Do You Know Me?

Well I certainly hope y'all know me!!  A dear sweet lady gave me an award!
And I'm so excited...I can't hide it...

This award was given by...Daffodil Hill... visit her HERE...

Thank you, thank you for bestowing this honor on little old me!  
(It still amazes me that real people like reading my blog!)
Drop by Daffodil Hill sometime soon!  You will enjoy your visit!!

According to the rules....(yes there are rules, oh my!!) 
I'm to tell you seven things about me... ("Please, no boring info!" says my friend!)

Deep Breath...Well here goes...

**1.     I love sports...football, basketball, baseball, softball, gymnastics, etc. ...yes, I'm my daddy's daughter...high school and college sports are my choices!!   
(Michelle L. Carter)  
The 2012 “Power of Pink” meet for the University of Alabama gymnastic team was a success in the eighth annual 'pink meet' in front of a sellout crowd in Tuscaloosa!
 Druid City Hospital received a $1.2 million donation to its breast cancer fund.

(Hal Yeager)
2011 National Football Champions Alabama fans along with LSU fans raised money for the Tuscaloosa tornado relief fund with a giant gumbo cook off!!

**2.     I love music...can't carry a tune in a bucket...lucky the hubby plays and sings!! 


**3.     I love to GO...have motor home will travel!!
 (Tiffin Motors)

**4.     I love chocolate...and that's all I'm sayin' about that!!
(Ghirardelli Products)

**5.     I love my boat...don't like to fish...but I love the water!! 

 (Sun Tracker)

**6.     I love people...yep, I'm a people person...love to talk!!

**7.     I love to shop...that's why I like to junk...own an antique booth!!
(World's Longest Yard Sale)

Whew,  that's enough about me!!

Now for the awards...
May I have the envelop please
Yes, I know the results were kept in a mayonnaise jar...
(This isn't a blog hop or a Linky Party but I do appreciate you visiting with these great bloggers)

Dumped and Discovered



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Farmhouse Porch...

Oh my, this is just a small group! 
Some have been blogging a long time and others are 'newbies'!!
 I could award sooooo many more because I find inspiration from all my friends!
I hope you will visit with these fine folks too! 
Tell 'em I sent you over to visit!

See ya down the junkin' road!!


Don't forget to visit with Daffodil Hill

**** Mark this on your calendar!***


Restyled Table

I found a little table in the deep recesses of the thrift store!  It had been covered in mismatched paint and hidden from view underneath several layers of clothing and accessories! 
"Why?", you ask.

 Because in this thrifty, the little table was being used in... a make-shift dressing room area!  
Next to it was a mirror and chair!  

Very convenient! And very lucky for me because no one, and I mean NO ONE, was looking under all that stuff for tables!  No one but me, that is!!

I grabbed that little cutie up, slapped it in the buggy, and headed to the check-out!

Along the way many stopped me to ask where I had found the little table!
Or the all important question, was I going to buy that!  

Well I managed to get it in the car without further questions!!

On the way home the wheels were turning in my brain... what to do, what to do! 
I really like the stained wood top look  mixed with shabby paint, but really this one was beyond saving for stain!  Unless I spent way more time on the make-over than I wanted to spend!  
So it was decided... PAINT!!

A lovely shade of vanilla ivory was used.   It was okay, clean, serviceable, did I say just okay!
Not happy, not happy...still looking for that stained wood look...

I painted the top in a rich deep chocolate color!!   
(Did y'all notice my use of candy colors?  Yes, the niece and nephew have been visiting!)

Now I'm happy!  After a little distressing, waxing and buffing, the 'cutie' is ready for her debut!

What have you restyled lately?

Have a Blessed Day!!  And see ya down the junkin' road!!


Partying with...


Valentine's Day

Will you be my valentine?  
Check Y_____ or N_____!!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue, 
Sugar is sweet, 
And so are you!

You are very sweet
You are very smart
And I love you
With all of my heart.
See ya down the junkin' road!!

Partying with...
Cozy Homes Scenes


A DIY Project and Thank You

First things first...THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!  
Why you ask? 
Because I'm gettin' sooooo many friends lately and visitors to my little blog!
And on this V-DAY EVE I want to share the love and say a big THANK YOU!!
(buster brown)

Now for a little maintenance...if you have friended me and I have not returned the friendship please, PLEASE, leave a note and I will, promise, no hesitation! 
I try to visit all who drop by but I'm afraid I've missed some very important people!  
 VIPs are most important!  Between the Google Friends and the new LINKY Followers it is keeping me very busy just trying to keep up with all the new gadgets and thingys!!

And for my DIY project...
I am so excited to share this today. Y'all know my love for chalkboard paint...and you can read about it here,  Wow, Thrifty Showoffs


( This is very funny because throughout my teaching years I was extremely allergic to chalk dust and no one person in our school system was more excited than me when we started using less chalk and more electronic devices!! )


Recently, my friend and me were shopping one of our favorite haunts and located several clipboards.  At the time I did not have a clue as to how I would use these... but the price was right and so into the bag they went! 
Last week with chalkboard paint already mixed and ready to use I pulled these four boards out of storage! Slapped on some paint...and voila...

The boards looked a little 'plain'... so with burlap (another favorite) on hand... I fashioned bows...

A button was added to each bow...

Can you say...Pleased as Punch with the outcome!!

Off to the 'space' to add another touch of whimsy...

Partying today with friends... Drop by to visit and share all the fun!

See ya down the junkin' road!!



Jumping Feet First onto the LINKY Party Hop

 GOOGLE Friend Connect will go away

on Feb 29 for any one that is not with blogspot

the rumor mill is churning that it will soon go away for all blogs :( :(

CHERI at It's So Very Cheri is hosting a blog hop to introduce the new way to follow blogs so no one misses anything when Google Friend Connect goes away...


This new tool is a new way to stay in touch...

Just go the site and follow the directions...easy peasy!!


1. you MUST have the LINKY FOLLOWERS tool on your site to participate.

If the LINKY FOLLOWER tool is not on your site, your link will be deleted.
{You can have both the LINKY FOLLOWERS & GFC on your site but you must have the LINKY FOLLOWERS tool to participate in this party hop.}

2. You MUST follow the person who has the party on their site as a thank you.

3.Just add your blog button to the LINKY PARTY below.

4.Then grab the BLOG HOP code

You will find the code right under the Linky Party where it says CLICK HERE TO ENTER
just under that it says: WHAT IS A BLOG HOP? GET THE CODE HERE
Click on GET THE CODE HERE and enter it into a post on your site.

You can grab the party button code in the FOOTER at Its So Very Cheri

You can grab info from my post if it helps you with your post.

5. Then you follow other bloggers–(as many as you want)
–leave each one of the blogs that you follow a comment letting them know you are following them and ask them to follow you back.

If you want to add the BLOG HOP to your own site you will get lots of new followers
(see rule #2)

So here goes...I am trying this hop for the first time!!LOL!  

Wish me luck!  I know I'll make mistakes but I am interested in growing my friendship! 

Sooo, with a deep breath I jump feet first into the HOP!!



See ya down the junkin' road!! 

And please visit with me often...we'll have a real good time!