Friday, February 24, 2012

Tip of the Day!

While I was out on my Friday morning walk I was so taken aback by the beautiful blue sky, the warm sun and the fresh air. I just relished how lucky I felt to be able to enjoy such a simple pleasure...and best of all it's free! I love to let my mind wander as I enjoy the sights and scents and I'm always looking for ideas to spark a new project or some great treasure tossed to the curb just waiting to be reused and/or repurposed.

I'm sure we have a couple (at least) of tires!

So my tip of the day is...enjoy the simple things; sometimes they are so fulfilling! Get out and enjoy this great weather we are having...winter may surprise us and show up one of these days.

Love this, so simple!

These are a couple of ideas I have pinned on Pinterest!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy New Year!

I didn't realize that it had been so long since I last posted!! I was going to be very diligent and post regularly starting the first of the year...well, after all, it is only February :/
I would like to share Pinterest with those of you who have not discovered it yet...I doubt that there are many of you out there, if any of you at all! What a great way to lose yourself for hours at a really get's my creative juices flowing! I am having so much fun "pinning" and have tried some awesome recipes and got some great ideas... I now have a couple of great ideas for my 100 year old French doors!

Since my last posting we have just about finished restoring our Chicago Schwinn looks awesome, we are having the rear handle bars chromed as we could not find any new bars that would work and we realized that the old bars were perfect! We had thought it was a 1977 but the powder coater thinks it is older due to the welds. Schwinn has gone out of buisness and bankrupt a few times so it is hard to determine the exact year and replacement parts are few and far between if you can locate them at all. We would like to ride it so we have upgraded and replaced what we needed to. We can't wait to take it out for a spin. This takes me on to our newest restoration project, or should I say Doug's! We purchased a 1978 Ford F150 about a year was going to be our truck for junking, the dump, etc. Well, it is  now apart, all of it, and when I say all of it, I mean every thing! Doug is restoring it from the frame up. It is going to be awesome, however, I don't think it will be our "dump" truck! He has assured me it will be a driver though...we'll see!

Until next time...happy junking!