Saturday, May 4, 2013

Let's Paint Some Tee Shirts

Sometimes I think my clothes are so boring.....I just have to pick up a paintbrush and start jazzing things up.

Have A Great Day.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Imagine my surprise I realized I was less than 3 feet from this beautiful bird on my bird feeder. He just sat there and looked at me, almost like he was tame. He is a rose breasted grosbeak. The female looks like a very large sparrow. They are almost as large as a blackbird without the long tail. They appear heavy bodied. I can only hope they build a nest near by so I can see them again.

South Texas has been in a drought for at least the last four or five years. My grass has died off, as well as most of my tropical foliage plants. I have had to dig up my hibiscus plants and re-potted them in large pots so I can move them out of the direct sun and keep them watered. Actually I enjoy all the plants on the patio, where I can keep an eye on them.

Have a wonderful day !


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Coming Up For Air.................

The weather is getting warmer so I have decided to stop working so hard and just take a few days off.

I have repainted both the computer room and the spare bedroom a lovely shade called "Mature Spanish Chestnut" with a bright creamy white on the doors and trim.

Remixed the kitchen , living room and master bedroom paint , in small cans, for touch ups...and repainted all three doors in the master bedroom with that lovely creamy white as well as the trim in the master bathroom..

In the midst of all this painting , Dara requested a painting of a peacock feather for a girlfriends birthday present.

Guess you could say if I was not painting.....I was resting from painting.

We are expecting good weather into the weekend so I think I'll just putter around in the yard. I have some tomatoes already planted.

Have a great day !!! Laraine

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Refinished Computer Room Studio Room Chair

While thrifting last month, I came across a very nice dining room chair that would work in my computer room. I got it cheep ($12.00 ) because the seat had a chewed place on the side, almost like a dog chewed it. I recovered the seat with some burlap from a large vintage coffee bean bag. I had enough material left over to recover another smaller chair that will go in the spare bedroom.

I have repainted both the computer room and the spare bedroom in the new taupe walls and white trim style. Both rooms look clean and fresh. I will post photos when I am finished.

Have a great creative day!!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Cowgirl Chic

Dark wash blue jeans.....poly ruffel blouse...vintage "Vera" scarf...silver and coral of my handmade frozen charlotte quartz necklace....Leather and conch belt.......cowgirl hat.

have a great day !


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cowgirl Chic

Big cat print dress with black crepe gores.....Vintage cat print bracelet and matching clip on earrings.....faux turquoise bracelet.....real turquoise necklace......Fancy white cowgirl hat. I will probably wear sandels since it is warm in South Texas.

Have a great day !!


Friday, February 15, 2013

A Sharp Yank On My Chain

It happens very once in a while. I was talking with my daughter, and mentioned I might buy some new tee shirts. Remarkable...she said why ??? When you come to visit, you always wear the same thing.

Had I fallen into a rut ???

I decided to dress the way I did when I first came to TEXAS. I call it Cowgirl Chic. I have laid out an outfit to wear the next time I go out. A cream color cotton skirt.....long denim blouse.....Leather and conch belt...loads of turquoise jewelry with either my boots or new sandels ( just painted my toenails )

I here by make a promise.......I will take more care when I go out to look nice...polished...finished. No longer will a tee shirt and jeans do.

Thanks for the "Jerk" darling daughter.

Have a great day !!