Hey, That’s my name…in a magazine!

I’m completely thrilled that one of my projects has made it’s way into a real, live, on the newsstand magazine!  That’s me, Gloria Fox of Roanoke, VA!  ahhhhhhhhhhh!

Thank you House Beautiful for including my furniture makeover tip in your June 2012 issue in 20 Makeover Ideas.

I’ve been anxiously waiting ever since I signed the photo release several months ago to see if I actually made it in the issue.  For the past week, I’ve been making daily trips to the store to see if the issue was out yet and yesterday…there it was!  I grabbed it up and holding my breath flipped through the magazine looking for my picture.  And there it was in a special fold-out section even!  I think I had to blink several times before I believed what I was seeing and I refrained from shouting to everybody in the store, “OMG that’s me!”

So, if you’re in the store make sure and pick up a copy, if I leave one available for you.  It’s a really great issue full of quick makeover ideas.

You can check out the full post on the makeover of that Roadside Rescue dresser here.

Take a Leap

It’s Leap Day!  

We get an extra day this year.  What are you going to do with it?  Anything special?

I’m going to try and do something I wouldn’t normally do.  Take a Leap of Faith with me and let me know what you do today.

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Snow Day!

Yesterday we finally got some snow here.  It was a very heavy wet snow and stuck to all the trees so pretty. 

These were taken at about 6:00 last night.  It’s like the whole world was black and white.

It’s supposed to warm up today and be 70 by Thursday, so it won’t last long.

Happy Monday!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

What a gorgeous Thanksgiving Day we are having here in Virginia.  Its cool and the sky is so blue, perfect for this day of thanks.

We are watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while the turkey is in the oven.  It’s a great tradition for us to watch it every year.  I love it.  I’d love to actually go and be there in person one year.

This year, I am thankful for so much.

My children, who are everything to me.  They are now young adults and its exciting to watch their lives just starting.

My parents, sisters and brother and all the nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, and every one else.

We had our newest addition to the family just this week.  A beautiful baby girl.  Mykalah Renee.

I am also thankful for all my new blogging friends that I have made this year and that I have finally found something that I truly enjoy doing.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, eat lots of turkey, and have a great restful weekend with your family.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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I Actually Made Something From Pinterest [1]

Crazy weather weekend, right?  Did you get snow?  We just got some sleet on Friday, but up in the higher elevations near us, they got several inches of snow…before Halloween!  Weird.

So…what did you make?

We all have pinned some awesome inspiration on Pinterest, and this weekend, I actually made something from all that inspiration.  Did you?  The linky is below, but here a little about my project.

Up until a few months ago, if you had asked me what a bunting was, I would have thought you were talking about baseball.  But apparently they are these adorable banners made out of all sorts of things.  I’ve pinned lots of them that have been used for all kinds of parties, celebrations and holidays.

Here are a few of my “Pinspiration” pics.

So, here is what I came up with.

Since Halloween is almost here and gone, I thought I would move on toward Thanksgiving, and “gather” pretty much sums it up.

I decided to use book pages, because, well, you know I love them, and its what I had on hand.

The letters I cut out of scrapbook paper I also had on hand, using some chipboard letters for templates. I just traced them onto the paper and then cut them out. (Don’t mind my dry, old-looking, unmanicured hands…yikes.)

Then, I just glued them to the pages, punched some holes on each side near the top.

And then strung the pages onto some twine.

I left about 12 inches of twine on each end and tied a loop at the end to hang it with.

Here are a few more beauty shots.

Now, its your turn to share what you made.  I can’t wait to see.

Just a few linky party rules (yeah, there are always rules).

1.  You must link back to this post so your readers can join in on the fun also. (Your link won’t work unless you have a link to this post.)  You can use the button at the beginning of the post, or a text link.

2.  Please use a permalink (to your specific post) and not your blog home page.

3.  Please visit some of the other links and comment.  That’s part of the fun of a party.  Get to know some new folks.

4.  If you don’t have a blog, share your pics on the Potentially Beautiful Facebook page

Now, let’s party!


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