Just a few details…

Life has just seemed to creep up leaving me with little time to come and say hello.  I love this little place that I have created for myself not really knowing which direction I’m headed, but love coming here to put my heart out on the table and share my thoughts and ideas.   I think of you often, but tell myself to come back tomorrow when I have more time.  Which as you can see has turned into months.  So, without further ado here is a little update…

My husband and I were married on April 9th of 2011.  We pulled off a beautiful Rustic Vintage Wedding in a month with the help of our lovely family and friends.  An enormous collection of Vintage plates, handmade  tablecloths (made with love by mom), mason jars, lace, birds, paper flowers made by my big sis, twinkle lights, lanterns, old books and suitcases are just a few details.  Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs catered by a friend, cupcakes in a jar made by the SIL as our wedding cake and smore’s for the kitties!!  Our beautiful center pieces were hand crafted by my aunt in my collection of Vintage Makeup cases and borrowed pots.  Did I mention that my dress was purchased just days before for a whole whopping hundred dollars spotted by my older sis #2.  My little sis also my maid of honor tried to keep me sane through all the last-minute mishaps.  My brother sang while a friend played Ray Lamontagne on guitar, as my dad walked me down the aisle so that my second dad could marry us!  It was amazing how much we were able to pull off and give all of our thanks to God!  Our whole wedding was well under $2000 with a guest list of 130.  We had no idea what he had in store for us…

a few weeks later my husband was offered a new job, a month after, we were qualified and looking to buy and August 20, we moved into our new home!  Sometimes we want to control everything and know that we have a plan, but then there are times when you just let go and let God!



Some Good News!


Hello again!  Oh how I’ve missed you!  Life has been a little hectic these days as we have some major decisions in the making.  We’ve decided to go ahead and get married, wait for it…next month!  Yes, we’re very spontaneous, but would like to get this show on the road and can’t seem to find the time until Spring Break to tie the knot and plan a little honeymoon.  So for the time being, I hope to post things found on my hunt for all things Rustic Vintage for our big day!  With funds being low we are very limited to what we can do and who to invite.  I hate the politics of getting married, but am up for the challenge to make it the most memorable for my little family!  As a professional thrifter and family members that are on the same boat, we are having so much fun looking for that wedding bliss treasure, and even the simple hand me downs are turning out to be the most meaningful!  So I leave you with a few dress options.  Let me know what you think!

My Brandon, would love to see me in type of dress found here

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Here is another found here

but love how simple this one is and think it would flow very pretty in the wind.  This one was found here.

Have a blessed and beautiful day!



Look what I found!  I have major plans for this little guy!  I’m in the process of removing stickers and making some repairs before I finalize my color palette.  I will be posting my progress as I go. I’m not sure what I will be selling out of this thing, but know that it will be used as a great marketing tool!

The last couple of days have been a little busy with catching up on school work for my boy, caring for 2 little ones and the excitement of the arrival of a brand new niece, Baby Teagan.

I have also been going through a major process of de-cluttering! It’s amazing how much stuff you can accumulate over the years! Although I’ve been in denial for quite sometime now, I am convinced that I am showing early signs of hoarding! Honestly! I have the tendency to hold on to everything, for many reasons. I might use it again someday, someone else could use it, I can make something else out of it (upcycling), I might fit into it again (I crack myself up), I could sell it, i’ll donate it (someday) and the list goes on. I’m at that point where I just want to get rid of everything and start all over again!

So, I’ve decided that before I allow myself to start any new projects, including the one above, I need to reclaim my space! I have many thoughts and ideas that I plan to take action this year and need some clarity!  I am an organized messy person, really!  I have clutter, but most of it is organized in nice piles!  Ha! Ha! Ha!  Does this sound like you too?  Well, that time is now for me!  This is my little contract to myself to:
1. Think twice about what I decide to keep or take a picture (it takes up less space).
2. Everything has a home.
3. If the task at hand takes less than 1 min, then complete it now rather than waiting until later (Which in most cases means never).
4. Don’t be afraid to let go.
Although this task is very overwhelming, finding a partner in crime might make it a little easier to make those hard decisions of letting go!  Mom, sister, best friend, someone you trust.  In my case my honey helped me.  Nothing like having your love next to you as you go through old pictures and letters from people of the past, yikes!  He has such a great sense of humor and made me laugh through the whole thing!  Still not done yet, but think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Have a beautiful day!

Random Acts of Kindness


As a child I wrote many little letters. Especially to my pop, about how much I loved him. As I’m sure many of you have for your cherished loved ones! Usually the one liners, “I love you daddy always and forever,” or “I miss you!” I was always on the hunt for the smallest pieces of paper to show off my small writing skills probably giving him a headache as he squinted to read them. I hope I haven’t contributed to him wearing glasses! My Mama usually gets the random, “Hey Mom,” as she’s in the middle of something and has to stop and look at me, ” I love you!” Always puts a smile on her face! My son has learned this small act of kindness and gets me every time. When my boy was in school, I’d write little notes and stick them in his lunch pail or back pack. He always carried them in his pockets and if by chance I missed a day, he’d let me know!

As for our home, I make little love notes and put them around the house in pockets, books, mirrors, front doors, everywhere, just waiting to be discovered! Not on a daily basis, but when they least expect it. My love had an upsetting evening last night, so I made him a little note to surprise him this morning.  Not sure if it made his day, but know that it put a smile on his face. It’s the little acts of kindness that make people smile and maybe even do something kind for someone else.

I made the first one a few months back with Vintage lined school paper, construction paper and paper clips.

Made this one last night with an index card, silver twine and paper doilies from target.p.s. drop a little note for someone you love, not just because it is almost Valentine’s day, but because you love them, today!