Something Nice and Pretty

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Outside My Home

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend, we are and I’m
glad to be up and around and enjoying it. We drove to the mountains where our
friends camp and had Buster with us , he loved being around a lot of other dogs.
We also stopped at an antique fair where I found an aqua McCoy planter and
also three croquet balls, which I had been looking for. Maybe one day I’ll find the
rest of them!
I haven’t been doing to much, can’t lift anything heavy but I have been outside doing
what I can. Here are some pictures that I took this morning.

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I love my clematis, it gets prettier every year, not done yet but wanted to show you.

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The birdhouse I bought at Marshall’s aren’t the petunias pretty?
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I did buy another clematis for my light at the end of the driveway, I hope it grows.

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The birdfeeder I found at Tractor Supply, I hung it from my light at the end
of the driveway, hopefully Mr. Squirrel won’t be able to get at this one!

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This was a complete surprise when I cleared the dead leaves away from it
because I really didn’t think it would grow. It’s a Hydrangea that I bought
last year and planted, as you can see it is growing but I know it can take
a couple years to show some blooms!

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A little of my front porch, still not done with it, just have to take it slow for a while!

I appreciate all that stop by and always read your comments!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope you are having a wonderful day! The kids are all coming here with pizza and salad! I’m getting a little better everyday it’s just such a

slow process that I want to hurry up but can’t.

Thank you all so much for praying for me and for your sweet comments, I’ve read everyone of them and with tears in my eyes. You are the best! I’ll be back posting soon!watering_can

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sunshine in the Kitchen

Hi Everyone!
I wanted you to see my kitchen with the sun shining thur the window. Feels so good
to see the sun shining again, anyway I’m in love with my kitchen so much now, I don’t know
whether to decorate it or not because right now I’m just enjoying the clean look of it!
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I’m liking the top of the cabinets bare, if I do put anything up
there it will only be one or two things. Oh, the towel is from
Target…gold metallic dots!

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This is my coffee bar with a brand new coffee maker

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Here is my lamp that I got on sale at Target, when the light is off the
design doesn’t show! I still don’t have baskets for my TV stand/dresser, found
two at Marshall’s but they were to tall so I had to return them, I think my best
bet is a trip to Michael’s.


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Have a great week ahead and enjoy this spring weather!

Rondell






Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter Everyone!

 

Happy Easter to all! We will be having an Easter egg hunt soon! I hope your day

has been wonderful so far with family and friends!

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Rondell

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Painting Gray and Annapolis

 

 

 

Hello everyone, how are you? I’ve been a bad blogger I know,

but watching grandkids, in two different towns, has been crazy.

Plus doing the 21 Day Fix everyday makes for a very tired person

at night!

 

I just got done painting my beadboard bar white and can’t wait till

I can paint the black barstools another color, I’m sort of leaning

to a robins egg blue or a toned down red, will see what happens!

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We finally painted the kitchen and I couldn’t be happier, it’s a gray

shade from Valspar “Polished Silver” looks like there is a blue under

tone but there isn’t, we had it retinted can I say I dislike picking

paint colors out!

 

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We picked the middle one! When it’s all done I’ll post,

can’t wait to do the fun part!

 

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One fun thing I did was go to Annapolis, Maryland for my son’s

surprise birthday party. My daughter and the girls drove the

four hours and boy, was he surprised to see us there plus his

brothers and friends!

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Cute cake too!

 

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His party was held at their friends home and boy was she a

creative and do it yourself person.

These are the knobs on her kitchen cabinets that she painted

white.

 

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Her walls are gray, darker then mine but not this dark.

I took these with my phone and only managed three! There

were people all over so I’m happy I got what I did. The

curtains are the crinkly type that I’ve seen at Target

and I love the gold leaf lampshade don’t you?

 

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She had unique things for her walls, loved this with the battery

lights in them.

 

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In the diningroom she had lights strung across the

ceiling and above the farm table. I didn’t get a

picture of her chandelier but it was painted white

with clear mason jars. It’s the first one I’ve seen

done except for on Pinterest!

BTW it was Michael’s 40th birthday!

 

I hope you are enjoying warmer weather, it’s so nice to

look outside and see Robins on the lawn!

 

I’ll be joining these parties:

 

Treasure Hunt Thursday

 

Share Your Style

 

Feathered Nest Friday

 

Fridays Unfolded

 

Home Sweet Home

 

Show and Tell Friday

 

Happy Easter

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Subway Tile

Yes, I painted over the chalkboard paint, I wanted something lighter to bring out the counters more,
so I decided on beadboard wallpaper which I have had for a few years so this makeover would have
been no $$$ BUT my hubs wasn’t to keen on the idea of the wallpaper. He keeps remembering when
I had it in the bathroom and entryway then me wanting to remove it, which at the time we both swore
we would never have it again in our home! So he suggested subway tile and I’m thrilled!
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Here is a picture of the primer on the backsplash.
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Here is a part that’s almost done…it sure is making it look a lot brighter!
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I took these with my iphone so I’m sorry for the terrible pictures but I wanted to get these
up fast since we were so busy.
In other news I still haven’t got the baskets for my tv/dresser but I read that Michael’s baskets
are 40% off this week, I’ll be sure to show you when I get them!
thanks for stopping by I always appreciate it!
Rondell

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Finally Got a Rack!

Isn’t it a beauty? Our friend gave it to me yesterday and I’ve been putting it here and there
to see where it looks the best!
He has so many of these that I didn’t feel bad begging him for one every time I thought about it,
he just didn’t understand why I wanted to decorate with antlers. LOL
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I think he gave me a really nice one don’t you think?
This next picture is a little blurry, sorry but you can still see the size of it!
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Well, I still haven’t got the Carbon paint but not their fault, I read where they are now selling it in
the stores so I figured great but didn’t figure on the weather, which has been terrible here for going
any where. I wanted to go to Home Depot tomorrow (Saturday) but we are expecting snow tomorrow
thur Sunday.
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It is still right where it was when I posted my last post, I bought the herb/flowers
at Kohl’s and the Nate frame at Target!
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I’ll be truthful when I first saw the antlers used in d├ęcor I wasn’t a big fan of them
but still wanted to try them out and I’m so glad I did because I think they go so well in all
the vignettes I did.
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These beautiful roses are from my granddaughter’s Sydney and Samantha (Chloe) for
Valentine’s Day…notice the vase it’s a Ball jar only the word on the side of it says
Ja dor, neat huh?
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My son and dil bought me a black storage bag for Christmas, right now I have old
wooden spoons in it but I have a lot of old wooden rolling pins downstairs that I’m
going to put in there too…sort of a farmhouse look!
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Sweet hubs bought me these pretty flowers for Valentine’s Day too, it’s so nice to
have fresh flowers in the rooms, I’m lucky that they are lasting too!
Thanks for stopping by !
I’ll be at these parties!