Sunday, May 20, 2012

Better - After...Trash to Trend...

Hey Everyone!

Have I got a couple great links for you tonight!  While reading blogs & newsletters earlier, I stumbled across some creative ladies.  I love re-using and re-purposing items that would other wise be heading for the trash.  The first one that caught my eye was an old entertainment center. At one point, we even had one of these units but turned it into firewood when we found out there wasn't much of a market for the 1980's white-wash gem.  It also weighed a ton!
Let me grab a couple photos for you.  It was the lovely PiNk that caught my eye and I couldn't turn back...
Here is the BEFORE
Oh Yes,  here is the AFTER !!!
Isn't this AMAZING????  So, I want to give credit to the blogs that I found this adorable project on.  Better After {Archive March 25, 2011}   There are several posts on this one page, so you'll need to scroll down a bit - to 3/25/11.  Over a year later, and there is still a buzz about it.  It's just that cool. 
Well, while scrolling through Better After, I also stumbled upon Trash To Trend  The author Kelsey, has turned a man's plain sweatshirt into the cutest, feminine cover-up ever!!
Check this out:
Neck removed, slice up the middle, v-neck, lace...
So creative!

Notice Elastic Detail Center Back!
Head on over to her blog for more detailed instructions.  Such a great idea and doesn't seem too difficult.  The variations are endless as far as embellishments go.  We have the $5 sweatshirt shops here & I see one in every color ~ Awesome job, Kelsey!
Last, and certainly NOT least - because if it weren't for the creator of the beautiful PiNk kitchen, I would not be talking about it right now....  a whole year later!!!  Denise of STITCHES AND NAILS also has a wonderful blog, full of ideas, tips and lots of pictures!!  I signed up to follow them so I can {try} to keep up with their awesomeness !!  I bet they'd like it if you did the same.  Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Until Next Time,

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Hey Everyone!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mom's ~ today and everyday.  I hope you all enjoy your special day.  I know I will. 
This will be my first year that all three of my boys won't be able to be here but we'll have a Skype session with my son in New York.  I've been spoiled all these years having them so close to home, even through the college years.  We'll make up for lost time this summer when he comes home for the weddings.  He's so fortunate to be able to work from Orange County office {or should I say our family is fortunate!} while visiting home. I can't believe seven months have already passed since I was in New York!
Again, Happy Mom's Day!!

Until Next Time,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

EBook Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!
Just a quick note tonight ~ A friend invited me to enter a contest for a free eBook and I thought I'd also share with you.  I love to read.  I wish I had more time. My Kindle has way more books on it than I'll ever be able to read....But it's a good to know I'll never be short on reading material.  Here is the link:
Best of luck to everyone.. and... "May the odds forever be in your favor!"

More next week.. I'm actually taking a week off { presuming I'm a weekly blogger :-) }..
My very dear, old friend {not old as in age, but old as in we've been friends since we were about 9 years old. Okay, so maybe I do mean 'old as in age' Lol.  After 4 or 5 decades, I guess it's just old}..  my dear friend buried her daughter this past week. She was an A.L.L. survivor yet a year later, she rejected the bone marrow, contracted pneumonia and could not fight anymore.  Thankfully she is out of the horrible pain but now those left behind are heartbroken she is gone.   My friend will take guardianship of her two grand kids, age 8 & 4.
I cannot imagine what it must be like to lose your child. When I do think about it, I cry.  To say it's been a challenging week, would be an understatement.  Keep hugging your kids.

Until Next Time,
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