Saturday, July 30, 2011

Look what I won.....

I entered Gail's Blogiversary Giveaway
over at My Repurposed Life.....
and I was the winner of
The Kreg Jig  Jr.

I'm so excited!
As soon as I find some time
and get it figured out.....
I would like to build a bench.
Gail built an awesome bench
out of a headboard and footboard
that inspired me.
I have a set sitting in my garage.
Stop on over and take a look at her
awesome projects!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Rusty Thimble Giveaway!!!

Brenda at
is having another AWESOME Giveaway.
Brenda is giving away
5 prizes to 5 winners.
Hurry on over to sign up.
Tell her that I sent you!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

This, That and Other Things...(long post)

I can't believe that July is almost over.
Where did the summer go??
We finally have some relief with the heat today,
temps are back in the mid 80's .
For a few days the heat index was in the 100's.
Thank God for AC.
 Although, I did have to work on those HOT days...
...I don't have AC in my vehicle, and I melted before I got to work.
Seriously, what's the sense of doing your hair and putting
on makeup on a hot, humid day?
By the time I got to work, my hair was flat and my makeup
was running, I looked like an old dish rag.
I  brought along my deodorant, just in case it quit working.
Although I work inside... at a nursing home...
the temp can't be that cool for the residents.
So while we are running around doing our job, and sweating...
the residents are cold and have sweaters on and are bundled
up in blankets...warm blankets, mind you.
We have a blanket warmer (like they have at hospitals)
and  let me tell you those blankets are warm.

Onto other things....
my projects are still not finished. (tables, cabinets, etc...)
Something always seems to come up,
just as I get started on something.
I've been putting in extra hours at work...
Then there's been alot of meetings
to attend at my job.
Keeping my 10 yr old busy...and the list goes on.
I was able to get a few smaller things sanded
and base coated. Now I just have to
finish those.

I managed to squeeze in a few Thrift store
stops on my grocery shopping days...
I found a few coffee pots, tea kettles,
 rolling pins, ice skates
 and other goodies to paint on.
I Love painting on stuff like that.
I didn't get any pictures
but I did get a picture of an awesome
find at the Goodwill.
I always wanted a Pepsi or 7-UP crate.
I never came across one, until I spotted this
one at the Goodwill for $5.99.

I have to do some rearranging
to find a place for it.
And these goodies I got from a friend.
She was cleaning out her Dad's shed and
asked if I wanted this stuff,  for FREE.

I had to take the pictures with my phone.
 These are 2 old doors.
With the old door knobs, hinges,
room number plates and on
the back sides there are hooks to
hang clothes on.
They were gonna throw these in the trash.
I'm sure I can find something to do with them.
And then there was this bench...

That needs a good cleaning and
some new paint....
The top even opens. Could this be
a Piano bench?

Just what I need more projects to
fill up my garage...
I really do need to get at this stuff
and get it finished.
Sorry for the long post.
Hopefully I will have finished items
the next time.
I'm working on something for my
next Giveaway.
Have a wonderful weekend, everybody!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hurry on Over...

To The Craft Cabin....
Doris is having a Giveaway before the Giveaway!
Ends soon....

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Craft Cabin Giveaway...

Doris from The Craft Cabin
is having a 100 follower Giveaway.....

She is only 5 Followers away from reaching 100!

Click on the above link or on my sidebar 
to take you over to the
The Craft Cabin's 
Blog and Etsy shop.
Her painting is amazing....
Tell her you were sent over from
Sandi @ The Primitive Skate.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tolentreasures Giveaway...

Cathy from Tolentreasures
is having a Giveaway
to celebrate her 500 posts.
Head on over and pay her a visit.