Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ragamuffin Garland



I jumped on the ragamuffin train. Here is the one I made. It's super-duper raggity, with a little bit of everything tied on. Look closely...you will even see a rope!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

This Week in Words

What a crazy-crazy week. Getting over my sickness has been tough. Work has been outrageous and exhaustion has filled my veins. My computer was infected with viruses and spyware, too. I just got it back today. Thanks to George Duba's interuption to America's Got Talent last night - I have been freaked out about this whole economy-recession buzz. I really wasn't worried about it until last night. I know gas prices are high, and interest rates stink...but I just thought people were panicking and the economy really wasn't doing THAT bad. There are still 'We're Hiring' signs and people are still spending money frivously. But, aparently this bailout plan the Government speaks about will help "banks in your community" not fail. YIKES. This doesn't sound good. I guess we shall hear more tomorrow. Now's a good time for me to share:
I am malnourished. My small budget doesn't allow me to buy real food regularly. Which is why I had to eat a plate of freezer dried french fries last night. It has me weak and hungary. I was able to find some chicken legs on sale for $2 while ago...so supper's in the oven.
The car is giving me trouble again. It sounds sick - and people keep asking me what's wrong with her. I don't know, but it sounds bad...really bad. And I sure hate putting money into a POS car that STILL isn't paid off.
Tomorrow is Friday THANK GOD. I will have some more MUCHO needed time to recover. Rest, relaxation, laziness, P.J.s, and chill. Just what weekends are for.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Laugh at Life's Realities

I'm at home sick again today. Mycoplasma (walking pneumonia) has taken me over once again. The Dr. says I might as well get used to it...because it is going to continue to happen. However, this was after he said if he ever found a cure for a disease; instead of naming it "huuuck habba asdlkjf's disease" that no one will remember or no one would care who the founder was...he would name it "sick dude's disease" or "butt fungus disease" so it wouldn't be forgotten. Hmmmm? Apparently, I am a likely target for this and have suffered with it for years. Blah. Of all the things. I am considering researching if this bug to see if it is a problem in other counties and I seriously may need to move further away. Aside from that - I will be resting up this weekend and being lazy. I will leave you with a wonderful quote from Dr. Seuss {something to think about}:


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Orlandooooo

I'm going to Orlando baby!! Yes! I have never been before - so this is going to be fun. It will be in a few weeks. Not to bad for a week vaca {but 2 days of work}. There is also rumors that we will be going to Disney Woooorld :-) How much fun!?

My sickness is finally getting a little better. I am still uneasy and am keeping things low. The couch is my best friend tonight.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Baby in the Oven


YAY! Amanda and Wade {Wade is my cousin, and Amanda is his wife} are having a baby! I can't wait. The just found out this past weekend. Wade had to leave yesterday to help get electricity up and running in Galvastan, TX. He may have to be gone for 2-3 months! I am very excited about a little babe close by :-) Congratulations to the two of you!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

One Flew Over the Coo Coo's Nest

You already know what I'm going to say....HELP! This poor birdcage needs some serious T.L.C. I love it and think it is absolutely wonderful. What's some of your ideas?

P.S. Don't you love-love the dragonfly lights strung around the leg and base? I mean, seriously. This may need a counselor and a rehabed intervention.


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Oh, and this is the bottom of the birdcage. Not sure how I am going to get it back in place. Straight winds off of a tornade last summer tore it off.


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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Freak Out

Oh my goodness. GAS. IKE. CRAZINESS. EEK. I was *key word* going to fill up after work. Until I see this! The picture really doesn't give justice to the sheer madness that was going on today at the gas stations. There was actually a huge line behind my car blocking traffic.

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Another station across the street...

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The road blocked inbound waiting to get in line at the above gas station...

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But, I played it smart (so far) and didn't fill up due to panic. As of tonight, prices are falling because people have quit freaking out. I'll just have to see how it goes tomorrow and hope that all of the gas is not bought up.
As the sun sets...I've realized that I am thankful for such a wonderful day.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

New Header

As you can see...I've given my header
a little change
just for fun.
A little spunky huh? :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'll Just Call You Pumpkin

I've been playing around with some pumpkins, leaves, and whatnots. So, here's a few snapshots of my potluck of stuff.

I put mini pumpkins and gords in a glass vase and (after the pic) I added bows of raffia around the outside.

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Candy corn for a sweet tooth - this jar is monstrous...that is only two bags of candycorn you see.

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Pumpkins, leaves, and pinecones!

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I guess this would mean that I've joined the P.O.O.P.I.E Party.....

This next image really doesn't have to do with my fall surprises. I just recently obtained a weird love for owls.

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AND today I got a new purse :-)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Easy Cheesy

Tricia over at Oh So Crafty has such a cutsi ideas! I love this little trio of sparrows. So simple. So beautiful. So, so, so wonderful!
And look at her paper clip hearts. Oh my goodness...

Lifetime Beauty Mark


Some people are just HARDCORE. This is one of my brother's many tattoos. Nothing screams Roll Tide like a lifetime beauty mark. With that said...the tide is back ba-bay!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Halloweenie Coffee Cup


*Halloweenie* will be here before we know it. I got really excited and jumped the gun! Since I am a coffee <FREAK>...I painted the oh-so-scary words "Happy Halloween" on a rusty orange cup {which by the way are only $1 at Dollar Stores} Now, I can celebrate the upcomming holiday in style! This would also be very cute stuffed with candy and goodies as gifts for friends.

Monday, September 8, 2008

I'll Think of Home

Is there something that is very sentimental and special to you? Having been raised on a farm - my Grandfather's old barn hits a heartstring. Seeing it in the backdrop reminds me of all that's good and brings back only sweet memories. No matter where I am or where I'll be, I think of home...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cold Coffee Does The Trick

My mom always said that cold coffee will bring a plant to life. I agree. I have been adding leftover coffee to this African Violet every few days. It has been a miracle {when I began the leaves were dead and the flowers were falling off} and now it is blossoming beautifully. One things for sure...I don't have the greenest of thumbs...but I have made myself happy on this one. This African Violet is like family. The first bud was planted and bloomed prior to my birth!

Furry Visitor

We had a visitor at work! Look at this beautiful buck. There were several at first, then they scurried away. Roudolf here stuck around for all of the attention. Of course, I was the one who scared him after I nearly crawled to get an upclose shot. It is amazing how many animals we see outside of our window...racoons, deer, and rabbits all find themselves a home in these bushes.




Saturday, September 6, 2008

Herbal Wreath

While spending time searching for inspiration and decor ideas - I found a wreath that my heart just wouldn't let go. These are some pictures of my new love...The Herb Wreath. It isn't surprising that this tickles my fancy - because I have always been a sucker for simplicity and natural looks. 'Naked and Pure' if you will. The best things about these is that they are actually living - and you can use the herbs off the wreath while cooking {I like the wreath braids in the first picutre for that. To hang above the stove - both beautiful and useful}



Wanna make one? Check it out here.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Touch My Screen

I have entered the world of touchscreen cell phones, and must admit that I love-love it! I switched carriers from AT&T to Verizon - and picked up this beautiful treat. This is the LG Dare. It works similar to an iPhone as far as some things go. It does not require a data plan {if you do not care to log onto websites and receive e-mails} where with the iPhone you HAVE to have a data plan. This could mean upwards of $100 per month just to have the thing. I opted out...and just have cell service {but I can still get ringtones & text} for my normal monthly pay.

AT&T would have kept me as a customer had they not decided to discontinue the LG VU touchscreen phone. The reps informed me that it will no longer be available and there is no plan for an upgrade. She said that it just couldn't compete with the iPhone. I tend to disagree as there were MANY uproars right in front and behind me at the store. Soooo, I hopped over to Verizon and got the phone that I wanted! :-) Apparently, not all AT&T branches are even in the know that there touchphones are being pulled off the shelf and off the internet....hmmmm?


The cheeseball that I am...I feel so "cool" scrolling up and down on my phone. Now, I just hope it doesn't have too many gliches. And I hope that I can be soft as a ballerina and not drop it. I was smart enough to get an insurance plan....because to buy a new LG Dare is like, $500 {YIKES!}

My advice so far: If you are eligible for an upgrade, do yourself a favor and get a touchscreen! You will never want to go back!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Crafts Must Go On


Times get tough sometimes. I ran outta tape while doing a makeover...and then I found this! This Nexcare bandage tape does the trick. Acutally, its very mild - but still sticky enough to hold your project in place. No time to fret...there are always excellent alternatives. The crafts must go on!

Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons

I got a little spunk this afternoon, and thought it would be a fabulous idea to make some flip-flops for the upcomming Bama game. I'd also like to add that I am ├╝ber-excited that houndstooth is making a comeback. You like?


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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

These Are The Moments

Joanna {over at Jo Jo's Place} had a fun idea. She has a These are my Moments Tuesday post where she takes snapshots of things in life that she is thankful for. I thought I would give it a shot too! Today's thankful moments:
Dr. Atkins Low Carb Diet
{see lunch below - sans bun}

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Freedom of religon - & can choose which church to attend
{no matter how big or small}

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U.S.A - where we can hang ole Red, White, and Blue


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My feet - where freedom takes me wherever I want to go

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pop Art

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I thought it would be [fun] to dabble around on photobucket!

Rosebud


I found these at Hobby Lobby the other day. Aren't they beau-ti-ful? Now, I have to find something to incorporate them with!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Bedroom Makeover

I gave my room a makeover several months ago. The former purple just wasn't blowing my skirt up anymore. I chose the color spearmint frost and got a few new goodies.


The Before:

The Inspiration:
{World Market=The Best!}

The After:



The after:

Snazzy Hip Scarf

Bellydancing is a new passion of mine. My beginner class is on Sundays - and is a pleasant getaway from the daily grind. I ordered a hipscarf for practicing at home. Now I can have a little jingle when I wiggle.