Monday, August 13, 2018

Hello it's me.....I know it's been a long long time...I do Facebook... I do Instagram...
And got real busy getting my Real Estate Career in gear!
Hey and doing so I actually got an award our two at the Company..
But I've missed my creating and my Blog so I'm Back!!

Well Summer arrived and we invited friends over for Dinner & Drinks the 
problem was our patio had been severely neglected..and hubby 
and I decided to do something about it!
Power washed the patio.. the old paint was totally worn...

And Painted the concrete!

Looking good...But we both decided it looked to plain...

So we did a little faux technique with a darker color!

Sold the old Patio Furniture on Marketplace and the 
timing was perfect to pick-up a new Patio set at 
"End of Summer" Clearance! compliments of good old Home Depot...
•note rug from Target clearance

And then we bought some trees.. 4 fruit trees
Our little Toyota truck always comes in handy for these type of projects!

We got them home safely we laid them down
in the truck for the ride home.. 

nursery gentleman well spoken advice!

Oh yes, we even drained repaired and got our waterfall / pond working again...

And now we can once again enjoy our out-door space

I think besides adding a few more plants here and there..we are done outside for a bit..
Im ready to get back in my Craft Studio..
I've got a whole lot of ideas swirling around in my head!

Thanks for stopping by ox

Friday, February 9, 2018

Changing Things Up at Our House

Hubby and I have been working on various projects
around the house...

This particular one was all about adding more surface space
something that our little California Cottage Kitchen lacks!

Hubby just finished making this new Larger Butcher Block
with an overhang on one side to add a couple stools
found a yummy butcher block top at Lowes 

After a few tweaks to customize it for our Kitchen space...

I posted our older one that he also had made a few years back
on local Buy and Sell site on Facebook
and it found a new home...

We are very happy with the new one 
It has a spice drawer on one side just like our older one had!

(Older one)

(New one)

By the way thought I would share a close-up of the faux
cotton I picked up... they are in a vintage Yogurt Bottle~
I think they look real but without the mess!
... and all the stems are wrapped wire so easy to manipulate!

Since the butcher block was completed it set us out on a hunt for barstools..
I'll tell you that was a challenge we needed them to be somewhat lightweight..
and not to bulky... since the dining room is right next to it...
We spotted these stools at Home Goods lightweight sturdy and unique!

We found 2 at one Home Goods and picked up a 3rd at another Home Goods

Hope you enjoyed a glimpse of what we've been doing on our
off days...


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Valentine Crafting this Weekend

Sneaking in a little time in my Studio
this weekend~

Christmas came and went so quickly
that I was not able to do any Crafting 
for the Holidays...

Work kept me so busy.. no time in the Studio
but Valentines Day is slowly approaching
and when I packed up my Christmas tubs
I brought down my Valentine Tub determine to
do some Valentine Goodies for my Etsy Shop!

So this weekend thats exactly what I did...
Hope your enjoying your 3 day weekend!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

After Christmas Purge

Not Sure How you're all feeling..
But I can tell you how I've been feeling..
A bit overwhelmed
Yes After the Holidays its just kinda tough
to get back into reality

December went by so quickly this year with the warm
temperatures and fires in California we opted to purchase
our first artificial tree...

The days were just moving along I barely had time
to do much Holiday decorating....

Hubby and I had to make our Traditional Peanut Brittle
we like to send it to our parents now it's a MUST!

Got the Grand kids gifts wrapped and Shipped
in plenty of time....

Put out a little more Holiday decorations..
But I didn't get any extra time to make 
goodies for my Etsy Shop.. that was a bummer
but I was feeling very blessed to be busy at work....

And before you know it the Holidays came and Went!

And now I've packed up Christmas and I'm going through
cupboards and drawers and even the attic
starting to sell off some of my stuff 
I'm really feeling the need to have less..
So far I'm on a roll I'll keep you posted on my progress..

Happy New Year!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tammy Doll the other Barbie of the 60's

When I was a little girl I did have a couple Barbie Dolls
and a couple Ken Dolls, but I also had a Tammy Doll..

Of course Barbie was so supper thin and a 10+ figure
kinda made the Tammy Doll seem a bit over weight...

Strange how society and toys came into play..
Of course now looking at her she was just an average
teenage girl...

I believe I sold my original way back and I kinda missed
her.. so I went on a hunt to find a Tammy Doll
just like the one I had as a young girl.

Overtime I spotted one for a good price I bought it
and then another until I ended up with 5 
Funny not a one in this picture is dressed in an 
authentic Tammy outfit they are all home-made
Gotta love Tammy's flirty look
Do you have a Tammy Doll?