Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vinyl and Metal Don't Mix

I finished my sign...finally. The vinyl lettering did not want to stick so once I peeled it off it's backing I had to painstakingly place in on the metal and then I left a brick on it for a couple of days. (not joking) I decoupaged it with a matte modge podge, let it dry and then "antiqued" it. It was a pain to do but I love it and the best thing is, it was on the cheap! (remember the sign and paint were free..I only had to buy the lettering) Not to mention it's like a two for one... the side that you see from my living room into my kitchen says "enjoy your meal" (in Italian) and Pantry on the side that leads down the hall where my pantry is located. That's one project to check off the list now just a couple dozen more to go.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

20 Already?

I have always heard that the friends you make in college are the ones you will keep for a lifetime and I have to say I totally disagree! My best girlfriends are the ones I have had my whole life. We literally grew up together. We have memories of Girl Scout camp, first boyfriends, first cars, first to get married (me), first to have a baby (me), we have given wedding/baby showers for each other and have seen each other through good and bad. We found ourselves at our 20 year high school reunion talking all night with our grade school "gang" more so than the high school crowd. We have such a great time together and it was so great to see everyone. Even though we get busy and go months without being able to see each other we are always able to pick up right where we left off. These girls have showed me what "true" friendship is. Thanks girls for the "Married the Longest" award it meant alot to us!

Friday, July 17, 2009


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I was able to sneak in a project with the kids home! I can now check this one off my list....almost. My dad gave me this heavy iron "house sign" that he found at a garage sale for $1.00. He picked it up for me to use in my shop (that's another post...plans are still in the works) but it was too small. I knew it had to be aged...check! Next I will be placing vinyl words on each side from an Uppercase Living party my mom had, but this is where it gets tricky...I don't want my sign aged and my words to look freshly painted. So if any of you know a way to make my vinyl words look aged and distorted please let me know! I am itching to finish this project up so I can hang it in time for a client to see, but I don't want to ruin my letters. Help!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Crepe Myrtles and Comment Moderation Troubles!

The crepe myrtles are blooming here in Oklahoma and they are beautiful. This is the new variety I am growing in my backyard I love the way it looks in front of the lime green varigated grass. It amazes me how beautiful they are in 104 degree heat. They seem to do better the hotter it gets while we struggle to keep anything else from burning up. Once again as I went to post some really sweet comments, I have deleted them instead. Please leave me another one I would love to hear from you again.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Still Dreaming!

The kids are keeping me busy and I can't seem to find time for projects so I have to result to daydreaming. I still have new furniture on my mind. Hope you are all having a great summer!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence Day! Thank you to all of our servicemen and women present and past, God bless each and every one of you.