Monday, February 21, 2011

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.51

Hello ladies...we are now only one week away from NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY and the start of weekly GIVEAWAYS. I have four giveaways in place and just let me tell are going to LOVE all of don't forget to come by and link up each week and then enter to win some awesome will be happy you did. Now last week I shared with you my huge free ugly picture frame and wanted you to guess what I was going to do with all had some great guesses...I will say most of you thought I was going to make a chalkboard out of it and you were 100%'s now a HUGE PRETTY CHALKBOARD! I have been looking for just the right frame for this project and when Mr.CC came home with this one...I knew it was the perfect one! So tell me...whatca think? I'm lovin' it and looking forward to writing messages such as bible verses...birthday wishes etc. Do you have a chalkboard in your home? Would love to hear what you write on share your ideas here at NTT.
                                                    Thanks so much for coming and now
                                                     let's get this party started...there is so
                                                                      much to see!

                                               Here she is after her THRIFTY makeover!
                         I'm still lovin' this green color (used it in my beach condo last month)...just
                                          having some trouble today with the lighting...believe
                                                            me it's a beautiful color!
                                   Found this rusty old planter at an estate sale a few weeks ago
                                                on our way home from church...$5 treasure!
                                    Just got this garland in a cute little gift shop on my
                                       was 90% off...can't believe that someone would pay
                                                 $45 for it...I paid $  I got three
                                                of them. Need some help...would you use
                                                   this all year or just during the holidays?

                              Had some extra beadboard from the kitchen makeover last year...
                                             Flipped it over and painted away...GO THRIFTY
                                                         and use what you have on hand!
                                  Now this is what I did all weekend...played with this cutie pie!
                                                  My great-nephew...Blake...what a sweet
                            Also got to play with this little cutie great-nephew...Griffin.
                                He made the trip up from Atlanta to spend the day with us!
                                              My mother was in heaven with these two little ones!
                                      At 83...she has 8 great-grandchildren...such a lucky lady!
                                                    Yes...I did have a wonderful weekend
                                                             with my sweet MOM!

I'm linking up here...
Transformations And Treasures
Tuesdays Treasures
Wow Us Wednesdays
Power of Paint
Table Top Tuesdays
The DIY Showoff Parade
Metamorphosis Monday
Take-A-Look Tuesday
Tip Me Tuesday
Get Your Craft On
Show Me What Ya Got
Amaze Me August
Piece of Work Wednesday
Show and Tell
Make It Yours
Saturday Nite Special
Just Something I Whipped Up
Made With Love
Catch a Glimpse

***Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****
1. Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, include the NTT button in your post (copy and paste the html code under the button…the button is located on my sidebar). Please make sure that you have put my NTT button or my blog name with a link on your post where it is easy for others to find it...the more people at the party...the more fun we will all have here.
2. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from garage sales, thrift stores, consignment shops, craigslist and even those awesome deals that you find at any retail store. Also you can share any thrifty DIY seeing what y'all can make on a dime!
3. Please go and visit the other participates and leave a comment about their treasures and thrifty ideas…this is what makes the PAR-TAY so much FUN and what a great way to meet new friends. I would love for you to add yourself as a follower if you haven't already and please let me know, I love to know when I have a new friend. I appreciate all your comments, they really make my day.


Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Gorgeous frame, I'm still looking out for a frame to do the same.

Unknown said...

thanks for hosting.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, that turned out great. Love the color and they are just too cute.

Becca Bertotti said...

Love all the babies! Precious! I love the chalkboard ... what a fresh and pretty shade of yellow! Thanks for hosting and letting me play. *Becca* (

~K @ VintageSkye said...

Love your new chalkboard! I don't have one, but I'm on the hunt for a thrift store frame, one small problem though- the thrift store here charges $40-$60 for the size picture frame that you used! Maybe a garage sale this summer will have one! Thanks for hosting!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

That frame is beautiful as is your family!

Anonymous said...

I love the chalk board Linda. The frame is beautiful. Your mother looks like a real sweetie. She is lucky, and so are her great grand children to spend that time with her.
Blake and Griffen are darling.

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

That's a gorgeous frame that you used for your chalkboard. I have a frame already to go but I really have no where to put it once I make it. Eventually I will figure it out but in the meantime I have a small one on the fridge. Put the supper menu on it every morning. Thank you for letting me be a part of this fun party. xo

Tatum @ Tatum's Take said...

Hi there!

I do love your chalkboard. I made a magnetic chalkboard not too long ago. We use it for grocery lists and to hang photos that we do not want hanging on the fridge. Your nephews are soooo precious!

Thanks for hosting!

bj said...

Your great nephews are sooo handsome..and your mom is adorable.:)

Love your chalkboard.
Thanks bunches for hosting.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Linda, I am in love with your chalkboard. I have been looking for a large frame for quite a while to make one myself. Yours turned out wonderful. Your great nephews are so precious.

Honey at 2805 said...

Ypur chalkboard looks great. I have missed joining in on your party the past couple of weeks. Just call me lazy I guess. I plan to be back next week.

Unknown said...


Lindy said...

What sweet fun you had!!!!

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

I love the chalkboard! Thanks so much for hosting the party!

Anonymous said...

Hello Marty!...I joined your Linky party today with my plaid pillows...sweet...sharin' the love of plaid with your linky party blog'll look forward to seeing you again...Mel

Marlee said...

Your chalkboard turned out great...looks fantastic against that chocolate wall. Love the rusty planter too. You are so blessed with those precious great-nephews and your lovely mom.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that frame and what a wonderful chalkboard it is!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

That turned out great! Thanks for hosting this awesome party every week!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great frame, Linda! I probably would have done a chalkboard, too. I found a chalkboard free {someone was throwing it out in an office downstairs from my day job!} and I have it in my kitchen. I write birthday greetings, alerts for oil or food deliveries and sometimes how I feel about the snow! : ) I did get some clearance frames from Michaels and I'm thinking a magnetic chalkboard for one and a bulletin board for the other.

Diann said...

The frame turned out wondeful! Love it! And those were certainly acouple of cuties that visited you!

Blue Creek Home said...

Your little babies are so dang cute. I love your moms face in the photos. You can just tell she was one happy lady.

I love your chalkboard. You can leave lengthy messages on that big guy!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, I love your blog and the babies are so adorable!!! And so is your chalkboard!

foreverdecorating said...

Love how your frame turned out and how it looks on the wall and what you did with it. Cute baby too.

Anonymous said...

Great frame, love the color!
The babies are gorgeous.
Enjoy your time with your mom...

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so glad you made a chalkboard out of the frame. I just knew it. It looks so good! I've wanted to make one forever, too. Would love a big chunky frame like yours. Go NTT and almost a year!!!
Your great nephews are darling! Look at those chubby cheeks. I'm somewhat of a baby freak :)Happy you were able to spend time with your mom, as well. She looks so happy with the little guys! ~xo Michelle

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

The most elegant chalkboard I've seen! Adorable boys too!! Thanks for the idea to just paint the back of the beadboard! I have a bunch that is long and narrow, doesn't look to good from the front when it's that narrow. NTT and my blog share the same birthday! Thanks for hosting!

Roeshel said...

So precious! Baby love!

The chalkboard looks GORGEOUS! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing at the DIY Project Parade. Congrats on 3 year of Nifty Thrifties! Love your party!

Cassie Bustamante said...

i love the shade of yellow on that frame- it is gorgeous!

Donna said...

I love the chalkboard too! You can leave lots of messages on it.
The babies are adorable and your mother looks so happy :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Linda! What cute babies! And how it must warm your heart to see them with your mom...wonderful! And I love your pretty chalkboard! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love your chalkboard and your lovely family. I am linking up with NTT for the first time YEA! thank you for hosting this wonderful party!!


Erin | Bygone Living said...

That chalkboard is adorable! And so is your great-nephew :) ♥

Jane said...

Your Mom's smile is just priceless! Pure joy in that face.
Love the redo on the frame, it was perfect for a chalkboard.
I've joined the party this week!!

A Vintage Vine said...

Glad you had a great visit with family!!! Love the chalkboard....I need to make another one, after seeing yours I have the itch! Lots of great links this week, maybe I'll have a thrifty idea to link up next week!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Linda~ What a sweetie you have been spending time with!! Love your chalkboard too- came out darling! All linked up! Thanks for hosting! :)

Christie said...

Yes, the baby is so sweet! I LOVE the chalk board! I wrote on mine, "The earth laughs in flowers." Such a great quote as we look for the first signs of narcissus, cherry blossom and forsythia to bloom! Congrats!

Chrissie said...

Thanks for hosting today. I love your chalkboard! What a nice family time, Blake is adorable!

Sherri said...

I just love that chalkboard!! The babies and your Mom are just too cute!

Sylvia said...

Wow...that chalkboard turned out beautiful!
What a fun weekend you had spending time with your precious wee ones and your Mom.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you found the BEST way to spend a weekend.

Grannys Attic said...

Love the chalkboard frame! Great color and the idea of Bible verses sound like a winner to me. Your mom is "BEAUTIFUL" just love that sweet smile own her face! Babies are cute too. Hope your week is filled with blessings, Vicky

Leslie said...

I am going out to get me some chalk board paint again. My daughter painted both her bedroom doors with that years ago and has had a blast with it since. The pictures of your mom and grankids are priceless... Thank you for sharing.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the chalkboard, but that precious little one just stole the show. Great moments and memories. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

High Street Cottage said...

Love the Chalk Board, Love Blake, Love Griffin, and love Grandma!
It's the best thing spending time with family. Your images are gorgeous as always Linda, xoxo tami

coastal femme said...


I loved how the chalk board turned out and I'd definitely keep the garland year looks lovely there with the rusty planter. Enjoyed seeing the photos of the two generations (babies and great grandma)...priceless.

driftwoodesign said...

I have been looking for just the right frame to make our chalkboard. Yours is perfect.

Jill said...

I'm linking up for the first time. Thanks for hosting a great party!

The Charm of Home said...

Wonderful chalkboard and rusty planter. But, the sweet little ones steal the show. How cute!

KimMalk said...

Hi Linda, I really like your newly framed chalkboard. How sweet those little guys are you got to spend time with this weekend. Hugs, Kim

Noble Vintage said...

Hi Linda, thanks for hosting another fun NTT!
I wanted to invite you to link up your chalkboard project to my Transformations and Treasures party tomorrow! :)

Kathy said...

awesome blog, I could be here for weeks and never see it all...thanks for all your hard work to give us so much entainment

Unknown said...

What a cutie! My senior mom has a passel of great-grandchildren as well. Aren't the sweet family memories wonderful! :)

Betty said...

I love the detailing on that frame. It's almost as good-looking as those two little guys. Thanks again for hosting this week. I so enjoy the posts.

Jodie said...

This chalkboard is gorgeous! Love the yellow! I'm a new follower & look forward to following along! I just joined your party #202 and #204. Thank you for hosting!


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love that frame and the color is a perfect contrast to the chalkboard.
Your great-nephews are adorable and so is your mother having so much fun with them.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Linda...LOVE LOVE LOVE those sweet baby faces! Loving your chalkboard too! Can't wait to feel better so I can go treasure hunting and join back in on all the NTT fun!

Noble Vintage said...

thanks for linking up Linda! :) And I so appreciate your input and encouragement. Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Great finds! That frame is great! Would love you to link up to Made With Love. My readers will love this!

Marie C. said...

Your chalkboard is really nice -- I especially like the frame.

I saw your post on A Glimpe Inside's "Catch a Glimpse Thursday" and I'm now following your blog! :-)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Love your chalkboard. That frame is great! Thanks for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party!

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