Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Birds Are Back!

Spray paint!
Oh, how I've missed you!
The weather has turned a corner, and I've been a spray painting fool!
Here is a super quick project that I got accomplished this week.

I spray painted some chipped (damaged) birds that I got at GW a bright, cheery shade of aqua.
...spray painted a nasty GOLD (ugh) candlestick that I got at GW

What to use as a nest???
You all know I'm a curb picker... a few years ago, I grabbed two hanging baskets off the curb.  I removed the chains, added white twinkle lights and threw them out in my garden. 

I thought these would be perfect, so
I removed the lights, layered one with leftover burlap.
Added Spanish moss.
The birds flew in.
Closed the two baskets with garbage ties.
...yes, garbage ties.

It is sitting next to our back entry.
Love the pop of color!

A quick easy project.
...okay, really I just wanted to show you that I was FINALLY able to spray paint again!
Happy Spring!

Excuse the mess on the porch.  It hasn't been warm enough to power wash yet!
...just wait--- the word from my secret source (the weatherman) indicates we might reach 70 degrees this week.
Oh, happy day!

Thanks to all of you that have joined my Facebook site for my event planning company!
Pink Cricket Events!  As soon as I hit 100 fans, I'm going to have a giveaway over there on the FB site!

Linking up with Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for SNS!
and with Susan at BNOTP for Met Monday!
Also at Cindy at Cottage Instincts for her fabulous Make It For Monday party!
And with Kimba at A Soft Place To Land for DIY Day!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Hello Again!

It's so nice to be back in the blog world!
I've cut my tax season short because my mom had a knee replacement surgery.
All is well, and she is up and walking around.

I've been trying to keep up with you all.
Your blogs kept me going through a rough tax season!

I don't have a whole lot to report since I've last posted...
but here's a recap...

The snow has melted!
I handed my Hubs and son over to the golf course.
No, really.
I drove them out there, walked them in...
I told the owners... "Here they are, I don't want them back for a few months."
You would've done the same if you had boys swinging golf clubs IN THE HOUSE for the past few months.
The owner of the golf course is also a City Council member in our town.
She and I laughed over what a great headline it would be...
"Local woman turns over husband and son to the golf course".....
I know!
... its not a bad idea.
Monkey (yes, he a lefty) teeing off at the driving range yesterday.

I POURED over the new Flea Market Style magazine.

I did a little thrifting.
(Thanks to Goodwill for being open late!)

Monkey started reading.
Hooray, but sniffles.
Will he still want to sit on my lap to read a book?

AND--- this is a big one....
... my hair is long enough for a ponytail again.

Okay- and one more little, tiny, thing....
After many years of throwing parties and planning events for myself and others--- my friends and family finally convinced me that it was time to turn it into an actual business.
I'm S.C.A.R.E.D!
Anyhoo... I started a website (read: blog). 
I made a page for it on facebook... if you are into facebook, would you be a 'fan'?
Geesh, I can't believe I'm asking... its just that... well- I haven't asked any of my 'real life' friends yet...
and wouldn't it be lovely if I already had some fans to start with before they saw it?  My friends would say, "Wow, who are all these people?".  And I would say, "They're my blog friends, silly."............

Go HERE to check out the facebook page.
Okay... I'm going to hit 'publish' now. 
Holding breath....