Category Archives: Cool Shit

Got some new bling!

I know, I know, I’m so “cool!” I literally used the word “bling” in a text to my friend today!  I went to get my hair cut and colored today (love it by the way!) and they were having an Origami Owl party!

Have you seen these?

Origami Owl Necklaces

So freaking adorable, right??

So, here’s the concept:

You pick your locket, your charms and your chain and anything else you want to add (cute dangle charms, plates to put in the back, etc) and then you have your very own locket that’s a story all about you!

The story is so cute, the founder, Bella, wanted to earn some more to buy a car so she started making some lockets and selling them to friends and family—now she has a business of thousands!

Of course, I knew I HAD to have one! they are too cute to not have one yourself!

So, I picked out a cute silver lockets with crystals and four adorable charms!

 Origami Owl living locket airplane cake computer

I picked the birthday cake because I love baking and parties, the computer because I love technology (especially blogging!) the airplane because I’m in love with flying and the heart because I am so in love with the Husband and it’s a part of who I am!

Here are a few more pictures of my necklace!  The necklaces come in super cute packaging and it looks oh so adorable on me!

Origami Owl Box Origami Owl box

Origami Owl Living Locket


Captain Crunch French Toast and Shopping Fun!

This past weekend we decided to go to see what treasures we could find!  We started out with a hearty breakfast of Captain Crunch French Toast at Mary’s Country Kitchen—let me tell you I wish I could have gone swimming in it!

Captain Crunch French Toast

Then we went shopping! One really nice thing about where I live is that we have cute antique markets.  One of them actually hosts an “Antique Extravaganza” three times a year!  Renningers is on 117 acres and during the big Extravaganza weekends each and every acre is used by vendors!

I found some really cute stuff but really wasn’t in the mood to buy anything.  No problem—there’s always something nice!

Country Christmas Tree Deer

This awesome Christmas tree would be a hunter’s dream!!

Seed Catalog Card Catalog Antique

I WISH I had a seed catalog like this…. even if it wouldn’t really fit in my house.  They used it as a wine holder but I would probably use it to hold craft supplies.

Clear Gas Pump Phillips 66 antique windows antique camera Post Office Box Fronts Antique stained window Refinished Dresser New York Subway Poster Style

How cute is this refinished dresser??!  You could easily remake that!

Do you ever go antique shopping?

A little shopping fun!

I’ve been needing to relax a little lot lately so the Husband suggested some retail therapy!

I stopped at Home Goods and found some amazing stuff!

First of all—they have awesome chandelier style cupcake and cake stands: check this out!



And I finally did something I’ve been dying to do for awhile now!  I saw the idea for using an Apothecary jar as a cupcake liner holder on Pinterest here:


So after seeing that I decided to make one myself! I didn’t want to actually make the jar so I decided to just buy one at Home Goods.  It was only $12.99!  That seems like a steal to me!

All empty:


Much better!



What’s that jar in the corner you ask?  It’s my vanilla bean paste that came in the mail today! Finally! Thank you Amazon!! (click the link to buy some yourself!)


August Photo A Day Challenge

So we are seven days into the challenge and so far I’ve only missed one day!! How awesome is that? Here are my pictures so far:

Day 1: outside

Day 2: one


Day 3: coin


Day 4: somewhere you sat


Day 5: logo (missed)
Day 6: writing

Day 7: 8 o’clock


Training Day

I am very lucky to work with some amazing people. Fact. No, really, it’s a true fact. One of those amazing guys is a Captain with a local sheriff’s office here in Florida. He’s a great country guy, and he’s always going up to Ohio and Kentucky (where I hope to move one day and the husband grew up!) and bringing me back gifts–like these:




I know, so cool, right? Well, he also always promised that I could come out and throw some grenades. Yeah, you heard me right–grenades. And like a lady, I accepted the offer! The rest of the post will be a tribute to that day in photos 🙂