Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Bedroom Project Sneak Peek

Hi there!

We've tried our hand at planking a wall.
The short and sweet of it is that this is not for perfectionists!

Everything did not go as we planned but we love it.


And when we make the bed and add in the pretty things it will all be fine.
Right?


I'll be back in a day or two to share more on this.
Let me just say that we laughed our way through it....and that's important!!

Have you done this project?
I'd love to know if your project went without a hitch?

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Bookshelf Confessional


Confession:

The shelves in our family room have been exactly the same almost 2 years.

There I said it.

So these past few days I've been tweaking.

Covering books with scrapbook paper and adding fun little embellishments.


Brought out an old tray in deeper colors than we've had lately.
Then added a basket behind it for texture.



Found these pretty leaf prints from the last house that were hiding in the closet.


We have so many irons in the fire right now that my husband said,

"Could you try to finish at least one project soon?"

How about you...many projects lately?

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Who Said These Wise Words?

I just love this quote that floats around.

Do you know who said this?

I've not been able to find an original source but 
I bet most moms have said some version of this. 

Playing in PicMonkey to see if I can make my own print. :)
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Successful Summer of Gardening

While some of you girls are bringing out pumpkins and fall wreaths,
summer continues to march on here in Texas.

The days are getting shorter and the mornings are cooler.
Fall is coming!
No Pumpkin Lattes for me yet though.

Usually by this point in the summer our plants are pooped out but this year they continue to thrive.
I'm hesitant to see the green go away as the seasons change.


If you've been around here much you know that we moved two years ago and planted the beds 
last year. We've been pretty successful figuring out what works with very little that hasn't.


If you've been here longer than two years, you know that we had a big pond in our last 
backyard. I'm working diligently to convince my husband that we need a new small pond. 

Maybe next summer...


See that tall grass behind our fence?
That's the green belt that runs behind our house.
It is mown (is that really a word?)  as needed 
and obviously somebody in charge needs to know
that it needs it. The critters do love it!


These are Cora Vincas and I'm so grateful to the person who developed them.
In our hot climate Vincas often die a slow withering death.
These are troopers!

It's been such a beautiful summer.
Have you had great luck with your plants?
Now tell me what was your favorite this year. Maybe we need to plant it too. :)

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Beautiful September Morning


I hope you have a wonderful day today. :)

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A New Shelf in the Granny Guest Room



There's something about a shelf that excites me!
You know, it's the chance to decorate a new spot.


I recently ran across this new chippy metal shelf at a shop here in town.
It immediately called out to me and said Take me home!
Of course, I had to oblige.

She's a crusty old thing and I have no idea where she might have been used before.
But in our house she's above the granny guest bed.


With about 5 minutes to decorate today I threw these goodies up here and 
I'm happy with it for now.
I have wondered what Kris at Junk Chic Cottage would do with this shelf.
She amazes me with all of her chippy finds.

The red picture frame that you've seen before came from an antique
shop locally. The bird frame is from HomeGoods or TJ. 

We had a discussion about the safety of the shelf above 
the bed but it's screwed into the wall with wall anchors.
So it's there for eternity.



Over on the dresser is a pitcher of fresh flowers.
What will I do when the season ends? 
Almost every room in our house has had flowers this summer.
Love them!!


Off to Zumba soon.
Hope you are having a nice week. :)

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Monday, August 18, 2014

August in the Front Garden and Some Tunes

Packing our bags for the beach today but I wanted to pop in 
and share a few pics of the front flower bed.

It's hard to believe most of this was planted last year.
It's full and lush. We love it!


While you are looking let's talk about music.
I have a song stuck in my head and have been playing it over and over.
Love it!! Makes me want to get some Zumba moves on.


Do you get songs stuck in your head?
Loving Coldplay, "Sky Full of Stars" right now too.


Oh my, just remembered I'll be in the car with my sons for 6 hours tomorrow.
They might force me to change the playlist. 
You know how that goes!

Son #1 would choose a little Slash.
Pretty good for singing in the car. :)


Son #2 might choose a little Phantom of the Opera.
And we'll all pretend to be the conductor as we go down the road.

My husband loves the blues and lots of Eric Clapton.
He'll quiz me all about Cream and all those groups Eric Clapton was in before I was born.
It's fun. :)


I'm not quite ready for Summer to end.
Yes, I've seen the painted pumpkins you all are pulling out and I thank you for the inspiration.
But it's hot and steamy here and the beach is calling us!

Hope you are having a wonderful August!!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

For Love of Ordinary Days


Nothing extraordinary going on around here in the last few days. 
 And you know what? 
I love it!


Sometimes life can be so crazy and busy that when ordinary hits
it can feel a little boring to this busy body.
Sometimes it takes a little adjustment in heart and attitude 
to realize that every day doesn't have
projects or major to-dos.



So lately it's been a pimiento cheese sandwich with a nap afterwards kind of days.


Vacuuming the floors and shining the counter tops kind of days.


Looking at old magazines and drinking iced tea kind of days.


How about you?
What are you up to today?

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