Friday, August 31, 2012

We Were Lucky This Time

First things first, I would like to thank all of you, that have been praying for all of us, that were in Isaac's path. Here, on the Alabama gulf coast, we were very lucky (this time), only minor damage from this guy. While I was at my beachfront condo today, I took a few pics from my balcony to share with all of you. I did step out on the beach (what is left of it), but didn't want to take a chance of getting sand in my camera, so, balcony pics, will have to do. While, standing in the strong wind on the beach, Mr.CC and I, should have taken some pics of us, mocking Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel. I don't now about you, but I think this guy, really needs to calm down while reporting storms. Yesterday, he really put on a show in New Orleans (always keeps us in stitches). Okay, I'm sure he's a nice guy:) Hope you all have a fun Labor Day weekend, with your family and friends. We have big plans here, more on that later.

                As you can see, the water came up really close,
                but time will take care of that, and we will have
                most of our beautiful beaches back in a few days.

                 Lucky us, that the surf only came up to
                 the sand dunes. Some people were not
                 this lucky, so, please keep all of them in
                               your prayers.

                So happy that our pool was untouched:)

             Our flagpole came down, lost some sand fence, whew,
                                        so very minor!!!
Silly me, I almost forgot to announce the winners of the GIVEAWAYS. Let's see who the lucky ones are.
 The winner of the 8x10 canvas is...Nancy Grayce @TOO WONDERFUL FOR ME
The winner of the 16x20 canvas is...Rhonda @BLUE CREEK HOME
CONGRATS ladies, and THANK YOU Canvas Mojo!!!!!

The winner of the $100
Shopping Spree at
Whatever is Lovely is...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.128

I'm still here, but just a tad bit late for my own party. We had to make a trip down to our beach condo today, furniture had to be moved in from the balcony, so Isaac, didn't take it with him. It was not your typical summer day there, visitors were told to leave, so that just left us, the locals, to get our homes ready for the storm. We are very lucky this time, looks like we will not get the direct hit. Now, don't get me wrong, we will have lots of rain, wind, and this thing that we hate...storm surge!! Hopefully, it won't be to bad, only time will tell. I thought, I would share some pre-storm pics of our little piece of paradise with y'all today. It's not really NIFTY THRIFTY, but I thought, I would be a little different this week, hope you don't mind. Please keep all of us here in Isaac's path, in your prayers.
            A typical beach house, that is all ready for our unwelcome visitor.

                      Looking out from our balcony.

          Some people are just plain stupid! Get out of the water dude!

             Some owners use plywood, to protect their windows.

                             While others, have storm shutters.

           When we return on Thursday, I'm sure that the water will
            be all the way up to the sea oats. Well, I pray, that it only
            comes up that far. After hurricane Ivan, I could walk on top
            of our beach front pool (it was filled with sand), and believe
                    me, I don't want to ever to do that again!
If you have not entered the two GIVEAWAYS that I have going on, there is still time. They both will end on Thursday, so be sure, not to miss out, and enter today.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Maybe She Is A True Beauty Queen

Last week, I posted some pics of my vintage industrial stool, and it looks like, this ole gal was a big hit at some parties. She had a lot of fun party hopping, and three of my blog friends, thought enough of her, to feature her at their parties this week. I sure hope, she hasn't gotten the BIG HEAD, from all the attention, if you know what I mean. With all this attention, maybe she is a true BEAUTY QUEEN after all, you know how SOUTHERN gals, love the thought of wearing a crown (he he). So, today let me give a big thank you to Debra @Common Ground, Courtney @ French Country Cottage, and Jan @Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs. Olson, for making her day. If, you all don't hear from me, for a couple of days, it's because we are getting ready for an unwelcome visitor here on the gulf coast. Oh yes, that wild old guy named Isaac, is heading our way :( At this time, it looks like we might be on the west side of his landfall, and that is the best side to be on. We should get plenty of rain and wind, here at my house, it's my beach condo, that I'm worried about. We will be getting it all ready on Monday, when we know more about, where he will land. So, please keep all of us here in his path, in your prayers. UPDATE..looks like this old guy is now coming in around the Mississippi/Louisiana now we will be on the east side of his landfall. Let's all keep praying that he doesn't increase his power by much, and that everyone in his path, stays SAFE!


Friday, August 24, 2012

The Top Three

Good afternoon! Do you ever wonder, who gets the most hits at a linky party? Is it your neighbor, or could it be you? Today, I'm sharing with you, the top three from this week's party. Since, I like to tease y'all, I'm only sharing a peek, you will need to go over to their blog, to see more. The top three most viewed links from this week's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party are:

                  Linda @ITSY BITS AND PIECES came in at 1st place.
                Pamela @FROM MY FRONT PORCH TO YOURS
                        was the gal, that came in 2nd place.

                The Joyful Thrifter @JOYFUL TREASURE HUNTING
                     came in 3rd place, with all her thrifty treasures.

If you, would like to view more links at the party, click here, and look around. While, you are there, be sure, to enter this week's GIVEAWAY! We, all love to shop, so a $100 SHOPPING SPREE, has got to be right up our ally, right?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Burlap Coffee Sack Art

Hoping all of you are having a great week, it's sunny here on the gulf coast today, with no rain  (thank goodness). Today, I'm sharing a new idea with you. I have framed a lot of burlap coffee sacks, but these are my first ones, that I used with old windows. I'm lovin' this combo, how about you? I decided, that since I love old windows and coffee sacks, then maybe I should put them together. What room would you put a window coffee sack art piece in? Lookng forward, to hearing your thoughts, on my new designs.

If you have not already entered the $100 shopping spree GIVEAWAY
here at Coastal here!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. No.127...and a GIVEAWAY

Hello everyone! Welcome to another edition of Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. One of the things I love the most about blogging is seeing all the amazingly talented people out there, doing something similar to what I love and am so passionate about. There is just something about thriftin', that gets me giddy, how about you? I also love giveaways and shopping, and I know, you must too. So, okay everyone, I have one this week that is all about SHOPPING!! Yes, you have a chance to WIN a $100 SHOPPING SPREE at WHATEVER IS LOVELY!!! Karen from the blog, TALES OF LOVELY is the owner of this beautiful online shop, and trust me, you don't want to miss out on entering this giveaway. The shop is full of wonderful items for your home and yourself. I have several ways that you can enter, so let's see, what you need to do.

1. Go over and shop around at WHATEVER IS LOVELY, then come back and tell me what you will buy, if you are the lucky winner...2 entries
2. "Like" Whatever Is Lovely on Facebook...2 entries
Bonus Entries...
3. Share the giveaway on your Facebook page...1 entry
4. Follow Karen at her blog TALES OF LOVELY...1 entry
5. "Like" Coastal Charm on Facebook...1 entry

You have up to seven chances to win this fun $100 shopping spree, so please be sure to do all of them, then sit back with all you fingers and toes crossed. Please leave a comment for each thing you do. The giveaway ends on August 30 at midnight, and I will announce the winner on Friday August 31.

Ready for the party? I am, so let's see who caught my eye last week.
                             Barb @The Everyday Home

                 Mary Ann @Classic Casual Home

                         Jessie @Optimal Living

                      Deb @Lake Girl Paints

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr.CC

What a wonderful weekend we all had here at Coastal Charm, you see, we celebrated a very special birthday for Mr.CC. Okay, I'm a good wife, and I will keep his age a secret, because good wives do those kinda things, right? We have spent the weekend at our beach condo, and anytime spent here, is always a GOOD TIME!!! We discovered a new restaurant, and had one awesome meal there last night. If you are ever in Orange Beach, you should be sure to try it out, I don't think you will be disappointed. It's the Compleat Angler, located at the Wharf. Twenty nine years ago, I met the love of life, and I thank God, everyday for bringing him into my life. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Honey, and many ya, Linda.

                              The Compleat here for
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Friday, August 17, 2012

She Finally Did Get A Makeover

Okay, how many of you, thought I had forgot to give her a makeover? Now, fess up, I know that some of you, must have thought that I had forgot all about her, right? Truth be told, I have sooooo much stuff in my work space, I did almost forget to dress her up. Some of you, might not know this, but I found her back in early July, while we were at Lake Martin for a few days. I had told all of you back then, that I was doing a makeover on her soon, but I guess, she went into hiding. Maybe, this old girl, really wanted me to leave her alone, but I just couldn't leave her, sooooo outdated, now could I? Can anybody out there, guess what I put on her? Of course you can, nothing better, than an old coffee sack, and she is looking like a real BEAUTY QUEEN!!! We have a fun weekend ahead of us, and I hope you do to:) Thanks for coming by.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Farmhouse Style

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I know some of you, now have your kiddos back in school. I guess, that for some of you, that's a good thing, and others, oh well, it will be okay soon. My baby girl is doing her internship this semester, and will graduate in December, so the back to school thing is almost a thing of the past here. Now, I know you thought this post was about FARMHOUSE STYLE, well it really is:) Over the past few months, I have been lovin' the look and feel of the farmhouse look. So, when I found this charming primitive chest last week, I knew I had to grab her up. The real "nitty-gritty" about this piece is, I knew that my customers would love her too. I am fortunate, that I have sold lots of wonderful farmhouse items, and it's always nice to sell things that you love. This chest, has so many possibility's, she would be great in a, or even a bath. What she really has going for her, is her deep and wide drawers. She can hold a ton of stuff, and I know, we all have plenty of stuff, right? Let's now, take a look at this beauty.

                                     Oh, isn't she a beauty?

                            See what I mean, about how deep and
                                             wide she is.

                                         Pure PRIMITIVE!!!!

Oh my, here she is, before
her makeover!!!

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