March Favorites

For the month of March I feel like I have been painting everything in sight. I made a list of all of the things I wanted to paint, and it scared me. So needless to say, painting has not made the favorites list. My number 1. My new chandelier from Magnolia Market is defiantly a winner….

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White Washing a Basket-DIY

For many, many, many, years I collected Longaberger Baskets. In recent years I started to feel like they were a bit out of style. It is probably just my taste, that has changed, but for those of you who are in the same boat as me, here is a quick fix. Or maybe you simply have an…

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Candles

THE ART OF BURNING A CANDLE Some of you are probably thinking…..wait, what did she say? Yes, you got it, there is in fact an art or better way to burn your candle. Now I’m talking the jar candles here. For instance with a Yankee Candle, you need to burn the candle until the wax…

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Some Simple Spring/Easter Decorations

For me decorating for Spring/Easter is second only  to decorating for Christmas. I absolutely love getting a few things for spring in the mix, and who doesn’t love a little bunny. I even have a few bunnies, I leave out all year long. I try to put my money into pieces, that will stay in style…

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint-Makeover

A few months back my husband and I did what we do best, we went for a road trip to the Pocono Mountains to do some antiquing. We brought home just a couple of really special pieces. Nothing was expensive. You do need to keep an open mind, when you are on the hunt for,…

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Meet my oldest Daughter……..and her Kitchen

Let me introduce you to my oldest daughter and her family, Kristin, Jeremy and Stella. Kristin writes a blog and has a shop, www.kristinschmuckershop.com, Jeremy works a full time job and helps Kristin with her shop, and Stella, well, isn’t she just the cutest thing ever. They recently traveled across the country, from the big state…

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Setting the Table for Easter/Spring

I have to be honest and say I do not set a pretty table, nearly as often as I wish I did. Since I just painted the dining room table, I thought I would see what I could pull together, for a perfectly appointed spring table scape.  I started by layering the dishes, did I mention how…

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Layering Things-Adds Dimension and Interest

I have a wall in my living room where I have a pretty display of four coordinating prints of Paris Theaters, I adore them because of there neutral color scheme. But in order to step things up a little, I thought  I would add a wreath on top of the prints, I feel this gives…

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Simple Decorating Touches-a 2-minute DIY

That’s right, a 2-minute DIY. It will take me longer to write the blog post, take the pictures, email the pictures, download the pictures, upload the pictures, and add media, then to actually do the work. I recently purchased more chalk paint. In that order I purchased a jar of the Gilding Wax, in King…

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The March Mantle

I have to be honest here, and tell you, that I love to move things around. Especially the smaller decretive things. When I first moved into the house, I moved furniture around a lot, until I found what worked best for the space. Now unless I am replacing a piece of furniture with another piece of furniture,…

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