Monday, May 30, 2011

~With a Thankful Heart~

This handsome young man is my Cousin's Son Matthew, he lives in Georgia and is currently deployed.       This Sign stands in front of their family home. 
My Husband, Father, Sister, Brother, Nephew, Cousin, Father in law and many dear friends have and are serving our Country, I am so proud of you. Not a day goes by that I do not pray for their safety and the safety of your loved ones.
We are blessed to have these brave and strong soldiers in our live.


Monday, May 23, 2011

~Shampoo Alert~

Shampoo alert!
   As I was conditioning my hair in the shower this morning, I took time to read my shampoo bottle.  I am in shock!  The shampoo I use in the shower that runs down my entire body says "for extra volume and body"!  Seriously, why have I not noticed this before?  Now I understand why I am so "full-figured"!
   Tomorrow I am going to start using "Dawn" dish soap.  It says right on the label "dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove."
   It pays to read the warning labels, my friends!

Happy Monday!  Love you All!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

~Freshing up the Kitchen~

Happy Monday to you all!. A few weeks back I won a giveaway from Catherine over at
"Pigment of your Imagination" Catherine is a folk artiest who paints the most amazing cupcakes, they are so enchanting and magical. I think they bring such whimsy and fun into the kitchen. I was able to choose a print of my choice and choose "Snickerdoodle Cupcake" it just happens that I love snickerdoodle cookies and so this was just the perfect cupcake to choose for my kitchen.
I framed it with white matting and a navy blue cottage wood frame, I love it so much!
Catherine also painted the cupcakes you see below the Snickerdoodle Cupcake print.

 Here's a closer look you can click on the photo to enlarge it if you like. I love how the cupcake is displayed on a decorative white cake plate and covered with a  glass cloche. The colors are so pretty. I hope you can see just how pretty they really are. My photo's aren't always the best, but I do try.

 So after hanging the cupcake's I was looking around the kitchen and said to myself, I think this hutch top is just not working! you know what I mean..when something just starts to bug you..So like any girl would do, I called out to my husband "Gary" and said we have to change this hutch, you should have seen his face "priceless". And so we did....LOL
I had forgotten all about these shelves that we had stored in our garage and re-found them while getting ready for a garage sale we had this weekend. Gary and I took the top off the hutch and he hung the two shelves up for me. I really like it and I think its a much cleaner look and less cluttered.

It's working for me now LOL, until I get ready to paint the shelves and the buffet white  : ) I have been wanting to try the new chalk paint, have you tried it yet?.


I recently purchased this hand made Cafe' sign from a dear friend of mine and Gary hung it up for me over the back door. I love this Cafe' sign and look its red!!!.  So there it is my  less cluttered if I can just stop myself from adding anything more...LOL. I'm such a clutter bug.
Have a sweet week and my your hearts be light and your spirit bright.

Monday, May 9, 2011

~Just Relax~

This is just  for you, now doesn't this make you feel all better!
I posted these darling massaging squirrels way back in 2009. I thought it was time to bring them back...
Maybe a massage  will help me with my blog fog or is it brain fog..LOL.
I just can't think of what to  write about  and also my photos are just not turning out very well...  I guess I just have the blues Big sigh !
I  love each and everyone of you..and hope you all had a delightful and relaxing Mothers Day full of love.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

~French Blue Guest Bathroom~

Before I begin this post I would like to thank you for all your sweet compliments on my last post, Seth is really a great person .
This month marks our first anniversary since moving into our little Cottage. Our home was built in 1979 and is a ranch style design. We have two bathrooms each were  remolded when we purchased the home. Just the bear necessities were in each bathroom. The guest bathroom had a sink vanity, shower and pottie, no linen cabinet or window covering.
I didn't have much of a budget to decorate this room, so I had to make due with some of the things we brought with us from our other home.

I began by painting the walls a  french blue, changing the mirror from the small round one that was hung over the sink to my silver heart one I've had for years. Then changed the knobs out that I purchased from Anthropology, the knobs are called "mercury glass melon knob"  at $8.00 each.
I was able to reuse the white wicker seat and re-purpose the creamy white corner  hutch as a linen cabinet.
 Vanity with new mercury glass melon knobs.
 Before photo of the sink, mirror and vanity.
Purchased a few new pictures and a clock from Burlington Coat Factory, they have a really nice home area. I fell in love with the paisley wall clock and I always like to know what time it is, I don't know why I just do LOL....

Gary added the hangers to the white shelve that we all ready had.  This makes a great place to hang towels and a robe. We replaced the new very small  pottie that was there to a larger more "green" water saver. No handle you push the button on the top of the tank to flush.

 Love the mercury glass candle holders, also another re-purpose.

 The tile in the shower  is also  the same tile that was used for  the floor.

Installed the white 2 inch blind. Hung the shower curtain and Walla the "Guest Bathroom".  Very simple but functional. One day I hope to add white crown molding and bead board. A girl can dream LOL.
Enjoy your week, I will be thinking of you all and keeping you all in my prayers.

Today I'm joining in with Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday and Cielo from  The House in the  Roses