"Time" for an Update....

Today I received a package from a giveaway I won from Melaine at  My Sweet Savannah.  I couldn't open it fast enough.  It's a blue shabby clock hands from Wisteria.

Isn't she WONDERFULL ??????

Here's a closer look.
I hung her in my Family Room which is decorated in a modern dark version of French Country and she fits in perfectly with the browns, blues and yellow.  PERFECTLY.

Stop over and visit My Sweet Savannah and check out her beautiful blog you will not be disappointed.


This is what I woke up to this morning

Remember the lettuce, cucumbers and squash I planted two weeks ago?

And look how the chair I planted two weeks ago has already filled itself out.


Bundt Pan Planter

You saw this picture last week as a tease:

It's a bundt pan and I HATE it, ok hate is a strong word, I STRONGLY dislike it !!! You see everything sticks to it. No matter how much it is seasoned, or oiled and floured, this stubborn pan sticks, sticks, sticks.  The final straw was two weeks ago, friends were coming over for coffee and  I baked a lemon pound cake in it. You guessed it, a quarter of the cake stuck to the pan and would not come out.  I threw it away in disgust.  Pulled it out of the garbage (yep, sure did), cleaned her up and decided to make her earn her keep.

So I took a drill to her and drilled holes in the bottom.

Close up of the holes.

Added some succulents  - will fill it in a little more later.

Now she is usefull at last.

 Linking to House of Grace, Twice Owned TuesdaysThrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Second Time Around at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 words, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land., Outdoor Wednesdays at a Southern Daydreamer, Fertilizer Fridays at Tootsie Time, Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors, Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello.


Napkins to Valance

Needed a valance for a curtain that covers a french door in my bedroom but didn't want to commit or pay for a permanent valance.  Decided to purchase napkins in the colors of my bedroom and hung them randomly over the tension rod that holds the curtain.

Liked it so much I decided to continue on to the other window.

This hangs over the window above my bed.  The white curtain below is a Rachel Ashwell pique curtain.  I needed a valance agan, so I bought four Rachel  Ashwell napkins at Target, and a pack of 5 door knobs.

I took the napkins and sewed them together 1/4 of the way down each side. I left the other 3/4 open so they would drape nicely once hung.

I took the door knobs I bought and glude a thumb tack to the back and pressed it into the dry wall.

Took some ribbon I had laying around and sewed it to the napkins where they each met and hung them to the door knob/thumb tack contraption.

And there she hangs.

One more ... this is hanging in the adjoining bathroom and covers a closet.  I took the bi-fold shutter style door down and covered the closet  with a fabric shower curtain hung on a tension rod again. Same napkins as I used in the window over the bed.

Shower curtain wasn't long enough for the opening, so used a table runner across the bottom.

Love the informality and shabbiness of these looks and oh so inexpensive.

 Linking up to Happy to Design Sunday Favorites and Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Metamorphisis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch,Motivate me Monday at Keeping it Simple, The DIY Show Off, Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative, DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land, Tip Me Tuesdays at Tip Junky., Get yYour Craft On at Today's Creative Blog., A Few of My Favorite Things, Show and Tell Fridays at My Romantic Home, Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest., Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors, Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello. sunday Scoop at I heart Naptime


A Rose by any other name is still a Rose.

Don't know her name, just call her Yellow Rose.

She is quite a bloomer too, she produces and produces...

She doesn't need a name as far as I'm concerned, I think I'll  call her Pretty Yellow Rose from now on.


Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day I receive a package that I won from Bonnie at House of Grace.  She recently had a Shaklee giveaway where I won $30 worth of products.  I've heard of Shaklee but for some reason I thought they were vitamins, not cleaning products.  Turns out they do have Health products as well as cleaning products.  I chose Basic H concentrate cleaner and Scour Off paste products.

I've attempted to make my own soap in the past; laundry soap and bath soaps and both turned out good, and inexpensive, but what a hassle and a mess.

Of course, earth friendly is a big deal for me and Shaklee products are natural, non-toxic, superconcentrated, boidegradable surfactants and contains no phosphates. I recycle, re-use and re-purpose, and try not to throw anything away that still works - proof positive, my 20 year old kitchen sink:

Isn't it shiny ? I used Shaklee Scour Off, smells like candy and cleans like a dream. (I wasn't about to show you the before).

Stop over and visit Bonnie at House of Grace and check it out for yourself. 



One ugly bucket and some Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint that I won from a giveway at 

Drilled holes for drainage and this ugly duckling turned into

This sweet smelling pot of Lavender.

She is holding three small plants so this should fill out nicely.  The smell is soothing and this is culinary lavender which can also be used to cook with.

Be sure to check out Kathy's blog HERE,  she is friendly and she has just opened up a boutique.


Thrifty Finds

$5.00 and a major haul - everything was $0.95 each.

Look at this old Anthropology pillow !!!! The crewel embroidery is fabulous.

Can you believe the price?

2 mik glass bowls - sweet and lacy looking.

Milk glass vase - will add ranunculus to this.

And last, a crystal candle stick - will be doing something with it - stay tuned.

Linking up to Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality.
and Nifty Thrifty Treasures at Coastal Charm.
and Thrifty Thursdays at Tales from Bloggeritaville.
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous