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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Some Interesting Thoughts........

Five Tips for a Great Staycation

Skip the hassle and expense of a “destination” vacation this year. Here’s how to make your summer break memorable without breaking your budget.

Do your research
Pretend you’re a new visitor to your area. Contact your local tourism office and search the web for attractions in your area. You may be surprised at the variety of day trip options you’ll discover.
Stay home
Make a list of places your family wants to visit, like museums, theme parks, sporting events or festivals, and plan one trip for each day of your staycation. Include movie or game nights at home too.
Indulge a little
A day spa treatment or a unique local meal can mean the difference between a memorable experience and an ordinary road trip. Let the kids pick out special toys or treats too.
Take a vacation from housework too
Order in or dine out instead of cooking. Consider hiring a cleaning service for a day so you don’t have to clean the house after your staycation is over.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bed/Craft Room Combo , part 4

Continued from here

Looking into the vanity area .
The Soda boxes over the doorway from Dad's Shop
now hold my Postcard collection and other sentiments.

On the right, yes another box from Dad,
this one held Produce from Portugal at one time.
Now it holds a variety of things including postcards from Portugal.
My dresser from when I was a child sits on the left.

The second drawer folds down to reveal the desk
where I did homework years ago.

This is where my ignored Orchid resides
and thrives :)

Nope no new paint for my old dresser.
I left it the way it was to remind me what,
at the time I thought was cool,
to turn the handles and mark through the paint.
I made complete circles on a couple of the bottom ones
 (you can see in the above photo)
AHHH! Kids!!!!

Love my faux Freesia basket:)

A photo of when my kiddos were much younger.
Embellished frame by me :)

Shelves on the left holds jars of more supplies
and needfuls.

 It's hard to see but I have a mirror, which has Flamingos on it, hanging over the vanity mirror. This Flamingo mirror hung in my Parents living room for years while I was growing up.

Bird plates dot the area above the vanity lights
while bird houses hang in each corner.

I wake up to photos of my Parents and
my Sister and I each morning,

along with another embellished clock I made. 

 A curio holds vintage vanity items that belonged to my several members of my family.
A wooden heart holds some necklaces. 

Yes, another of Dad's boxes.
This one was painted and now holds nail polish
and other misc. items.

 Below the curio and box are 2 stacked fruit crates which hold my jewelry case. The 2 wooden cigar boxes hold makeup then more supplies nestle below.

 Inside the bath area doilies, my Grandmother made, decorate a wicker shelf that holds vintage along with newer vanity items. My small watering can collection hides hair pins, etc. 
A larger one holds washcloths.

Candle melts and tea lights are stored close at hand.
An art bouquet of Flowers my Daughter made
for me for Mother's Day years ago.
 Each petal has a sweet saying on it. 
3 stacked fruit crates hold a sweet heart shaped basket, a jar of my Grandmothers unfinished crochet projects,
extra TP,

extra bars of soap
and a chamber pot that belonged to my Grandmother.
It now holds other hidden needfuls ;)

The conclusion is next, yes, finally!


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