Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Boxwood Topiary Tutorial


I am still on a kick trying to create some fun and trendy greenery for my vignettes.  Topiaries are all the rage right now in all sizes and shapes, but the prices are a little much for my budget, especially since I want several things.  So as I showed you in this post, I made a trip to the Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby for greenery and pots.  I spent a total of $20 and change.  



Monday, April 29, 2013

162nd Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to Inspire Me Tuesday,  always the most fun part of the week.  I love seeing what all you have been up to.  So let's see a few links from last week.


Through My Porch Window has fabulous taste and I think this gorgeous tablesetting proves that point.  She is a new blogger too, so be sure to go by and say a big welcome.





A Sheep Painting


When I find animal paintings, I just can't resist them  and especially if they are babies.  I've had this little sheep painting for quite a while, but just packed away.  Time to bring it out and enjoy.



Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tutorial - Create Those Little Greenery Pots





I love the airy ferns, succulentts and beautiful little plants you see all over the place, but I really don't like the price tag on them. So I went to the Dollar Tree and then to Hobby Lobby.  I picked up  a selecton of bushes, styrofoam and a couple of succulents for around $20.  When I got home with all my loot I dug through my stash for pots, moss and inspiration.   These are the first 6 that I made.



Friday, April 26, 2013

Show Off and Inspire - White Lace Cottage

Today I have the pleasure on Show Off and Inspire to brag a little about Anne of White Lace Cottage.
If you havn't met Anne @ White Lace Cottage you have really missed a ton of talent.  She also has the greatest personality and is cute as a bug.  She has so many wonderful decorating, diy projects and craft ideas it is hard to try and pick just a few.

Thank you so much Marty for inviting me to share my home on your beautiful blog.So excited to be a part of show off and inspire. We built our home 7 years ago.  Hard to believe the time has gone by so fast. When we first moved in I thought I wanted to change my style.  My previous home was more romantic shabby chic. But I fell in love with the farmhouse style .Which for me is a little bit French, farmhouse,romantic cottage,Nordic,industrial. Yes I am a bit eclectic. DSC07365farmhouseliving



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring Cleaning Tips & A Winner

I have been in the middle of doing some deep Spring Cleaning for a while, and I love to find new ways to make it easier and faster.

For some wonderful Spring Cleaning Tips, be sure to visit my Hometalk board here.  You will find 19 articles with fabulous cleaning tips and time saving advice.

This is a definite must have list if you want to make all your chores go faster and with less work.  Great articles and all of them you can clip and pin to save.

Now for the Winner of the wonderful twine and scissor holder from Farmhouse Decor - - - - -

                                                               Jeanette from Creating A Life

I will give your contact information to Barb and she will get in touch with you to find out your shipping information.    Congratulations !!!!!
  Thanks so much Barb @ The Everyday Home for offering this wonderful treasure to one of my readers.

I am linking to the following parties:

Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Becca at Home Is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party Friday
Karen at Redoux Interiors Friday Party


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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sunshine on the Dresser

I still love the pillows and colors I have in the Master Bedroom, but I did want to change a few things on the dresser.  I love using family photos, and finding really unusual or ornate frames make them look even more special.




Monday, April 22, 2013

161th Inspire Me Tue. & Frenchy/Farmhouse Giveaway

Welcome to the 161th Inspire Me Tuesday, I am thrilled you are here, and I can't wait to show off some of the wonderful links from last week.  Plus I have the most wonderful Frenchy/Farmhouse giveaway ever.


Kathleen @ Decor Amore:  shared a post with some of her favorite vignettes.  This rooster picture totally has me drooling all over the place.




Saturday, April 20, 2013

Frenchy-Farmhouse Giveaway

YIPPEE-SKIPPEE!!!!!  I have the most amazing Frenchy Farmhouse giveaway ever.!!!  I know you all know Barb from The Everyday Home and what fabulous taste she has, her home is always decorated to perfection.  She also has the most wonderful online store  - - -Farmhouse Decor with the most beautiful and unique Frenchy Farmhouse decor items.  This is how she describes her shop --

                                           This Giveaway is Now Closed                                                                 


"...a shop featuring aline of Home Decor which was lovingly selected during my travels abroad in Europe, as well as, uique items which have been purchased and are being offered online"

She is offering one of my followers this amazing Cast Iron Stand Twine and Scissors holder.  I just love this piece.  Can't you just see it in a gazillion vignettes and so useful too.   You know how we all love to add twine around a few books, or a candle or bottle or just about anything.



Ok, here's how to win this fabulous item.  Just go to Barb's shop Farmhouse Decor, look at all of her wonderful and unique decor items, then come back and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is.  That's it.  So simple.  Because of shipping fees, this giveaway is only available to U.S. followers.


The giveaway ends on Wednesday- 4/24- and will be chosen by random number from all the comments left.  Please, only one comment per person and also please leave me an email address if you don't have a blog so I can reach you if you win.  Winner will be announced Thursday.  Good Luck, I hope you win, I think this is such a fabulous piece.




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Friday, April 19, 2013

Show Off and Inspire - Nubury Lane

Welcome to Show Off and Inspire where I get to brag about some of the fabulous rooms and projects found on some of the most interesting blogs in all of blogland.  Today we are going to feature Nubury Lane.

Isn't this a gorgeous living room, simple slipcovered sofas, a fabulous frenchy mirror, and the Zebra rug is to die for.   Fantastic.



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fitz and Floyd Soup Tureen

I have had this fabulous Fitz and Floyd Soup Tureen for several years.  I think it is such a stunning piece.  Now don't ask me why, but it has spent most of it's time on top of the fridge.  It's pretty there, but you really can't see all the detail, so it came down to play.




Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tweaking the Coffee Table a Little


I think spring fever has definitely hit, and I just have a need for change.  Neutral in the living room and now some bright cheery colors in the familyroom.  With that came the desire for a small change on the coffee table.



Monday, April 15, 2013

160th Inspire Me Tuesday


  Thank you all so much for such a fabulous turnout for Inspire Me Tuesday last week, I love all the fabulous things you shared, just amazing to see what everyone is up to.  

You can link up anything, crafts, DIY, projects, food, sewing, painting, gardening, tablescapes, vignettes, anything you have been up to and creating.  We want to see it all, so link it all up. Be sure to change the name on your party list and spread the word.

HouseTalkN gave us a look at her fabulous chairs that she painted and recovered.  I am totally in love with that fabric on the back.  What an awesome look.




Saturday, April 13, 2013

Tulips and crystal


I love the look of tulips, so when I found theses pretty silk ones, I just had to have them. 







 They make such a lovely addition in my crystal vase to the dining room buffet.



Crystal is so pretty when it is grouped together and the tulips give  the vignette such an elegant look.


I am joining:
Aimee at It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat.
 Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for SNS.
  Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
  Be Different Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturday
Tammy @ One More Time for Share It One More Time
Danielle @ Silver Pennies for Silver Pennies Sunday
Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sundays
Aimee @ Twigg Studios for Sunday Showoff Party
Three Mango Seeds It's Party Time
Roeshel @ DIY Showoff for DIY Showoff Party
Katie @ Creatively Living for Monday Funday Party
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Cindy @ Dwellings-Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof for Give Me The Goods Monday
Leslie @ House on the Way for Twirl & Take A Bow Tues.
Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tues.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT -Don't Forget , Table Top Tuesday is now Inspire Me Tuesday.


You can link up anything, crafts, DIY, projects, food, sewing, painting, gardening, tablescapes, vignettes, anything you have been up to and creating.  We want to see it all, so link it all up. Be sure to change the name on your party list and spread the word.  Same time each week.  The party will be open Monday evening by 5 PM.  I can't wait to see everything you are doing, so share it all.




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