Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Awesome Autumn Apron Giveaway!

There's a great giveaway over at The Hip Hostess www.thehiphostessdish.blogspot.com . Giving away a really cute apron. It ends on November 16th, so hurry and enter!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Peas Porridge giveaway!

We had a great Halloween! The grandkids all had a terrific time. The weekend just went by way too fast! I haven't had much time to visit my favorite blogs lately, so I was doing some catching up ---- and came across a new blog that is going on my "to follow" list today! AND ----- she is having a great giveaway. Check it out here : http://peas-porridge.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Decor To Adore Halloween Giveaway

follow this link to a really cute giveaway that Decor To Adore is having right now!! http://decortoadore.blogspot.com/2009/10/spooktacular-adornments-giveaway.html

I have been so very bad at posting lately. Had alot of things going on. Whew! to say the least.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lola B's 300th Post giveaway

I am amazed that so much time has gone by since my last post. I got on here to post about the great giveaway that Lola B is having and saw the date of that last post and just realized how fast time is flying.

Well, anyway--- here is the link to her blog http://lolabboutique.blogspot.com/2009/09/three-hundred.html. And what a generous one it is. But today is the last day to enter, so hurry! I have really enjoyed reading her blog for quite awhile now.and I know you will too!

We went to see my in laws this last week and had a great time. saw a bunch of my husbands neices and met their kids. Then we went to a friends birthday party last nite and stayed up waaaaay past my bedtime. But had a great time.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Aprons! I love aprons!!

I love aprons! and if you do too, you really need to hurry up and go see all the adorable aprons being given away. Go here and see the list

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ring Bearer Nest




Wanted to show you my new item in my Etsy shop. This is a spin off my nest pin cushions and hanging nests. Something different for an outdoorsy type wedding. The ringbearer nest is about 6" x 6". You can see how perfect it fits in a childs hands. My grandaughter is filling in as the ringbearer. I have a flower girl basket in the works to go with it. I just love this idea.


Friday, July 17, 2009

A Giveaway at Lola B's


I just visited over at Lola B's (which by the way is such a pretty blog and shop) and found out that she is having a great giveaway of some items from her shop. So you can go enter here http://lolabboutique.blogspot.com/2009/07/peekand-giveaway.html.
I just love her blog button above! It is so pretty!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Boojiboo Flirty Apron GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Oh my! I absolutely LOVE Boojiboo aprons! they are just the cutest! I don't have a clue how I could ever decide on one. Every stinkin' one of them is adorable! Boojiboo is Grosgrain's guest giveaway right now. So go check out all the sweet aprons and go visit Grosgrain to enter the giveaway.
Boojiboo Flirty Apron GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hopscotch Camis GIVEAWAY!!!!

I love these little tops! Hope,hope,hope I win one for my little grandaughters. I really love the Grosgrain blog. She has the cutest clothes and some really great tutorials. Right now she has one for making a skirt without a pattern, and this giveaway going on along with several others. Cute stuff! Hopscotch Camis GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Busy Times

I don't know why - but it seems like when our work is slow, I am just as busy or busier than ever in the office and running errands. Weird! Anyway- work IS slow, and I HAVE been busy lately. Of course, part of the reason is that my son just graduated from the police academy!!! Yes, he did!! and I just have to brag! He is officially a police officer now! He took home 3 out of 4 awards! That's my son!!!!I am so proud! So, we had some relatives come into town to go to the graduation. And then we had a graduation party to put together. Fun!
So now things are kinda back to normal and I am back to the gym regular and trying to catch up.

Haven't been much in the creative mood lately, so I haven't made a single thing lately. Except for I did make a photo album for my son. I covered it with a rough looking piece of leather and put pictures of him as a baby and growing up. Some of when he was grown and with his little girls and wife. turned out good. Didn't get any pics though!

I am really in the mood lately to finish my long drawn out process of redoing my craft/xtra bedroom. Maybe I will get something done on it now that the company is all gone.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Vintage Earrings Tutorial and GIVEAWAY!!!!



Just thought I would share this tutorial and giveaway with you. I thought these were really cute and easy.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway is Almost Over

The Annual Cottage Charm giveaway is almost over, so if you haven't already gone and checked out the great blogs and entered in the over 50 giveaways, go now! http://owcl.blogspot.com/2009/05/sign-up-now-for-3rd-annualcottage.html. and you will love this great blog "Twice Remembered".
There are new people adding their own giveaways all the time up thru the 29th. the latest one that I entered is "Cherrys Jubilee ". Great giveaway prize and really nice blog to visit!

http://cherrysjubileehome.blogspot.com/2009/05/cottage-charm-give-away.html

Have fun!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Milk Weed Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Had to enter another giveaway at Grosgrain. Check it out! Isn't this skirt pretty? Milk Weed Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Grosgrain: The Brass Hussy GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

This is a neat giveaway. Very pretty jewelry! and the prices are really great too! You can enter to win $10 off here: Grosgrain: The Brass Hussy GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This Looks Like Fun, Here Goes

I saw this on Raesha's blog http://raeshadrz.blogspot.com/ and thought it would be fun. It is! A little tougher that I thought.

Rules: IT'S HARDER THAN IT LOOKS! COPY, ERASE MY ANSWERS, ENTER YOURS, POST IS AT YOUR PLACE. USE THE 1ST LETTER OF YOUR LAST NAME TO ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. THEY HAVE TO BE REAL PLACES, NAMES, AND THINGS. NOTHING MADE UP! TRY TO USE DIFFERENT ANSWERS IF THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU HAD THE SAME 1ST INITIAL.Have Fun!!

1. What is your last name? Foster

2. A 4 Letter Word? Hmmmm. Maybe I'll leave this one blank.

3. A Boy's Name? Frank

4. A Girl's name? Fanny

5. An Occupation? Forensic Pyschiatrist

6. A Color? Forest Green

7. Something you wear? Floral Scented Perfume

8. A Beverage? Fruit Juice

9. A Food? Feta Cheese

10. Something found in the bathroom? Faucet

11. A place? Frankford

12. A Reason for being late? Feet hurt so I Fell behind

13. Things you shout? For Crying Out Loud!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Picnic Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

I really love this dress in grosgrain's new giveaway. And it is my size!! and the pictures are so beautifull with a gorgeous background!! Picnic Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Swanki Hats GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

These hats are so cool! Really nice selection too. I may jut have to buy one. But I hope I win one too! Swanki Hats GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Baby Shower For My Friend

Went to a baby shower for my friend yesterday. Actually, I helped with it and so it was an all day thing. It turned out so nice and was alot of fun. she got mountains of clothes and diapers of course. and silly me forgot my camera! You know how it is sometimes when you just keep adding more things to the presents you give? I thought I was done shopping but I just kept finding more things that I couldn't resist. Anyway, I posted a few posts back some pics of some t-shirts that I gussied up for the baby. Then I found these adorable little iron ons and had to get those and iron them on some onesies.

I also wanted to tell you about a new Etsy shop and blog. she has the cutest little crocheted hats! I love the summer one. she just opened the shop recently so if ya get a chance, go visit her at her blog http://karissaskreations.blogspot.com/ and her shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7052964.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Few Garage Sale Finds and a Grapefruit Happy Face

I had every intention of going to a bunch of garage sales last weekend. There have been so many lately because of the economy, I guess. I only managed to go to one which was an estate sale. I went fairly early and they were still putting things out. They told me they would be putting things out all day and let me take a look in the house at all the stuff they still had to get to. Oh my gosh! The house was filled with old stuff. Unfortunately I went back later and they had some friends watching things for them and nothing else had been put out!!! Bummer!

Oh well, I did find a few things that I was excited about. I love this old aluminum Christmas tree! All the branches were there! Nothing missing!! And--- it was in the original box!!

Also found a glass fishermens ball (I guess thats what you call them). And these hand crocheted little jumpers, all done except for putting the buttons on. And a crocheted little sweater that is very tiny. think I will give it to my grandaughters for their baby dolls. and some ribbon bias tape.

I never made it to any other sales. But I did make it to a thrift store that I had been wanting to go to since it opened. I found this fabric and trim. I have been planning on making the grandaughters some summer dresses and tops, so this will be perfect for that.



There is a restaurant that we go to quite often. I usually order grapefruit for breakfast there. One of the cooks there usually makes my grapefruit look a little more fun for me. What a guy! This is one of the happy faces he created for me. Some have been a little naughty and very funny!! It does make having my grapefruit while watching my husband eat a big yummy chorizo omelet a little more enjoyable!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Calamity Kim's Giveaway and a Chance to Share One of My Very Favorite Blogs

I have been enjoying this womans blog for quite some time (my sister truned me on to it). And I have been missing visiting there as I have been terrible about visiting blogs at all lately! but just happened to go by today and found that she is having this awesome giveaway. good timing, huh? so go check it out and I just know that you are going to love it!! What a talented girl!! http://calamitykim.typepad.com/

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fun Times & Great Weather

We have been having some really fun times lately. A few weeks ago we went to the Nostalgia Drags in Bakersfield, CA. Had so much fun watching all the old style cars.
Then the week after that we went to the King of the Cage fights at the Avi Casino. Several guys that we know fought and all but one of them won! YAY!

Then this last weekend we went with a bunch of friends on our motorcycles to Wickenburg, AZ. The weather was great all weekend. What a great time! We stopped at a few antique stores. Thought I would show you what I got. I was so excited with what I found!



This gown is just so pretty!! I really fell in love with it. The lace is absolutely gorgeous! And it is in nearly perfect condition. And the best part is --- it fits me perfect! Well, it's a little long, but everything usually is on me. It is cut on the bias and was obviously hand made.





And I got this cute little sewing basket filled with someone's crochet lace tablecloth project in it with the original pattern and the thread. Needless to say, I fell in love again!!
Th only bad thing is, I am not a very good crocheter. So I started sewing together what squares there are done. It won't be very big, but big enough for a small end table or so. Who knows -- maybe i'll work on my crochet skills and try to finish it someday.
This sewing box was so cool, but belonged to the owner of the store, so I could only drool over it! She did give me permission to take some pics of it. I had never seen one like it before. It has a handle on the top and latches on the side. I think I am gonna talk my husband into building me one. I know it won't be the same as a vintage one, but still pretty cool.
These are some little baby tees that I added some trim to for a baby shower for my friend. I have to get busy and get something else made for her, her shower is just around the corner!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Summer of 69 Thrift Store Refashion Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wow! Can hardly believe the before and after of this redo!
Ya gotta go check it out! Summer of 69 Thrift Store Refashion Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Modern Pirate Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Is this just the cutest dress or what? I just love the way the pictures are taken too! Modern Pirate Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Paper Crane Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Ok, now I am in the spring spirit! What a sweet summery little dress this is! I really want it!! But you could win it at: Paper Crane Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sunday Laundry Shirt Dress GIVEAWAY!!!!

This dress is so pretty and feminine! I would love to wear this on one of our 115 degree days that are coming up here soon in Arizona!!Sunday Laundry Shirt Dress GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

More of My Cool B-Day Presents

Well, these aren't the best pics, but the bracelet was from my son and daughter-in-law. Isn't it cute. It is so vintagey! Love it! It came from the best store in town (besides the antique and thrift stores!). The store is called Bella. And the girls there have such a knack for buying and displaying the awesomest stuff! You can check out the blog here: http://thepinkfunnyfarm.typepad.com/thepinkfunnyfarm/.
My wonderful daughter got me these cool antique finds! I LOVE them!! Some antique crepe paper, in the package still. And in perfect shape. This little "Weave It" loom that she has been looking for one for herself forever ( and she gave it to ME!). It is tiny and adorable and I can't wait to weave some little pretty on it! And this old ink bottle in my favorite color! The label is so cool and it is filled with nibs for caligraphy!!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gettin' Old

OK, so, I'm gettin old! But I don't feel old! I had my 52nd birthday last week and it was so nice.

My sister who has been visiting us left on my birthday, so that part was sad. But we had a nice family dinner with all our grandkids and kids the nite before, and the nite before that too! My sister made me this beautiful sewing machine cover!


Isn't it pretty!!?? I just love it and that she hand embroidered it just for me!! the star on the side she made with pieces my Mom had cut for a quilt before she passed away. So of course that makes it even more special!


My awesome husband got me a weaving loom for my birthday! I was so excited. I have been wanting a loom for so long!!
Here it is--------

----and here it is warped and ready to weave!
I have to take some pics of the rest of my goodies from the kiddos, then I will post them. I was sooo spoiled!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Anthropolification Boyer Cream Cardi GIVEAWAY!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!

I am an Anthropoligie window shopper and I drool over things just like this all the time. What a great job she has done on this little sweater! This would be so cool to win!!! Anthropolification Boyer Cream Cardi GIVEAWAY!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!

Anthropolification Boyer Cream Cardi GIVEAWAY!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!

I am an Anthropoligie window shopper and I drool over things just like this all the time. What a great job she has done on this little sweater! This would be so cool to win!!! Anthropolification Boyer Cream Cardi GIVEAWAY!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!

Blushing Buttercream Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

This is so sweet! I hope I win! Would look so adorable on one of my little grandaughters!!

Blushing Buttercream Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!

I just love this jacket Grosgrain is giving away! And the pictures are too cool! go take a look, enter, and tell me it doesn't look adorable with the little red shoes!! The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Years Eve Sweater and Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

I've been an absentee blogger for just a little bit too long, I guess. I'm going to try to get back into this. It seems like it still hasn't slowed down from the holidays yet!!

Anyway, just wanted to tell my couple of visiters to my blog about this cute new giveaway from Grosgrain. New Years Eve Sweater and Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!