Monday, July 26, 2010

Randomness and A Winner

It was crazy 'round here this weekend. We spent most of our time indoors. The severe weather alert that flashed across the screen warned us of the heat index. They told us to stay inside because it felt like 108 degrees outdoors. You don't have to tell me twice. I'm very fragile and wilt easily. We did manage to get out to a pool party, but the water was like bath water - not very refreshing. I grew up at a beach in Florida and never do I remember being warned to stay indoors because of the heat. This is NC, what's the deal?
Anyway, enough about that. I really enjoyed all the sweet birthday wishes and comments that everyone left over the weekend. I love you all dearly. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner of the birthday loot. And the winner is...
Oh, and here's a random little decorating tip for you...see the chubby dove in the photo above? He was totally different and looked so real when I received him for Christmas last year. He actually gave me the creeps. I felt like he was staring at me no matter where in the house I put him. But he was special because someone I love gave him to me. And I liked his plumpness (of course). I decided to paint him with a few coats of acrylic paint and I love how he turned out. So, my tip is when you're shopping for accessories, don't pass over something because you don't like the color. The color can be changed very easily.
Is there something in your house that you'd love more if it were painted a different color? (piles of dirty laundry don't count)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dove's Devotion

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever
separate us from his love.
Death can't, and life can't.
The angels can't, and the demons can't.
Our fears for today,
our worries about tomorrow,
and even the powers of hell
can't keep God's love away.
Whether we are high above the sky
or in the deepest ocean,
nothing in all creation will ever be
able to separate us from the
love of God
that is revealed in
Christ Jesus our Lord.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Blog Birthday Giveaway

My blog is another year older!
I can't think of a better way to celebrate
than to give something

The Birthday Giveaway
includes items made by yours truly:

a 5x7 picture frame called "Under The Big Top"
an 8x10 original piece of wall art on canvas called "Baby Efalant"
one pair of whimsical lion earrings
~Valued at $65.00~

Just leave a comment here and you'll be entered.
{winner will be announced Monday}
Easy peasy!
For additional entries:
(leave one comment for each)

*Follow The Chubby Dove on
twitter and tweet about the giveaway
(click on button on sidebar)

*Become a follower of my blog
(or let me know if you already are)

*Click the facebook button on my sidebar
and "like" The Chubby Dove on facebook
(or let me know if you've have)

In addition:

***All items in my big cartel shop are 15% off thru Sunday!***
Just enter discount code:
to receive your discount.
Thanks for helping me celebrate!!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Dog Gone Cute!

I met Kelly recently when she came to my area for a craft show.
At the time, I hadn't even gotten my puppy yet,
but I was instantly attracted to her booth.
It was loaded with colorful wares for pooches.
Collars, leashes, bandanas and more
for dogs of any size.

All handmade...

She's quite a talented little chicky!
Not only does she have the most drool worthy etsy shop,
she also rescues our four - legged friends!
So, when I told her that I got a new buddy last month,
she offered to send me a new collar to
welcome him.
{Size xsmall, please as he is now a whopping 3 pounds!}
This is what arrived in the mail yesterday..

This particular collar comes in various colors and all sizes.
It can also be personalized with your pal's name embroidered on it.
But, she has many, many more items to choose from.
So, if you love a dog or know someone who does,
check out Gone Doggie today!
{and here is my sweet snuggly boy staring up lovingly at...
a treat!}

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dove's Devotion

"May the God of hope fill you with all
joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow
with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

~Romans 15:13~

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Can't Wait...

Know what this is?
I'll give you a hint.
It's part of one of my favorite places to be...

My bed.
Well, our bed.
I also like to share it with my favorite guy.
After all, he built it for me years ago as a gift for our five year wedding anniversary.

...and after a loooong day today,
I can't wait to hop into it tonight!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Here I Go Again...

I don't know what it is about doors, but I just have a thing for them.
Last week, on the front porch of an adorable old house in my area,
I saw this antique screen door leaning against the wall.
Every time I drove by, I found myself sighing.
I really liked it and wanted it to be mine in a bad way.
I was tempted to stop and ask the owners of the house
it they would be interested in selling it.

Until Saturday,
when I drove by and saw they were having a yard sale.
And what do you think was leaning against the tree out front?
My screen door!!

Between the two of us, we had 10 bucks.
So, I turned around.
It was worth a shot.

I walked up and asked the very nice man who lived in the house,
how much he was asking for the door frame.

His response?

"Two dollars."

I said, "Two dollars?! Um, I'll take it!"
I couldn't get my hands on it fast enough.

So, here it is hanging over the couch in our living room.

I'm not sure what I'll put inside it yet, if I do anything.
But I'm sure glad it found a good home.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dove's Devotion

"This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it."

~Psalm 118:24 NIV

Friday, July 9, 2010

My Plans For the Weekend

Don't be scared.
He's really nice.
He just needs a little help, that's all.

I'm spending my weekend giving this guy a makeover.

Wait 'til you see the results.

Come back soon for the

{Hubs found this FREE dining table with two leaves
& custom protective tablecovers on Craigslist}

What do you have planned this weekend?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

happy fourth of july

Enjoy your holiday,
you little Sparklers!