Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

Wishing the most joyous of seasons to you and yours!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Sweet Goodness Summer Swap

This is for you, Shawnee!
Let's Get to Know Each Other And Play 20 Questions.
.1. What is your favorite Summer Drink(s)? I love iced tea...not sweetened....and margaritas on the rocks, not blended.
2. What is your favorite Summer Activity? Hanging out with my family, especially the college kidlet who is home for the summer.
3. If you could spend a lazy afternoon reading, what would be in your hands? Any culinary mystery, New Moon or Eclipse (am on the 7 week waiting list at the library!!!!)
4. What is your favorite type of craft/art medium? hmmm...just one? Well, I guess altering things.
5. What is one art/craft supply you absolutely have been dying to have or try? Tinted glazes on paper.
6. What are your favorite colors in our 'rainbow sherbet' theme? Pink, lime green, yellow, orange, aqua (or blue) and lime green are my favorites!
7. What is your favorite sweet treat? hmm..sugar free something!
8. Are there any craft or art supplies you would NOT be interested in receiving? Fibers. I have drawers and drawers full and am challenging myself to use them up!
9. What is your favorite song today? Anything Leona Lewis sings.
10. How do you 'pamper' yourself during the hot summer days? With an iced tea on the arbor with the misting fan going...watching the kidlets enjoying the heat!
11. Do you have any kidlets or pets? Yes to both....I have a 23 year old son, and an almost 19 year old son living away from home and a 10 year old bundle of energy son, still at home. Going into 5th grade......he keeps us ALL on our toes! :0)
12. What is your best potluck dish for summer get togethers? Hmmm..I LOVE to cook, so I try new things every time. Last night, I grilled steak and made Pioneer Woman's crash potatoes...huge hit!
13. If you could take a summer vacation anywhere, where would it be? The Oregon Coast. Newberg.
14. Describe your decorating style. Does that say anything about your personality? Shabby cottage style. I guess it says I like.....cottage style........and I am .......shabby!???
15. What are your initials? kPe
16. Why do you like to join swaps? Oh, definately the bonding with another person. I live in a small rural town and not much happens here. Hard to find people interested in the same things I am. I also LOVE the hunt for treasures to send my partner. And, of course, the fun of seeing what they found for me! (side note: I also LOVE to keep the mail person guessing. Lots of exotic and mysterious packages arriving often. He just laughs!)
17. You have 25 dollars to spend just on you for a little treat. What do you buy? ((you can list more than one thing) hmmm.....a bouquet of fresh shoes.
18. What's one craft supply or art supply you absolutely can not live without? My Cutterbee scissors. And glue sticks.
19. Who's the last person you hugged? My home for the summer son.
20. What's your favorite number and why? 7....don't even know why!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Sugar*Sugar is having a button challenge!

The challenge is to show your buttons....I love buttons! Just scored a huge tin of them at the thrift store (must be 10 pounds of buttons....HUGE tin!) for $5.00. I'm separating them by color now, and plan to sell some of them on etsy for people to use in their art projects. As I sort, I keep finding new favorites. Just when I think I've found the most beautiful button, and set it aside in my "special" collection, I find another one even more beautiful!

If you love buttons, go to and flicker group and take a look at all the wonderful collections people have photographed.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Birdhouse Bling!

This is my bling-ed up birdhouse for Karla and Beth's big event! The birdhouse is "rescued" from a thrift store and papered,beaded, crystalled (don't you love the crystal ornament on top?)
and flowered. Whew! Not sure what more this little birdie could want, are you?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Spring!

The spring solstice is here! (Or will be a little later tonight.) It's almost official! In honor of the season, I went thrift shopping. What? You don't celebrate that way? I think ANY occasion is an excuse for thrift shopping! This bouquet of great quality flowers in beautiful springy colors and the vintagey metal container they are in were my find of the day. $1.00 . Way to celebrate spring!

It is spring break for the kids, and I am taking the next two days off work to play. I hope to be back to post for Easter. Hoping you have a great couple of days!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Good morning!

This is the first place I head in the morning. Gotta have that coffee! I love my "coffee station!" The lamp will be painted in a rubbed bronze color as soon as the weather allows.
I found the Waverly curtain panel at the thrift store, brand new in the package for $4.00. That one made my day! I use it to screen my laundry room from the kitchen. No matter how hard I try, my laundry room just doesn't stay neat. I am having cabinets built floor to ceiling opposite the washer and dryer. When they are done and painted, maybe I will be able to open the curtain and "let you all in!"

Monday, March 17, 2008


Kristin of tagged me to list for you 7 of my, ahem...I mean quirks. Yes, that's it. Quirks. Here they are in no particular order:

1. I cannot stand to drink from a plastic cup or glass. It MUST be real glass and preferably that vintage kind that's really thick and heavy. (Sorry, Tupperware!)
2. My toenails must be painted at all times. Old woman, yellow- toenails- showing just will not do!
3. I don't drink soda pop. It feels yucky on my teeth.
4. I hate socks and closed shoes! (Yay, Kristin! Another one of us!) Flip flops, sandals, barefoot are all good. It can get tricky in the winter. Snow and flipflops do not go together. But clogs (yes, with socks! grrr......) do work fine. Oh, and the toenails? Polished, thank-you-very-much!
5. I always carry a couple of magazines on the passenger seat of my car. That way, I'm ready to be entertained wherever/whenever I have to wait.
6. I cannot get into an unmade bed. I rarely leave it unmade in the morning, but sometimes Mr. Lazy Pants is the last one out and he doesn't make it. (Yes, ladies, I am still training him!) I have to make the bed before I get in. (and plump the pillows, in case you were wondering!)
7. I cannot stand for my food to touch each other on my plate. Yes, I know it all ends up in the same place. But. Still.

There they are. The 7 I would dare to write and publish online. There are oh so many more. The deeper, darker secrets that you will never know. Consider yourselves lucky!