Thursday, September 22, 2011

A krazy little thing called..........COUPONS

Focusing on paying off our debt makes money tight. I had created a stock pile using coupons about 5 plus years ago and that stock pile held us for a long time, mind you not the full five years just a long time. Some how I had forgotten about doing it and spent a long time paying full price. I returned home from my dads funeral, down, beat, hurt physically and mentally.

My friend in her excitement of her recent discovery of coupons shares with me what she has found. I jump right in I know exactly what she's talking about and she looks at me with that look and yes now we are both krazy over our coupon savings. I've been kinda worried about myself, I want to create, I want to garden, I want to dress cute, I want myself back I'm missing that person. But just today I realized I'm worrying about nothing I just found something new to fill my time with. COUPONS!!!!! I get to shop and save money all while staying on track and getting out of debt. It's fun it's addicting and right now I'm a krazy coupon lady!!

This is my krazy coupon facts for august!

So if your interested in keeping some of your hard earned cash for yourself then grab yourself a few Sunday papers, check out
The krazy coupon lady!!!

Here's a few thing I bought in August!

Go get yourself some retail therapy and save some cash too!


~Have a fantastic day!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A butterfly watches over me:

I have no words, except I'm thankful!


Monday, September 12, 2011

A changed life and the struggle for normalcy

Words can never explain the loss I have experienced and how it's changed my normal every day life upside down. My dads been ill for a long time and we were blessed with a whole year to love him a little longer. We came to his bedside to say goodbye and when we stood around him he fought for his life. I feel so lucky to have shared our extra time, visiting, hugging, joking talking on the phone and even messing around on facebook. Unfortunately just four days before I was to go spend three weeks with my dad he became very ill and passed away before I was able to see him, feel him, kiss him or hold him, my heart is broken in two. My life turned upside down spinning in all different directions, I feel like a moth flying at a light bulb. I'm having a hard journey, all the little things I love to do just don't come to me, the focus and dedication to me and my health gone and without the devotion the pounds come back on. I'm taking baby steps and slowly getting there. I'm looking for peace yet I still seem to find sadness, a heavy ache for a life cut short. I fear my own mortality 64s just too young you have so much more to experience in life. If you see me you just might not know how much pain I'm in because I do love life and most importantly the life I'm living. But this gaping hole in my heart will take a lot to fill. I find myself saying a lot of the time my dad would have loved this or I wish my dad got to experience this. I'm trying to get me back after all of this, the organized me the creative me, the healthy me. They say things get easier with time I think that's partly true I do move forward but one second of realization that's he's really gone brings me dropped right back to square one. Sadness takes over and my heart breaks again, I'm longing for the day when my thoughts of him are happy memories and not just of my loss. This blog post is one of my many steps forward, one of the things I've lost along the way and tonight I share with you all my pain but most importantly one of my many steps forward to healing me and sharing my memories without tears without the pain of loss and just the sweet memories of his precious life.

Dad I will love you forever. I know your always close I've seen a butterfly each day since you've passed and it reminds me of how beautiful life can be.


~Hold your loved ones close and share with them how you feel!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Thrifting and friends = great times!!

OMG I had the best time thrifting with the was awesome spending the day with them.

We hit 3 huge thrift stores, HUGE......and I mean huge. Oh did I tell you they were huge.... Yes huge!!!!

If your ever in Oxnard, CA you have to hit these up, have plenty of time as you'll be here for a while.

It was a blast checking out everyone's thrifted finds.

Today I found, red cowboy boots, a cute shower curtain that will be upcycled to go on my bed. Three frames a lamp and tea server. I'll be altering each and making them my own soon, so check back often to see what I'm up to!

The post before this one has one frame that I found and couldn't wait to alter, it was altered with-in hours of being purchased.

My altered frame!

The girls and I are planning a day trip soon, a whole day of thrifting with good friends, oh I am so looking forward to it!!

~Have a fantastic day!!!


Friday, May 06, 2011

A thrifted treasure makeover!!!

I found the beautiful frame today and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!!

Look at the detail!!!

Here's the full version....... Only $4.99 great thrifted day, I'll show you all the rest of my goodies soon!

I had this cute lil birds nest and burlap the perfect items to give this a make over. I left the frame painted the way it was because I loved it just the way it was.

I added a piece of card stock over the floral area on the center and then added the burlap and the birds nest and stamped the words on using StazOn jet black ink.

Here's the finished frame for my living room.

I love it!!!!

What are you creating?


~Have a fantastic day!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A quick little t-shirt makeover!!! Project Restyle #6

A fun little makeover!!

Sorry I don't have pictures of the front cuts. I cut straight up the front to the v-neck. Then cut strips in the front and tied them together all the way up the front.

Create something today.......

~Have a fantastic day!!!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A sneaky peaky!!!

~Have a fantastic day!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A little taste of something sweet brought a flood of memories!

Wow, I can not tell you the emotions that over came me, when Auntie Carol brought out a jar of my grandfathers honey. Oh my I miss him so much, I am so blessed when I am able to have a moment like this. His legacy lives on in little moments. Todays was biscuits and honey, a taste so sweet and filled with memories.

Thank you grandpa!

~Have a fantastic day!!!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chocolate Ceramic Easter Bunny ~Project Restyle #5

So I wanted a cute chocolate Easter bunny to set out but didn't want a true chocolate bunny as it could melt.

Sorry I dont have a before but believe me, it was ugly, white with roses and chipped. I pulled out some kills paint and gave it two coats, then I painted it with two coats of acrylic brown paint. I love how it turned out and best of all my husband thought it was real!!

I put it in my glass beverage container, it's cute huh?

~Have a fantastic day!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Project restyle #4

I have been wanting some cute baskets, but I really haven't been able to find any thing I really loved so I decided to make a few boxes into baskets.

Old boxes:



~Have a fantastic day!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Up-cycled Pillow

This little beauty was found at a thrift store, my favorite place to shop. I cut a Fleur de lis out of
felt and needle felted it to the pillow, I then hand stitched the felt on. I then added natural
wool roving and needle felted that to the felt.

I LOVE unique home decor the up-cycled Fleur de lis wool felted pillow will add that unique touch to your home. Pillows hold a special place in my heart, I have them on the couch and on the bed and my husband always asks “WHY?” I am always thinking of how to change them up, although sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day.

You can own this beautiful pillow, it's in my Etsy Store"The Thrill of Thrift"

The pillow is of unknown materials as the tag is
missing it has great texture and dimension as well as littler tassels. One side is yellow and adorns the lovely Fleur de lis, and the other side is beige.

It was machine washed in All Free and Clear detergent.

~Have a fantastic day!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Yard Sale and Thrift Store finds I can' wait to add to my home....

We had a beautiful weekend hanging out in San Diego this weekend. On Friday we hit the thrift stores, 9 of them in one plaza so much fun!!!

My first find was this cute Polaroid camera that I plan on adding to my book shelf it reminds me of my great grandmother. A perfect idea to adorn my bookcase.

When I walked by these babies I just had to have them, I need to find one other thing to go with them to repurpose them so the hunt is on, I'll share again when they are complete.

On Saturday we hit the town yard sale. We did about 25 different houses.

Love this baby......she's all mine!!!

And I'm giving you a sneak peak of my find of the year. We found this at the first place we stopped at......

~Have a fantastic day!!!


Saturday, April 09, 2011

Military cuteness shorts to skirt makeover!

I have these military shorts I love, but they are way to big now.....


I cut the crotch (thats a weird word) out and cut them straight a cross.

I ironed the hem I wanted

I also had this lace shirt I have worn once it has great structure and is just the right touch I needed to make the skirt not so short. Here's the before:

Here's where I cut it:

I sewed the black lace to the bottom, I'm so happy with my military skirt.

Oh oh oh I almost forgot the most exciting part I took it in aprox 2" on both sides !!!!

~Have a fantastic day!!!