Monday, November 28, 2016

Before and After

I got this clock from my Mom. I had to do some alterations because it did not work. I removed the clock works and put in a battery clock works. You can buy them anywhere. I got mine at Michaels. I used the Restor-a-finish on the wood and the Feed and Wax by same company. I love this stuff. I used it on all my wood. It is so easy to use and it is something that really does work. I don't advertise on my blog, but when I find something that really works for me I like to mention it, because it may be helpful to someone.(-:
Anyhow...I also did a little mosaic on the face. It was not complete without some leaves. I searched on Etsy for someone who did ceramics and ordered two leaves. I glued them on and added a couple sticks to look like leaves. I am pleased with the transformation. The same clock only different. More cheerful? I think so.
This is actually not the original clock. I swiped this picture off the net because I forgot to take a picture of the clock before. I thought I did but I could not find one. Anyhow, this is what it looked like before. Except it was the wind up clock version that did not work. After taking off the clock works there was a hole at the 6' O'clock area that was very noticeable. So I had to do something...The original clock also had a pendulum so I bought a kit with one in it. It was a simple project to do.
Fun and I like the result.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Scentsy

I love Snoopy.
I ended up getting the SceneARama snow instead of the bag of flakes they sell at Michaels. I thought that snow was to big for this little jar. Glad I did because I like it a lot better.
Snoopy is an ornament for the tree. I got him at Sears. The trees were at Michaels. I had to cut them down to size.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
We enjoyed ours.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

He's Back

I was doing chores making noise and all, went to look outside and there he was.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Garden Visitor

I usually see squirrels, raccoons, skunks and turkeys in the garden but this morning I saw this.
I was so happy because it has been a while since a deer has stopped by to visit.
There are a lot of apples still on the ground, so hopefully he will come back again and clean those up.
I don't mind them coming later in the year, but of course they can really clean house at other times.
They are still fun to watch.
However, I have seen them strip a rose bush in just a couple minutes.
Oh well I love deer anyhow. That is why I plant so many plants in my garden.
Some for me and some to share with the wild animals that drop by.
Jack has been barking at night lately and since he never barks at the other critters, my guess is this buck has been visiting more often at night. Or perhaps his friends.
The cows have arrived too so now it is a job to make sure the gates are closed so they don't get in. I like cows but I really don't like them in the yard.
You can imagine why. Deer are agile and can jump over things without knocking them down. Cows on the other hand just plow through. Add 30 cows to that and you can see why I don't want them in the yard. So closing gates is a must.
It is a Winter time routine.

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, November 11, 2016

What Matters Most

Now that the election is over let's celebrate!
I know I am!
First order of business...hug my Dear Sweet Princess!
I love her with all my heart!
Remember family is what is most important.
Be Thankful and Praise God! Have faith. It is going to be o.k.

Monday, November 7, 2016

It Was A Snap

This was a very easy project. Total cost 8 dollars. I got the lantern free from my brother.
I bought a snap in light/cord from Home Depot and the light bulb there too. It is brown, but just like the white cords that pop into the little Christmas village houses.
I removed the wick assembly part and snapped in the light bulb cord. Replaced the glass shade and plugged it in. Now I just need a timer so it can turn off and on by itself!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Scentsy Thanksgiving

Here is what I came up with for this up coming holiday.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Coffee Pot

My Mr. Coffee lasted 8 months. Decided to try this one this time. I think it may be the hard water that is killing my coffee makers, but not sure. They never make it a year and I have tried several different brands.