Thursday, July 21, 2011

Figuring It All Out...

So, as a newbie (is that what we’re called?), I have so many questions running through my head…like…”how do I get someone to post a comment?”   HAHA!  Just kidding!  (ok, not really.)

Seriously though, I was lying in bed last night & couldn’t sleep for all the questions running through my head (is this a common symptom of blog addiction?)
 For instance: what do you do when an idea for a blog just hits you and you’re not at your computer? Do you jump out of bed and run (ok,  I don’t “run”) go type something up real quick (kinda like I did at midnight)?   What do you do if you’re not near a computer? 

How do you organize all the photos you take, before and after you download them on the computer? For example…I read these blogs where my fellow bloggers go on these amazing trips to all these wonderful shows and antique stores, and just plain fantastic junkin escapades and they have all these amazing pictures, and they have all the locations and all the fun people they meet along the way and then they come home, download the amazing pictures, list everyone by name and even link them to their respective blogs and websites….YIKES!!! How DO they DO that???

How to host a link up party & give-away (cuz seriously, if I knew how to do that, I’d be having one for anyone who could answer some of these questions!) How do you organize your blog ideas; how do you get advertisers on your blogs; how do you get the buttons and links to all of the other blogs? What is blogging etiquette? What if I make someone mad because I didn’t follow blogging etiquette because I didn’t know it? How do you remember to check everything you need to each day, check your blog, read all the other blogs, read ALL your comments ( and reply)…okay, so this isn’t a problem for me… yet…but I do have faith!; and read your emails, and reply to them as well, and check your facebook, post a status, and reply to all of those, and do the laundry, bring home the bacon and fry it up  in a pan  and still find time to go to some of the most amazing pickin’ spots, find fabulous stuff, and if its not fabulous, come home and make it fabulous…and take pictures, download them, and post about it…just to start all over again tomorrow???  WHEW!!!  What have I got myself into?  Am I the only one feeling a little overwhelmed?  You all are super women….I salute you…and I want to be just like you when I grow up! ;)

There is so much to learn, so much to remember…so, as I beg for your patience during my learning curve, I humbly ask if anyone wants to share on how they make it through their day and not only get all this done, but seriously, any organizing your photos tips & tricks, or organizing your time tips & tricks, anything to help us newbies out…and I’m sure I’m not alone, we’d be much appreciative!! Please feel free to leave a comment, or better yet, if you would like to have your own post on any or one of my many questions, please link back so not only I, but my loyal followers can get answers to their many questions, too! ;)
Happy Hump Day!!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things....

So, I was thinking (shock, I know)
I would take a few snapshots (do people still say that?)
of a few of my favorite treasures
around my home
that make me smile  :-)

Problem is...
after I took them
I kinda realized the difference
between my camera and all ya'lls cameras  :-(

Now I know why everyone is always bragging 
about their new, super, uber,
 (yes, I said it, I have a teenage daughter)
cool cameras!

So, I apologize in advance for the 
poor shots...and will have to add a new, super
uber, cool camera to the wish list...well, maybe it doesn't have to be "new"...I'm not really into "new", it usually makes me break out in a rash...

So, without further are a few of my favorite things!
Hope you enjoy!!

This is an antique sewing machine my dad is letting me "borrow" because they didn't have anyplace for it...yeah, I don't think I'm giving this back!! (Sorry Dad!)
This was one of my first antique pieces of furniture, and I've never looked back!!!

This is a antique child's wagon seat that the Mr. made into a shelf for my daughter's room!
It is soooo old and neat!

I hate cereal, but I love this Corn Flake sign, I mean, just LOOK at that is totally gross on the back!

This is my birdhouse my dad made me, I will treasure this  *for-ever*

This is my old pump...the Mr. is supposed to add this to my pond & make a fountain
He is so sweet!!
This is my old wagon wheel hub in my flower bed *love*


Monday, July 18, 2011

New Beginnings...

Hello there! Thank you for visiting my blog! This is a new journey for me, so I hope you will continue to return and accompany me! I am not new to the blogging world, I have been stalking many of your blogs for well over a year now, but I have finally got the courage to start my own. I just hope that I can be half as entertaining, creative, talented and inspiring as some of the blogs I have been stalking! Let me introduce myself...

My name is Dayna, and just like most of you, I am a lover of all things old & worn, but I also love to give the old & worn new life. I love junking, picking, antiquing,or dumpster diving ~ whatever you choose to call it in your neck of the woods, it makes my heart race & puts a smile on my face! I have done it for years, but none of my "friends" enjoyed it - they all thought I was crazy, and so I was beginning to think the same thing. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled into the blogging world! "Oh my! I am not crazy!! There ARE other people in this world just like me!!"

Through a series of life experiences in the past year or so, I have finally been blessed with the opportunity to live my dream and this blog gives me the opportunity to chronicle that journey. So please continue to check back often as I take the giant (and a bit scary) leap into the unknown!!