Thursday, May 23, 2013

Applique Sale and Papa is here!

I have not been getting much done lately. I have lots of things I want to work on but we have been having a lot of rain and I have just been enjoying staying cozy in the house. Janae let me know about a sale that I wanted to share with everyone---because it is a great one!

Do it Yourself Chic is having 25% off all appliques and free shipping in the US starting tomorrow and ending on Monday (Memorial day). You can find them here.  This is the place where I get the appliques I use on furniture and crafts to make them have that extra special appeal. What a sale! I wish I was rich--I would stock up! I went around the house and took some pictures of my favorites.

I really love using these and the quality from Do it yourself chic is really good. I have been pleased.

My Father in law is visiting us from Oklahoma. He picked a good time to visit I think! It has been wonderful having him here. He moved to Oklahoma 3 years ago and we hadn't seen him in all that time. I am so glad the kids especially get to see him.

Rather than calling him Grandpa we have always called him Papa.

Janae had us all over for pizza the other day. It is so nice to have a grown daughter to do things like that :)

Taking a picture in the mirror

Lacie usually won't let anybody she doesn't know pick her up..but she seemed to know Papa is a good guy...and a big dog lover!

Although I hate to put Papa to work while he is here Jerry (my husband) and Papa have been getting a lot done! They built this wheelchair ramp for Gage--

They also built the back fence. Jerry's brother Shane helped too. It went up so quickly. No more fence blowing over on windy days!

I hope this finds everyone well...and please do take advantage of the Do it yourself chic sale if you feel inspired :)

Thanks for visiting!


Janae said...

I can't wait to order some appliques do it your self chics really are the best! I am so glad Papa is here to visit, it was really nice having you all over last week. I love all the pics of your appliques they are all so pretty.

Heirloom treasures said...

So pleased you had a good time with your FIL Sandy. Always nice to have family get togethers and how easy Pizza's are. xx

farmhouse-story said...

i have a list ready for the appliques--love them:) you've been busy outside, too!

family helping family is the best, huh:) the fence look great with all the blooms:) happy weekend, sandy!

Grandma Carolee said...

Your photos of Papa and all of you are so good!! The fence and ramp are both perfect...many thanks to Papa and Shane for all their help.

Melanie said...

Looks like you are all enjoying the visit! All of the photos are great!

JP said...

So nice to hear that you had a wonderful visit!

Lucille said...

A lovely reunion. They certainly got a lot of work done between the two of them. Your yard looks so lovely! It's cold and raining here. I will be wearing my winter coat today. It's 5 Celsius here, going up to only 13 this afternoon. Colds are rampant and I don't need one. What strange weather for the end of May.

Unknown said...

How nice to have your FIL visit. I sure hope his home was not in the tornado area. How sad for all of those wonderful people. I love all your beautiful projects that you do. You sure have a talent for making things sooo pretty! Enjoy your has to stop raining sooner or later..the gardens love it but even the gardens are ready for a break in the rain.

Cynthia said...

I will be checking this sale out for sure. Thanks for letting us know. Sounds like the guys have gotten a lot done. Have a great weekend!


Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Oh, everything in your home looks so pretty! The flower border on the fence, the beautiful appliques, the pretty aqua in your china hutch. SO pretty! Looks like you had lots of fun with your family, too! :-)

Anne said...

Oh how wonderful to have a visit from your FIL! Love your family photos!Beautiful appliques I will have to check those out before the sale ends!
Have a wonderful weekend Sandy!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a beautiful family you have Sandy.... love the photo in the mirror. My family live in different states too, so it is really special when you can get 3 generations together.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Appliques add so much. Of course I love the roses. Enjoy your family time.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love all of the appliques, and how great to get things done...I could sure use a new fence!


Ruffles n Raspberries said...

Wonderful post with pictures of your family!
Love those appliques too.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Isn't it wonderful to have wonderful men in the family! It looks like they got so much done. It looks beautiful.

Amy Jo

Hayu Maselli said...

Hello Sandy,

Beautiful appliques, sure I am inspired.
wow you are surrounded by amazing men. You are lucky to have Father in law like Him.
Enjoy your family gathering

Thanks so much for the friendship and. Happy to meet white lovers from all over the world.
wishing you a beautiful weekend for you and whole family.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

How nice to have your father-in-law visit after three years and spend family time together! How great that he was helpful too! Nancy

Fran said...

So glad you had a wonderful visit with your FIL. I hope he gets to stay for a while. Your back yard looks amazing!! Great work to your husband, his brother, and Papa!! Many hands make light and wonderful work. You inspire me to get in my back yard this year. Your daughter has also given me some great ideas for my hallway walls this summer. You have an amazing family.

Ana said...

So glad to hear you and your family are enjoying some time with Papa after three years. Hopefully he won't wait that long to visit again next time :-) Wishing you a wonderful day.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Argh...I missed the sale! I love using them on projects at home and for the shop!
How fun to have your fil visiting, looks like you are having fun!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hope you have a great visit! I love the way you use the appliques, your pieces always look amazing!

Bernideen said...

The look here is lovely! I too have been repainting old antiques this winter going shabby! Your home is lovely and YOUR GARDEN! Would love to have you come to link at my "Open House" later this morning!

Pam Kessler said...

I've never seen their appliques before! Those are wonderful. Your ramp is gorgeous. Much prettier than some of the ones I've seen. We have an elevator type thing in the garage, but for the back doors we have metal ramps like they use to get a motorcycle into the back of a truck. Not the prettiest thing!

Rosaria Amorim said...

Oi Sandy, linda família, gostei da rampa. Um Bj no seu coração.

Rosaria Amorim said...

Oi Sandy, linda família, gostei da rampa. Um Bj no seu coração.

Rosaria Amorim said...

Hi Sandy, beautiful family, liked the ramp. A Bj in your heart.