Button picture frame

Pulled out all the extra buttons I've saved over the years and decided to do something with the white, beige and gold tone ones.  Had an ugly picture frame available and glue gun and went to work.

The flower buttons came off my daughter's baby clothes. (Picture turned out terrible sorry)

Love the final results.
Now what to do with all the black and brown buttons?

Linking up to the Inspired Ideas Party

OH and check out my Giveaway HERE


Valentine Giveaway

Just in time for Valentine's Day, I'm giving away a Porcelain Heart Night Light .  I have one in my guest bathroom and love it, it is so delicate, and turns on with or without a sensor.  This picture shows it lit up and the picture below shows it dark.

Ok - now to the rules:

1- The winner will be selected Thursday, February 4, 2010,
2- For one chance to win, post a comment on this post,
3- For a second chance to win, become a Follower,
4- For a third chance to win, post about this Giveaway on your blog and post back that you did.

Hope you love this as much as I do and Good Luck.


$25 Headboard

While upgrading my daughter's bed from twin to full size, we found we needed a headboard on the cheap.  We didn't want to give up any square footage since her room is on the small side so I searched and searched for some ideas.

Came up with this - after seeing a similar version on HGTV

It's a curtain rod with three square seat cushions handing from it.
Not the best picture - she didn't make her bed.

Curtain rod  = $ 10
Pillow 3 @ $ 5 each = $ 15
TOTAL = $25

I'm joining Show and Tell Friday , Flea Market Trixie and Frugalicious Friday!

Testing out my new signature

Woo Hoo the simple things that make a new blogger happy. 

Today I learned how to add my signature to my blog - baby steps but getting there.


Bleeding Heart

Hard to believe that something so beautiful has such an ugly name.  Bleeding Heart is it's actual name and so perfect for Valentine's Day.

Hope this Valentine's Day your heart bleeds with LOVE,



Mr Rebates Giveaway

Check out this great giveaway from Mr. Rebates as posted by Fantabulously Frugal where you could win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Good luck everyone,



Love is in the air ....

Valentine's Day is coming and I am getting in the mood.  Here are some lovies I love to display.  They were cards that I, over the years gave to my daughter for Valentine's Day.

Do you see the imprint on this card: A Gift of Love !!!

What's a Valentine's Day without Cupid ?

Spread the LOVE...,


Hey Global Warming, Turn up the Heat !

This is supposed to be Florida and I woke up to 26 degrees !!!!!!

Below is the Weather information from a local TV affiliate:

Weather Blog

January 11, 2010

Coldest Morning of the Season......

Posted by Julie Durda

This morning we made new record lows, in Miami as well as Key West. Other temperatures around town drop to the upper 20s and mid 30s. This caused us to see some areas effected with frost . Take a look at how we woke up...

Kendall 26°

Homestead 31°

Hialeah 33°

Pembroke Pines 34°

Pompano Beach 35°

Ft.Lauderdale 36°

Miami 36° New record (old record was 37° set back in 1927)

Marthon 39°

Key West 42° New record (old record was 48° set back in 1970)

Look on the bright side, we can only warm up from here. That's exactly what we will do as we continue thru the work week. We are expecting temps to slowly rebound once high pressure moves more over the Western Atlantic that will bring a return flow off the ocean which in return will warm up our temperatures. Hang in there you'll only need those sweaters and jackets for a couple more days!

Stay Warm!!!

Julie Durda

Morning Meteorologist

Where ever you live, I hope you are keeping toasty warm,



Look what I saw in my backyard this winter

I live in Florida and while it is not anything like the north during winter, we have been in a cold spell for over a week now.  Cold to Floridians is anything in the 60's and below.  This morning I woke up to 40 degrees and look at what I see munching on my potatoe vine:

There were two of them and I have not seen them since last February. 

The temperature is expected to drop into the 30's tonight so I hope this pair seeks shelter, but can't help but think Spring may not be too far away.

xoxo, Sylvia


My Wish for 2010

I pray for Peace on Earth ...

I wish for Peace in each of our hearts.

xoxo, Sylvia