Saturday, February 28, 2009

A place to rest my head! Unveiling!

Here she is..isn't she darling!! I might add something under her feet to make her taller. And the shutter is not permanent but was a fill in for the "photo shoot".

The color is a Martha Stewart color called Spring Blue Grass mixed in a Valspar paint at Lowes! It is also the color of my bathroom.

Friday, February 27, 2009

A little Suprise!

So I don't have pictures of my DARLING head board transformation!! The lighting is poor but I'll get some tomorrow!! SO CUTE!!

I took 2 of the cute girls from the group home (where I work) to our "NEW" McDonalds today...I was not to excited but they were pumped and I was in for a SURPRISE!! They had a yummy salad called the "Southwest" salad...and dare I say (minus the meat) it was rather yummy!! Do try it!! It reminds me of YUMMY Cafe Rio's salads!! For the Weight Watchers out there the salad and the dressing is 5 points!! (w/ out meat!)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ruby Red Slippers II

I am really good at mixing paint...I am friends w/ the color wheel and have one in my head at all times. I have a cute little set of pots (top right) that I wanted to match the color I opened all my little paint can friends!! I was in a hurry...and so this is what I mixed....

Ta da!! It looks like flesh w/ a bad sunburn...sigh...what a waste!!

Here is my headboard w/ one coat of paint. It is now waiting for the second coat to dry...and then I will abuse it w/ sand paper (aren't we funny) and put her in place!! What a beauty...and who knew she was hidding in the depths of the garage!!? I think I might be in love!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ruby Red Slippers!

I am tired of my headboard. It is beautiful and very functional but no longer my style. I have had my eyes peeled at thrift stores for awhile but nothing great. Today I got the painting bug! I dug and dug and look what I found. Some happy chippy junk hiding in the Conner of the garage and just what I wanted. Just like Dorothy "You had it all along".

Here is my current head board. Nice but time for a change!

Here is the lovely I found today!! It is as I type drying w/ a fresh coat of paint. Is it the right color you ask...I am not sure...but there are many cans of paint waiting if it isn't. The below picture is the "before" shot!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Knock Knock!

I found this baby at a yard sale one summer. SO CUTE! After much work and a little chalk board paint...I hope she is living in a happy home some where!!

So I have been knocking for awhile long does this knocking thing last? I am sure I have not been answered because I am knocking at the old "chippy junky" door of life.

While food shopping I decided I wanted a treat...but I wasn't sure it was a good idea. However I did have a great idea while standing in the frozen treat section. They should install a SCALE at the you can't decide what treats would be ok to add to ones cart!!! What a FAB idea...I am sure to make millions! There would be a run on baby carrots and people only buying health food!

I am reminded often that we do not have garden tomatoes in the dead of winter in Utah!! Look at these babies...don't they make ya drool? Anyone w/ great tomato hints for this summer?

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I went to see "Confessions of a Shopaholic" this weekend! I dare say the books are WAY better then the movie! In the movie Rebecca isn't British it makes a huge least to me!

I am so glad that it doesn't take a 200.00 scarf to make me giddy...just a little 50 cent thrift store eye candy can make me giddy for weeks! What a blessing!

Friday, February 20, 2009

“First of all that I would crave as the richest of
heaven's blessings
would be wisdom from my Heavenly Father bestowed daily.”
-Emma Hale Smith

I am reading this great book about Emma Hale Smith . She is such an amazing woman and has super amounts of Girl Power!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just a little comment!

I am new to Bloggie Land and the lack of

comments has me disheartened! If you visit

Leave a little comment please!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Chippy Bathroom

This started out as a before and after about my
"Happy Chippy Cupboard"
and turned in to
"My Happy Chippy Bathroom"

I got this little metal number at DI (thrift store) for 5 bucks...I think she is darling!!!

This is where I store my q-tips, bracelets, and millions of dollars of face "creams".

This is how I store my make up..easy to grab quick when I am in a hurry!!

This is how I store my necklaces...If I did it gain I would have added more knobs!

This is where the toilet paper lives!! I love this because it looks so clean and crisp and is so easy to get to and NO running out ever!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cheap but Useful!

So someone passed on a GREAT idea the other day so I thought I'd PASS IT ON!! I have a normal lined note book that holds all my computer passwords and what not. I felt smart for having one..but sometimes I can't find quickly what is in it. The other day someone told me to use an address book w/ tabs!! So I can put things in ABC order!! And look at this DARLING I got at HONKS!!

New one w/ Tabs!
Old one w/ lined paper!

So I LOVE a good deal!! There are a few Honks in Utah but I have found the one in Logan to be bursting at the seams w/ fun good deals!! AND...on Tuesdays it is 88 CENT day!! WOOO WHOO!! I got the below bracelet at honks..w/ a few other GOODIES!! Check it out and ENJOY

Holy cute bracelet for a DOLLAR!! I love polka dots!

P.S. Where is Spring? Where is the SUN?? WHO is going to scrape my car?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Reminder of SPRING!

Do not fear therefore;
you are of more value
than many sparrows.
Mat 10:31

I thought these little darlings were a HAPPY reminder of SPRING!! So easy and so fun!! See the instructions here. They even have a template! The paperclips are cute but hard...I'd use just craft wire.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Little Things To Love:

It's the little things that we love that make life just a littler bit better!!

The Thrift Store/ JUNK!!!
The Internet!Bebo Norman!

K Love 88.7 In Utah!!

Chris Rice!! There is no Happier Music!

Tom's Cinnamint Tooth Past! Organic and DELISH!!

A dollar store Foot File!! The world thanks you!!

Freeze It Hair Spray! This will stand up to any stiff wind!!

Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream

Chi flat iron!!

I am in a "club" that meets monthly. This month we talked about all the little things that make our life better. I got tons of ideas and had a very fun time!! These are some of the things I shared!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nearly New and Company!!

While my blog is still a "new born" I had to add a cute new sister site . I have so much fun shopping and re-doing but I can't possibly keep everything although I'd love to!! My new site is Happy Chippy Junk FOR SALE @ Nearly New and Company!! Hop on over and take a look!! Happy Spring!!

Happy Chippy Chair

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Love em and Leave em!!

I found this cute little lady at DI on my birthday for $1.00. It had a label on it and found I her online here top left. She retails for over 40.00 WOOOO WEEEE!!! I used her for a few months and someone offered me 35.00 for I sold her. I am now PURSELESS!! Isn't trifting FUN!!?

Friday, February 6, 2009

"A multitude of
small delights
constitutes happiness."
-Charles Baudelaire

I found these little ladies waiting
for me today at the thrift store for $1.00 each.
They are from Pottery Barn. They remind me no matter
how long the winter spring will come!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What a DISH!!

Look how cute this little enamal soap dish is. Little junk makes me just as happy as big junk!! 50 cents (see the price tag!) is a small price to pay for a 'Thrift Store High'!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I heart Cath Kidston Stuff!!

I think her stuff is so dang cute and happy!! But alas I live clear across the world..and many many miles from her stores in England, so I have to make do. I'd like to have aleast one of these. So I made my own! I got the blank keychains from the Target dollar section!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I believe!

If I slept through every 7AM from now to death...I'd be so well rested!! And SO HAPPY!!! **Edited Later** Lets face it folks...I'd be happy if my eyes were still closed at 9:00 AM!!

I believe my head and eyes ache less w/ my handmade (by me) weighted eye pillow!! I love this baby!!

I believe warm toes are HAPPY toes!!