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newborn-terry-lee

hey y’all!

i love april! not only are the bluebonnets in full bloom, but it’s my birth month and spring is all around us. and probably best of all, yard sales sprout up EVERYwhere! churches, non-profits, individuals, multi-families, estate sales. where to start?? so many treasures to discover, so little time!!!!

anyhow, back at the ranch, i’m doing odd things like painting bowling pins. whatup wit dat?! well, many years ago, i came across a couple of old, very used, discarded bowling pins. i can’t even remember where i found them. they were such an oddity, i couldn’t resist buying them.

i gave them to my kids to put in their rooms (i’m talkin’ about my 26 and 28 year olds, when they were young!). if nothing else, they were a conversation piece. as if kids need conversation pieces … geez.

over the years, i guess they got buried with all the other crap in their closets. the other day when tara was cleaning out her closet (in anticipation of her upcoming leaving o’ the nest), she found her bowling pin and offered it back to me.

well! you can pretty much guess what i did with it. yes, you are correct. i painted that baby a soft pink, dressed her up with a necklace and a vintage hat … and she’s on proud display in my foyer (that’s what i call it, it’s more of a hallway/entryway). i think she’s lovely.

april foolishness, yes, joke, no. pics before and after below.

won’t drivel on today. lots to do. other pics of this and that. mostly of that.

happy april y’all. love and hugs.

terrylee

old, old, scratchy bowling pin

old, old, scratchy bowling pin

other side

other side

now it's a vintage hat stand!

now it's a vintage hat stand!

after! now i need to really work on my vintage hat collection

another after. now i really need to work on my vintage hat collection

lovely

lovely

handmade necklace ala sue

handmade necklace ala sue

april foolishness, indeed

april foolishness, indeed

awwww ... puppy time! we're dog-sitting our dog for my sister (long story)

awwww ... puppy time! we're dog-sitting our dog for my sister (long story)

a boy and his dog ... goin' for a walk 'round the 'hood

a boy and his dog ... goin' for a walk 'round the 'hood

Suuuh-weeeet easter kitchen towel from my dear pal bonnie

Suuuh-weeeet easter kitchen towel from my dear pal bonnie

and the matching one on the right ... they look great with my new batter bowl and southern belle runner on the b'fast table (thanks again bon and mary)

and the matching one on the right ... they look great with my new batter bowl and southern belle runner on the b'fast table (thanks again bon and mary)

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Yep. The party’s over.

Surgery and recovery complete (for the most part), it’s time for me to head back to work (that four-letter word!). It seems as if I should be complaining about spending my entire summer recuperating from the hysterectomy … but I’m really very thankful that I had this time to rest and recover.

Besides, I did squeeze in a few great junking/shopping trips, some matinees (Mamma Mia! twice … LOVED it … Pierce Brosnan can’t sing a lick, but who bloody cares?!) and my baby’s 15th birthday celebration. Oh! And the new flooring, which isn’t installed yet, but phase one is complete. We’re walking around on concrete for another couple of days … but that’s another entirely different story. Ugh!!!

Not bad for someone who had 16 staples holding her insides together! Yikes!

ANYways, I wanted to share some birthday pics with y’all. About every two years, Matt asks for a bedroom “makeover”. Okay, that’s not entirely true. It’s actually ME who wants to re-do his room and I ask HIM if I can do it for his birthday. This year, he chose the theme of Mario and Luigi, those crazy video game brothers who I think are plumbers. Who knows.

Keeping in mind that he’s 15, I tried for a more mature look (which isn’t very easy considering what Mario and Luigi look like!). I think I pulled it off. Either way, he was very happy with his room. And mama’s happy too, if not exhausted.

Enjoy the pics.

you'd never guess it took me days to complete this room. it was a disaster area. can you say 'poptart wrappers under the mattress?!' arghh!!

you'd never guess it took me days to complete this room. it was a disaster area. can you say 'poptart wrappers under the mattress?!' arghh!!

new red curtains (mario-inspired), new green bedspread (luigi-inspired), mario and luigi murals on wall, over his gaming area

new red curtains (mario-inspired), new green bedspread (luigi-inspired), mario and luigi murals on wall, over his gaming area

cut out the covers from his video game cases (yes, i did) and decoupaged them onto an old lamp shade ... the lamp was a $2 GW find, white wicker that i was going to paint pink, but used it for his room instead, painted red

cut out the covers from his video game cases (yes, i did) and decoupaged them onto an old lamp shade ... the lamp was a $2 GW find, white wicker that i was going to paint pink, but used it for his room instead, painted red

okay, i covered the light switch with a mario and luigi pic

okay, i covered the light switch with a mario and luigi pic

Matt checking out the Luigi\'s Mansion mural

Matt checking out the Luigi's Mansion mural

Matt and me, enjoying his new 'Luigi green' bedspread

Matt and me, enjoying his new 'Luigi green' bedspread

Matt checking out the lampshade. Uh, Mom. Did you use my video game covers?!?!

Matt checking out the lampshade. Uh, Mom. Did you use my video game covers?!?!

playing around with bowser and mario. can\'t believe how tall my boy is!

playing around with bowser and mario. can't believe how tall my boy is!

Matt and Ben

Matt and Ben

Birthday card I made for Matt

Birthday card I made for Matt

Birthday boy and mama, after eating cake

Birthday boy and mama, after eating cake

Big sister Tara shows Matt his birthday card

Big sister Tara shows Matt his birthday card

Thanks for stopping by! Till next time! 🙂

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Hey again!

I know it’s hot as hades right now (at least it is in the armpit … I mean … HEART of Texas). Who wants to think about snuggling up with a cozy afghan next to the fireplace?

With my hot flashes, not me. But I’ve been wanting to share this special treasure with y’all since I started this blog. I’ve had so much else going on (what with husband-bashing and all) that this is the first chance I’ve had.

Back in February, I believe (memory’s a bitch since chemo and anesthesia!), I was visting my sister in Fort Worth (hi Belinda!). She took me to an AWESOME antique mall with a very quaint little tea room called The Secret Garden.

After having our own little “sister tea party” of quiche and fruit and tiny muffins (and of course, tea!), we started browsing the aisles and aisles (and aisles!) of treasures. Oh my. I was in heaven. Too bad I didn’t take any pictures that day … sorry.

However, I did find the most gorgeous afghan in the world. The WHOLE wide world. I was walking by this booth, and something pink caught my eye (as always). It was tucked waaaay under something else and all I could manage to see was a single pink crocheted rose.

By this time, my spider senses were tingling. I gently (or maybe not-so-gently, now that I think about it) removed the crap on top of my buried treasure … and oh.my.gawd. There it was. The most beautiful creature I’d ever seen … other than my three children. 🙂 I won’t even try to describe the afghan … because the pictures pretty much do it justice.

I knew it was mine before I ever saw the price tag. I was thrilled to discover it was only $25!!! But then something made the entire experience even better. My sister walked up and took it from me.

“Let me buy this as your birthday present.”

So, being the good little sister that I am, I let her. 🙂 My birthday wasn’t until April, but I got to take it home with me and start enjoying it immediately. Thanks, Belinda!

Where did I put the lovely? I draped it over my bed’s headboard. And no, hubby didn’t like it. Kept bumping his pillows on it, which caused it to fall over on his head in the middle of the night. Did I mention that this afghan is unusually heavy? It is. So far, no concussions or asphyxiations.

I suppose I could go on and on (verbosity runs in my family … my mother’s side), but I’ll spare you anymore pain. Enjoy the pics!!!

To DIE for vintage crocheted afghan ... it has 70 pink roses on it. count 'em! my sister bought it for my birthday in april (but i picked it out!)

To DIE for vintage crocheted afghan ... it has 70 pink roses on it. count 'em! my sister bought it for my birthday in april (but i picked it out!)


Beautiful!!!!

Beautiful!!!!

closer up

closer up

even closer! love these pink roses!!

even closer! love these pink roses!!

how lovely is that?!

how lovely is that?!

it\'s perfect for my bed!

it's perfect for my bed!

Thanks for stopping by. Till next time! 🙂

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