Howdy! Before we get started, you might want to grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine here, as I tend to ramble a bit...First of all, let me tell you a little bit about the reason for this blog in the first place. You see, I have another blog called, "365 Days Of The Year." Four years ago, I started it as a challenge to post a photo a day on it for a year, and I did! When my year was up, I thought I could just drop it, but I found I missed it. So, instead of the pressure of taking a "picture worthy picture" every day, I just started to post random thoughts and stories of my family and friends, with an occasional picture. After each year, I would have the entire year made into a hard cover book, to some day give to our son Landon. I also have a handbag business that I do on the side from my full time childcare business. Occasionally, I would post on my blog, things about purses or shows/expos that I was doing and it just didn't feel right. It was business and my blog was for family, friends, and my place to go to vent or just tell my little stories. I would also post a bit about business on facebook and that didn't feel right either. Now, I have started to dip my toes in a little crafty stuff. Nothing major, but a little something here and there and I needed a place to put it along with my purses that felt right. That place is here. Here I will post things about purses, re-purposing, flea marketing, or maybe just take you along on a few road trips with me. Wherever it takes us, I hope the trip is as much fun for you as it is for me. Ready to ride?

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I know. I know. The length of that purse site link is insane! But, when I created it, I couldn't think of anything short and cute that wasn't already taken, like... "The Swedish Cowgirl." Ha! By the way, I am 1/2 Swedish. On the other side it's a bit Heinz 57. English, Dutch, German, Irish, Chinese and Indian! My dad's side was the wild side! So, it is what it is. I am what I am.

You can also check out my facebook page, at:!/TheSwedishCowgirl?fref=ts

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Brand New End Tables

My dad stopped by this morning and as he walked in the door, he nodded towards the two objects in his hands and said, "Ya got any use for ah couple ah old cream cans?" Do I have any....well, heck ya!! Check these babies out...

Aren't they gorgeous? Well, they will be! I am currently using two old wooden chairs that I reupholstered (slapped some fabric and poly fill on and staple gunned to the bottom) the seats on, for our end tables in our bedroom. While I love them, they are too short for our big ol' tall bed. (What is up with those pillowtop beds? Why do they need to be that high up? I swear I almost need a step ladder to get in and out of bed! But, that's another post for another day.) I checked out Pinterest for some inspiration and was shocked to only find one table made from cream cans! What is up with that?
Pinned Image
Here's the picture. While I think it's cute, I am planning a more white/chippy look for my cans and a smaller square top. I might even experiment with a few old vintage suitcases I've got horded up in my shed for the table. I wish spring would hurry up and get here! (Tomorrow the high is 12 below. I kid you not!!) I want to go outside and play!!!

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