Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great Horned Owlet

Great Horned Owl in a nearby pine tree. Not sure if male or female. I could not get close enough to tell. I am thinking it is the male though.

This is the momma owl watching closely over her owlet.


I was so excited today to see this little owlet up close and personal after I noticed his mother in an oak tree. She was calling to him and I took a look around and found him sitting on a low branch. He seemed fine so I was happy(-: I am very happy to know that they were so close to me this whole time and I never saw them. They were nesting in a few trees over from the pine tree where they were last year. I have been looking for them but have not found their nest until now(-: I see and hear them every night though. I actually thought they were nesting out of my area. So funny how sneaky they are.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Just The Right Shade

The inspiration lamp shade:
This shade is for sale online for 59.99. Ouch!

Well... after much fretting I finally found a way to get the color I wanted for the shade. It's called Tulip Fabric Spray Paint in Sunshine Yellow.(-:
Yes, I did try the dye but being a very cheapo Wal Mart shade it would not absorb the color. I was pretty disappointed and thought I would never get it right! But, (I never give up you know) I decided to try the fabric spray paint and it worked! So in case you want to try this yourself don't be afraid to get the spray and spray away. It's worth the extra couple bucks and of course I used a 40% off coupon from Michael's for the paint(-:

Now, for the trim. I bought a 5/8 inch black velvet ribbon to glue onto the shade. I bought some Aleenes Tacky Glue to hold it. I am so excited with the results so far. (-:

I think this will work just fine and only cost me 11.88 per shade and of course the 4.00 paint... with the 40% off coupon... a bottle spray paint.(-: The trim ribbon was 3.00.(-:

I better get this finished up asap because my daughter will be here in 3 1/2 hours. Its a surprise for her new home(-: Hope she likes it(-:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Need Help Finding "Lemon" Yellow Lamp Shades

I thought I would post this here for my dear readers. Maybe you guys might know where I can find lamp shades in a lemon yellow?
Like this one
My daughter is looking for them and I told her I would look too but there are none! I have seen pictures on line but none for sale! I have seen where I could make some but I have never done that before so wanted some ideas or suggestions from someone first before I atempt it(-: Thanks in advance for all your help!!!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A New Chapter Begins

My daughter and her boyfriend found a place this past week and moved out on Sunday. Their place is so beautiful and she has it very nicely decorated with all brand new furniture. Long time readers may recall that she came home after her and her husband separated and was her for 2 1/2 years. She met her current boyfriend, whom we all love, and are very happy they are making a new life together.(-: So that left me with my room back to redecorate with all that stored stuff! It was like Christmas for me today as I pulled each treasured item out of the boxes(-:
I am so happy for my daughter that she is happy! I know she will have challenges ahead of her as we all do but at least she has a great guy to work through them with! And... I will see her everyday she works because she will bring my granddog over for me to watch. They only live 5 minuets away! She and her boyfriend both work 12 hour shifts and that is to long to leave the dog, so I suggested she drop him off on her way to work. That way she won't have to worry about him and either will I(-: It will be fun for me and Jack to have him back a few days a week(-:
I am looking forward to Spring Break in three weeks! I have lots of projects I want to get started! I am happy to say Spring has finally sprung here!