Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I have nothing to say, yet here I am...

Technically, my post title is a lie, because even when I have nothing to say... I have something to say.  I'm often reminded of the quote by Plato- "Wise men speak because they have something to say.  Fools, because they have to say something."  I have to say something!  I just do, alright?!  Anyway.  I do come with a couple of great ideas for you. 
I spray painted this bucket with chalkboard spray paint.  I love this idea!  I know... you're so surprised by that.  It makes a great container for your candaayyy. This bucket was formerly red... before that, it was black.  Now it's chalkboardy. (grin) Oh and a little tip- do not spray paint the underside.  If you do, you'll end up with black-difficult-to-remove, chalkboard residue on your white kitchen table.  I mean.  Hypothetically.  If you do not heed this warning, simply sand the bottom rim with sandpaper once it's all dry, and everything will be fine.  Just saying.
 Also.  (And here's where the "I really have nothing much to say," part of this post enters) I give you, the most annoying project known to man.  (Or woman.)  Because my daughter fell in love with a discontinued American Girl Doll last season, ("Darn you, American Girl!") and I refuse to pay collector item prices for ridiculously small items, I must create them.  FYI: Making a doll, for a doll is as ridiculous as it sounds and my daughter had better rise up and call me blessed for the rest of her natural born days.  The End.
It turned out nicely, thanks to my glue gun.  
And mostly, I'm just happy that she's happy. 
Lastly, this is my other fun idea.  (Boy, I really get sidetracked when I have nothing to say, don't I?) These are dollar store salt and pepper shakers, filled with flowers for a church event.  Aren't they pretty?  This wasn't my brain child, it was the idea of my friend Betsy... but wouldn't it be darling on a Thanksgiving table?  Or as individual place settings?  Super affordable.  Gotta love that.

Okay friends, if I don't get a chance to post again, stay safe this weekend, and happy candy gathering!

28 comments:

  1. Oooh...very sweet job on the dolly! When I was around your daughter's age my grandma made me a Holly Hobbie style doll with a big ol' bonnet. I like your other ideas too....and I loooove Twix. Would you like my address. : P

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  2. These are fun and inspiring ideas! I have been trying to decide upon a centerpiece/decoration for our Thanksgiving table so, I love the idea of the flowers in the salt and pepper shakers. This is so simple but could be so elegant... love it!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

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  3. I love when you have nothing to say, Sasha! The doll is wonderful and I am heading to the Dollar Store for salt and pepper shakers...genius idea!

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  4. I fell in love with the first picture. Your kitchen is bewitching. (No pun intended.) It looks cozy and vibrant. Can a thing be cozy and vibrant at the same time? Well, if it can, it is. The End.

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  5. I have to say, you always have the cutest ideas for parties and table setting. I bookmark certain pages from blogs that I like but I just give up when I get to your page because the side of your blog has all that I am looking for!

    Beautiful ideas and that aren't that difficult. Now that's what I'm talking about, none of this "oh it's really easy, really" Martha Stewart type crafts!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kind regards,
    Nicole

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  6. I know what you mean about the dolls. I actually just purchased the "Felicity" doll for my granddaughter Felicity. We just "had" to get it since she is no longer going to be made....ridiculous price!

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  7. That dolly for the dolly is too cute.:)

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  8. That just may be my individual place card holder for Thanksgiving--how awesomely cheap and pretty! Now those are two words you hardly hear paired together.

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  9. I just found your blog and I love it! I'm looking forward to reading all your upcoming posts...thanks!!!

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  10. I love the flowers in the vase!! How fun are those? Tiny and adorable. If your daughter doesn't rise up and call you blessed, I sure will! I wouldn't have done that dolly project...mostly because I have no idea how to! :) Good on ya! lol

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  11. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Is that Kirsten? I had her when I was young and she was my FAVORITE! Too bad I don't still have her or I'd give you my accessories. And I LOVE the idea of chalkboard paint, I've just never used it.

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  13. Well your little one looked adorable in her American Girl get up and that doll is TOO cute. You need to sell those! Love chalkboard ANYthing. Love ya girl.

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  14. It does look like Kirsten! I had her and she was my favorite, as well! Of course that was about 20 years ago. Yikes! :)

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  15. Loved this post. SUCH cute ideas! Also, you gave me happy memories of my childhood with the American Girl doll. My sister had the same one as your daughter and I was a Samantha girl myself. I hope you all have a lovely, lovely Halloween time!!!

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  16. Another fabulous reason for me to get some chalkboard paint ~ love it! Is your kitchen countertop always that clean?!?

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  17. I feel like running out tomorrow and finding a bucket now to paint with chalkboard paint but I won't. Such a cute idea. I love the doll too. Ava looks so cute. I want to dress up like that for Halloween. AND I also love the shaker vases. Great idea. Okay, so I loved it all. ;)

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  18. I'd rather make something 10 feet tall instead of a miniature doll! But, you , super Mom, pulled it off. Thanks for the salt shaker tip!

    Carol

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  19. I'm just sayin', You're a good mama making that doll for the doll...super cute and I have to tell you that I'm stealing your dollar store idea with the salt and pepper shakers to turn them into vases...super, super cute!

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  20. rise up and call you blessed...dang woman, you crack me up! i love reading your blogs...i feel more like i'm listening to you yap! perfection!

    the flowers are so fun & pretty too

    xo

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  21. Love both ideas and am storing them under my "projects" bookmark! The doll is ADORABLE and the thought of using salt and pepper shakers for vases....genius. Tell your friend I said WOW! It always amazes me that with all the "crafty" magazines and blogs and television shows there are still crafts out there waiting to be discovered!

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  22. I'm loving the treat bucket. And I think I need to invest in some salt & pepper shakers!

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  23. Love the salt and pepper shakers. I have a dollar store one street over. We walk there all the time and let me tell you 1$ times 20 things is 20BUCKS!! That place kills me sometimes. I should neer expect to pay just $1 because it never happens!! It should be called the $7 store..because I never spend less than that EVER!! and I am not sure what I buy!!
    Happy Halloween!
    Lisa

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  24. Just bought my ingredients to make the home made washing powder....do you think it is OK for the HE machines (high efficiency)...I personally think it is a marketing ploy to make you buy the higher priced washing powder labeled for the front loaders but I am not sure........

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  25. I love the treat bucket!
    I love your little girl dressed up in her bonnet, and dress! I saved and saved when I was around 11, and finally had enough for Kirsten. She's in my hope chest, maybe someday I'll have a little girl for her.
    BTW, new public blog- fromtheranchhouse.blogspot.com
    :)

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  26. You are a such a good mom! Your doll for a doll turned out adorable :). And I used those same salt & pepper shakers as vases for a wedding a did last January! Your friend Betsy is a genius :).

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  27. The salt & pepper shakers are a great idea!!! Love it.

    You rock as a mom. I would never attempt the little doll. Kudos to you!

    Cute bucket.
    -fringegirl

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  28. so cute and your home is so lovely I can't understand why it hasn't sold unless God wants you to stay there. You always have such cute ideas.

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