Archives for November 2013

Thrown Together Thanksgiving

This was a weird Thanksgiving.  It was weird in a good way, but weird all the same.  Usually we celebrate at our home, with our 4 kids and often a few friends.  This year, my oldest son couldn’t come home for Thanksgiving, and my husband was scheduled to work at 2am on Black Friday, so he would be going to bed really early the night before. My husband suggested that me and the other 3 kids pack up and go {Read More}

Black Friday SALES & GIVEAWAY with 5 Prizes for 5 Winners

I hope each one of you had a wonderful day with friends and family, and that you have a full stomach and happy heart right now!  Tomorrow, I’ll share with you the interesting Thanksgiving my family had, but right now I have some wonderful giveaways and sales from some fabulous small businesses! Each of these businesses has generously provided their products for this giveaway, but I hope you’ll spend some time looking around their shops and consider supporting their businesses {Read More}

On the Workbench & In the Shop

I’m on the road right now, preparing to spend Thanksgiving and the weekend with my 4 kids.  I almost always bring a project with me to work on for road trips, but I forgot some of the supplies I needed, so I guess it really will be a getaway.  I am hoping to hit at least a few thrift and antique stores on Friday and Saturday.  In the meantime, here are some of the recent finds I’ve listed in my {Read More}

Prayer of Thanksgiving – Hymn Book Page

Those of you with grown kids know how difficult it can be to get everyone together for the holidays, but it’s a first for me as a parent. One of my sons couldn’t get off work during his college Thanksgiving break, so my husband and I are going out to eat with my other 3 kids on Wednesday, then I’ll hit the road with the kids and we’ll spend Thanksgiving with my oldest son.  My husband has to work the {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #114 – Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome to Knick of Time Tuesday! I know some people dislike having the Christmas season start before Thanksgiving (or even Halloween!), but the Christmas season seems to fly by so fast to me, that I really don’t mind stretching it out. There were some beautiful Christmas links shared at last week’s party, and I loved them all, so they are getting the spotlight this week. Shabby Love shared her booth space, beautifully decorated for Christmas. Distressed Donna Down Home has {Read More}

Repurposed Book Pages…The Stockings Were Hung

Last week, I showed you the antique headboard that I turned into a coat rack.  I listed it in my shop, but figured it might not sell for awhile, so I decided to keep it in my living room and use it to hang my family’s Christmas stockings on.  I wanted to add something vintage Christmasy-looking to the center of the headboard, so I drew a small stocking template, then used it to cut a bunch of little stockings out {Read More}

Psalm 92 Antique Bible Page {Give Thanks Unto the Lord}

Psalm 92 Antique Bible Page A verse for Thanksgiving…or any time! It came from this 1896 Bible page. To download and print this page full size CLICK HERE. Blessings, Angie

Celebrating Everyday Life Magazine

I‘m not much of a “sit back and relax” person.  I’m always working on one project or another and love being busy, but when Jennifer Carroll, editor of Celebrating Everyday Life magazine, sent me the digital holiday issue of the magazine, I knew I was in for some serious sit back and relax time. This issue is packed from cover to cover with holiday projects and so much beautiful inspiration. These photos are just a small glimpse into what you’ll find {Read More}

Go Light Your World Sign

I want to thank you all for the prayers, heartfelt well-wishes and monetary gifts sent for my cousin who lost her home in the tornado.  It was heartbreaking hearing her account of those moments she endured while it happened, and so sad watching her go through the rubble left of her home, looking for anything that survived. God was with them during the storm, and I have no doubt he’ll be with them as they go forward in rebuilding.  Her {Read More}

Washington, Illinois Tornado Aftermath

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that my daughter and I went to my old hometown this morning to help with the attempt to salvage things on my cousin’s property, where her house once stood.    Seeing the destruction was unbelievable, to say the least. To see nearly an entire neighborhood wiped out is tragic, but beyond the tragedy is so much mercy.  Not one person in this neighborhood was killed.  There was one man in town who {Read More}