"Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long as the is hope, there is joy in living."


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hello Friends!

Hi Everyone!
Its been so long again! Well, so far I've had a fantastic summer. Somehow I knew it would be! This year I made a list of things I wanted to do with my Husband. I think I've accomplished almost all of them starting with our new home<3 My Husband and I bought our first home and were loving it! There's nothing like home until you have your own home! I keep using exclamation points but really they're meant to be!
Early in the summer my hubby took me to Disneyland for our anniversary. It was like being on our first date again! We also visited Napa for the first time, enjoying the wineries and local food. We then adventured out to Jenkinson Lake for a weekend camping trip. We were snowed on but it was beautiful! I've also taken up full time volunteer work teaching people about the Bible. I feel so fortunate for the many blessings in my life including my friends and family.

So you may ask where do you find time for furniture? Well the truth is that I have been so busy I really haven't been able to do much, but still has a special place in my heart. My heart still throbs every time I see a yard sale sign or see a great piece in a thrift store.

Right now I'm itching to do a new piece with the new Chalk Paint that every ones raving about! Bobbi has so many beautiful pieces in the shop with the new paint that are gorgeous! Eventually, as the summer comes to an end I'll find the time again! In the mean time my hairstyling business is booming keeping me very busy as well.

I miss everybody and I'll try to stay a little more updated! Hope you all are having just as an amazing summer as I am!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Please vote for us! Today is the last day! Click Here

Hi Everyone!
I have a huge favor to ask of you amazing followers! This year Not To Shabby is participating in the KCRA 3 A-List top 10 for best antiques. We need your votes! Its easy to do, just click on the title above.Thank you so much! Every vote makes a difference!
Meanwhile I thought I would post some pictures of Tattered Houses Flea Market that we were apart of this spring! We had lots of fun furniture this year and cant wait to do it again this fall!Thanks for your support!

This one of my favorite dressers I've done so far!

This old mantle piece is stunning and perfect for outside by an old oak tree!

Bobbi had some great old rustic wheel borrows and we had an awesome collection of old globes! They went like firecrackers!

We had some beautiful parasols that filled this old trunk but by the time I got around to pictures they were almost gone!

I loved this dresser with the old water faucet handles!Have a great day everyone and dont forget to vote!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Giveaway Announcement!

I have a winner for my giveaway!

The name randomly pulled from a hat is Shellagh over at Ticking And Toile!

Stop by to say Hello!

Her blog features tutorials for upholstery, slipcovers and a love for chippy worn farmhouse style lovelies. See her link above :0)

Here's Shellagh ~

"I'm Shellagh...I'm the mom of 6 beautiful daughters and the wife of the absolute best husband! I love to decorate, garden, and create. Things I love....soft linen, cracked plaster, painted wood, travertine, sisal, rustic old floors, boxwood hedges, fabulous smelling roses, and faded fabrics.....and of course, vintage chandeliers!"

She is fabulous and its a must to stop by and visit her blog!

Congratulations Shellagh!

Hope you enjoy your new PINK tool kit!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

100 Followers Woo Whoo and Thank You!!!!

I am so happy to announce that I made it to 100 followers! This blog started out as something fun just to show others my love of shabby, tattered and worn things never really imaging anyone showing a hoot... but here we are and I feel so thankful and flattered to have your support! So this brings us to my giveaway! Thank you for those who stuck in as it took awhile and for those who shared my button with others, it truly means so much:0) I will be announcing the PINK tool kit winner soon so stay posted! Goodnight to everyone and have sweet wonderful dreams...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Goodmorning Everyone!

I'm am so delighted to be featured today! I just want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who has stopped by and left such wonderful comments and for SITS to feature me! I love hearing from all of you. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I do. I admire all of you out there with all of your creativity and wish that I could do just half of what you do! I hope you get the chance to follow me so I can stop by to follow you too! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

"Life's journey is much easier when you hear a friends footsteps beside you"...

P.s- If you get the chance stop by and say hi to my friend Bobbi, shes away right now helping a family member with cancer and could use some encouraging thoughts(her link is on my sidebar):0)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hello All My Bloggie Friends!

Ok, well shame on me! Ive been away for awhile:0(. Let me tell you all about it! So this last summer was amazing with graduating beauty school(woo whoo!), starting my new career along with my boutique furniture to keep up on and HOUSE SHOPPING!!!! If any of you out there have bought a house I feel for you. It has been the longest process ever, and boy the biggist emotional roller coaster I've ever been on! Just finding a house you like then to actually get your offer accepted...pheww its alot of work and I've never signed my name so many times. I now understand the saying "sign your life away!"

I am one happy camper these days, enjoying life and soon to be new home and my wonderful hubby. Ive had to put alot of things on the sidelines for awhile. I cant wait untill everything is settled! I want to get back to my furniture!
I thought I would share some of my top 3 choices of Houses:

House #1

This house is amazing!Fully furnished home built in 1942. Cute with tons of character!

House #2

This is my absolute favorite house! A darling victorian house with an outstanding view!

House # 3

I love this victorian home! Five bedrooms and an amazing deck!

Stayed tuned for my reveal of which home will be mine!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tattered Houses Fall Flea Market Was A Huge Success!!!

Well here I am! Its been awhile but I'll show you why... Sunday was Tattered Houses Fall Flea Market in old Roseville and it was amazing! I had such a good time! There was so many amazing vendors! We where up in the early AM to be here. We unloaded three trucks, two trailors and a van in order to make this happen! All day the weather was back an forth with rain and sunshine. Regardless it was such a successful day! Big THANK YOU to Bobbi,Pam,Sam,Heather,Linda,Carl and Charlie for all the help and support of each other! I cant wait for our next visit with the Tattered House girls!

Here is Bobbi and I!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Long Time No Blog!

Hi Everyone!
Its been so long since I blogged! It feels good to be back! I have had so much going on in my life. All very exciting! I will have to tell you all about it on another post but I just wanted to say Hi to All, I've missed you:0)!

Also check out GiveawayScout.com. Recently they contacted me about my giveaway and asked if I wanted to join them. Its a really cool site that shows tons of fellow bloggers and thier giveaways! Dont miss it!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Look For Not Too Shabby!

Here we are, this cute little shoppe in Historic Folsom! We added a few red lanterns for a fun summer feel.

Do you love our open sign? We brightened up the front door with some new beautiful red roses. Come by and visit us! We have new merchandise arriving daily!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dreaming of a White Closet

When I think of closet I think of white, organized, clean. I think of chandeliers and my heels perfectly displayed, a beautiful upholstered french chair....

OK, OK, who am I kidding? Although I dream of having a gazillion dollar closet like Kimora....

or extravagant of extravagant Mariah Careys closet, I have to be a little more practical...

I'm thinking a little more Carrie Bradshaw ...

But still dreaming of this...

Eventually with something white, a chandelier, and a little touch of Cierra, I hoping for a glamorous look like this. So simple, so elegant and so perfect!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thank You To All My New Followers! We're at 50! Lets Do 50 More!

If anyone is out there and wants to spread some love, I would be oh, so happy for you to share my giveaway button. I can't wait to reach 100 followers! I have uploaded some new and exciting things to my blog. Facebook being one of them.So check out my past years pictures of shabby goodies I've worked on! Also what's happening in Historic Folsom,California.
Thinking of this last year so many things have changed with the business and economy. Some not great but some really amazing.
I moved to a new shop back in January with a leap of faith. Well it's been great so far, better than ever expected. A big THANK YOU to Bobbi, owner of Not Too Shabby, for having me join her. Shes just a really great person,so inspiring and creative. My thoughts and prayers are to her and her family right now.
With the economy down fall, I think it has taken us all back. But in return it has taught me to simplify my life. Why have all the anxiety? Enjoy the finer things in life:o)
Being in the shop working as we speak, gets me to thinking how thankful I am for a great life, great husband( working with me today)and just being able to do what I love every day.
Thanks again to all my new followers,although I don't have to many it means alot to know that people are out there with the same love as you. I think whether in good times or bad we should all be out there to support one another to keep our smiles.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Donation Day!

OK I promised my husband I would donate some clothes and things while I had some time off from school. Here it is proof!

The car was so loaded I could barely shut the doors or the trunk.

See how small my car is?! Yeah I know its super dirty.

I could only imagine what people thought when I drove by! He he.

It was such a gorgeous day I stopped to take a picture of the canyon I drive through everyday to get to town. We live in the country so its always a drive to somewhere. Inst beautiful? I appreciate it everyday(except when I need to be somewhere in a hurry).

Some awesome reasons why we should donate. Its nice to know it goes toward a good cause.I went to a local Snowline Hospice. This is what their website tells us. Do you research and find out what your really donating too!

Snowline Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to meeting the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those who are nearing the end of life's journey. Our goal is to enhance the living, comfort the dying and support the grieving with compassion and dignity.

Hospice benefits are included in Medicare and Medi-Cal and most health insurance plans. The uninsured are also served at Snowline Hospice through funds received from the proceeds of our four thrift stores, processing center, individual donations, fundraisers, and the United Way. At Snowline, neither patient nor family will ever receive a bill for services.