Decoupage Projects & An Office Cleaning

I can't decide if I'm entirely happy with this decoupage project or not. Obviously I'm on the fence about it. I used vintage images from our wonderful The Graphics Fairy

Whatever would we do without her? And you know me and quotes. I adore quotes.

Maybe all the painting I've been doing has scrambled some brain cells. I do not even want to see a paint brush for at least a month.

Believe it or not, this is about as uncluttered as I can get this room. There's only so much space. I purged and tossed and moved things to the shed. 

I'm enjoying sitting there under the window doing projects. I open the table out and have plenty of room to glue and cut and such.

Haven't sewed in a long time. Painful for my ankle. Still, love my two little Featherweights.

I have a feeling someone's going to be in that button jar tonight. Looks like I'm babysitting the grands.

I don't think I ever showed you this. Got it a couple of weeks ago from Wayfair. Love that place!

I do think the plants being inside is helping my asthma. I have quite a few here in the bedroom.

Well, it's another gray day. Mr. Squirrel has been digging around in my pots. I suppose putting his bounty away for winter.  

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  1. I love the decoupage cabinet and enjoyed seeing where you create all those pretty and colourful projects! Hope your hearing goes well and everything runs smoothly regarding your health insurance! Gosh, that sounds scary!!

    Have fun with the photo shoot; want to hear all about it, so make sure, for just one day, you conjure up a photographic memory for us!


  2. I am so sorry that your medical issues have made it necessary to declare bankruptcy. It is terrible when that happens to people and it is NOT uncommon at all.

    Your home is lovely, lively feeling, Brenda. Full of fun colors and light and joy. It just feels warm and welcoming to me. Hope you have a good night- and try not to worry about the "tomorrows"- xo Diana

  3. Loving that cabinet.... and those "old" bingo cards! The Graphics Fairy is wonderful, isn't she?! Your office space is as wonderful as I imagined.. I'll be thinking of you in the next few weeks.... I've heard so many stories of people who had to go through that after a medical issue. I just know that better days are on the horizon for you... you deserve a break!

  4. I had to file bankruptcy 12 years ago because of my daughter's medical bills. My portion was $50,000 after the insurance. As a single mother there was no way I could pay them. Then they just started up again. Love your work space. Mine is about 5 x 2, but I still love it. get some rest, my friend. xo Laura

  5. Looks great, Brenda.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. I'm working on my spare room and it's floor to ceiling chests and bookcases full of stuff! I will get it pared down but it takes awhile. I understand about the bankruptcy, sometimes its all you can do. Wishing you the best!


  7. Don't give up on the healthcare, use the phone number! Love your room updates!

  8. Don't feel badly about the bankruptcy. We had to file about 11 years ago. It was a HUGE relief off our shoulders when it was all said and done but beware, it takes 10 years to be expunged from the credit bureaus. But, as I am sure you know by now, 10 years flies by!!

    Cate <><

  9. For what it's worth, I really like the decoupage project on the inside doors of your cabinet - think it looks great. I'm really sorry you have to file for bankruptcy; hope the process goes OK for you. Have fun with the photo shoot!

  10. I think your cabinet in the corner looks nice. I love the old sewing machine on top. I can't wait to hear all about your photo shoot! I hope you'll be able to take a few pics of it in action too.

  11. Hi Brenda, your project is awesome and I love seeing your creative space. The cabinet looks great. I am so sorry about your bankruptcy and I hope all goes well tomorrow. Try not to worry, I know easier said then done. Have fun at the photo shoot.

  12. Everything looks so neat and organized Brenda and the decoupage looks so creative. Hey don't worry about the Bankruptcy, it will be a fresh start for you, you did your best, you didn't ask for the health problems and besides who in the world can pay those astronomical health bills???? It's tough to go through but speaking from experience it will be a huge load off your shoulders. You just keep looking forward and leave the bad in the past. Praying all goes well and easy tomorrow.

  13. It all looks so organized and pretty! I didn't realize that you had a white is so cute! :)
    The heath care situation is sad. Something that people fought over for years in finally happens, and then has nothing but troubles. Appears that not enough attention was paid to the project!!!

  14. I wish we could get a bunch of bloggers together for a fun night of B-I-N-G-O! My mom has bingo parties with her friends and it's a hoot!
    Loving your new blog look, Brenda! So much cleaner, easier on the old eyes and definitely YOU. :)

  15. Beautiful job and wonderful idea for decluttering! Sending love and prayers your way knowing things will be brighter before you know it! :)

  16. You have inspired me!!! I have a white book case in my sewing room thats needs a little dressing up.
    My favorite quote is "This to shall pass". Hope it all goes well for you.

  17. I like the cabinet a lot. It look just perfect to me. What a shame about not being able to sew. My daughter and I use Etsy so much and most of it is for handmade, sewn items as we can't sew and things like that are priceless to people like us. I'm wishing you all the best at the hearing. Mu husband is a lawyer that specialized in representing people that get hurt at work. Amazing how many people have to file bankruptcy because of medical debt.

    Have you mentioned who is doing the photo shoot? This is so exciting!!


  18. I think your space is so charming! Love all the red pops everywhere. Also love your squirrel photo. They have been very busy here as well.
    Wishing you well with your hearing and photo shoot. Blessings!

  19. Hi Brenda, the house looks so comfy and cozy, just like a friend could stop by for a cup of tea and chat a bit. I look forward to your posts each day dropping into my mailbox. Bankruptcy is hard to accept, I was there many years ago, due to a pre-existing disease that I was born with that my insurance refused to cover. I got thru it with the help from many people. In court, most everyone was there due to medical reasons. Hopefully future generations will not have to face this. Keep the faith my friend!

  20. I really get my panties in a knot hearing about stuff like this. It's absolutely terrible that hard working, honest people who have done NOTHING wrong have to file bankruptcy. Something is very, very wrong with this country.

    Post some pics of your beautiful granddaughter playing with the buttons. I loved seeing them the last time :). You know me and buttons...

    Good luck with the hearing, and I can't wait to hear all about the shoot!

  21. I called the Marketplace for insurance. They said with no income they sent my info to Medicaid. Well thay was 2 weeks ago. I called them... now they cant find me at alland said just wait surely Medicaid will call. Yes right!! Ugh

  22. Your room is much less cluttered than mine! I'm enjoying some of my favorite blogs early this Saturday morning--and am catching up with yours! Always a treat. So many things to see and learn. . . .just love it!

  23. It is an very nice experience shared by you all the office things are very well organized and looks very pretty like an villa room but your office is very small...Nice post
    commercial cleaning

  24. Water under pressure is probably one of the strongest forces out there. I love it when I get a chance to use one of these bad boys. They are really easy and fun to use. As with any power tool, just use it safely and your job will be done before you know it and without any ill effect.


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