teen room update

A few weeks ago I shared this design board  for my daughter's room with you.   We had a chance to go shopping that following weekend, also known as payday :)  to get some of the things on our list.  I decided to make a fun girl's day out of it and to capture it on video.  I don't have the capability to embed.  So, I'm providing the links to each … [Read more...]

living rich on less at the hines house-

home decor, dining room decor

Last week when I featured susan's beautiful buffet decor, I mentioned that I love it so much that I was inspired to create my own version.  Susan wrote to say she hoped I would show y'all my version...So, this post is dedicated to Susan at Living Rich on Less. To refresh your memory, this is Susan's buffet decor I just love the sparkly, simple … [Read more...]

winter mantel

decorating your mantel for winter, seasonal decorating

Until next time, Sharon I'm linking to these fun Friday parties: Friday Flair @ Whipperberry Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage Potpourri Party @ 2805 Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense … [Read more...]

there’s no place like home


  Isn't this home beautiful?  I'm a big time fan of front porches.  Patios are nice, but front porches make my heart sing.  "Wild thing, you make my heart sing"...sorry, couldn't resist. {source} … [Read more...]

Show & Tell party started

show and tell party button

Hello everyone!  Do you know what time it is?  It's Show & Tell time!  I'm excited to show you the new party button. We had a nice turn out last week.  It's so exciting for me each week when I check the linky list and a new link has been added.  I hope you are taking the opportunity to look at other links.  It's a great way to meet new … [Read more...]

DIY chalkboard

diy chalkboard

~Make your own chalkboard  … [Read more...]

Beautiful Buffet

I've finally settled on what to put on my buffet.  There was nothing wrong with what was there. It just wasn't me. I'd been waiting to decorate the buffet for Debbiedoo's Magazine Copycat Challenge  until one day, I "let go" of the notion that  keeping this vignette full time wouldn't work because it wasn't "real"...  just something pretty to look … [Read more...]

Show and Tell party started

We will get right to it.  Here are the party rules: ~ I would love for you to become a follower of my blog.  You can click the little gray follow tab at the bottom right or top left of your screen or see my sidebar for other ways to join.  If you do join, please let me know and I will be sure to follow you back!   ~ Kick your shoes off and stay … [Read more...]

My word, features and reminder

We don't visit Granny as much as we should, but when we do, I cozy up on the corner of the couch with a few copies of her Guidepost magazine and read through the articles.  Well, one day I mysteriously started receiving my own subscription of Guidepost in the mail.  Hmmmm, wonder where that came from?  :)  It's been several years, and my … [Read more...]

Chili Recipe and Desserts

main entree, dinner ideas, meal planning, menu plan

I love cookin', and I love hostin'.  Today, I got to do both since we had friends over to watch the Texans play off game.  It was a good time of food and fellowship. Our menu: Appetizers: chips and salsa, crackers with your choice of hummus or cream cheese topped with raspberry chipotle sauce, roasted almonds and stufffed jalapenos Soup of the … [Read more...]