Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So long, Farewell...

Hey there my peeps!

After long consideration(like 10 min) and deep thought(over a Half and half Ice tea), I have decided to end my blogging career for now.  I have a lot on my plate and no time to really give this blog the attention it needs.

ArtHouse is in the process of having a website, with opportunities for me to blog from that page.
I will still be following you and reading all your interesting posts...but for me...its Farewell....

My last offiicial post will be the announcement of my new website...Im so giddy about it, I cant wait to share!

Until Later Gators!
Happy Blogging!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Miscellany Musings Missy

In trying to do more with my blog, I am linking up with Carissa at Lowercase Letters on her Miscellany Mondays Link Up.  Thanks Carissa..This helps us "clueless and less dedicated bloggers" some direction on things to do with their blogs!!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

FIXING: I am so excited some of the changes that are going on with my house.  My husband use to paint full time while he was going to school, and is a perfectionist when it comes to his walls...with that said, we have color in our once "Sterile-looking" home.  We are not finished yet, as we keep thinking of more changes..that include..New floors, moving W/D more underwear and Bras hanging around when unexpected company show up! New Pantry...HUGE!!  New coffee nook...or water, or lemonade nook. Somewhere where I can drink and relax and look out my window to seee......

That I caught on my new 300mm lens.  LOVE IT!  I see these guys probably every day in my back yard, and My lens...Oh la la..I love her, but shes like my other and kit.  They all have a special place in my heart.  They all stay in my new .....

Isnt she Purty??  Went to my good friends at Goodwill and they set me up with this sah-WEET bag...OK, not really, i just walked in and it was beckoning me from across the store.  OK that wasn't true either, but saying I just ran into it and almost missed the darn thing, doesn't sound as exciting as the other just roll with me here...
My GW friends also found me these tealight candle holders.
Susie Homemaker, I am not...but I would have to think these are just adorable!!
The tealish color on the leaves and stem may have to disappear, but who knows what color Ill go with!

This was a good day at Goodwill, and if there was a fan club, I would be charter member and President, because of this beauty!

I ♥ old antique suitcases, and have been searching for them high and low...but the problem...the price is way to High, and nobody wants to go low!!!!  Goodwill though,  came through for me.  For $2.99!!!  So the search is on for the suitcases...Don't worry little guys..Ill make room for you in my home!!

You wanna see something else Ive been collecting???
I also ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ Enamel Pins...the flower metal ones in particular...
 wanna see?

 I have 5 of them that I scored at an antique store near Greencastle, for $5 each!! The picture is not mine, I borrowed it at Flower Power Lots(thank you), but the yellow I have in Pink and the Green in Red.  These baby's run any where between $25-30. The more detail they have, the more their worth...Hot Dog!!

Wow! This is longer than I had intended, but I promise its coming to an end...

I went to see my Radio Rockstar Sister, Marci and her new Hubs last weekend and had such a great time..If you're in the Chicago area..Check her out on 103.9!!!!

...I got to hang out with my nephew Rowdy...

This is him fishing with his daddy...yes that is a life first.

My kid lost her first tooth while we were there!  She made bank with the Tooth Fairy(she has aunts that like to spoil).

Played a rousing game of Chinese Checkers, and Euchre(which I rock at)...
and had an amazing meal by my brother in law...
sigh...I love my family.

I also wanted to share this sweet gift my sister made for my other sister and I(shes super crafty!).
They are record bowls...I KNOW...HOW COOL ARE THEY. still has crumbs from my chex mix!

She is always making things for us and this is probably my favorite.

They are super easy to make.
I'm sure if you Google it, you can find directions on how to make it.

Props to Marci..I love it.

And lastly, July was the month for storms...
The last one we had was UGLY...
These pictures are without one single edit...Look at those clouds...YIKES!
I love a good storm.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Did you hear me?
The 8th month of the year, 
is HERE!!!!!!

It is wild how quickly August got here,  
And here's the scary news... 
Its only 4.5 months away from Christmas(give or take)!!!
But, I dont get stressed out about Christmas.
  In January, I sit down with my calendar and write out all the bdays that I do gifts for, then I make my list of things I am going to buy and Wha-lah...Its done.  Now the hard part is wanting to buy more than originally planned...or even better, rewarding myself for such a good job on shopping for good deals!   So, Ive been picking things up here and there, that I noticed that have been on sale, to get a good start on Christmas.

SOoo,  I went MIA on ya for a while.  Its crazy how quickly the days go during the summer, but it has been so good to spend it  with friends and family.  I figured the blog would be here when I got back.  

One of the few favorite activities we got to do this summer,
was to go on a Bday shopping trip for my daughters BFF. 
It was so much fun, and of course, my shopping buddy and I got to do a little shopping in Goodwill and Archiver's.  

(***SIDENOTE)So...Going to Goodwill, is so much fun...if you need to waste a good couple of hours, go in!  I guarantee you will do just that, and will come out with ALL KINDS OF GOODIES!  Im sure I walked away with lots and lots of things I needed  HEHE! And don't get me started on Archivers.  I swear there's something in the air there that makes you want to pick up your scrap tools and start crafting..or it could be all the great things they sell!

 We started the Bday shopping adventures at the Mall and stopped at whatever stores she wanted to go in...

Then the girls made their way to Borders for their favorite drinks!

After all that shopping, we went to a super cute Cupcake Bakery store decked out in all things nostalgic.  It was a little difficult shelling out the cash for the cupcakes, when I know I could make them soo much cheaper(not as fabulous as Flying Cupcake. but they would still be edible, and full of yumminess), but it was all about the day and celebrating someone special!

my lil punk..the look I get when she's up to something...hmm

So that was one of many events we did this summer...
Ill be posting more soon, so don't go far!!

Blessings, Missy