We have a saying in our family it goes like this "pack your bags you're going on a guilt trip. I grew up in a very Irish/Italian family, my mother being the Italian one. Italian mothers have a special gift of sending you on a guilt trip and you never even get to leave the house. Of course this talent curse only effects the female offsprings of the family. The male offsprings don't get to enjoy the ride.
With the holidays just around the corner I will taking a lot of these trip and I won't have any frequent flier miles to show for them. Bring them on "Mother" I'm ready for you this year. One advantage of being the youngest I can always ask if all my siblings are attending the party, shower, picnic, dinner or church bazaar. If I hear that one my "older" siblings is unable to attend the event, I feel I should get a free pass. "NOT" Well let me just tell you that doesn't work in my family. I've learned many years ago to just put on a smile and attend the function of your-mothers-choice. Life is much better when your Mama is happy.
My wonderful Mother will be 90 years old on her next birthday in just a few months so I will be taking as many trips as she would like and I will truly be smiling along the way. I really do have the best Mother in all the world and I feel truly blessed to belong to such a loud large family.
As far as traditions go, I'm looking forward to passing them all on to my children. I know they are really looking forward to this one in particular. Love you K & Z.
HOW ABOUT SOME WINE?Okay how about some wine themed centerpieces and decorations? I made the wine centerpieces from all yard sale finds. The wooden bowl was 10 cents and I painted it white and distressed it. The grapes and wine corks came from a yard sales (that my good friend Jen at creating with the J's) picked up for me. The candle was 50 cents and I tied a little bit of burlap on the candle just for fun. The wine bottle in the pictures is also recycled. Another bunch of grapes and a label printed from the computer. I love, love, love repurposing. Thanks for stopping by, keep checking back I'm working on some new things.
I LOVE FOOTBALL. I am so excited that the 2011 football season has started. I love everything black and gold. I grew up in Western Pennsylvania and we are huge Steeler fans. So I thought it was only appropriate for my first post to my blog to be Steelers related. The first pre-season game is tonight. This is a table that I repurposed from a $2 yard sale find to this:
Welcome to my little corner of blogland coming to you from Western Pennsylvania also known as Steeler Country. My name is Geri, I am the youngest of 6 and I refer to myself as Sister Number 5. I love being a wife, mother and grandmother to one beautiful little girl. My true passion in life is creating new ways to use old things. I will repurpose everything and anything I can find. I love yard sales, thrift stores, consignment stores and boating. Relax, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy reading my blog. Hopefully I can inspire you to remake something in your house. Thanks for stopping by.