Saturday, October 11, 2008

Trojan Horses, New Finds, and Winnings!

Before I get into the meaning of the strange title to this post~
I have to first say~ the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK concert was so so AMAZING and
SO SO Fun!!!!
The pic above is of Kelly and I at the show~ we had a great time!!
It's so weird that we look so old in this pic because I swear, I felt like we were twelve years old again LOL!
The show was so good~ they played all the songs I would ever want to hear them play~ from "Please Don't Go Girl" to new faves like "Dirty Dancing" and they ended with a super great version of "Hangin' Tough"!!! I highly recommend going to see them if they come to your city! Even if you weren't that into back Then...they have grown up ALOT and have grown musically and are super hotties too :)
They put on a great show~ and the people-watching in the lobby of the venue is priceless.
As you can see, I wore some of my old buttons~ and I gotta alot of compliments~ but I saw tons of girls in full-on 1990's NKOTB gear!!! LOL! It was awesome!!!
Kelly and I are still texting each other about how magical the night was :)
And so...
This might seem like a strange title for a post but OMG! what a Freekin' week...I have to tell ya!!!!

We got a "Trojan Horse" Virus(says the IT guy at my "real" job) on our old computer and it killed it in the most slow and painful way~ it was so hard to watch.

Matthew and I are both kinda web savvy but both sorta idiots when it comes to the inner-workings of one of these machines. We gave it a shot, tried to save it~ but alas we spent Tuesday night at Best Buy with Kevin, out customer service specialist, and we broke down(literally-we're broke now LOL) and got a new computer!!! Woohoo!!! And I must say it is a top-of-line beauty. So shiny and new...feels so nice.

But I gotta say there is a part of me that misses the old one~she wasn't pretty and was really noisy, but we had a comfortable working relationship~ RIP old gal.

Anyhoo~ look at ALL these new FINDS!!!!

After taking a good portion of the Summer off from our usual haunts we headed back

down to our favorite antique stores last weekend and had a blast!!!

I got a whole bunch of little things (pictured above). I was in a little stuff mood I guess.

I did manage to find this AMAZING old barbers cabinet at the Paradise Flea Market in Navarre, Ohio. And you know~ I love the Johnny Depp Sweeney Todd movie and also my great grandpa was a barber too~ so it was just meant to be. I love the old chipped white paint and the little glass window. I am going to display some special things inside.

It is a bit stinky though so I scrubbed it out this morning and it is sitting in the sun on our back porch to dry out. I think I am going to spray it with Febreeze a little later too.

I have read that is a good way to get STINK out of wood.

I have seen so many ARTSY bloggers using old baby dresses in their decor and I guess after looking at pics on their blogs and flickr sites I fell in love with the idea.

I spotted this old little girls cotton dress at the Rt.57 antique mall and just had to have it.

It is absolutely beautiful. The picture barely does it justice.

I am looking for a smaller old wooden hanger for it but for now I hung it from an adult-size wooden hanger. I love the little cabinet card hanging over it.

It has a couple condition issues~ a small green(marker?) stain and a little tear. The stain I would like to remove but I kind of find the little tear endearing~ so I am not going to mend it. Any suggestions for how to clean up the marker stain? Just a good hand washing??

Or some other product? Your suggestions would be highly appreciated as I know many of you have done this sort of thing before.

Also last weekend I painted some cabinets that I have had for a long time and always meant to paint...well, I finally did it!!! Old with the old..and in with the new...




I love it :)

I also painted this cabinet~ because of the virus I lost some of my old photos~ and I don't really have one of this guy when he was green~ but I know I posted pics of it on here a few times.

I love it this creamy color~ and then I decoupaged old sheet music and papers on the inside of it~ it looks magical!

Lost and Found kit necklace

I posted a few posts ago that I had got some neat little kits from JoAnns to make jewelry~ well, this is the necklace :) It was so easy to make and it looks so pretty..I also made a little charm bracelet for my friend Kelly~ go to JoAnns and get yourself some of these ~ it is a fun FALL craft :)

And LAST but NOT Least!!!

MY FABULOUS GIVEAWAY Prize from Scrappy Jessi came yesterday!!!

Isn't all this stuff great???

She is great!!!!

Thanks Again Jessi!!!!

and...she included these YUMMY glass ice cream cone ornaments~ too cute!!!


I can't wait to hang them on our Christmas tree!!!

Well~ this has been a long post!!! I felt so lost without a computer~ I felt so disconnected and I missed blogland so much!!! It feels great to be back :)

I hope everyone is having a lovely FALL weekend!!!


jenjen said...

Wow - you have had a lot going on! I love how your re-painted your cabinet and decoupaged the paper inside. I am in love with decoupaging right now! The necklace you made is so cute - I can't believe that you got it out of a kit form Joanne's! You are very creative. Have a great day!impweqxs

Sarah and Jack said...

If airing out doesnt get rid of the smell in the cabinet, you might need to sand it, then sun it. Sanding will help a lot.

As for that marker stain, if it were me, I wouldn't try and remove it. Marker is really hard to remove (ok, impossible really), and the dress looks pretty fragile. Hand washing is not going to do anything about a stain like that, and any more washing than that is likely to leave you with a pile of threads.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I LOVE your blog...your before and afters are great.....I decorate with old junk too....will be back! cherry

The Blonde Duck said...

Your blog is so cute! I love it!

Scrappy Jessi said...

aaahhh i love the pie safe,
im so glad you like all your treats.
have a fab week

Rosemary said...

You have been busy!!! So sorry about the computer issues.
Love what you did with your wonderful finds. Congrats on winning your fun prizes!!!
Great post!!

~*~*~Melissa~*~*~ said...

I love that you wore your old NKOTB pins!!! I also love all of your creations!!! They are all so adorable!!! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I miss you and hope that we catch up soon!!!!

AwtemNymf said...

I love that pie safe! Sarah & Jack gave good advice about the stink... sand it! It helps heaps!
Happy Halloween!
I'm Blog Hopping from Vanessa's "A Fanciful Twist" Party <{:O)
Stop by my place too... I'm having a couple of give-aways!
Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Thanks for adding me to your blog list...I am oh so flattered! You are one talented lady. I caught up reading some of your past posts and you totally had me cracking up. I think we could be fast friends if we lived closer...I dig your humor and your style. BTW, your after pic of the pie safe is divine. I could use some painting tips. Just scored a round pedestal coffee table this weekend for $20. It's a little beat up (character, baby), but has awesome bones! I'm thinking of painting it aqua blue with a stain of some sort...whattayathink? I need some feedback. The "Man" doesn't see my vision.

Email me sometime :

Puffy Heart - Amanda

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I am SOOOOO jealous. Those glass ice cream cone ornaments are TO-DIE-FOR. It doesn't get much cuter than that!