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Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekend Find

Saturday sweet husband
was extra sweet and took me
down to Dixie Highway to thrift...
It's not a place I like to go by myself
 it always makes me laugh when i'm
reading a magazine and they mention
how decorators like to fly down to Palm Beach
and shop for finds on Dixie Highway!
Okay I guess...but I hope you bring a friend. 

Anyways I bring sweet husband who fights the traffic
for me and parks (cause that's the worst part) and lets
me hop out and go search while he waits.

Alright enough chit chat...on to the good stuff!
Guess what I found??
I almost ran across the store to get to this....

Isn't this lantern AWESOME!!!!
And here's the best part...I only paid
Can you believe it...I almost fell over!

It's huge!
And not only was sweet husband so sweet to take me
thrifting...he was REALLY SWEET to give
up his ceiling fan in the bedroom. 
Although I do think he cried a bit when he took it down

I am so thrilled with my weekend find...
We also spent the weekend cleaning up
and redecorating the glass house!
Come back tomorrow and i'll give you a tour!

Friday, January 6, 2012

White New Year...

One of the things I want to accomplish in
the house this year is to return to the crisp whites...
things have been getting a little dark around here lately.
I don't want to turn everything into white...because
I just love the contrast of white against dark...but
somethings need to be lightened up

So of course I start with the one that freaks me
out the most to paint....the table we eat at!

Did you notice the shelves are missing?
I got it in my head that we needed
another chalkboard....
Anyways...I think it's a nice change
but I may go back to the shelves soon.
Which do you like better?

Shelves (click to see)

I like the clean look of the white table...it's going to
take some getting use to...plus I think the more
it weathers the more i'll like it.

And if you were wondering...
this is what I did today that made me happy
I pretty drink and snack set up for a little break!

Happy Friday!

Monday, January 2, 2012

One thing every day

New Years Resolutions....
I usually end up breaking them by the 7th day
it's not that I don't try I really do...but sometimes they
just seem to be such a big task that I just can't seem to
rise to the challenge!

So this year I have decided to make a resolution
that isn't hard and is nothing but a pleasure to fulfil

I will do one thing every day that makes me happy!

Whether it be nothing more than putting a little extra
creamer in my coffee...just one moment to savor
and be happy! I think I can handle this....

Today I came across a note that
my Granny had written to sweet husband and I
over 12 years ago...every time I come across it I smile.

So I thought...why not frame it and hang it up so that
it makes me smile everyday?

Ten minutes later...I couldn't be happier if I had won the lottery!

My Granny was an amazing person! 
She was so giving yet she couldn't be taken advantage of
She was talented but she was very humble
She could speak her mind and give you advice
without you feeling like she was preaching to you

She taught me to trust in myself and love everyone...
to have enough confidence to speak my mind
because I matter just as much as the next person

So when I see this note it makes me happy...
just like her to say this...

"No matter what road life takes you on
you can never say I don't have a dime to my name"

While she may have mixed a little
humour in her message with the dime...
I do laugh when I read it but i'm also very thankful

Because it's a reminder that no matter how little or much you may have...
you should always be grateful for what the good lord has blessed you with.
Even if it's no more than a dime!

I hope you all find time to do one thing
every day that makes you happy....

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