Sunday, April 22, 2012

Things I Love Fridays is Under Repair & Robin Nest Update

Things I Love Friday:  You may have noticed  My So Called Junky Life's linky party to Things I Love Fridays is not linking correctly.  Sarah is aware of this and is working to resolve it.

Robin's Nest Update:  A couple of weeks ago I shared this photo from my kitchen window of a robing nesting on our sun porch

 Sadly the mother stopped nesting a couple days ago and our overnight temperatures have been too cool for the eggs to survive.  With hope for next Spring and their song. 

"Spring would not be spring without bird songs."
-  Francis M. Chapman 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

White Wednesday & Things I Love Friday

Hope you don't mind that I am squeezing two linky parties in this post... my choice fits both

White Wednesday at Faded Charm and
Things I Love at My So Called Junky Life

I created this NEST banner last year at Karla's Cottage Bird Song event.
It one of my favorite things!

I am delighted and so excited to attend Karla's Bird Song II event next week.  Two days of mixed media art classes with awesome teachers, two days shared with creative women & their kindred-spirits, and two days basking in the sweetness of Karla's gracious hospitality! 

I hope there's a Bird Song III 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

New Linky Party... THINGS I LOVE

started a new Friday linky party  


Here is one of Sarah's loves, vintage French religious medallions


I linked up and added My Button Collection
page - you can also scroll to the top and click directly on its tab.

I love my buckles and buttons!  

Thanks Sarah for offering us a place to share the things we love!  Schooch on over to THINGS I LOVE
and join in next Friday!

"We are shaped and fashioned by the things we love."


Friday, April 13, 2012

Repairs & Remodeling Continues

Our home repairs have been moving slowly, but surely.

I asked earlier for you to stop back by and watch our progress, so I though I should post some photos of where we are now...

 All those white spots are where Larry has repaired the sheet rock, has mudded, mud now drying, then will be sanded and hopefully soon, repainted

  The paint sample on the right is what we choose,
 Glidden's Home & Garden Vintage White Lace.

It is in the same color hue as the current paint color, but has a brighter, warmer tone and will be clean & fresh.

 Besides all the wall repairs for cracks from our foundation issues, and old nail holes, you will notice almost the entire joint between the ceilings and walls has been repaired.  Back in 1962 when our home was built, they used nails instead of sheet rock screws - the nails have popped, meaning the sheet rock is separating... definitely not a good thing.

Please continue to stop back by and check in on our changes.  Once the rooms are repaired and painted, I am going to mix up the furniture and try some different layouts.  You can let me know what you like the best... till then,
Make it a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Vintage Easter

There are so many sweet vintage Easter images - 
here are some for you to enjoy

Easter Blessings to all

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Blessings

" I’m forgiven because You were forsaken,
I’m accepted, You were condemned.
I am alive and well, Your spirit is within me,
Because You died and rose again.
Amazing love,
How can it be
That You, my King, should die for me?
Amazing love,
I know it’s true.
It’s my joy to honor You,
In all I do, I honor You."
(Amazing Love by Chris Tomlin)

Easter Blessings to you and your love ones

Friday, April 6, 2012

Welcome Spring

Glimpses of Spring from my backyard or looking out my windows...


"For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise"

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Love to Swap

Swaps are a fairly new thing for me as I have only been swapping less than a year... I LOVE to swap.

If time allowed, I'd be busy in my studio nook creating all the time, but life seems to interrupt that wonderful desire!

In my last post I shared the great swap I received from Michele at Something Special for her Vintage Spring Petite Jar Swap.

I'm thankful Michele took photos & posted my swap as I mailed it off without taking photos.  So with her photos, here is my created Vintage Spring Petite Jar and it's goodies

Little tidbits of Spring Joy