Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pottery Barn Copy Cat

Hello everyone! It’s been a busy week for me babysitting Nicholas, working and just got home from babysitting again…he sure is sweet though!
This is a picture out of a Pottery Barn catalog, it’s always my go to when I want to copy something for Debbie Do’s Copy Cat Party, this time though I was sure pressed for timeSmile I figured I had some old bottles but forgot to look for candles so I had to use these that are coated so I couldn’t light them!
Here’s my copycat, believe me I just came in the door grabbed the catalog and threw this together!
It just cost me a dollar for the two napkins! I didn’t have anything that looked like whiskey in the glasses but I did have some Mike’s Hard Lemonade.LOL
After I was done I stepped back and thought, “ Why don’t I do this for us everyday?” Always to much in a hurry I guessSmile
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving sweet comments, I always enjoy them!
I’m joining these great Parties…
Debbie Do’s Copy Cat Challenge
Between Naps on the Porch…Tablescape  Thursday
My Romantic Home…Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage…Feathered Nest Friday
Stuff and Nonsense…Fridays Unfolded
Common Ground…Vintage Inspiration Friday
At the Picket Fence…Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home…Home Sweet Home
Thrifty Decorating…Thrifty Thursday


Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I can’t wait for this! It has rained all day today, really hard too! At least though it wasn’t the 6 inches of snow that was forecasted, people near the mountains got that.
So today I’m dreaming of this, sometimes I’ll read here swinging back and forth.
Oh, and this too for sure!
I did buy some pansies and so far they haven’t kicked the bucket yet, I do baby them though, right now they are inside in my entry because it’s only in the 30’s hereSad smile
Ahhh, my rocking chair, maybe I’ll use a different pillow on it this year when I bring it out.
I think I’m going to spray paint the table blue, I was going to last year but we had the wedding/picnic and I just didn’t have time, I think this year is time for it!

I fell in love with the blue when I saw Mary’s from The Decorative Dreamer table, isn’t it sweeeeet! Love it! Stop by Mary’s blog, she just put in an in ground pool last year and is making the outside of her home so pretty!.
This is an older picture of my potting bench.
I’m loven this green that I painted this bench with last year!
Really dreaming of taking a ride on our boat down this river,
and enjoying friends and family! Buster too of course♥
Thanks for stopping by so appreciate it!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Letters E A T are Now Black

I did this before I left for work at 11:30 this morning, didn’t take long at all. Sometimes I like projects like that…quick and easy but a lot of visual impact!
It just didn’t sit well with me the letters being white, I had envisioned them black when I first thought about using them, so I got out my black craft paint and changed them!

I like them a lot better black they seem to show up more and compliment the clock.
I also moved my chalk painted tray back in the corner and the little checked plate I found at GW for .25!
Moved my canisters over by the sink too! That’s my new cutting board I found at TJMaxx.

Another pillow from Marshall’s it’s big and fluffy!
I babysit Nicholas tomorrow so had to do a short post tonightSmile
I’ll be joining these parties:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
Whimsy Wednesday @ Home Happy Home
Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty Decorating
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp
Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Inspiration Friday @ The Pickett Fence 
Transformation Thursday @ Shabby Creek Cottage
Thanks for stopping by it’s always appreciated!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Tour of My Diningroom

As you can see my livingroom and diningroom are connected which makes for a long room to me anyway.  This photo is taken from the diningroom .
This one from the livingroom. The black and white pillow I received the other day from Josh & Main I had some credit and saw this, delivery was fast I must say!
Still love my chandy!
This is to the right of my hutch.
I took the pinecones off of the tray with the old bottles…
and came up with this, seashells, I think old bottles and shells sort of go together don’t you?
I’m joining The Thrifty D├ęcor Chick’s party today!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Few Presents!


Hello everyone, happy, peaceful Sunday to you! I had a wonderful birthday week and only have one more party to go to with just one more birthday cake to eat then it will be over till the end of August. Whee! Thank you to all that stopped by to wish me a happy birthday, surprisingly I didn’t get all freaked out turning 61 I just would think about the quote on pinterest  “ Don’t regret growing older, it’s a privilege that’s been denied to many” I thought I had pinned the quote but didn’t! This quote puts things in perspective don’t you think?

Believe me I got a lot of gift cards and went shopping Friday with my bff…Hobby Lobby was first and I found this cute birdhouse and with my 40% off coupon I think I got it for 6 something! Cute, black with some white French scrolling!  When I buy a Boston fern for here I’ll put the birdhouse on the tree stump in the front of the yard. Soon there will be flowers in the window boxes and I can’t wait!



Hobby Lobby had their baskets at 50% off so I picked up the middle one, the one on the left I had and the one on the right I used for Chris when he was a baby my mom had made a liner for itSmile The top of my cabinets are really coming along for me, Kelly of The Essence of Home has the most beautiful style that I just love and loved the top of her cabinets with baskets! If you have never visited her blog stop over because her home is fabulous!



I thought I’d show you the other side of the kitchen with my milk crate that was in the garage, I was blog hopping and noticed on one blog a milk crate and it reminded me of the one under the work bench. Out it came, I emptied it out and dusted it off and now it’s on top of my cabinets, amazing where you can find things and best of all it was free! Love those!


We stopped at Ikea and got lost inside, so confusing to Anyway I bought these tin pots for .79 each and the greenery for 6.98 each I bought three and put one here on my open shelves!


Another went on this side of the mantel, if your ever in Ikea stop and see these because they are really lifelike for faux plants. I had a real ivy one here but it didn’t’ make it, so if I want greenery around my home I have to resort to faux ones.


I placed this one on my shelf above the couch, you can see how having live or good faux greenery really adds to the arrangement  that you do!


Hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my presents…love to shop♥

I’m linking to Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Restyled Sundays @ Stylish Once Again

Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The House in the Roses




Saturday, April 7, 2012

61 and Still Going Strong


Yep, today is my birthday well, what’s left of it and tomorrow is my husbands! We were born a year and one day apart!

Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of yourself? Extremely hard!



Yesterday we celebrated my oldest son’s birthday with a surprise party, he turned 40!

My son Nick and his wife Christine!


My daughter and son!



April is our month for birthdays, starting March 31st and ending April 26th we do nothing but birthdays and by the end of it all I don’t want to see another piece of birthday cake!

Happy a blessed Easter!



My Open Shelves are Up

I cannot believe it is all coming together, what began as a dream/plan is here well, almost. I still have to accessorize on top of the cabinets more and just get it the way I want everything and then I’ll show you the whole kit and kaboddle!
Now if I hung these shelves I would have just eyeballed it and hung them up where at least one would have been crooked but not Stush, the engineer in him won’t let him do it that  These shelves were just sitting there in the basement, Stush painted them white for me.
He levels.

Measures so many times!
Then I finally got to play!
Do you like it? I went on my board on Pinterest that is titled Shelf Styling and got some ideas, the pictures that I saved showed me that different textures add interest and also showed what I liked and didn’t like for these shelves.
So for now I just shopped my house and came up with what you see old bottles, the letters are from JoAnn’s, faux plant from GW and the mercury votives are from Target!P4052735
Starfish from Jamaica.
Wine corks from Walmart!

I hope you enjoyed my post today and glad you stopped by!

I’ll be joining these parties:

Show Off Saturday @ Nutmeg Place
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter
Home Sweet Home Friday @ The Charm of Home
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ FMFDTY
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Friday Feature Party @ Redoux
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty Decorating

Simply Klassic Sunday@ Simply Klassic Home

Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thur Life

Show and Tell @ The Delectable Home

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Good Morning!

Good morning! I’m off today to watch Nicholas who is growing by leaps and bounds, so hard to believe he is 7 months already! Been working a lot because of Easter but next week I only work one day and I’m so looking forward to that let me tell you, seems like I’m never home! I like my home and that’s what makes it so hard at times!
Our kitchen is coming along, the cabinet doors are back on and the dishwasher is in! Our other one was leaking water whenever it felt like it even after hubby tried to find out what the problem was, this one is so shiney, maybe because the other one had a black front:0
I’ve also been playing around with some color, I love black and white but also love a little pop of color too! We will see how this works!

I gotta go, just wanted to pop in and say good morning and that I’ll be back tomorrow to post!
Thanks so much for stopping by it is always appreciated!
I’ll be joining these parties:

Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style

Whimsy Wednesday @ Home Happy Home