Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ponce Deleon Lighthouse

We took the day to go fill out Volunteer paperwork at the New Smyrna Beach Ponce Deleon Lighthouse and visit the Beach.

We had a great day and as I write this we are sitting on the couch relaxing since we got too much Sun!

We all made it to the top...all 203 steps going up, even Daddy!

We walked around the top twice 

A rather shaky look as we all make our way down

This is the very first lens that was used in the Lighthouse, it was so interesting to see the wick and how much Kerosene it took to keep it lite.

After the Lighthouse we visited New Smyrna Beach for about an hour, We saw a few jellyfish and caught Sunburns..lol..

We will be visiting the Lighthouse again August 16-17 for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend..We are setting up a few Ham Radios and will see how many different Lighthouses we can reach in 2 days!




Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hutch Transformation ~ Summer

I bought a bottle of Murphy's Oil Soap to give the Hutch a new coat of shine. Looks like she was neglected for some time. I don't know why but I've started to call "her" a "she"...how Funny is that!

Here she is shined up and decorated in all my antique/farmhouse finds. Those lovely deep red juice glasses were given to me by my MIL and the blue dishes were my Husbands Grandmothers. I pick up any matching pieces I can find at thrift stores/flea markets. Still on the lookout for tea cups and matching saucers, those are hard to find! The white soup tureen is from a company called "Celebrating Home" , the same company that my new paper towel holder is from.

I would love some ideas on what, if anything, to add to each side of the Soup tureen. Should I leave it as is or add something else? 

I just know I'm going to love decorating "Her" every Holiday!

Linking up with:
Between Naps on the Porch
Make it Pretty Monday

Saturday, June 14, 2014

She's Arrived

Just look at her!! 


I was able to buy her for a steal and she was delivered tonight! She is a 1960-1962 Cochrane Co made out of North Carolina. Really for her age She looks nice! I wish it matched my table a tad bit more but for now I'll leave the table and hutch alone, paint scares me.

I have always wanted one but they always seem to be out of our price range and since we no longer own a truck at the moment it was hard to get someone to deliver.

This spot is perfect for her right now. I need to buy Liquid Gold to clean her up, someone smeared something sticky on her, they had kids so maybe jelly?

What would you use to make her shine?


Now I'm off to Pinterest to see how many of you have decorated your hutches.

Joining along with these other ladies:


Friday, June 13, 2014

Influenster

I received the Influenster TLC VoxBox in the mail today.

I love when I am able to receive these Fun boxes in the mail. I get to try out such great new-to-me items. 

Thank you Influenster for sending me another Fun box!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Quick Organizational Projects in time for Summer

This wall by our back door is NOT working. I have tried with the basket but the shoes Never end up in the basket for some reason. 

So while shopping at WalMart I found this 2-tier Expandable Shoe Rack. 


Hopefully it will be the start of some nicely organized kids this Summer. 

I hope!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It Started With...

It does pay to wait!

I saw this Paper Towel holder on a Blog and then on Pinterest but the price is out of our budget so I put it on my "Want List"...

Last night after getting back from the Hospital with Abigail I was browsing a local sale site and IT was posted for sale by an "Celebrating Home" party lady that was selling some of her stock. IT was posted so low I had to jump on it. 
Don't you Love it!

Of course then I had to re-arrange the rest of my Decor, I even omitted some Decor that I wasn't feeling anymore, not to worry..all is just packed away in a cabinet. 

I'm not done yet with my kitchen so I'll post an update soon!

Hope your enjoying your Day!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Saturday Shopping Hauls

Richard had to run to Radio Shack so I took my time browsing around our local Hallmark store which is closing in June. I was able to score these small items for under $14.00, everything was 50% off. My kids Love those WEBKINZ and play the game on-line 


While shopping at Walmart I found these New Limited Edition Renuzit in some Yummy scents...

I hope everyone is having a great Holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Brown and Teal Bedding Change....

I'm sick in bed with a killer cold that Richard brought home from his travels this week, We have already gotten a call from the school about Abigail not feeling well either.

Since I'm stuck in bed I was laying here thinking of our Bedding..It's the Ralph Lauren Chaps brand we have had it for 7 years and although it's so pretty I'm wishing on a change but I have to find something that will work in our Country decor.

How about the top pic? I have nothing that matches but i'm in LOVE with the colors!

Please all my Country Decor friends, pass me your ideas and websites for my new color scheme!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

CVS Coupon Haul...Still at It


I had been slacking in the Couponing world, just no real motivation to clip coupons every Sunday and organize my coupon binder.

After last weeks developing lifestyle change of Homeschooling our oldest due to troubles with her classmates, I sat down and looked at my Coupon binder. Our need to save money is greater than before so I need to jump back in with both feet.

I ran to CVS since they had a great deal of cereal on sale, Richard prefers the Special K cereal which is very pricey at Publix. I had awesome coupons from Kellogs.com that they sent to me. My out-of-pocket for everything pictured was just $18.75..I saved over 64 percent this trip!

Don't overlook the Drugstores for savings on food items!

I'm clipping coupons today and re-organizing my Coupon binder, let's see how long I can keep this up this time. I know the pay-off will be worth it to have our Smiling daughter home with us!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bullying and Homeschooling...Choices We Make....

Today will not be a Decorating post. It's a Life post, another new chapter in our lives.

One that we hope will be for the best and help our Daughter out in so many ways. 

 So yesterday started off at 11:00 with 3 texts from our oldest in 8th grade middle school for me to come now and pick her up at school because of 4 girls that were wanting to fight her at lunch, same girls that has caused us much tears this year due to Drama, I go to the school and talk to daughters advisor only to learn that there is nothing they can do other than have daughter write out a statement about the threats to her and the girls will be "interviewed". Long story short today was the "straw that broke the camels back" and both Husband and I were on the same page on pulling her out today. Our daughter has cried and her attitude has changed for the worst over this ever since the beginning of school this year. This is not the worst case of Bullying I have seen/heard of but we do feel like it is a form of Bullying and we are very upset that the school has Shrugged our concerns off. Our first step tomorrow is to call the FL Virtual School and start the process of Virtual School and see how Daughter does. Our other 2 kids will stay in Public till we get oldest settled with this. We are starting the paperwork for Virtual School, which is classes on-line from the comfort of our home. We will get incontact with a Homeschooling group here in our town and go to the events and Hopefully we will see a change in oldest daughters behavior. Part of me is excited to start this new chapter and see how we do but part of me is also nervous about if I can even do this and if we have made the right choice for our daughter's future...So much to think on.. 

 Do any of you Homeschool, Please share your story with me here or feel free to Private Message me.

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