Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thrifty Treasures & Met Monday.. Goodwill dishes

Welcome to Thrifty Treasures & Met Monday.. Hosted by Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality & Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch.


A few more Goodwill finds.. An assortment of dishes that I picked up at Goodwill at different times over the summer.


Prices ranged from .55 to 1.55.


The reason for so many mix-matched plates.. I’m spray painting them of course lol.


Found these darling Bleikristall 24% crystal salt & pepper shakers at Goodwill .. $2.74 for the set.


Stems from Goodwill .. Were originally $1.51 each .. but 1/2 off because they were the color of the week. Perhaps my most exciting find.. This NOKIA cup! My husband’s favorite coffee cup of all time was a hot pink.. yes hot pink cup just like this one.. it’s that eco friendly corn plastic.. his “pinky cup” suffered an accident.. and had to be retired. I had searched the internet trying to find him another one .. but could only find them in bulk of 100’s for purchase. It appears they are a hot thang for companies promoting their business. So hopelessly I gave up.. Then one day as I walked in Goodwill and there it was .. sitting all alone on the top shelf .. as if it was displayed just for me to see. I snatched it up and home it came.. The look on hubby’s face priceless! I got more sugah than his next cup of coffee! lol


This canister is one that I already had .. I had packed it up to give to Goodwill.. but after seeing so many things being morphed here in blogland I pulled it out and decided to give it a new look.


I taped off the section I wanted to paint with my chalkboard paint.


Sprayed the lid with a gloss white to cover the magnolias. This as well as the section I covered with the chalkboard paint required about 4 coats because the raised design of the magnolias. Turned out great .. but sadly I didn’t get a picture of it completely finished at the time because it wasn’t dry and today as I’m posting these both cameras are with Jeff & Ashley.  Y’all please forgive me .. promise I’ll fill it with treats soon and get it on here.


For more Thrifty Treasures finds and Met Monday delights .. head on over to Rhoda & Susan’s and see what they and everyone else has going on today.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday … New Babies

Hey Y’all .. Welcome to another Outdoor Wednesday! This week I’m sharing our new additions to our family! We have BABIES.. that’s right .. Babies!! Just 9 days old now.. they had their first trip outside on Labor Day.


We have 1 of each.. a lil girl and a lil boy.

First up .. Ashley’s pick… The girl of course .. which she calls Ella.


Next.. My lil favorite .. lol as if I’d really pick fav’s.. Lil Fat Boy


In just 9 days this guy has tripled his size.. He’s like a mini polar bear!


His lil pink nose is starting to fill in with black.. as well as his lil paws.


Can you tell they’re already getting spoiled?


Nah .. Not spoiled at all!


Be sure to drop by A Southern Daydreamer and see Susan and everyone else showing off their outdoor treats today.



Hugs Y’all,


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thrifty Treasures & Met Monday .. Chargers & Silver

Just a few things to show y’all this week.. 

All were Goodwill finds from the summer ..

First this 2 tier silver stand.. This turned out to be silver .. not plated! I was soooo excited because I paid less than $2.00. Here’s a lil glimpse of what it looked like midway of cleaning.. it was tarnished really bad.


Silver Tray.. Goodwill .. paid $1.74 for it. Before cleaning….



Both pieces after cleaning.. Turned out BEAUTIFUL!


I even used them in a tea tablescape this past summer.


Also found these gold chargers .. Goodwill .. 1/2 price color of the week .. for a set of 4 I paid .85 for the set.


I already had gold ones.. but needed white .. so out came the spray paint .. and Viola .. White Chargers.



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Happy Week Y’all ..


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday .. Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival


It’s Outdoor Wednesday time .. and the lovely Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting this weekly blog party. Make sure you hop on over and see what all everyone is sharing this week.

Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival..

This past weekend Jeff & Ashley were set up at the festival working the Archery exhibit.


Ashley has been working really hard toning her archery skills. She has been working with her Dad and we have her working once a week with an Olympic Archery Coach. All of that hard work has been paying off and she has been asked to help in instructing other juniors in teaching archery.


The festival is a yearly event held here in Conyers Georgia at the International Horse Park.. Home of the 1996 summer Olympic Equestrian events.


The archery exhibit was free of charge .. and was a basic 101 safety course in archery. The host of the exhibit which included Archery safety, fly tying, fly fishing techniques, and a modern day hunters guide class was Venture Outdoors. Venture Outdoors travels all around Georgia teaching everything from all types of shooting skills & safety to Hunters Safety classes. They are highly respected for their work by the Department of Natural Resources and do so much to educate Georgia’s youth in becoming  safe and responsible hunters.

These next few photos are of my husband Jeff.. assisting some little ones in their first ever experience handling and firing a compound bow.


The bows they are using are : Matthews Genesis .. They come in 3 sizes.. The mini, The Standard & The Probow. The NASP .. National Archery in the Schools Programs.. use these bows.


Here this little guy is getting ready to shoot the Mini.. which has a draw weight that can be adjusted between 6 to 12 lbs. Perfect for his size and strength.


And here’s the release..


Each child that shot.. with the assistance of their guide.. always made at least one bulls eye shot!.. Which tickled them to no end. It was a great weekend .. enjoyed by all!


Happy Wednesday Y’all!


Hugs, Debbie

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