Sunday, October 30, 2011

Changing my blog address...

From now on I will be posting at Stop by and see my antiquing finds and creations!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Meggie's New Rock-n-Roll Bedroom

Well, we finally did it. We downsized from a 3500 sq ft house to a 2000 sq ft house. It feels GOOD! So cozy, like a little cottage! To help ease the move for both of our daughters, we let them pick out how they wanted their rooms decorated. Our youngest chose a rock-n-roll theme with zebra accents for her new room. We had a very limited budget, so I took an old brown wooden dresser that I had in the guest room (all of that furniture had to go, no guest room in the new house) and painted it black. To keep it from looking to goth in a little girls bedroom, I used zebra-patterened duct tape on the knobs and painted the insets on the side in chalkboard paint so that she can compose songs as they come to her mind!

I lined the drawers with zebra-patterned wrapping paper left over from her birthday. I didn't seal it yet, but will probably use some Mod-Podge to seal it up.
We bought the bed at Walmart for $258.00 including the mattress. This was a steal, because we found a very similar bed at Rooms To Go for almost $700 not including the mattress. We did put her old feather mattress cover on this bed to make it more comfy. The bedding was bought on sale at Target for $41 and included everything...even the sheet set! To make the bed a little more rock-n-roll, I added a sequin curtain held on to the bed with silver shower curtain hooks and black netting bows. This gave her a little studio/clubhouse under the bed (she needs all the space she can get - it's a really tiny room!)

In her clubhouse, she put her pink chair and the metal trashcan from my workroom. I also gave her my little black shelves and added zebra duct tape across the top to keep it again from looking to dark.

I found the little mirror guitar wall hanging at Hobby Lobby for $20 (it was originally $40, but was on sale. What perfect timing!).

And of course, a rock-n-roll room isn't complete without a star on the door. We still have to add her name, but I haven't found that box yet (we are still unpacking ~ LOL!)

I still have to make her wall hangings and add some posters of her favorite stars, but it is coming right along!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Photography Challenge: Day 12

Day 12: Sunset. We had the most amazing sunset tonight. I am visiting my aunt and uncle in Oklahoma, and this is the view that I had from my hotel window. My camera didn't catch the exact color of dark hot pink, but stunning none the less.

Days 9, 10, and 11

Day 9: Someone you love. Of course I have many friends and family that I love and adore, but I am chose my husband for this photo!
Day 10: A childhood memory. This is a picture of my very first rocking chair. My mom bought it for me when I was very small and have since always had it in my room. Now at 44, I still have it. I stays in our guest bedroom with my great-mimi's hand embroidered pillow resting on it. It is still in excellent shape seeing that it is almost 40 years old!
Day 11: Something blue. This is an incredible picture of Cinderella's Castle taken at night when the castle is lit up different colors. At this particular moment, the castle was blue!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Photo Challenge: Day 5, 6, 7 and 8

I have been so busy with garage sale stuff, that I didn't have time to post my photo challenge pix. So real quick:

Day 5: From a high angle. This picture is of the entrance to a shop in San Antonio. The door is at the bottom of the stairs and to the left.

Day 6: From a low angle. This is a chandelier in the Menger hotel in San Antonio. This hotel is supposed to be haunted, but we never found any ghosts :(

Day 7: Fruit. My most favorite fruit in the world are apricots.

Day 8: A bad habit. This vanilla latte is required every day. I think my head would explode if I didn't put Starbuck's caffeine in my system daily!

Hope you have a wonderful day full of extreme happiness!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 4: Something Green

I couldn't decide which picture of green I liked better, so here are both. I love flowers of all kinds! These were taken in San Antonio - the cactus picture was taken at the Alamo, and the crepe myrtle picture was taken in the courtyard of the Menger Hotel. We took tons of pictures hoping to catch a luck, maybe next time!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 2: What you wore today

Today all I wore were jeans and a t-shirt. There is probably some artsy way to photograph these things, but I had a really busy day. We went antique shopping where I bought a little china dish. It was sitting on the table next to me, and I had thrown my hair clip in it. I decided that it looked really pretty and sparkly - perfect as a representation for what I wore hair clip that I wore while antique shopping!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 1: A self-portrait

I hate taking pictures, and let me tell you, it took forever for me to work up the courage to actually snap pictures of myself. However, I did do it and OMGosh my hair style hasn't changed in over 4 years!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I so want to take a photography class, but it's going to have to wait for a while. However, when I found this wonderful idea on Pinterest, I thought what a fun idea - even better, something that my daughter and I could work on this summer together. She is 17 1/2 years old, and I am always looking for things that interest the both of us. We both love, love, love to take pictures! Of course hers are way more artsy than mine, but it's all in fun! So here is the challenge that I found:

Saturday, July 2, 2011

So busy!

I have been so busy this last week, and I am so blessed and grateful that I have been able to take it all in stride! The doctor diagnosed me with diabetes about 3 weeks ago and gave me medicine. Since I started taking the medicine and adjusted my diet, I have all of my energy back. I think I have had diabetes for a while, because I have just been a lump on log for the past year with absolutely no energy at all. I used to be able to clean the whole house, paint a room in the house, go shopping and more all in one day - then it just went away. Anyway, I am now able to work on all of the things that I used to look at and say "that would be nice to do."

This little project is a haunted house that my sister is going to use for her Halloween wedding. I think it is turning out pretty cute. Of course, I still have a lot to do to it, but I have until October to finish it :)

The bricks are made using a stencil and craft structure paste. I couldn't find bricks, so I used a blank stencil sheet, drew a brick pattern and cut it out with a craft knife. The vine is a Prima jeweled sticker from Hobby Lobby.

The trim on the windows is Distressed Stickles in Bronze. I applied the first layer, let it dry and then applied a second layer. The second layer helped give it a little more dimension. There is probably a better way to do this, but I am just working with the supplies that I had on hand.

This is the inside of the house. I used coordinating scrapbook paper as the wallpaper and rug.

A paper punch was used to make the trim on the roof. I am working on distressing brown paper shingles to add to the roof.

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Have time for tea?

Come in, come in! We are so excited that you dropped by! The flowers have been talking up a storm, gossiping amongst themselves about what a mad fun time they are having watching the festivities! Of course we provided them with extra sparkly water just for the occasion!

The bubbles in the water make them smile and giggle a whole lot!

What is this crazy madness? Just take a peek through the keyhole, and you will see...

So many wonderful visitors have joined us, just look at everyone! Megan Sunflower, Alice, Pennelope the White Rabbit, and Riley the Mad Hatter! Everyone is very glad that we moved the party inside, since we are having wonderful rain storms today!
Please take a cup of tea and I will introduce you to everyone.

and of course, Alice!

I think I saw the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit eyeing the goodie table.
So head over and take a bite before they dig in (literally)!

There are all kinds of yummy treats for you to taste!

Megan decided the treats would be best if served with Starbuck's coffee in addition to tea. I have to agree, seeing that I have a terrible addiction to their vanilla lattes!

Oh my! Look who graced us with his royal presence...why it is Pee Wee (could be the Cheshire Cat in disguise)! He looks completely ecstatic about being at the party! Just a side note Pee Wee - That's what happens when you show up at a Mad Tea Party, you come to the party - you get a hat!

These little white cakes are Alice's favorite.
She picked them out especially for you!

Looks like the guests are ready for their lazy afternoon.
Thank you so much for stopping by! We hope you enjoyed your visit!
Now we are off to visit all of the other amazing tea parties.
If you would like to join us,
the full list of tea parties is on Vanessa's blog - A Fanciful Twist.

Click HERE to view last year's Mad Tea Party at the Middleton's.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Oh joyous day!! It has been raining all morning and doesn't look like it is going to stop :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Way too much fun!

My daughter and I had so much fun at Donna Downey's scrapbooking class. She is such an amazingly nice person and very talented! Of course, I didn't finish. However, I brought it home and did my own thing to it without the time constraints! Now I just have to find some great photos of my family to put in this cute little book!


I have heard an amazing rumor! It is supposed to rain, rain, rain this week!! We have been in such a severe drought that my flowers, shrubs and grass are dying. I miss my pretty flowers...pray for lots of rain this week!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Just got home from antique shopping with my girls. A vanity seat for Brittany's dressing room, bright colored doilies, an old quilt and vintage thread spools...Way to much fun!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's almost time!

The time is getting closer, and we are madly preparing for one of the funnest family and friends event of the summer...our annual Mad Tea Party is on the way! Hope to see you back here on June 25 for a visit!

Monday, May 30, 2011

It's almost that time of year again!! We are madly preparing for the 2011 Annual Mad Tea Party as I type. Click here to see last years tea party. Please visit Vanessa's lovely blog also. She is the most fabulous party hostess! Here is a link to her blog, A Fanciful Twist.