Archives for July 2013

Fun “thrifting” find!

Fun “thrifting” find!

Do you remember when you were a kid and riding your very first tricycle?

Me either!!

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But I bet it was a beauty and I’m sure I probably raced all over the house driving my mother crazy!

Sorry, Mom!!

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When I stopped in at my nearest Goodwill a few days back, I found this little guy waving to me……Continue reading

Before and After-Candlesticks

Before and After-Candlesticks

I love a good before and after, don’t you??

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I especially love them when they are quick, easy and inexpensive!!Continue reading

What would you do?

What would you do?

I need some decorating advice………

Do you ever look at something and just cannot decide which is the best route to take?

That’s where I’m at with this……..

IMG_4761This is a wing back love seat I picked up at a second-hand store a couple of years ago for $35!!Continue reading

Coffee Station

Coffee Station

Do you have a coffee station?

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I used to have a nice little coffee station set up in my kitchen……

but I moved it!

TO MY BEDROOM!

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Call me crazy…….

                           call me lazy……….

                                               or, call me brilliant! :)Continue reading

Home Office Projects

Home Office Projects

I’m taking you back to my office today……..

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I finally finished a couple of projects in there and wanted to share.Continue reading

Summer Porch!

Summer Porch!

In the good ole’ summertime……..

in the good ole’ summertime…….

I don’t know how the weather is where you are, but….

IT IS HOT HERE!!!

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Oh well…….that’s summertime in Texas, y’all!!

So, I fixed a glass of tea and “tweaked” my front porch for summer!

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I added a couple new pillow covers to the wicker swing…

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…..and made a couple of my own….

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I also made a couple of pillows for the rockers….

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With some leftover fabric, I covered an old lamp shade….

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The shade was a little small to put the magnetic flower on it, so I just moved it down onto the shaft of the lamp!

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I brought my “neon” green wreaths back out, “tweaking” them a little by adding some herringbone ribbon.

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I just LOVE herringbone…..it’s classic….never goes out of style!!

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I added a little green burlap….

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gotta have a burlap touch, right??!!

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Last, I picked up a couple faux greenery orbs at Hobby Lobby and placed them in my orbs!  You can see my “orb” experience HERE!!

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I’d love to have you stop by!

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  I’ll be sittin’ on the porch, sipping tea, rockin and watchin the world go by!

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Until next time……..

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Joining in on these wonderful parties:

Be Inspired @ Common Ground; Pinterest Blitzen Party @ Debbiedoos & On Sutton Place; The Scoop @ Cedarhill Ranch; Summer Spruce Up Series-Front Door/Entry Party @ Rain on a Tin Roof

“Piddlin” & “Tweakin”

“Piddlin” & “Tweakin”

I’ve been “piddlin” and “tweakin” again……..

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Remember when I bought the “odd little door to nowhere” and I put it here…..

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…..I covered up the light switch to the pantry by placing it there but I thought I solved that problem by purchasing a light socket with a pull chain!

GENIUS…….NOT!!

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After a week, my hubby pulled on the chain and pulled the light right out of the ceiling!

He gave me that look (you know what I mean, right?) but quietly fixed it for me while I just batted my pretty blues at him! 😉

Then, about a week later, it happened again…..only this time, I pulled the light out of the ceiling!!

I knew I had to come up with a better idea…..

so I moved my “odd little door to nowhere”…..

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Greek Salsa!

Greek Salsa!

Hope you all had a “sparkling” 4th of July!

Now, we enter the “DOG DAYS OF SUMMER”!!!

Roxy & Maggie Mae

Roxy & Maggie Mae

With temperatures reaching triple digits, I try to find recipes that are cool and refreshing…..

and being from Texas, we eat A LOT of salsa…….

GREEK SALSA!!

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Non-traditional July 4th!!

Non-traditional July 4th!!

You may remember, I decorated my living room mantel with a non-traditional color scheme!

You may also remember, I decided to update my front porch with some wooden firecrackers!

They were so easy to make, I decided to make a set for my living room in a non-traditional way!

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Non Traditional 4th of July!!

Non Traditional 4th of July!!

I know, I know……traditional Fourth of July decorations are all about Red, White and Blue and flags everywhere!

Trust me, I’m as American as they come! :)

My hubby served for 26 years in the military…..I definitely have American pride!!

In fact, I like to show it on my front porch beginning right around Memorial Day!

Hubby and I ate a wonderful 4th of July dessert in mason jars on that very porch and I’m sure we will again come the big day!!!

BUT, I’m getting honest here………

Although I love looking at traditional decorations in other homes, I don’t really decorate the inside of my home with red, white and blue!

 (GASP!!!)

I take more of a non-traditional approach!! :) Here’s my mantel…..

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