Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My "babies" HS Graduation

Yes,I know, If he knew I was calling him my baby he would kill me.Yes, he is our last one.It's hard to believe that he is 18 and going to college this fall.It seems like yesterday that I was laying in the bed with my feet up to keep from giving birth 6 weeks early. How time flies. Even more shocking is thinking that we are old enough to be empty nesters,arghhh! We have spent the last 26 years raising our kids.I guess I should look at it as our time now until the grandchildren start coming(can't wait).
This picture is of Justin and his buddies.He's the one with the aviators.Our oldest son,Kyle is the one in the blue shirt and hat directly behind him.I didn't even realize I had gotten him in the picture.

Here he is walking down the aisle to get his diploma with his good friend,Ed. Justin is the one on the left.

Well that's it for now.Didn't want to bore you too much. I am off today to get things for his graduation party this weekend.Hope everyone had a great memorial day weekend and I will be talking to ya soon,Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fly Screen

Hello everyone.Well it's another rainy day here in central Illinois.Thought it would be a good day to post a picture or two of my recent creation,an old fly screen.I purchased an old colander,cut the wires off and spray painted it.I wasn't real sure of the color.I wanted it to look old and rusty and I wasn't sure if it turned out that way.I was going to purchase a wooden knob but my DH reminded me that we had some of the old glass knobs that we could use.I thought that would be ok.It was something different.I think it turned out pretty good.I still want to get something to put underneath or possibly make something if I can find some old molds.

Monday, May 11, 2009

My sons prom pics

Good morning everyone.I just wanted to share pics of Justins prom pics from this past weekend.Here he is leaving for his last prom,:(I can't believe he is going to be graduating.Where did the time go?

Here is the picture of him and his friends waiting to leave in the limo.

Him and his date are the ones wearing the aviator sunglasses.They bought those instead of flowers.
Hope everyone had a great Moms day weekend.I did. It was a beautiful day here.I bought some flowers and did get some planted yesterday.Hoping the weather is nice tomorrow so I can get out there and finish.Well I have to go for now.Have a great day everybody!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Friday and pic of my thermostat cover

Welcome back to my blog everyone! I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Friday and great Mothers day weekend.

I also wanted to share a picture of my thermostat cover.I purchased this a while back and forgot to post a picture.
Now you see it...................

Now you dont.....................

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I wasn't sure if I was going to post this but feel every prayer can help. There is a wonderful family that is going thru some very hard times right now. Their beautiful daughter went in to have her first child and they discovered soon after her delivery that she had lymphoma.You can go to her blog and check out her progress and view pictures of her and her family and read her story.Here is the link. So please pray for her and her family.This is just another victim of this horrible disease.

Monday, May 4, 2009

My day away and new finds

Well it was a beautiful day here in Illinois yesterday which prompted my DH and I to get a well deserved day away. We took off in the truck to a small town called Sandwich. This is absolutely one of my fav places to go for antiques and decorations.I neglected to grab my camera for pics and wish I would have remembered to bring it along.There were not one but three awesome antique and country stores.The first one we popped into was called The Red Geranium and oh boy did I have fun in there. They were having a great sale yesterday and I got everything 20% off.I wish I could have walked out of there with everything in the store.I didnt,well cuz my Dh would have killed me and the simple fact that I was trying to stick to a budget but oh man was it hard. I did find a cupboard for our entry and lots of great prims.The second store we went into was called Two Sisters and OMG how awesome.It had been awhile since I had been in there and she had moved every thing around and had lots of different stuff.This was the kewlest prim shop I had ever seen.I found some really kewl stuff for the laundry room.

The third awesome place we ventured into was called Farmers Daughter. It was so cute the way she had everythingdecorated.This is where I found

my big lantern for the porch.

I also found these cute little rubber tips for my tealights.I just wanted to share what they look like.I thought they were so cute.
That's it for now.Thanks for checking out my new finds.Hope everyone has a great day and I will be talking to you soon.