Last, a border of daisies was added to the sides for interest.  The whole thing was finished with 2 coats of DecoArt's Gloss Interior/Exterior Varnish for durability.  It's a great product by the way.  I think I will still wrap the handle with fabric just to top it off. 

Monday, May 2, 2011


I got some painting done.  You know, I used to take it for granted that I would paint 4-5 days a week.  Now it is a luxury that is precious to me. 
We made a choice many years ago for me not to work to outside the home so that we could raise our children.  It was a struggle financially many times, but I know our whole family is better for it today. 
Okay, I'm getting all mushy and I'm stopping now. 
Anywho...I got to paint this weekend and it felt so good.  Fall shows will be here before I know it.  I worked on about a dozen little signs and two watering cans.  I like the way they turned out.  Here are some pics to share.  Please ignore the plastic table cloth with paint on it.  ;)


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