My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pink Saturday 8/23/08

Here it is again - Pink Saturday. Last week there were 80 participants and that's good. I, however, never did get around to visiting all of them and for that I'm very sorry. That's just a lot of surfing and I simply didn't have time with all the other things in life.

I have favorite bloggers I visit. Some just because they may need a lift that day. Some because I simply like reading what they write. Some because of the "eye candy" it provides and we ALLLLL know how I feel about "eye candy"! ;-) Some because I have a history with them and they make my day and make me happy - my ebay group. :-) Some because someone said, "Connie, you're gonna love this blogger so go see her." Well, I've whittled my favs down to about 120 now. Yep, that's just the ones I visit pretty regularly. I have a feeling I'm going to have to "whittle" some more. But I definitely try and visit as many as I can. I may not leave a comment if it doesn't particularly warrant a comment but most times I do.

Now, part of why I blog is to help all you chicks make your homes beautiful. That can involve many, many things - from having a loving home to having a comfortable home people like to visit for the "comfortableness" to simply making "all things beautiful" in the home. (Messy teenagers excepted here!) So let's look at how you can have gorgeous containers out of some "mundane" things.

Old pickle, olive and marshmallow creme jars are what I've done to make these lovely jars. Spray the lids, add roses to the tops if you desire, add some decoupage of your kitchen or whatever you desire (I always do roses.) - and this can even be pix of the munchkins(!) - and then start putting "stuff" in them. I've combined things in these jars and still have to add more stuff to a couple of them, but I'm putting nails, screws, picture holders, etc. in one of them. The other has just snippets of ribbon, fringe, just anything that adds color to it or that you can think of that you'd use everyday and want to be handy while "pizzazzing" up the place. So don't throw those jars out; put them to good use, chickees!


My little wall pocket where I put papers until I'm ready to file them.

My packing supplies! Yep, I will occasionally send out something in these pink envelopes. They sure do get noticed when someone pulls them out of the mailbox!

This is a faux rose and you've seen it many, many times over in my photos but it is the most realistic rose I've ever seen in silk. It has fooled just about everyone who has seen them in my home. It is truly exquisite and I was lucky enough to buy all that the store had of these. I have them all over the house. I've never seen them again anywhere. :-(



Since it is "pink saturday" I thought I'd show off this "pink" coupon I got. I've obliterated some of it so it can't be copied and taken advantage of, but not many "coupons" come in PINK! :-)

Steal of the day..........uhhhh, I mean my "best deal" of the day. These sheets were $7.99 each and the pillow cases were 2 for $3.99!!!!!!!! Squeeeeeeeal!! Now, I'm not needing sheets at the moment but I simply could NOT pass these up. They are high-end decorator sheets and pillow cases. PLEASE enlarge the pix to view the tone-on-tone loveliness of these beauties. Just so gorgeous and SOFT!



I have been waking up at 3 or 4 in the morning lately because I'm so jazzed with energy. (My ebay group is starting to worry! Hah) But I'm fine, just so much to do I need to start early. ;-) Anyway, I got up and started making a pillow for the popup trailer Love Bunny just got. (Yes, it will be frou frou-y and I'm working on it!) I have this quilt that I finally cut into and made this darling little pillow to take camping. The quilt is double sided so one side of the pillow is one pattern and the other side of the pillow is the other rose pattern. Came out quite cute I think. The one in the background is a bed pillow that just may get to travel to the campgrounds also. ;-)


A cute little card someone gave me last year. Pink mice chicks having a cup of tea.
I made this polka dot rose to put on this little letter holder about 5 years ago. It is on a paper holder for a wall next to a desk. It has specialty rose papers in it also. Now I've learned there is a blog called the Polka Dot Rose! Cute.

A sweet tag given to me last year for my birthday which is coming up next friday the 29th!! Yippeeeee...........
Okay, little chicks, get busy and make your home gorgeous - no matter what your style. I've given you enough "hints" for this day..............

43 comments:

  1. Lovely things, as usual, Connie.

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  2. me too....up early..but in my recliner with DELLA , my laptop..and the fibromyalgia RAGING this morning..beautiful idea with the JARS, oh...I just love them...those are DECOUPAGED roses????....Where did you find them....they are so pretty and would go wonderfully in my kitchen, too...loved all your pink things,you are one talented lady.
    Connie...
    Deby

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  3. Mornin' Miss Connie...love the PINK frou frou!!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  4. I really like what you did with the jars. How pretty. Speaking of pretty those pillow you made from the quilt are darling.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    take care,
    Dawn

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  5. Happy Pink Saturday, Connie. I see that you are spreading your pink cheer. Good deeds!

    I love what you did with the jars. I could use a few of those in my office here at home. I don't think you ever stop having a need of something to hold things.

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  6. I enjoyed your Blog and am enjoying going to your Favorite Places.
    Becky
    Laceandlures.blogspot.com

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  7. You have such great ideas, Connie! love the pink!

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  8. Love all your pictures you are very talented, I enjoy visiting and reading all you have to say.
    Have a Happy and bless saturday, Virginia

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  9. Happy Pink Saturday. I know what you mean about needing to whittle down the computer time... but I just can't.

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  10. Happy Pink Saturday, Ms. Connieness! I've missed you!! I've been gone a week and am trying so hard to catch up. I'm loving all of your wonderful Pinkness today!
    Be a pink sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. Love it all as usual! Smooches right back to you! Hey blogging gals CONNIE'S BIRTHDAY IS THE 29TH!!! Oh she's gonna' be mad at me for that one!

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  12. Connie you never disappoint..cute PINK goodies! And you are so *GREEN*, hehehe

    Happy Pink...Lorena

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  13. I love your pillows and wall pocket :)

    I have 130+ blogs on my list, so I can relate ;)

    I may not always post a comment for you Connie, but I am reading, but most of the time I do comment:)

    Have a great weekend,
    Bella

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  14. I love all of your pink treasures Connie! Send me some of your energy. I don't seem to have anything done. Less time in this chair would probably help! Have a wonderful pink weekend!

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  15. Hi Connie....love all the pinks....the jars are great and that is a very pretty pink rose. Hugs, Linda

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  16. Hello Connie, love what you did to those jars! You clever girl!
    Those pillows are very pretty too and so is that tag!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Love, Ann

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  17. Lots of sweet pink things here today Connie. Where did you find the pink envelopes? Happy Pink Saturday ~ Lynn

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  18. Those jar are very cute!!
    I love that tag you recieved,its adorable.
    Happy early Birthday and Happy Pink Saturday!

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  19. Hi Connie, love all your pink today, especially the jars. I think they are so pretty! Your sheets are sooooo adorable! Your have so many pretty pink things!
    Love You! Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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  20. oooo, I love your collection of pink! those jars ar so pretty and the sheets are an awesome bargain - I wanna know where YOU shop! ;)

    Have a lovely Pink Day!

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  21. Hello My Dear connie!

    First of all Happy Birthday on Friday! You are not getting older, you are getting better! Hope it is a wonderful day for you!

    Love, as always your PINK post! Can you teach me how to make those jars and make the lids stay on forever?! Cute as a button!

    Have a nice day at church tomorrow! )Shhhh, new calling in the morning, RS Sec.) Bishop asked if I had ever been one! At my age I have been done it all, even a Stake RS Pres.! LOL!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  22. Hi Connie :)

    I lovee all your pinkness! My favorite is the wall pocket.

    Have a great weekend!
    hugs,
    rue

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  23. Beautiful pink things that you have here! I love anything roses, especially pink. Love the jars, the silk roses, the pretty pretty pillows, but I think my favorite today is that wall pocket! Lovely!

    Kady

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  24. P.S. Connie! LOL! Silly me! I didn't mean the LIDS on forever...I meant how do you keep the little flowers etc. ON THE LID forever without coming off! I was in a cute store one day and picked up a jar like yours and the little "thing" came off! Am I making any sense?!!! Mj ; )

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  25. Now that was a PINK post!!! Love all of the goodies and those linens were a deal!!!!
    I have been missing seeing my blog faves and am trying to catch up!!!

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  26. Hi Connie,

    I love your pinkness. I agree it is difficult to keep up with all the blogs. I love visiting everyone but there isn't enough time in the day to do that and everything else. Oh my!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    hugs,
    Barb

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  27. Hi! Your pictures are so cute

    have a nice pink weekend!

    visit me anytime....

    xoxo

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  28. Fun post chock full of inspiration!

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  29. What a great collection of PINK!! But my absolute, hands down favorite are the glass jars that you make with the painted lids and roses!! OMG - I am so going to make some of those!!!...Donna

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  30. Like the idea about the jars but I don't go through them very fast(being single and all)-I COVET your pillows you just made! I also enjoyed your cute little care. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy almost birthday!

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  31. You never run out of lovely pink things to show us. I love those pillows.

    Gee, I wish I had 1/2 of your energy.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  32. First of all, Connie, I am so happy you did not weed me out! Thank you very much!! Second, I just love those pillows you made. Very nice. I want to try making pillows. I have a sewing machine I never use, but I love pillows and I can't afford some of the beauties out there and know I can do just as good of a job. Yours are really pretty. Lastly, I cannot believe the fantastic buy you got on those Lily Pulitzer sheets!!!!! They are beautiful and they are usually very expensive sheets. All of her stuff is over the top. Good job and great post. Very interesting to read. Thanks for sharing all that juicy info!!

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  33. I love those jars! What a cute, clever idea...why didn't I think of that?! The pillows are darling too.
    Kathy

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  34. Love your sweet jars and the pretty pillow !! :)

    Rhea

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  35. The pillows look so comfy and cozy - and the sheets are gorgeous. ...I think I'm ready for bed now. :) Happy Pink Saturday!

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  36. Connie I love all your pretties , and you did a great job on those pillows, and the jars are real cuties too .

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  37. Oh my!!! I just adore what you did with those jars! I save those kinds of jars and use them for things, but they don't look that good! I really must go buy me some of that *pink* spray paint! The sheets are gorgeous! The pillows are simply wonderful! Can you send some of your energy my way? If you have any extra, that is!

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  38. Connie, I'm so glad I got to your post today. I am like you my visiting has been hit and miss because of all the company I have had this summer. Quiet at last. Your pinkness is great today. Love the jars. You have so many ideas for fun things to do. You are always a great upper, and you make me smile.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  39. Happy PS, sweet Connie!! Love all the pretties you posted today. Those little jars with roses on top & decals on the front are adorable! I love little easy, yet pretty & functional ideas & ways to display eye candy!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  40. Thanks for sharing all your pink! I love it. You did very well making that pink polka-dotted ribbon look like a rose, when I try those things,it ends up looking like nothing! Ha!
    Have a happy rest of the weekend!

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  41. Such a lovely variety of ~Pinks~. Happy Pink Saturday !!!

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  42. Hello Connie,

    Love those cute jars. I am BIG on saving jars. I just love them, don't know why but I do. What decoupage medium did you use on the glass jars?

    Your pillow is so cute too...I know, it isn't easy cutting into a quilt is it..you kind of want to keep it as it is.

    I think I need to go visit Deby. I have fibromyalgia too and it has been painful this week..

    Kindredly, Lynne Laura

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