Rustic Decor Accents with Neutral Textures

Nubby, Rough & Neutral this fall I’m in the mood for lots of texture and neutrals I’m also loving my newest hobbies….crochet and knitting I’ve always loved fiber, in fact I could spend more money on yarn than beads. Beads, wire and yarn…my stash overfloweth! For months this idea has been floating around in myContinue reading “Rustic Decor Accents with Neutral Textures”

leather furniture repair

  It’s a fact that furniture wears out and has to be replaced from time to time, usually when you don’t have the funds to buy something new. So how do you know when to let go? About two years ago our two couches had to go…one did actually go, but we keep the otherContinue reading “leather furniture repair”

pulling ideas for new office/library space

It’s official….we are now empty nesters! Baby girl moved into her own apartment in April…Baby boy is now a student at the University of Arkansas. So now we have three rooms in our home that are ours to do with as we please.  Wow!  talk about your blank canvas…we now have three blank canvases. OneContinue reading “pulling ideas for new office/library space”

how I hide ugly with awesome rusty junk

I’ll do just about anything to hide something I don’t like… In this case I didn’t enjoy looking at the electrical box and conduit climbing up the wall as a backdrop to my flowerbed. So, I tried to find away to hide it, at least make it melt into the scene so it didn’t stickContinue reading “how I hide ugly with awesome rusty junk”

50th Wedding Anniversary Cross

Meet Russ and Mary…aren’t they adorable? They were married June 15, 1963. Remember your wedding day? Were you thinking about the day you and your beloved would celebrate 50 years of marriage? Not me.  I was just wrapped up in the moment of my wedding day. But I think about it now…More like I dreamContinue reading “50th Wedding Anniversary Cross”

a rustic Valentine message for you & my excuse to decorate

I’ll keep this short and sweet, because we all know that a picture is worth what? 1000 words? If this is true then I get off easy tonight by sharing some photos of my recent play day and a sweet little message. I don’t feel as if I need a reason to decorate but sometimesContinue reading “a rustic Valentine message for you & my excuse to decorate”

my dwindling cookie jar collection

Never let it be said that you will keep something forever…you probably won’t.   I remember I said that I would “neeeeever ever ever” sell my collection of vintage cookie jars.  But four years ago I opened another Etsy shop just so I could do just that…sell them all.  Well except for a few that meanContinue reading “my dwindling cookie jar collection”

A Wintery Rustic Christmas Centerpiece

Baby it’s cold outside… We can finally say that here in Texas but I really thought it would never get here. It’s been a really warm December. Did the weather forget that it’s supposed to be cold at during the month of December? Because of the weather I have not been in the mood toContinue reading “A Wintery Rustic Christmas Centerpiece”

Our Junk-filled Christmas Wreath

My husband and I took a trip to Indiana and Ohio last week. Just us! It was a pre-anniversary gift to each other. We celebrated 28 years of marriage last Sunday. We took this trip to get away from work and relax before the holiday rush set in. While we were there we stopped inContinue reading “Our Junk-filled Christmas Wreath”

a warm rug & some fall primping {home decor}

it’s hard to shop for rugs. so many things to consider. the price, size, colors… then there’s the price, style, and material. you also need to consider the price, durability and the price. and i’m fickle, throw all that into the mix and rug buying turns out to be a real pain…for hubby that is.Continue reading “a warm rug & some fall primping {home decor}”