Monday, May 28, 2012

Working Hard/Playing Hard~Farm Chicks Sneak Peeks

The last two weeks have flown by. I have been super busy as I leave Friday morning at o’dark thirty for Farm Chicks. I have been painting, sanding, sewing, packaging, cleaning and crafting my little fingers off. I also took a little break to hang out with some of my girlfriends from High School which was a hoot. We went dancing in Portland at the Crystal Ballroom, 80’s night. If you are in the Portland area and have never been, add it to your list of things you must do. We had so much fun and the people watching was hilarious. Also took a day off from working to spend some family time at the beach. Squishing your toes in the sand is the best therapy.

Anyway, that’s not what you want hear about, right? Thought I would share just a few of the things I’ll be bringing with me to Farm Chicks. If you’re my friend on Facebook, you may have already seen these, but here they are anyway.

blue vanity

Found this gorgeous vanity/desk at the Value Village. All it needed was a little sanding and cleaning. I love these kind of projects. Original paint is the best!


This is part of the biggest piece of furniture I’ll be bringing. This one I did give a paint makeover. I got it off of craigslist. It had great potential and I love how it turned out.

And finally, here are a couple of the shopping carts I’ll be bringing.


I’ll try to post more peeks as the week goes on, but it may be a little hard as I’ll be loading up the trailer tomorrow. Yikes! Gotta get busy! Have a lovely Memorial Day!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Senior Prom in Pictures










My #1 girl went to the Prom on Saturday. I didn’t think I would ever see this happen. As you can tell, she isn’t what most people would call a “traditional” girl. I knew dress shopping would be a challenge, but it turned out pretty good. We picked up her dress (a vintage 80’s dress) at a resale store and made a few alterations. Paired with fishnet stockings, Doc Martins and her grandmother’s black beaded necklace, she looked beautiful. Her date went vintage too, which I just love. They had a great time!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekend Stuff

Good Monday morning to you all! We had a very busy and productive weekend here at the Johnson house. The mysterious sun decided to make an appearance so lots of outdoor activities were on the agenda.

On Saturday, I helped my main squeeze work in the yard a bit. We are currently in the process of trying to clean up the jungle that is our backyard.  Here is the result after hauling a huge pile of bark chips to cover the mud that was there.

IMAG0252 Very park like now. So nice that I sat back there and ate my delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunch. And in case you’re wondering, that fountain is crooked. Just one of the many projects we still need to work on.

After working in the yard a bit, I started to tackle some sanding/painting projects. I even got help from one of my favorite little guys in the whole world.

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I could do a whole post on this awesome boy.

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Can you see some of the stuff behind me. Consider that a Farm Chicks sneak peek.

Here’s what I was working on Sunday.IMAG0373

I also managed to make a trip to the flea market and picked up lots of goodies.


Cute little brown cabinet with 8 drawers, two really cute vintage purses, jar of buttons, glasses case and pocket watch.


Little plastic boxes, tiny perfume bottles, necklaces, a buckle, rhinestone bracelet, a pretty brooch, hair combs, garter and handcuffs. I couldn’t pass them up. They are pretty cool.


Oops, sorry, this picture is kinda blurry. Still using my phone camera as my regular camera is still missing in action. Here you can see I got quite a few bits and pieces including three vintage watches, some bling, another buckle and some little metal spoons. I am very hungry for more vintage bling because I put a huge dent in my stash when I made these last week.


Just a few of my newest blingy belt buckles.

Now you can see why I need more bling. I used a lot on these cuties.

So, there you have it. My busy, but productive weekend. I’ll have more peeks to share in the next few weeks. Lots of projects almost done and many more to start, but I’m feeling good. Hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

White Wednesday~Farm Chicks Sneak Peeks

Have been so busy buying, crafting and working on projects for Farm Chicks, which is in just one short month. Can’t believe it! So excited and I’m feeling pretty good with all the stuff I’m working on/bringing.

So, here is just a few White Wednesday sneak peeks. Can’t find my camera so these pictures were taken with my cell phone camera.


Found this cute wicker basinette at the Goodwill. It was too good a deal to pass up and will be a perfect display piece for pillows or linens.


A peak at an adorable shabby cabinet. I love the butterfly hinges. Don’t know if that’s what they are called, but that’s what I call them.


Some adorable vintage baby dresses.


I’ll be bringing lots of cute earrings made with vintage finds.


Found this cabinet at the Goodwill and gave it a little shabby makeover.

I’ll be bringing lots of cute shabby furniture, mirrors, frames, pillows and lots lots more. More peaks to come. Happy Wednesday!