Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Makeover Monday#4 (on Tuesday)..use what you got!

As much as this might surprise some of you, I'm not made of money and I don't own a tree where it grows on (I have a black thumb..whomp whomp).

I often look around my house and reconfigure displays and trade things out to make it fresh again without spending money. Sometimes this works out other times, not so much.

Now that Fall is officially here I am excited to begin transitioning to Fall decorations!


And to quote the Pointer Sisters...." I'm so excited! I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!"

And the award goes to...The Leibster Awards and Me

Wow!!  It is a total honor to be chosen, this is my first award in the blogosphere and hopefully not my last! Thank you so much to Cindy @ DiyBeautify. She and I started blogging about the same time and I love her style!  Make sure you go check her out!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend!

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Labor Day!

I know I did! (Even though the weather was a little crazy where I'm at.lots of rain.) I even slept in until 8a.m.! That never happens to me, I'm always up by 5 a.m...ok, ok..let me clarify I wake at 5 a.m. but refuse to get out of bed until 6 a.m.

I just wanted to share with you something that I recently discovered..I'm a little bit of a product junkie, it's a sickness I know..it's called Diamond Candles

Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's the little things..Makeover Monday#3

I've slowly been making over my house, redecorating to suit my current tastes.

Seems obvious, doesn't it? After all, I'm the one who lives here.

Gone is the red dining room, the beige kitchen, the green living room and every other room a different color. Ugh! What was I thinking?

Every room is slowly coming together. One wall at a time. I had plans to completely remodel my kitchen using IKEA this summer, I had made the models, measured for cabinets, and chosen the drawer pulls.

But then life happened, I had to have surgery and paying for that (my insurance really bites) totally blew my budget.  I no longer can afford to remodel this summer, it will have to wait until I save up again. Drats!

Not one to have any kind of patience (even though I teach my Kinder/1st graders this every day) I decided for a little paint job.

My kitchen started out like this..

The Price of Indecision..

For the last two weeks a neighbor had an old 60s era record player cabinet out at the end of their drive way.  I hemmed and hawed trying to decide if I wanted to go find out about it.  You see I have an extensive record collection but no record player.  I miss listening to my old albums and would love to be able to play them again.  I also inherited a bunch of albums from my grandmother (think Elvis and Laurence Welk) that I would love to listen to.

It kind of looked like this one..

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Mirror And A Movie...

First off, let me say I'm obsessed with finding stuff on Craigslist..

Please tell me I'm not the only one. 

Please tell me that you also spend hours shuffling through millions hundreds of pictures searching for the perfect hutch/buffet/table/dresser to make over for fun to furnish your home.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Let there be light..Makeover Monday #2

Happy Monday!!

Every weekend I find myself adding things to my list of projects to complete in and around my house. I literally walk through my house and stop in each room and think, "what needs to be done in here?" It's never ending, right? Just when I cross off one item, I add three more. One of these days I'll have to document photograph my house to show all the progress I've made. I'll add that to the list..

Moving on..

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thrifty Thursday..

So today was my first trip to a Goodwill Store..

I know, I know what kind of thrifty person am I if I haven't been to Goodwill Store?!?

Before heading to Goodwill, I decided to drop by my local IKEA for a visit to my favorite kitchen. ( Does anyone else do this? Remodeling my kitchen is big on my "wants list" but I need a really affordable option and I hear great things about IKEA kitchens and followed Rhoda at Southern Hospitality and her journey remodeling her home.  She's doing a wonderful job and she has great taste! One day soon I hope to chronicle that same journey for you..)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Makeover Monday #1!!! with Rustoleum..

Good Morning and Happy Monday to you!

Over the weekend I begin updating the hardware in my house but being that I'm cheap frugal monetarily challenged resourceful I decided that I didn't want to go out and replace every doorknob in the house.  

A few years ago I replaced a few knobs changing the style of the handle and never finished it got too expensive to pay 30+ dollars for every knob. I have eight interior doors in my house and I replaced half of them with new knobs.

 I really wish that I kept the old stuff, just goes to show you that you show never getting rid of anything! (OK, ok I'm calling Hoarders Anonymous right now.)

This is what the doors looked liked  before.

Friday, July 19, 2013

My Very, Very First Post Ever!!

Alright this is it.  I'm all in. I am inspired to be creative. Right. Right??

Here goes nothing! 

I have thought for a very long time about beginning a blog. I have read numerous blogs for a long while (my favs so far Mama Laughlin, Young House Love, Miss Mustard Seed, Southern Hospitality, Perfectly Imperfect, Decor And The Dog to name a few but there's so many more!) 

I've been influenced by a number of trends and people.  But I finally decided I wanted to be on the other side..


What would I blog about? 

Would anyone actually follow me ?

Would anyone care what I have to say?

Then I realized what the heck, even if it's just me writing to myself as a way to chronicle this life of mine, I'm going to dive in and do it. Who knows? Let's see where it goes. Wanna come too?

That brought up even more questions.. 

Will I have wings? 

Will I stumble and fall?

I think I'm funny, will they?

Can I write posts that appeal to an audience of more than just me?

Can I even write anything..at all???

You see where this is going. The answer to all of the above...yes (well I hope it's a yes to the last two questions, you'll let me know right? Be gentle with me).

So stay tuned and watch this journey of mine. My plan is to take you on this roller coaster ride show you what interests me. Decorating my home, cooking for my loved ones, creating how-to projects.  I fully expect that this blog will evolve over time as I find my way through and I'm hoping that you will be there along for the ride.

So welcome, I would love to get to know each of you and for each of you to get to know me.

Let's get this party started!!

Hugs and Kisses,
P.S. How did I do?