Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A few Items for sale

i would like to sell these items. they where once in my booth space. i closed the booth and would like to start liquidating the inventory. i don't feel up to listing all of these on etsy, if you see something you like please contact me via e-mail. we can discuss the item and come up with a fair price.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day...My son soon to be a Marine

 my son robert john (rj) is leaving for the marine corps (june 6) reserve with a vision of becoming an officer.  rj graduated college two years ago with an undergrad in business. he just hasn't felt "settled" this i know because i'm the mom. i've seen the "i can't find my nitch" look on his face over the past two years. he's turned over many ideas; the peace corps and other branches of the military. he likes to be challenged, maybe even an adrenaline junkie. i'm proud of him for making this choice. he will be an amazing marine this i know because i'm the mom. he has strong leadership skills. in high school he was the captain of the football team, he was on the student council, he played in the school band, he was involved and always wanted to make a difference. i can say he will be a great officer and a gentleman (sorry richard gere). he will make a difference!!!!
this past weekend he's buddies gave him a surprise going away party. it was a great success. lots of food & friends. amen!! two of rj's friends from his work made the cake & cupcakes. just look at the detail awesome job girls!!!
 in honor of all who have served and those that continue to keep us free may GOD BLESS ALL of the United States Military and God bless Robert John
blessings Marie

Thursday, May 26, 2011


hello all!!!! i'm still around. moving at a slow pace, putting "things" back together in my worn out life. there's been some creating here & there. it seems to be happening in spurts. i'm having fun again. i've taken a long journey healing my wounds. i still enjoy reading and visiting blogs more then i do writing on my own blog. i guess that's because i'd rather have a verbal chat (i seem better at that then blogging).
 my travels around the blog block have been amazing. i'm in awe of the talent that each human holds within their own soul. the things that get redesigned, recycled & re-purposed are just great. i've seen many of these metal serving trays re-purposed with chalk board paint so, i thought i'd give it a whirl. recently purchasing annie sloan chalk paint which i found out about over at miss mustard seed. seeing marian's mega talent and her use of the paint and waxes has given me much inspiration during my hiatus. this project is very easy. i used spray paint (chalk board) for the inside of the tray. and the edges of each one of the trays i painted with annie sloan chalk paint. the colors i used are old white and provence. i think they came out cute. since i gave up my booth space last september, i may ask a few vendor's i know if i can consign with them. i will also be posting them on my etsy. i plan on purchasing louis blue and paris gray for a few more projects. there isn't any prep time when using the chalk paint. i cleaned my items with soap & water & used a small artist brush to paint the edges. the paint cleans up very easy. if you like the THREE R's~~ RECYCLE, REDESIGN & RE-PURPOSE check out this paint i think it's worth it.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

a quick idea. i need to display magnets for up coming shows. i looked into a piece of sheet metal, not gonna happen. a little 12x12 section was something like $13.00. move on to the next best idea. i picked up this metal tray at the thrift shop for .50 cents. gave it a quick spray of pretty paint and glued the back piece of a picture frame on the back side of the tray. instant display piece!!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Miss you more and more each day. My mom as a teenager. She went on to heaven at a very young age. I did have 19 years to learn from her. I learned how to have fun, laugh & love. Mostly I learned how to be a mom!.
Love you Mom