Friday, October 9, 2015

Sisters are FOREVER!

i LOVE to express my sisterships with every woman I meet...hence, SISTERS UNRAVELED! 
Alot of people want to know...which one of these awesome ladies at the store is my sister?! Well....every woman is my sister...not just my blood relation. Through our individual craftiness, loving-spirit, and the will to survive...we are SISTERS of the trade!
Why is it that all women can relate to this much loved Pinterest statement, pictured here...because it's TRUE! When women rub together, we can get a bit irritated at times...but eventually we work it out in the end! Have you ever tried to walk with one's not that easy, trust me!

If you can't get it done by yourself, ask a sister to help! That's why we have formed a sisterhood of strong woman...all coming together for the many reasons, but mostly to help other woman stand on their own two feet. We've all got great ideas, that usually involves a bit of wine at the end of that conversation...but in's all relevant! 
Relevance is the key to our's natural for women to gather together to craft, love, and learn. It's been going on for a sewing circle sort of friendship. We work it out...whatever the need, dream or desire.

 i ALWAYS knew i was made for more!
My dream was always to do something important and help others...but I didn't know it would include yarn, glue, scissors, paint, flowers, beads, buttons, and more! However, I had help along the way...pointing me toward my spiritual become something greater than I ever expected...a SISTER...MENTOR! 
it ALL started with two really UNIQUELY strong grandmothers, who spoke words of wisdom to me through prayer, color, drawing, painting, crocheting, sewing, canning, cooking, fishing, traveling and more! Even looking for a real diamond in the the Herkimer Diamond Mines in Upstate New York. Every weekend it was a new adventure for me...meeting new people, who needed to share their story with others! I had no idea I was being groomed by God from the help and serve listen, to dance, to cry, to enjoy life as it day at a time!
My mom, my aunts, my cousins....all women of strength in my life...caring for me, listening to my heart and helping to grow that dream inside of me...a dream that's just now coming into site for me, after 47 years.'s never to late to begin ANEW! "Spread out your wings, and come fly with me" that of Eagles, we're free to high and wide as we care to fly.
the MIGHTY eagle is a beautiful creation...only one of it's kind! It's heritage is one of kings, and knows no bounds. An eagle has strong vision, always keeping their eyes on their prize...always determined to be successful with every thing they do in life. They are never in doubt! They love a good storm, and as well use it to their advantage...always pushing themselves up above the clouds to new heights! 
As a woman, we are given every chance to grab on to the WHOLE TRUTH...but, like a fledgling, we often falter in our flight pattern...not sure if we're good enough to fly above the clouds.
God tells us to NOT BE NEVER LOSE SIGHT of the greater plan...that each and every one of us are privy to. YOU ARE a DAUGHTER of the MOST HIGH FATHER...that makes you a SISTER to each and every woman who was made to be a mom, a grandmother, an aunt, a cousin, a friend...a SISTER to them all! You are never in lack, nor without...when your sister is about! Only call out HIS NAME, and you will be helped! 
Most recently...along my journey, I have had the honor to meet the most amazing women, who I am extremely proud to call MY sisters...who I keep near and dear to my heart...growing alongside of each of them, in their own them encouragement, love and appreciation. 
Watching them to grow, as well as giving them the tools to do so...allows me to share life experiences that I don't know if I'd ever have whispered, if it weren't for such a time as any sister, who's listening. 
And along that path, came yet another woman, with a similar vision...Annie England...a woman after my own heart! 
Her story was a testimony to my laugh, love and be heard in all abandonment, was her street car named "desire". It sounds like such a simple plan...but maybe not when you feel like no one is listening, or that you have nothing worth sharing. 
I knew her story. I felt those fears...had wept those tears and the indecisions were unsurmoutable...a passion that was close to my own dear heart....
As a sister, I knew I had only ONE CHOICE to make...and that was to INVITE HER IN! To make      her my sister, like all the rest...a funny, quirky, bubbly little sister...ready to take on the world...and win! ANNIE'S an amazing, passionate flower...waiting to bloom...and fly!
Sparkling bright, "ANNIE'S heART" has found her voice, she's spread her wings and she's flying...higher every day!
She's also been a catalyst to me, in meeting other strong women in my neighborhood as well, and that's only the beginning. Women, Wine & Wiskey with Liysa Callsen has changed the course of my sails great woman after another...our tale is endless...and FOREVER! And that, my  sister, is for awhole other day...but if you can't wait...I understand that jittery! Go find out more about this spectacular sister at: She's a funny gal, with a great HEART story too!
However, back to what we were originally saying...dang me pausin' all over the place here...gotta throw in some dry humor from time to time...espeically if you just went to Liysa's to top that?!
OH YEAH>>>>>>SISTERS UNRAVELED...did you see that squirrel?!

heheheheehe! had to get that in!

Because, we're One artist, to One fundraiser, and on to One more event, One more DIY class, One more handmade project...and MANY more SISTERS to come through our door....we are #sistersunraveled

We invite you watch us learn, to laugh, to cry, to make something more happen in your life..."Because, handmade MATTERS!"

And for my final SISTER PLUG of the ARE INVITED to join us, NOW until the end of OCTOBER, to view ANNIE'S heART at the store at: 110 N. 8th St, Downtown Manitowoc, learn more about how she is turning something old, into something new, while she helps her son and others find a cure for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, which is a slow growing blood cancer also known as CML.

LIVING IN GRATITUDE, is what FRIENDS for ZEAL's mission is to raise awareness, inspire hope, and encourage healthy attitudes and behaviors to nurture, strengthen and connect to others with this disease. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, and you will succeed..."Because every day is a gift!"...that is the motto for Zach's Effort Against Leukemia...ZEAL
You are all invited to JOIN US, at the 4th Annual Zeal Gratitude Bash on Saturday, November 14th at Fox Hills Resort, in Mishicot, WI. Doors will OPEN at 4pm...Mystery Menu 5-6:30pm...Silent & Live Auctions with 50/50 raffles will be available for you all to browse and mingle throughout the evening. For tickets call: 920-860-6310/ $8 in advance/ $10 at the door! them here to learn more, at: 
#sistersunraveled will be at the 2015 Friends for ZEAL Gratitude Bash! Holding hands, singing, laughing and hugging...'cause, that's what SISTERS do!
See ya there SISTERS...that means guys too!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trash talkin' Tuesday...A trunk, rethunk!

Hidy-ho Sisters! Can't believe it's been two weeks,
 since last we talked about a 'trashy revamp'!

Today, I want to talk about the livingroom with ya''s a place we all like to gather every, I thought it'd be a great place to meet today!

We're gettin' thrifty with an old TRUNK...RE-THUNK!

If you've got an old trunk layin' around in the basement, or up in the attic...and you're not sure what to do with it...then, maybe you'll love my workable idea!

I took this old trunk, flipped it upside down...took off it's rounded top from it's rusty hinges...and put it back on the floor in front of my couch...
And,'s my living room 

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it's worn out and rustic look...along side my husband's leather just adds that antique look I'm striving for, next to a more modern soft-suede style sofa. 

It's top is a bit on the rusty side, with it's metal exterior...but with an added wood tray on top, it's the perfect surface to display a little wicker organization for the tv changer, as well as my new recipe book....a gift from our from Swedish exchange student! 

Short and sweet...It's a quick revamp, for what was just another trunk in the basement! What's waiting for you down there? 
Maybe it's time for a trash walk down to the dungeon...ya just never know what you've forgotten down there...
You just never know, it could be your next 
'Trash to Treasure' Centerpiece 
for your livingroom!

See ya next Tuesday sister...for a little more Trash Talkin', with 

Friday, August 16, 2013

FIBER-licious Fridays #2

Hidy-Ho Sisters! And...Back at ya there, girlfriends! It's FIBER-licious Fridays again!! favoritist day of the week!

Last week, we talked about revamping a bedroom in the upstairs part of my home...and actually, we haven't made much progress...because we're still in there...WORKING, that is!
Chiquita puts Minions to work
I just love these little guys! Don't have a darn clue what they're sayin'...but that's alright! Twyla and I have that problem somedays!
So, we just "WING IT"....and hope for the best! Gotta get a good laugh at ourselves occassionly, and then...LIFE IS GOOD!
"Back to school"...CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH! So, today...I'm in the dungeon, with my little minions...slaving away on this Dresser Makeover...and hiding out from the children upstairs who are screaming at each other...God help us all! lol!
I got my dresser, that I picked up from Goodwill quite a few months back now...for $5!
 It's missing a bit of the drawer, but who cares...everything else is in great shape! So, I dragged her home...sanded her down a bit to knock the crud off of her...then, got my Primer-in-a-can...and away I sprayed! I did wear a can get pretty fumey, if you're in a tight unventilated basement like mine!
 And, while I was at it...I sprayed all the existing hardware that came on it when I purchased it...was brass it's GRANITE!
 Gotta love this 2X Ultra Cover Spray paint, it's for wood, metal or plastic!
Still painting it black...sorry, NO MORE PICS there...gotta wait til' next week for that! I know...the suspense is killing me too!
BUT...I will give ya some more to sink your teeth into here sisters!
I went to Hobby Lobby for some great inspiration...thinkin' about Zebra Print here...and WHA-LA!
I picked up 2 posters the size of the drawer fronts when finished...which I'll mod podge onto the drawer fronts this weekend, after the last coat of paint is cured on the top, and it adheres well to the wood drawer below it.
And, NOW to the next planning phase...


How better to pick out new carpet, then with a design inspiration of the rooms' mere existence... ALL working out ahead of me!
 Gotta love the striped texturing here!
 See how it's striped...and tone on tone?! Gotta love the play with color and texture here...keeping it simple, but VIBRANT!
It all picks up the NATURAL LIGHT perfectly in this room!
And that's what we want...not dull and boring...we already have!
 Next...mirrors! 3 floor length mirrors from Menard's...on sale for only $10 each! All mirror for only $30! Can't beat that with a stick, now can ya?! They'll be hung I have them (laying on the floor here) up on the wall, about an inch or two apart from each other...ABOVE THE NEW DRESSER we're still working on! wouldn't be fun without some THRIFTY FABRIC...that we acquired from a yard sale find, now would it?!
 A plate for something...haven't got that far! A behind the door catch-all for this and that...maybe bathroom or make up supplies to carry with you, instead of leaving it all over the bathroom...TEENAGERS, ya know! Thinkin' ahead of! And a groovy pillow for the new bed or chair!
 2 Velvet Valances...BLACK! Perfect for our new look...ZEBRA INSPIRED!
 A natural rattan cube to store all kinds of things inside of it...OUT OF SIGHT...OUT OF MIND!
We'll be painting up a storm...doing some more crazy shopping this week...of course!
We NEED a colorful bed ensemble yet...along with YES>>>>
We're salvaging an old desk...and an old oak entertainment center...for an office nook!
Bet ya can't wait to see what's coming NEXT FRIDAY!
It's going to be EVEN MORE Fiber-licious than today!!!!!!!
See ya next week SISTERS! Or...for more fun with the sisters...we make HOUSECALLS!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Trash Talkin' Tuesdays # 2

Hello, My Sisters! Hope you had a great week since we last met for some Trash Talkin'!
Today we're featuring a quick craft corner make over...for just about anyone who crafts, scrapbooks, sews, or "Upcycles" us!
Found this handy dandy lil' kitchen towel holder, that's supposed to hang on a wall, today at the thrift store up in Manitowoc, WI.
I paid a whole $1.50 for it! Whoop! Whoop!
The greatest part of this little wood find, is that it has a shelf inside of it...which easily slides out for a little more storage room! I love that! Don't you?!
 As you can see, I turned it upside down on itself, inverted the shelf to go the other way, and placed it nicely on the counter surface below. you all, I have a ton of ribbon, lying around in different areas...needing someplace clever to go of course!
I've seen a lot of different crafters utilize a towel holder for ribbon storage, because it can easily be cut at length from it's round-a-bout storage area. So, when I found this wall unit today...I said to myself, "Whoa sister, BONUS BABY!" has a little drawer to store EVEN MORE!
How can you go wrong with even MORE STORAGE?!
 I screwed off the end knob...and began sliding the different ribbon rolls onto the towel dowel...and when I was finished,
it was ready to measure and cut!
Don't forget the EXTRA storage space that full, too!
Seriously sisters, how can you go wrong with investing $1.50?!
It's definitely worth it's 'weight in ribbon' after today!
Don't ya think?!
See ya next Tuesday for more 'Trash talkin' with the sisters!
Got TRASH, that your not sure if you should keep or throw?
Talk to the sisters HERE FIRST...we'll give you ideas on what you can do with it!
We love to talk 'trash'...especially with our Sisters!

Friday, August 9, 2013

FIBER-licious Fridays!

What's it going to be 'girl'?...YES or...NO?! Once, your hooked....


What are we talkin' bout here? FIBER Addictions...of course! hehehe!
And we sisters...have it in SPADES around here!, it's just PLUM PERFECT!
What better way to pick out a color for your upcoming bedroom project, than utilizing that which you love to wear?!
I pulled a favorite the texture here! And a little sparkly headband, with a large silver pin...and married it to a color chart from one of my favorite paint chips that I hand selected...
from a Sherwin Williams Paint deck. The paint color that I'm considering is called: #6837 Baroness
Hence, the 2 pillows Twyla and I found...that come into play very nicely...don't ya think?!
Together, we found some great fabric at Hobby Lobby, that truly brings another element in altogether now...It's more graphic and colorful...and it brings in some 'swagger' here!
 Possibly thinking about covering this cute parlor chair I found at the local ReStore a few weeks ago now...I need a desk chair! And this rocks!
Now...I'm also thinkin' a little ZEBRA stripes coming into play somewhere in this room too!
But that'll be for another segment of this bedroom redo!
Gotta keep you in suspense here...RIGHT?!
Just think DESK! That's right...we're going to do a desk FRIDAY...stayed tuned; you really don't want to miss that! Remember, WOOD IS FIBER, TOO! gotta have a plan of sorts! You can't rock it out, without a doesn't have to be can look a bit like my quickly drawn diagram here...
The color I'm trying to sink my teeth into here, is the one in the middle...think something gold/yellow for it's companion color...and you've gotta a good wall choice, as your upcoming background now!
And that would be...#6674 Jonquil
And...maybe an accent wall color: #6416 Sassy Green...we'll think bed wall here! 
Now...of course we have to have a neutral color to tie it all together...we've got black and metallic...we need a lighter color for the ceiling now, to keep it sunny and bright...not to dark, but OH, JUST RIGHT!
Thinkin' Linen here...blend-able, and soft...
#6168 Moderne White
Now...if you've been paying attention, my fine can see how we've been choosing our colors here...with FIBER-liciousness!
Not to bust your bubble here...but, it all comes together in the end...Trust me!
You gotta stayed tuned to next week's Friday Episode...when we take these colors to a whole NEW LEVEL...the upstairs bedroom!, that isn't inspiring at all! LOL....that's what progress does to ya, when you're in Menards and the flyer says...SALE! BUY ME! And then, you bring it home...and shove it in another room til' your ready to install it!
Next week! BOOYA...can't wait! 
Hope we're inspiring you to get out of your office chair...and run to your local thrift store...start thinkin' "REDO" sisters, in a whole new FIBER-licious way!
Have a great weekend sisters! Yard salin', wherever you are...whoop! whoop!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"WOW" is ME", Wednesdays!

Hey ya'll! Hope your Wednesday is just what you thought it was going to be today....WONDERFUL, just like yourself!

Don't be afraid to EXPRESS're made of all sorts of EMOTIONS...some good, some great...and then some, not so lovely. Those are the ones we're always trying to suppress...but WHY? Let it all out! REJOICE in the LORD....give it all to him, and be HAPPY with the rest of your day today! the day the Lord has made, REJOICE & BE GLAD in it! Psalm 118:24

Wednesdays, being the middle of the week...have a tendency to get a bit overwhelming.
It's in the mist of the week, everything gets all mixed up and crazy...
that's why THE SISTERS are welcoming you to take a break stop beating yourself take a something you don't usually do on a daily basis!
It breaks up the monotony of your week!
And by all means...don't forget to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!

Prayer helps us to focus less on our troubles, and gives us quiet time with the Father...helping us then, to feel more confident in ourselves and our circumstances, which are out of our control anyway!
"Let GO and Let GOD!"
Phil 3:12... NCV
I do not mean that I am already as God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal, but I continue trying to reach it and make it mine. Christ wants me to do that, which is the reason he made me his. SISTERS, I know that I have not yet reached that goal......... but there is one thing I always do...... Forgetting the past and "straining toward what is ahead". I keep trying AMEN
It's better than any physical exercise could ever hope to be...
Together, we are sisters...and women of the word!
You have the POWER TO word at a time!
Watch Joyce Meyers video today...and get back to the basics...
Follow us, each Wednesday, as we continue to bring you "WOW is ME" Wednesdays!
'Women of the Word is My Everything'! 
Need more?!
ASK, ASK, ASK...we're here for you girlfriend!
As your Sister-In-Christ...YOU are our everything!
YOU ARE NEEDED...& YOU ARE LOVED...Beyond Measure!
We don't count calories here ladies...try a new RECIPE on us today!
Indulge...and ENJOY your EVERYDAY Life...with us!
 Peach Cobbler. Photo by Pam-I-Am

 like....'SISTERLY LOVE' to me!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Hey there sisters! It's time to start talkin' TRASH! We're going to get a little dirty here today girls! We're heading into the bathroom...but it's all good stuff, I promise!
Was out yard sailin' around town with my mom last weekend and found some great useable finds!
An old porcelain coffee pot, to be exact! I picked it up, put it down, walked around, then came back to it...only to put it in my large growing pile of other things I collected already. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, til' I got home that afternoon.
When I stepped into the bathroom to put a few other items the big bag of toilet paper I got at Target that day... all of a sudden...I had a huge brainstorm!
I ran out to my car to finish unloading my loot...ran back into the bathroom, idea was born!
I quickly popped the top, made haste to grab a single roll of toilet paper...
And, just like that...a star was born...toilet paper in an old coffee urn! Quite cliche' , if you get my meaning'! Coffee and the potty...two things that definitely go together!
Now that's what I call..."Good, clean fun!" How 'bout you?!

Thanks for joining us for "Trash Talk Tuesday"!

HOPE TO SEE Y'ALL TOMORROW for 'Wow me Wednesdays'!