Thursday, September 25, 2014

My Fall Porch 2014!

I can’t believe it’s the first day of fall and today it certainly felt like it, a high of only 59 degrees!
I actually had to wear a jacket to go to Walmart today, the sky is blue though and the sun is out!

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I did do two different things this year I bought mums for the porch and made a
burlap bow for the wreath. I was going to buy a hanging basket of mums but
decided the fern looked just as good.

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This wreath I bought at a yardsale a couple years ago and I just added some pics from
Joann’s to feel it out more, this year I added the burlap bow to it!

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I still have to add faux leaves to my window boxes and next bring out a
little bit of Halloween.
Have a great Fall evening everyone!

~Rondell~







Sunday, September 21, 2014

Random Things Friday

Hello everyone!
It’s beautiful here in Pennsylvania, the sky couldn’t be more blue and the mums are so pretty, I’m going
to enjoy fall just the same as I enjoyed this summer.

I’ve been exercising ( Turbo Jam ) and walking/jogging watching what I eat plus drinking this:

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I chose to drink the chocolate vegan which is so good, it has also
given me energy which I forgot what it was like to have. 
I’m still on my first bag of Shakeology so I’ll let you know my progress
in a couple weeks.

I stopped by Goodwill a couple weeks ago and found this bamboo mirror for
a couple dollars, I don’t know whether to paint it or not so right now I’m
keeping it the way it is.

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Here it is in the diningroom, I also found the hanging cornucopia for 1.00 at a yardsale. I forgot to remove the
photo albums on the table, we had company from Vermont last week so they were brought out!
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I’ve also been to Michael’s and used a 40% coupon on these metal letters, you can hang them
on the wall or have them stand like I did. I chose the X and O because there weren’t many letters
left.
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I finally found this stashed away in a box, I was so happy to find it… I thought
it had got thrown away by mistake.
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Now I can’t find the blue pumpkin I painted last year.Sad smile
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I’m also loven black and white
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Have a wonderful weekend… there is a neat yardsale tomorrow that I’m going
to go to, hope I find something!

*Rondell*



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fall is Just Around the Corner

Hello everyone, how are each and everyone of you? Did you enjoy your summer like I did, I can’t believe it’s over an
the kids are back in school.
I’ve been looking thur some fall photos to just review what I’ve done in decorating for fall thur the years and
thought you would like to see too!
This was taken in 2010, love the feathers, now I can’t find them hope they are in my fall stash..
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2011 and I hung a yardsale wreath on my newly painted black door that I had added leaves and pumpkins to.~
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I think that is the only large pumpkin I bought that year!
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Found this painted crock at the flea market.
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Should have never sold this lantern last summer, oh, well live and learn!
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Last year I painted a pumpkin blue…maybe this year I’ll change it.
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Neat arrangement on an antique breadboard with my milkglass cake stand.
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The sunflowers certainly brightened up this corner of the kitchen!
The glass candlestick and glass vase were married to make this unique piece,
both from the Dollar Tree, Oh and I almost forgot, I made the GW vase too with rope
bought at Walmart!
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Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my past fall decorating, can’t wait to start again for 2014!
Thank you so much for staying around while I took a much needed time away from my computer.
 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Random Things Friday

I hope you are all doing well and are enjoying summer, I know I am, just yesterday I went
to Kennywood with three of my kids and all the grandkids. I had such a good time with
all of them! I took pictures with my iphone and loaded them on here but can’t find them,
when I do I’ll be sure to show you.
I haven’t been doing much as far as decorating goes so I thought I’d show some random
pictures today. Do you remember the basket I bought at the antique fair, this is what I did
with it, it also shows how big the basket really is.
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I added some sand and shells to go with the summer season, I think
ironstone and hydrangea’s goes with any season though, don’t you?
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Diningroom for the summer!
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We had such a late start in the back of the house but I’m thankful for what we could do, this is out
by the pool, my flowers have been doing well this year also!
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My Boston ferns are doing good too they are so easy to take care of.
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Here’s my two birdhouses and one feeder, I feel bad that I can’t put any birdseed out but the squirrels
just ruin them. They are all from Marshall's and TJMaxx.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, I so appreciate it, especially with so many  summer things to do.
Rondell

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Yardsale, Boating and Swimming

Did you ever go to an amazing yardsale? I did a few weeks ago, everything priced right
and new…you see the lady who had the sale was a manager of Penny’s and when the
Penny’s closed where she worked everything was on sell super cheap. I guess she bought a lot
because everything had a price tag still on it. I do wish I would have bought the lantern
type candle holders in the front there but I didn’t=)
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I bought to much jewelry but the price was to fantastic to pass up!
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Now the clothes were a dollar a piece a lot of small sizes but I managed to find
a few that fit and was thrilled when I found one item that I’ve looked for all last
winter…I’ll show you in my next post. 
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I’ve been wanting one of these for Buster for a while now but didn’t want to pay
the price for one. I bought it for $5.00, couldn’t believe it, still in great condition!
Buster can eat comfortably now, it also cut down on a lot of mess from the dog
bowls.
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She also had a duck, not for sale though, he was swimming in a kiddy pool.
The lady said he was going to a farm that weekend because it was getting
to be to much.
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We have also been boating a lot this summer, last Sunday we were on the water all day,
the weather was beautiful.
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Also had a great 4th of July this year, all my kids were here and the grandkids
for the holiday. My oldest grandchild Sydney, she has had the braces on for
over a month!
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This one is so much fun, he isn’t afraid of anything! He loves the water and loves to
jump in even off the diving board, here he is with his mom and dad.
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I’ve been babysitting a lot so far, here he is going down the slide as
you can see he loves Batman
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Well, that’s what I’ve been doing since my last post, as I said before I promised myself
that I would enjoy this summer, the grands are growing up so fast and I do want to
be with them.
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Monday, June 30, 2014

New York is Where I’d Rather Be!


Not really but that song from Green Acres runs thur my mind =) We stayed in China Town which wasn’t bad
but next year we are renting an apartment in either Shoo or on Orchard Street. We had a great time, we
always do shopping and sightseeing and walking, the only time we got a taxi is when we got there and when
we were going home.

Here are some photos I took while there I also have a couple on instagram

1st day in NYC!
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I thought I got more pictures of the apartment, I must not have, you can see the bedroom from
this photo, most of the furniture was from Ikea. In the bedroom were two closets from Ikea that
had frosted glass on the doors, I loved them! I wished I would have got a picture of them.
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China town is mostly all Chinese, most that we encountered couldn’t speak English!

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Oh, the hotdogs on the streets of NYC are so good and only $2.00!
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We passed this market everyday…
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Look at the flowers, I just loved them!
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Pretty sunflowers
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We shopped and stopped in the boutiques, this one below is a vintage one, I saw a lot of 70’s clothes and
they were expensive.

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Now for some beautiful brownstones!

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I loved this one below, if I lived there I think I would
have did the same as she did. The door is fantastic!

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Here is the rent for apartments… not even near Broadway or Times Square!
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This is the Washington Park, I think, they had a couple musicians playing there.
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Further into the park they had jumping rope contest, I could never jump that fast!
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Here was the best thing of all to me,
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A bookstore, sort of like on You Got Mail! I could have stayed in there
all day long, it was so neat and much bigger than this pic shows!

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This is what NYC kids do, they swim in the fountains!

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Of course I could have taken a lot more pictures but I just had my
iPhone with me and got tired of taking it in and out of my handbag and juggling
packages too!
If you ever get a chance to visit NYC do so, I’ve been there four times
and I still haven’t seen everything that the city has to offer. We opted out of
seeing the 911 museum I just didn’t know if I could handle it…maybe next time!

Rondell