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Monday, May 4, 2015

Take Five and Rewind


I used to think when I quit work I would have nothing but time; somehow that hasn't been true.  I am so busy now I am not sure how I found time to work. Haha.  One thing I did learn years ago when my children were young was to take 15 minutes for myself and totally relax every day.  I take a lot more than 15 minutes now, but I still make time just for me to relax and indulge in a pick me up snack.

  My favorite place to relax and unwind is at my desk.  It is actually a chest in my breakfast room so I can be near all the action, but it has a great window that lets in tons of light and plenty of work space.


This is where I can catch up on emails, read my favorite blogs, and surf the Internet.  I've tried to make this a space that I love by adding a favorite picture, a pretty plant and some knock off and diy accessories. I love anything gold and black and there are some really fun finds at the thrift store that work beautifully for an office space.  Get out that craft paint and some pretty papers and design a space you will love. As you can see I have plenty of room for a little snack too. (Pepperidge Farm® Dark Chocolate Milano® cookies are my absolute favorite.)  What could be better?


Dark Chocolate Milano is a soft cookie with just the right amount of chocolate that melts in your mouth.



Having a pick me up snack is a must at about 3 in the afternoon and my favorite snack is cookies and a coke.  Served up on a pretty white and gold plate with matching cup just feels glamorous.  Fun way to pamper myself.


If you take just a few minutes to renew and rewind, you will be amazed at how fabulous your day will be.    Do you take time to relax and rewind?  Tell me what is your favorite treat?

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - Inspire Me Tuesday


ATTENTION

 Due to a previous commitment,  I am out of town and will have to postpone

Inspire Me Tuesday.


Party will not be live Monday afternoon, it will be live Tuesday Morning at 5 AM CMT.  
I apologize for the the inconvenience.  Be sure to stop by at that time and link up all your posts.  

I have scheduled a post for Monday that will allow you the opportunity to win a $100 Visa Gift Card.  Be sure to check it out and good luck.

Can't wait to see what you've been up to Tuesday.



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Saturday, May 2, 2015

I Bought It-Stashed It-Forgor It

Geeeezzzz!!!  Are you like me, you buy something, stash it somewhere and then forget it.  My ORC Closet Makeover has me purging and cleaning every nook, cranny and space in my house.  I have found some really fun forgotten treasures.

Friday, May 1, 2015

ORC-Master Bedroom Closet Makeover-Week 5

I hope you are having as much fun as I am following along with all the ORC Makeovers.  Thanks again to Linda @ Calling It Home for hosting.

This is the push week to get things done.  Next week is the big reveal.  I still have tons to do, but slowly it is all coming together.  If you are new you can catch up here - here - here.

If you have been following along then you know this is a cosmetic makeover -  no fancy closet organizers, just working with my builder basic.  This week was all about storage and a few "pretty things".  I finally got the fabric shade made to cover this shelf and it looks amazing. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

I was so thrilled and honored when my friend from Design Chic -
 Kristy Woodson Harvey
asked me to reveiw her new book


There are so many talented ladies in blogland and I love seeing them branching out in different directions.  Kristy is not only gorgeous, a fabulous designer, but now an accomplished author.  When she asked me to review an advanced copy of her book, I immediately said yes.  I was so excited to get started reading when this came in the mail.


 The New York Times reveiw on the back of the book says it all.  This is the perfect story of life, love, sacrifice, family and how one child can forever change two women and their families.  Such a loving and beautifully written story.


The release date is set for 5-5-15, perfect for a very special Mother's Day present.
Every woman and mother will relate to this touching story.


Thanks Kristi for allowing me the honor of reviewing your book.  I loved it and think it is a must read for every woman.  You can pre-order you copy on
 Amazon.
  I can't wait for the next one to come out in 2016.




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