new boots and coco

I bought new boots…well they’re really black suede booties to wear with my skinny jeans. That cracks me up typing that. Skinny Jeans, wish they made me look skinny 🙂 Any who…this is the box they came in. Check out the bottom!  pretty cool.  see it says recycle.  so I did. I also bought someContinue reading “new boots and coco”

going for the “Old World” look

Last Monday I headed south to my daughter’s house, with a weeks worth of clothes, a huge roaster, a turkey platter, electric knife, a decorative plate, a can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Antibes Green, a can of AS dark wax and a brush. We had much to do in two days. My jobsContinue reading “going for the “Old World” look”

she’s so stink’n awesome!

and she’s gentle, kind, loving, adorable and amazingly… C.R.E.A.T.I.V.E.  Do you buy TOMS shoes? We do. Although I don’t have any yet 😦 (Note to self… Add TOMS shoes to your wish list) Riley (adorable daughter no.2) has several pairs and every pair she buys a little TOMS bag comes with the shoes. So cuteContinue reading “she’s so stink’n awesome!”

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 31 “Change Is Good”

Today’s Before & After is pretty obvious… I got a make over. Well my blog did. It was time for a change and many more are coming but in small steps. Below is what my banner looked like for quite awhile, bye, bye old Hello new! But the biggest and best before & after isContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 31 “Change Is Good””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 30 “Holiday Decorating with Natural Elements”

Nature not only provides beauty for us to enjoy when we are outside, but it also provides things for us to bring into our homes and use for decorating. I’m gearing up for Christmas…already. I want to get me tree up as soon as possible, this allows for what I call progressive decorating. Meaning…get theContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 30 “Holiday Decorating with Natural Elements””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 29 “Table Talk”

Probably my favorite change that has taken place in our home this month is my kitchen table. It’s been through a lot. We’ve had it almost twenty years and I plan on keeping it twenty more. I’ve always liked my table, but now I LOVE my table. I love it because it’s a great placeContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 29 “Table Talk””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 28 “Puzzled”

Oh I can just see it now… ya’ll are thinking; “she did this already” but don’t be  so hasty,  you might be pleasantly surprised 🙂 I was digging through my toy box the other day, looking for something that I didn’t find. I made a huge mess and it’s still there, all strewn about theContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 28 “Puzzled””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 27 “Coffee Table”

My coffee table is “really” a coffee table & a conversation piece & handmade & funky! There is not another one like it. My friend Trent made it. He and his wife had it in their home for a time and the put it in their garage sale, I’ve had it ever since. I willContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 27 “Coffee Table””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 26 “Logging”

I bet Paul Bunyan never had this much fun in his logging days. So what if he had a blue ox named Babe, I have Rudy, Rover and Mr. Rust. Mr. Rust and I have been having some discussions about my impatience with him, I’m totally going to blame this on my state of sadnessContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 26 “Logging””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 25 “A Funky Fox Hunt in Texas”

I’m not sure if we hunt fox in Texas…or is it foxes? Is fox like moose, it’s single and plural? How did I get down that rabbit hole? Back on track. Okay. Vintage fabric found in an antique store in Ingram,Texas, just Northwest of Kerrville. That’s in the Hill Country. I planned to make pillowsContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 25 “A Funky Fox Hunt in Texas””