Thursday, February 20, 2014

Front Room Improvement

For the year 2014; I pray for warmth, comfort, and our home to be inviting. At the end of 2013, my bestie and I busted out paint brushes, rollers and paint trays to Clear Blue Sky. It is now a room that we are all drawn too.   
  I have been coveting the denim couch at Rooms to Go for quite awhile now. After saving up change and selling a few things, we bought it.  I love my couch!!
  To dress our room up, I purchased my shelves from Target. Pulled one of my chosen end tables in, that my Mom gave me. Now I'm on the hunt for the perfect lamps for this room, so I can bring the other table and remove the lamp tables.  
   On the walls, we have two maps hanging.  Both were giving to Hubs for his birthday.  One is a raised map of the Great Smoky Mountains, the other a colorful world map.  
   Also on the to-do list is to find curtains, a rug, change the track lighting system and for the grand picture; a built-in at the other end.  Right now it is an uncoordinated hot mess with two desks and clutter!  
   My mind is racing with ideas for the rest of our home... So there will be more to come, I'm sure.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall has arrived!!

Here in East Tn, the air is crisp, the sunlight is amazing!! Today was a beautiful God blessed day. It's the end of Boo's fall break. We went to church this morning and then onto Knoxville for a little window shopping. 
  Once we got home, I sauté d an onion, carrots and garlic. To which I added sausage to cook a little bit. I then added chicken stock, 8c water and 2lbs Lentils. I added paparika & red crushed pepper.  It has turned out rather tastie! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1,2013

I have been searching for the perfect fall tablecloth to no avail. So I shopped my cloth stash and found a suitable piece that is fallish. It took me about an hr to sew the edges. It makes me happy. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

 So I am seeing the signs of Summer's end, and it makes me sad. I love Summer, it is my favorite time of year. The humidity is the only thing that I dislike about it.
 This weekend was so busy. Labor day weekend is the Cornerstone of Recovery Alumni. We spent Saturday afternoon hanging out there. It was extremely hot and humid standing around the parking lot.We missed the BBQ, got there too late to enjoy the food. Oh well. Afterwards, I talked Hubs into to taking us to my favorite restaurant; Carrabba's. I seem to always have the Mezzaluna, my favorite dish!

 Sunday, Jimmy was in charge of the Motorcycle ride fundraiser for COR. We had a good participation of people. Fourteen motorcycles in all. We rode to the Apple Valley restaurant in Townsend, and then  throughout the Foothills Parkway. Last stop was at Foothills Harley Davidson, before heading back to COR. Some folks peeled off and headed on home.

Once we got home, we watched an episode of Dexter, then spent 30 mins on the treadmill, plus P90X Leg workout. Now my quads are burning.
The day did not end there. Jimmy and I took our 13 yr old to Boomsday. Knoxville was packed with people on Neyland drive. The fireworks were spectacular. So it was a super late day and I am still exhausted from it.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Up to Date News!

So it's the middle of August, and I haven't been posting regularly, I kind of have muddled brain at the moment. My big project right now is stripping down a butler table that my mom gave me. It is a Bombay table, that she purchased in Texas when I was a girl. She started sanding it and stopped. So I am going to finish it and paint it a Shabby Chic White. I have the perfect spot for it. Sitting beside the front door, over the registrar, with a pretty lamp and mirror hanging over it. I just have to find the pretty lamp and mirror.

I have been reading the book of Proverbs. I am doing a daily challenge. It has 31 chapters, so a chapter a day. The verses that speak to me, I mediate over.

Boo is enjoying her eighth grade experience. I can not believe that she only has four more years of school left and then up and out as a grown up! I am very proud of her. She is growing into a very loving, smart and beautiful young lady.

Jimmy has a project going as well. His dad gave him a1999 Mercury car. So far, he is going through this car with a fine tooth comb, so he can use it as a daily driver. The engine light keeps coming on, at present, so he is trying a few suggestions from the mechanics before he has them "smoke" the gas line. (I have no idea, it's what they said) It amazes me how much can go wrong with vehicles. I just want to get in, turn it on and go!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Living Room Ideas

  A similar view of my mind's eye.  It all revolves around the Cindy Crawford couch from Room's to Go. I love the denim couch. I love the zigzag carpet. Even though the chair is striped....not sure if the chair and rug would go or not....Still I am trying to put my "inspiration" together, to see what works and what doesn't.  To go with this collection, I have a butler's tray table that Mom gave me some time back. She had started sanding it down and I will have to finish it. Thinking, maybe painting it a shabby chic/ beachy coastal white.  Mom also, gave me two end tables that are log legs and rustic plank top that I will be using.  So now, to find, curtians, mirror, artwork, and lamps. Oh and a "built-in" desk for two on the other side of the room......

(I went through Polyvore, to collage my thoughts. It's the only one that I thought of that might work, so we will see.)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

So, it's been a month since my last posting. It's not because I haven't had a lot of ideas.  Alot has happened within the last few weeks or so. Well, actually since school ended in May. My mind is actually a chaotic whirlwind....partial problem, I don't have the computer skills to post certain ideas. Like, how do you make collage photos for posting?? I have tons of decorating ideas for my home and would love to "blog" my thoughts to get the ideas straight. I have such a varied  appreciation for different styles, that I need to rein my ideas in. Especially since I would love cohesiveness and beauty throughout my home.