Spring has Sprung around here

Spring has Sprung around here

Yes good bye winter.  Spring has sprung around here.  Finally!! Every winter seems to get longer.  And spring seems to be a little behind.  We want sun shine we want warmth.  I want to see flowers blooming.  And so finally this has all begone.  Even if I had to use dollar store flowers to spring up my life.  You know I love the dollar store.  And to spruce up my thrifted finds.  Do you remember the little umbrella I thrifted.  I think it will get a color change in the future, but for now I used it as is.

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On My Mind Monday  – Pregnancy photo shoot

On My Mind Monday – Pregnancy photo shoot

On my mind this Monday is my daughter’s J’s pregnancy photo shoot.  If you follow my instagram then you might have already seen some of these pictures.  My good friend Jamillie is a an awesome photographer and as soon as I told her J was with child she asked when are we doing a photo shoot.  Funny thing when I was pregnant with J {20 yrs ago} I hid whenever someone brought out a camera.  Now it’s all the rage to take pictures of a wonderfully big ole belly.  So I was totally excited for this shoot and even thrifted props for it.

J is a big baseball fan.  She played softball throughout her school years.  So this seemed like a great theme for her shoot.  We went to a nearby park that has a baseball field and as you will see below it was an awesome shoot.

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Meet the Neighbors no 15 Linky Party

Meet the Neighbors no 15 Linky Party

~ Welcome Neighbors ~

To Meet the Neighbors no 15.  If you are new here we welcome you and we are so glad you made it.  If you were here last week, welcome back we are all just so happy to have you back.  Take a few minutes to meet our virtual neighbors. Where your links get twice the attention appearing on two blogs.

Meet the Neighbors no 15

Meet the Neighbors

Sue of @HouseKaboodle and I are so happy to have you here.  This week and every first Friday of the month it’s a Social Party.  This week it’s a regular link your post type of party so link up my virtual neighbors.  Let us all see what you have been up to…

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LINK PARTY RULES:

    • Link directly to your post, not your blog’s main page.  We are interested in seeing links to great recipes, fun crafts, DIY, home tours and any kind of tips.
    • Please grab the party button and place it on your blog post, side bar or somewhere on your website so others hear about this party too.
    • We would LOVE if you would follow us in at least ONE of the ways we list.  Leave a comment and let us know how you followed and we will follow you back!
    • Be friendly…and comment on at least 2 other links…leave them some blog comments too.  We all love comments.
    • Linking up to this link party gives us the right to feature your post with a link back to your page.  We will be showcasing those featured posts on our social media accounts.
 

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Thrift Share Thursday no 10

Thrift Share Thursday no 10

It’s been a slow week for me.  So not allot to show you on this Thrift Share Thursday no 10.  I am pretty excited about some supplies I did find.  I don’t usually look at the stuff hanging up on the racks.  But after this find.  I will definitely start checking the bagged up products they have.  I did find an letter A to add to my collection.  I have about 4 of them now.  I want to create a cute wall display maybe in my closet II.  So that’s a project for the future.  I ‘ve showed you all my thrifting list.  If your new here, here are some things I’m always on the lookout for while thrift shopping this year.

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Transformed Treasures Tuesday’s no 4

Transformed Treasures Tuesday’s no 4

Hi Everybody it’s time for  Transformed Treasures Tuesday’s no 4.  Welcome back if you have been here before.  If this is your first time here on Tuesday I take one of my thrifted treasures {I share those weekly on Thrift Share Thursday} and transform it.  Most times I paint them.  As I will paint anything not nailed down.  Ok well if walls count as nailed down, then I do paint that tooooooooo. lol

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Today we have the transformation of a cute little bunny.  Cause it’s time to get ready for Easter.  Sorry if you came back to see the lantern.  That’s in above picture.  I had mentioned last week that it would be next.  And it is actually started but got bumped by the bunny.  Maybe by next week that lantern might be ready.  ;-).  Or those planters that have patiently waited for a transformation.  Decisions decisions.

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Meet the Neighbors no 14 Social party time

~ Welcome Neighbors ~

It’s Meet the Neighbors no 14.   If you are new here we welcome you and we are so glad you made it.  If you were here last week, welcome back we are just so happy to have you back.  Take a few minutes to meet our/your virtual neighbors.  Sue of @HouseKaboodle and I are so happy to have you here.  This week and every first Friday of the month it’s a Social Party.  This party we will have you link up your Instagram & Pinterest accounts.

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My feature pick from last week:  Suburban Wife, City Life Button Destiny linked up these adorable Easter carrot place setting go check them out

Meet the Neighbors no 14

Social Party suggestions:

Follow at the least the three people in front of you please to make this a great party.

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We are open until Monday afternoon so you can come back and like and pin.

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Thrift Share Thursday no 9

Thrift Share Thursday no 9

Oh it’s been a good week at the thrift shops.  And here I am ready to show you my Thrift Share Thursday no 9 finds.  Come and take a look.  Check out what I picked up.  And can you get what is already in in use.  You won’t believe it.

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Transformed Treasures Tuesday’s no 3

Transformed Treasures Tuesday’s no 3

Time for another thrift store find to under go it’s transformation.  And become this weeks Transformed Treasures Tuesday’s no 3.  I had picked up these little candle stick set a few months back.  As they are wood I automatically thought they would make a good surface for my trusty go to Rub & Buff for a quick and easy transformation.  I also used some of my Annie Sloan paint and here they are.

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I’m really hoping to get to some more of those treasures in the cover image [above] transformed.  That lantern has patiently been waiting it’s turn for a revamp.  I’m thinking it should be next.

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Meet the Neighbors no 13 Linky Party

Meet the Neighbors no 13 Linky Party

~ Welcome Neighbors ~

To our weekly party Meet the Neighbors no 13 If you are new here we welcome you and we are so glad you made it.  If you were here last week, welcome back we are all just so happy to have you back.  Take a few minutes to meet our/your virtual neighbors. Where your links get twice the attention appearing on all two blogs.

Meet the Neighbors no 13

http://makinmyaptahome.com/2014/03/meet-the-neighbors-no-13.htmlsorry about the fuzzy new button will have that fixed for next wks party

Last week we had a great “getting to know you” theme for the party.  Thank you to all who came by and linked about your about me pages.  It was great fun getting to know you all a little better.  From last week’s party I am Featuring:  Stephanie of Food for your cell I am her newest fan this woman rescue’s animals, home schools a fifth grader & is planning a June wedding.  She can juggle.

She had me at hello..  Go check her out…

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Reminder that every 1st Friday of the month is social share day on Meet The Neighbors. On Tuesday I recommend the Kathe With an E You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday Link Party.

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now it’s – Meet the Neighbors no 13

LINK PARTY RULES:

    • Link directly to your post, not your blog’s main page.  We are interested in seeing links to great recipes, fun crafts, DIY, home tours and any kind of tips.
    • Please grab the party button and place it on your blog post, side bar or somewhere on your website so others hear about this party too.
    • We would LOVE if you would follow us in at least ONE of the ways we list.  Leave a comment and let us know how you followed and we will follow you back!

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FACEBOOK/PINTEREST/INSTAGRAM

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  • Be friendly…and comment on at least 2 other links…leave them some blog comments too.  We all love comments.
  • Linking up to this link party gives us the right to feature your post with a link back to your page.  We will be showcasing those featured posts on our social media accounts.
 

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Thrift Share Thursday no 8 White Milk Glass haul

Thrift Share Thursday no 8 White Milk Glass haul

Thrift Share Thursday no 8 it’s time to see what White Milk Glass I have picked up over this month.  Every time I go out thrift shopping White Milk Glass is at the top of my look for items.  I’ve stopped picking up vases.  As my collection has about 30ish vases.  So now I look for only other White Milk Glass pieces.  Anything pretty & useful.  I use my White Milk Glass stuff for parties.  As well as displays around the apartment.  This months haul happens to be all Hob Nail and that was not on purpose.  Lucky me, it just happened…

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