Halloween · Holidays

Happy Halloween!!

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Last night I thought I would paint a skull. I have never done this before but I have seen so many online….I just had to try..here is the result..
I must admit, I am not the best artist when it comes to painting, I just never had that skill.
I just kind of went a little overboard perhaps with the paint colors?
Happy Halloween Everyone!! Be Safe!
Just a Thought

Mystery Blogger Award

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Today, I am so happy, and so very grateful. Today I am so honored to be nominated for ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ by a awesome follower and creator of this award… Okoto Enigma. She has been so supportive of my website, and I thank you so much Okoto! I am pretty new at this…almost 1 month, but it has been so much fun sharing my ideas with everyone and being inspired by so many.

“Mystery Blogger Award”  is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

– Okoto Enigma 


  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

About Me

I live in the USA in Palm Springs, Ca. I raised three beautiful sons, and have two adorable doggies I took home from the local shelter.

I love creating new ideas!!! Now that I am happily retired, I have lots more time to create them! I love the whole process of coming up with new ideas and figuring out how I can create them. My creative juices are flowing with so many ideas! Whether its crafts for decorating my home, or up cycling items I find at garage sales, thrift stores, and even on the curb, and turning them into something wonderful. I’m pretty sure all of us DIY’ers love to up cycling items. It’s so much fun to go to garage sales and thrift stores, slowly moving down the isle, looking to find that wonderful treasure.

I love creating beautiful things for my home, but…most of the time, I give them to friends to enjoy! And by the way Okoto, I perfer white breast meat!

My Nominees are:  (in Random Order)

  1. tierneycreates
  2. thebippityboppitybusinessofbeingmom
  3. PaperPuff
  4. Okoto Enigma
  5. florence and freddie
  6. Idle Emma
  7. World in your eyes
  8. Oh, the Places We See . . .
  9. Significant Anonymity
  10. Catchy Sketch
  11. cookwithsmileblog
  12. craftandothercrazyplans

It was sooo hard to pick out favorites to nominate, there are so many creative people out there sharing their wonderful talents. I wish I could have nominated everyone. Most of the nominees are just like me…kind of new. This is one of the best ways to create a friendly community and build a link between bloggers in the blog o sphere; as everyone gets nominated and they too can spread the fun by nominating more people for the award.

Some of my favorite projects are;




If you haven’t yet  visited my site, I hope you take the time to do so. I have made dozens of projects for every skill level. My greatest compliment comes from inspiring someone to try one of my creations! Also, if you get a chance, check out the sites I nominated! They are a wonderful group of people.

Thank you- Linda at kelleysdiy.com

The award was created by Okoto Enigma@ https://okotoenigma.wordpress.com 


Fall · Seasons

Fall Table Decorations

I found these cute little terra cotta flowerpots at the dollar store…3 for a dollar…wow! I just knew I had to grab some up. You just never know when stuff will come in handy.


Using the same Metallic Gold spray paint as I used in the Pumpkin Frame


I painted the flower pots inside and out. These aren’t going to be used outside. So I didn’t soak them in water, etc.

I then started pouncing orange polka dots on the pot:


So fun and easy. I let the paint dry. I then added some filler….a small pumpkin…and there you go! This is so cute on your tablescape for the fall holidays!


I was thinking….wouldn’t this look cute with a name tag hanging from it? Or you can take a toothpick and foam paper and make name tags.

So what do you think of this little pot?


Fall · Seasons

Framed Pumpkin

If you have been to a dollar store lately, you will find pumpkins by the dozens! Well,I just had to pick up some and see what I could make with them.


I took a box cutter, but almost anything will work. It’s made of really thin Styrofoam, and thankfully, it doesn’t make a big mess when you cut in half. I then took one of the pieces I cut and painted with a off white spray paint.


Remember that tip I told you a while back? If you want your final color to pop…spray item white first. When it was dry….

I sprayed it with Rustoleum Metallic Gold…


I just love this spray paint!! I have used this in many projects. As the pumpkin was drying, I took a frame and it’s cardboard, and painted them both with black spray paint.


I took a piece of black material and cut it big enough to cover the cardboard and left a little on all 4 sides to fold behind. I then hot glued the sides to the back. I as thinking while I was making this….It would look really pretty with black tulle covering the material.When it was all dry…I glued the pumpkin inside the frame…I added some acorns..(I halved them also) and a pretty leaf. This is what the final project looks like….


This is so pretty on the mantel, or hanging on the wall.Don’t you just love the shine of the gold metallic!!!

Just a Thought

Fascinating 3D Art

As I am sitting here enjoying that first cup of coffee, and reading my email. A friend of mine, who seems to always find the most fascinating things on the internet, sent this to me this morning. It’s so remarkable I had to share it with you. Artist Stefan Pabst, 35, uses the trompe l’oeil technique: which is a French term which literally translates as ‘trick the eye’. He creates optical illusions that look as though they are jumping off the page, as well as photo realistic portraits. Pabst now gets commissions form all over the world. If you haven’t seen his work….check it out:

You can check out the Youtube channel that publishes mindbending videos showing how he creates his 3D masterpieces

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3296728/3D-paintings-leave-eyes-baffled.html#ixzz4OaAVkOcp

Thank you David…great way to start my morning, I really enjoyed it!!!





Fall · Seasons

More No Carve Pumpkins

Yesterday I posted some pictures of pumpkins that you decorate really pretty without having to carve them out. Can you imagine your collection after a few years!

This is a wonderful way to chill your wine at a party!!!


You start with a fake pumpkin. Cut off the top. Paint the whole pumpkin in a burgundy color. Use a gold metallic paint to paint the stem and write ‘drink’.

Here’s another painted fake pumpkin….with thumbtacks spelling out ‘Fall’


How cute are these dollar store small pumpkins painted, and adding a glitter leaf.


How did this pic of Diesel get in here?


Now to change the mood….


Mod Podge, newspaper, thumbtacks, moss, skull and pumpkin are all you need to make this one. Most of the supplies are available at the dollar store.

How about this one made of cement…


this next one is just creepy…..


Pumpkin, pot, skewers, crow….again most of this stuff you can find at a dollar store.

These next ones are painted so pretty!


Well that’s it for now…hope I inspired you to create one of these yourself…I know you can do it…what is that saying…where there’s a will there’s a way…

Bye for now…enjoy