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Centerpiece Wednesday- Tablescapes and String art

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Welcome everyone!! It's Centerpiece Wednesday once again...I can't wait to see what y'all have been up to. For my round up I was inspired by the beautiful tablescapes and some fun string art..take a peek below.

Love the seascape tablescape Here

I am in love with these white dishes Here

A natural elegant tablescape Here

This seascape tablescape is loaded with eye candy...textures, linens and dishes Here

Loving this nautical string art design Here

Come on in and join the party!

Pick Your Plum- Chevron clutch purses

Monday, July 21, 2014

They are back!! And they are only $6.99 plus shipping....These adorable chevron clutch purses from Pick Your Plum are back but only for a limited time.

Hurry and get yours today! I just ordered 2 more because the gals in my family LOVE them!! Just click on my Pick Your Plum ad on the right and it will take you to the page of what is available right now :)


Tip toe through my garden

Saturday, July 19, 2014

My gardens are looking so pretty right now I just wanted to share it with all of you.

This is actually and hanging pot filled with lots of colorful flowers...we bought it around Mother's Day from Costco and when I took the picture it looked really good but recently we've had some hot days and it is suffering a little bit :(


I love poppies

And hydrangeas


This is the front yard ...look at my man spraying for weeds...he is the gardener man

Remember when my hubby and daughter made these garden beds for me for Mothers Day you can see it here. This year we have green peas, green beans, thyme, green onions and lots of tomatoes.

We also planted this pear tree just last year and we have quite a crop growing...I'm super excited!

How is your garden growing this year?



Pick Your Plum Deal- fold up picnic blanket

Friday, July 18, 2014

I was browsing on the Pick Your Plum site and noticed these SUPER CUTE fold up picnic blankets that fleece on one side and waterproof on the other. Helo it get any better than that?!!! You can click on their ad on the right side of my blog and if you purchase anything I get a little commission :)

Pick your plum picnic blanket
Perfect for the beach or park
Pick your plum blanket

I love how they fold up so you can keep them tucked in the car or even in my bicycle basket ready to go whenever. I am ready to go! They are only $12.99!!! I am getting one! Hop on over before they are gone!

Pick your plum blanket

My grandkids are coming into town so I am so excited to use one of these!


Fashion Friday- Yellow, Black and White

Bumble Bee or fun fashion look? You decide but im going with fun fashion look :) I can't remember where I found this cute striped skirt..Walmart? Target? but it was super cheap and it is super comfortable and non wrinkly!
Fashion Friday, fashion for 50 something's
I paired it with this Jcrew outlet cream colored blouse with a black stripe all around the collar and down the me the look of a longer torso.
The yellow bubble necklace is from Walmart! Yellow gold sweater is from Jcrew outlet

Once again I belted the blouse because it hung too long on my short torso.

I love the length of this skirt not too short and not too long...seriously this length is so hard to find! Everything is sooo short!

Do you like my sandals? I think they are so "chic" and mostly fun. Very comfortable and a low heel but still have that sexy look don't you think?

Of course I have to show off my grandma glasses

Grandma glasses, fashion Friday

There you have it my bumble bee Fun Fashion Look!

Fashion Friday yellow black and white


Popcorn Vendor Tray Tutorial

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I was asked by our stake Young Women's camp director from our church to see if I could come up with a cute popcorn vendor serve popcorn to the young women while up at camp. I was up for the task and began my search to find something that would be sturdy enough to hold lots of bags of popcorn and yet not be too heavy hanging around the neck. This is what I came it with!

Popcorn vendor tray tutorial, popcorn vendor costume

I happened to be at Costco checking out and saw a huge stack of these canteloupe boxes and asked if I could have 4 of them. FREE Ka-Ching!

Popcorn tray tutorial

Then I hopped over to Lowes to get some spray paint. I really love Valspar spray paint it covers so nicely. I had some white spray paint in the garage but it was super runny...Valspar wins for me!

Valspar spray paint

I sprayed the boxes on the outsides and tops in red white and blue..I did not spray the insides.

Popcorn vendor box tutorial

Outdoor movie popcorn holders
I found the free clip art on the internet...I like the white stripes with the yellow popcorn and how it looks combined with the popcorn word clipart...also free clipart. You can right click on the popcorn image and save to your computer and put four on a page and print out.
Popcorn clipart

Once you print your images...cut them out and use a glue stick to adhere them to the boxes.

Make sure you get the glue all around the edges otherwise it starts lifting

Popcorn vendor tray tutorial, take me out to the ball game

I was racking my brain to come up with a strap that would be comfortable around the neck and cheap. I was just about to buy some canvas fabric at Walmart when I spotted shelving liner stuff! It is soft, easy to cut and tied onto the boxes perfectly!

It comes in a variety of colors and with the left overs I can line a few drawers!

Even my teenage nephews thought the were so cool and thought I had bought them! So....I would say

"Nailed it"! LoL

Baseball popcorn vendor trays

I can't wait to see them being used up at camp and I am going to figure out other ways to use them here at home....I see an outdoor movie night in my future!



Centerpiece Wednesday- Heat Stroke!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hi All...sorry Centerpiece Wednesday is late! One of our young friends (24) ended up getting heat stroke from working in the hot sun all day and we had to take him to the hospital last night :( poor guy I had no idea heat stroke could make you so sick...even life threatening. He was so dehydrated they ended up giving him 5 liters of fluids! Along with throwing up multiple times he became very disoriented and earlier had passed out a couple of times. Watching his body shake with uncontrollable twitching and knowing his temperature was 104 was a little scary to say the least! The nurses and emergency doc worked trying to bring down the fever for hours using ice packs under his arm pits and his groin. When you have heat stroke they worry about kidney failure and all sorts of other complications with your organs. He is doing much better, I just took him home from the hosptial but he is still dizzy and out of it as you can imagine.

Lesson learned- Keep hydrated especially when you are out in the hot sun during the summer!

Okay now that that is over let's party!

Thus week I was inspired by all the furniture makeovers and these are a few of my favs.

Victorias Vintage Designs shows off the gorgeous makeover of a dresser

All things new again has a beautiful tutorial on how to turn chairs into a bench

My Love 2 Create refinished this piano bench using a fabulous stencil

I love how this table turned out with the white base and beautiful wood top from West Furniture Revival

I have a thing for old signs like this one that brepurposed created