Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hello All

Just a quick drive by to let you all know (anyone who's still out there that is) that I will be back to posting soon.  Summer was great and very, very busy.  Alot of projects in the works.  Thanks for hanging in there!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Heartfelt Thanks & Tailgate finds

First off I want to thank everyone who voted for Shannon to have a space makeover from the giveaway over at Vintage Revivals!  What an opportunity to have Mandi come and makeover a project/room for some lucky winner.  Unfortunately we did not make the top 15 to go on to the next round.  What was really awesome is that we placed 12th in votes out of 127 entries!  How awesome is that??  There are a lot of people who care deeply for my Shannon and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Now make sure you visit Mandi at Vintage Revivals and vote in the next part of the contest!

Tailgate finds and a Story.....

Last Saturday was a beautiful day and Poppy and I were running around doing errands when he remembered that a local church was having a tailgate sale.

So off we went!  The first table we came to I saw with my little eye a pair of shiny silver/silver plate salt and pepper shakers.....Oooooooo....I pick them up and there was no price on them but on the bottom is said Sterling Silver weighted...they were beauteous!  I asked the lady who was there how much but they weren't hers...her partner came up and told me I had $80 worth of silver in my hand....make me an offer!  Well to be honest I had $20 in my purse and about $6 in my pocket.  He said $60..I said no, He said $30 I said I have $20 in my pocket...he said I'll take $20....I thought I was going to pee myself...I was trying to get the $20 out of my purse when I hear his partner say..."If your selling them for $20 I would buy them"  UGH...he comes over take the silver out of my hand and says he's not going to sell them....GRRRRRR....Not a good start to our tailgating!!  So this is what I did get...

The next table we hit had these...I thought they were interesting and besides silver I love anything crystal and if it's etched...LOVE IT!  So I pick it up and was looking at it and the seller says I have 7 of these and if you like them I'll give them to you for $3.00  SOLD  They are so pretty!  She also had a little silver plate bowl for .10 and a little silver pedestal bowl for $1.00!

To be honest there wasn't much more that I was interested in (except for a couple of books that I hesitated on and when I went back...GONE)

Then Poppy said there was an inside part....hmmmmm...when we went in there was some crafty stuff, some furniture, and a bunch of odds and ends and bits and pieces.  No sooner were we in there when a lady came out of no where and said that everything in the room was now half off....YIKES!!

I came upon a box of bits and pieces of lace and stuff and the box was marked $1.00 for a handful!  I told the lady I have big hands and she said go for it....this is some of what I came out with...

There was so much more but I'm saving some to put into my first giveaway when I reach 100 followers....yea!!

This was pretty much what I scored!  The hand painted bottle was .25, the little bunny basket was .25, the candle sticks were .50 and the pretty old pink bottle ended up being 2.50....there were a couple of other bottles and I could have kicked myself for not getting them but I liked the pink the best. And the itty bitty rooster was a freebie....he was hiding under some stuff and when I asked how much they said give him a nice home....he's a cutie!

So that was my score at the tailgate sale.  I had a good time although I didn't get the stinkin salt and pepper shakers...LOL

Now what to do with it all......


"MeMe" Sue

Debbiedoos is having a FANTASTIC chalk paint giveaway!  Go check it out!!

Another Nifty giveaway at Lina Beas....pop on over here and check it out!

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Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville

Thrifty Things Friday over at The Thrifty Groove

Show and Tell Friday with Cindy at My Romantic Home

Free For All Friday (ffa Friday) at Sassy Sites

Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now - A Mommy's Solution To Staying Sane

Monday, May 2, 2011

Would You Be So Kind.....

I know I have not been blogging for very long...but I feel as though I've found a niche where wonderful people come to be with other wonderful people to share all their wonderful talents (did I say wonderful) and caring spirits!

I've entered a giveaway to do something special for my oldest daughter who's going through a bit of a rough time.  If you would be so kind to go to Vintage Revivals where the Wonderful (theres that word again) is having the most amazing giveaway to redo a room. 

Once you visit Mandi please scroll down and look for #95 and please cast your vote.  This is really not a vote for me but for my if you would be so kind...we would all appreciate it! 

Voting ends Tuesday!!

Blessings to you all!

MeMe Sue

Friday, April 29, 2011

Here Goes.......


I have been hemming an hawing about this giveaway since I came across it about a week ago.  Should I??  Shouldn't I??  I looked around my home and thought what a fantastic chance this would be to have someone come into your home and make over a their magic....Awesome opportunity right?? 

But what room to pick?  Then I went and looked at some of the bloggers who also wanted the opportunity to have a room done...then I was back to...Should I??  Shouldn't I??

I was still undecided up until today when something or someone gave me a little pushed and said you need to do this for your was a whisper in my ear, a magical touch on my shoulder and then I came home from work and grabbed my camera and went down the stairs....

(dear Lord I hope she doesn't kill me)

We moved into this house last July 24th.  We are a three family house.  My mother lives in an attached in law quarters, my husband and I live upstairs and my oldest daughter lives in what is at this point an efficiency apartment.

(that is her sleeper sofa)

Shannon (my daughter) has the whole downstairs.  There is another room behind the door to the left that will eventually become her bedroom.  And if you scroll back up to the kitchen shot to the right of the fridge there is a door that leads out to the other side of the basement that has her bathroom in it and will eventually become two more bedrooms for the kids (right now the kids are upstairs with us)

(I really think she's going to kill me...)

Shannon had money set aside to start on the rooms on both sides but unfortunately she is going through a "nasty" divorce and child custody issues.  All of the monies have now gone to paying for lawyers and she just can't seem to catch a break.  This has been going on for over a year with the case getting postponed for one reason or another, having to get rid of her first lawyer and getting a more expensive better lawyer, having judge shortages in our county...pretty much you name it it's happened.  Through a huge misunderstanding by the judge and a very sucky (hence the new lawyer) lawyer her (Please Lord..) almost ex-husband got custody of the two kids.

(door to other side of basement)
(see the two different colors of paint...she's painted twice down here now)

Any hoooooo...the whole thing is a big mess...the kids are upset (they are 5 and 3), my daughter is upset and very depressed (this is a lot for anyone to handle let alone a 28 year old) and I thought this would be something nice to do for her. is my entry into the giveaway......I hope you will consider coming to Pennsylvania and I want to wish everyone good luck!

God Bless and thank you for sharing this wonderful opportunity!

(stairway that goes upstairs)

(another view)

Thanks again for your consideration!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thank You, Thank You, Copy Cats and Thrifted Finds...

I can't believe it's been over a week since I posted but then with Holy Week and Easter it was a very, very busy week!  It was a very emotional week for me and the Lord was working his magic....I am blessed!


A few weeks back one of the many giveaways I've entered was on Daniella Hayes blog Layers of Creativity...she was hosting a giveaway in honor of getting to 100 followers (Congrats Daniella)!!  The lovely prize was from Erin over at Peony Wire Works...three awesome wire covered jars and a strawberry wire artsy hangy thingy that I fell in love with.....the package came on Good Friday...I walked in the door and there it was on my kitchen table....

I was so excited....couldn't wait to rip into that bad boy....

And here they are!  Aren't they just the cutest things ever??  As soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted to do with them....and look at the cute little tag that Erin sent with......but wait....

The cutest ever....I have it hanging on my wooden boxes in the dining room right now.  So Erin....Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

I hope you all pop on over to Daniella's and Erin's and check out their amazing blogs!!

Saturday I thought I would surprise everyone and make this awesome Rice Krispie Pizza that I found copied over at Cookies and Cups so stinkin cute.  Off to the market (pure craziness) I went to get the supplies.  Of course when it's the day before Easter some of the candies can't be the bunnys so here is my version.....

The kids called it PeeP this makes alot so it would be perfect for a party....the next time we make a version of this we're going to try switching out the Fruity Pebbles for Coco Pebbles...the icing is to die for but then again I'm a sucker for some good homemade icing..


The other borrowed copied recipe that I found was over at Cozy Little Kitchen.  Leslie has kindly shared a family recipe for Hummingbird Cake and let me tell you it is one of the most DELISH cakes I've had the pleasure of eating.  Now when you visit Leslie's blog you will see how pretty she did her cake and she gives you step by step directions.  Me....being the Last Minute Louie that I am waited until after church on Sunday...yup I really bake this cake!  I made mine in a 9 X 13 pan.  Generously buttered the pan (didn't use parchment), added the chopped pecans to the icing (OMGoodness is it good icing) and dotted the top with a few whole ones.

I wish I would have taken a picture of the cake in it's whole but when I say I'm a last minute Louie....I iced this cake and we flew out the door.  What I can tell you is that this cake was a HUGE hit!!  Thank you Leslie for sharing!!


Just a quick couple of shots of my last Wednesday's GW finds.....everything you see only cost me $6.00 and change......

The bigger bunny is a pitcher.  I love the little white ceramic rabbit and his friend next to him will be used next year.  LOVE the basket...was thinking about painting it but I really like the green.  I think I'm going to use it outside and put flowers in it.  It's wire so it will most likely go on our fence.  The utensil is one of many older looking kitchen tools that I have been collecting...I will show the collection at a later date!

I hope you all had a blessed Easter.  Thank you all so much for stopping by and leaving such nice comments on my posts.


"MeMe" Sue

Linking up to some awesome Linky parties:

Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Blogaritaville

Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now

Sassy Sites for Free For All Friday

**Check out this wonderful blog...The Cranky Queen and the fantastic Mothersday giveaway!

**Feathering My Nest is having a Blogoversary Giveaway....go check it out...too cute!

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**Another giveaway over at On Sutton Place you have to check out the wonderful talent of Barbara Rosenzweig and the beautiful watercolors that she does!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Here Comes Peter Cottontail......

Hopping' down the bunny trail...

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's Way....

Bringing Every Girl and Boy Baskets full of Easter Joy,
Things To Make Your Easter Bright and Gay.

He's Got Jelly Beans for Tommy, Colored Eggs for Sister Sue,
Theres an Orchid for your Mommy and an Easter Bonnet too.

(not exactly an orchid but it'll do, and um bonnet)

Oh!  Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping Down the Bunny Trail,
Hippity Hoppity Happy Easter Day!

(See the bunny's youngest grandson took a bite out of

Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping' Down the Bunny Trail,
Look at Him Stop, and Listen to Him Say:
"Try to Do the Things You Should."
Maybe if Your Extra Good, He'll Roll Lots of Easter Eggs Your Way.

You'll Wake Up on Easter Morning and You'll Know That He Was There,
When You Find Those Chocolate bunnies That He's Hiding Everywhere.

Oh! Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping Down the Bunny Trail,
Hippity Hoppity Happy Easter Day!!

(Now ya'll know you were singing along!)

Easter is so fun to decorate for.....

Most of the decorations were thrifted or made.

Love how an old cheese dome can turn into a cloche!

Bunny in a Bird cage.....

I just love these cards...they add such a sparkly touch.
The apothacary jars were found at Home Goods....

The jars are at home right now sitting on top of my entertainment center
(please ignore the speakers...eeek)

I do love to have things that look more vintage if possible.

But sometimes you just have to go with the new....

(hmmmm....guess I should have put eggs in that basket...)

I just wanted to share some of my Easter decor.
But remember it's not about the bunny......

Wishing everyone a Blessed Holy Week
and a
Happy Easter!!

MeMe Sue & Poppy Rick

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