Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To Do & a Few Transformations

To Do:

Is your list as endless as mine? I have had such a hard time staying caught up lately. 
Tell me I'm not the only one...lol!
My list on that white notepad below is not one, but two pages long!
I am happy to say I have checked off many of the things on the list. Let me share a couple with you today.

I cleaned under my rug in the living room and turned it on the diagonal. I really like it like this!

Remember my coral lamp...you can see it in the photo above. 
Well, I decided coral isn't a good color for winter, so I repainted it.
Here it is...and I love it too! Now I'm trying to decide what color to repaint the coral mirror as well as a picture frame in my living room. Decisions...decisions!

I forgot to mention that I visited the Goodwill while I was in Tallahassee. While I didn't buy even one thing for myself, I did find these for Miranda. 

Cute pencil bookends. Miranda is an aspiring writer...I mean the girl amazes me! I have no doubt that she will someday be a published author. These bookends seemed to be perfect for her. 
But...we didn't like the red. 
I had a plan in mind though, so I bought them!

I also found this vintage metal file box and showed it to her. 
She loved it too.....but again, not the color.

It's a large file box and it came with some vintage file card dividers...:)

I brought both items home with me and worked a little spray paint magic on them and voila....
now they are classy gold!

I stuck a few of my books between them to see how they look and I like them. 
I think Randa will too. It's a dreary, rainy day here and my photos reflect that today...sorry!

I am hoping to get enough crossed off my list to feel free to start this book soon. I love Christmas novels and Richard Paul Evans, so this is a win win! I have several others I hope to find time to read before Christmas as well. One of the things on my list is to scan all some of my books into my favorite new app....
Book Buddy +. It is so cool! It scans the bar code and pulls up the book. You can then decide how you want to categorize your books. I am saving mine by author for the most part, but I also will save some by theme. For instance...my Christmas books. This way, when I'm thrifting and find a book I want, I can make sure I don't already have it. I have bought duplicates more than once! When you have as many books as I do, it's easy to forget what you have. I can also make notes on the app if I loan a book out, or if I have the soft cover but am looking to replace it with a hard cover book. I can create a wish list and many other things. Anywho, it's a great app. There is a free version, but I wanted the upgraded version in order to put all my books in it. It was $4.99. I hardly ever pay for an app, but this one was worth it to me. 

Ta Ta for now! I am off to tackle some more things on my To Do list! 
Until next time.....



  1. Oh, good choice! I like the gold - what a difference a little paint can make! I bet she will love them. I really like how your lamp turned out as well.. beautiful! Have a great week.

  2. Love your finds again, and the spray paint has worked a treat! Great job. Your living room looks so inviting! Take care my lovely x

  3. I have several lists for all my lists - Thanksgiving, Booth, December, decorations, Christmas, books, movies, ... I think I need a personal assistant. I am so glad you are on fall break and have time to blog. Love the gold enhanced office file and bookends. Can you keep up with the books you have read on the app and does it come in Android?

  4. You just amaze me girl!!
    What an inspiration you are with paint.
    The gold turned out beautiful, and that lamp, wow.
    Your living room is lovey, Vicky.
    You should enjoy the holidays in all the work you and your husband have accomplished with your home.
    Blessings, Debbie

  5. Love that makeover on the box and bookends...very clever. So glad you and your daughter had a great visit.

  6. Those bookends are so cute. Love the gold makeover. Your living room looks so pretty and I am still loving that mirror so it's a hard choice as to what color you should use. The lamp turned out great!

  7. Cute bookends and the gold looks great. I love your lamp painted white! Classic!! I've got such a long list to get done before tomorrow! Yikes better get going.

  8. Love your finds and their updated look. I laughed when I saw you had repainted your lamp. I mean, I thought I was the only one who changed things up for the season. :-)
    Ooo, I need to try the book app! I end up buying the same book too or pass on one because I think I have it. This would be perfect!
    Oh! I need to keep lists too. Been crossing mine off - they help me stay focused!
    Happy thanksgiving, Vicky! Have a good one!

  9. Vicky, you are the transformation QUEEN! You truly astound me :)

    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. I am so thankful for you!

  10. Love the big pencils! My to do list is always long so you are not alone!


  11. My to do list is always long because I'm always changing things. So you are definitely not alone. Your lamp redo looks fabulous, and I love those pencil bookends.


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