Monday, May 30, 2011

Estate Sale Finds

After taking my son to camp last Friday, I came upon a garage sale with a hand written sign, and no mention of it in the newspaper.  I saw some things in the driveway, and quickly found out there was more inside - more like an estate sale instead of a garage sale!  Hand written signs = GOOD PRICES INSIDE!  :)
I just love the salt and pepper shakers, even though one is missing the cap.  That is OK - I put flowers inside or a small Christmas tree during the winter!  The old frame I have been looking for, and the old wood print is already hanging in my dining room!

I love the vintage handkerchiefs and vintage tablecloth!  That second one says 'Florida', which is perfect for this homegrown Florida gal!

This vintage suitcase has the name 'Jane' embossed above the lock.

I love this floor lamp, but am not crazy about the shade.  It looks too small, so I will have to find another one.

And the CREAM of the CROP -- there were two of these, the footboard and the headboard!  A child's size beautiful wrought iron bed!!  One is in the dining room, and the other outside on the back porch for now.

Like little Angel Wings! 

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Gift Clipboard

For teacher appreciation this year, I wanted to make a homemade gift that was functional, practical and decorative.  I came upon this tutorial on how to make this decorative clipboard from Michelle Wooderson at Miss Mash, changing up the colors to be a little more traditional for a kindergarten room.  The teacher just LOVED it, and so did other room moms I shared it with! 
The paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I modpodged the clipboard I got at Wal-Mart, and some clothespins which I already had on hand.  The corkboard comes in a package and you just cut it down to size with a ruler and a craft knife. 

Add a Jolies embellishment or make your own, matching a handmade card.  The post it notes I applied with double stick tape.  I basically followed Michelle's tutorial completely and I am just thrilled with how it turned out!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Our College Graduate

I am SO proud of my oldest son!  All grown up and graduated from college with a Bachelors in Accounting, graduating with honors and Magna Cum Laude (sporting the garnet cord).  Today he comes home for a few days, then is travelling to Thailand to do some mission work with his accounting skills for an orphanage in a rural town in the center of the country.  Then he will come home again just for a few days, then he will be living down in Boca Raton for the summer, working on an internship.  After that, graduate school and getting his CPA.  I am so proud that he has a plan.  God's plan for his life!  His major changed a few times, until he settled with Accounting.  We love you Danny, and are SO proud of you! 

Danny is in the middle, looking at the camera.  Do you see him??

This is why we will be buying the PROFESSIONAL photos when they come out!

"I did it!"
I'm so proud of my oldest!!  He has been with me the longest of the kids.  Love him!
A family shot in front of the fountain and the Ruby Diamond Auditorium

Danny and Sarah IN the fountain!

Alivia and Danny at his apartment place

Ryan trying on the cap for size!
Danny and his roommates who all graduated together, at the 'after party'!