Friday, September 25, 2009

I had won a giveaway!!

My dear friend, Jessica, over at Chronically Vintage, had a giveaway and I won!! How lovely is that? I won this beautiful timer and believe me, the picture doesnt' do her justice. She is wonderful, has a great sound and fits perfectly in my kitchen. I've never had a kitchen timer before and I've already used her. Go visit Jessica and enjoy her blog. She is a wonderful, sincere person who has a lot to offer on a vintage lifestyle. Thank you again my friend!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Furniture refurbishing....

As many of you know, I've been attending some auctions with my sister up near Bangor, Maine. These are a couple of items I located and bought at the most recent one I went to. They were in rough shape, but a little paint, and creativity and they look great. I painted the wicker chair a bright cherry red and added a new cover to the seat (which isn't shown in the before picture). I love how it came out and will share a spot in my living room. And for some reason, unknown to me, my camera ate the before picture of the little table. But, let me say, it was unpainted and rough. I used some chalkboard paint on the tabletop and painted the rest creamy white. I added some stamping to the drawer and used an old champagne cork at the drawer pull. Not bad,, I wish I had better hand writing. I have been up to some things with many more projects on the way.. Have a good day!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wow..two posts in the same weekend?? A weighty issue!

Good Morning to all.. I dont' know how many of you have this problem, but it runs in half my family and my sister and I are the ones that inheritied this issue.. we both have a weight issue.

My sister, over at Rural Maine Life, recently opened up about her weight issue. Well, she isn't the only one in the family with one. I have struggled my who life as well. Maybe not to the extent of my sis.. but it's always on my mind.

You see, we have two siblings that are relatively this.. I mean they are thin! One sister is really skinny.. she works at it, but has always been thin.. the bikini flaunting, "See how thin I am" person.

So, I guess I'm writing this to let my sister know she isn't alone.. I'm with her and I want her to just get healthy.. that's my mission right now.. lower the BMI, cholesterol, blood pressure and just get feeling better. So, if you can, visit her blog and let her know your thinking of her and encourage her with your story or support.

I have a selfish reason for doing this. Our mom passed away 7 years ago, and my sister is my best friend and my "other mother", (she is 12 years my senior, you'd never know it) so I want and need her to be around for a long time to be there for me and my children. I love her sooo much and she means the world to me. So help out and encourage her! I'm doing what I can , but it would be great for everyone to show support.. Thank you so much my friends.. I love you all for helping me out!!!