Monday, June 29, 2015

Foyer & Staircase Redo

Hello everyone!

I hope that you had a good weekend.  It was nice to finally get some much needed rain and cooler temps here.  Our grass is smiling big now!

  Since it rained most of the day on Saturday, I decided to do some painting inside.  I have been wanting to get rid of the orange/brown color stain on my stair treads for a long time.  I finally got up the nerve to get my white paint out and just tackle it!  My knees are feeling it now too!  But, I'm very happy with the outcome.  Here is what my stair case looked like before.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Industrial Style Faucet

Happy Friday!

I wanted to share my newest love with you today.  Can you really "love" a faucet?  Well, I'm here to say you can!  I loved my old faucet (which was an oil rubbed bronze bridge style) but the sprayer that came with it stopped working properly.  I use the sprayer a lot so that was an important feature to have.  So, as I was contemplating just replacing the sprayer, I started looking at new faucets altogether.  That's normal isn't it?  Anyway, I have always thought about what I would have in a new house (in the future) so I thought about this faucet!  It must've been meant to be  since my consignment store check covered the cost of it too.  So, it was practically free!

This is the faucet that I got.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Share Your Style Party #19

Hello everyone!

I hope you're having a nice week so far.  It has been very hot here, but I believe things will finally start cooling down in the next few days.  Thank goodness!  I'm so happy that you're here and I look forward to seeing what you're sharing this week.  Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane is your host this week.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cool Summer Sheets

Hello everyone!

Recently, I was contacted by Perfect Linens to review some sheets.  These aren't just your standard sheets that are sold in stores either.  Nope!  These are extremely well made, well designed sheets that have a lot of science put into them that make them  amazing to sleep on!  

So, the first sign that they were going to be special was how they arrived.  They believe in a good presentation.  Fed ex delivered them promptly and lots of soft tissue paper greeted me when I opened the box!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Ramblings

Hello everyone!

Are you glad it's Friday?  I'll be honest.  Since I'm on a summer schedule (of no school for my son) I find myself losing track of what day it is from time to time.  But, I do like Friday's since everyone seems to be more in "weekend mode" thinking. 

Today, I wanted to just share a few different things so I titled this post as "ramblings" since that is mostly what it is.  

Our garden is doing very well!  We've already used our first tomato from it and cooked some squash last night from it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Share Your Style Party #18

Hello everyone!
Welcome to the party tonight.  I'm hoping to see many "cool and refreshing" ideas shared here this week since it has been so hot here in Georgia.  We have been in a heat wave all week and it doesn't look like it's going to end any time soon.  So, share something that will put some "wind in my sails"!  This week, Debra from Common Ground is your host.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A New Use for a Closet

Hello everyone!

I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I was going to be using my spare bedroom closet for something that I've needed for a long time.  But, before I share that with you, I thought about all of the other cool ideas I could've done with it.  In fact, it would've been much more photo worthy than what I ended up doing with it!

I could've turned it into a compact office.  

Friday, June 12, 2015

In my Kitchen

Hello everyone!

Thank you for all of the well wishes for my son's new independent life and for my own new journey.  Fortunately, he lives about 30 minutes away from us and comes by at least twice a week on the way back from school at night.  He has some night classes and what do you think he wants after class?  Food!  So, I guess that will keep him coming by on a regular basis.  LOL!

  I've decided to set up his room as a guest room for him in case he ever wants or needs to spend the night here.  I'm keeping it in the same color scheme and masculine style since he is about my only guest these days.  We don't have out of town family that would use it. However, I'm most excited about all the new storage I'm gaining in his empty closet!  I'll show you what I'll be doing with that soon.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Share Your Style Party #17

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another week of inspiration shared by so many of you.  I hope that you are enjoying the summer so far and finding time to relax (at least on the weekends).  I can't wait to see what you all have to share this week!  This week, Sherry from No Minimalist Here is your host.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Empty Room

Hello everyone!

You may recall, that I shared in my last post, that my oldest son was moving out.  Well, he has officially completed his move and now I am left with an empty and sad looking room.  You may remember when he was away at boot camp in 2013 that I redecorated his room.  I was so proud of it.  It looked like this.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Fun at the Beach!

Hello everyone!

Well, I'm back from vacation and back to reality.  (Boo Hoo) We had the BEST time!  Looking back at pictures is like being back there for just a moment.  Here are just a few that I thought might sum up our vacation best.  

We went to New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  This is a great family oriented beach with lots of condos to choose from.  We stayed at Ebb Tide.  It was VERY nice!  

Here is the view of the pool from our room.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Share Your Style Party #16

Hello everyone!

How is your week going so far?  I hope it's going well.  I'm still on vacation, but am able to still blog since I took my laptop.  Can't leave home without it right?!  We are enjoying a fun time at the beach.  So far the weather has been good.  We've been eating a lot of seafood and soaking up the sun.  Needless to say, I'm not having any trouble sleeping at night!  

I'm so glad that you decided to join our party this week.  Amanda from Dixie Delights is your host this week.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Let's Take a Walk Around my Backyard

Hello everyone!

Hope you are doing well.  I'm on vacation right now, but did want to share some pics of my backyard with you.  There are some flowers blooming and  it's a beautiful day outside!

I have several varieties of iris out back.  This one is a beautiful shade of purple.