Wednesday, February 16, 2011



I have been playing around with office ideas on Polyvore. I think this is what I will do in my dining room/office. This room is right off the entry foyer so it is the first thing you see when you walk in my home. I would still like it to have a dining room feel when you walk in but with plenty storage to hide papers, bills, files ect... I already have a long white farm table I purchased on craiglist and the damask curtains...I love the metal chairs! I think they tie in nicely with the white and wood accents! I think I may put large shelves on the these from The Old Painted Cottage I Love her wall with big bulky built-ins and the additional built in counter would provide the perfect little place for laptop! It looks like there's going to be many big projects to work on in 2011!! : )

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Around The House

Wow, I cant believe there are only two more days until Christmas! I am almost finished with Christmas shopping..only a few last minute stocking stuffers and I will be done!

My mom has been in town visiting for Christmas, it's been so nice having her here with me! We are so much alike..both with a love for decorating..although, she is very good at sewing as well as gardening and I, however, am not. I wish I had inherited it from her! She made me a cute pair of curtains for the kitchen with muslin fabric that I've had on hand, they turned out really great! She also made me a few pillows for the living room that I'm very excited about, more about that soon when I get them up! Thank you mom! I love you!!

Well, I noticed time was a flyin' and thought that I had better get some Christmas posts up soon...I snapped a few pictures from around my home decorated for Christmas!

I found this great idea from here!  I love it!
I know, I need to remove that sticker from my window! Ha!

One of my favorite things around my house is this rosemary smells so good! It makes my home smell like Christmas!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Mantle~

 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Eeeeeverywhere you go ...

But the prettiest sight to see,

is the holly that will be,

On your own front door..

I have been singing this song all's the one that always plays in my head when I'm decorating for Christmas!

This year I've changed things up a bit, our mantle has a more natural feel with lots of white and lots of burlap.  I have several small glass candle holders, I always pick a few up when I'm at the thrift shop.. I think they make cute little pinecone holders :)

I'm linking up to the Lettered Cottage's Mantle Party..Make sure to check it out for tons of beautiful ideas and inspiration! Click on the badge below :)

The Lettered Cottage

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fall Front Door~

Welcome Friends...
Would you like to join me for a hot cup of pumpkin spice coffee and a slice of warm pumpkin bread? of my favorite things about Fall is pumpkin spice coffee..

And...warm pumpkin bread...

YUM! Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Bread from Cooking Light You can get the recipe by clicking  here

Here is our front door all decorated for Fall...It is a little hard to tell but I strung white lights around the leaf garland...I love the lights..they make it look cozy :)

My faux urns are still holding up well...I can't wait to dress them up for Christmas. :) 

Thank you for Stopping by..
Have Fabulous Day :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Trash To Treasure~

I've been looking for a little night stand for J's room. I thought for sure I would find one that I could fix up at our town's community flea such luck. I did find some great things however, I did not find my little end table. So..what is a girl to do? Pick up someones curbside trash. Desperate times call for desperate measures...

This chair is getting a makeover and its going to be transformed into a little end table.

So..first I took off the ladder back using a screwdriver to unscrew the screws and then using a hammer to bang on it because it would not budge.

When I finally got the back off, I filled in the holes with wood filler. Once it dried I sanded the area down to make it smooth. Then, I continued to lightly sand the chair all over to remove all the dirt and yucky stuff.

Then, I painted it red..

And the end result..a charming little end table to place our books on so they don't end up on the floor after story time. :)

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fall Mantle

Our Fall Mantle...
I just bought the brown candle stands at a garage sale.. both for one dollar. I think I'm gong to paint them white. An urn with handmade moss ball and faux pumpkin. It's actually a Halloween pumpkin, it says Happy Halloween on the back.  Turn it around and nobody will know :)

I love stacked books..I have stacked books everywhere. They don't have to be fancy or anything, I just turn them around so only the side with the pages are showing.

A pine cone my sweet J gave me :)

A little turkey plate I bought at TJ Max.

Happy Fall Decorating :)