Saturday, October 13, 2012

Was I the Only one who didn't know?

I just  saw something today that I had never seen before, Pink Pumpkins. Unless you've been living under a rock in the bottom of the ocean, you k now that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You see pink everywhere, the football game ( I  have to admit I like the pink shoes many NFL players are wearing), every store in town, etc. Well I'm sorry, I just didn't know they were growing pink pumpkins. And there they were, right outside of my local Kroger right next to the regular, boring orange ones. So, I pull out my handy dandy camera, currently masquerading as my phone. I'm not to the point that I take my camera everyehere in case there's something cool to take pictures of, the phone will have to do. These were the pumpkins that stopped me in my tracks....

I went right home and didn't even put away my groceries first, well ok, I did put away the Breyers Butter Pecan ( no since in acting completely crazy, I mean you can't mess with the ice cream in my house).
I googled Pink Pumpkins and was amazed. Did you know they were growing pink pumpkins all over the country? Many of the farmers growing these are donating portions of their sales to aid in the fight against breast cancer.  How cool is this! I can't explain it, but I think this is very, very  cool and I love these pumpkins.


What do you think?  Would you buy one?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Palletts are too much!!

Just recently I was cruising through Craigslist's offering  of free stuff. Oh, come on, admit it, you've taken a look there too , at lease once.  It's amazing what people give away free just to get rid of it. I was looking for tables or anything to use for displaying stuff in a yard sale ( that's another story for another time). One of the items that kept showing up on just about every day, were wood pallets. I tried to figure out a way to use those but got lost in imagining all the other possibilities for them.  Well of course my next stop was at Pinterest. Again, come on and admit it, you're addicted to Pinterest too. I found some amazing things that people have made out of discarded wood pallets. I extended my search to a Google image search and found even more.  Here are a few of the one's that I personally love.

This looks like a cool cross between a ladder and bookshelf.

Can't you just see this ( maybe smaller, maybe not) in the craft room of a scrapbook  or paper craft fan.

                                                                     A beach front cottage maybe?

                                   Painted any color and this would be cool.

                   Even if you didn't paint these it takes your gardening to new heights.


                           I love the glass top.  Makes it more tailored.


                      Can't you see this with a tall glass of lemonade on a summer evening.

I like the idea, still trying to figure out where to put my feet. Maybe you sit with your legs crossed a la kindergarten. Not too bad if there's a bowl of popcorn close by. 


These are just a few of the many ideas you can see online. Major project options... Let's Go!