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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If you would like to check out my purse blog, here is the link:

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, May 1, 2013

Piano Piece

I was checking out one of my favourite blogs today over at:

and she had a piece from a piano that she had repainted and was wondering what to do with it. Here are the before and after pictures.


I too have a piece just like it and have been wondering what to do with it. I shared with you awhile back, how I hung a decorative piano piece above my fireplace, but I still have a plain one like in the photos here, and was stumped. As soon as I saw her photo and her dilemma, I thought to myself, "Why, I would lay that on top of an old trunk and make a table for the end of my bed! Well....(it took a few seconds) then it hit me. I have a piece like that, and I have several old trunks! I could do the same thing! How can it be, that we can see something so clearly and so easily give advice to others, but when it comes to ourselves, we are are just stumped? Life is just funny like that I guess. Good thing people naturally like to give advise so we are never at a loss what to do. heh heh....
P.S. I did leave my suggestion in her comment box. I can't wait to see what she comes up with! 

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