Don’t you just love Fall? The cool crisp air, the way the leaves turn beautiful colors, and warm yummy drinks you can enjoy in front of a fire?
The only problem here is that even though it’s the middle of October, it is still almost 90 degrees! So here we are still wearing flip flops, although the pool is closed people are still laying out, and the poor kids playing football and in the band are about to keel over from heat exhaustion.
Here in Kansas, we don’t usually get much of a Fall. We pretty much go straight from summer to winter, and maybe get about 5 or 6 pretty days somewhere in between before the wind strips all those colorful Fall leaves from the tree. So I usually just go right from taking down summer decorations to putting up Halloween decor.
This year, I stepped out of the box. I decided no matter what it was doing outside, I was still going to decorate for Fall. You can see my Fall home tour here. I think this is the first time I have ever had pumpkins out that were not jack-o-lanterns … and I love it!
A few weeks ago my hubby’s aunt called and wanted to know if I wanted this giant china hutch she had. A china hutch was the one piece of furniture that I hadn’t painted, so I took her up on her offer.
Now when my hubby went to pick the piece up, he was a little less enthused than I was. It is a beast! The pictures don’t quite capture just how large it is … nor how heavy it is! [Check it out...]
We have lived in our house for over 9 years. Since we bought new, we’re approaching that time where things around the home start showing some age. The carpet starts looking ratty, the outside of the house needs a fresh coat, you have nicks on your walls, and appliances start going downhill. For the last […]
Happy Friday guys!!! Originally, we were supposed to be in Houston right now getting ready to see Oprah. Unfortunately, my mom had to have surgery and wasn’t able to go with me, so we Topher, the kiddo, and I left for a little getaway to Kansas City for the last few days. Today (Thursday) we […]
In the past, I would go to yard sales and see amazing upholstered vintage chairs, and I would pass them by. The fabric usually looked worn, and I didn’t want to dish out the money to have it reupholstered. Then a few months ago, I tried my hand at painting the actual fabric. It turned […]
As I have mentioned in the past, I am not a person that sews. It’s not that I don’t like to, I literally don’t even know how to thread a machine. Being someone who is constantly decorating and redecorating, it can be frustrating and expensive to keep buying new pillows. A lot of pillows range […]
If you follow my blog you know that our pets are a huge part of our family. So when my friend Jeanette from Country Design Style and Hometalk asked me to take part in their 2nd Annual Thrift Benefit I of course said yes! Here is my furry family:
Happy Friday everyone!!! It’s been a busy week of running errands and appointments. The unnamed child finally got a job (thank the Lord!), and we had to get her some appropriate dress clothes; had a hair appointment for my mom (she had surgery and can’t drive yet) and for the kiddo; two different Ortho appointment’s; […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. @SamsClub #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias What’s your favorite holiday? Ever since I was little, Halloween was a big deal at my house. My mom went all out. There were none of those store bought costumes with the plastic masks for us. She […]
Happy Friday my friends!!! I’m glad this week is over! I’ve been trying to cram too much into it! You know how that is, and my body is a big ol stress ball. So tomorrow I am doing something fun! My sister-in-law and I are going to a big barn sale! If you follow me […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GELink #CollectiveBias Isn’t technology great? Look at all of the new, techie products out there now that 20 years ago we wouldn’t have dreamed of! A portable phone so small it can fit in your pocket? DVR’s […]
Almost 21 years ago, I was at our local Humane Society — which back then was a really run down, scary place. I was in the cat section, walking by the rows of cats when a tiny paw reached through the cage and touched my shoulder. I looked in and saw a tiny little ball […]