Tag, Tags, and Tagged~

This post consists of a couple of things that I want to share with everyone.
The other day I went to the bookstore with my daughter and I was in the magazine section, of course, where else would I be but looking for another magazine to give me some inspiration. Have you ever had a time when you get tired of the same crafts that you want to try something different? Well, this was one of those times when I spotted the April 09 issue of Marie (Marie Antoinette-Inspired Mixed-Media Art magazine) and I was suddenly taken back to a time of great extravagance. I saw the movie Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst and loved all the furnishings and fashions that were made for this movie, but at the time I wasn't in the blog world to see that many bloggers were paying tribute to the "Last Queen of France" in this way of mixed-media art. I brought Marie home with me and was so inspired by all the altered art that was featured. So, I thought I would try my hand at some of the examples that were shown and this is my interpretation of some mixed-media art, not solely Marie Antoinette inspired, let's just say French inspired.
French inspired tag~
French inspired shoe tags or paper shoes~
A few close-ups of my shoes~ Now for the "tagged" part of this post. Shelley of Sweet Pea tagged me this week. I'm to tell you things about me. I can't remember if it's 7 or 10 things I'm supposed to list (I'm too lazy at this point to go back and check). So, here goes.... 1. I don't start my day without a Diet Coke and this has absolutely nothing to do with me being on a diet o.k. it's all about the CAFFEINE!!!! I can't function without it, seriously! 2. I am deathly (is that a word) afraid of amusement park rides...I don't do that! I'm about to tell you why... 3. When I was a kid we went to Six Flags and my sister convinced me to get on the log ride with her...she lied to me and said it was a boat ride. Well, when we get to the top getting ready to plunge down into the water...I fainted...yea, that's right...fainted! Never Again!!! 4. I have mentioned this one before...I'm Obsessive Compulsive about the smallest things. ie:holes in walls 5. I can't stand for my kitchen counters to be sticky, dirty...I'm constantly wiping them down...remember the OCD! 6. I carry a bottle of GermX with me at all times...germs are everywhere! OCD again! 7. I clean my bathrooms everyday...especially after someone uses it! GERMS!! There's that dern OCD again! 8. I don't use public restrooms, I hold it till I get home...germs, germs, germs! Yea, there's just one problem with that now that the old age is kickin' in, the bladder is gettin' older too! What's a girl to do? One word...PADS!!! 9. Oh! Before going to bed I check all the doors at least 3 times to make sure they're locked. I can't help it...OCD! 10. And finally, I am sooooo going to regret playing this tagged game. Thanks again Shelley, I enjoyed playing along and I hope you enjoyed knowing more about me. Now, I want to get to know more about the following I'm about to tag... Cher of The Texas Woman Donna of Curious Goods Deborah of The Painted Nest Stephanie of How Perfectly Imperfect! Have a wonderful weekend!


Lovely Blog Award~

I am thrilled and honored to be chosen by Cathleen at Vintage Home Lifestyle for
One Lovely Blog Award.
Thanks so much Cathleen!
Now, according to the rules I am to pass this award on to 10 lovely blogs. This is a difficult task because there are soooooooo many "lovely" blogs out there, so I will choose the following based on the love they share. My 10 picks are in no particular order.

The Apothacary Shop

You may choose to forward or not...I just wanted to honor you today.

Enjoy ~ The Lovely Blog Award!


Home Sweet Home~

The days are getting hotter, you know what that means....summer is almost here! I can't believe that we will be living in this house for a year in July. Which brings me to the reason I'm doing this post. I still don't have anything on the walls. When we moved in we painted the walls Whole Wheat (Sherwin Williams paint) and I am afraid to damage the walls by putting holes all over them when I'm not sure what to put on them. I have this obsessive compulsive thing about putting holes in the walls.
Here are a few photos of what my living room and dining room look like without anything on the walls and a few special ones as well. So, I would really appreciate some advice on what to do.

Coffee table flowers~

Living Room~ Dining Room~ Dining table arrangement~ Some special things~ A "killer" piece of coral~ And my most favorite...Otis~
I hope you enjoyed the pics and can't wait to hear what ideas you come up with.
Hugs to all!


Mother's Day Wishes~

~La Rustique Market~
would like to wish all the mothers
and expecting mothers to be a

Peace, Love and Blessings~


Weekend News~

Oh my! It's already Wednesday...where does the time go! I meant to post this on Monday but....anyway I wanted to let you know of a few exciting things that I am doing.
First, this weekend, Saturday May 9th I will be setting up at the Goliad Market Days in Goliad, TX which is between Victoria and Beeville. It's an hour drive for me and I'm excited to be doing this. I know it's late notice to post about it, but they have Market Days every second Saturday of each month from 9 am - 4 pm, March - December, so make plans to come and check me out sometime. Goliad Market Days, which combines an arts and crafts fair, farmers market, and community festival features more than 170 booths and vendors.
Oh, my sister will be setting up there also under Silver Fox Antiques.
Second, I have officially opened my BlogShop and is ready for you to go shopping. You can also find it on my sidebar. My goal is to add new items weekly, so check it out and let me know what you think!
Peace and Blessings,
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