Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to all and thank you for stopping by all year long, I really love hearing from you!
Taking a few days off for the Christmas season I hope you all have a wonderful one.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Santa

My hoosier is in the room off the kitchen, when I was into the prim style I called it the Keepingroom, now I really don’t know what to call it. Anyway, I painted the hoosier gray but to me it’s has a blue cast to it and
I don’t want that so, soon it will be another color, I added the chalkpaint to the doors and always
have fun with them…now it says Merry Santa, the grands always get a kick out of it.

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I promised to show you my S&P’s for Christmas, I haven’t found a set for this year yet though.
I usually find them on sale after Christmas.
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Now for a Grammy moment!
I know we have all been to Christmas concerts and parties this year, here are mine.
I first went to Alex and Nicholas’ Christmas party at their church…this is Alexandra/Alex, she performed at
the Hard Rock Café again this year, she sings beautifully!
Next is Nicholas my one and only grandson (so far)
all dressed up.
Then their Santa picture taken with iphone.

Tuesday I went to Samantha’s concert, so cute I took this with my iphone… so not
as sharp as I would have liked.
and with her class.

So how are you all doing?  I just can’t believe it’s going to be Christmas in three days can you? lol
I’ll be joining these parties:


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Home Tour 2013

I’m joining the Nester’s Christmas Tour of Homes like I do every year, wouldn’t seem like Christmas without her tour.
I’ll start with the livingroom, my mantel constantly gets changed around and this year I brought more red into my home,
so when I saw the wreath at Target I had to get it along with a couple bottle brush trees.
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Here is my newest Christmas pillow isn’t it cute?
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And my other one on the other end of the couch.
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Above the couch on a shelf some of my collection of old bottles,
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On the other end is this and a snowflake votive !
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My diningroom is open to the livingroom…
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I didn’t do to much in the entryway, just moved a chair there and filled the tarnished silver bowl with pinecones and candycanes.
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Or the bedroom except for some white poinsettias.
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I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I’ll be at these parties:

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Tree and Other Decor

My Christmas tree is basically the same as last year except for a few new
ornaments and different styled faux presents under the tree. I used Target
giftwrap and ribbon I had in my stash. That also is still the same velvet
skirt too, I remember my husband almost chocking when he paid for
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Here are my newest ornaments, I always enjoy going shopping after Christmas, love getting
a good deal on them,.
My granddaughter bought me this black and silver lamp from Walmart, thank
you for thinking of Grammy, Samantha.
The owl I bought from Walmart too, I thought they had a lot of nice ornaments this
The bottom left are one of three birds I bought at Macy’s after Christmas sale last year. He is
much bigger than he appears in the picture and I think he is felted, they had been more than
I’d ever pay but got a great price on them. Next is a silver glittered shoe, love me my shoes!
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I added some books to this chair to lift up the silver bowl a bit. I’m still loving
this blue.
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I decorated my scale different this year on the hoosier, with an old Rumford Baking tin
sitting on some greens. Do you like my owl S&P’s? I think they are cute, I’ll show you all
my Christmas S&P’s in another post.
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I added some white poinsettias to the bedroom in a milk glass vase. The owl bracelet
sitting in a white dish I bought on the streets of New York City.
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I’ll be back soon with more, some days there isn’t any sun for good pictures so I have to hurry and grab my
camera when I can if it’s out.
Thanks for stopping by I always appreciate you!
I’ll be at these parties:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Red

Hello everyone, how are you holding up with Christmas just
weeks away? I started decorating right after Thanksgiving,
we did put the tree up but didn’t decorate it, and I’m so
glad I did because Christmas has come really fast this
year. I’ve started shopping earlier this year too.

Today I took some pictures while the sun shined at times.
I found this centerpiece at Michael’s I put it in a wooden
box and I added the pinecones. I have it sitting on a
runner I bought a couple months ago at TJMaxx knowing then
that I wanted to add more red to my Christmas decorating.

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After I took the picture above I tried it with this frame I
had painted blue. I like it but just not sure about it,
I love it with the red.
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My hairdresser gave me two sets of these Christmas dishes for a service of 8,I just love them, they were bought at Kohl’s and I think they go well with the
feedsack runner.

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You can see my tree in the background.

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I kept this vignette the same as last year but did add some twinkle lights.
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I bought the red mirrored tray… in fact I went shopping for one and
found it, first time that has happened. See the little snowflakes I
made? I used some sort of baby yarn from Walmart. They turned out so
cute, they even shed a little so it does look like snow.
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I love the look of different candle sticks all arranged together don’t you?
There is brass, ceramic, mercury glass, silver and pewter. Different
shapes and textures. I love adding red this year in my home.
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I hope you had a great Monday and are finishing up with
your decorating and baking oh,and shopping too.
I’ll be joining these parties:


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Little Bit of Target Christmas

Yes, I went a little crazy  among the Christmas decorations at Target, who doesn’t love Target, I know I do.
I wanted to do something different this year for Christmas, I loved last years decorating but
loving to decorate means
trying something new/different to see if you like that style…and I do, it’s fun! The wreath and the wire NOEL caught my
eye right away so into the buggy they went. I knew the wreath would be right at home on the chippy
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Then I saw this Merry Christmas garland with the red and black used on it and
thought it would look great on the fireplace but you can’t pull it up in the
middle because it ruins the look of it. So to the hutch it went, I sort of like it
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This snowflake pillow I bought last year at Target and love using it on my white couch, this is the
first year of Christmas for my Ikea sofa.
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I had to move the desk for the Christmas tree so the chair got moved to the
entryway. Love the tarnished silver bowl with the pinecones and candy canes,
the colors just go together don’t they?
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Are you finished decorating? I am somewhat, I know a lot of past Christmas decor is going to
the yardsale this coming summer, I’ve finally had enough of storing it and not using any of
it. I have more to show…I’ll be back soon!
I’ll be joining these parties:

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Past in the Diningroom

This is my diningroom 2012 which I really loved, I’ll probably do the same only I think with more red this year.
My favs are the green apples and the center piece, love the neat iron holder with handles, right now it’s filled
with baseballs but my most favorite thing is the way the sun is shining thur onto the table.

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Love the polka dotted ribbon and for this year I bought two more rolls of it!
The diningroom and livingroom are one long room so I’ll show some of it to you.
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My mantle I really liked it, I stenciled the JOY onto burlap and framed it then use
a sparkling snowflake to make it special.
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This is the tree without the black polka dotted bows
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The feather tree I found at Marshall’s a few years ago and have
it sitting on a milkglass cake plate.
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This is also in the corner of the diningroom
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Thank you for stopping by…have you started to decorate yet? I
have and I’m still not


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

Hi all! So busy as I know you are too, one thing is this year I’m making some food ahead of time so
it will give me more time to be with family instead of being in the kitchen. I can’t wait to eat Turkey…
how about you? smile

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I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.
I also want to thank YOU for stopping by and your sweet
comments…I do appreciate it because I know how busy you
are! I’m very grateful for you♥

ps. keep Nana Diana in your prayers her little grandson is sick and
in the hospital, please stop over her blog then pray…hard!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Art Deco Table

I needed a bedside table but all that I had was either to high or to low. So I looked in Target but didn’t want
to spend $80.00 or more right before Christmas on a table. The other day I had to run some errands so I
took the back way and stopped at a  antique store that I had  been meaning to stop to see
what they had. Glad I did because I found an Art Deco one, I love mixing different styles

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So hard taking pictures without me in them today anyway, this is the top of the table, I think
it’s glass but I’m not sure.
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Where the boards meet on the bottom I put a basket.

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I keep my hand lotion and lavender spray in it to keep them out of the way.
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I’m gathering everything together than picking out a paint color for the walls. I’m
sure the table will get painted in the future but for now I’m leaving it as is!

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Pretty isn’t it? I printed it from a blog and for the life of me I can’t remember who…she had
another one too in pink to print if you wanted. If you know who, please let me
know so I can add it here for you to print if you want.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, oh, I’ve been on facebook lately so don’t forget to stop
by there too!
I’ll be parting at:


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Do you clean your makeup brushes regularly? I left mine go so long because I just didn’t know the
safest way to clean them. I have good brushes and didn’t want to ruin them by just using anything
on them. So of course I went to Pinterest to find a formula that works. I found this one on
Worked like a dream! My brushes came out clean and germ free also.
Here they are drying.
I just thought I’d let you know that I tried this pin(on my Pinterest Board “Makeup and Tips”) and it works, you won’t believe the “gunk” that comes out of
the brushes, I also never thought to wipe the handles with a disinfected wipe, the handles on them were dirty… and do you know what else…you probably have everything in your home already to use. So all in all this is a great pin, there is also a You Tube on her post to show you how!
Nothing much going on here, I have been Christmas shopping though, so glad I’m starting early this year.
PS. I’m just itching to start decorating for Christmas how about you? :)  I’ve seen more people this year
already decorated, one even had her tree up!
Thanks s for stopping by!
I’ll be joining these parties tonight: