Friday, October 30, 2015

Giveaway Winner & The Country Living Fair

Hello everyone!

Happy Friday to you all.  This is going to be a great weekend since the weather here is nice and it's Halloween.  

Thanks to all of you who signed  up for the sheet set giveaway. I wish I could pick more than one winner.  But there can only be one.   The winner is Jennifer Schmitz!  Congratulations! 

Last Friday, my sister and I went to the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain GA.  It's something I look forward to every year.  This year was another great show.  I took some pics to share with all of you.  I will divide this up into two posts since I took so many pics.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Share Your Style Party #37

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another edition of Share Your Style! I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and I am thrilled to be your host this week.   

Monday, October 26, 2015

My New Food Pantry

Hello everyone!

Remember when I mentioned last week that my husband and I worked on something very important for our house?  Well...............

It was my new food pantry!  Why am I so excited over something so basic as a pantry?  Because this is the first one I have ever had in my life!  I didn't grow up with one and when my husband and I moved into our first house, it was small and didn't have one.  Then, we moved into this house and it STILL didn't have one!  I thought that I had enough cabinets at the time, but eventually I ran out of room and had to come up with other places to put our food.  

Well, I recently had a light bulb moment and realized how seldom we use our coat closet.  Hmmmmm.......maybe I could clean that out and turn that into our pantry. It's right off the kitchen too!  So, with a little help from my husband, that is what I did.  

We stored our coats in bedroom closets and found new places for vacuum cleaner accessories, important papers etc that were in there.  

This is where we started.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sheet Set Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Are you glad it's Friday?  I know I am.  I have something very special for you today.  I am thrilled to be able to offer a fantastic giveaway to you for some amazing soft and well made sheets from Perfect Linens.  You may recall that I reviewed a set of sheets from them earlier this year.  I fell in love with them and they have since become my favorite sheets.  Well now you  have a chance to have your very own set for FREE!  

Perfect Linens is offering a set of Second Skin sheets to one lucky reader in either a queen or king size.  You get to choose which size you want.  Here are some pics of these pretty sheets.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Share Your Style Party #36

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Share Your Style!  We are having about the best weather we could ask for here in GA.  How about you?  I wish I could just bottle it up and use it on days that aren't so nice.  Pretty weather really helps put me in a good mood.  And you know what else does?  Looking at all of the great inspiration out there in blogland from all of you!  So, let's see what you have to share with us this week.  Lynn from The Vintage Nest is your host.

We are delighted you are here today for the 36th Share Your Style party.  Your host today is me, Lynn, of The Vintage Nest blog.  I loved going through all last week's fabulous posts and found it very, very hard to pick just a few for featuring  this week.  You all are so generous with your time, recipes, tutorials, DIY's, and so much more.  The weather here in Virginia has been picture perfect this past week.  I took my Mom on an outing Sunday and took so many photos of the happenings around our area.  Here is one that I would like to share with you.  To me it just epitomizes the season.  

Now on to the party.   Remember when you share on our party, you will be on seven (7) different blogs and if you are featured please take the special badge for your blog.  And please remember to link back somewhere on your blog post.  Now.....don't be shy.  Please don't  link and run.  Go visit some of the other partiers.  :)

Paige of A Junk Chick Life participates in a $10.00 Yard Sale challenge.  Look what she bought with only a small portion of the money.  Just shows you decorating on a budget can easily be done....along with a great imagination.  I love this!  So simple and elegant.

I have made the velvet pumpkins and love doing it and always wanted to make some of the cute little velvet acorns I see but I don't have much patience with little tiny items.  And then I saw this!  Angelina of Peonies and Orange Blossoms shows us such a simple and sweet way to make them.  Yep....gonna do it!

I just had to feature a  yummy recipe ..... what with football season here and we are all looking for delicious quick appetizers for tailgating and home viewing.  Walking on Sunshine shares this Warm Bacon-Cheese Dip.  I am thinking just perfect for the Thanksgiving football games. 

And finally, I wanted to show you Michelle's beautifully decorated dining area for her home tour.  Gorgeous country charm here!  Thank You Dandelion Patina for sharing.

Now let's see what you are sharing this week.  Cannot wait!

Monday, October 19, 2015

My Chandelier "Steal"

Hello everyone!

Did you have a nice weekend?  Mine was very busy but also very fun.  I got a lot done around my house.  One thing that got done was installing this new chandelier in my master bedroom.  I found it while out shopping at an antique store that is very close to my house.  They have a plethora of stuff that you may or may not find something good.  This time I found something VERY good!  This chandelier was originally from Ballard Designs and sold for over $200!  How do I know this?  Well, the dealer left the original sticker on it.  How much did I pay for it?  Just $45!  Oh yeah!  Needless to say, it had to come home with me.  

Friday, October 16, 2015

Adding Warmth to a Mostly White Room

Hello everyone!

I love white rooms.  However, with the cooler weather finally upon us, I've been craving a little bit of warmth in my mostly white house.  I already have dark brown wooden floors which is a huge help in offsetting all of the white.  However, I wanted a bit more.  So, I decided to bring in some more brown tones and wood.  It still keeps my rooms feeling soft but adds more dimension I think.

The first thing I did was to add stacks of old brown books in a large wooden tray to my coffee table.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Share Your Style Party #35

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Share Your Style!  I have been enjoying seeing everyone's Fall decor and recipes lately.  To me, October is the quintessential Fall month too.  The mornings and evenings are cooler and the leaves are already falling!  I have my pumpkins ready for carving as well.  So, let's see what you have in store for us this week.  Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane is your host.

Hi Everyone and welcome to the 35th Share Your Style Party!!!

 I am Barbara from the blog 21 Rosemary Lane and this week I am thrilled to be your party host. Just to give you a little idea of what goes around Rosemary Lane, here is a sneak peek at what I have shared with my readers over the past few weeks. (Click on the image if you want to see more of a particular post.)

I sure hope you will stop by sometime for a visit.

Now on to the party. First let me say thank you to all of the party goers who linked up last week, what a fantastic amount of inspiration you all shared. I definitely had a hard time picking favorites, so here are a few that caught my eye!

Julie from the blog Little Farmstead shared some gorgeous photos of her cousin's rustic and vintage inspired wedding. If I were planning an early fall wedding, this is the way I would go!!

Olivia from Reinvented Collection linked up her bold and beautifully painted farmhouse table and chairs. I just love love love the gorgeous red color on the chairs. Classic!

Hawthorne & Main shared a wonderful tutorial on how to make a woodsy fall centerpiece.

With Halloween just around the corner, Tammy from Patina and Paint shared with us some darling Halloween decor from around her home. (I think this little plant is simply adorable!)

And finally here is a super healthy Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bowl from the cute blog The Bewitchen Kitchen. This dish is loaded with nutrition and is sure to tame the old sweet tooth too!

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Roswell Showcase Home Tour 2015

Hello everyone!

I went on a home tour with my sister last Friday.  It was a beautiful house in Sandy Springs, GA.  It was for sale for over two million dollars if anyone is interested too!  It was just a little too big for me, otherwise, I would've made an offer.  (Wink)  

So, I took some pictures to share with all of you.  Unfortunately, my I-phone died before I was able to get all of the pics I wanted, so you won't be getting the complete tour but enough to satisfy you I hope.  I will be honest, I didn't care for the upstairs rooms.  The bedrooms were decorated kind of wild in a style I've never quite seen before.  Lots of clutter and dark colors.  So, I'm not even including those in this tour.  

Here is the outside of the house.  It sits up high on a hill with a very steep driveway.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Painted Books

Hello everyone!

Happy Friday!

I recently showed you some books that I bought that had been painted with chalk paint and then stenciled on front.  That got me to thinking about doing some myself.  However, I was more concerned with having the spines of the books look interesting rather than the fronts.  I wanted a simple color scheme of black and white too.  I made these with one purpose in mind.  

Here is what I started with.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Share Your Style Party #34

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Share Your Style!  I hope that you all have had a good week so far.  The rain has finally stopped here in GA and the sun is shining.  I believe our grass has grown a foot from all the rain we've had too.  I hope that you're having nice weather whereever you are!  I look forward to seeing what you have to share with us.    Sherry from No Minimalist Here is your host this week.

Welcome to the Share Your Style Party.

I am Sherry with No Minimalist Here and I will be your party host this week. It's exciting to have you here and I can't wait to see what you have to Share.

It has been a little slow on my blog this week but I was able to do a quick post on the kitchen progress.

You may have missed the post about New Upholstery for our french chairs.

Debra at Common Ground announced last week that she will no longer be co-hosting the Share Your Style party.  She will be greatly missed but I hope she and her hubby have a wonderful time traveling.  Not to can still link up to the party at No Minimalist Here or any of the other six host.

Thanks to everyone that joined the party last week and remember if you link to any of the host it will be seen on all seven blogs!

Here are just a few of the great features from last week.

Every Day Living  created this beautiful Fall vignette.  Isn't the little chair adorable?

These pumpkin glazed donuts look delicious and Walking On Sunshine shares how to make them. Check out her blog for many great recipes. 

How gorgeous are these white ruffled pumpkins?  Ornate Splendor makes these beautiful pumpkins and sells them in her Etsy shop.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Sunday Supper

Hello everyone!

I love to plan a great meal for Sunday evening.  I guess I look at Sunday as the final day of the week (even though it's technically the first of the week on the calendar).  So, in doing so, I will often cook meals that require a little more effort.  

This time, I chose to cook pan roasted chicken with lemon garlic green beans.  I also added some mushrooms to this recipe.

Here are the ingredients you will need.

olive oil, lemons, garlic, salt, pepper, new red potatoes, fresh snapped green beans, chicken breast (bone-in), and mushrooms (optional)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Tour of my Family Room and Sitting Room

Hello everyone!

I mentioned in my last post that I've moved some furniture around in my family room and sitting room.  I have finally gotten some pics to share with you all.  I love the changes.  I can't tell you how long it took for me to figure out how to get it the way I wanted though.  I kept making small changes until I got it just right.  

My family room got a few simple changes by moving some chairs across from the sofa.  I love symmetry so this was an easy decision. (Notice my dog is almost in the picture!) I also switched my lamp shades from burlap to white behind the sofa.