Sunday, July 13, 2014

Yard Sale Finds and Projects.

Hello my blogging friends. It seems I do not have a lot of time for blogging. With working everyday and keeping up with the house hold chores,there is just not enough time.
The good news is I am on the count down for retirement. My retirement date is September 18th. I can not wait to be a full time homemaker.
My plan is to take each room, one at a time. I plan to organize , de- clutter and deep clean each room. Many years ago when I was a stay home mom, I had a cleaning schedule that I stuck by faithfully. This schedule freed up a lot of time.
My home has basically been a hit and miss when it came to deep cleaning. Simply, because there was never enough time. I hope this will change once I retire.

 Yard Sale Finds

The two bowls are yard sale items. They are not silver, but they are dishwasher safe. I loved their silver color. I plan to pull these out at Christmas this year. I plan to go with a winter wonderland effect. This will entail using lots of silver and crystal and some gold.

Just a few projects I completed. The designs on travel pillow case are Sue Box Designs. I  believe the one on the table runner is Sue Box as well. If not , and it is your design, please let me know and I will give you credit.


  1. Susan, you will, indeed, love retirement. I still work part-time jobs but they are ones I enjoy a lot. Your yard sale finds are nice....the last one is a pillowcase, perhaps? Pretty. Susan

  2. Lovely garage .I know you will enjoy retirement.
    Hugs Kay

  3. I love being retired, but I'm as busy as before just in different ways! Love those bowls, so pretty!

  4. Susan!! I finally found a way to get in touch with you to respond to your sweet comments that you have left on my blog. I do not know why I could not find this blog before.....
    But I have now and I am thrilled!!
    Retirement!!! Lucky you!! I would be doing the happy dance!!! I am counting down the days that I can go part time but that is 17 months away yet!!!!!
    I will never be bored that is for sure! Good for you!!

    Love the silver bowls!! Great ideas for Christmas decorating too!!

    Thanks again for stopping by and for always having such nice things to say!!


  5. I love your runner! Congrats, retirement is the best, you will see!!! Lucky you!
    Pretty silver bowls, although I'm up to my neck in silver cleaning lately, as you can see, lol! I also have a table with lots of silver pic frames and they are cleaned too...uff! I did it once and for all! I guess retirement gives me time to do ugly chores tyoo, but with lovely outcome! Thanks for your sweet visit my friend.

  6. Congratulations Susan! I hope to be fully retired around the same time you are retiring. I am so looking forward to having time to do the things that I love to do. I know you must feel exactly the same way. I like your ideas for Christmas, gold and silver are beautiful traditional colors for the holidays.

  7. Hi...I am glad you came back to blogging. My hubby is counting down the days as well...he still has almost 2 years, but he is so ready! I love gold and silver at the holidays!

  8. The silver bowls are very pretty, Susan. I'm sure it will feel great to have the time to be a homebody and freshen up your home!

  9. Great finds, Susan! Beautiful bowls and pretty runners thanks for the continued prayers on Rea....Christine