Sunday, October 30, 2016

Ghost Pops!

I'm making ghost pops for the 
They are so easy to make. Just center the 
lollipop on a tissue (or a coffee filter) fold over
 and tie with a black or orange ribbon or yarn. 
Use a Sharpie to add eyes. 
I used tissue because it's cheaper, 
and just the right size. 
 These take very little time to make.
 They're also cute stuck in a basket.
 Happy Halloween!


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Between Naps On The Porch

Monday, October 17, 2016

How To Survive Cold and Flu Season

If you've been walking around your house 
with a  box of tissues, then this little tip
is for you. 
 I keep an empty tissue box next to the full 
box, because I need a place to dispose
 of the used tissues. This Nantucket-Style 
basket holds both boxes for easy 
carrying wherever I go.
Don't forget to drink lots of hot tea too!
In the meantime, if you don't 
have a tote, you can simply wrap 
a rubberband around the boxes
to hold them together. 
Feel better soon!


Monday, October 10, 2016

What I found At The Yard Sale

Here's what I found for $21.
The annual Fall Community Yard Sale
in neighboring Cooper City was Saturday.
It was just after Hurricane Matthew had
missed most of south Florida so everybody
was happy to be out again.
 New hurricane oil lamps---how appropriate.
New wine glasses- replacing the occasional 
           broken ones
Spice rack turntable with 20 spice jars-
                  they will get new printable
                       labels and transform my spice 
                      cabinet into a thing of beauty.
 The turntable went into the bottom rack 
of the dishwasher. It came out shiny clean. 
 The spice jars and lids went on the top rack.
 Ditto clean. 
 The vintage camelback trunk had a rotted 
bottom. We found a piece of plywood 
(it was saved from the back panel of a TV 
cabinet and finally found a use...yeah!), 
 and used that to replace the bottom. 
It will be a great storage trunk.
 Sofie approved. 
Before and after.
Sofie also thinks I should cover up a 
few of the nicks on the front.
Before and after a little touch-up
with a black Sharpie.
Before and after. 
I washed it, vacuumed the inside, then I
 used a little mineral oil over the outside. 
The 2 red and white pillows are Solarium 
and will go on the patio couches. 
Here's the list of finds. 
1 vintage camelback trunk-$7
1 spice jar turntable w/ 20 jars- $4
2 Sunbrella outdoor pillows- $2
2 new glass hurricane oil lamps-$3
1 wrought iron magazine rack- $3
4 new tall wine glasses-$2
Spending a beautiful fall day in the sunshine, 


Monday, October 3, 2016

Easy Fall Centerpieces

Here's another easy centerpiece for fall. 
Nestle string lights between pinecones 
in any container for an enchanting 
autumn vignette.
I'm using a dough bowl that I bought in 
Colorado years ago.
 I needed to elevate the candles. I used
 scrap 2x4's for the bottom.
I filled the bowl with small pinecones. 
The candles are circled with cinnamon sticks
 which is just the look I wanted. I always
 light the wicks so they don't look unused. 
I found 2 antique brownish cable thingies 
and stuck them in the ends. I originally 
thought I would use them as interesting
 curtain rod finials. (if anybody knows what 
they really are, please leave a comment.)
That didn't take long at all.
It did need a little night time pizazz.
I found this package of starry lights
at Target and knew they just made for
my centerpiece. They are tiny lights on a
copper wire that blends into the pinecones.
 It's battery operated, so it can go anywhere. 
 Just flip it on when it gets dark. 
 Pinecones and tiny lights. 
The copper wire make it easy to bend and tuck.