Thursday, September 27, 2012

Becoming Part 2

As promised I am here to share more about one of my favorite parts of the Becoming Conference.

One of my favorite sessions was Trash to Treasure with Angela of Button Bird Designs.
These are her cute owls.
She had many of her amazing creations and by the end of the  session we were all wishing we lived next to her neighbor, who by the way is just one source of her great trash to treasure supplies.

Check out this old window revamp.
and here's her cute desk.
For more of her great project that will inspire you as well check out her blog here.
Have a wonderful Friday! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Becoming Part I

If you were not able to attend the Becoming Conference in Asheville this year, you missed a real treat! If I had to sum it up with just one word, it would be REAL. These ladies were real, sharing real stories that encouraged, inspired and motivated.
Here's Jen at the very end of the conference sharing "Living Large on Less"
Her story was very similar to our family's story. Living through job loss, and how they did it. And steps to take so that you would be ready if you had to face that situation in the future.
I arrived with pretty high expectations since I had driven 6 hours to get there, and I was not disappointed.
The first thing that we jumped into was the Hands On Painting Workshop that was offered. This was an extra that you could sign up for, and I was so glad that I did.
MJ gave us instruction on the details and How-To  of Annie Sloan Chalk paint, and it was a blast! We were able to bring a small side table that we would transform with the chalk paint that afternoon.
Many wonderful ladies were there to help with questions that we had and offer their expertise along the way.
And here is my finished piece.
The top really looked pretty good, and they talked me into leaving it and just painting graphite on the legs. Just a little bit of distressing, and now I have a new table.
Have a blessed Wednesday, and I will be sharing more before the end of the week.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Worth Listening To!

I know it has been a while and hopefully someone out there might still be reading. I have started a little part time job at "The Little Red Wagon". We are an antique Mall that has a little bit of everything. Over 30 vendors, with not only antiques, but new, used, painted furniture etc.
All that said, my summer has been a little busier than I expected, between working and maintaining my own booth. The girl that I work for has a son that has moved to Nashville with his band, "Finding Favour" and here is their single that will be released November 2nd. It can be downloaded from iTunes, and every download will help to support them.
You will be glad you listened. I think this song is a reminder that we all need.
Have a blessed evening!