Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday's Fancy

Daffodils are in full bloom...
These beautiful daffodils are filter all through the grounds of the office building where I work. A true sign that spring is here, tho, we will be 10 degrees below normal for the next couple of days. We are hoping to make a trip to the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market on Sunday, I can't wait. I hope there will be lots of goodies.

On another note, I have not had much time to devote to my blog, as I am in training for my new job. I am absolutely having a fantastic time. I still love blogging and will continue to do so, I just might post fewer times a week until I have settle into my new job and schedule. Thanks for your patience during my transition.

Have a gorgeous weekend!



Monday, April 20, 2015

Our Neck of the Woods

Hello! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Our weather was simply gorgeous, upper 50s and sunny! We could not order more perfect weather.

As some of you may know I started a new job on Wednesday. It has been exciting. I have been going through some training and my colleagues have really welcomed me into the fold. I have taken such a liking to them, they are so upbeat, supportive, and they care about one another. I know I will be happy here.

On another note we finally are seeing sign of spring. My tulips are starting to make an appearance and the crocuses are finally here. You know I honestly had my doubts that the signs of spring may never come. 


 Whew! I do believe that winter is finally over.... good riddance!

On Thursday, the Hubby, Otis, and I we able to enjoy a wonderful evening walk. It's a special time of day, after dinner when the day is winding down, when all we heard was the sound of the birds chirping. Otis had a great time sniffing around and the Hubby and I got to talk about our day. (Well I did most of the talking... telling him all about my new job) 

We even caught an amazing sunset.
How lucky can one person be?

To finish out the weekend I got some snuggling in on the couch with this little fellow...

After some good amount of snuggling (him completely passed out on my lap), I had to get up to start dinner (side note: we had fried dough, oh my, it was so yummy). By me having to move, I woke him up from his Sunday nap. Look at that puss, it has annoyance written all over it. 

But he changed his tune once he realized Mommy was cooking dinner, happy dance!


So that is what has been happening in our neck of the woods.


              See you soon!


Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday's Fancy

Spring has Sprung...

in our corner of the world!

Yiiipppeeeee!


Have a terrific weekend!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Goodwill Transformation

Happy Wednesday! If you have visited in the past you might know that today is my first day at my new job. The start of a new career. I am excited and looking forward to the possibilities.

As I mentioned earlier I found a few goodies at Goodwill and did not know what my plan was for them. I decided to start with the wood cutting board, using DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish,  Crème Wax, and a stencil I transformed the tired looking cutting board to a cutie little sign.


Here is what I did.

I first gathered up my supplies: 
  • DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Everlasting and Carbon
  • DecoArt Americana Decor Crème Wax in Deep Brown
  • Americana Gloss Enamels Stick-On Stencils in Country

I gave the cutting board a very good washing and let dry. I then give the front a light sanding as there you cut marks that were visible. Then I painted it with 2 coats of the Everlasting.

Once dried I distressed some of the edges to give it a worn look.


I then choose the stencil I wanted to use and placed it on the board. I applied the Carbon color with a sponge dauber.



For the finishing touch I then covered the entire board with the Crème Wax, wiping it off more in some place than others.

Here is the finished piece. I love how the dark wax makes the carved flower and boarder more pronounced.



Quite a transformation! 

This was such a quick and easy project which gives a new fresh look to a tired old piece.

Have you transformed a Goodwill find lately? If so I would love to hear about it.

               Happy Crafting!