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Friday, July 30, 2010

I. am. a goob.

I admit it! I try to act like I have it all together
but I know and I KNOW my hubby knows
I am truly a goob!!!

Yes...this is my eye...only a goob takes a photo of their eye!


I thought I'd post and show random photos...
a few things I've made in the past
just to keep your attention!
But back to why I'm such a goob.....(short for goober)


Well, I'm making my parent's anniversary invites, right?
My mom says that she estimates about 80 folks will attend...
so that's what we're planning for, food-wise etc.
So in my MIND I'm thinking EIGHTY INVITES....OMYgoodness!!
OK, I can do this ~ so I start creating my heart out.....



I finished SEVENTY FOUR of the handmade invitations ~
(why seventy four and not eighty, I don't know...I was tired)
They turned out so sweet with their photograph....
gold ribbons.....and gold foil....and a beautiful insert
telling all about the party inside ~


I had not checked her list of addresses,
mind you, I'm still thinking EIGHTY in my mind....


WELL, I begin addressing envelopes last night and start looking at her list....
Eighty????
I start to put two and two together
and she has added up each and every PERSON
and eighty is the HEAD count NOT the invitation amount!!!!!


SOooooooooooooooo, I called my mom
and she did come up with about ten more people we could invite...
but I think I made about TWENTY or more too many invitations!!!!


So, the moral of the story is ~
I'm a goob and don't have a clue!!!


The good thing is that if mom thinks of anyone she's forgotten,
I've got plenty of invitations and am ready to send one out!!!


Wishing you an amazing Friday precious friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Precious Little Girl Collage ~

I finished my piece of artwork!
Funny, huh?
I have tons to do for the anniversary party....
and NOW I want to create!
Just crazy.....
For purchase HERE too!












I have a habit of turning things that are pristine
into a grunged up mess ~
I used to love pristine too!

Now, if it looks like you dragged it behind a car for a few miles,
it got rained on and dried out, I'm happy ~




I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday sweet friends!
hugs and love,
Dawn

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I wanna be the old-clock-face-antique-lace-old-baby-shoe-&-baby dress whisperer!


Do you think I can be?
If sweet Karla can be the gorgeous rhinestone jewelry
and amazing vintage hat whisperer....
maybe I can!
Of course, I may need to add old sheet music,
old dilapidated books, old glass jars and
of course, old buttons to my list too :)

By the way, did you know one of my favorite books is
For the Love of Old?

I wanted to share with you a few goodies I've found recently ~
Look at the GORGEOUS graphics on this pocket watch face....




Watch faces like these are my FAVS!!!



I found this old bottle a while back and it had some kind of red dye inside ~
after wrestling with the rusted old top for days and days,
I finally got it off and cleaned it up....
don't you love the shape?





Plus, I received the sweetest gift in the mail!!!!
My dear friend Colette of A Bird in The Hand
sent me the most precious care package!

Folded gently inside of this beautiful dresser scarf
was a delicate embroidered baby slip....
and a length of gorgeous old lace ~
you SO know what I love dear friend.....don't you? :)

Thank you so very much sweet angel!!!!
I love it all Colette!







I won't talk about the you-know-whats I'm still working on.....
they're becoming a subject that I'm even tired of hearing about ~
kinda like the peat pots?


I hope you have an amazing Tuesday precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn

Monday, July 26, 2010

Dreaming of crisp, cool breezes ~

I can't help myself!
Here in Georgia our summers are terribly LONG....
humid and oh-so-hot and I'm already tired of it!
So I'm finding myself dreaming of fall and the crisp,
cool breezes that come with it.

I have a little WIP to share with you ~
you know how I love book covers as a foundation for my collages....
well this one began on the back cover of an old scrapbook!
And I'm so in love with tulle right now,
it makes a gorgeous layer in my collages ~




I have more elements I want to add but I thought I'd give you a little peek!



Here's the back of the collage ~
I love using these old forgotten pieces in my art...





I'm still working on mom and dad's invitations.
I don't know why I had to make them with so many steps
but I guess I can't help myself....

Look at this confetti I found at Hob Lob!!
I wish they were a little more shiny but still, isn't it neat?



More in progress pics ~





A little glimpse of fall for you on this HOT, hot summer day.....



Wishing you a wonderful Monday sweet friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn

Friday, July 23, 2010

A legacy of love....


As I work on the invitations for my parent's anniversary party,
I can't help but think of their lifetime of love together.
They married young, each a mere 20 years old....
I was born a year later ~
and both of my brothers
were born a couple years after that.

We never had an abundance of money...
or a big fancy house...
but what we DID have and what I DO know
is that we had parents that loved one another ~
through good times and bad.

Now that I'm older I truly realize what a blessing
this was.

They gave us a legacy of love.....









OK, don't laugh, here I am pregnant with Noah...
it is Christmas eve and he was born six days later!!
(look how huge I was...almost a big as my hair!)






I love you mom and dad.....


Have a beautiful Friday precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn


Thursday, July 22, 2010

What is it about the shades of brown....

I was looking through some of my scanned items on my computer...
and my eyes were always drawn to these beautiful shades of age ~
browns, creams and sepias.
I've shared some of these images with you before,
if you didn't snag them then ~
please save them for yourself now :)










These last two were gifts to me from Lisa...
And you know I have to share them with you too ~



I've been working on my parent's
50th wedding anniversary invitations...
they have to be mailed out soon!!
Plus I want to make their cake topper myself ~
I've got to get going on that as well....

Be sure to check out Lisa's upcoming class she'll be teaching
at Cottage Panache Antiques!
Just click here to see :)

I hope you're having a wonderful week sweet friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

About time.....



Do you find yourself looking up at the time
and wondering where in the world did the day go???

I just realized this week that Noah starts school (7th grade!)
in just two short weeks!!!
Chase goes back to college (his freshman year!)
in just three weeks!!
The days are flying by and I simply can't believe it.
Sometimes I feel I don't have enough to "show" for my days...
I love to have "proof" that I've been productive or
used my time wisely ~
This is always my challenge.....time.




Seems time is so easy to waste....but so very valuable too.
It's the most precious and inexpensive gift to give....
but too often we tend to forget this fact ~



Time is free, but it's priceless.
You can't own it, but you can use it.
You can't keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you've lost it
you can never get it back.



Time is an equal opportunity employer.
Each human being has exactly the same
number of hours and minutes every day.
Rich people can't buy more hours.
Scientists can't invent new minutes.
And you can't save time to spend it on another day.
Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving.
No matter how much time you've wasted in the past,
you still have an entire tomorrow.

~ Denis Waitely ~





Time is infinitely more precious than money,
and there is nothing common between them.
You can't accumulate time;
you cannot borrow time;
you can never tell how much time you have left in the Bank of Life.
Time is life...

~ Israel Davidson
~






A precious new blogger I'd love to introduce you to:
Jill of Feathers & Flight!!!
Welcome sweet friend, we're so very glad you're here.....






Just a few thoughts rambling around in my head today.
Always try to remember....
THESE are the good ol' days ~

Have a wonderful Tuesday dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn


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