"Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good." ~ Terri Guillemets

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Good Push

"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. 
A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough."
~Richard M. Devos

A special thanks to blogging buddies for their encouraging words!

(Just another day on the farm at my sister's!) 

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cards Vintage Cards

Occasion cards from the store can be impersonal.
I actually despise standing in the card aisle looking for the perfect card for someone.
Why? Because the perfect card does not exist.
If I'm going to give someone an imperfect card...
it might as well be an imperfect one that is handmade by me.
Just sayin'.  ;)

I've been noticing the beautiful, handmade cards out there and all the special supplies needed to make them. I give credit to those who have taken cardmaking into a specialized art form.
Me? I don't have the time, patience, or money for that.
So these are the two cards I made this month. Both with a vintage flair.

Took bits and pieces from my supply stash and just had some fun.
They may be imperfect, but ya know what?
They are more personal as I was thinking of the person the whole time I was working on their card.
Keepin' it simple can be a good thing. 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

To Thrift or Not To Thrift

Really. I have thrifted. All. My. Life. Not to thrift is not even an option. I was raised that way. My grandparents experienced the Depression and I grew up in a one income family. Of course, that's how it was for most back in the day. Mothers stayed home and fathers went to work. There were no two income families so everyone could have the best of everything and get lost in all their stuff.

I do find it fascinating that the 'new' trend is to thrift, repurpose, and DIY. For those of us who have been around for awhile...let's just say that's a natural way of life.

When you go thrifting, you should know what your purpose is. What are you specifically looking for. Let's take clothing, for example. My most recent thrifting trip was to look for tops that had a romantic, country look. I needed some to use as props for an old time business adventure I'm pursuing. It was so easy to do when I already had the vision of the look I was going for.

In no time at all, I was able to walk away with six tops for my business and for personal wear. Plus, I have decided to display them on my vintage hangers on a wall in a bedroom. They're too pretty to stuff away into a closet. So for $3.50 each, I have something pretty to wear, some great props for my business, and a display wall with a country, vintage flair.

Not bad. Not bad at all.
So...what about you? Do you thrift? Find anything good, lately?
Do tell and don't hold back!  


Monday, January 20, 2014

It's Been Awhile

Yep, it sure has been awhile.
It's time to clean out the webs that have taken over my blog.
Doing a little dusting and cleaning up.

The break is over and I'm ready to get back at it.
Looking forward to spending time with all my blogging buddies.
Thanks for understanding and all your support!   

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