Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Holidays

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Been a while since i have posted here!!

Hello everyone, it has been some time since i last posted here on my blog. Waaaaay to much going on now that i am doing two jobs and taking care of my family and my grandaughter. I am still painting up a storm and lovin it and have also become a new Mary Kay beauty consultant. Please be sure to stop by my Shabby Cottage Designs website for all the latest hand painted designs and when you finnish there please hop on over and check out all the wonderful prouducts from my Mary KAy website.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Stop by the shop and see whats new!

I have been busy painting lately and have alot of new items in the shop. I am also having a huge sale ! I am offering 20% off any item in the shop for a limited time. Sale ends July th. I am running it for 1 week only . Hope you will drop by for a visit soon. Here are some of the newest items at shabby cottage designs.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I have been busy painting again....

click to enlarge and maybe you can see the little bunny better..

What a busy last few days. We have been spending as much time as possible outside enjoying the beautiful weather God has blessed us with here in Ky. the last few days. My husband and i both love to work on making our yard look as nice as we can. I special place is out back by the pool where on accassion we do get to relax a little . Seems like we do very little of that relaxing though. Well. i guess it is good to be able to stay busy though. We have been planint flowers and i even have a few tomatoe plants this year. I though my little grandaughter would enjoy watching the tomatoes grow and she loves to eat them as well. I saw the cutest little baby rabbit today out by the playhouse and was able to get a picture. You can click to enlarge the pictures for a better look.. Also i have been working on adding new items to my shop today so stop over at shabby cottage designs and take a peek.

It is so hard to keep up with everything i have going on right but i am going to try to do a better job at posting on here. Please stop by when you can and leave a comment , it is always good to hear from my friends...


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lovin the sunshine and warm weather!

Emma and Poppa do a little coloring on the front porch!

Hi all, it has been a while since i posted here so just wanted to let ya know whats going on her with me and my family. The warm weather has arrived and it has been like 90 degrees here for the last few days. We have been working in the yard like crazy and trying to get the pool in order. When we first took the cover off the pool it looked like a swamp monster had been living in ther! Well, hubby has been working on it and has got it looking beautiful and ready for swimming. My grandaughter is ready to hit the pool and the last few days it has been great pool weather.

Also some of you may remember me posting pictures last year of the playhouse in progress? Well , i am happy to say we have about 95% completed it! yay!!!!!! Our grandaughter is 3 1/2 and when she is over here and the weather permits she is outside and playing in or around her playhouse. I am posting some pictures of it for you to see. The playhouse was made out of almost all salvaged wood. My husband tore down an old garage that had belonged to a friend piece by piece to make this and the door is a junk find as well but it is all a treasure to us. Alot of love went into this and i am thrilled to have it! What little girl didn't want a playhouse all her own , i know i did and now Emma AND Nini have one!!!!!

Now i must really get back to my painting and do a little work inside. Come by and see me anytime at Shabby Cottage


Friday, April 10, 2009

New item at Shabby Cottage Designs!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to post a picture of the newest item on my website. I really love this piece and would have to say it is one of my favorites. Maybe thats because i worked so hard just to get the wood piece it is painted on. I have been trying for 2 months to buy this piece from a guy that has an antique shop and after much pleading he finally relented to the pressure and sold it to me. i couln't wait to get it home so i could paint it. I love the curvy lines it has and the fact that is is very old gives it that time worn character you just cant find too often... Hope you like it as much as i loved painting it. I have i listed now on my website here

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Leave a comment to be eligible to win my giveaway!!

I am having another giveaway it Shabby Cottage Designs. Go to my site here and sign up for my newsletter to recieve discounts and updates on the shop. Just leave me a comment here and i will enter your name for the drawing to be given away on April 16th. The giveaway is for a 3 piece set of my original design note cards. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Drapes and valances for sale or possible trade

I have never tried to sell anything on my blog befor but i have some drapes that i purchased a while ago and used them maybe 6 months until i changed my decor once again so these have been tucked away in my linnen closet for a couple of months and i decided to put them on my blog to see if anyone of you would be interested in them . Let me tell you about them.....

1. I have 4 panels and 4 valances for sale that i purchased at the jc penny home center..

2. They are all in excellent condition and like new.

3. colors are rust , gold, moss stripes with a narrow strip of black. beautiful heavy gold fringe is on the valances..

4. The drapes still have the drape hooks

5. The drapes and valances are both linned

6. they have not been cleaned but to me dont need cleaning....

7. Tag on the drapes and valances read jc penny home collection Dry clean only.

8. Each panel measures 81 x 24 ( there are 4 panels)

9. the valances measure 91 inches long and 30 inches tall with a 3 inch rod pocket ( there are 4 valances

asking 150.00 for all the drapes and valances ( shipping will be extra , you can email me or leave a comment here with your zip code and i will calculate the shiiping cost for you)

I paid over 400.00 for all these piece new..... used for a breif time..... I will be happy to answer any questions..... Here are some pictures for you, if you need more let me know... thes are heavy textured drapery weight fabric


Friday, February 6, 2009

Me as Sandra Bullock!! so fun to do!!

If you have never heard of this site where you can go in and add your face to different senarios you should give it a try. so fun! We all about laughed ourselves to death here. I even made myself into Superwoman!!!! Now if only i could have that body!!!!!!!
Give it a try just for some fun... FaceinHole .com

Create your own FACEinHOLE

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We had an ICE STORM!!

Well, i have waited and hoped for some snow all winter and guess what we got, an ice storm instead. We had over a half inch of ice and alot of folks are without power . My sister has been without power for 2 days. The ice on the trees is beautiful but it can be deadly and rough going for some. We are blessed to be in a cozy and warm house. I am thankful for that.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I have been TAGGED!!!

I have been tagged by my special friend Kris at vintage window to tell you 8 things about myself you may not know so here we go , you can find out here how goofy i really am!!

1. I know this is gross but i used to bite my toe nails and probably still would if i could get my foot to my mouth!!! sorry so gross but yes my feet were clean!!!!!!

2.I love to sing, my sister ,myself and a friend use to have a little singing group and sang gospel music together. My family was very much into music and my mom and dad sang in a group and even cut an album of gospel music in the 70's.

3.One of my favorite things to eat are lemons with salt on them, would eat them every day but they are bad for your teeth and then i would have to go to the dentist more often.

4. I am terrified of the dentist!!!!! I would rather eat a worm!!!!!.

5.I cant stand the smell of peanut butter,something about it makes me gag but i like to smell skunk! i told you im goofy!!!!

6.Icant stand to have anyone put drops in my eyes, it freaks me out!!!

7.I love to eat m&m 's with orange juice

8. I think i have a mild case of OCD, i am always checking to see if the stove is off even when i know good and well it is..... i told you, goofy!!!

Well. i told you i was weird and now ya know the truth!!!!
I am not going to personally pick on anyone to tag but if you read this and would like to please tell us 8 things about yourself and post it in your blog and dont forget to leave out the good stuff either. If you do decide to play leave me a comment here telling me your blog and i will add a link to you blog right here!!!!! Come on now and PLAY!!!!!

Graceful rose is taking the challenge, go see here!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Thanks Janet for the award!!

Here's the story behind this award: The authors say that blogs who receive this award are exceedingly charming. This blog invests in the PROXIMITY in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that even more friendships are propagated. So, now it's time for me to pass on this award and 'propagate' some friendships ! I am passing this on to some of my friends and Each one is unique with wonderful blogs well worth a visit. Note to recipients:Note to recipients: now that you've received this award, you may post it onto your blog, include the story behind it and pass it on to eight other blogs!

my recipients are

vintage window

simply dandy
take a sentimental journey

my slide show!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sale Announcement!!!! Stop by and take a peek!!!

Stop by and see what new Here

Sunday, December 28, 2008

2008 Year in Review!! Some of my hand painted decor past and present

Just some of my hand painted items ,some are sold and others are available here on my website. I will be listing new items frequently. Thanks for visiting!!!!!!

It has been a great year for me at shabby cottage designs. When i started on this journey i had no clue what i was doing but i had a deep love of art and decorating and a desire to get things done. If nothing else i had determination and drive along with a loving and supportive husband that puts up with what i love to do. This is no easy job by any means. I am often out hunting for just the perfect piece to paint in places you would not believe. My house can look at times like a bomb exploded in it from all the painting , sanding and everything else that goes along with it. It has been a little over a year now since i got my website up and running and i have meet so many wonderful ladies and made friends along the way and i treasure their friendship. I am looking forward to 2009 and continuing to do what is truly a labor of love for me. May God bless you all and i hope the new year brings you health, happiness and prosperity. Be sure and visit Cindy at My Romantic Home and all the other participants in the 2008 year in review. Thanks Cindy for a great idea and sharing it with us.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Are you making any New Years resolutions!

I guess it's that time of the year when we have to endure endless commercials for weight loss centers. Do you ever feel like you have fallen off the food wagon and ya cant get up???? Personally I'm not gonna make anymore New Years resolutions!!! Why bother when i know good and well i cant live up to it. Yea, i know i am over weight a bit, well maybe more than just a bit but I'm so tired of stressing over every single bite of food i put in my mouth. Shouldn't the ultimate goal be to be healthy and I'm sure we could all try eating a little more healthy. The whole world is so obsessed with appearance and don't get me wrong, i like to look as nice as the next person but also know i only have so much to work with too!!!!!. Sticking to a healthy diet for me is so hard!! I love food , enjoy cooking for my family and having us all sit down to a delicious home cooked meal. I am a southern girl and as country as they come !! I come from a long line of southern women that were the best cooks ever!! I would put them up against Paula Dean anytime!!! ( and i do love Paula Dean) . I was raised up on country cookin and both of my grandmothers passed down their way of doing things in the kitchen to me. When i was little my sister would go out to the fields with my grandfather and i would stay in the kitchen with grandmother. I learned alot just sitting there and watching her work her magic in the kitchen. It was normal to have fried chicken on the table for breakfast!!!!! YUM! Anyway, no more resolutions for me but am gonna try to eat healthier but not beat myself up or feel guilty over the occasional indulgence either. WE ARE ONLY HUMAN!!!!!!!!!! At least that is how i feel....

Here's to the New Year, may it be feeled with health , happiness and all things good for you and your family!!!!

~~~~~Happy New Year ~~~~

Well the hustle and bustle is about over here and may i say thank goodness. I guess that sounds a bit humbuggy but i swear the older i get the harder it all seems. We did have a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed making special memories with our little family. Emma (our little 3 yr. old grandaughter) brought so much joy and happiness our way. I am slowly taking down the decorations and getting my house back to normal. I love the Christmas tree but when its all over and there are no presents under it i am ready for it to come down. I have been cleaning for the last 3 days and geting things in order. You would not believe what my house looked like after we opened presents here. You would have thought a bomb went off! I'm sure i probably gained 5 pounds at least. so better work on that. I'll start monday!!! HAHAHA!!!!!
Here's wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and prosperous New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

What does Christmas mean to you?

Christmas can mean so many things for each of us. Maybe its spending time with family and loved ones or so many other meanings. Christmas for me is about the birth of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ first and most inportantly. I remember as a child it all seemed so much more simpler and not all the expectations that seem to come with the season now. I think we spend so much time now trying to live up to what the media and magazines tell us it should be like the perfectly decorated house, the perfect presents, the perfectly wrapped package,the perfect table setting and meal, that we get caught up in it all and it can be overwhelming and then the true meaning is lost somewhere in all the hustle and bustle. I can remember when i was a little girl,(a long time ago) going to church service for the christmas play. How exciting and meaningful it was. Beautiful music, Mary and Joseph and the sweet baby Jesus. Always at the end of the service we would all get a bag of goodies consisting of an apple, orange,nuts and a candy cane. Where did all that go ? I miss it and the warm and wonderful feeling it gave at Christmas time. As the special day aproaches i just want to say to all my friends ,Merry Christmas to you and your families, may we never forget the true meaning of Christmas and forever keep it close to our hearts.

I would love for you to leave me a comment and tell me what Christmas means to you.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Have you put up your Christmas tree yet?

Just a few more pictures to share of Christmas decorations. Have fun decorating!