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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Filling it back up!

On Friday I shared my traumatic (& forced) garage clean out.
We managed to park both cars in the garage and place a few treasures back as well.

A few days later...
I'm feeling better, as new treasures have found their way into the clean garage.

People, I know it's a disease. I'm trying, I felt I was more selective as I piled junk in my car.  

It's really the girls fault.
There was an early soccer game in Dayton, the Route 40 sale was still happening and it was right there.  What's a gal to do?

Best news... Most is going to the shoppe! Look for a vintage, farmhouse vibe arriving for Wednesday!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

I got Kicked Out

This was my view when I arrived home from work.

I thought Hubby was kicking me to the curb...again.

About twice a year, he pulls everything out of the garage and forces me to kiss my treasures goodbye.

Some beauties found new homes. Some were trash picked from our driveway, others went in my car destined for the shoppe.  A few made it back in the garage!

By 9:00, it was gone!

Before I celebrate and go junkin like I planned this weekend, the big barn is next on Hubby's self made TO DO list.


The good news is there are treasures in the shoppe!

Friday 11:00-4:00
Saturday 10:00-4:00


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Come Shop

We are back & ready to open the shoppe!  
Our hours today are 11:00-6:00.
When you pop in, you'll see this awesome washtub. It makes the perfect drink cooler for your next party!

Or perhaps you're looking for...
Chippy goodness. You'll find an old fence, some barn finds and this delicious desk/table.  The patina is unbelievable.

Old, rusty metal roofing makes the perfect memo board and adds interest to your space.
We have restyled furnishings in soft neutral colors.
Or perhaps you're the DIY kinda person.
We got you covered as well, with Maison Blanche Paint & finishes.
Our Outdoor paint is fabulous!
I revived an old, worn set at my home in no time at all! 

Whatever you're looking for, we are stocked & ready!


Monday, May 25, 2015

Team Player

Happy Summer!
We kicked off Summer with sunny skies and perfect temperatures. Bliss

I enjoyed 3 soccer games in Erie, PA and Hubby took in 3 plus the championship game in Columbus.  We enjoyed every minute of it.

Normally, I would shift gears and share a before & after, but I want to continue with the sports theme.

Both of our girls play travel soccer. It's a choice we made as a family many years ago.  The girls love it, we enjoy our soccer families and have made the financial & time commitment.

It's a choice.

I feel strongly that kids should participate in a team activity.  Even when my oldest swam, we encouraged a team environment as well.

This weekend I traveled with my oldest to Edinboro University for two days of games.  The team had meals together, played cards in the evening and some shared rooms. It was great bonding, even with a few losses. 

Teams are made through wins and losses.

Teams are made both on and off the field.

Leading up to the weekend, our goalie said she would not make the trip if she would only be in goal.

That was a tough pill to swallow. The girls felt let down by one of their own. Parents were not pleased.

It was her decision, made with her parents.

With two teenage girls, I am constantly saying, "this is a life lesson".  This is certainly a teaching moment.  This won't be the last time they experience something like this and this strong feeling of disappointment.

So what did I do?

I encouraged my daughter to play her best. To have fun and not to stress over it all.  I told her to remember how disappointed she felt, and to not make others feel that way-either in soccer or life.

I made memories with my daughter and her teammates and bonded with the parents. I didn't cook, clean or paint. We slept in each day and ate yummy meals with friends.

Soccer is so much more than 70 minutes on the field.  I think my 14 year old learned more about the meaning of being a team this weekend, than she has the last nine years.

Thanks for letting me use this platform to share my woes. I'll be back with some makeovers this week.

Enjoy the day!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Newest Pinterest Party

This awesome, 10 quart bucket is our latest Pinterest Party!

Thursday, May 21, 6:00-8:00 SOLD OUT, so we have added 
JUNE 11, 6:00-8:00.

Monogram your own bucket-perfect gift, graduation gift, drink bucket for the summer.  
So many options!

Cost: $35 includes bucket and vinyl


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Shoppe is Open

Hello Friends!
I love Wednesday because I get to open the shoppe again!

I did a bit of restyling and am excited to show off my goods!
Garden goodies & gifts.
This beauty was restyled in the fabulous Maison Blanche Paint-in Creme de Menthe. So pretty!

She has taken her place in front of my latest score-barn door! You know how I love doors, especially one pulled from a barn!
We have added to our summer section and will continue to do so.

Pop in and see the shoppe, we have goodies for your cookout this weekend too.
Open 11:00-4:00.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Let Your Light Shine

By now you know that we love projects around here.  Lots of our days and weekends are taken up with maintenance and recently spring clean up.  That is when we aren't at a soccer tournament.

With only two soccer games and a free Sunday, we tried to be proactive and do a fun project.

Last fall we insulated, installed a tongue & groove ceiling and painted it.  This was done in our small barn with the hope of using it year round.  The job sucked, but looks great.

Last week, Hubby installed a ceiling fan with a light.  Much needed since it only has one small functional window.

Yesterday, we added some beauty to the barn.

Oh, how I love thee.  And what's better than one beauty?


We have sworn off repurposing old lighting.  So we purchased these at Home Depot.

A few more projects, some restyling and it will be ready for use.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Restyled Desk

This classic desk was restyled in Maison Blanche in Franciscan Gray, clear wax and light distressing.

The handles are in a soft white.

This is such a sweet desk or vanity for a gal.

In the shoppe!
Open 11:00-4:00 today!
We are open Saturday, 10:00-4:00. Its Founders Day in New Albany, so come shop & enjoy the festivities!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pinterest Parties

I shared this yesterday to our email subscribers.  Thought you might like to get in on the action!  Fabulous & uber popular Pinterest Parties.

Come Get Crafty!
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Spring is in full swing!

The shoppe is filled with everything you need to get your home ready for Spring & Summer entertaining.  Splashes of Summer are arriving daily, furniture has been restyled in Summer hues and our OUTDOOR Paint allows you to spruce up your outside living spaces with ease.

This month our Pinterest Parties with get you in the warm weather spirit.

Pop in & see our new goodies.

NOTE: Spring Burlap Wreath is this Thursday, May 14 6:00-8:00 pm
           RSVP:  Cost: $35
These 10 QT. buckets, monogrammed to your liking, make the perfect graduation gift or entertaining essential.
Thursday, May 21, 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $35
Our popular monogrammed window is back!
Thursday, June 4, 6:00-7:00 pm
Cost: $40
Shoppe Hours:
Wednesday 11:00-6:00
Thursday 11:00-8:00
Friday 11:00-4:00
Saturday 10:00-4:00

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Paris Markets

I hope everyone had a marvelous Mother's Day!
We had a great weekend. The first in 9 years that we were not at a soccer tournament.  We needed the free weekend to catch up on the lawn, the house and life.
I'm finally over the jet lag and am back to a regular sleep schedule. It makes a huge difference.
Many people asked if I brought stuff back for the shop.  As of now, what I bought in Paris, I'm keeping.  That could change.
I wish shipping wasn't cost prohibitive because I could have filled the shoppe tenfold!
From furniture to glassware, I loved it all.

Old treasures, each with a story. 
I'm slowly gathering my goods and will share what I managed to bring home.

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New In the shoppe!

We are loaded up with lots of gifts and home decor for the gathering season.

Graduation is coming! This makes a great gift or a perfect drink/ice bucket.

Cheese markers make a good hostess gift.  Perfect for entertaining too.

More goodness.

These cross body bags just arrived & are awesome! 

Pop in the shoppe, open 11:00-6:00 today!


Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother's Day

We are celebrating Mom today & tomorrow!
Candles in our popular scents, ready to go.
Handmade jewelry is in the shoppe.
Gifts and handmade goodies are sure to please.
Kids can make Mom a special mug & treats on Saturday, 11:00-12:00 for only $20.  Spots must be reserved:

Pop in and shop for Mom (& you):
Today 11:00-4:00
Saturday 10:00-4:00


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shoppe is Open!

It's time to open the shoppe!
So we take a break from Paris highlights to focus on the results of 2 days of labor.

The ladies did a marvelous job keeping up on busy days, while I was gone.  The shoppe just needed restocked, restyled and some new energy.

Lots of new goodies!
Mothers Day is Sunday and we have you covered!
Jewelry has been restocked & refreshed and lots of unique gifts for your shopping pleasure!
I painted this cabinet early Saturday morning. I was still on Paris time, so I got busy!
The navy inside allows the treasures to pop!
Candles are restocked & make a great teacher gift too!
Pop in today, we are open 11:00-6:00!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Beach Ready

We are sweating in the Midwest!

Dreaming of the beach...

Beach & lake goodies are popping up in the shoppe!
Open today 11:00-6:00*.
Please note we are closing early due to no Pinterest Party this week.


A Tour of Paris

Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing you to a beautiful part of Paris that Hubby and I loved.

The tour continues with the famous sites.

We did the Eiffel Tour at sunset, complete with a champagne toast. The views were spectacular!

To add to our cultural overload, we took in some art.
Yes, you've seen The Louvre, but somehow they never focus on the amazing building itself. The glass is such a small part, my least favorite part too.
It's just stunning. Once inside, I had to see the famous lady.
Yep, it's behind glass and the smallest painting in the place!  But it's now checked on the bucket list.
I caught up on missed church time with a visit to Notre Dame.

I lit a candle for my dear friends father.  The beauty of the cathedral reminded me of her and her wonderful family.
Pictures cannot capture the details. But it is certainly worth a visit!

Have a great day!