Thursday, September 29, 2011

Battle Of The Bedrooms!

Heather and I have been working on our master bedrooms.  Heather’s style……..much more whimsical than mine.  She likes lots of color, I love my neutrals. 

Up this week……Heather!


One thing that we both have in common…..the love of the color gray!  Heather’s gray duvet….Bed, Bath, & Beyond.  Love it!


Euro shams…..T.J. Maxx.  WITH down inserts!  They were a huge bargain!  Hot pink lamps with silver detailing, also from T.J.Maxx.  She had painted the houndstooth chest previously but it never really went with what she had I have to say, I think it’s perfect in her room now.  The walls are a periwinkle blue.  A color from Wal Mart.  Not sure of the color name but it’s beautiful.   So soft and romantic.  LOVE pillow from Tuesday Morning.  Black pillow with flower, Hobby Lobby.


Mirrors and most accessories…..vintage.  This bedside table is painted a metallic silver.


Another view.


Romantic white drapery panels…..Bed, Bath, & Beyond.



Chair vintage.  Wood soon to be painted silver/gray.


HUGE  vintage chest that Heather painted white.  One of those exciting finds that we all looove to brag about.  From Good Will……of course!


I love your bedroom Heather!  Romantic, whimsical, with just the perfect touch of color!


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Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Finding Fall!

It’s finally time to decorate with my favorite colors!  I am SUCH an autumn person.  I love the yummy oranges and browns and golds.  I finished the center piece on my farm table.

One of the best things that I ever did for myself was invest in some decent looking “faux” fall décor.  I’m prone to buying cheap and then ending up with a cheap look. 

I’m loving my decor this year in my French grape picking crate.  And it was easy peasy.  I think it took all of about five minutes.


I included a burlap runner that I made.  I’ve made quite a few to sell, but some how….some way…….the ruffle on this one was WAY crooked.  I don’t know how I did it.  Must have been napping at the time!  Anywho……you can’t tell when it’s all bunched up on the table.  Which is the way that I prefer them any way.   Such a SHAME that I just had to keep it.

In my usual form……I didn’t take pics. of the others.  They’re nice and wide, at about 22” wide and 6 ft. long without the length of the ruffles.  See them at The Rink this week.  All colors from brights to neutrals.  Something for everyone!!

Here’s the over all look.  That small black chair will be going away and another taller back chair painted in the Paris grey chalk paint will go there.  I think my 7” farm table may be one of my favorite pieces of furniture!

And OTHER new goodies…….

I had decided I WAS NOT going to keep this.  No way.

Then I put it together and sat it in the kitchen.

I was going to HATE the color.

I have no willpower what so ever.  NONE!  If I decide to keep it (who am I kidding) I need to think of something cute to hang on the left end towel bar.  Instead of the tacky kitchen towel. Smile

So…..what do you think?  Should I keep it or sell it?  So far everyone loves it.  Well…..except Hubby.  He just wants the fastest path from point A to point B.  We’ve been arguing for years about a center island.  I told him this one wasn’t staying.  And I REALLY REALLY meant it…….at the time!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!


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Thursday, September 8, 2011


Planning a party?  Pinterest has you covered.  Great ideas from kiddo parties to grown up dinner parties!


Monkey cupcakes.  Cute for a kids party


who needs a recipe for these?  Cute!


Rice Krispy treats


owl cupcakes


taco cupcakes.  Heather made these and said they’re yummy!




Thanksgiving hats


White chocolate covered marshmallows


cute and easy kids party idea

cupcake fondue

cupcake fondue yummmm

fruit cones

fruit cones.  cool and beautiful

pumpkin cake from 2 bundt pans

pumpkin cake made from 2 Bundt pans.  so clever!

shrrp cupcakes

sheep cupcakes.  baaaahhhhh……

thanksgiving teepees

Thanksgiving teepees

You can find a recipe for just about anything on Pinterest.  Visit our Pinterest boards and look for the one titled “yummy.”The original source always appears so that you can look up any recipes you are interested in. 

We love you Pinterest!!

Have a lovely weekend everyone


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

creating my gallery wall

Heather and I LOVE gallery walls!  If you happen to visit our Pinterest, you’ll see that one of our favorite boards (or categories) is Gallery Walls. 

I love them all!


I love the all black and white on this wall.  Combined with the letters.


the mix of all different kinds of elements on this wall.  This pic. is from Pottery Barn.  I wonder if they sell that awesome looking light above the arrangement?  Love the way it looks.


Or how about this totally eclectic wall?  A mix of a little bit of everything.

I THOUGHT that I wanted kind of a mix of the first and second wall.  ……I thought……..

What I thought I wanted and what looked good were two different things. 


I have a looong way to go.  I tried mixing vintage pics with the black, white, and gold.  No go.  I really don’t even like the small colored canvas in the upper left corner.  Also,  I should have bought museum putty to hold my pictures level. 

I’m thinking maybe more texture, keep the colors neutral, and just more stuff in general!

What I do LOVE……


… my new LOVE pillow!  An early birthday present from Heather.  Thank you thank you Heather!


So…’s a work in progress.  And I also see that I need to patch and paint those two big spots on either side.  (OOPS)

More later. 

Have a wonderful weekend.


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