Sunday, February 28, 2010

Why Does It Take Me So Long To Clean The House?

This is why:

This is the hallway in our home.....

I'm dusting.... The box is so pretty.... but it could be prettier....delay....

A doily... a vintage piece of linen.... but it still needs something else.....delay..... a tassel maybe?

A tassel is good but this one is to big.... I need find a tassel that will work.....delay....puts, puts, puts.....

Found the tassel....hmmm...puts,puts, puts .....delay.... what else does it need? Flowers! delay again.....

Arrange, Arrange, Arrange..... puts, puts, puts....

Done! I mean the vignette.... the Dusting?..... not so much! :)

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Make sure you go by and see lots of other before and afters!

And join Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Tops Galore!

Thanks Ladies!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

An Apple A Day......

Keeps the Doctor away!

Thursday is almost over and Friday is coming. We have so many plans for this weekend that we have back up plans. When I say plans I mean projects. Finish painting the house is the top of the list. Hopefully it won't rain and we can do that. Otherwise.... Plan B rolls in to place. Clean the house and paint the window seat. Or make the oblong burlap tablecloth or or or .....
See what I'm saying?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tea Towel Rack and Shelf

Here's my dirty little shelf that I bought at the
same time that I bought my shabby little tool box.

I just cleaned 'er up and repainted it black. Not bad for .99 cents.

The little spectacles are just decorative... I would love to find some real ones.

These are those tea stained linen towels....
One of them is from my friend Lisa at Hospitable Pursuits (thank you, Lisa)

This is just a wall in our bedroom....

I thought it turned out cute.
I love cheap crafting days!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Photoshop and New Framing Tool

Well, as an edit to my post from yesterday.....The PhotoShop Tutorials were a bust. PhotoShop is just too complicated for me to "just pick up". I would eventually like to take a course and become fully competent. But that will have to wait. So instead my poor husband spent the day with me looking for tools and software programs that were simple and easy enough for me to use and MAC compatible. We were successful with one specialized tool and found that it had some of the basics.

So I thought that I would share with you my husbands review. You might find it interesting. Coding Tools, Reviews, and Solutions The name of the Program is ImageFramer. It is pretty inexpensive and, I thought, easy to use. I tried it out on my header. I am a former user of Photoscape (which is PC only) so that gives you an idea of my skill level. : ) I also use ScrapBlog a lot. Another very simple, fun to use tool.

Do you have any suggestions or helpful tools that you use on the MAC?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rainy Saturday Morning.....

This is what it looks like on our front porch.
Rainy, cold and gray.

But that's okay, Hubs and I have a plan.
We are going to start doing Photoshop Tutorials together.

First some rich, thick and choc-o-let brain food.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


by Jane Austen

Oh, do sit and have a cup of tea!
I am fast becoming a huge Jane Austen fan. I fall into her stories and the next thing you know the end is here. This month's reading for The Girlfriend's Bookclub was Persuasion. The tale of romance delayed and sweetened with time.
I loved it!

Also if you are not a big reader...Masterpiece Theater is airing Persuasion Sunday night. I recently watched Emma and Northanger Abbey. Both were so well done.

Here is a link to the PBS/Masterpiece Theater web site; and Jane Austens House Museum There is a slide show and a
biography for further reading.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Shabby Little Toolbox......

See that sad looking little tool box? I picked it up at Goodwill.
I think it was .99 cents.
I'll show you what I did with the little towel shelf next week.

A little bit of sandpaper. A little bit of paint....

And this is what it looks like now! Cute? Yes?

Sitting on the back of our commode.....

This is what the whole little shabby vignette looks like in our bathroom.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Here is my Valentine's card to my wife!

Happy Valentines's Day Liz!

Your Husband,
-- Tab

Thank you Big G! I love you so much!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Banner of Love

Sharin' the love!

Please join me over at Laurie's for lots more Valentine Fun!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Framing Love

Picture Love Today.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thinkin' Spring

The weather here has been incredible. It makes me think of spring.

This is just a bright spot in our Master Bath. I came home at lunch and the light was perfect.
Just thought I would share it.

I'm back to work....

Make your day count!