Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Oops! Something Very Bad has Happened!

Hello everyone!




At the moment, I'm unable to post any of my own pictures on my blog very possibly due to a virus that has attacked my computer.  I downloaded something that ended up being a virus and it has affected many different areas of my computer.  It started with the program used to download pics from my camera and now has attacked pic monkey used to edit my photos. Guess, I have to find something else. My husband thought he fixed the problem, but everything I try to use has some how been affected!  Hopefully, I will be able to get this problem fixed so I can get back to blogging.  Otherwise, I guess this it!  

Fingers crossed that I will be back................

~ Kelly ~

Added note:  This problem may have been eliminated.  I hope to have a new post up and running tomorrow!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Candle Love

Hello everyone!

Not too long ago, my husband and I went shopping at one of his favorite stores.  They sell "outdoor" style clothing etc.  As soon as we entered the store, I noticed the most wonderful scent.  I asked what it was and they showed me this candle that was burning.  (This was a mom and pop style shop, not a major chain store.)  You could've knocked me over with a feather to find out that it was a scented candle that is typically used at Christmas time.  It didn't smell like a Christmas tree but rather just a great scent that could be used year round.  

Here it is!


They told me that they buy them at Publix, of all places!  So, you know what I did?  I went and bought one.  It appears that it is similar to Yankee candle.  This brand is called, Village candle.  

I placed it in my foyer inside the old crate.


I don't really like the color, but I LOVE the smell!  I will be burning this one a lot!



So, if you're looking for a really good candle, go check this one out at Publix.  It has two wicks so it burns evenly and it smells better burning than just straight from the jar.  This is not a seasonal candle, so it is available year round.


Hope you all have a great weekend!

~ Kelly ~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Old Fashioned Sign

Hello everyone!

I have always loved signage for decor on the walls.  So, when I spotted this gem on sale at Ballards, I snatched it up.  I just love it!  



I love that it is black and white and has the word "farm" on it.  

I hung it on the wall above a chair in our family room.


Doesn't it look like it was just made for this room?  



Well, at least I think so.  I'm glad to have it. 

Do you like old fashioned signs too?

~ Kelly ~

Monday, September 15, 2014

My Fall Magazine Cover

Hello everyone!

It's finally feeling like Fall here in Georgia!  I woke up to cloudy skies and temps in the low 60's.  So, I thought it might be fun to create my own magazine cover as if it was going to press.  Didn't you play "pretend" when you were little?  So, this is a little like that I guess.

My magazine cover would include things like this...........

Cozy Family Room Designs


Unique Pumpkin Carvings


Hearty Soups that the Whole Family will Enjoy


Bring Out the Flannel Sheets


Football Tailgate Party Ideas


So, what do you think?  Would you be interested in this magazine?  

You can click on the "sources" to get the content of each of these pictures too.  Recipes are included.  

Hope you're off to a great week so far!

~ Kelly ~

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Rustic Vignette

Hello everyone!

TGIF!
It seems like this week just flew by.  I can't believe it's already Friday.

 I thought I'd share a new vignette on my chest in the foyer.  It works well with my neutral decor but also for the upcoming Fall season.  


Remember, I used to have this old crate on my coffee table?  After I moved the trunk in it's place, the crate moved to my foyer.


I filled it with antler racks and a trophy cup filled with feathers.


I mixed pheasant feathers with turkey feathers.  I love the turkey feathers because of all the white in them. The pheasant feathers were found at Hobby Lobby many years ago.  I found the turkey feathers recently on Etsy.



I placed the lamp, that was once beside my bed, on the chest too.  It has a warmer look than the blue and white lamp that was here before.



The faux lavender in the olive bucket was replaced by white hydrangeas.


It's all a nice blend of rustic outdoor items that bring warmth to the space.  The blue chest keeps it from being too bland.



So, do you have any plans this weekend?  We are supposed to get cooler temps soon.  I can't wait!  I'm hoping to begin some outdoor projects once that happens.

Have a great weekend!

~ Kelly ~

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Curly Willow

Hello everyone!

Remember, I said I would show you what I bought at the Yellow Daisy Festival last weekend?  Where this is what I bought.

Curly willow!



I know you are probably laughing right now because most people, that go to a festival where things are handmade, don't come back with something like this.  But I did!  This sort of decoration fits my decor perfectly since it's all natural and has lots of texture.  That is something I need with a mostly neutral color palette.  


I bought two bunches of it and it was a VERY good price!  I did not have any except a few sticks from another bundle I bought years ago and it wasn't as nice as this.  So, I'm very happy to have this!   As you can see, I simply placed it on both ends of my mantel.  I think it looks great for Fall too.


Now, the festival I'm REALLY looking forward to is the Country Living Festival!  Unfortunately, I have to wait about six more weeks for that one.  I promise to come back with more than just curly willow from it too.  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~



Monday, September 8, 2014

Yellow Daisy Festival

Hello everyone!

This weekend, my husband and I went to the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain, GA. They've been having this festival for 46 years now!  And do you know what?  I've...never...been!  They basically started this festival when I moved to GA (I was 3).  My husband didn't even realize that I've never been.  So, what's a sweet husband to do?  Take his wife!  So, that is what he did.  


I had him take some i- phone pictures to share with you today.  I purposely didn't take my camera because they frowned on picture taking here to protect the artists creations from being stolen (I guess).  Hopefully, someone won't be coming to my door now to arrest us for taking pictures.  LOL!  

All of the vendors sell homemade wares.  So, nothing sold is mass produced.  

Luckily, most of the vendors were set up in the shade.  It was extremely hot and crowded though.



Here are a few pics of things that caught my eye.













Sorry, these pics aren't the greatest.  They were taken (secretly) and among many people.  So, it was hard to get a good shot.  

This festival was held in the same location that the Country Living Fair was held last year and I can't wait to go to that one again next month!  I do like the Country Living Fair better.

So...........wondering if I bought anything?  Yes, I did!  But, you know I'm going to have to share that with you in my next post.  Go ahead and throw something at the computer now.  LOL!  

Hope you're having a good Monday so far.  (Ugh.......Monday's) 

~ Kelly ~