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Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Must See!

Voted the BEST ever! Totally made my day.
be sure to watch the end!!!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Freebie Friday

 Just in time for the end of school we have
FREE Teacher Appreciation cards from MyMemories 

You can download them free here

Should you find other needfuls,
remember to copy and paste STMMMS25918
at checkout for a great discount!

Time is running out to enter MyMemories Suite Giveaway
so run over and post!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

If I Wanted America to Fail

Tom Hanks Dad

Love this one! Takes us way back to the "good old days!" Tom

Hank's father is better looking than Tom and even better looking with
age. He was the lead singer on the left. He still has it! Hope you enjoy.

2 Performances 47 years apart

If you were alive in 1957, and old enough to enjoy Rock and Roll, you
will probably remember the group, "The Diamonds" who had just
launched their super hit "Little Darlin' ". For you that are too
young to remember - it was a time when the performers were happy,
enjoying themselves, respecting their fans, dressed appropriately and
their lyrics could be understood. They did not feel obligated to
scream, eat the microphone, mumble inaudible lyrics or trash the set.

In 1957, The Diamonds had a hit with "Little Darlin". 47 years later,
they were requested to perform at Atlantic City ... This link leads to
both performances.

Watch the first one then scroll down for the new one 47 years later.


Monday, April 23, 2012

The Hawk Babies are Hatching! and a Sad Update On Phoebe

The sight of a new life...amazing

Live cam link here
But the poor things are in the snow,
thank goodness Mama can keep them nice and warm.

On a much sadder note Phoebe's (hummer) nest was attacked
by a larger bird and was completely engulfed including the babies, Joplin and Heather.
It is believed that the larger bird was a Hawk. From the cam you are only able to see a shadow circling in the leaves surrounding the babies and then the camera was knocked out of place and the nest was gone.. They would have been ready to fledge in another week or two.

But that doesn't stop Phoebe.
She has already made another nest and has laid an egg. 

Wishing Phoebe a safe clutch.

Frugal Decorating Ideas

Joining Kimberly and Courtney for
their Monday Pinning Party

This week I was looking for some frugal decorating ideas.
Seems most of us are on a budget these days, and even if we aren't why spend when you can recycle and you what you have!

Love these creative ideas ♥

Collect glass jars and mod podge doilies or lace on the then embellish.
Perfect for candles but also great for storage.

And how about wooden hangers turned towel holders!

Love using old crates for displaying collections or even just for storage

The best is that you can stack in any combination

How clever to use old garden fence as window treatment

How much easier can it get?
Using removed pages from a book to make a nostalgic looking banner

This is the easiest, yet it is so cottagey romantic and nostalgic

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cottage Craft Room Party

Party time in the ECS Craft Room once again!

My craft room has been rather quiet.
Life has been throwing it's trials and tribulations at me.
 I'm handling them as best I can...
which can take a lot of energy.

I was able to muster up enough umph to do a much needed makeover
on an old wire bird cage I rescued many Moons ago.

I apologize for the photos, they should have been taken in a better location.
 But, hey, at least I took them ;) 

Simple white wire decorative birdcage with some flowers tied on top 

 I added some old doilies on the bottom of the cage. I felt anything too thin would just fall right through. These doilies had stains, holes, etc. and were just waiting for a project.

I placed a bird nest I formed from prunings from the garden inside
and added a few faux eggs

I removed all the flowers and revamped them making them look much fuller and fresher. Searching through my Treasure Drawer I came across a Dollar Tree bird from long ago. I pulled off her legs (she didn't feel a thing) and sat her near her nest.

Just a little freshening up for Spring.
I like the way it turned out

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