Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy dance

A couple of days ago,
my Husband told me that the garage was starting to look emptier...

♪♫♪ Music to my ears ♪♫♪

The loud,
happy music...
and my happy,
happy feet
took me back to the garage
where I found this...

....ugly, ugly thing.

just waiting for a face lift!

The happy dance made me tired...

but there is no time to rest...
I'm on a roll!!

I have a lot more junk treasures to work on!!

What's making you dance today??

Linking to:
Faded Charm
Cheap Chic Home

Thursday, August 26, 2010

S is for....


Simple Sign!

Bold and graphic...
So different from what I usually do.
I think my Graphic Design Class inspired me a lot more than I imagined.
I enjoy the change.
I like to be inspired!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


1. (noun) purge, purging
an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements.

The definition is clear...

but undesired elements???

I don't know about that...

some of the things I found in my garage are not un-desired...
they are just un-designed ...

in need of some re-design...

A few cuts and some wooden knobs for a cute picket rack...

and some tips from Rita on how to make these cute signs.
That's all it took!

One more thing out....
1000000000 more to come!

Thank you Kathleen for hosting White Wednesday!!

Monday, August 23, 2010


As some of you already know,
I'm moving next year.

Not only to a new home,
but to a new city.
Well.... actually,
to a new "old" country.

My family and I are moving to Argentina in July.

Big ...huge move that involves lotst of:
Do we take it?
Do we leave it?
Do we want it?
Do we need it?

The list of things to move with us will change numerous times on the months to come,
but some things like my magazines, need my attention right away.
My baskets,


and piles...

are being tackled,
reduced (the magic word!).

While watching HGTV,
I sit on my rocking chair...
(shhh she will not be making the trip, but doesn't know it yet!)
and go thru them all...

so far I have a
Recycling Ideas Folder...

a Cool Crafts Folder....

An Inspiration Folder...

and a Fave Quotes Folder...

I also have a
"They are crazy folder".

That's where I keep people's thoughts about our move...
and it's already full.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bag full of memories...

I remember being 7 or 8 years old
and selling my pasta necklaces
to the neighbors of my old Argentinian neighborhood.

Every time a door opened and "jewelry" was purchased from some nice lady,
I got closer to my dream.

When the first day of school arrived,
I was so proud!
Not only I had the shiniest shoes of the whole school
(thank you, Dad)
I also had a brand new leather bag to carry my books...

...product of my pasta necklace selling business.

When Zita blogged about her Son's creations offered for sale on Etsy
I had to buy!
The wonderful package arrived yesterday
with a sweet note from V. thanking me for his first sale.

What he doesn't know
is that I'm the thankful one...
His beautifully handmade linen bag
reminded me of those long gone days...
the walks around the old neighborhood with my Mom,
the happiness of making my necklaces,
the excitement of selling them
and the pride I felt that first day of school....

For me,
the sweet linen bag,
is much more than that...
it's a bag full of memories!

Thank you, V!

"There is always one moment in childhood
when the door opens and lets the future in"
~Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory~

Linking to:
"Show and Tell"
"My Romantic Home"

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

White Wednesday

We've been playing Musical Dressers...

The poor old dresser already in the house
finally got a very needed clean up.

new fresh paint...

glass knobs...

big smile for the camera....

and out the door
and in my Country Roads Space.

Now I need to get my new vintage dresser ready ...

I better look around White Wednesday for some inspiration!

Linking up also to the
"Before and After Party"

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Simply 50...

Saturday afternoon it's Party Time!

and because "Taco Man" was called

and no cooking from my part will be necessary,

I even had time to create a very simple centerpiece

perfect to add a little ambiance to our backyard...

My Husband turned 50, and that called for some big candles!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I'm back!

My Getting-Ready-For-Finals time came to a stop yesterday afternoon.

When my little brain just couldn't get any more
and mistakes!
I decided to give my little brain a little break...

No, I didn't read...

because when my little brain
needs a break,
my hands get to work....

So I used the leftover sweater featured HERE
to make this cute pillow
just so I didn't have to miss another
White Wednesday!

I feel much better now!