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Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
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
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!!!!
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
I would love for you to leave me a comment and tell me what Christmas means to you.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Well, it is that time of the year once again when i get my husband to drag out all the Christmas decorations and we start sprucing up the place for the holidays. I do have to say my husband gets into this much more than i do though, dont get me wrong i like it but he LOVES it... Some of you may remember that this summer he built a playhouse for our grandaughter and he wanted to have it all decorated up for Christmas as a surprise for her. This isnt a fancy playhouse as it is built from salvaged wood an old window and other bits and pieces salvaged from here and there; But i can tell you fancy or not this little house was built with lots and lots of love from one Poppa's heart. Anyway i made a wreath for the door out of things i had stored in the attic so nothing new there. HE put up some old greenery we has and strung a few lights and even put a little tree in the window with PINK lights. He is one great Poppa! You should have seen her little face when she saw it all lit up.. Again , nothing fancy here but she thought it was magic. Here is a picture of Emma's little old fashioned Christmas cottage . Merry Christmas to you and i hope the season sends blessing and many precious memories your way.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Nifty Big BLue nails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Here ore someof the items you will find on my website. In the background of the photo is my (Vintage) wedding dress. Note i said vintage and not antique! Haha.....
Dont think i could squeeze into if i tried. My waistline hasnt been that small in a looooooong time. Oh the memories...........
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Bought this vintage casket jewelry box for 5.00 !!!!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
And the nomination goes too, drumroll pleeze
1. pink icing on the cake
I love this sweet lady and her blog is fantabulous!!!!
2. many shades of shabby
a sweetheart and a lady with tons of talent!!!
connie at living beautifully
Just the most terrific lady