Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pallet Table

Tim finished my table made from pallets.
It has 2 shelves and 2 drawers . I love it.
I am sure we will be using this for many years.
But what I love most is it was free, using the wood from pallets being thrown away. 
I got the idea from Pinterest. thanks pinterest 
other side
Thanks honey you did a great job.


12 squares done  only 222 more to go...lol
I better my MOJO working or I will never get it done.
I crochet in spirts lately. 
I also want to think what I should make for the new coffee table. it is almost finished. I will post it tomorrow.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Thank you to all our troops, men and women, past and present, for our freedom

Sunday, May 27, 2012

More On The Pallet Table

Tim dragged the pallet table out to the garage and stained it yesterday. It is almost finished.
He will have to put clear finish on it .
 I am loving how it is coming out. 
I am so excited about this table made from pallets. I got the idea from PINTEREST.
But I must say it has been alot of work for Tim. 
Soon it will be in my living room holding our remotes and books.
 Hmmmm I am going to have to make something for the top. Should I crochet a table topper or quilt a runner, or should I just leave it bare wood. Decisions, decisions.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


So I have been a slacker about posting.. 
Not too much has been done around here. 
Tim did work on the pallet table last week end. He made the drawers and sanded .
 there is a drawer on each side
I didn't want pretty drawer knobs I wanted this made all from the pallets
He will sand more and stain it. I don't want it perfect. If I did I would have bought a table. This has been  a fun project.(Of course my sweetie is doing the work)  I like that it is big   we can play games on it. The grand kids can play their cars and trucks on it. No worries about making dents . lol

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Being of 'that' age myself,

I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and how some of them start at the young age of 50.
This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family, too.
Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55. If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for free.

YOU must ASK for your discount!
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off (55+)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chili's: 10% off (55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter (55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off (55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations (55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off (55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off (55+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+)
Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+)
Big Lots: 10% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
Clarks: 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 10% off (55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 20% off (50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)
Modell's Sporting Goods: 10% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+)
Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55+)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 5% off (62+)
Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Greyhound: 5% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+
Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members Best Western: 10% off (55+)
Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Over Night Accommodations:
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+)
Motel 6: 10% off (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+)
Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)

AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+)
Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 30% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55+)
SeaWorld Orlando, FL: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).
Great Clips: $3 off hair cuts (60+)
Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+)


We had a bad thunderstorm  and it fried my modem. I had no Internet for 2 days. They finally shipped one out.
YEAAAAA    life without internet is rough ..lol
How funny is me saying that.
I am back on line

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Turtle Table Topper

Turtles are my new thing. lol  When my darling husband Tim built my pantry in the kitchen I wanted to put something on top. While Amy and I were shopping at Hobby Lobby I saw this little critter.
Then I saw him a few weeks later
Look at those BIG EYES . :)
I am not  going over board on the turtle thing but I do want 1 more. 
Amy knew I wanted to change somethings around. 
She brought down to my house my Mother's Day present early. ( She just can't wait) lol
 I am glad she couldn't wait too. Look what Amy made me.!!!
 This is the back   Amy loves to machine embroider too
 And of course my new towels
Just look at that turtle fabric   so cute.
Thanks Amy I love it and I do appreciate all the work that went into it,

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Potato bag

Abby's stylist Paige is coming to bathe and groom her today. .She has been grooming for over 3 years. She has been her ONLY groomer and  I love how she makes her so pretty. :)
Paige decided to go back to college and doesn't really groom dogs anymore. I begged her to come to my house. For 2 years now Paige has been coming to my house and still makes my Abby beautiful. She is the best. She is so sweet. I like to make her something extra for going out of her way and doing this for me.
Last time she was here I was showing off my potato bags. She said she love sweet potatoes and it always takes so long to bake or boil. This is her prize for today. Her kitchen is red.
Paige just left. here is Abby all pretty and groomed   thanks Paige

Monday, May 7, 2012

Last Of The Machine Covers

Last machine cover is done!  As I said before I wanted each one a little different  but it with all the same fabric.
This one Amy made an "iron on" of my blog logo. I ironed it on a piece of white fabric.
 Added some ric rac
 a yo yo flower with ric rac  Simple!  All done.
 Here are all 3machines. (At the end where I have placed the serger, it can actually fold down and out of the way.  Since I got the serger I have been keeping in up.
 All different
I normally have 2 chairs  at the desk.
I have been pulling them out for the pictures. 
Here they are.  Hmmm  seeing this pic maybe I should make cushions for them. 

Amy tells me I should make a valance for my window. 
Any one that knows me knows I love the flower daisy and yellow roses. My favorite color is blue and yellow. This fabric is perfect for me. Everything is matching.
Well  on to the next project. :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Second Sewing mMachine Cover

This cover is for my Brother SC6000i. This is a good little machine. I use it for more than just a back up machine. I use it when I am doing embroidery ( I don't want to change out the plate and needle for a fast sew.)
I have all 3 set up on my table, and I love having easy access to them. Thanks to my honey for making my table.

This embroidery design took forever to do. lol,  like 4 hours.  Changing the threads and everything.
This is the first time I joined different designs together. I think it came out. I'm feeling it. (as Amy would say)
I made the cover to fit over the hard case. This is sure going to brighten up the room with everything new I am making. Thanks Liz for doing this Sewing Along.
 2 made  1 more to go, stay tuned.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Serger Cover

I made this Seger cover to go with Liz Sew along . For the month of MAY it is sewing machine covers. I will admit I kinda cheated. I started this back a few days ago; the last week in April.   Now in my excuse I knew I have to make 3 sewing machine covers this month. I needed a head start,  right?  lol   I have a Serger and 2 sewing machine that need covers.  Here is the Serger... turned out  pretty cute I think.  I did some machine embroidery on it since I am in this embroidery mode. I couldn't decide which design to use so I did both.  One in the front  one on top.
of course it was done in my blue yellow and white fabric, I want everything to match.
I did add a nice BIG pocket on the one side for the pedal and cord
I used actual pattern this time. It was Simplicity 2679

1 down 2 more to go. Ok!!! ok !!  I will confess  I started the other one too before MAY  but just the embroidery.
Thought I would add some buttons
Stay tuned for cover 2

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Amy and Jacob

Here is a picture of Amy and Jacob  blowing out Amy's birthday day cake

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Today is my middle daughters birthday Amy. She is 43 young.