Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway

over at Coastal Charm -

HURRY ends tomorrow.


Good luck everyone,


From one extreme to the other

I work out of my house most of the time.  I have enjoyed this arrangement until just recently when I kept getting knocks on my door or my door bell rung.

 Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-social or anything but when you work from home, you acquire a set discipline, just as if you are in a place of business and these constant interruptions, well, they interupt that flow.

One day, between client phone calls and the constant door bell interuptions, I had it.  In keeping with my current "de-cluttering" lifestyle, I decided to go to my craft closet and pull out some dollar store picture frames. I typed up my sentiment and framed it.  Found some black left over ribbon and hung up my picture frame.

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Then I felt bad.......
So I created this one too.

So now I place them out depending on my mood or the day of the week.  Not bad, sitting next to my Dollar Store baskets and Daisy right?



Not your Mama's CHALK BOARD

Love stainless steel appliances and love that you can't typically put refrigerator magnets on a stainless steel refrigerator. BUT..... Came across this and couldn't help myself

Up close

What do you think?

Linking up to :
Sunday Showcase
Keeping it Simple
Coastal Charm
the Girl Creative
Primative and Proper
Extreme Personal Measures
Tip me Tuesdays
Get Your Craft On
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I have a client who grows orchids. I visited with them today and look at this new beauty they are growing - a Blue Orchid. Isn't it just gorgeous and unexpected?

Linking up to : Outdoor Wednesdays
Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Fertilizer Friday


Happy 2011

Sending prayers on Angel Wings....
        Wishing you all a Happy, Prosperous, Healthy, Joyous and Peaceful 2011.

These were on my dining room chairs this Christmas.

Ignore the mess in the background - as I was putting away my dining room Christmas decor, I realized that I hadn't shared pictures with you of my decor this season.  Caught a quick glimpse of the remains of my dining room (my angel wing chairs). 

I promise to do better and will definately incorporate this again next Christmas so stick with me.  This year has been a whirlwind for me, new challenges at work, and at home have made it almost impossible to participate in blogland.  I am catching up slowly but surely and didn't want the year to end without sending out my best wishes to each and every one of you my dear blog friends.

Participating in:
Show and Tell Friday, at My Romantic Home
Favorite Things
Get your craft on Life as Lori
The Shabby Chic - Transformation Thursday
White Wednesdays at Faded Charm
Strut your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
SNS at Funky Junk Interiors
Everything but the Kitchen Sink at a Little Knick Knack


Fall / Halloween Decor

I have been absent for so long I almost forgot how to get this post going.  I have had some changes in my day time life that have prohibited me from posting as often as I intended to.  My day job has taken me through so many changes in the past several months and the travel that has gone along with these changes has made it difficult to take time out for myself.  So for the last couple of weeks I have taken some time to decorate my Florida home for Fall.

Nope, Florida really doesn't have any seasons. Only season we ever see and feel is hot, humid Summer but I had felt the need to attempt to decorate my home in the rich colors and "feeling" of Fall.  I added Halloween to the mix - what is Fall without a little Halloween?

Thanks to all my Friends/Followers for sticking with me through my journey.

These are my Dollar Store wreaths, 1- rattan wreath, 2- fall garlands, 1- Fall flower bunch (cut it up and stuck the flowers where I needed to fill in) .  Not bad for $4 each.

Sideboard with some rafia pumpkins, turkeys that my daughter and I painted and put together, acorns and my bottles of poison.

What's your poison ?

A simple centerpiece (simple is in this year). A pumpkin soup tureen, the ladle is one of the leaves; sitting on a fall leaves placemat.

My Haunted House (terrible picture I know - don't know what happened to my crappy camera). I wanted you to see the details on the tree as well as the miniature skulls, spiders and pumpkins.

 Goblins and more goblins. 

A smiling glass pumpkin.  I light up the candle every night and the glow is amazing.

Love this bubble candle ! You can't see it in this picture, but when it's lit, the inside bubbles up and the ghosts and goblins move around.

Boo !! Aren't these the cutest ?

And last but not least, my absolute FAVORITE piece, a skeleton that my Daughter made in pre-school over 20 years ago.  It is made from paper plates and yarn.

Happy Fall everyone and many blessings this season.


Dollar Store Hurricane

$3 Dollar Tree Hurricane -
$1 for the candle holder, $1 for the glass vase and $1 for the white rocks.
Pink Roses given to me by my daughter = PRICELESS !!!!!