Four day weekend

Friday is my actual day off this week and Monday is the 4th so I lucked into a four day weekend. 

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I'm going to start it out by going to Pickin' on the Porch for awhile tonight.

On Friday morning, I am going to catch up on my laundry and make sure the house is good and clean for the weekend.

My friend has a 16 year old that participates in the local rodeo. He is constantly winner buckles and trophies. I am thinking about going to see him in action Friday night.

Saturday, my friend Sherrie and I are going to head to McKay's. We are ready for another book swap. The last time I was there, I tried an author I had never read before. I loved her book. I need to see if they have any more by her. 

Saturday after we get home, I am going to make some potato salad, deviled eggs and a cake for Sunday. 

The kids are both busy this weekend with their in-laws so I'm going to spend Sunday just lazing around the house. I'm going to get some ham to have me a ham sandwich with the potato salad and deviled eggs. Then I plan on just vegging out all day and relaxing. I am declaring Sunday a "no cooking" day.

Monday I plan on going through all my Christmas boxes. They were the last things that need to be downsized in my new place. I had them stored in a friends garage. I picked them up yesterday and plan on going through all that on Monday morning. Then using the rest of the day to work on a few craft projects I have going on that I need to finish. I may look for some place close by to view some fireworks. Then again, I may not. I just know it is going to be a fun weekend.


Wordless Wednesday

God's beauty is everywhere if you just take the time to look for it. 


Top 10 Tuesday

Some fun ideas for crafts that would be super simple and in many cases, you probably have some of the stuff for them laying around the house. These are adorable.

I would imagine this would be a wonderful sound as a wind chime.

I love when they glue jars to candle sticks. It's too cute.

Cheap ways to make your apartment look chic and nice! You do not have to spend a lot to make your apartment feel more like home! Follow these easy and simple DIY and decorating tips to create a home you are proud to show off to guests!:

Kleenix holders that are adorable. These would be a cute gift idea for someone you just want to brighten their day.

Mason Jar Tissue Holders | <a href="http://landeelu.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">landeelu.com</a> Such a cute and easy way to have tissues in any room! And you can decorate the mason jar however you want to fit into any decor!

I love this. And it would be easy to find the items at yard sales and thrift stores. So you wouldn't have much in them. 

Easy tutorial for taking items from the thrift store and making a distressed vintage-looking tiered jewelry tray.:

You all know how much I love my teapots. I am definitely going to do this. And I have everything I need right here at the house. So it won't cost a thing. Even have some stuffing for the pin cushion.

vintage teapot sewing caddy with hidden pincushion, crafts, diy, repurposing upcycling:

I love these scrapbook paper clipboards. Too adorable. 

I love this simple idea: embellish old clipboards with vintage (or new) paper to bring your personality to the office!:

I have posted this before but never got around to making it. I need to see what kind of ribbon and fabric I have.

American Flag With Stars and  Vintage Lace & Ribbon Stripes fun idea for the 4th of July party..:):

Oh my gosh! This is the ultimate birdhouse for somebody like me that likes books. I am going to accumulate some old books at yard sales to go with some I already have and try this. 

Bookish: Upcycled & Repurposed Books and Pages:

And last but not least, I am forever seeing little plates and saucers for just .25 - .50 cents at yard sales. I love them but don't buy them because I don't have a use for them. Well, I will now. 

DIY Dessert stand from thrift store plates and candlesticks:

There you have it. My top 10 for this Tuesday.


Monday Mornings....

noun: the day of the week before Tuesday and following Sunday. 

.....and that is about the best thing I can say about Monday.

I am looking forward to my day. Lots of exciting things ahead.

Going to dinner tonight at Cracker Barrel with my Thirty-One sisters to discuss our conference travel plans and new updates on what to expect at conference this year.

One of the speakers at conference this year is Andy Andrews. He wrote a book called The Traveler's Gift and we had a session at our retreat in February from this book. I found it in good condition for a penny and $3.99 shipping on Amazon. It's supposed to arrive this week. I can't wait to read it before we hear him speak.

And I have a few more orders to collect over the next couple of days to close out my Thirty-One Party. Right now, I am at $90 worth of free products since I am the hostess. One thing I am getting is the Go To Tote to carry to conference. I have this bag in Navy for the fall/winter. But I want one for spring/summer. Since it will be for conference and to carry to advertise Thirty-One. I am trying to decide which of these I like the best. Opinions are welcome! What do you think?


Oh Happy Day

My favorite rendition of this song was from the movie Sister Act 2. May God bless you on this beautiful Sunday and may He always give you happy days. 


My Meandering Mind

Last night it was about 5 or 10 after midnight and I had been working on some decorations for a shower. As I walked into the living room to turn off the TV, the show that had come on caught my eye. I sat down a second to see that scene. Fast forward it is 1:00 a.m. and I have been glued to the screen. I am now officially addicted to Saving Hope. Since I rarely watch TV, I'm not sure if this show is new or 10 years old. I just know I really liked it.

By the time it went off, I was wide awake again so I went back to folding fans for the decor for a wedding shower tomorrow. The hubby-to-be will be at the shower as well and they want baseball incorporated into the decor since he is a huge fan. We are going to incorporate an old bat, ball and glove. My daughter is helping so she has some of the decor that she is gathering. Not sure how this is all going to turn out, but I know it will be fun.

Woke up to the fog laying low this morning in the trees. 

I love the fact I can watch the sunrise...if I just didn't have all the wires in the way. I don't really notice them until I take a picture.

I love enjoying a cup of hot chocolate on my porch while the sun rises. 

I'm heading out this morning for a quick run to East Knoxville. I need some material from Joann's for bathroom curtains. It's a beach theme so I am hoping to find some "beachy".

Hope you have a great weekend.