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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Do You Know How Hard It Is To Match Checks

I love my check drapes in the family room.  They are so easy to work with and I can use any color in the rainbow with them, but trying to match the color would be a never ending test, or at least I thought it was.  I was shopping for some new cookware the other day.  I really need a new skillet and I wanted something heavy duty that I could also put in the oven.  I wound up in Home Goods, found the perfect one and of course had to browse through the kitchen accessories and linens while I was right there.  

Well as amazing as it may be, I found placemats that are the exact match to my curtains.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Brass or Crystal

If you've been following along, then you know that I have been on a brass/gold kick "big time".  I have brass all over the house and I have been spray painting everything in sight gold.  However, I do love crystal too.  When I was rearranging the china cabinet the other day, I realized I hadn't used these crystal candlesticks in a very long time.  

These are really heavy and the twisted pattern on the stems is exquisite.  This is by far my favorite pair of candlesticks. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

227th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 227th Inspire Me Tuesday.  Boy you guys were definitely in a creating mood and had tons to share.  I wanted to showcase the entire post, but that was't possible.  Here is just a sample of what all you guys have been up to.

Seems like a lot of you have been freshening up your guest bedrooms.  I love this makeover that Remodelando la Casa  did.  She turned a home office/guest room into the most charming space.  You need to go see it all.  So much inspiration.

A Walk In The Countryside did a few updates and changes to her foyer.  Love her chest/mirror and choice of accessories.  Beautifully done. 

Redo It Yourself Inspirations is some kind of genius.  I love this step stool makeover.  You definitely have to go see the complete tutorial.  Can you believe this is elbow grease, paint, a skirt and belt that she used.

Creative Country Mom shared her new floors, stunning, but I kept drooling over all of her antiques.  Look at the old washer, how fun is that, and you have to go see the rest.  She has the neatest high chair too.

Does your husband have an old tool cart in the garage that he isn't using?  The Honeycomb Home redid this one to make it a fabulous bar cart.  I love this idea.

Creatively Living redid her porch a while back and shared the final reveal.   Love the stripes and isn't this such an inviting space.  I would practically live there. 

Here's another fabulous makeover from Forever Decorating.  Don't you just love how happy and inviting this makeover is in red.  

Ok, let's see what you have for this week.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

5 Minute Cleaning Tips-When You Don't Have Any Time

Ok, sometimes I am just too busy and have too much on my plate to clean my house, but I can't stand it being dirty, so what to do. I don't always have an hour or even a half hour, but several times a day I have 5 minutes.  Utilize those 5 minutes to do a few things.  Now I admit that since there is just two of us now, it is so much easier, however when I was a full time working mother of 3, doing these 5 minute jobs is how I kept my sanity.


1.  Wipe down the bathroom sinks and counter.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I Love Target's Clearance Section

Lately I have been finding tons of goodies at Target on the clearance aisle of the decor section.  I ran in the other day to look for a BD card since I was next door at the bank, so of course I just had to stroll through my favorite section of the store.  I found two really fun goodies.

I have been looking for some decorative boxes and of course anything Nate Berkus is always a great find.
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