September 3, 2015

Congratulations to Chris!

On Monday afternoon, I received a phone call at work from one of my husband's principals telling me that Chris was going to be honored with a teaching excellence award at their district wide school kick-off Tuesday morning.  As you can imagine, it was so hard to keep it secret.  
Because of my own crazy new semester start-up, I was unable to attend the ceremony, but my parents surprised him at school.
Congratulations, honey!  
We're so happy for you!

August 27, 2015

Orange and black treasures...

I have a shelf in my hutch that I've been tucking a few estate sale treasures until it's time to get the rest of the Halloween chaos out of storage.

I would say that it's been a pretty good estate sale season for vintage Halloween .

August 16, 2015

Dollhouse #9

I didn't intend on bringing home another dollhouse.

Really I didn't.
But the price was right, it was in mint condition and it was full of Renewal furniture. 
Most metal dollhouses are left in damp basements and rust takes over.  
This 1948 T. Cohn home is in perfect condition.
Of course, this meant rearranging all my other homes to make space in my craft room.  
I hope you found time to play this weekend.  
XOXO

August 11, 2015

My forgotten craft room...

I’ve been neglecting my craft room as much as I’ve been neglecting my blog (or visiting blogs).

So, a week ago, I spent some time cleaning up my special space. It had become a dumping ground of estate sale treasures.  It's still packed but there is a sense of order now (kinda).
Yes. I have Christmas out year-round in my craft room.
I also have Halloween out year-round too.
As well as a zillion Chinese checkerboards.
 And my amazing vintage record album collection from estate sales.
 Speaking of estate sales, Chris has hit some really fun estate sales lately.  He's come home with some cool treasures for really good prices. It’s been a while since I shared any estate sale treasures. Next post.  Pinky swear.

August 3, 2015

Beauty over the lake...

A busy month awaits preparing for fall semester at my university. The appointments and meetings are plentiful.
We've had some gorgeous sunrises recently at our Aframe.
Mr. Moon has been putting on equally lovely showing.

Remember to take time to enjoy all of nature's beauty around you.