Sunday, August 28, 2016

I am so over it.

After a very short reprieve, we are again back in the 90's. And I am officially over it.
Funny for me because I love summertime, but after three months of the same constant wet heat, I am officially ready for a drastic change in the weather, even if that means no more pool time.
Just look at this, hot sweet coffee in a cool vintage mug, don't you just want to take it outside first thing in the morning and sit with a hoodie on out in the backyard in cool 50 degree weather? You know I do.
Mug is courtesy of the Nashville Flea Market. Yes, I decided to go, even as I watched the forecast track hotter and hotter as the week went on. I wanted to get out and do something. So, thinking we would go early enough that we would be gone before the worst of the heat hit, we headed out anyway.
And we about died.
The kids and I got there at 8:30 am on the dot. And lasted until 9:45, just barely. They made it until about 9:30, then grabbed some fresh lemonade and a slushie and went to wait for me inside an air conditioned building. I did not take long to follow.
The only thing that even remotely interested me were these Hazel Atlas mugs. Not a bargain, pretty much market price, but I liked them enough to suck it up and pay. I have a weakness for mugs I guess and these are a little bigger than your average vintage mug. I  am happy I decided to take them home with me.
Ahhhhh, don't they just make you long for cool weather?
Well, the one good thing about this wet heat. Almost daily afternoon thunderstorms keep the pool full and the morning glories blooming. My feather morning glories are really taking over this year. So, I guess that will be my positive side to this oppressive heat.
It is almost like living in the tropics this summer.
Stay cool! And hold on until Fall!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Guy stuff

Still fighting the summer laziness that has gotten ahold of me, so even though I was not really feeling it, I ran out to my favorite indoor flea market yesterday just to get out of the house for awhile and see if I could find something to spark some creative ideas.
Well, can't say my creative juices are flowing any faster, but I did find a project to work on.
My husband is a big cigar smoker and one of his favorite things to do on the weekends is to kick back and smoke a cigar out on the porch while watching a movie . So, I have had my eyes open for one of these vintage humidor stands for him for a couple years. They are pretty pricey between 100.00 and 200.00, so when I found one for 24.00, I snapped it up. Now, it is 24.00 for a reason, the copper inside has some issues, and it has a damaged leg. But who doesn't love a little restoration project? I know I do!

A good sanding, and a touch of stain and I think it will clean up nicely.

The leg on the left has some serious damage that may need to be repaired with a dowel, but other than that it is pretty sound. Once he gets the leg fixed this week, it will be my turn to sand, stain and see what I can do about that copper lining.

Even with the work required, he was pretty happy with it. The only other thing I found was a sharpening stone. Old, and pretty cool. I am excited to give it a try and see how it works on my knives.
I walked out thinking....huh, all guy stuff. Not one froo froo pretty glass thing caught my eye.
It was kind of sad to see how little has come through my favorite flea market, I saw very little new stock, so many things that I saw were there the last time I was in about a month ago. Next week is the Nashville flea, normally I don't bother going in August, but I think I may have to swing through this month if it is not too ungodly hot.
Football season kicked off on Friday night, we had a fantastic win for our season opener and it was a blast to watch the boys out there playing. Made me a little nostalgic for cooler weather, I hate to say it, but I am ready for Fall, and, dare I say it? Winter? Man the heat really must be getting to me. I never look forward to Winter.
 I am going to make sure I enjoy my last few weekends in the pool!
Hope you are having a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fairy Box? Garden?

I am still trying to drag myself out of this late summer slump. I have noticed that since the heat has relented a bit, I am feeling a little more restless and find myself getting bored easily. Good sign that I am perking up a bit. I hate feeling so sluggish and uninterested in everything. Frustrating.
I have started toying around with the idea of making a fairy garden in one of my pallet boxes. I like the idea of rimming the box with a picket fence, I think a wishing well, garden bench with tiny hydrangea bushes and a pebble path would be fun. Since Fairy gardens are all the rage right now there are lots of fun ideas out there.
So far I have only finished the house. But I really like it!

Tiny bird house that I picked up at Walmart of all places. A quick rub with some stain, popsicle stick door (still need to figure out what to use as a doorknob) then covered the bird "hole" with a page from a book. But the pine cone roof is my favorite!
So fun!
Looking at the weather this weekend. Looks like the rain is going to keep us out of the pool so no excuse to not work on some crafting...I may even get myself out to do a little thrifting Saturday morning. Anything to get me moving around again.
Hope you are having a productive week!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Summer Doldrums....

I have a bad case of the summer doldrums. The heat, that usually does not bug me too much, is making me very lazy. Work is crazy and between the heat and work, I am worn out, unmotivated and uninspired.
Trying to get motivated to do something more than just hang out in the pool. I really need a new project to snap me out of this creative funk.
Lets hope the heat and my creative funk breaks soon!
Hope you have a great week!