Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Redoing My Bedroom

I hope everyone had a great Memorial day weekend.. I got to visit a few of you, but not nearly as many as I'd hoped to...
::  Kim's Party::  go look at all the great posts~~

Life here in NC is getting better and we are closer to the Miracle of a Job Offering.. Which will set our life back right and be a blessings beyond what I can express.  Just to update some who may have missed it.. The company my daughter works for is closing its NC location and we would have been forced to relocate to Fla. or AZ.  Please know I am not speaking ill of these states but for us, they arent NC and we truly love it here and will be very happy to live out our lives here...  She has now had 2" in person interviews" with a new company and their offer should be made on or before Friday of this week.. As I said- its a true Miracle, especially in this economy and with so many seeking employment of any kind, much less in their choice of career.. Please keep us in your good thoughts and prayers.. We are GRATEFUL for them and know they have helped us through this upheavel of the last 4 months.

I'll be making my own version of this..Price of sample- 195.00 EACH.. yikes

 now about this Bedroom redo:)
  everything is in the primed and not yet painted stage.. I am keeping a journal of pieces I buy and prices I pay, so I can give you all an accurate and detailed rundown of the total cost... You all know I believe in making my dreams come true On A Budget:)  and thats what I am going to do with this room..
The lamp and mood board are Sample Photos of items I am making or replicating along with the fabrics I choose for shams- duvet cover-bedskirt-bedbench cover and pillows..
 I'm making my own version of the this lamp so please keep your fingers crossed for me..
I'll have before and after pics for you of the headboard and hopefully how I make my lamps.
heres the mood board I spoke of above.
I have some sweet folks who live near the coast of Fla. on the hunt for conch shells and others they find interesting .. I'll add them as accessories to help keep the cost down.
I'm hoping to have my room completed in time for the next Meta Monday as well as a beachy tabletop for Marty's party.. It sure feels good to know I can decorate my home again and be at peace that I am staying in it..  There's no place like Home,  There's no place like HOME... I've been clicking my heel together so much my ankle's are bruised, but it was sooooooooooooo worth it....

Thanks for visiting me and please come back as often as you can.. I love having company..

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Geranium Love and Many Thanks

Hi Folks..
 I hope this post finds ALL WELL in your world.
I sure have missed ya'll.. So much going on here and not a lot of time for blogging. I did get some visiting in though.. I was happy to see most of your posts but it made my heart a little sad to see that our precious Laurie was taking a long break.. She has been so kind to me and I will miss her bunches while she relaxes and hopefully gets her blog spark back...
 I want to Thank You all again for your good wishes and prayers for my daughter and I as we go through this life changing experience.. I hope to have good news for you this coming week ..

I was at my local hardware store and a lady came by with a trunk full of some of the prettiest geraniums I have ever seen-- so of course I bought some.. Not sure who was happier, Me or Her:) She mentioned she grows them with Love and it certainly shows.. Unfortunately most folks go to the big outlets or nurseries and often she has to take her flowers back home when they dont sell..   Not to worry this year though cause as soon as my neighbors saw them, they wanted some for themselves .  She sold her entire trunk load that day and I am thrilled for her.. 

 I found my ferns at my local veggie store.. Those folks have great produce and in the spring they get ferns and later will have some locally grown trees and shrubs.. I'll be going back as I am looking for 2 crab apples and a weeping willow.. I have the spot all picked out in my yard for them and cant hardly wait till they arrive and get in the ground..   Have I mentioned lately how very much I love my home, my yard and all the beautifully growing things in it? We've been getting lots of rain and you can almost sit and watch things grow , giggle.. 
 Thanks so much for stopping in for a visit and letting me show you what I love and appreciate.. It just isnt the same of I cant share it with YA'LL...

Many Blessings and Big Hugs

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring is so Amazing

 I'm working on my privacy area in the back.. We love sitting out here and breathing the beautiful spring air as we watch this part of the world come to life with color, birds chirping and the earth renewing itself..
I still have lots to do but I wanted to share the little I have gotten done.. I hope it brightens your day..

Marty's Party
 I gt new chairs to go with my round table... By next week I should have them painted and ready to show off to you:)

Thanks for coming to visit me...