Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Kitchen Project...

I thought I would try and be productive today, with a project I have been thinking about for  many years... My oldest daughter, Lindsey, will be graduating from college this December. So of course, we have to have a party, to let her know how very proud we are of her! This party will be in our home, and that means for the next few weeks I will be tackling some way over due projects...   


I am trying to clear out and downsize, but some of my favorite plates will find a new home in the backyard...


The shelves are boring without the trim... Right?


So easy and not many supplies needed...


I have a lot of trim just waiting for a project...




Look what I'm using for my garden border! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

OMG... Do I Look 55?!

I have many fabulous thrift stores near me, but this one particular store always has great items! There are four things I don't like about the store, but still so worth going to... 
1. They are a cash ONLY business.
2. You have to wait a bit for a MUST have shopping cart.
3. NO fitting rooms.
4. You so NEED a shower after leaving!
Let me tell you what happened the last time I was there. I don't know whether to be sad and cry or just be thrilled with the money I saved! They have a senior discount day, and what that means is...Anyone 55 and over, gets 50% off their entire purchase! So... Guess who received that discount?! ME! I did not ask for said discount and the cashier did not ask for ID, she just gave me the 50% off! I'm going to go with the idea... she was doing me a sweet favor and saving me money. NOT holy shut the front door... I look 55!


A fun cigar box full of sewing notions...


That would be my "In mint condition Dooney & Burke purse for $25.00. A very cute pink chenille lamp shade, adorable little plates I'm going to break for a mosaic project, vintage sheets, a pasta maker I'm going to use for clay one day...


Another plate to break, leather Born clogs for work, old wooden thread spools, two Tommy Hilfiger ties I have a project for...



A cute concrete bunny for my front porch...


More pretty china to break into little pieces...


Set of 4 vintage juice glasses, a cute floppy straw hat for the beach...


  

Ps...I'm 49 years old, not 55! Ugh...

Friday, October 12, 2012

Insta Friday...

Linking up this week with Life Rearranged! If your on instagram, I'm KatiekFoss...



Looking for sea shells is in my top 5 favorite things to do...



My new Kate Spade iphone cover...



My oldest daughter, Lindsey Nicole, when she was 3 yrs. old. With her sweet friend Marina. Lindsey is on the right...


A beautiful Florida sunset...

Lauren Olivia getting ready for school...

Just a few buttons...


This is what you would call a tangled mess..




life rearranged

Monday, October 8, 2012

What I'm Reading Now...

For those of you that know me... I'm more of a magazine girl because I love all the photos! I love getting inspired to decorate, sew, paint, bake and/or garden from all of those very fun and enticing pictures...
With that being said, I have decided to expand my horizons and actually start reading real books. Hhmmm... "Real Books?" Is there such a thing as a "Not Real Book?"
When I went away last month on "My Girl's Trip," one of our many conversations was about a book called, Tiny Beautiful Things written by Cheryl Strayed.
This is a book giving advice on love and life from someone called, Dear Sugar (which is actually Cheryl Strayed). She has an advice column on a literary website called, The Rumpus. 
Just a little warning though...when she writes back to her "Sweet Peas," she does not sugarcoat one thing! She tells it like it is, sometimes giving examples from her not so "Story Book Life."  

Monday, September 3, 2012

In Preparation For Girl Time...


So I'm off again with the same lovely girls I went to Aspen with, but this trip is with sand, bikinis tankinis, sandals and pina colodas.  Not snow, snowsuits, snow boots and hot chocolate...


I'm bringing lots of magazines to catch up on, and will try very hard to throw away when finished (wink wink). I also, bought a Nook Tablet this week. Hoping to cut down on my books, magazines and movies around the house. This is my first step in decluttering my life. I'm still wondering if I should have just spent the money for an IPad2. Ugh! My receipt says I have 14 days to change my mind...



Oh...I forgot to tell you where I'm going. Useppa, it's a little private island off the west coast of Florida. It's rated one of the top 25 true island retreats in the world...

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mornings Are My Favorite...


Mornings really are my favorite part of the day. There's something about the soft lighting, the quietness and the anticipation of what's to come...