Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Wintery Kitchen

Hola Amiga's, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.
We have my Mom here visiting from Germany, so there has been a lot of cooking and baking
going on in our kitchen. Last night we had some friends over for a yummy German dinner
and I figured I better take some quick pics while the house is picked up and clean!!!!

I didn't feel like getting the formal dining room ready for company, so we ate in
 the kitchen nook, which is a bit more cozy anywise. 

It was starting to get dark outside and the I-phone is horrible at
taking pictures indoors when it gets gloomy.
Question to my fellow blogger friends:
Do you take pictures with your phones or do you use a
digital camera for blogging?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A SIMPLE Little Christmas Tour

I promised you "inside" Christmas pictures in my last post.
If I don't hurry, Christmas will be over and done with!

So let's get right to it, welcome to our entry

I purchased a bunch of STRALA stars from IKEA this year 
and wanted them to be the main focus of our Christmas Decor 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Our Christmas Front Porch


Sooo, I finally took some pictures of our Christmas Décor around the house this weekend.
Today I am sharing our front porch with you and later this week, I will share some pictures of the inside.  
So here we are, another year almost gone....geshhh...where does the time go?


Here is our front porch, simple and neutral

Friday, November 27, 2015

Project Challenge: Bead Board

 Hello there loves, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. 
Guess what? It's time for our monthly DIY blogger challenge again. 
Each month we have a different project challenge to come up with. 
This month we had to make something using Bead Board.


So please do enjoy our "November Bead Board Challenge" 
where 7 of us bloggers are making pretty things.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sharing My Sweet Friends BEFORE AND AFTER Home Tour


Today I want to share a dear friend's house with you. 
My friend was very tired of her decor style and ask me to 
help re-decorate various rooms in her house


She didn't really know where to even start and what style she wanted.
So I put my thinking cap on and created a few collages in PicMonkey 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Random Snapshots Of Our Cuties

Hello Loves, I hope you all had a spooky Halloweenie!!!!! Hard to believe Thanksgiving is almost here, not to mention Christmas is around the corner. This week I have a special treat for you all, no decor projects for a change, only some recent pictures of our cuties around here.

First off is our Bugsy, having a treat (if you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen some of these  pictures).



Friday, October 30, 2015

Project Challenge: Duct or HVAC Tape

Hello there Sweets, it's time for our monthly DIY blogger challenge again. 
Here is how it works: Each month we have a different project challenge to come up with. 
This month we had to make something using DUCT or HVAC TAPE

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Front Porch

 Hello Loves, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I decorated
our porch for Fall/Halloween this weekend. FINALLY, I am
always so behind!!!! This year I wanted to decorate with as much
"natural things" as possible and less store-bought Décor.
  
 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Use a Wooden Spool as a Patio Table

Hello Peeps, I hope this post finds you all well! I want to share a little project 
I worked on this week. I have been IN LUV with wooden spool tables lately,
 and have been searching Craigslist for one.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Project Challenge: RUSTY ITEM

Ohhhh, I have something to be excited about!!!! I have been ask by a group of
awesome bloggers to participate in a monthly DIY challenge. Each month
we will have a different project to come up with. This month the challenge
is RUSTY ITEMS !!!! So without further chatter, welcome to
the September Project Challenge where 7 DIYers are creating some
awesome stuff!!!!

Here is what I came up with..... I love rusty cans and I love lanterns,
sooooo why not combine them???

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Trash Can Planters

Hello and Happy Labor Day weekend peeps. Today I have a pretty TRASHY 
post for you all!!! Last month while out shopping with a friend at LITTLE HILL FARM
I found these 2 trash cans. I have been on the look-out for some just like this for a while now, 
so I was thrilled......yes thrilled over trash cans!!!!! 
My plan was to make them into planters for our back deck.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Few New Goodies And Some Progress In The Dining Room

Hello Sweeties near and far away, I wanted to share a few new goodies with you today. 
I worked a tiny bit on our formal dining room Friday night. I am such a slacker.....
it's been month and it's still not all finished and pulled together.


So last week I went to Cost Plus World Market and found these super gorgeous
Distressed Metal Filigree Lucy Lanterns . 
I put them on the window sill in the dining room

Monday, August 10, 2015

My Cozy Outdoor Spaces

Hello Loves, how has your weekend been? I am finally caught up with work & all
after having been on vacation. This weekend I played around on our patio
spaces a bit, trying to get a more cozy feel out there!!!!

I purchased this cute white SOLIG NET FROM IKEA 
before our vacation and finally had a chance
to hang it up this week ....love it so cute!!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Back From Vaca With Tons of Inspiration from Model Homes in Arizona

Hello Loves, I hope you are all having a super good summer so far. 
We just got back from a little vacation last night to see my 
In-Laws in Arizona. One thing I always love to do down here 
is visit furnished model homes, since they have so many of them. 
So without further chatting, here are some of my faves 
(Not In Any Particular Order) 
Just enjoy the eye candy peeps!!!!

GORGEOUS PATIO .... 
I wanted to steal all the pillows here

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GIVE AWAY -- Win A Design Package at a $299 VALUE

Do you want to make over a room in your house, 
but have no idea where to start?
Well, I got an exciting email from Dezignable.com  last week 
and they are giving away Design Package at a value 
of $299 to one of my lucky readers. 
(Details on how you can win this Design Package at the end of this post)

Here is how Dezignable.com works: you submit a picture of your space, along with dimensions,  then Dezignable's community of designers will give you 3 different concepts 
to choose from. You pick out the one design you like the best and you get to work with the winning designer on the final room layout; receiving a complete shopping list of items 
as well as a floor plan. 

This is truly a fun and unique online design service that gives a client three design 
concepts for the price of one. Here are some examples of their projects

Monday, June 29, 2015

Check Out My Mini Make Over Challenge at Amanda's at Cultivate Create

Hello Loves , do you want to see more of  my living room window nook I just  gave 
a  make-over? Amanda from Cultivate Create asked me to participate in her Mini 
Makeover Challenge! Please head on over to see the full scoop!!!



Sunday, June 21, 2015

Some Garden Stuff and Decorating The Back Of The House

Hello Sweeties, I hope you all have been enjoying the beginning of summer so far. 
I have been playing in the back yard a bit this weekend. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Mid-Century Modern Mix & Match Style Challenge With Chairish

Hello Loves, today I have an extra special blog post for you. I was invited by Chairish 
to take part of an exclusive Mix n Match Style Challenge using pieces from their 
Mid-Century Modern Collection. Today, more than ever, the Mid-Century Modern 
look is everywhere. DVRs are set to capture Mad Men's final season playing on AMC. 
Turn on The Daily Show and you'll see the guests sitting in classic Knoll office chairs.
It's safe to say, the style is making a serious comeback! 

One of the major things I have learned since I started to blog is that the more you mix and match styles 
and go outside the box, the more personality you add to your home. Mixing colors and textures together
is what Mid-Century Modern does best. These pieces are so easy to styleI sure had a blast browsing 
through their huge collection and picking some of my favorites. 

This room turned out to be a Gentlemen's Cave with a rustic mid century touch!!! 
Mix and Match FOR SURE!!!!!! If only I could have this gorgeous room in my house for real!!!!


Monday, June 8, 2015

Polka Dot LUV Inspiration Curated For Hometalk


Hi Loves, HOMETALK asked me to curate a board on 
Polka Dot Projects.....Well, nothing more fun than that!
Polka Dots make anything cuter, don't they? 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Master Bath Make Over


Hello Loves, earlier this year we painted our master bathroom and I don't 
think I shared the new wall color with you yet, so here is the scoop....

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Decorating With Crates

Hi Loves, I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. We had a wonderful relaxing 3 day weekend without leaving the house much (my favorite kind). I had a chance to put together this blog post for you with TONS of Inspiration on "HOW TO DECORATE WITH CRATES" And I am talking all sorts of crates! Soda Crates,Vintage Crates, Berry Crates, old Military Crates,  ....well you get my drift! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Cute DIY Polka Dot Pillows

Hello Loves, did you see how I decorated our BACK PATIO last week for Mothers Day DAY?
Well, I got lots of comments and questions about those cute grey and white polka-dot pillows.

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Mothers Day Table On The Back Patio With Balsam Hill

Hello and Happy Mothers Day to you all!
Let me start out by saying I'm so excited to have been ask by Balsam Hill
to do a Mother's Day Inspired Spring Décor Post. I am flattered to have been
ask by such a great Company, what a treat!

I had tons of fun playing on the back patio and setting up a Mothers Day Table.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

How To Inexpensively Cover Little Decorative Windows

Hello Everyone, you might remember my BIG BOY BEDROOM post I shared recently? 
Well, Robbie's bedroom has these 3 cute little windows that don't open and are really just 
decorative, but sure are nice for extra light. I really didn't want to custom order window 
coverings, so here is how I covered them for cheap. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Our Easter Porch

Hello Sweets and Happy Easter, I finally managed to get this post done before 
Easter is over....so without much chatter, enjoy the pictures

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Decor Around The House

Hello Friends, let me share a few little Springy/Easter snippets around the house with you 
before Easter is over!!! I am running way behind ....hey, what else is new?

Here is a simple little springy vignette in the kitchen

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

MUST SEE EASTER CUTIES -- Bunnies, Kittens and Torties

 Hello Sweets, this Sunday my friend Sam came to visit and as a special treat, she brought along her new 10 week old Persian kitty Mozart.  Just for fun we took some adorable Easter pictures out on the deck.

Isn't He Adorbs??

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Big Boy Bedroom Reveal with IKEA


Hello Everyone, you might remember my Collage I shared with ideas for our sons bedroom some time back? Well last month his room finally got some new paint and new bookshelves. I also hung new curtains and he got a BIG Queen size bed to grow into. The room is not finished yet, but I do want to share the changes we've made so far.
I am on the look-out for a new side table and finishing touches. 
 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Decorating With Old Windows

Hola Amigas, if you follow my blog you might remember a previous post of mine on 
How To Decorate With Old Doors ? Well, I got so much lovely comments and new visitors 
from that post, I decided to put together another collage for you, this time on inspiration on 
"HOW TO DECORATE WITH OLD WINDOWS". So here ya go sweets...
I know you will be inspired by all the talented bloggers out there....I know my head is 
still spinning from putting the collage together!



Sunday, March 1, 2015

An Early Spring Porch

Hello Peeps, today I decorated our front porch a bit for Spring. I didn't feel like going into town
and purchasing a bunch of spring flowers yet, so I decorated with nature instead.  

Sunday, February 15, 2015

An Eclectic Entry

Hi lovelies, after all the Christmas decor was put up my foyer looked so sad. I kinda ignored it for a few weeks. I really wanted to do something a bit different BUT what? Well, this is what I came up with...

I wanted something different, and that is what I got! Lol
 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sweet Homemade Valentines -- Curated For Hometalk

Hello everyone, some of you might remember my Valentines Day post from last year?
Well, Hometalk seemed to like it so much that they ask me to put together a board on
Homemade Valentines Day cards, so here it goes.....


Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Lazy Sunday And A Bunny Home Tour

Hello everyone, today I have a very special little home tour for you. Our Bunny got a brand new
townhouse and wants to show off his new place......

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DIY Rope Tie Backs -- Restoration Hardware Inpired

Hola Amiga's, how was your weekend? We still have my family visiting from Germany so I have been extra busy. But I wanted to share a tiny little project I did with the help from my Mom. I have been wanting to get "Rope Tie Backs" for our downstairs curtains to add a little PAZAAAAM !!!!!
 I have seen gorgeous rope tie backs at places like Restoration Hardware, but the cost is $60 for one and I needed four...So we needed to come up with a DIY solution. Now being the lazy person that I am and at all cost trying to avoid getting out the drill, here is what we did
 .

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Decorating With Old Doors

Hi Loves, I trust you all survived the Holidays without any permanent damage? 
We have company from Germany all month long and I won't be having much time to 
get projects done around the house....HOWEVER I did put together some major eye candy 
on "DECORATING WITH OLD DOORS". I love the way they add character to any space 
whether your style is rustic or modern. So let me share what I have 
put together for you! Please pin away!!!!!