31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 20 “Layer & Texture and Out the Door”

It was 5:00pm and I had nothing ready for tonight’s before and after. I had to leave my house at 6:00pm and drive 1 hour to see my son kick the football a total of 4 times. Drive home while listening to the Ranger game on the radio…you know that takes talent to drive andContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 20 “Layer & Texture and Out the Door””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 19 “Is it Greek to you too?”

humm… well I’m not sure about this but I went with it anyway. I sent Riley to Hobby Lobby to pick up a few items to finish some projects. One project was to fill a void. I don’t like empty wall spaces that look empty because there has always been something there and now thatContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 19 “Is it Greek to you too?””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 18 “Boing-Boing Clink”

2:30am. That’s what time this idea popped into my head. I suppose I was dreaming. Or maybe I was thinking in my sleep. None the less I was awake and as usual up for awhile. After Jotting down the idea that robbed me of my sleep, I pour a glass of milk, cuddle up nextContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 18 “Boing-Boing Clink””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 17 “Fresh Paint”

I don’t get to many garage sales and when I do, I’m not typically one to find the “great” treasures I’ve seen some people bring home and blog about. However, a few Saturday’s ago, the mister and I went out for a few hours and hit about 3 garage sales. I found something at allContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 17 “Fresh Paint””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 16: “Playing in the Mud”

This post will be short and sweet, unglamorous and boring but I have committed to doing 31 days of before and after.  So before and after you will get. I spent my day, (7 hours!!!) playing in the mud.  Not the mud outside in my flowerbeds, not the mud in my garden.  No I spentContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 16: “Playing in the Mud””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 14: “The Best Junk is Below the Knees”

Catchy title yes? But now that I have your attention, here’s the scoop in the last two weeks I have found some of the most primo junk at local antique malls, and… everything that I’ve bought and brought home has been a treasure that was found while I was squatting down or on all fours.Continue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 14: “The Best Junk is Below the Knees””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 12 ” A Vintage Feeder Finding It’s Place “

I found this wonderful feeder awhile back and I attempted to use it outside for a bird feeder, but when it’s outside I can’t see it all of the time. So I brought it in and stuck it in the dishwasher to clean it up. I love the galvanized tray and the jar has greatContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 12 ” A Vintage Feeder Finding It’s Place “”

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 11 “A Picture Window”

Before I begin today’s “before and after” post I wanted to thank those who have sent emails, left comments here and on the facebook page. I won’t lie to you, it is gratifying to know that someone is interested in what you have to say. A few, including my wonderful supportive husband, have asked whyContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 11 “A Picture Window””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 10 “Cabinet Scape”

A change of seasons, a change of decor. Was… Is… I love this time of year… cooler weather soups hearty breads sweaters jeans snuggling date nights at home in front of a fire… oops! I’m getting ahead of myself! What changes are going on in your home? I’d love to hear about them…please share. inspirationContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 10 “Cabinet Scape””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 9 “the Chandelier”

Our house was built in 1985 and the kitchen/dining room chandelier is an original fixture. Straight out of the 80’s, complete with the antique brass finish and frosted, fluted glass sconces. It’s a classic! The reason I’ve never replaced it is because it is solid and heavy. Real metal. Not hollow. It’s quality lighting. ButContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 9 “the Chandelier””