Saturday, January 30, 2016

Making a Warm Cozy Livingroom

Well, the snow came and we survived, we got about 15 inches which was enough...

instead of 2 feet, we did have to dig out the driveway and down the road to connect

with the main street. So it was a crazy few days around here but I kept myself busy

by warming up my livingroom with new pillows and throw.

Pillows from Pottery Barn

In this picture you can see the new, red, plaid throw and red pillow, the 

the pillow in the middle is of New York City.

The tray I used for a centerpiece on the diningroom table was a thrift find and I

painted it with homemade chalkpaint.  I think my deer antlers and pinecones with

a prim candle holder and greenery looks wintery, I love putting things together

that I already have! I forgot to move the puzzle box, I always want to put one 

together but I seem to get to impatient.

I had some TJMaxx gift cards and loved this lamp, the bottom is a dark red
with a neat shaped burlap shade!

My rag heart that I love, I made it about two years ago and always bring it

out for Valentine's Day!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bathroom Redo~

So I redid my bathroom…and on a budget I might add! Hubs painted it grey the same as the kitchen and I
love it. It’s so light and airy even without a window which was the norm when building a house in the 80’s
I think!
The shower curtain is from Nate Berkus on clearance for 13.98, I think I did a dance right there in the store.
I was looking for an all white one anyway.  I also picked up a new shower curtain rod because I did need a
new one bad! There you can see a peek of my new cupboard.

Also no more towel rack, just a hook from Anthropology, bought it at least 5 years ago and kept it for
a day like this!

I read this every day,” Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together”
Elizabeth Taylor!

Wall adornment from Hobby Lobby!

It’s so hard to get pictures in a small bathroom!That’s why I kept putting off doing a post about it… the only storage I had in here was below the sink, not much room at all for what I had to keep in it. I complained/told Hubs that I needed a cupboard and we decided on this one from Home Depot and I
love it! Below the three drawers is a cupboard for towels which are all white ones;)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy 2016!!!

Happy 2016!!!
The year 2015 sure went by fast it wasn't good health wise for me so I'm hoping and praying
that 2016 is a healthy one. Right now I'm nursing a cold and happy that is all it is!

I thought I'd show the rest of my Christmas pictures and then my newly painted bath
room next time. 
I have this red mirrored tray sitting on my coffee table and did it a little different s
this year by scattering bells and and snowflakes on it. The berry ring and candle/vase
are from Target!

Here is another tray that I have on the diningroom table...different candle
sticks and greenery plus pinecones made a great diy centerpiece!

.Remember when I bought the birch logs? I still use them all year long! 

A little of my entryway...with the door open! I got the hubbs to put this mirror 
back up so now I'm looking for a narrow bench or table for in here.

I'll be back to show you my newly painted bathroom!


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hi Everyone!!!

How are you? Busy I bet…I know I am too! Well, we finally figured out posting
pictures on Windows Live Writer and also loading them on to my laptop, Windows 10
is much easier for the younger generation, I know my son loves it but for me
not so much. Nothing to do now but learn it I guess I will say it is quick and the
colors are more intense. This is why I was gone so long from blogging but today is
my lucky day because I’m back at posting…I have missed you all.♥

So, I have been decorating for Christmas  and I changed up my colors a bit too! I went from
all silver to red, black and white especially on my tree. Here it is…
love my curtains too!!!


No silver garland this year, I used red that I have had for years, red ornaments
and red berry sprigs!

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 Also have a little theme going on with cars and trucks carrying Christmas trees, I
think they are so cute and I’ll be sharing more on my next post. This one is from
Pottery Barn!

Every year I look forward to unwrapping my Christmas S&P’s!
I buy a set every Christmas to add to my little collection.The
grandchildren always rearrange them..


Can you tell I love black and white…


Well, I’m so happy to be back again and hope this doesn’t happen again!

Have a blessed Sunday!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

My Door For Fall

Fall has really arrived in Pennsylvania today was the first cold day of the season at least for me! I thought I'd show you My basket on the front door! The wall basket I found at a yard sale and I bought some floral leaves and berries at Hobby Lobby and just stuck them in the basket also the burlap sunflower pics are from Walmart! I'm posting this from my iPhone, now for some reason my phone isn't loading my newer pictures on to my computer, it did before and now it isn't...fustrating to say the least!  

I have orange lights around the door a first for me but found out I like them so they will
be on there for Thanksgiving too! I think though that I'll by more leaf garland!

Here is my rocker each year I try and do it a little bit different  than the year before. Also my thermos that I found at a yard sale this year for a 1.00!

My Pumpkins in a galvanized pail right by the mailbox to make the mailman happy!     


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fall Vignettes

Hey, tomorrow is Friday and the start of the weekend, football game Friday night
than babysitting Saturday, Sunday I just plan to relax… what about you?

Here is my entrance to the diningroom/livingroom, I like the mirrors here from Target, they
were in my bedroom but I brought them out here and they fit perfectly!


My owl planter from Walmart from a few years ago, this year I added some leaves.


See the white vases in my hutch? They are now all sitting on top
of my gray chest of drawers, I’ve seen that in a couple homes and
always wanted to try it! I moved furniture around in my bedroom
so I’ll have to take some pictures for you!


My coffee table with the lantern from Target and the ceramic leaf
that I found at a yardsale for $3.00, I almost sold it last year but
decided to hang on to it, I like the white pumpkins on it.

My livingroom, the little pumpkins I got at TJMaxx and the galvanized container
I found at Goodwill. The basket on the hearth with the birch logs in it I found at
a church sale and painted gray!


That’s it lady’s, I hope you are all enjoy your weekend!  So glad you dropped

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Little Bit of Fall

Hello everyone! I’m so happy, I’ve finally learned how to load and post pictures from
my iphone onto windows 10…how did I do it? What I should have did in the first
place… Googled it! At least two months of this and what I’m surprised at is  my son
not doing it. Oh well, I’m just glad that I’ll be able to get back into blogging again, I’ve
missed everyone and all of the parties that I wasn’t able to join in, now I’ll be joining
in on all the Friday ones today!
These pictures were taken with my phone and at night so please bare with me!
I have this cloche on my desk in the livingroom, doesn’t the pumpkin look real? Wish I
could remember where I bought it!
I have painted a few things on my bloggy break such as the little cupboard from Michael’s that
I had painted black and the child’s chair that I got from the curb! Now I have a fall pillow on it!
See my new knob from Hobby Lobby on the cupboard, I can’t stay out of that 

Here is a closer look at the pitcher.

I printed this I think last year so I forget who I got it from, let me know it is you ok? It is sitting
on my kitchen shelf with my .50  glass squirrel from Avon!

My mantel, funny how I do it different each year but with the same “stuff”
do you do the same thing or buy new?

Okay guys, I took more pictures so I’ll be sharing those soon…now here are parties I’ll be joining, It’s so
good to be back!