Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Other Side Of The Story

You've all seen my Girl Cave/Office quite a few times, but you only see one side of the room.  I get questions all the time about what you can see in the mirror.   So I thought it was time to try and get a picture to show you the other side of the story.


This is the view you have seen quite a few times.  My little settee and this fabulous leather chair where I can curl up with a good book or watch tv.


 Everytime I share this space, I get a ton of questions about this mirror.  This is a fabulous piece I found years ago at  Ethan Allen.  The wood frame on this mirror is amazing, such pretty wood and so much detail.  It is one of my favorite pieces.  It measures 36", so it is a nice size too.


 You've also seen this view quite a few times too.  This is the loft area as you come up the stairs.

The gateleg table I use as my desk and this little space that is set up as my office.  This functions perfectly for me on a day to day basis.  The small bookcase holds everything I need such as pens, paper clips, note pads, scissors, rulers and etc.



This isn't a big room, (12 x 15) but it is big enough to house my huge entertainment center that we had in the family room in our previous home.  (I took this picture standing on the stairs, peeking over the railing.)


It's perfect to hold some of my books and decor plus the tv is behind those doors so I can watch any of my programs that I want to.  The drawers and storage on the bottom hold all the other office supplies and files that I might need from time to time.  This piece is perfect for this space. 


This is a pic of the space when we bought the house. 


 This shows how it is layed out at the top of the stairs.  My desk area is in front of that half wall and the entertainment/bookcase unit is on the full wall on the right.

Now you have a better visual idea of how the space is layed out.    I love it and spend a ton of time in here.  I feel so blessed to have this space to call my own.  


So do you have an office to call your own too? 


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Gather 'Round The Table Thanksgiving Kitchen Tour

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is time to start decking the halls.  I don't usually bring out the Christmas trees quite yet, but I do love to add a bit of Holiday Decor to my home.

I am thrilled to be joining Amber @ Follow The Yellow Brick 
Home for her Gather 'Round The Table Thanksgiving Tour.  If you are coming over from Poofing The Pillows welcome.  I love how Stacey uses such pretty colors for her table. 

Our kitchen is one of my favorite places in our new home.  The remodel was our first project.  I love how it turned out.

This room gets the most wonderful light.  It just always seems like a happy place. 

A small island separates the kitchen and breakfast area.  This is a favorite place to add some seasonal decor. 

A cloche with some "faux" deserts keeps my waistline in tact.

Can you believe all these years I've never owned a turkey.  I found this one at #Home Goods last week on their close out aisle.  He's a pretty proud bird. 

This corner of the kitchen usually gets the most decor mixed in with all the essentials. 


I pulled this cute gingerbread sign out of my stash as a reminder to start baking.

My little chef has started celebrating the holidays already.  

As you can see, I like to keep the surfaces pretty clean and uncluttered in the kitchen, but I tend to go all out in the breakfast area. 

Layering on the table decor is more my style.

Be sure to come back Friday to see all the details. 


Next up today is Our Southern Home. Christy's home is stunning and you are going to love her pretty dining room and gorgeous tablescape. 

Be sure to check out all the other participants on the tour.  Just click on any link below. There is something for everyone with Tablescapes, Dining Rooms and Kitchens.












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Monday, November 12, 2018

447th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 447th Inspire Me Tuesday.  There are lots of DIY projects finishing up and tons of you have already started your Christmas Decor.  Check out a few things that caught my eye. 

I loved this tutorial from Kippi at Home.  She shares how to rescue sad and make it amazing. 


If you need to freshen up a bathroom floor, this is a fabulous tutorial showing how to give it a whole new look.  Check out The Handyman's Daughter.



From My Front Porch To Yours has decorated her farmhouse kitchen up right for Christmas.  I love her "mug tree".  How fun is this, so is the rest of her kitchen too. 

If you're entertaining you probably need a great drink for your guests.  This Apple & Pear Sangria sounds so good.  Check out the recipe at Home Cooking Memories.

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