what this blog is about....

Mom of 3.....Married to "my everything" man....Stay at home mom....Living in a new city/state....In a nice little rental home (for a while)....
On the rebound of going through 2 job losses in 2009....Adjusting....but always....ALWAYS finding myself drawn to the things I am passionate about....
My "PROJECTS"....which is what you will find here on my own little space in cyberworld....Enjoy!



Monday, May 17, 2010

Color my world "happy"

There's lots of COLOR on this post. Cover your eyes or
get some sunglasses if it becomes too bright.
Here's what I've been up to.....

I have always been obsessed with pictures.
I LOVE pictures.
A while ago, I was rummaging through snapshots of friends and family.
It "stung" a little because they are so far away now. I only have 1 friend here. (Thanks for going to lunch today, YOU. :) Yeah, don't feel sorry for me. I KNOW. I need to get out and meet some people. I will.
In the meantime, I decided that it is SO pointless for these lovely faces to sit tucked away in
my various boxes. Especially, because it is these faces that bring me so much joy.

Here's the fun part.
With my love of thrift stores (they have a TON of frames) and spray paint,
I came up with this.
I know, I know. That's a lot of frames. And spray paint.
And COLOR. Maybe it was all the fumes I breathed in, but
I LOVE all the colors. They are so upbeat and fun.
Just what I need right now.

($2.50 frame from WallyWorld. It was black plastic crap,
and took A LOT of coat of spray paint, but I love
how it turned out! I added some ribbon, jewels and a fabric

This frame is my favorite. It was $1.50 at Goodwill and my husband
rolled his eyes at me when I picked it up. (yep, I got him to go with me...probably never to return) It was an ugly off white color. I spray painted it green and then added the blue paint
where the flowers popped. So cute. But that might be because my darling little sister is in it!

And here's how I displayed everything.
It sure adds some sunshine to our drab little rental.

And I guess if I ever get sick of the colors,
I can spray paint them again.

I also did this. This is the sewing machine
stool I inherited from my lovely Grandma B.
It was plain brown wood with an ugly brown leather seat cover,
that actually stuck to your butt if you sat on it too long. :)
This is so much cuter.
Hope this inspires you to
do something colorful and fun in
your neck of the woods!


  1. Lots of great ideas/stuff here. Glad I found your blog on FMF. New follower here!

    Wishing you and your family a great weekend!

    ~~ Kat (Momsy Katsy) ~~
    My Tots Exactly!
    My Tummy Calls
    My Game of Chance

  2. Hello there! Just stopped by to check out the blog. Found you through the Follow Me Friday blog hop. Come check out my blog if you get the chance! Have a great weekend!


  3. Following and saying hi from Follow Me Friday.
    Stop by when you get a chance!


  4. I'm a new follower from Follow Me Friday. Come visit me, too! http://mypaintingroom.blogspot.com/
    Happy Weekend!

  5. Hello! I am a new follower from Follow Me Friday, thanks for sharing all your great ideas and colors! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  6. I'm your newest follower from the Trendy Treehouse and New Friend Friday Follows! http://jonbonjovious.blogspot.com

  7. Hi! Happy Follow Me Friday! I'm your newest follower! Swing by my blog and have a great weekend!

    Groschen Goblins

  8. I am here via Follow Me Fridays.
    What a sweet blog you have.

    I am currently hosting a giveaway to celebrate my recent graduation from college. It only took 23 years. :) I hope you'll stop by and enter.

  9. Hey! I'm following you from Follow Me Friday:)

    Hope you have a great Friday!


  10. Popping in from the Trendy Treehouse Follow Me Friday. Following you. Love your blog colors!


  11. New follower from Follow Me Friday!

    Love the picture frames!!! I really need to do that to spruce up my place:)

  12. I love all the color and all the different frames. Thrift stores are great and what you did with painting that one frame green with blue flowers was delicious. Anyway, I'm here from the Friday blog hop and your newest follower.

    Hope you'll come visit my blog and follow me too. Thanks. Great blog by the way. Smile.


  13. I lOVE LOVE color.
    I live for it!
    but also, the stool
    I bought that same fabric and I adore it.

    P.s. Im a new follower

  14. Happy Friday! You have a really great blog here!

    I'm your newest follower...if you get a chance could you please follow me too at http://www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com

    Have a great weekend!

  15. well my goodness.

    your blog is a complete gem.

    so glad i am here



  16. The colors are amazing! Color can make any day brighter! Miss you guys!

  17. Hi! Here from Friday Follow. I for one, LOVE all the colorful stuff on your blog today! Actually I really wish I could get you to come over and decorate my house because yours looks great! So does your blog!! :-)

    Have a fun and friendly Friday! :-)



  18. Hi! New Follower from Trendy Treehouse. I love your blog design and these frames are wonderful. So colorful. Hope you stop by for a visit. http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com

  19. Beautiful frames!!
    I am now a follower and I would love a follow back! http://stashmama.blogspot.com/
    Thank you so much :)

  20. I am a follower! I'm here from Follow Me Friday! Have a great weekend! Blessings!

  21. I found you on a blog follow along

    I am following your blog, it is so pretty

    Will you join me at

  22. Great idea! Love all the colours.

    Just popped over for Friday Followers

  23. Following from trendy treehouse!! I love crafts!! Beautiful colors.


  24. I found your blog through a Friday Follow Blog Hop! I would love it if you came by and followed me also!


  25. I LOVE color, so no sunglasses needed here. :) Following you now thru Follow Me Friday. Nice to meet you! :) Pam @ Sallygoodin

  26. Very very cute! I love thrift stores. Good grief, our husbands should love them too, considering how much money they save! :-)

    Good ideas.

  27. Here from FF following you - LOVE that ottoman! The color is fantastic! Please visit me when You have the chance.

    xo Erin

  28. I saw me in one of them :)
    they are really cute i miss you tons meg (my fav aunt) lol


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