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Another Rocking Chair?

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Last summer we stopped at a yard sale.   It was late in the day and the man wanted to get rid of the few things that were left.  This rocking chair had a price of $15 dollars and he was trying so hard to get me to buy it.  
If you know me, you know I LOVE rocking chairs and the last thing I need is another one ( I already own 3).  I mentioned this to the man and he dropped the price to $10.  I still told him, 'no', but he persisted!  
I finally looked at him and explained, 'I really don't need another rocking chair and, anyway, the most I would pay for it is $5.'  
He said, 'It's yours'. 
My husband said, 'For 5 bucks, get it.' Have I mentioned he might be an enabler??
He put it in the car.
I didn't look too bad, but when I got up close, I could see the finish was worn, there were some chips and dings, and some of the cross pieces were loose.  So, there was a little gluing, filling, and sanding.  Then two coats of chalk paint in Peacock.
I sealed t…

Party In Your PJ's #297

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared the The Little Celery Table.
This came a long way from a broken piece of furniture.
Let's take a look at the features:
How to Repurpose an Old Desk Into a Makeup Table/Vanity - Unique Creations by Anita
This is an amazing transformation!

Upcycled Mailbox Planter - Blessings By Me
Keep this in mind for the next time you see an old mailbox.

Here's a button for you, Ladies:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thou…

Little Celery Table...

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...or is it a desk?  Either way I found it when my husband and I were running some errands last summer.  We drove by a house that was having a yard sale in the middle of the week.  I don't know about where you live, but most yard sales are on the weekend around here.  The little table/desk caught my eye, and yes, I made him turn the car around.  Long story short, the woman sold me the table for $5 simply because she wanted to get rid of it....Winning!
It looked nothing like this when I found it.  Here's a peek: I loved the legs and the curve of the top.  What you can't see in the picture is the front skirt was loose and tipped making it impossible to slide the drawer.  We turned it over and found that the corner supports were not attached. There were nails and a bolt, neither were doing their job.  Here's a look from another angle: My husband volunteered to get this straightened out and pulled that corner support out completely.  He did the same with the one on the other si…

Party In Your PJ's #296

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared the Dressing Table Bench:
It took a while, but I finally found one!
Let's take a look at the features:
Hanging Pockets from Old Jeans - Pillar Box Blue
How clever is this idea?

Soda Bottle Chair Pin Cushion - Purple Hues and Me
I never would have thought to use a soda bottle as a pin cushion!

Here's a button for you, Ladies:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Rou…

The Dressing Table Gets a Bench - Finally!

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This post has been coming for a long time. 
You may remember my Dressing Table Makeover from last year.  I loved the result, but the problem was, it had no bench. When I thought I found one, that project went sideways (you can read about it HERE) , and I was still left with a bench-less dressing table. 

Fast-forward to last summer and a yard sale that I saw advertised online.  The picture showed a little bench that looked like a great match. The problem was, it was already noon and there was a good chance it was already sold.  Being the eternal optimist, I grabbed the hubs and said, "We're going to a yard sale!"  Off we went and when we arrived, the bench was still sitting there.  I tried not to act too excited, because I wanted to dicker on the price....it came home with me! I forgot to take a 'before' picture (no complaining, I've warned you about this), but let me describe it.  It was painted white with a light gray microsuede seat.  Not my style, but the legs…

Party In Your PJ's #295

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week Rosie shared her Valentine's Day Outfit:


Let's take a look at the features:
DIY Oorbellen Earrings/ Miss Denim - Moois van M(i)
I want a pair of these earrings!


Valentine's Fabric Wreath Tutorial - Petals, Pies, and Otherwise
This wreath will brighten up any space!
Here's a button for you, Ladies:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are wel…

Chicken Noodle Soup

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Oh the weather outside is frightful....at least it is here, and there's nothing like homemade soup to warm you up.  It's Ten on the 10th again and our theme is 'Keeping Warm'.  Thank you to Terrie from Decorate & More With Tip for hosting.  Let's make some soup, shall we?
This is a crockpot recipe, so in addition to the crockpot, this is what you'll need:
3 stalks of celery - diced
4 carrots - peeled & diced
1 medium onion
3 cloves of garlic - minced
2 bay leaves
48 oz. container of chicken broth
1 cup of water
1 tsp. of sage
salt & pepper to taste
2 boneless chicken breasts - about a pound

Not shown:
parsley for garnish
egg noodles

Add all ingredients (except the egg noodles) to the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours.  
Remove chicken breasts, shred... ...and return to crockpot.  Sprinkle some parsley for color. While the soup continues to cook, prepare your egg noodles according to the package directions.  You could add them directly to the soup, but I didn't…