Monday, August 19, 2013

A Restfull Day and a Entryway Shelf

Well, we are all back to school and work now.  My older kids start college tomorrow and my younger kids and I have been back for over a week.  This is the first time I have been glad to see it gone and ready to start a new school year.  This is the first day of the rest of our lives.  I have been saying that a lot lately.  I think with all that has happened, and the fact that both of my babies are in High School this year, have had a lot to do with it.  The week before school starts is when my work really gets going.  I have my daycare kids and sometimes their older brother's and sister's too, so, that paycheck is what I use to get my kids school clothes and supplies.  It is just a week before school starts and we shop like crazy to get it all done in one weekend.  



Even though I was tired, I got up this morning at 5:00 so I could put a load of laundry in before church.  I started my coffee and was sitting on my sofa when I decided not to go to church, or start on the house and laundry right away.



I just put my head back and dozed a little, drank a little coffee, and got a little inspired.  I really needed that and feel so much better.  After looking at all the magazines, I got excited about redecorating my Entryway Shelf



when I realized that I haven't even posted what I have had up for the past month or so.  I really love my tray (I also have one with roosters).  I had my eye on it for quite sometime at Michael's.  Then one day, I went in and they were 80% off - YIPPEE!!  I was so happy, I bought both for under $10.00.



Isn't is pretty?



I also go a few bottles and some pretty stones (everything 80% off).  In the morning, I really enjoy the light hitting all the pretty colors.




Did I mention flowers too?  I have to admit, I went a little crazy.  Now, the pretty white vase, I made by hot gluing a dollar store vase to a dollar store candle stick and painting it a glossy white.  I wrapped some twine and tied on this pretty key.  It was on clearance from the jewelry section.




I have really enjoyed this, but, I am ready to start something different.  I hope you all stay tuned to see what is next.

Have a great week.


12 comments:

  1. I love your shelf, and the way it is decorated. I am in the process of decorating my living room and would love to do something like this.

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  2. Rhonda I love your shelf...the bird tray is so cute! I too have one in college (who I just moved into his first apartment), one in high school, and one who graduated college this past spring and starts teaching tomorrow (a general music teacher)....here's to craziness!

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  3. beautifully arranged! Christine from Little BRags

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  4. I love it Rhonda especially the tray and white vase with the key! Really great creative ideas! Loretta

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  5. I'm with Loretta love your homemade vase, and that key is gorgeous.

    Consider sharing at Tuesdays With a Twist.

    http://yourlife7.blogspot.com/2013/08/tuesdays-with-twist-20-link-up.html

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  6. That tray is too cute. And aren't you glad school started?

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  7. This looks great! I especially love the twine wrapped around the vase, it's the little things for me! :o)

    Tania

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  8. I love it! I'm hosting a giveaway for $100 in throw pillows at my blog. You should swing by and enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/throw-pillow-giveaway.html

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  9. This is TOO cute! I'd love for you to link it up on my DIY Weekend feature!

    mrandmrswinslett.blogspot.com/2013/08/diy-weekend.html

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  10. Very Cute! I'm working on my entry way at my office.
    Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Come on over and share what you've been working on.

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/08/tuesdays-with-twist-21.html

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  11. Very pretty! Great job putting everything together. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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