Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Have You Met Liz?

Hello Everyone!
Have you met Liz from Savvy Seasons? If not you must stop by her
beautiful blog and introduce yourself. She is having the BEST giveaway 
 I have ever seen during the month of October. She is one generous blogger!
You must be a follower and stay tuned to her announcements. It's that simple.
Click here to meet Liz. You will love her!  


Have a wonderful week!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Home Sweet Tour Part Two

Hello Everyone!
In my previous post I shared our downstairs home tour.
If you missed it check it out. Here is the upstairs. Join me!
The master bedroom is done in soft shades of blue and brown.
The master bathroom has double sinks and a soaking tub.
The home office has a desk unit from Ashley Furniture.
The guest room is decorated in shades of red and chocolate. Leopard accents punch it up.
 The bathroom for guests.
And last but not least the bonus room, also known as Chestnut's room.
Have a wonderful week!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Home Sweet Tour

Hello Everyone!
Since our home will be on the market in early 2012 I thought I would
share a quick tour room by room starting with the downstairs. We have not
 decided yet if we will use a realtor or militarybyowner.com. I think we are
leaning towards trying to sell it ourselves. Wish us luck! I'm ready to move now
 although it looks like it won't happen until around the spring time frame.
Welcome to our home!
The foyer is two story and has a nice sized coat closet.
The formal living room is on the left as you enter. Many use it an office. It has french doors.
The family room is large and has a gas log stone fireplace.
The formal dining room is warm and welcoming.
The eat in kitchen is off of the family room area.
The laundry room is off the kitchen and has a pocket door.
The powder bathroom for guests.
The downstairs includes a two car garage and a large deck.
We have been happy here but this is the way of the military.
Thanks for touring our home. It's always great to hear from you.
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Favorites

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a great weekend. Our weather was cooler and just perfect.
I love this time of year and on that note I felt inspired to share my fall favorites.
 Lanterns, leaves and candles. I would like to find these. Precious!
Fall plates and pumpkins always make a pretty display.
The warm glow of candles makes your home feel welcoming.
A delicious bowl of chili on a cool evening hits the spot.
Spiced ciders with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
Yummy caramel apples. Mmmmm...How cute are the twigs?
I'm ready to work on my fall wardrobe.
My all time favorite nail polish in lovely fall shades.
Who wants to take a relaxing drive on this scenic winding road?
What are you fall favorites? Let me know. It's fun to share.
Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Autumn Harvest

Hello Everyone!
Autumn is arriving soon and I am happy about it.
What a lovely time of year. Do you enjoy the crisp air and spiced smells?
Finally after many months I have done a little bit of decorating.
Join me on a tour of our warm formal dining room.
The tuscan style cafe' prints are new to us and are from Kirklands.
I had the other pictures hanging on each side of the buffet for over 5 years.
It was definitely time for a much needed change.
I tried to take a photo of them up close but it's hard with the glare.
Hopefully you can see the details of the cafes on the street.
 Did you know two pictures with similiar scenes are called sisters?
I had not heard that one before. The salesperson at Kirklands told me.
The larger prints fill up the space much better.
Here is the decorated buffet table on the other side of the room.
I added wheat grass bundles and eucalyptus stalks to the existing decor'.
I'm trying to keep it simple this year which is hard for me to do.  
The chandelier is made by Quorum lighting.
The autumn flower arrangement came from Kirklands.
 Thanks for coming by and touring our dining room. 
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Two Years Of Weighting

Hello Everyone!
It's hard for me to believe but it has been two years since I began my weight loss journey.
I started on 9/09/09 and I am thrilled to report that I am down 4 more pounds.
That is a total of 52 pounds lost since the beginning. I am grateful that it did not turn
into a wasted effort and I let myself gain it back. I did NOT want that to happen! 
Suprisingly it has not been a stuggle to keep it off.
I'm not doing anything different than I already have done. 
I think the habits I created for myself from the start have stuck with me.
To read how I lost the weight click the top of my header under "My Weight Loss".
I would enjoy having you join me on this healthy journey. Many of you already have. 
Email me and let me know if you have questions. I understand the process.

Eating healthy is the key to it all. One of my biggest tips is not eating at night.
My cut off time is 6 pm and I have stuck to this faithfully. I enjoy a big breakfast.
Unfortunately exercise has fallen by the wayside for me lately. Oops.
I plan to get back to power walking and weightlifting.
I still weigh every-single-day and keep a journal.
It really works for me to know the actual number. I'm a detail person.
I still have these big ole' pants and try them on to remind me.
In June of 10' I cut my hair to go along with my new weight loss.
By September of 10' I was celebrating one year of success!
By February of 11' I was trying to decide on another haircut. Or not?
Thanks for the advice you gave me.
By March of 11' I decided to cut it once again for the summer. 
It has since grown back. Alot. I haven't taken any pictures lately. I will soon.
Thanks to all of you for your encouragement the past 2 years.
I hope you are all healthy and have made your goals as well.
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

We're Just Hanging Around



Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone!
I hope you enjoy your time off with family and friends.
I'll post later this week and update you on my two year weight loss status.
Wow, time flies!
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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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