Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cool Lego Walls…

How’s this for a decorative wall finish?

I mentioned the garage sale we just completed… a good start to cleaning house.  In the process of the garage sale prep I created a pile of ‘goods’ to hold behind and instead list on eBay – things like my old Iphone and the kids Ipods and Gameboys.  One big thing?

Legos 🙂    Nick started to sort out the mini-figures,  he’s probably got at least 150 of them…

Regularly, large lots of legos sell on eBay for big money… I’m hoping we’ll see at least $1,000 for his lot.  Who would have thought?

Tomorrow evening we will be sorting the legos by color – but first I need to finish painting a small chest for a new client.  I’ll share both later this week.


Jeannette Caromal Colour’s Her Hutch…

Got these off Jeannette’s  picturetrail,  as well as this saying that is always on the bottom of her emails 🙂

Do Not Meddle In The Affairs of Dragons
For You Are Crunchy and Good With Ketchup


She used Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat color Parchment and then warmed it up with the Toner over top-

Gone are the days where we feel the need to discard older, tattered pieces – just paint it!

Oh My Gosh I’m Exhausted!!! Pulled Off A Garage Sale…

I’m beat –   just finished 2 days of a garage/moving sale.

Thank God for mothers 🙂  Mine helped me beyond measure – came last week for a couple days to help me gut the attic, and get the sale organized and priced.

I hate posting without photos…. it seems so colorless and dull… but grabbing my Nikon amidst the last 2 days was the last thing on my mind….

I can share a few photos of stuff I sold, cuz I took photos of that to also list on Craigslist…    Patio sets are popular –

No need for three, so sold two –

Gone…. will miss these big stools that carried any butt size…

 They should make a T-shirt that says, ” Painters give the best garage sales!” …. you can’t  beat the scaffold racks for selling items….

Memories…  Once used in our kitchen, then demoted to the basement…  but it’s going to a great home and the new young wife has visions of Caromal re-finishing of the table top –

Guy’s here right now taking it down – my sis was going to take it, but they  aren’t due home from living abroad for a few years, and they worried maybe it would be liability to have in their yard unattended….   the present buyers wanted it ‘with’ the house –  PUH-leeze…..  can I say this without sounding unChristian –

You just got a bargain  ‘present-day-value-price’ on our home that was worth hundreds more when WE were new, excited home-buyers,  just like you.   We lived within our means, and waited several years until we had the cash to purchase the extras, like this Rainbow set, window treatments, furniture…     A house losing value in present day is one thing,  but don’t expect to take the homeowners ‘extras’ as a throw in.   Save up and purchase your own goodies –

Wow, I just looked out the window –

Our life is ever changing….     B R E A T H E…

God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.    It is, after all, the ending that makes the beginning possible…

You Know It’s Sunday – When God Created Fathers…

When the good Lord was creating Fathers he started with a tall frame. And a female angel nearby said, “What kind of Father is that? If you’re going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put fathers up so high? He won’t be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in bed without bending, or even kiss a child without a lot of stooping.”   And God smiled and said, “Yes, but if I make him child size, who would children have to look up to?”

And when God made a Father’s hands, they were large and sinewy.  And the angel shook her head sadly and said, “Do you know what you’re doing?   Large hands are clumsy. They can’t manage diaper pins, small buttons,     rubber bands on pony tails or even remove splinters caused by baseball     bats.”
And God smiled and said, “I know, but they’re large enough to hold     everything a small boy empties from his pockets at the end of a day…yet small enough to cup a child’s face in his hands.”

And then God moulded long, slim legs and broad shoulders.  And the angel nearly had a heart attack. “Boy, this is the end of the week, all right,” she clucked. “Do you realize you just made a Father without a lap? How is he going to pull a child close to him without the kid falling between his legs?”
And God smiled and said, “A mother needs a lap. A father needs strong     shoulders to pull a sled, balance a boy on a bicycle, and hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus.”

God was in the middle of creating two of the largest feet anyone had every seen when the angel could contain herself no longer.  “That’s not fair. Do you honestly think those large boats are going to dig out of bed early in the morning when the baby cries?  Or walk through a small birthday party without crushing at least three of the guests?”   And God smiled and said, “They’ll work. You’ll see. They’ll support a small child who wants to ride a horse to Banbury Cross, or scare off mice at the summer cabin, or display shoes that will be a challenge to fill.”

God worked throughout the night, giving the Father few words, but a firm authoritative voice; eyes that saw everything, but remained calm and tolerant.  Finally, almost as an afterthought, he added tears. Then he turned to the angel and said, “Now, are you satisfied that he can love as much as a Mother?”
The angel shutteth up.

 “Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their father.” (Proverbs 17:7).
Erma Bombeck

Happy Father’s Day to EVERY father – they deserve our thanks and praise!