Friday, September 23, 2011

So I'm browsing my pinterest...

Tonight I checked out some of my repins on pinterest.  Seriously, I have made so many that I sort of forgot what I pinned!   So I am sharing some of my recent favorites that I think you will enjoy. Kick back and enjoy the ride   If you are on pinterest you know what I am talking about  :)   And here we go..............

My generation knows this is the wicked witch 

via konfetti
burlap love with dried flowers  burlap love with anything works for me :)

and more fun make me smile stuff  :)

Next Project is My Tree House!

Ok - as a kid I never had a tree house and really really wanted one.   So..... what is stopping me now?  
I think we all need a little place to dream and a little tree house where we can escape.  I did have a wonderful Magnolia tree that I could climb any time I wanted.  But never a house in the trees.  Oh I am so looking into this...   What do you think - a craft room in the tree tops?  Here is a start

loving this tree house
don't know what to say - speechless
Oh - this one takes effort but I just bet it is worth all the work. And what a view from that tree top
So far this is my favorite

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Liberty Antique Festival Tomorrow

Liberty Antiques Festival, Liberty, North Carolina
There is an amazing Antique Festival in little old Liberty, North Carolina this weekend.  It happens twice a year on a 100 acre farm and has been going on since FOREVER.  I live 25 minutes away but have never been.  Shame on me!  So...... I am not missing it this time!  Not no way, not no how  :)  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Yay ECU and my Julz Great tournament Pirates!

Strandberg Wins Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup Individual Title

Go Tigers!Senior Julia Strandberg
Go Tigers!
Senior Julia StrandbergGo Tigers!
Sept. 20, 2011

Final Results l Golfweek Feature on Strandberg

SIMPSONVILLE, KY. - East Carolina's Julia Strandberg continued her stellar play during her senior season Tuesday afternoon taking home the Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup individual title with a 1-over par 145 in just her fourth career start and helped the Pirates (23-1) record their second-straight top-2 finish of the season.

Strandberg, whose previous career-best finish (third) came last week at the Golfweek Program Challenge, carded a tournament-best 2-under par 70 (36-34) on the final day. To avoid a possible playoff, the Greensboro native birdied two of her final three holes to claim medalist honors over Amanda Baker (N.C. State) and AnnaKarin Ljungstrom (Louisville), who both finished tied for second place.

"I'm very proud of how we performed as a team this week," said head coach Kevin Williams. "This event was a good measuring stick for us early and I am pleased at where we are. We still have some work to do, but overall it is a good start for the program.

"Right now I couldn't be any happier for Julia and what she has accomplished so far this season," Williams continued. "She exemplifies what a true student-athlete is all about and it's great to see her have all this success after battling through some injuries."

Sophomore Fanny Wolte, who was tied for first heading into today's action, posted a 6-over 78 (37-41) to finish tied for sixth place with a 36-hole score of 150 marking her seventh career top-10 finish. True freshman Katie Kirk claimed her second-straight top-12 finish with a final round 2-over par 74 (39-35) registering her lone birdie of the afternoon on the 13th hole.
Click here to find out more!

Rounding out the Pirates roster were senior Amy Otteson (152) who carded a 4-over par 76 (39-37) for a share of 17th and sophomore Faith Hardison (163) who finished 68th. Freshman Emily Eng finished tied for 41st in her first collegiate tournament as an individual after posting a 12-over 156 (78-78).

N.C. State claimed the team title with a tournament score 596 (20-over) finishing two shots ahead of the Pirates (598). Missouri (605) took third, while host school Louisville (608) and Penn State (610) rounded out the top five.

The Pirates will be back in action on Oct. 10-11 when they host the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate at the Greenville Country Club.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sisters of the Wild West!

Thank you Sisters of the Wild West for the feature!   

These adorable talented sisters host one of my favorite parties!  And their party just keeps getting better every week.  Stop on by - they have a new one starting this weekend.   You will be happy you did.

Social Saturdays - Day & Age Designs

Thank you Jamie for the feature!
Day and Age Design
If you haven't met Jamie you need to head over to her blog and link party.  
This girl has lots of talent and her party is growing and growing!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What's up Wednesday! Thank you for the feature!

Sew Woodsy is such a fun place to visit and one of my messy self's favorites!   
If you haven't been there yet what are you waiting for?  Go now and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fun Time at Pawley Island Golfweek Tournament!

East Carolina's Julia Strandberg 
It was a
 wonderful fun fun tournament for my baby girl and her team. 
And they won!  So... beach - beautiful golf course  watching baby girl play her best -PRICELESS!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Golfweek College Golf at Pawley's Island! I'm Heading to the Coast!

The inaugural Golfweek Program Challenge will be played at True Blue Golf Resort, left, and Caledonia Golf Course in Pawleys Island, S.C.

I'm off to Pawley's Island in beautiful South Carolina to watch my baby girl and her ECU golf team compete.  It's a unique tournament format where the Men's teams compete at True Blue and the Women are at Caledonia.  They each compete for the Men and Women individual team titles but the added twist here is that they will combine the men and women's scores to determine the Program Champion.  If you like you can learn more here   All I can say is I am looking forward to being at the Carolina coast!  (And just happy there isn't a hurricane lurking out there )  

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A New Life for My Old Cane Chair

Today I want to share my guest post I did for Craftionary.
It all started with this old chair I found at Habitat Restore.  Well, you know how sometimes you have too many unfinished projects?  That's me, so I kept on walking.   I bought some small thing but kept thinking about the chair.  It was $10.  As I was getting in my car I realized I really wanted this chair.  The fabric was in bad shape but the chair itself was in good shape.  I bought this lovely in May and after tossing around lots of color and fabric ideas around in my head I finally "recreated" it this month.   
There were so many fabrics and colors I loved but in the end it had to be something that could work with  the cane siding.  There was a polka dot fabric and a Chevron one that I adored but, it wasn't happening - too much pattern and I don't want anyone getting dizzy looking at my chair!   So... I  decided to use the Waverly Button Blooms fabric I bought earlier and love so much.  It is pictured with the cotton clothes line I found cheap at Walmart to make cording for the chair.
Then on to the paint.  With this fabric there were several choices.  I chose blue and was delighted to see that Valspar makes Waverly Fabric inspired paint.  I bought a $3 sample bottle of Blue Sail - it was all I needed and still have a bit left for a smaller project.  Amazing.
I started by turning the chair over and removing the screws holding the seat in place.  I'm not quite sure why but.............
There was a board attached to another board that had a large cut out area.  Made no sense to me and if any of you out there have an explanation for this I would LOVE to hear from you.  Needless to say, all the old foam was tossed 
And I didn't remove this tag.  Even though it is pretty scary looking!
Next up was painting this baby. (I won't bore you with removing the old fabric or the gazillion staples that had to be removed.  :)  What a job that was!)
Once the chair was ready I used Rustoleum 2X Satin Heirloom White as a primer just because I had it on hand.  Then painted the Valspar Blue Sail onto my chair.  One coat was pretty much all it needed except for a few spots.
This picture (above) is with the pattern I made using posterboard for the back panels.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thank you Savvy Southern Style!

Oh how I love Savvy Southern Style and what an honor to be featured there this week!   Please do yourself a favor and stop by her Wow Us Wednesdays party  There are hundreds of wonderful FUN links you don't want to miss!   You won't be disappointed.......lots of inspiration there!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thank you Charm Bracelet Diva!


You know when you have those days that seem to go wrong and you just need a little encouragement?  Well,  thank you Charm Bracelet Diva  for featuring me!   She is one of my favorites and I hope you will visit her blog!
I hope you all have a wonderful creative week!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Annie Sloan on Clay Pots

My daughter needed a quick "thank you" gift for a very special couple.  So we bought a lovely fern from a local nursery here in town.  We found the clay pot at Lowe's.  It wasn't very special looking so I pulled out the last bit of my AS Old White and painted the planter.  Added a coat of clear wax and distressed a bit.  (I need to work on my technique here)  She wrote a special note that we attached with some twine we had.  It's sweet and simple but we think it is something they could use anywhere in their lovely home.
I don't know why but I have really enjoyed the Annie Sloan paint on smaller projects like my little birdie planter and the pots for my pink shutter.  

I always love a good party :)
Charm Bracelet Diva  -Tuesday's Club G.W
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Today's Creative Blog - Get Your Craft On
Mel Dreams Often - 2 for Tuesday
Chef in Training - Tuesday Talent Show
The Lettered Cottage - How To's Day
Tip Junkie - Tip Me Tuesday
Sugar Bee Crafts - Take a Look Tuesday
Nothing But Country - Creative Creations
Rook No.17 -  A Little Birdie Told Me
Ladybug Blessings - Handmade Tuesdays
Creating My Way to Success - Wednesday Blog Hop
Night Owl Crafting - Hoo's Got Talent?
Domestically Speaking - Power of Paint Party
Southern Lovely - Show & Share
Handy Man, Crafty Woman-Wicked Awesome Wednesday
Sister's Stuff - Link Up Wednesday
Bunny Jean's - Bunny Hop Wednesday 
Ginger Snap Crafts - Wow me Wednesday
Bunny Jean's - Bunny Hop Wednesday 
Primitive and Proper - Piece of Work Wednesday
Blue Cricket Design - Show and Tell Wednesday
Polka Dots on Parade - Wow Me Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesdays
No Minimalist Here - Open House
Sew Woodsy - What's up Wednesdays
Momnivore's Dilemma - Creative Juice Thursday
Somewhat Simple - Strut Your Stuff
The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
A Little Knick Knack- Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Kreative Korner - Tea Time Thursdays
A Creative Princess - It's a Party!
My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can

Saved by Love Creations Thrifty Thursday
House of Hepworths - Hookin Up with HoH
Fireflies and Jellybeans - Show off Your Stuff
Paisley Passions - Thrilling Thursday

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