Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ladies Day Apart with Lysa TerKeurst, Part I


Decorating Restrooms for a Women's Event (or Wedding)



Most of the time I blog in real time, but back in April I wasn't blogging much.  So today I'm sharing a post from a yearly event we host at my church, Calvary Bible Church in Derry, NH.  We call it "Ladies Day Apart" and it is an one-day event (you attend either Friday or Saturday) held over 2 days.  I think we had 1,600-1,700  women attend this year - a huge number for a Christian Women's event in New England.  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Brimfield Fair - The Saga of the Perfect Crate




On Saturday, I spent the day at Brimfield Fair in Massachusetts. I went alone, and was probably one of the only loners there. I was on a budget, brought cash, and I was hoping to find a good deal on one of the few items I was in search of. One thing I soon realized, there are not too many bargains at Brimfield Fair. The prices seemed to be consistent with most of the antique shops in my area. I do a lot of browsing at antique shops, but do most of my shopping at yard  sales and such, and love to find something similar to an expensive antique store find for a few dollars. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

White Chippy Rusty Stool






My search for a chair-side table is finally  over. If you know me at all, you know that I can look for the perfect piece forever. Once I have an idea in my mind, I won't settle for something else, and I can be very patient. I have gone well over a year in search of a hutch for a space in my kitchen. My biggest obstacle - price. I won't pay a lot for almost anything. So I search Craigslist, go to yard sales, Goodwill, and keep my eye out on the side of the road. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Home Tour 2015




Some folks are calling this summer, but tonight I am enjoying the wood stove for the second time this June. School ends in 2 days and I'm looking forward to the lazy, hazy days ahead. The heavy blankets and sweater pillows are stored away safely until the fall. The house is lightened up for the summer. Welcome to the Long Awaited Home's Summer Tour 2015.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Early Spring Mantel




I didn't plan on a "Spring" mantel.  I just shopped the house and made a couple of simple crafts, and when I looked at the photos - I saw Spring.