Friday, January 30, 2015

Winter Blahs

Hello everyone, I know I’ve been gone for a while
but I guess I just hit a brick wall with blogging
plus it is January only three more days and it will
be gone for another year! It’s been hard doing
projects because of the weather and temps, we
have had some cold weather here in Pa. I asked
Stush bring in a dresser so that I could paint it.
I got a lot done on it but then ran out of paint,
we ordered the Deco Art paint from Home Depot.
So here it sits in the keeping room which I am turning
into a tv room and I don’t know if I’ll keep my desk
in here or not. The drawers are all done just have to
put a second coat on the body of it then wax it!
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I’ve decided to clear out a lot of “stuff”I
see many of you doing the same and I know one
thing it has made me feel better. We have the
snow and cold here in Pa. until March so I try
to do some changing around like moving things
that have been in one spot for a year or more
and changing vignettes too! This is my coffee I
I did I’m loven the black, white and green!
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Of course shopping is the best therapy, I
love to shop! I took the wire baskets from
where I had them above the stove and moved
some cookbooks over but then I was stumped
until I saw these cute little bowls at TJMaxx!
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I always have trouble with a centerpiece for my
diningroom table because we do use it practically
everyday so I was looking for something that could
be moved easily. I found this basket on the
clearance shelf and knew this would be easy!
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Thanks for stopping by, I promise to be back
again this week…happy hump day!
I enjoy Instagram if you would like to follow along with
me I’d love to have you! There is a button at the top
of my page just click on it and it will take you there!
I’ll be joining these parties:
Show and Tell Friday
Rondell

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year and Favorite Posts of 2014



Happy New Year everyone! We had a great Christmas and New Year although my son Michael came
home from Annapolis and got the flu so I didn’t see him until a few days after Christmas as he was
at his in-laws when it came over him! A lot of people out there were sick and little ones too, can’t wait
for warmer weather but that’s not happening any time soon, we have had cold weather but no snow and that’s
what they predicted in the Farmer’s Almanac this year.

Here are my favorites from the year 2014:
Last year in January we started out the new year with a trip to Pittsburgh  where we had a really great time!

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My Valentine’s Mantel, I’ll be doing this soonSmile:)

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Freshened up my Hoosier

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I hope you enjoy looking at my posts from 2014 and I’m really excited
to look forward to this new year!



Rondell






Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!


When you get older you realize what really matters in your life…
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family and friends!


Merry Christmas to all my readers and blogger friends♥

Rondell

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Changing Décor for Christmas

 
Next year I’m going to start Christmas decorating earlier than the day
after Thanksgiving! I just change things around to much…I just finished
up everything that was bothering me!
Changed out the boxwood wreath for the black star!
 
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Added bows that I made to each side of the mantel and a picture I found at Marshall’s
also red beaded garland that was my mothers!
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I love these cute little chalkboard clips with the grandkids name on them!
 
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I’m really liking the black in with the red and silver so I got out these
old plastic snowmen…maybe from the 40’s or 50’.
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I also love some sparkle so I used this gift box from Dollar Tree to give the old
bottle brush tree some height!
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Pillows are such an important part of decorating for any
style, I had this ticking stripe one and tied a red, velvet
bow around it!
 
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Here it is with the other Christmas pillows!
 
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I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday before Christmas, cold here and
we are supposed to have snow for Christmas Day!
 
 
Merry Christmas!!!
Rondell
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My Christmas Home Tour 2014

 
Hello everyone! Are you done decorating? I’m not… every year
I start out simple and liking it but everyday finds me adding
just one more thing! Are you like that?
I’m joining Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk
Link Party, be sure to stop by to see all the wonderful
inspiration that all the homes have at this party!
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This wreath is on the back of our front door, I bought the
bow at Lowe’s now I wish I had bought more, I wrapped
a rusty, tin garland around the wreath and added  Christmas pics from
JoAnn’s. Plus the “Got Snow” sign!
~Entryway~
 
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The Joy picture I made a couple Christmas’ ago
out of burlap and stenciled the word JOY on it
also a sparkly snowflake that you can’t see to well.
The xo letters are from Michael’s !
 
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A view of the entryway!
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~Livingroom~
 
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I love my coffee table from Pottery Barn found it on
Craiglist!
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Boxes are from Dollar Tree and so is the ribbon.
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My stepback cupboard that I’m always going to
paint but never do. Smile
 
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My best ever consignment find, a Willow nativity set for
$40.00 for all pieces except for the angel, my son bought
me her last Christmas!
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The red, chippy window I bought years ago from an
antique dealer for $10.00, she said it was from an old
milkhouse.
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~Mantel~
 
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My boxwood wreath from Josh & Main on a Goodwill
picture that I painted with chalkboard paint!
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Buster’s new stocking from Homegoods.
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~Diningroom~
 
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Santa’s in and on the hutch, banner is from
Target!
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The bamboo mirror I found at Goodwill and the
barcart is from Target on clearance!
 
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~Kitchen~
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Grocery sign I made S&P’s from Goodwill, light
from Target on sale!
 
 
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I always love lights above kitchen cabinets!
 
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An old Rumford baking powder can on top
of the fridge!
 
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This is a room off the kitchen I can’t show the other
side because I’m painting the window trim and it just
has the primer on so it’s sort of messy!
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I hope you liked my Christmas home tour this year, I

went with the colors red, silver and black plus added

red velvet bows to the tree, bows are made from ribbon
I bought at Homegoods!
Merry Christmas !
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, December 1, 2014

A Little Bit of This and That

I’ve had this post saved and just have been busy so I’m going to go ahead and hit publish it without any changes to it, hope
you don’t mind! I don’t have to much to do on my project it’s just getting the time to do it!
Hi everyone, it’s been a busy month for me and probably for you too!
Thanksgiving is next week,our 21# turkey is in the fridge thawing out for
the big day. Until then I’ve been trying not to get overwhelmed/stressed out… just
trying to enjoy the days whether they are spent Christmas shopping or just being at
home. I usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas
but was getting my fall dishes out of the cabinet when I found these Williams Sonoma
mugs I had found at Goodwill a couple years ago and decided to enjoy them now

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I also decided to move my cookbooks from above the fridge to up above my
stove and I couldn’t resist putting a faux poinsettia up there too. Once I put the
lighted garland up there it will really look nice!

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I have most everything out just waiting to be put in their special places…things
from Target, TJMaxx and Walmart! I’ll get it all put together right after turkey
day, it’s so hard to wait when I see all the great inspiration out there in blogland
and on instagram!
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My oldest grandchild Sydney turned 13 this past week… I can’t believe it! We celebrated by
having her friends and family at the bowling alley to bowl and have pizza! I’m so proud
of her she does so well in school and sports.
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Here are her friends , they had such a good time, and  it was fun for me just
to sit back and watch Sydney have such a good time!
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My Fridays have been taken up by football, my oldest son coaches a highschool team
and they made it to the semi finals , here he is talking to a reporter. I will say that I
froze at every game that we played lately, I don’t do cold very well! Well, the
game before we would play at Heinz Field we lost, he did such an incredible job
with those kids. No matter how old your kids get your heart still hurts when they
hurt!
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I’m glad I’m caught up now, I’m decorating for Christmas and I’ll be taking pictures
for you to see!

Rondell