Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cleverness


Yesterday, I was reviewing the alphabet with my preschooler and made up a little song. His immediate response was, "Mom, you are so clever."  It surprised me to hear him use the word "clever" in context. I love when that happens.  
And I love to be surprised with the cleverness of others.  Just like these adorable lights by reclaimedlighting.com  I first saw them on the BHG web site.  

So of course, I had to hop over to the lighting source to check them out.  They are not cheap.  Surely a clever person could copy the idea. 


Speaking of clever, there's one such lady who is making a difference for new bloggers.  The sweet Debbie at Debiedoo's Blogging and Babbling has a linky party up for newbies.  I plan to visit all of the party goers.

I'm so honored to have reached 300 followers!  In celebration, my 300th follower will be receiving a little gift.  It's Karryann from Gracefully Vintage.  Her blog and shoppe live up to that sweet name.  Go see for yourself. 





Thankful to have so many clever friends.  You inspire me.

46 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Thanks so much for the shout out...it has been so much fun!

anSeL said...

congrats for reaching 300 followers!
like the lights also.
Nothing can beat the compliments of our children. It makes our hearts big.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You, my dear are so clever and how smart of your young child to recognize this in his momma...

Love those Ball-jar lights and I would say that as clever as you are that you could whip up enough to light your kitchen or a covered patio.

Congrats on your 301(!) followers.

Bisous,
G

Pam said...

Tammy,
Thanks so much for coming by my new blog! DebbieDoo's party was a lot of fun for us newbies!
I love your blog and especially love those light fixtures. I agree, they can probably be copied fairly easily.
Thanks for sharing!
Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Tammy...I've spied these jar lights and so very much want to do this but don't think it is doable in my kitchen.....oh, how I love those old green jars :)

Blessings!
Gail

Brandy said...

Hi, I'm a new follower stopping by from Debbie's Newbie Link Party!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. And congrats! more than 300 followers, so awesome!! Love those jar lights, I'm dreaming of making patio lights!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your little preschooler sounds like he is ready for 3rd grade!! What a doll!

I love the lights, they almost look like something that could be made by someone more 'clever' than me! lol!

XO,
Jane

Along A Widowed Road said...

Hey Girl,
I've so enjoyed reading your blog. We may have distance between us however I connect with you on so many levels especially our love for family where the similarities are there too.

God bless your day.

Hugs,
Viola

Mallory said...

Hey Tammy, Thanks for stopping by my blog! These lights are clever! Great idea. Looking forward to following you too! Mallory

Okie Chic said...

Thanks for stopping by and giving me a hollar!!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Oh my that chair is lovely...Very inspiring...

Congrates on the big 3-0-0

I love when our kids shock us with just how "clever" they are..

Blessings Kelsie

Betsy B. said...

I love the lights...Pottery Barn carries something similar but they have them clustered. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Laurie said...

Thank you for the blog visit! I have LOVED looking around your blog. It is so full of inspiration. I am your newest follower!

Janet said...

I just love those lights! They would look amazing in a kitchen ... or better yet, my kitchen!
Blessings,
Janet

Julie Harward said...

Cute little guy...and I do love the mason jars with lights in them, so pretty! :D

Cindy said...

Hello my sweet friend,
Haha! I laughed when I realized that Nate was really you! And yes, isn't that a darling little window seat? That is a darling little cottage, too, I fell in love with it. I love cottagey cute anything! The British do it so well, too.
Speaking of doing well, girl, your little blog is doing very well. I'm so happy for you, this move and new name has only been a positive thing for you, I think. Congrats on 300 followers! The girl from Gracefully Vintage paid me a visit, so I checked out her sweet blog! I will be back there for a visit for sure.
Have a sweet day,
Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

And...I love that vintage jar light idea, especially in the aqua jars! I know my husband could do that! I should show that to him.
Hugs, Cindy

Kara E. said...

Oh, I love the jar lights! So pretty and definitely clever! I'm your newest follower. :)

Lisas Creative Home said...

Those lights are so very cool! You could definately make them with a little know how and a light kit! I LOVE old canning jars. I will have to remember this!

Donnie said...

That is a cute idea for lights and congrats on 300 followers. You must be doing something right...lol...

liz@alittlepeaceofhome said...

I love those lights! How perfect those would be above my kitchen island...whenever we get around to the kitchen re-do! Love your blog! and congrats on 319!

Donna said...

You son sounds like he will be in politics one day!!!lol The lights ARE really cute!! Congrats on 300 followers!!

Gina said...

Those lights are too cool!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I can see I will enjoy being a follower of yours. Nice to meet you.

Leann said...

Congrats on 300 and to Karryann!

You're right - the lights seem like they will be easy to re-make.

Enjoy your week!
Leann

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and following! I am your newest follower too :)

I love those mason jar lights!

Natasha said...

Congratulations to you my dear Tammy on your 300 followers! It's no wonder you have already found so many new friends as this blog is truly stunning!

Blessings and best wishes to you my very CLEVER friend!
Natasha.
xo

Amanda said...

It's so nice when your child surprises you, I'm sure you could make your own stunning version of the lights for a fraction of the cost!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I've seen where these lights have been done by a few bloggers...but I can't remember who...now. I do think they are cute. But would not look good in my house. Congratulations are quickly going past 300 followers. I think Debbie's party is a great idea.

Tiffany said...

Love the light! I'm your newest follower!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! I have a jar like that for a candle...but I've never seen this idea! I love it! ♥

Diann said...

Hi Tammy!
I love the lights. I think I am going to have to play around and see what I can do as far as "knocking off" these fun lights! And don't ya just love when the little one makes a statement like that just out of the blue? Gives you an instant smile!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Such a beautiful blog! And such a clever lighting idea to share, even I could maybe do this. Thank you for stopping in and your lovely comment. XO

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Congrats on 300 followers!!!!!!
It is because your blog is so GREAT!
Clever- how sweet was that! I miss those days of when my boys were small and they said little things like that.
Hasve a pretty day!
Kristin

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The ball jar lights are so different and so cute. What a great idea. Thanks for the visits and you always leave such gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty Tammy! *Smiles*

I've missed coming by lately. I hope all is well sweet friend.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I love hearing about your preschooler's comments. He is amazing! And what cute light fixtures and clever ideas you have posted here. Love it!

☞ ⒶⓃⓃⒺ ☜ said...

I've been eyeballing those pendant lights for some time now, and thought I could use some Kerr jars I have on hand...but the bluish tint of the Ball jars is so much richer. THEN, I saw on the Early Show today some lamps that were made out of roof turbines...soooo cool!

Janean said...

shut the stinkin' door those mason jar pendants are wowzah!!! i agree some clever blogger will figure a cheaper way. let me know if you do - i so want four of those!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What a clever little one you have! I just love when vocabulary and usage fall into place for kids. Such a milestone! I hope you'll stop by if you get a chance. I just posted my BEST tablescape ever.

Tiffanee said...

Love those lights!! They are adorable. You are so clever. He only spoke the truth.

Jeanne said...

What a fun post. I loved the interview and the photos. Ahhhh, Paris. I have never been. sigh!
Hugs, Jeanne

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing post--I LOVE the carousel and the wedding dresses--ooh--la-la!!! Happy Pink Saturday!
XO

Sassy Marsha said...

Hi!

Thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower!! I am now following you too!!

OMG what eye candy you have on your blog!!

Are you in here in California? I've been to Gracefully Vintage, a hop . . . well, a bit more than a hop, LOL, from my house!!!

xxoo
Marsha

Leslie said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks for following me! BTW, stop by my blog.. I have something for you.... :)
Leslie
Your Newest Follower
Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

What a wonderful idea, and I wish I can be creative..

{darlene} said...

I just love your blog. I am so glad that you stopped by Fieldstone Hill. I am following... but more importantly, I have added you to my Bookmarks {the ones I really read regularly}. I look forward to reading more.
... because you are clever!

- {darlene}
fieldstonehilldesign.com