Sunday, September 29, 2013

It has been way too long!!!

I have been out of the blogging world for a very long time, not sure I will even remember how to blog anymore. I see many of the fantastic blogs I was following are still going strong, I look forward to seeing what you have all been up to.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Eight Dollar Bathroom Touch Up

Of course there are many more things to do to improve this a frame around the mirror and a nice backsplash.... but we must keep budget in mind at this point in our lives. This is our main bathroom and as you can see it is not very large. My wonderful husband took some scrap wood and built me this cute little ladder, we threw some black paint on it and scuffed the edges. The pictures above the potty were stored in my closet, I picked them up a long time ago for 4 dollars at a liquidation centre and the shower curtain was on sale for 8 dollars....adds a touch of funky. As you can see this room really doesn't lend itself to any one style but I feel it didn't turn out too bad considering I shopped in our home for items and the only cost was the 8 dollars for the curtain.



Friday, June 3, 2011

Aqua, Yellow and Green

It all began with this pretty little aqua pot, and the color had me hooked...I know many have used it for a long time and of course a popular color in the 50's..
You see we have this mossy green sofa (see post below) and I have always had a hard time adding color with it, well at least color that I like. I am loving the bits of aqua and yellow and feel that they live in harmony with this sofa that I must keep for at least a couple more years....uggg! My 21 year old neice was visiting during a break from University and I welcomed a fresh set of eyes and she is one decor diva and a great DIYer. She pulled this end table together for me, I really can't take much credit, she covered a couple of old icky books in this beautiful scrapbooking paper and the lamp was a $2 yard sale find that I threw a burlap shade on. Im really enjoying these soft calm colors.



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Springing up the living room...Wow Us Wednesday Party

It is the first time I have linked up to Wow Us Wednesday Party over at crossed I do this right. Many fantastic blogs to visit at Wow Us Wednesday.
I love to change things around anytime of the year, I guess you could say I'm just a tad obsessed but I will just call this my spring spruce up....
Took down the dark grey curtain panels, and added the black and white floral panels that I stold from my dining area. They brighten up the room and added some much needed pattern, I really love them in this room.

As you can see I also have a love for white throw blankets, I have two in this small room...they always feel so bright and fresh.
The round pillow on the green chair is new....found it on a clearance shelf and just had to have it....adds a touch of prettiness!
The floating shelf also got a spring makeover, the plant pot is new..... love this is a soothing color. The rest of the things I just found around the house......simple look for the spring!
thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


We all feel and see color in different ways, for the past five years one of my favorite colors has been GREEN. It can be warm, cool, relaxing, energizing and just completely AWESOME!!! Many rooms in our home has green of some shade or tone, it may be just a couple accessories but it always manages to make me smile and gives me a happy feeling. Picture a fresh picked green apple, that is one of my favorite shades of green. What is your favorite color and how does it make you feel?

Monday, February 21, 2011


Wish I could take credit for this fantastic idea....but I actually stumbled across a great blog called if you haven't been to visit, its a must, so many great ideas....FANTABULOUS BLOG!!! My neice was home on reading week from University and even though she is only twenty her and I are both obsessed with home when she comes home!!!! We decided to take on this project and we are both very pleased with the outcome. We decided to do a fourteen inch wreath and spent our saturday night building these beauties. She will hang hers when she returns for me, I couldn't hang it fast enough. The wreath found its home above my night table (cabinet) and yes I should have hid my lamp cord for pictures...oh well its real life living. It was a fun project, thanks to The Little Brown House



Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Weird Nooks in our Homes

However we did make very good use of our nook, we call it the tv nook. That being said, it took me a while to get it where I wanted it. I will show you the before pictures and the final addition to this nook.

At one time, we did have a floating shelf above the stand, but that one kept falling off. This shelf was a stash that I picked up a while back, meant for another wall but didn't work. The candle holders were bought on clearance....fantastic steal!!!! at 5.99 each. So the update on the tv nook was done by shopping in our own home, so tweaking will be in order. Yahoooooooooooo something that keeps this brain busy, I love things I can physically change around myself. The photo is from my 17 year old daughter she took for class, it was taken from our back deck. She framed it and gave the photo to me....what a sweetie!!