Friday, February 26, 2010

Keys Please

Hello Everyone!
Brrr...It is cold and windy here in NC today.
I hope all is well where you are. Stay warm!
I ordered some items with my Pottery Barn
gift card that I won from The Stylish House
and these vintage looking keys were part of it.
Can you help me decide what to do with them?
I have always admired keys and now I'm stuck.
Take a look where I hung them for now.
This candle trio is displayed in our entry hall.
I draped them here with some plaid ribbon.
Should I create a shadow box frame? Any more ideas?
I know my blogger friends are very creative.
A set of 7 in total. For $19 at Pottery Barn.
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kitchen Updates

Hello Everyone!
I've been sprucing up our kitchen with a few changes
lately since we cook almost every meal at home.
I'm doing well with my healthy eating and am down 41 pds!
Join me and I'll show you our new kitchen updates.
I heart Paula Deen. I had been seeing her red cookware set
everywhere and just had to try it. It is a great set. The non stick frying pans work really well for eggs.
It also came with two utensils.
Here's the entire set. We purchased ours on Amazon.com.
I added the link here. It is carried at many stores too.
They are not dishwasher safe but for us that is just fine.
It's just the two of us. I really love the warm red color
and the glass lids are so nice to be able to see inside.
I think they were a super value.
We needed a knife set and I found this one on Amazon.com.
Paula Deen to the rescue again. These work well for us.
Here is the box. I added the link here.
Our faucet broke a few weeks ago and I started searching for one.
I guess I'm picky because it took me forever to decide on it.
It's made by Delta and is called the Arabella.
Here is the link from Home Depot. It's only carried there.

My hubs installed it and I enjoyed washing the dishes.
My only regret is that the old one didn't break sooner.

I also put together a little rooster cloche.

I'm ready to start dinner tonight using our new items.
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Finds, Wins & Winner

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are doing well and your
Valentines Day was special and fun!
Thank you all for entering my giveaway.
I had a grand total of 223 entries.
The winner is Kristen at Scrappin' My Bliss.
Congrats! I will be in touch.
She was #104 picked randomly by the number generator.
Join me and I will show you a few new things I have
purchased lately and some giveaways I have won as well.
Do you shop with Etsy? Kristen at Kristens Creations has a
beautiful blog and shop full of goodies. Pay her a visit.
Here is a precious bird tassel she made recently.
It matches our master bedroom like it was custom made.
Isn't he darling hanging on the lamp?
I also ordered a necklace from her new line of jewelry pieces
that she is now making. She mailed me the bracelet as a gift.
They are heavy and have the neatest toggel clasps.
Here is an M frame she made for our home office shelf.
She is talented. You will love her handmade items.
Here is my blogging spot. It's comfy and cozy. See my frame?
I ordered a pretty redbird tassel from Angela at
The Tassel House recently. It hangs on the console.
Here he is up close.
I found this tiny cross pillow at Cracker Barrel.
It was on sale for $3. It's nice to find a good deal.
I placed it in the family room swivel chair.
I won a giveaway last week from Patricia at In My Free Time
Look at the cupcake signs she made. They are precious.
Look at this that she tucked in the box as well.
I am so honored by her sweet spirit and generosity.
Isn't it beautiful? It's a notepad with my blog on it.
I had tears opening this today. Thank you Patricia!
I also won a FABULOUS $200 Pottery Barn
gift card from Cathy at The Stylish House!
I still cannot believe I won her ultra generous giveaway.
I plan to shop for a new outdoor rug and pillows soon.
Thank you Cathy! You are so kind.
If you have a moment pay these ladies a visit.
Have a great week!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lisa Leonard Giveaway

Hello Friends!
I'm very excited to host a Lisa Leonard custom stamped
silver jewelry giveaway! Lisa contacted me a few weeks
ago and I'm happy to say she is offering one of my readers
this beautiful necklace just in time for Valentines Day.
Pay a visit to Lisa's site to view all of her pretty designs.
This design is called True Love.
How perfect to have you and your sweethearts initials.
Or your childrens. However you would like it to be created.
1. Leave me a comment on this post to enter once.
2. Follow along on my blog for two entries.
I would love to get to know you better!
3. Mention the giveaway on your blog for three entries.
I will choose the winner by random generator on February 16th.
Chestnut wanted to show you my new necklace.
He approves. Thank you Lisa!
Here is the True Love necklace on her website.
Thank you all for entering!
Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hearts & Polka Dots

Hello Everyone!
It's almost Valentines Day so I thought I would share
with you my new tablescape and some inspiration photos.
I found some new Valentines Day dishes at Ross.
I went with a classic red and white color scheme.
The red glitter heart topiary is from Michaels.
I added the extra ribbons.
I added polka dot ribbon to the champagne flutes.
I stuck little red felt hearts on them as well.
All are from Michaels craft stores.
The view of the dining room.
The Valentine tablescape.
Another view of the room.
The flatware is from Reed & Barton.
The ivory circle placemats are from Ross.
You can see the tiny heart cut outs on the ivory dishes.
The red heart bowls are at Michaels on sale for 99 cents.
They also have pink and white. How cute.
I added the heart angel wings to each bowl.
Another view.
Another view of the tablescape.
The tall red goblets are from Marshalls.
I'm using them as candleholders today.
The red tea light holders are from Michaels.
As you enter from the hallway.
This is a small pitcher from my grandmother.
I added the roses and heart ribbon.
I hope you get some of this...
Or this...Yummy!
How about this pretty pink rose basket?
So romantic and dreamy...
Pink roses in a heart shape. Beautiful.
Or some of each in a precious pink cart.
So adorable!
Have a wonderful week!

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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a USMC wife married to a wonderful man for fifteen years. He's a CH-53E pilot and has done three fleet tours overseas. I am very proud of him and his hard work. For many years I worked in retail jewelry sales and finally decided it was time to stop and enjoy my decorating passion. We share our home with our cat Chestnut, Lloyd the cockatiel and a betta fish. I appreciate all of your comments and try to respond to as many as I can. Join me! I would be happy for you to follow along.


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