Thursday, April 28, 2011

Let Us Pray

Hello Everyone,
I had another post planned for today but it will have to wait.
To say that my heart is heavy is an understatement. Please join me
in saying a prayer for all of the families affected by the horrible storms.
My sister and her family live in Birmingham and they are okay.
Thank you God.
Take care of yourselves and hug your family. You never know.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Let The Light In

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend. The weather was gorgeous here.
 I thought I would share with you my love of lighting. Lamps, sconces
night lights, chandeliers you name it I love it all. I feel it makes our homes
 warm, welcoming and cheerful. Join me for a tour of decorative lamps.
*All the photos enlarge when clicked.*  
This is a recent addition to the kitchen I bought at Lowes.
Add them all around your kitchen counters. They glow at night.
A red drum shade with drop beads for the guest room.
A silver hammered style works well on my desk.
A mini lamp next to the stairs in the family room.
Add a tassel to decorate with. Make them unique!
I always love the balanced look of a pair of lamps.
This set lights the way to a welcoming entryway.
Another pair of lamps decorate the buffet in the dining room.
I like to see the unexpected. Use a mini lamp on top of the fridge.
It also highlights any home decor' you may have around the area.
Another unexpected twist is adding a lamp to a bathroom counter.
I hope you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for coming by!
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Finally, I think my posting problem may be solved for good.
Thank you to those of you who told me to try the updated editor.
So far...so good. Fingers crossed. I'm enjoying the preview feature.
If you haven't tried it yet go to your dashboard and add it. It's better. 
Right click on your photos to make them any size. Another great feature.
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Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Bunny Hop

Hello Everyone!
It's time for Easter joys and here is my tablescape
complete with bunny plates and dancing chicks.
Once again I'll be short on words due to my spacing problem.
The only way I can post at all is through my HTML.
I have tried many things to fix it and it's frustrating.
The plates are made by Valerie Parr Hill at QVC.
The dancing chicks are made by her as well.
Bunnies are from Pier 1.
A place setting ready for the special day.
The yellow napkins are from Pier 1.
The carrot napkin rings are also at QVC.
A close view of the detailed bunny plate.
A view of the dining room.
Thanks for coming by and your kind words.
Happy Easter to all of you!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Inspiration

Hello Everyone!
It's almost Easter! Are you ready?
I have done no decorating as of yet so I thought
I would share some precious Easter images I found.






I'm still having trouble posting so excuse my lack of words.
I'll share my bunny tablescape very soon. Stay tuned.
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Time For Spring Break

Hello Everyone!
It's time for me to take a much needed blog break.
I have been having major issues with blogger over the past
few weeks with spacing and being able to post properly.
In fact I had to remove a post I did earlier this evening.
I'm sorry if you came by to view it.
It's so frustrating I'm going to take a break and see if it is
somehow magically fixed while I'm gone. It's time anyway.
I have been blogging for 2 1/2 years with only small breaks.
Wait for me. I'll see you all again soon!
Enjoy the beautiful weather in your neck of the woods.
Take care my friends!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cut, Curls & Summer Swirls

Hello Everyone!
I had decided not to show you my new haircut after all
but then I received a nice email from a reader asking
about it. Thanks Nancy! I thought it looked too much like
my last cut so I didn't want to bore you. It's a long bob
style with the front longer than the back. On this day last
week I added some curls to it. It's usually stick straight.
Join me for a tour of the start of my summer prep.
*All the photos enlarge when clicked.*
The jean jacket is from Marshalls. The necklace Cato. I have no idea how I took this photo? I thought it turned out funny. One day I will add some auburn highlights. I have always wanted to try them. Curls and more curls! It grows fast. I'll have to decide again what style I want.
This shorter length will be great for the summer months. I never buy printed clothing but I am loving the new designs that are in stores.
I bought the swirl shirt at Cato.
The jewelry was handmade by Kristen. This pink print had a touch of brown. I added a tank to pick up the color.
I like navy and crisp white for summer.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sweet Dreams In Chocolate

Hello Everyone!
Last week I found this chocolate brown quilt set at
Marshalls and on a whim bought it for the guest room.
I figured it would blend well with the gold and red I
already had in the room. When we move I will probably
keep it and mix it with a more neutral palette. Dark brown
is one of those versatile colors that works well with anything.
Join me for a tour of the guest room.
*All of the photos enlarge when clicked*
Gold walls, chocolate bedding and red pillows work together. A console table holds family photos and a lamp. It had red striped bedding before and it was time to change it. An iron scroll shelf displays accessories. This metal box may be the starting point for the future room. The night stand is nice to have for guests. Leopard prints are my favorite accent. A bench holds more pillows. It came with 4 shams and 2 pillows. The rest I already had. The drapes were also at Marshalls and are a good match. Here is one of the brown pillows that came with the set.
I had the red flower so I pinned it on to jazz it up.
Thanks for coming by! I always enjoy your visits.
Have a wonderful week!