Tuesday, April 30, 2013


I'm so excited that I get to see these cuties Thursday evening!
They're coming to Oklahoma from Houston for a family wedding.
My great nieces . . . 
2 year old Iris
11 month old Madison
5 year old Elise

I haven't seen Elise since she was one & I've never met Iris & Madison.
Oh, I'm also excited to see their parents & grandparents, too!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tool Box Repurpose

Happy Monday, everyone!
I had such a fun weekend with my daughter-in-law & grandkids.
Today, I'm resting up for the busy week ahead.
I'll fill you in on what's going on around here in tomorrow's post.
Just because I'm resting doesn't mean I just laying around doing nothing.
Two weeks ago I posted some of my favorite pins from Pinterest.
Vintage tool caddy with books
I love this repurposed toolbox.
I had a smaller version of the toolbox in my garage that was filled with junk for stapling & hammering projects. I brought it in & cleaned it up.  I haven't painted it yet because I'm not sure what color I want to use.
Here it is filled with books for the grandkids.
The other side is filled with markers & crayons.
The reading hoot owl & frog like to hang out in the reading corner.
They're excited about a new addition to the reading corner that will be arriving in a few days.
Stay tuned for the story.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Words That Inspire

Romans 12:12

Wishing you a wonderful new week . . . 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Storms, Sleeping & Shopping

Kari & the kids had a sleepover with we me last night.
Before we ate dinner we went shopping at the new Sprouts store around the corner.

They just opened on Wednesday.  It was super crowded.
That was an experience.  I'm so looking forward to shopping there for organic & fresh food.

Late last night we had storms in our state.
Photo: This is from KOCO in OKC.  This is not affecting our immediate area.
This shows the hail near Oklahoma City.
Thankfully, we only got thunderstorms.

Ethan slept well on the queen sized air mattress at the foot of my bed.

This morning our garage sale shopping was a bust.
Hardly anyone was having a garage sale.
We had better luck shopping at our favorite store, Target.

After all that shopping we were more than ready to eat lunch.

We enjoyed our lunch at .McAlister's

Now we're home relaxing & watching Caillou.

Hope you're having as much fun today as we are!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bob, Bob & Bob

My Hubby, Bob . . . 
and our son, Bob (II) . . .
are headed to Texas today.
Their destination is here . . . 
for the 42nd annual Bob Wills Day.
Turkey is the hometown of Bob Wills, the famous bandleader, fiddler, composer, charismatic performer and movie star who fused old time fiddle tunes, jazz blues, country, mariachi and gospel music into Western Swing, one of the few truly American music forms. Western Swing is music made for dancing by a man uniquely in tune with the power of innovation and improvisation. Recognized as a major influence on music and musicians who followed him, Bob Wills is an American icon.
Enjoy your time together guys!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chalkboard Printable & Plant Clippings

I found this free printable on Pinterest.
Here's the link so you can print your own.
Several weeks ago I decided I wanted some real green in this planter, but I didn't want to fill it with dirt.
I placed a glass filled with water in the urn & a few clippings from a house plant.
Over the weeks they have grown & thrived.
I cut clippings from two plants that were in my classroom.
This morning I put some clippings in one of the pitchers I bought last weekend.
I think it will grow fast in my kitchen window.
This is what this wall hook looked like during the Christmas season.
You can check out my Chalkboard Board on Pinterest here.

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Rooted In Thyme

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Junkin' At River City

Our last shopping stop on Saturday was River City Trading Co. in Jenks.
I was about to run out of energy & money, but I did find a few things to put in my cart.
This heavy vintage tray was $1.75.
It's chippy & rusty.
Do you think I should leave it this way or paint it with chalk board paint?
This rail basket was $10.00.  I bought the liner at Walmart for $3.84.
I wanted to fill it with flowers on Sunday, but I had to wait because of the freezing night time temps we were expecting.  Last night we broke a record for low temp in April, 32 degrees.
I am so ready for warmer weather.
This unique skinny olive dish caught my eye.
It was made in Portugal & is numbered.

Susan's favorite find was this old shopping cart/basket.
She's going to use it on her patio for flowers.

Our whirlwind day of antique, junk shopping was so much fun.
We held true to our motto, "Shop til you drop!"
Can't wait to do it again.

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Grace at Home
Rooted In Thyme

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shopping At The Promise Land

After lunch on Saturday, the guys headed to Stillwater for the football spring scrimmage & Susan & I continued our antique shopping in Pawhuska.
We discovered the Promise Land Antique Mall in October.
You never know what you'll find in this shop.
I found several items that I had to bring home.
I saw this $3.00 sheet music on their Facebook page & fell in love with the graphic.
Thanks for holding it for me, Thressa!
$8.00 hand embroidered pillow for the guest room.
The pillow form can be slipped out for laundering.
$3.00 Norman Rockwell plate, perfect for our piano room.
$2.00 each, vintage 1950 knitting books.
These are for a friend who is a talented knitter.
$5.00 Vintage 1917 children's book.
I love the illustrations & the story is fun.
$3.00 Sophia made in England pottery vase.
Great colors for fall decorating.

Come back tomorrow for a post about our last shopping stop of the day.

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thursday favorite things