CART SMART ...

a post from the past and an update ...

Being the farm girl that I am ...
I love carts 

always have
always will

it must be the container gene in me ...
organize and condense
and keep things tidy ... blah blah blah



truth be told, if I had a large enough kitchen
it would resemble this creative living space ...
I know, that you know I'm leading up to something here, right?

You're right!

hang on...


oh, and if I could re-do my wedding
you'd be walking up to this
 venue for your piece of  cake


when my daughters were small
this was their favorite cart ...


I've kept it all these years!

OF COURSE
I'm saving the best for last!
Today I was out and about
snooping for treasures for the May 2012
SHOP THE SHED...

lo and behold ...
THIS
was right inside the door
at the first stop I made.


adorable dirty white rubber tires ...
one center handle with original gripper
metal lined basket ...
17 x 38
(to the top of the handle)
and oooooodles of French charm, I know right?


tell me now,
would you have bought this?
your thoughts please

~update~
this cart sold immediately almost 
a year ago ... 
good news is, I found another one


I have three old laundry carts in the shed for
the show in Nashville … 
if you're so inclined to want a fresh new one

you can click the picture
and order today!
(and stencil your own  numbers on!)







all other images from 
pinterest

COMFORT AND JOY …



Many, many of you on Facebook
and the blog
 have been asking me about this book!


trust me, you're gonna want this!

click on the picture to pre-order!

THRIFTN' ON A THURSDAY ...



"thriftn' on a Thursday"
tag along if you wish




some of the featured items
shopping opens at seven CST



chat soon!


MR. SAVVY ...



Eight years ago August 6, Don, affectionately know to a lot of you as Mr. Savvy, sustained a serious TBI. Long, long story really short, he was airlifted to a hospital about an hour south of here where one of the nations best neuro-surgeons was on duty. My family and I waited while he endured a seven day induced coma and a twelve day hospital stay. After a few weeks of beginning a long recovery at home, my sis and her husband came to help out. One warm
afternoon we took a "therapy" walk and she snapped our "senior pictures."
I will always remember the outpouring of love and prayers from across the nation via blogland and many of you that we know from our business.
To meet Don now, you would never ever know he was sick a day in his life! I will cherish these photos forever. He's a good man.

photos: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stories-Photography/176376649048391














OLD FRENCH PROVERB ...





I'm "fall cleaning"

My kitchen today ...
Learned that from my mama!

"Anyone can clean house better than her mother til she trieth" 
Old French Proverb

Do you "fall clean?"

oh btw … I love Citrisolv for this project


click the link if you wish


pretty picture

A GIRL AND HER GLOVES ...




If you know me at all
 you know I love  french mani
AND 
I wear pickin' gloves
all day every day!





dealing in junk and rust all day
these puppies help a girls hands stay lovely!


you can find great gloves here



http://amzn.to/1oDbIhg




MARKET YOURSELF MONDAY …



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MARKET YOURSELF MONDAY
~toot your own horn
~hobnob a little
~leave your business link in the comments
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WACKY FOR WELLIES …




summer may be spotty and
 unpredictable but fall is always on time!

be sure you have your "ralph boots"!

I'm wacky for wellies



MARKET YOURSELF MONDAY





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MARKET YOURSELF MONDAY
~toot your own horn
~hobnob a little
~leave your business link in the comments
~share
~go

PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS …







… truth be told, Long BEFORE a show I start thinking about the "outfit" that will click with what ever show I'm doing … I'm thinking Nashville …
um yeah!


penny for your thoughts!

photo credit
tumblr
{vintage tablecloth turned skirt}


GIVEAWAY WINNER AND A POP UPSHOW




SHE'S THE "WON"…

I can't believe this many days went by …
 I've been busy busy busy

"random number generator" gave us this
special lady as the winner of
the July issue of the magazine!
"Ruffles and Relics"
yay … she's the "won"
~~~ onto more business of the day …
have you heard the word on 
the street about this book?

Get to know the uber talented lady
Carolyn Westbrook!
I cannot even formulate a sentence that would describe
how exciting it will be to meet her in Nashville

please please please link over and "meet" her today
at
city farmhouse 
on Facebook 

tell Kim we sent ya!

AND if at all possible make your plans now
for this over the top show Oct 17-18

you can pre~order the book,  if you click on this image
see ya in Nashville!




ruffles and relics …. email me your mailing address …
congratulations