Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

I hope you have a good, fun day today, our Trick or Treat and parade was last Saturday. Sam and Syd looked so darn cute as a 50’s Rocker and Little Red Riding Hood:) Alex will be a teen werewolf and Nicholas is a lion, their Halloween is tonight…so cute!
Don’t you love this shoe for Halloween?  I thought I’d throw in a little bit of fashion for today!
Have a wonderful time!
BTW Michael came thur the hurricane just fine, he said the wind was howling so loud at one time that you just held your breath…praying! His backyard was flooded but that’s the extent of damage so far. Thank you to all that prayed for him, thank you so much!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Some Random Pictures

Happy Monday friends!  How are you today? I hope everyone who is in Sandy’s path is getting prepared, I’ll be praying for you and my son, Michael, he lives on the bay in Annapolis, Maryland, please pray for him too okay? It would make me feel so much better if you did.

I work today so I thought I’d show you some pics that I don’t think I’ve shared before.

Scary-Cat planter found at a yardsale.


Samantha and Chloe, this dog and my granddaughter are best buds! Chloe now weighs 4lbs 8oz.

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Buster jumping off the docks this past August!


Getting back up…with help.Smile He loves the water!


Our pool this summer, sigh, wish we were having this kind of weather now.Sad smile


Still loven my shade from Target, I can’t wait to get there again to see Nate’s line of stuff! Has anyone seen it yet? Did you buy anything of his?

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Well, that’s all folks…I have to get ready for work!

I’d like to thank everyone who commented on my last post about the French Linen on my table legs, I’m ordering more from Robin Story Designs they have a flat rate of $10.00 on your order, they also are one of Savvy Southern Style sponsors, stop over and click on to see what they have to say!

I’ll be joining:

Meet Me Monday @ Your Talking to Much

Newbie With a Twist Party @ Debbiedoo’s


Saturday, October 27, 2012

French Linen on my Table Legs

The sun is shining in on my newly painted table legs and the apron part of it, I used two coats of the AS Chalkpaint…so easy to do I must say. I’ve never seen paint perform like this one does, doesn’t drip off the brush like your regular latex paint believe me I’m completely sold on this stuff!
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I know I’m a messy painter, I think I just want to see the results so much that I forget to do things that you should!
I can’t believe how this small jar ( not the color I used but I had thrown it away after scraping it clean)lol…has did so many projects, I just had a little bit left and it did the table in two coats, amazing!

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I used Paris Grey on the bench and French Linen on the table, Paris Grey is a pale shade of gray as you can see.
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I wish I could stain the top darker but it from the 70’s or early 80’s and I guess it’s Formica, does anyone know if you can stain Formica? I’d like to do a walnut stain which I already have.
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I tried a setting on my camera that blurs the background and it worked!
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Brought my chair in( that I found in the garbage from along side of the road years ago) from the porch, we have been busy putting things away for the winter from out there amazing how you don’t know how much you put out for summer.
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Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting and don’t forget to like my FB, it’s at the top on the right of my blog, I only need 10 more!
I’ll be joining these parties:
Wow us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace
Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
What Have You Redone @ Redoux
Inspiration Friday @ The Pickett Fence
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Link Up With Me, Liz Marie @ The Liz Marie Blog
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
It’s a Party @ Design Dreams by Anne

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Have You Seen This Movie?

Hey everyone, how are you? Warm here today but windy and the leaves are flying off the trees!
I just wanted to come on and ask if you have seen this movie? I’ll have to confess I haven’t either …yet! I’ll be seeing it because my oldest son is in the movie, yes, he played the  football coach.
Just wanted to let you know if you have seen it or are going too, he was the coach at the time they filmed the movie at the highschool where he teaches and was asked to act the part of the coach, he said it was an experience for sure!
BTW this is him:
At Alex’s dance rehearsal this past summer!
Let me know if you remember seeing him, okay? I’m really proud of this guy!
Ps. I’m working on something that is in diningroom with AS Chalkpaint, I’ll let you see tomorrow:0
I’ll be joining :
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Monday, October 22, 2012

Candlelight at Dusk

Candlelight, don’t you just love it? That’s one of my favorite things to do in the fall and winter, light candles and tea lights, as you can see it makes for a cozy home!

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Owls a plenty on the mantel! Found the green tea lighted owl at GW for .99!
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Here’s a little project I did, I framed a faux leaf onto some burlap. I’m also thinking of painting the shutter with AS Paris GreySmile I’ll let you know if I do!
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These pumpkins are the real deal, I think they are so pretty, I put them in a nice sized leaf plate that I found at a yardsale this summer for $2.00!
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Thought I’d add a picture without the candlelight!
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Thanks for stopping by, loved having you!
Also thanks for the FB likes:) You are awesome!
I’ll be partying at:
Pop Pinterest @ Debbiedoo’s
Bouquet of Talent @ Life on Lakeshore Drive
Restyled Sundays @ Stylish Once Again
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chalkboard Paint on My Hoosier

Hello to you! Been trying to do some catch up around my house, I figured it’s sure not going to get down until I do it.
I saw this idea on Pinterest and fell in love with it, thought darn, I have glass in my hutch doors but then my hoosier  came to mind and had a aha moment:) Already had the chalkboard paint so I went to town on it!
The dried hydrangeas I found in the mountains at a town festival for $4.00 a bunch last weekend.

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Taped it off very carefully. I used 3 coats of the chalkboard paint btw!
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So I tried a black tray from Pier One and of course it doesn’t fit with the basket up there and I like the basket up there, the tray is just leaning to much.
Do you see the faux bittersweet I found at GW a while ago?
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So I thought I’d try one of the wicker trays that I found at the church sale, fit a little better but not quite! I’m leaving it there until I think of something elseSmile
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Want to see the pin that inspired me? Loved it and thank goodness for Pinterest eh? The link to it is below.
So happy you stopped by, leave a comment so I know you were here ok!
I’ll be joining these parties:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home
Potpourri Friday @ 2805
Friday’s Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Catch a Glimpse @ A Glimpse Inside
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
20 Below @ Christina’s Adventures
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Redoux Linky Party @ Redoux
Feathered Nest Friday @ The French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Yes, Fall is in the Air in Pa.


Yesterday I just happened to look out our front window and noticed our huge tree was turning gold, so pretty! Last year it didn’t even turn, the leaves just fell off without changing color. Stush said it was because we didn’t have any rain, well this fall is different!

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Gorgeous huh?

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The weekend was so nice that I even found a yardsale going on! I’ve wanted a squirrel ever since seeing them on a few blogs so when I saw this cute guy I grabbed him up for .25! The chestnuts are from another yardsale from this past spring.

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He’s glass so it’s hard to get good pic of him, I just think he’s so cute and the price was right on him too?

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My BFF was in NYC and brought me these pictures back so I’m looking for the perfect frames for them, love NYC!

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The walls between my kitchen cabinet aren’t done because I just couldn’t decide on what to do with them (plus I’ve been to busy), at Lowe’s I decided to take a look at their beadboard wallpaper…there was only one roll left for $19.99 so I took it as a sign that it was meant for me and that this was the way to go with the kitchen. This stuff is thick is what I noticed first and it does look like beadboard so much, I’ve seen a lot of bloggers using this and it looks great and you can’t even tell it’s not the real deal! Hopefully I’ll get this done for the holidays, gee, Thanksgiving is next month, just can’t believe it! Anyway if you want to see how it looks and how it’s done stop over at the Nutmeg Place where Meg gives a tutorial on how she did her’s…love Meg’s!

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Also a great big thanks to my friend Debbiedoo’s for featuring me on her Home Tours … my fall diningroom! It’s always a thrill Deb!

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Thanks for stopping by!

I’ll be joining these great parties!

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Whimsy Wednesday @ Home Happy Home

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp

Treasure Hunt Thursday @


Monday, October 15, 2012

A Cloche for Fall

Hello all! I’m ready for Marty’s Cloche Party… barely, I worked today and was thinking about doing this when I got home, not thinking that it will be dark when I get there:(. So these pics were taken at night, forgive me okay?) I have the cloche in my keeping room as I call it, on my wood table.
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I used my Halloween gourd that I found at GW for .39, still have the tag on the bottom of it!
Everything you see I have had so didn’t have to buy a thing which I love!
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Don’t you just love shopping around the house to put a little vignette together?
I’ll be joining “Marty’s cloche party @ A stroll thur Life! Stop over and look at everyone’s cloche ideas oh, and Marty is having a $100.00 Amazon gift card giveaway also!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a few seconds to leave a comment…love them!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Spooky Night

That’s what the sign says on my wreath, I figured I’d just go ahead and decorate for Halloween too when I did my front porch. I know I didn’t want to have a lot of stuff to take down so this is what it is:)
I bought the sign and garland that you see at the top of the door for $6.97 at Marshall’s. I thought it was cute and in my favorite black and white!
Pumpkin $5.99 at Giant Eagle, I almost Needless to say I only bought one!
I had every intension of spray painting this lantern black but didn’t get to it!
Instead of crows this year I did owls… of course Buster knocks the bottom one off with his nose looking out the sidelight.
The light at the end of the driveway, the pumpkin I got a while ago at a yardsale for .25, you can use a candle in it if you want but for safeties sake I don’t .
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, you are always welcome! Have a great weekend too, gee, it came so fast didn’t it?
I’ll be joining in on these parties:
Feathered Nest Friday @ The French Country Cottage
Link Up With Me @ Liz Marie Blog
Potpourri Party @ 2805
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Catch a Glimpse @ A Glimpse Inside
Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Fall D├ęcor Linky Party @ Ten June

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My Finds at a Church Sale

Saturday, Stush and I went to my son’s (Nick’s) church sale, Oh, they had Halupki, Helushski and Pedrogi  also Kabassi and sauerkraut, if you are or are from around  Pittsburgh you know what I mean!It strikes a cord in your heart that you thought was long buried and forgotten! I’m part Russian and Stush is Polish so the ethnic food is part of our lives and so much a part of our holidays! Which would not be the same without the food that has been handed down from generation to generation! Have you ever tried Polish lasagna ? One day when Stush makes it I’ll have to share you the recipe.
The neatest thing at Nick’s church every year is an indoor fleamarket, love church sales, their prices can’t be beat! Here’s what I found:
Two wicker trays for $3.00 people! Look how neat they are! I have no idea what I’m going to do with them… probably slap some AS Chalkpaint on them!
Aren’t they cute? Four little appetizer plates, 4 for $1.00 and dishwasher safe too!
Look at this basket, huge and only $5.00! I know I’ll be painting it with some chalkpaint soon! They had a lot of great things for sale but I guess it’s all about what you want or need right?
What about you have you found some neat things this past weekend? Better hurry up because I’m pretty sure this weekend will be the last warm one to scout those last yardsales and fleamarkets!
I’ll be joining these parties:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Thank you so much for stopping by, I truly love your comments, they make me smile!