Tuesday, June 21, 2011

{busy busy!!}

Hey! I am still alive! Even though I write' meloncholy-ly' two posts in a row and than 'dissappear' for 2 weeks! I am still here!
My most favorite project of all times had been sitting neglected for far too long...
I had a before picture of this baby, and honestly. It is gone:( I wish you could have seen it before...it was all together nothing-ness. that I bought for $2.00. and hauled home from a yard sale.)

I showed you this picture awhile ago...

Now for the finished product!!!

Where the handle is is actually a door thingy that opens up and it is a darling way to hide a 1/4 of my shoe collection!!! 
It started out white. and warped.and wasted. and 'wanting'. It was that cheap 'put together yourself stuff from Wally world that had white plasticy stuff glued on top' know what I mean???
I cut and screwed 1 1/2 inch wide pieces of wood to the sides. To act as 'feet' and so I would have something substantial to attach the 'bench part' too... 
I covered the new top with foam and hot glued and tacked on burlap!!!!
Than in a wild attempt to add something cool and to copy  my Funky Junk friend I created a stencil out of vinyl and did this

         T0M 1Y0

Thats where I'm from ladies. Right there.
It was soooo fun!! and now I have a spot to sit down to put my shoes on at the door  dump all my junk on at the door, plus a super cute spot to hold my shoes! Instead of tripping on them!!!

And one last thing that I did yesterday... It's a very non traditional baby shower gift but... than again. Have I ever been traditional??!!
Do you want one? Let me know:)
So long....
I have been in 107 degree weather today.. and my head and body are feeling the effects...not cool. and no it is not a sun burn. Toodles...

Go on over to Whatever Wednesday!! I linked up there!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

{'she' speaks again}

She sat there...picking her nails, playing with her keys, chattering with the babies that know not a word... Listening to the happy banter of voices chatting about the latest this and that... What stage of baby food the baby's are at, and how 'she loves the stand and pull things off the table already'. 'What they are going to do on this rainy day evening...How they are so ready for their husbands to spend a day at home..'. Then, she spoke, words that were only in reference to what some one else had spoken. and eyes turned. and stared- at her.
... She went home and wondered-'did I say something wrong?' Did I offend some one? What was I said worthy of a stare?!.
and she decided that either she was going to have to not let 'eyes staring' bother her or stay quiet and 'just listen'' to the conversations around her...
So part of this is fiction and part of it comes straight from my heart. But, just so you know, this didn't literally happen! 

Friday, June 3, 2011


It's a crazy busy life I am living.
and it seems like everything is getting wiped out from under my feet. But hey! at least I am busy and not moping around wishing for something to do, eh?! But sometimes other things suffer when I get hectic-----

My house can not stay clean, my laundry can not get done! 
And I have a lady waiting on baby announcement samples from me, a wedding memory book that needs to be finished,
 a family cook book that still has 20 recipes that need typing up, 

a dress that needs to be sewed and a serger machine that needs thread,
 a website that needs  prices on it,
 a wedding gift that needs to be made

an unfinished bench that needs to be finished!!!  So I am going to go, and try and get something done. 
Happy day to you all!!! Jenn