first impressions

After the curb appeal. After the front porch. After the front door comes the entry area. The area where you welcome your guests into your home. This has always been a favorite of mine in home decor. I like to look at photos of pretty entry ways. Some are defined as entry halls, some areContinue reading “first impressions”

inspired by need and laziness, I made my own curtain rings

During the recent upheaval of our den/sun room/entry many things were dismantled, removed and some things were packed away to make room for decorations during the holiday season.  Needless to say, my house is still in a state of unrest.  But little by little decorations are working their way off of the walls, shelves, nooksContinue reading “inspired by need and laziness, I made my own curtain rings”

Dressing the Dresser

Creating vignettes are one of my favorite things to do.  Dusting is not. So creating seasonal vignettes is a really fun thing for me because I can two things done at once and the chore of dusting is pretty painless when visions of primping and fluffing are swimming in my head. Today I’m dressing aContinue reading “Dressing the Dresser”

Poinsettia & Pyracantha

The vibrant red of the Poinsettia and the Pyracantha berries added color and texture of nature to our rustic Christmas mantel this year. Three Kings are present with Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus is nestled in the manger.  In this setting, a rustic star shows the way. The cross represents the promise to be fulfilled.Continue reading “Poinsettia & Pyracantha”

what does this say about me?

He brought me a bouquet of… Pyrancantha! also know as Firethorn well I guess I could assume he thinks I’m hot but considering the thorns maybe I could assume that he thinks I’m as sharp as a tack on the other hand… maybe it’s because I can be a bit ornery and this is whatContinue reading “what does this say about me?”

there is always room for more…

joy…   chalkboard puzzle pieces add contrast, whimsy and a message chickens…   my husband’s aunt Paula collected chickens. when she passed we were gifted some of her collection. i think i might start my own chicken collection. love…   paper strips create this lovely heart. designed, created and gifted to me via giveaway, byContinue reading “there is always room for more…”

14 Days of “Make it Merry” Holiday at Home

It’s my day!!!!  Finally! I was so excited to do this blog hop with Diane at Home Sweet Homemade and 12 other amazing bloggers that I’ve had trouble keeping a lid on the topic of my post, Holiday at Home. My contribution marks the middle ground in this 14 day journey of Make it MerryContinue reading “14 Days of “Make it Merry” Holiday at Home”

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”

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 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””