Friday, December 12, 2014


So here is another new item that I purchased for the holidays. It is a reindeer made from real wood. Something about items that could be discarded made into something new just is beautiful to me.

This treasure was purchased at Lievens Market And Outdoor Living!

They have 3 buildings to explore and shop! I made it thru 2 of them. I ended up having a trunk load of goodies!

Located at 10411 Fremont Pike Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

They also have a Facebook page here

This is not a sponsored post!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

My Snowman

I was so excited when my daughter had spotted a local market under new ownership since the last time I had stopped in. She came home to tell me that they had a million things I would love. I found this adorable snowman made from real wood for our front porch.

If you are in the area please be sure to check out Lievens Market And Outdoor Living!

They have 3 buildings to explore and shop! I made it thru 2 of them. I ended up having a trunk load of goodies!

Located at 10411 Fremont Pike Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

They also have a Facebook page here

If you stop by tell them Sara from Blushing Bee by Me (or Saving with Sara) sent you!

This is not a sponsored post.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Please Check Out This Site & Read

I was scrolling thru my news feed today and I found this site called Pass It Down I love it. Find it here on Facebook. Pass down the best photos and news to your friends because they are that good! Like this page to receive all the goodness in your feed!

One of the articles that caught my eye is As I Scrolled Through These 45 Photos, One Thing Became Very Clear. And Everyone Should See It.

If you are one for random acts of kindness and more you will want to like them on Facebook also.

My Blogging Buddy...

It's been pretty cold about 29 degrees to be exact. Today I have been blogging for a bit. Our dog Bear has been keeping me warm. I love her~

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

BLIND dog sees for the first time!

Videos like this always make me cry!

BLIND dog sees for the first time!

Watch Duffy, the once homeless dog, see his rescue family for the first time after miraculous eye surgery!

Help EVERY rescue dog find happiness by passing this along. They have so much love to give - Woods x

Please click here to see the video

Bear and I

If you subscribe or buy All You Magazine flip toward the back of the December issue you will see our dog Bear and I! I love her so much.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Morgan Freeman in Evan Almighty....

This popped into my head when I woke up today. Morgan Freeman in Evan Almighty. For some reason this is one of the things I love most about this movie so I thought I would share-

Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?

If you have not seen this movie be sure to.. it's one of our families favorites!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sara's Simply Shabby-Primitive Decor & More!

I have decided to take my love of primitive items a bit further. I just started a site called Sara's Simply Shabby features primitive Decor and more that is for sale. Items may be handmade, new or used and will state so in the listing.

I am located in Walbridge, Ohio. I am willing to meet to deliver items. Locally I accept Cash or Paypal. Online orders I accept Check or Paypal. I can ship items anywhere in the United States if needed.

Watch for me at Super Saturday @ Woodland Mall in Bowling Green Ohio

Check back often you never know what you will find!

Currently I have about 20 items for sale and will be adding more soon.

Find my page on Facebook here-

Find my blog with items listed for sale here-

Need to email me? My email is

Here is a little video of some of my things here


Friday, September 26, 2014

You Are Enough!

Such a powerful way to change the way many people think about themselves, affirming that they are enough just the way they are.

This is a must watch!

Find more about this here

Monday, September 22, 2014

Why Old School Is Still Cool My Son & His Vintage Typewriter

My son who just turned 12 on August 30th seems like he lived long ago and was born again. You may laugh at that but so many things he does and wants is not something a typical person his age would. Starting about 3-4 years ago he asked for a vintage typewriter.  On Saturday we had gone to Put-in-Bay for the afternoon. I love shopping at thrift stores, garage sales etc he enjoys it also. I just happened to see a sign for a thrift store. They closed in 23 minutes and we decided to make a quick stop.

I was looking at many tables set up of items outside. He walked in the door and I saw the biggest smile on his face. On the table as you stepped in the door was a vintage typewriter from 1967 in box with instructions. It was priced at $50.00 and he had birthday money left. While I looked around the rest of the store he stood and looked at it. He had not brought his money with him. I asked the worker if they knew anything about it. All she knew was it was a one owner item and it was well taken care of. I asked Dave if he really wanted it. I knew the answer was going to be yes. I was able to get the price down to $45.00 plus tax.
Above is the first letter he wrote. It was a thank you note to me. Below is a letter he typed and sent to his grammie.

Since we got home all I could hear was He typed thank you notes for his birthday party to send to two of his friends. He started to write a novel but ran out of ribbon. We are on the search to purchase more. We researched it online and have found that what he purchased was worth $139.90-$440.00 at least that is the going rate on Ebay. He has a laptop and he just got a Ipad mini for his birthday but he loves this typewriter! All I can say is old school is still cool.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DYI Chalk Board Fridge.....

 I am a bit ocd about being organized. Lately having one child in 6th grade and one in college our fridge was cluttered with so many things going on. I went to Bed Bath & Beyond and found a solution I love. I purchased 2 peel and stick chalk board decals meant for the wall. They were $19.99 each and I had 2 coupons for 20% off...but with gift cards I won ended up being free. 

The picture above is what the decal is like. It goes perfect with my primitive theme and helps keep us organized. I tried to find them online to show the link but they must be sold in stores only.

For the top part of my fridge I took another decal and cut it to fit. I think it looks cute.

We have decided the top part will be split between the kids. My daughter claimed the left side and my son wants the right. The bottom has emergency phone numbers. I am going to leave a area open for the family to write notes if needed. I may end up putting any events coming up below etc. I love the fact that it is removable. The chalk is actually in a dry erase marker and wipes off with a tissue or paper towel.
What do you think????
By the way DYI is Decorate Your Interior

Monday, June 30, 2014

My New Bistro Set

Let me tell you I have always loved Tractor Supply. I stopped in yesterday and saw this adorable 3 piece bistro set. It had been $149.99 earlier in the year and was on sale for $99.99. If you had seen my front porch in the past I had a cheap bench. My son Dave was able to assemble everything in about 30 minutes. I love the barnstars! It is very sturdy. We get lots of high wind in our area so I will not need to worry about anything blowing over. I love the rustic/primitive look it ties in with my look.

For our porch it is the perfect size  not too big not too small.

This is the stool and bottom of the table close up.

This is the top of the table.

Hard to see it on the porch from the front.

I am so excited that I have a new place to sit and enjoy!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Primitive Decor For My Bathroom

I found this sign at Meijer it was marked $29.99 but rang up on sale for 1/2 off. I put it in my bathroom last week. 

DIY Primitive Decor For My Kitchen Table

Earlier in the year I had seen a company selling caddies for flowers for around $50.00 I was able to find the set of jars in the holder for $19.99 at Hobby Lobby. They were on sale for 1/2 off so it was only around $10 plus tax. The others I has seen had berries and other things in them. I love these burlap flowers that I also found at Hobby Lobby. They were not on sale and they were each $2.79. I purchased 6 of them. They had long stems so I folded them over. I have been leaving this on display on my kitchen table. I may mix it up over time and put other things in the jars. I may even use real flowers.