Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from the USCG

My daughter is underway somewhere near South America...they sent out this wonderful pic and I wanted to share....

Necklace Holder DYI

So, my daughter has tons of necklaces that of course get all tangled up. We just finished redoing her bedroom in a lot of OLD furniture...I had this little "door" with no glass in it...I sanded it down, painted the tarnished hinges and handle with copper paint, put the little hook hangers on and thus, she now has a necklace hanger and her necklaces won't get tangled up....

Monday, November 21, 2011

What is Christmas?

It depends on who you ask. For me, it's become a holiday that I do not get excited about anymore and I wish I did. I have a fake tree(thanks to my husband)that I detest and refuse to put up this year. My house is a complete wreck and I do not see any hope of getting it finished by Christmas with the "remodeling" projects I have going on, thus....I need help. Help with getting the spirit back within me. Any suggestions my blogger friends?

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Wild Violet

A lot of people say the wild violet is a weed. How dare they? They are my favorite flower of all time, however I love all flowers, greenery of all kind, etc. Nature's Garden. Right now, if you look closely, you will find a stray beauty blooming here and there...they are spreading their seeds again. I ordered some pink wild violets but didn't have any luck with them. I do have several different kinds that bloom each year. I not only make pictures of them, I put them in salads, I have made violet sherbet. They are an herb and actually good for you. So, please don't mow those beauties down....let them bloom and prosper...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rose Colored Glasses

new design

a new compass rose I just painted on an old table...which is going to be my new/old computer desk in my "woman cave" I'm working on.

Beautiful Autumn

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

please visit:

good morning all...does anyone know where I can find the little bowl that goes under this lovely Avon item?

Sunday, November 13, 2011


good Sunday to everyone....getting chilly here in the South.  This is a picture of my daughters new pet. A stingray.  She's in the Coast Guard and loves her stingrays....Isn't she cute???

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Went to Michael's craft store yesterday and found a lot of good stuff.  Don't you just love good stuff?  Hope you all have a wonderful day....hugs, noah

Thursday, November 10, 2011

sorta dreary day


Here in the South we say things like: "sorta and reckon".....I didn't/don't realize I have the Southern Slang until I recently visited my Coastie who is stationed up North. I had quite a few fun conversations...haaaaa

Still working on my flooring, while refinishing tables, etc. to go in the room. The china cabinet is on standby until I'm certain what I want to do for sure.

It's getting down to freezing by tomorrow night and I still have about 8 or so big plants I have to bring in off my covered deck. Now, where I'm going to put them still remains to be seen. Last year, the two places I had them, I also had grow lights over them, but they did not like those lights at all.  So...we shall have to see. I hate it when they drop their leaves from the stress of bringing them inside.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day...hugs, noah

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Beautiful Day!!!!:)

Goodmorning, it's another beautiful day in the South. Busy, busy day planned with lots to do. Getting my "woman cave" fixed up. Pics will follow when it's finished.....hugs, noah

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


So far the flooring is doing pretty good. My idea is to do everything I can to get the smell out of the particleboard, then I will stain it a dark stain. Then apply a coat of lacquer. When it is dry I plan to paint a Compass Rose of some design in the middle of the floor. I am still deciding on which design to use. Probably paint stripes around the edge of the floor. I plan to distress the "rose",then another coat of lacquer; perhaps several. I will give it my own technique of course and make it a bit different...maybe colour perhaps? What do ya'll think of this design?

Monday, November 7, 2011

What a mess

I'm ashamed to ask, but does anyone know a good solution to getting cat urine out of particle board?  I found one solution of 1 qt. of 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teasp. dish liquid
We "tried", (with three successful litters, but it was just too much) breeding Persian cats and thus one ruined carpet. The carpet is out but the boarding still stinks..before I put anything down I have to get this smell out.  Any ideas?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

good morning sunshine

I'm's showing I have 8 followers but only 4 are showing up...any idea what's going on with that....hope you all have a wonderful day...hugs, noah

Thursday, November 3, 2011

If Only

Managed to finish this yesterday....painted on a piece of old rusty tin.....

yesterday, today, and tomorrow

I love old windows......these were made in New Hampshire when I recently visited my "Coastie"....Not feeling too well today, perhaps too much Halloween candy....but, gotta get a late move on....happy day to everyone....hugs noah

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

one of my collections

I collect old egg beaters. I have one just like this, but the handle is green wood on top. I also collect rolling pins. I made a little "holder" for the rolling pins...just have the egg beaters hanging....What all do you collect?  I have too many to name...haa

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

the "need" to paint

I have several projects that I need to finish for certain people. One is painting on an old long, sharp saw. I am surely glad they are my friends and don't expect a time frame...haaaa

Isn't she lovely

I just saw on another blog that the lady had found a head something like this one...but hers was painted. I wouldn't dream of painting my lovely white ghost.

good afternoon sunshine

Hello all, beautiful here in the south with chill in the air. I must move my plants inside today. It's already gotten below 32* 3 nights now, but thankfully my plants are on a covered deck. The problem is: Where will I put them all?  Working on the old china cabinet here and there, doing my usual household duties.....hope you all have a wonderful day.