Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Gifts of Summer - Fresh Berries

I have been picking berries since I was a child. And by picking berries, I don't mean at a farm that just grows berries. These were always wild blackberries and rasberries. I loved that when we bought the farm, it had patches of wild berries. And it's that time of year.

But if you don't like having put on long pants and high boots in the middle of summer, this project might not be for you.

Also you'll totally mess up your manicure.

But the rewards are totally worth it.

These will be used for a cobbler this weekend. I'll share the recipe when I bake it.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lilly Pulitzer Prints

I found these great notecards from Lilly Pulitzer at TJ Maxx a couple months ago for $5. They were just too pretty to write on and put in the mail for the USPS to crumple up.

The notecards are 3.5 x 5 inches. So I headed to Dollar Tree to buy 5 frames. I painted them white and "framed" the notecards.

We have a very narrow strip on wall in the master bedroom between the door to the bath and the closet door. These fit just perfect.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


I wanted to create a "wreath" for the door for the 4th of July but I wanted to use frames. So I got 3 5 x 7 frames form Dollar Tree and painted them navy. I cut some handmade red and silver paper to fit the frames.

I then glittered 3 chipboard letters in red, silver and blue. I put those on the frames with scrapbooking adhesive.

I found some flag ribbon in my stash and it was just enough to make this project work. I tood a D ring and attached the ribbon to it.

I then took picture hanging hooks and affixed them to the ribbon with E6000 every 11 inches.

Here the finished project.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Quote of the Week

The summer night is like a perfection of thought - Wallace Stevens

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I've Been Spray Painting Again

Spray Paint makes me happy. I took two more drab pieces at the summer house and made them a lot more colorful. The paper towel holder and the knife block.

Grab some spray paint and make it a brighter day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Meet The Glamper

A couple years ago when I was at Tractor Supply, I picked up a magazine called Mary Janes Farm.

The issue focused on women taking vintage camping trailers and fixing them up both on the outside and the inside. The article called the finshed projects Glampers. I knew I had to have one.

A few weeks later a friend of ours said he wanted to sell the camper he had. A 1973 Holiday Vacationer Travel Trailer. His parents had bought it back in the 1970's and it most recently had been used for hunting trips. When it arrived at my house, it had the original upholstery and three inches on mud on the floor.

Last summer my husband and I stripped the outside and painted it. Let me introduce you to my Glamper.

I'm still working on the interior. So more posts will follow as I finished the inside.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

I'm Being Featured on Madigan Made

My TV Tray Redo is being featured today on Madigan Made. Head on over and take a look.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quote of the Week

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Summer Good Thing from Dollar Tree

If you live at the water, have a pool or are headed to the beach, get a basket and fill it with beach balls, swim rings and arm bands. The basket was full a couple weeks ago and I spent less than $15 for the basket and all the tiems. Kids can grab what they need and go!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Painted Window with Lots of Flowers

I found this window sitting outside a dumpster and called my husband to come pick it up. I wanted it for the master bathroom. I was originally going to hang it from the ceiling but it was way too big. So I mounted it to the wall above my bubbly tub.

Here is a close up of some of the flowers I painted.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Buffet Display

I skipped spring decorating but since it went from raining to 90 degrees, it feels much more like summer.

So here's my summer buffet display.

Friday, June 10, 2011


This is a super simple project and very economical. I only spent $5 for the frames at Dollar Tree. I cut the mats from scrapbook paper. The paper is copies of Amy Butler fabric. I cut the vinyl letters with my CriCut.

Happy Summer!

House of Hepworths Feature

Those TV Trays were featured again.

Head on over. Take a look and link up to this week's party!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beachy Painting

I used to do a lot of painting. I painted 2 murals in Miss K's room which I getting ready to paint over.

I saw this painting in TJ Maxx yesterday. And thought to myself, I wonder if I can copy that.

So I sat down tonight and here is what I came up with.

Not too bad I think.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Feature on Giggles Glitz and Glam

The TV Trays were feature on Giggles Glitz & Glam yesterday. Head on over, take a look and link up a project of your own.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lilly Pulitzer Fabric

I got this fabric and 2 more bags the same size in the mail today. All vintage Lilly fabrics. The scraps are cut in stacks and are all cut exactly. I am wondering if they are left from a factory where Lilly Pulitzer clothing was made.

I've got lots of projects in my head for all this great fabric!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I'm being featured over at Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sit-com

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Lilly Pulitzer Lampshades

I had these plain white lampshades on these small lamps in the master bedroom at our summer house. I decided to cover them with scraps of Lilly Pulitzer fabric. I never let Lilly fabric, no matter how small, go to waste.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Picnic Perfect

I found this goodie at Target and just love it. It's perfect for dining outside. Our summer house is on stilts 16 feet in the air, so we always eat at the tables set up underneath. This makes it so easy to carry plates, napkins, utensils, etc. downstairs. Where I have the utensils, you could also put condiment bottles.

I bought another one today for tailgating. This comes in several summer colors, but not orange. So I'll send out another post once I spraypaint that one.