Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wait...tomorrow's July 4th?!!!!

My husbands' youngest sister and her family (a husband, 21 and 19-year old kiddos) have been visiting from out-of-state for the last six days. Although they've bunked at my in-laws' house, we've spent most of the daylight hours with them (my in-law's are in their mid to late eighties and tend to like their quiet time!). Our "Tennessee kin" head out today, making a stop in the Bastrop area to visit more family and share in their annual July 4th celebration. Wait, JULY 4TH CELEBRATION?!!!! That's tomorrow? Yikes, with all the additional activity the last few days, I have no red, white and blue festivities in the making! Guess I'd best pull out a few of the mini "Old Glories" and get in the patriotic frame of mind. 

That being said, wishing you and yours a happy and safe Independence Day!

Please keep the brave men and women serving our country in your thoughts and prayers as well as the families that 
love and support them!

Clip Art Of Celebrate The Fourth


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday America!


Wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day! My husband and I had hoped to attend a small July 4th Celebration hosted by our daughter and her little family. Unfortunately, he's been suffering from flu-like symptoms the past few days. We don't want to take the chance of exposing others, so we'll be staying home. :(


In between nursing duties, I managed to spiff up our front entry a bit. I purchased this old tennis ball basket months ago at my favorite collectible shop knowing I could do SOMETHING with it (I planned to spray paint it with my favorite Oil-rubbed bronze, but never got around to it). I drug it out of the garage, added a garland, vase filler and slapped on our address with vinyl numbers. It's the perfect size for the narrow front entry and blends nicely with my simple Red, White and Blue holiday decor. Super simple, and super easy to change from season to season.


Enjoy your holiday!

God Bless America!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Nothing like a fresh coat of paint...

Repainting my master bedroom has been on my "to do" list for awhile now. I was having difficulty deciding on a color that would work with the existing neutral walls, flooring and carpet, but finally decided on Sherwin Williams Copen Blue. Like many newer homes, the house has bullnosed (rounded) corners and the rooms flow into one another with the exception of the bedrooms, baths and laundry room. My home is rather dark due in part to outdoor solar window screens, so dark colors are off the table. Most of my home is painted in Sherwin Williams Macadamia...not a bad color, but I'm ready for a change. I knocked out the painting yesterday...a full day of work between prepping, moving furniture, painting, cleaning and putting the room back together. I can hardly move today, but it's DONE!!!!  ;)

If you have a favorite neutral interior paint color, please let me know...I'm weighing my options for the remainder of the house. Hmmmmm, if I wait until summer break, maybe I can recruit my hubby to help for the next round of painting! Here's a "before" and "after" of the bed area...


Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

She's here!!!!!!

Life has been a bit crazy as of late in my neck of the woods. Most notably, my daughter gave birth to her second child on April 5th.

Let me introduce you to our little Regan...
6 pounds 7 ounces; 19 inches

This Nana and Papa are totally smitten! 
What a blessed work of God.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Creeping Cupid...

Thought it was time to add a few Valentine's Day touches around my home since we're already a few days into the month....


Adding simple seasonal decor to my entryway chair has become one of my favorite decor spots...

This little guy sits at the base of the entryway chair and sports a bow relevant to each holiday...


I made this heart yo-yo garland last year...simple and fun!

Being a wreath fan, my front door just wouldn't be properly dressed without seasonal reflections inside and out!


I've had this little teddy since my children were small...it holds sweet memories and smiles...

I have a soft spot for the little Russ seasonal angels as well...so quirky and sweet!

Here's hoping you enjoy the "sweetness" of February!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Time's a ticking....

While perusing Pinterest, I realized it's been quite a while since my last blog post...time's just ticking away (and don't get me started on where this week has gone...it literally "poofed")!

Had a wonderful day today...went to the Texas State Aquarium with my daughter and grandson. It's a speedy run through the exhibits with an energetic two-year old in the group! We did alittle shopping afterwards and then lunch...it doesn't get much better than that in my book!

I hit a few stores on my own earlier in the week and have a few photos of my treasures to share...

I've been searching for a decorative bee skep to go along with my sign (SCORE!!!!)....


...and I absolutely L♥ve this Hoffritz Cheese Dome that I found at a local resale shop....


Until next time my friends, take care "Along the way"....

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tick Toc to Turkey Time...

Gosh, time's been flying faster than normal (and that's saying something)! I worked like a crazy woman the day after Halloween to get all the "spooky" decorations packed up and bring a touch of Thanksgiving to the house. Is it just me, or does Thanksgiving get slighted a bit in the ranks of holidays? I absolutely LOVE Thanksgiving and all things fall and find it somewhat disheartening the holiday is overshadowed by Halloween and Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I love all holidays, but feel Thanksgiving is not given its' due...

Here's a view photos of fall touches around my home...











Wishing each of you has a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Secretary Re-do....

Finally tackled refinishing a piece of furniture that's been on my "to try, to do" list. This was my first attempt at painting stained furniture and I'm super pleased with the results. Guess I was a little too eager to get started, as I  forgot to take a "before" photo, but found the exact piece online and have included it alongside my updated piece (sorry for the photo quality...the "before" photo is from an online source and the "after" from my iPhone). All in all, not bad for a first attempt and a $2.50 can of oops paint! Now on to tackle the next project!


Until next time, take care Along the Way...