Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crafty Secrets Shop Hop Sale!

The week is off to a great start with all the sales and giveaways over on the Heartwarming Vintage blog.  Every day this week there are new posts with all kinds of fun things being shared. Hope you get a chance to check it out HERE.

I was pretty excited to see this....

Special things are happening each day.. so be sure to pop in each day over there.  Sandy has so many new things in the works, endorsement programs, blinkies( with benefits), info on new digital goodies to come, favorite Design Team projects, ect , ect.. ect...
LOTS of new exciting things happening over there this week!  Heartwarming Vintage Blog


Guess what today is??? It's my sweet Mommas Birthday!!!   Happy Birthday to her!  Can you tell she is LOVED!!!
(photo taken this summer. left to right .. me my sis Donna, brother Dan behind her, mom, sis Sharon, brother Ray behind her, and my sis Jan on the far right)


I had such a FUN afternoon with my sister Jan and my niece Neely today.  Neely is back from CA for the Holidays, so I had to squeeze a bit more time with her before she has to head back.  Such a NICE NICE afternoon.  We  chatted, did lunch, chatted some more, ... and then spent some time junk'n and chat'n. lol
It was a "good deal day"!

Basket, birdcage and suitcase .. that were all under $5 each. frames, tray, and other goodies all were $1 and under (each).   I got some ...oh so yummy .. vintagy blue spay paint that has a date with that basket tomorrow.  My sister had painted a chair in her dinning room this blue color.. and I LOVED it!  It's amazing how just changing the color of something has such a huge effect.  My sis is so good at this. She can take anything and make it look so great just by picking the perfect color paint for it.
I've been meaning to show you the frame I painted pink for my room a while back.(below)   it had a mirror in it and was a icky gold color.( oh and it was a $5 junk deal from years ago).  I painted the back board with Chalkboard spray paint and the outside frame with this pretty pink. I'm loving it now.

I also have to share this beautiful  Nebraska sunset.. ( can you see my son there .. working at the capital??) lol  What?? you cant?? lol  Well, he's inside. 

These beauties made us all smile... ( just inside the doors at Trader Joes... Gorgeous gorgeous flowers lined the wall)
It was a sunny day... filled with great deals, lots of laughs, and 2 of my very favorite people! Perfect!

The saying on the chalkboard is a favorite 

Life is Grand
Love is Real,
Beauty is Everywhere

                Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

Until tomorrow friends!


Jan said...

Great family picture! Your Mom is so sweet and Happy Birthday to her! The framed pink chalkboard turned out so cute and your CS are amazing~~~as always :) Give your sweet Mom a hug XXOXO

debbiek said...

Great photos, Ms. Vicki and Happy, Happy B-day to your MaMa:) Have a great day and hope it involves doing something creative!

Deb S. said...

hey,i'm so glad you had a nice day with neely&jan!glad the weather cooperated!loved you treasures and that sunset was gorgeous,i did see wes!;-) lol isn't trader joe's the bomb? love it!

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful, my friend--every bit of it! Happy Birthday to your sweet Mother--I love that picture of you all!

Okay...and that framed chalkboard--I love it! You have such a magic touch with every little thing, Miss Vicki!

I LOVE Trader Joe's! Didn't know you had them back there! Our closest one is in Monterey--about 30 minutes away, but I have to go at least a couple of times a month to get all of our favorite things!

Hope you're having a wonderful day...just showed my Mom my box of treasures and she was very touched...thanks again, my friend...


Kinzie said...

LOVE the framed chalk board! AND what a great family picture (:

Carol (HB) said...

Happy Birthday Vic's Mom!
(will give her a hug from me?)

MJ said...

What a wonderful family photo you shared! It is a real treasure! Happy birthday to your momma!

RuthAnn W said...

Happy Birthday to your Gorgeous Mom! What a wonderful family picture..treasure it! That Chalk board frame is SO NICE...I want to make several now! How fun to shop for items to repurpose..lovin in the UP of Michigan there is not much treasure shopping going on :-) Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

D@nielle said...

congrats ! love the frame and the saying is great !

harrahx2 said...

Love the picture Vicki....What a great family memory that will make. Needs a special frame! Sunset looks like fire. Wonderful shot. How is your niece liking California?

Valerie said...

Your recipe Lo is great.
Happy birthday to your mom
and about that gold frame my Aunt used to put paiting in those frames. I have one around here somewhere. Maybe one day I will paint it too.

jan said...

Happy New Year to you all!!

Gigi said...

I so enjoy "This art that maked me happy"! I look forward to each and every new post; it always puts smile on my face and in my heart!