Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Breadstyx Bistro

When you get old like the hubs and I are {ahem..cough, cough} it is a challenge to find somewhere
new and interesting to visit that isn't halfway around the world. Oh Paris, where art thou? Too
far away...okay I digress...anyway...we went to Defiance, Ohio last Saturday. It is a town that we
frequent{about 35 miles away} and we ate at this wonderful Bistro. We have eaten here
 once before, but we forget all about it!! {another sign of getting old!} It is downtown and most
 times when we shop in Defiance we are at the mall end so thus we forget.

The outside is just as cute as the inside!

I just love the way it is decorated! For a gal who decorates with mostly all neutral this bistro
is a bright pop of color and just perfect for springtime!

Love the brick walls! Hubby and I got here at the perfect time when hardly anyone else
was here so i was able to get a few pics.

Hubs ordered a "build your burger". Don't you just love the newspaper and the tin bucket?
I love little details and always have so this really grabbed my attention! love it!

I don't know why I ordered pizza, but next time I am ordering a sandwich just to get the cute
pail and newspaper. ha!! The food was delish!

If you happen to be in Defiance, Ohio anytime soon be sure and check it out.
Wonderful place to enjoy lunch!!

200 Clinton Street
Defiance, Ohio

Their Facebook page is here

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Snowdrops and DON'T move the table!

My Jeanne D' Arc snowdrops are up!! Aren't they beautiful! I just love them and also love the name!!

I have been painting yesterday and today.

Let me tell you how all this started:

Yesterday I wanted to move the white table out and move the smaller
table in front of the window. When I moved the white table of course I had to sweep the floor,
which led to mopping the floor, which led to "OH MY the trim needs painting" , started
painting the trim, then realized "OH great time to paint the wall" to town
got paint and it snowballed from there.

Moral of my story: DON"T MOVE YOUR TABLE!
It starts a whole process that you just can't stop.

 I am so tired of climbing over things, but this is just the way I roll. There was more out here ,
 but I did move some into the kitchen. I don't mind is all the prep work that
 I despise. ha!

I had to straddle the washer, dryer and water heater to get it painted above the shelf. How fun. I sure
didn't think this through when we put it up. Maybe I thought I would never paint again. ha!

Also, my vanity here that I love...well that wasn't thought through either. How in the world am I going to
paint behind the window?? I bet I will figure it out if nothing more than and long handle on a paint
brush. Oh the crazy things I do!

{The paint color is "country fog" and the matching for the trim is "pinch of salt".}

I came in for a lunch break and remembered I had some of these in the cabinet so they were my
treat for all my hard work. *SMILE* Have you ever had them? SO yummy!!

I gotta get back to painting. Three walls still need a second coat! I hope that someday I also learn to
get paint that covers in ONE coat.

How is your day going? I am tired and probably won't be able to move tomorrow, but hey I got
something accomplished!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Here comes Peter Cottontail...

...hoppin' down the bunny trail ♪♫♪

Hippity , hoppin'...♫♪♫

Easter's on its way! ♪♫♪...

{from composers Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins in 1949}

I remember this song from when I was little and it always comes to mind this time of year.

I chose to be lazy this year and opt for a purchased kit to make a cute bunny banner.

Actually, I was going to get one for each of my kids families for my grands and I only found this one.
I went to a couple different stores and never saw another one and that was way back when
they first started putting out Easter goodies. They must have been either really popular
or each store got in ONE kit. 

This bunny definitely looks like he has been hopping down the bunny trail!

This was my purchase at the store called
Fabulous Finds in Adrian, Michigan
that I told you about a few posts ago. Isn't he sweet??

Please disregard the fall leaves {ahem} from last year. I did get them cleaned up
AFTER I took this photo. 

I am so far behind, but I wanted to show you what my hubby Mr. Wayside brought me.

I woke up the day after St. Patrick's Day to these beautiful cookies
sitting on my kitchen table. I told hubby that he staged them perfectly!
They were DELICIOUS and I loved that he thought of me.

Are you busy with Easter preparations?

 I have some of my kids coming in this weekend and we will have the traditional Easter Egg hunt
 after lunch Sunday, but first we will go to church to celebrate our risen Savior!!



Wednesday, March 25, 2015


It has been a long time since I have been able to "tinker" {as Elyse calls it}

I like that word.

I had some extra time on my hands today so I hauled out my supplies and got started.
Easter is coming up pretty fast and I wanted to make some white crosses.

 I have always been enamored with pretty papers, and all the little tid bits that most people
just throw away. Not me.  I keep them ALL to make

...and once in awhile inspiration actually hits. ha!

{a little hoarding tendencies maybe? No, not me??}

This craft is so easy that even the kiddos can do it so get your little ones
at the table , gather up your supplies and let's begin!

I used some almost transparent white paper from my stash along with cheesecloth,
rubber stamps and flowers.

{I won these pretty flowers in a giveaway from Elyse several months ago}

I had several stamps to choose from and the one I chose says:

 "he has risen"

I started folding the paper at one end and folded it over several times.

Then I cut off the excess and glued it down.

I also tore off the ends instead of cutting them off to make it more rustic looking.

Next , pick your rubber stamp of choice and stamp it right onto the cross.

I adore cheesecloth and use it for so many things. I took a piece of it and wound it
around the cross. You can wind it any way you choose. No right or wrong ways here.

I glued the cheesecloth down in a few places and then added some flowers.

{Now that I look at the three I finished, I should have used assorted stamps, but oh well}

Wouldn't these be cute to lay on each plate for Easter dinner?

As I said...SIMPLE and EASY PEASY...anyone can make these.

I am almost embarrassed to even put the instructions on here.

You could even add some thin silver string at the top to hang them up if you so desired.

Do you think you will make some? Please let me know if you do!

Are you ready for Easter?? 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Awesome Finds

I have found a few new to me stores lately and I wanted to share them with you.

Do any of you bloggers live near Adrian, Michigan?
You will wish you did after you see these pics. lol.

The pic above and the the first two below are from a store called


and believe me it is awesome! They have a few rooms full and also a basement and
their finds are fabulous.

As usual someone (ahem..we won't say her name)
her camera so you have to make due with phone pics and a lot of them are blurry,
but I still wanted to share them.

This store is located at:
123 West Maumee St.
Adrian, Michigan

Be sure and check it out if you are in the area.
You will love it!

They also have a facebook page here.

They have amazing signs and one of a kind gorgeous pieces along with
many gorgeous architectural pieces!



The rest of these pictures are from

Collette's Vintage and Antique Mall

in Burton, Michigan.

Most of them are horrible pictures , but I hope you can glean the good from them.
Hopefully next time I go I will remember to take my real camera.

I thought they had some very neat booths and ideas, but as I said

horrible pictures that I am so sorry about.

I also went to two AMAZING stores in Holly, Michigan this past weekend but...

 yep...once guessed it

My camera was left in the car and even my phone so I didn't get any pictures of those
places at all. SO bummed.
 Next time I am up that way I hope to have my
head screwed on right and have some gorgeous photos for you.

Do you ever forget your camera?
I have been so good at doing that lately...ugh.