Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Head Kids



It's is a beautiful day in Northern Texas!

So I thought I would get out in the
garden and do some fall clean up.


Little Pumpkin Head Girl is going
to plant some bulbs for next spring.


Little Pumpkin Head Boy will be
getting the lawn "winterized".


These little Pumpkin Heads
make a good team!

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I hope you are having a nice Fall day.

We have had rain and thunder
storms every few days.

I will enjoy today!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Winner of The Pumpkin Head Box




This week I held my very first giveaway and I made some great new friends along the way.

I want to thank all of you who visited, entered and especially to all of my followers... old and new!

I have really become fond of this little guy, but I know he will be going to a good home.

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The winner is... Joyce over at Flour Power.

Joyce's comment was: Joyce said...
I have just the place to put that cute pumpkin and I follow your blog too. So sweet of you to have a Halloween giveaway:)
Joyce


Now go on over and get to know Joyce, if you haven't already. She has a very lovely blog.

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Thank you again to all who entered,
visited, and follow me.

You make my day!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Brand Spanking New Pantry!




Wow... here it is Metamorphosis Monday! Time sure is getting away from me. Guess it must be just be that time of year.

Thank you Susan for hosting this meme. I will have her link at the bottom of this post.

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This was the way my pantry looked. Don't laugh because I bet a few of you have let it get this way too.




The ceiling is WAY high and just look at what those pesky builders left me with.

Hey... this is my pantry guys... not the garage!




The paint was white... but look how dull it was compared to this new white. Also I used a semi gloss instead of FLAT!

We used Dutch Boy paint that has Baking Soda added to eliminate and prevent odors. We = I bought, he painted.




So I got busy. Went to WalMart and got this "happy" shelf liner and some double stick tape.

Hubby had already done the painting... I don't like to paint, and I am sure he does... 

 



I must have spent 8 hours in this little room, measuring, cutting and piecing. Did I mention that it took 9+ rolls?!




Since I have OCD I needed to make sure that all the checks lined up. So 8 hours with my reading glasses on...

Buy the time I was done I was starting to hallucinate!




But just look how nice it is now!


Not laughing now, are you.



We even replaced the light. Couldn't turn it on 'cause it would be just too bright for the picture!




See any difference???

 
                 before                                          after  

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Last reminder for those of you
viewing this post before
midnight Sunday.

Be sure to go and enter for the Pumpkin Head Box giveaway.



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Then be sure to go and visit Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch and see all the other wonderful participants in her Metamorphosis Monday.

Last day to enter for this...


You have just a few more hours
to enter the Pumpkin Head Box
giveaway... up until midnight
West Coast time!


Go here to enter to WIN!
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See how CUTE he is?!


I am having this giveaway
because I couldn't find the
"right" spot to display him.
But I just couldn't make
myself take him back...

Then with all my rearranging
things for my "photo shoots"
he ended up here...


I think he looks pretty happy
here. Don't you think?

But alas... I have promised him
to one of you. I know you will 
give him a good home!

See the windsock hanging over
the pole of my floor lamp?


That windsock is over 15 yrs old.
I have shown a few of my relic
Halloween decorations in
my last few posts.


So HURRY UP and go enter for
this Pumpkin Head Box.


Good luck to everyone!

I will announce the winner
tomorrow afternoon.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Party and Giveaway!


Here are some more pictures to add
to Sharon's Halloween Blog Party
over at Fiberdoodles and Whimsy.
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I will be posting the rest of the pictures
on next weeks Tablescape Thursday.

I was too late to get it on for this week.




This cute little cup and saucer is
part of a set of four that I got at Ross.



Spidey is ready and waiting for some
orange flavored hot cocoa.


OOH... some brightly colored frosted
cupcakes from Walmart.



This witchey shoe cake plate
is also from Ross.



The candy corn candles are over 15 yrs. old.
They are hard enough to have survived
the heat of my Texas attic for the last 5 yrs.


See the cauldron painted on
the top of the cake plate?


I was also lucky enough to get the
matching cups to each plate.
The plate rack is from
Hobby Lobby.



This little black table came from
HomeGoods and moves around my house
as needed. That day it was in the entryway.
Today is is in the hallway under a mirror.

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Don't forget to enter my
Halloween giveaway.


Then go on over and visit Sharon
over at Fiberdoodles and Whimsy. 
because she is hosting this
Halloween Blog Party.

She is also having a daily giveaway!

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Hope you are having fun looking at
all the Halloween goodies!




Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Guest Bathroom redo ~ Part 3 (plus giveaway)



Time for Transformation Thursday!
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This week I am having a giveaway!
It's my very first and it is for an
adorable Pumpkin Head Box.

Be sure to click on the link
at the bottom of this post.

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Some of you have asked for the details on how I made the skirt for my pedestal sink. This is part 3 in my Guest Bathroom Redo.

I had some 2.00 Waverly cafe curtains (still in the pkg.)... got a bunch off the clearance table at J.C.Penny a few years lotta years back. 


I liked the pattern, and the material was a nice heavy cotton...good for pillows, etc.  They were originally priced at 25.00. Then marked down and down... until they ended up in the 2.00-3.00 bin.   What a bargain!

Let me stop right here and explain myself. I guess I am hopelessly out of date as far as home fashion "trends". I have collected things throughout the years and just can't let go... but that's another story for later.

Anyway... one morning it dawned  on me that I have this way out of date sunflower/garden theme going on in the guest bathroom. The good news is that I have several packages of those Waverly sunflower patterned kitchen curtains. 




So... out came the cafe curtains and low and behold... one pair was 36"long and actually the exact width to wrap the sink...perfectly!!!




I got out my self adhesive hook and loop tape and stuck the to loopy side to the curtain and the hooky side on the top edge of the sink. 





I flipped the curtains (from how they would hang on a window) so that large pattern was at the top because I thought it balanced the sink better by adding the bold at the top, since there is color in the rug. You'll see later...




Next I needed to sew up bottom a few inches and in 20 minutes flat... Okay... I never even got my sewing machine out for this project! I used double stick tape to "hem" up the bottom . Now I'm pretty sure that will not make it through the wash and will take it off before washing so that it will not get all gummy.  Also if it shrinks in length like most cotton, I won't have a "high water" sink!





So that is how I covered the sink issue... and now I actually have discreet storage for the extra TP and cleaning supplies!!!




I also wanted to hide the ugly pipe coming out of the toilet. It just always seem to look so dirty. I had been using a plastic flower pot but it wasn't high enough.



I bought this green wastebasket at Ross... a "happy find". But it still wasn't tall enough to hide the pipes.



So... I took the plastic flower pot and set it inside the basket. That raised it up just enough to hide the pipes!!!






This sure looks better than what I started with. What do you think about having a toilet seat cover? Not real sure about it. What do you think?




You can see the first part
of the redo ( and the new faucet)
by going here.

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I have more "fixers" in this bathroom, like the way. too. high. ceiling, to share another time. I will involve beadboard... but not in the usual way.

It will definitely be painted and it may, or may not, include a sunflower wallpaper border (yup...you heard me) that I've had for years.

All I'm gonna say is that it will be
a little topsy ~turvy.

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Now go enter for the
Pumpkin Head box giveaway!

Then go on over to The Shabby Chic Cottage. Thank you Gina for hosting
Transformation Thursday
click here

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My First White Wednesday!


I have admired all the pretty white pumpkins
here in blogland, but have had a hard time
finding just the right one.

Then after looking for what
seemed like weeks...
I found THREE!


I love the texture, the shine,
and that they are a creamy white.




I got them at Hobby Lobby...
but it was in three  different towns.
Thus the long search.




Then I made another great find at
TJ Maxx in yet another town.



I love how this one has some color,
but it is still very soft.



I think it also goes nicely with
my existing color palette.



See the little pumpkins in the background...
on the fireplace mantle?

I think they are so sweet.
What do you think?


White Wednesday is hosted
by Kathleen over at Faded Charm.

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Don't forget to enter my
Pumpkin Head Box Giveaway.


BOO!

Go here to enter!

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Halloween Party and Giveaway ~ EDIT ~ Grandaughter Pictures!!!



If you would like to win this adorable
Pumpkin Head Box that is shown below...
go to the end of this post!




I made this cute little witch about 16 yrs ago.
Isn't she a sweetie? That's because she is made out of  one of those cone shaped air fresheners and a round craft ball for a head.

Let me know it you are interested
in the pattern and I will post it for you.




I offer these Trick-or-Treat bags on my website. There are just a few left so hurry on over if you are want one or two...





I also have Halloween tutus and costumes. Some are in stock, but I can make special orders up until the first part of next week. I ship Priority Mail and it takes 2-3 days.

I have just one purple Witchey Poo Hat left.

I also have one orange
and two black ones that are
 ready to be made up for a custom order.





A Little Devil Tutu costume
and Squeaky Shoes.


Yes, I also offer Squeaky Shoes over at my Squeakeroos website.





Or how about  a Lady Bug Costume and Tutu?



My youngest granddaughter Riley.
"My Little Kewpie Doll"


Her "Renee Zellweger" look



Calling all Ladybugs!!!



These costumes and dress-up accessories are all available on my website. I ship everything by Priority Mail at no extra cost to you. Takes 2-3 days.


Thanks for dropping buy by!

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Now go enter for the
Pumpkin Head Box giveaway!!!

And while you are there be sure to click on Sharon's link to visit the Halloween Party over at Fiberdoodles.


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