christmas at my house…

“i’ll be home for christmas…” that’s true.  i am going back to my parent’s house for christmas.  there will be eggnog, coffee cake, presents, laughing children and family time. it will be wonderful.  i cannot wait. however, my house has to be decked as well.  deck the halls rang through my house as i joyfully decorated my precious little abode.  here are a couple of pics of christmas at my house.  beneath each, i also give y’all... Read More

coleus…

when mom cleaned out the front bed, she pulled out all the coleus.  they were BEAUTIFUL.  i just love coleus.  therefore, i was sad to see them go.  yet, mom had one more trick up her sleeve. she taught me to do this. that's right...in a bouquet... they last for a while.  and, they brighten up your room!  plus they are FREE.  i love free.  so, if you are pulling out some coleus in your beds, keep them inside to make the inside beautiful too.  🙂  Read More

more mama magic…

the bittersweet was just the icing on the cake.  she pulled all the flowers out of the front bed and bought some BEAUTIFUL violas to replace them.  if you don’t know what violas are, join the club.  they are basically smaller pansies.  they look perky and happy.  i just love them. the little purple beauty is the violas...they are also in the pots on the stairs. and, the hyacinth bean pod vine is still growing... and, we didn’t stop there.  (i did actually help... Read More

creative design for a flat screen TV…

i have a flat screen and i LOVE it.  it doesn’t detract from my living room design.  it doesn’t intrude and i appreciate that.  however, i was out to dinner with a friend last week and saw this behind the bar at the restaurant.  it is not the best picture in the world due to the fact that i took it with my mobile phone quickly.  but, i still think you will get the idea. a frame around the flat screen!  it was beautiful.  and, it would be a great way to make... Read More

from the back to the front…plus two magnolias…

on monday, i revealed the beautiful space that is my backyard.  i mean, it is so beautiful!!!!  let me tell you, though…that garden takes a lot of work.  i was EXHAUSTED by monday after all the work i did out there this past weekend.  to be honest, i still love it though 🙂 i also told y’all i was going to show you what she did out front…but before you see the after, you have to see the before… this is what the front of the house looked like when... Read More

april showers…

bring may flowers!!!!  don’t you just love those childhood rhymes that stick with you.  🙂 last week, i got the following email from a friend… i was thinking about you yesterday while I was flower shopping. see, there’s this great little window ledge (pictured below) in my apartment that is the perfect spot for some lovely flowers. i love flowers. they make me smile, they smell great, and they definitely improve my quality of life. for  $12 I can get 3... Read More

if you love coffee…

then you should make yourself a coffee sack headboard.  🙂 i have a very bright bedroom due to the fabrics that i chose.  and, i have some lovely old wood furniture (thanks to my parents).  so, i wanted a headboard that made the room a little funkier and added in a natural component and another texture.  so, i told my mom i wanted a coffee sack headboard.  she said she had just found a bunch of old coffee sacks in my grandfather’s storage room and that she had an... Read More

what to do if you find TWO tombstones in your backyard…

YOU MOVE!!!! not serious.  i love my home too much to move.  i don’t quite know what happened here.  but, here is my best educated guess…i have found out through my research that both of these people are buried at the same cemetery.  (which is thankfully not my backyard.)  so, i think a disgruntled employee or a stupid teenager stole these two one night and buried them in the backyard after they sobered up.  that’s what i think!  WHAT DO YOU THINK??????  Read More

updates GALORE…

lots has been going on at my house and i wanted to update you on the goings-on. 🙂 VEGETABLE GARDEN: i posted about starting my seeds and guess what?!  my seeds are SPROUTING.  like CRAZY.  i have them in a window in my living room.  it was still a little chilly in tennessee, so i have a small heater that keeps them warm enough to germinate well.  here is the picture update: the sweet red pepper and butternut squash seeds are taking a bit longer.  however, everything... Read More

what to do if you find a headstone buried in the backyard…

this is not an april fools joke…a little late for that.  saturday, we were working in the yard (that post is coming soon) and my sweet man wanted to move a “rock” out of the way for me.  well, folks, it wasn’t a rock.  it was a headstone.  now, did anyone ever learn in school, or through any experience, what one does when one finds a headstone buried in their backyard.  i did NOT.  nobody ever taught me what to do in this situation.  so, i wanted... Read More

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