Friday, April 21, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

Hello everyone!

I hope you've had a good week.  It has been a busy one for me with doctor appointments and visiting my mom in the rehab center.  She is recovering from a broken pelvis sustained from a bad fall.  It has been nice and sunny all week though. So that has helped a lot!  

Last week, I went to a cute shop about 30 minutes from my home.  I took some pics to share with you because I know how fun it is to tour a cute store.  So, we'll just go virtual shopping together!  

It's located in a cute town with country roads (but a lot of traffic). The store is inside a historic home. It's called Urban Farmhouse.  Even the name is cute!

I will just let you look at the photos.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Share Your Style Party #114

Hi, everyone and welcome to #114 of our Share Your Style Party. I am Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest and I will be your host for this evening's party. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sprucing up the Front Porch for Spring

Hello everyone!

This week we have had some amazingly beautiful weather!  It has been sunny in the 70's all week with no humidity.  I wish I could bottle it up and save it forever!  I've tried to go outside everyday and enjoy it while it lasts.  Because, you know it won't!  

One way I've done that is by sprucing up my front porch.  I bought some ferns to go beside the front door and hung my magnolia wreath on the door. A new larger door mat was placed front and center too.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Share Your Style Party #113

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #113!  I'm Carol from the blog The Red Painted Cottage and I'm thrilled to be your party host this week.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Warming Up a White Kitchen

Hello everyone!

I love the color white.  That's no secret.  But, besides texture, the warmth of natural wood is a great way to warm up the space when you have a lot of white in a room. I wanted to share some examples of that in my kitchen. 

 Kitchens can seem cold if you don't have a lot of color so bringing in something to soften the space is a welcome addition. Besides draperies, using upholstered or slip covered furniture is a great way to do that. I have a pine farmhouse table with wooden cross back chairs that I love.  But, I recently added these white slip covered chairs to the ends that are soft and have adorable ties on the back.  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Share Your Style Party #112

Hello everyone!

  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home.  I am your host this week.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Master Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Hello everyone!

I'm finally ready to share my master bathroom makeover with you!  It took about 2 1/2 weeks to complete but we're so happy with the results.  I am glad it's finally done because it was noisy, dusty, smelly and messy to get it done!  It took many trips to Floor and Decor and Home Depot to get it accomplished.  We hired someone to do the work and also a plumber to handle the tub hook-up since our plumbing was done over 21 years ago and it was built into the tub itself!  Can you say ca-razy??

So, here it is.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Share Your Style Party #111

Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Lynn, author of the blog The Vintage Nest.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Old World Lighting

Hello everyone!

The weekend sure did fly by.  I can't believe it's already Monday!  I'm still working on my master bathroom post to share with you, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some new lights that I hung in my house. 

 If you don't know this already, I'm a HUGE lighting lover!  I feel it is one of the most important style makers in your house.  Cheap looking lighting can ruin your whole house.  It sets the tone for the rooms and is one of the first things people see when they walk into your home.  I love how lighting can change the mood of a room at night based on where you place it and the wattage of the light bulbs being used. 

I decided to change out the light fixture in my front sitting room.  I wanted something a bit more substantial and I wanted it more in keeping with the other changes that I've made in my home lately. So, I found this light fixture being offered from Decor Steals.  I checked the measurements of it and decided it should work. 


Friday, March 24, 2017

Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Hello everyone!

I guess I'm on a "bedroom" kick this week. Thanks for all the sweet comments about my Spring guestroom last Monday.  It was a lot of fun being part of a Spring blog tour.

  I have made several changes to my master bedroom lately and I wanted to share them with you.  

I changed my bedding first.  I still  have white bedding but this time it's a different kind altogether.  Since I have a foot board on my bed, it's always a challenge to make up my bed .  It's hard to fit my hands in between the mattress and the foot board to tuck in the sheets.  So, when I discovered Beddy's Beds I decided to give it a try.  To learn more about them, click HERE.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Share Your Style Party #110

Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Guestroom

Hello everyone!

Today I am joining a great group of bloggers that will be sharing something Spring related this week.  

Friday, March 17, 2017

Hall Bathroom Makeover

Hello everyone!

I'm happy to report that the bathroom makeovers are finished with the exception of paint!  I thought I would share our hall bathroom with you since all we have left to do in there is repaint the cabinets in the same color.  That will take care of some areas of paint that have worn off through the years.  

We had new flooring installed in here.  It's a black and white basket weave tile.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Share Your Style Party #109

Good evening and welcome to Share Your Style #109!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I am delighted to be your host tonight. 


Monday, March 13, 2017

More Bathroom Progress

Hello everyone!

Hopefully, this is my last week for bathroom renovation.  Our master bathroom is almost complete and the hall bath flooring has already begun.  

Here is where we are so far.

The glass shower enclosure went up after the tile was grouted in. That alone made a huge difference!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Share Your Style Party #108

Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog

Monday, March 6, 2017

Master Bathroom Renovation Progress

Hello everyone!

I  just realized that I haven't shared with you all of the renovation progress we have made in our bathroom yet!  It has been going on for 7 days now.  We hired a good friend and former neighbor to do the work since this is how he makes a living.  He has already done some work for us in the past too.  

We recently had granite counters and under mount sinks installed.  Then we replaced our unframed mirrors with framed ones. We also replaced a hanging light fixture with a petite french style chandelier. But we still weren't satisfied with the results.  It was like putting lipstick on a pig.  Ha!  So, we bought new flooring materials and tile for the shower and bead board for the tub surround.  Now, the work has begun to replace all of that.  

It all started out like this.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Hello everyone!

We recently had our counters and sink replaced in our kitchen.  We needed to replace the sink since it was ruined by me cleaning it with an abrasive cleaner and I wasn't supposed to use that.  I thought the sink could be cleaned just like the one I had before it.  Nope!  Bad idea!  After calling around to get quotes on refinishing the sink, I realized it would be unreasonable to spend hundreds of dollars just to refinish an inexpensive sink.  We couldn't replace it since it was an odd shape and our granite counters were cut to fit it precisely.  So, that was our dilemma.  I decided to replace the dark brown granite with light colored quartz and get a new stainless steel sink (in a standard shape).  I was afraid of getting another white sink after all the problems we had with our last one!  I also had them extend the breakfast bar out further since it was too narrow before.  So, getting new counters and sink solved a lot of problems for us.  

Here is what it looks like now.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Share Your Style Party #107

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #107.  My name is Carol and I'm from the blog The Red Painted Cottage.  I'm so excited and thrilled to be hosting tonight and to be the newest member to join the Share Your Style team.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Chairs, Chairs, and More Chairs!

Hello everyone!

Happy Friday!  It is a beautiful warm sunny day here in GA and I couldn't be happier about it.  I am not a fan of rain or cloudy days (as some people are).  This pretty weather puts a smile on my face!  I should probably move to sunny California since their weather is usually so nice most of the time.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you've probably already seen everything that I'm about to share with you.  I have been on a chair spree lately.  I've been replacing some older chairs with some newer fresher ones that fit my style better.  I wanted to share some with you today.

My latest obsession has been cane.  I received this chair (that I ordered) just yesterday. It is my new favorite!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Share Your Style Party #106

Hello everyone!

I hope that you're having a good week so far.  I'm so glad that you could join us again for another week of Share Your Style.  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and will be your host this week.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Materials Chosen for Bathroom Upgrades

Hello everyone!

This past weekend my husband and I went to Floor and Decor and bought the materials needed for our bathroom renovations. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bathroom Upgrades

Hello everyone!

It's finally Friday!  I think Friday is my favorite day of the week.  We got a lot accomplished this week and I wanted to share some of those things.  We have been updating our bathrooms.  So, in the half bath, we removed the small pedestal sink that came with our house and replaced it with a vanity from Lowes.  It was discounted by over 50% so it fit our budget easily.  We wanted something with storage and more counter space.  So, this painted black oak vanity with marble countertop and undermount sink gave us just what we were looking for.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Family Room Changes

Hello everyone!  

Are you happy it's Friday?  I know I am.  My husband will be home to finish working on the walls in our bathroom.  After our mirrors were taken down (so we could raise our vanities) it left some ugly sheetrock behind.  So, I bought some new mirrors to hang and he is going to repair and paint the walls first.  We will be replacing our floor and shower tile in there next. We will hire someone to do that! Once it's all done, I'll show the pics. 

For now, I've made some changes to our family room that I wanted to share.  

I got a new French style chair to go in front of the fireplace and a new clock over the mantel.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Share Your Style Party #104

Hi, everyone and welcome to our 104th Share Your Style Party. My name is Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest, and I will be your host for this evening's party. I am new to the team, but I am ready and so delighted to have the opportunity to share all of your creative and fascinating ideas.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Fabulous Slow Cooker Recipe

Hello everyone! was painful to see the Atlanta Falcons lose the Super Bowl.  It was SO close!  We had it in our little hands for most of the game.  But, then the Patriots worked their magic and stole it from us!  Yep!  That's what I'm calling it.  It makes me feel better anyway.  I'm proud of our Falcons though.  I'm hoping we get a "do-over" next year.  Ha!  

I have been so busy here at the house that I haven't been able to take pics to share with you for the changes in our family room.  So, I am sharing this wonderful easy recipe instead.  I hope to share the family room later this week.

  We're getting new granite counters and sinks installed in our upstairs baths this week as well as new mirrors (that I must shop for). Our cabinets are getting raised with some carpentry tricks so cabinet painting will also take place.  So, I will have lots to share with you over the next few weeks! 

If you're busy like me, then you probably love slow cooker recipes!  Aren't they the best?  Here is one that stole my heart.  We had it not too long ago and I just had to share!

These are the ingredients you will need.  

pork tenderloin
dry onion soup mix
red wine
minced garlic
soy sauce

Friday, February 3, 2017

Adding French Style in the Foyer

Hello everyone!

Happy Friday!  Are you ready for the big Super Bowl game?  I'm excited about it because my home team is playing in it..........Atlanta Falcons!  We are going to a friends house for a Super Bowl party so it should be fun.  Fingers crossed that we beat the Patriots!  (Sorry to all of you Patriots fans.  I just can't help rooting for my home team.) 

I've been making a lot of changes around my home lately.  Many of them have happened in my foyer.  I decided to part with my painted grey bench that I've had forever for this caned back french style bench. It came from a local home interiors store.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Share Your Style Party #103

Good evening and welcome to Share Your Style!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I am so excited to be your host tonight and to be joining the Share Your Style team.  

Monday, January 30, 2017

Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Hello everyone!

I mentioned on Instagram that I was planning on changing up my display area in my kitchen.  I used to have a white bookcase with just a few shelves to store and display some white serving pieces.  Now, I have this extra large weathered wood with black metal shelving unit.  I love the contrast of the white dishes against the brown wood. Here is what it looked like right after the unit was assembled. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Share Your Style Party #102

Good evening all of you Share Your Style party-goers and welcome to our 102nd inspirational link party! This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog 21 Rosemary Lane.

Monday, January 23, 2017

My Purchases from my Favorite Store

Hello everyone!

Happy Monday.  Did you survive the weekend?  It was a rainy one here in Ga but at least it was warm.  I can handle it much easier that way. 

I forgot to share the items I bought at Linen & Flax last week!   I just found out that they are opening a second location too, so I'm excited about that.  They sell very good quality items.  One of my favorites is their magnolia stems.  They sell these year round.  They are so lifelike and much nicer than those you can find at craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael's.

Friday, January 20, 2017

An Antique Mirror Makeover

Hello everyone!

My husband brought home an old dresser mirror that was found at his parents house.  It is supposed to attach to a dresser (which we have).  I recall wanting the dresser but not the mirror many years ago.  I forgot they still had this mirror.  Well, now that it has been so many years, I have a set of fresh eyes for it!  I decided to take another look at it and see what I could do with it.  This is how the mirror looked originally.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Share Your Style Party #101

Hello everyone!

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

New French Style Dining Chairs

Hello everyone!

I guess this is the year for new chairs!  I recently replaced my kitchen chairs and now I've replaced my dining room chairs.  I've had my eye on these French style chairs for many years.  I always liked them.  I finally grabbed them when they went on sale with free shipping recently.  They are from World Market, called Paige dining chair in natural linen.  I love how they look and how comfortable they are.  My dining room is very small so to keep it set for four is the best solution.  However, I can seat up to six when I have guests.  I can just pull up two slipcovered chairs to the ends (like I did in my kitchen).  Ready to see them?

Friday, January 13, 2017

My Favorite Store

Hello everyone!

Boy, what a difference a week makes!  This time last week was cold and wet with snow on the horizon.  Now, temps have warmed up close to 70 and the sun is shining!  It's back to short sleeves and air conditioning in the car now.  Crazy!  

With the weather being nicer, I ventured out to a new store.  It's about a year old but I just now discovered it! And all I can say is, I'm so glad that I did!  It had my name written ALL over it.  I showed these pics to my husband and he agreed.  What I loved the most about it was the charm of the overall store.  It was small but crammed with every single thing I loved!  It was like being a kid in a candy store.  It was very serene with soft neutral colors and texture everywhere.  The walls had ship lap and cute signs hanging on them.  The ceilings were draped in french style chandeliers and cotton boll garlands.  The windows were adorned with simple light and wispy linen draperies hanging off a tree branch!  At every corner, there was something unique to see.  It's a happy store with feel good messages on everything from towels to signs. I'm glad that I took pictures because I couldn't focus on everything at once.  Seeing it in pictures is helpful to study what was there.  Of course, I thought of you too!  Let's go on a tour!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Share Your Style Party #100's our 100th "Share Your Style" party today and all of us here behind the scenes are thrilled.  We have really grown and so appreciate all who join us every week with all their inspiration and creativity.  As a token of our appreciation, we would like to have a fun,  little give-away this week,  randomly choosing a winner from all the party sign-ups this week.  It will be a surprise give-away, but I know you'll love it.   Thanks again for all of you.  Lynn, that's me, of The Vintage Nest blog, is your host this week, so I get to choose the lucky winner.  :)  Before we get the party started, I would love to share with you some of my favorites from last week.  If you were chosen, we would love for you to grab the "feature" button and share on your blog.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Our DIY TV Cabinet

Hello everyone!

How was your weekend?  Mine was full of white stuff!  We got some snow and ice and it stuck around all weekend.  We live on a hill with a shady driveway so it stayed icy and kept us from leaving the house.  So, today, I'm ready to leave the nest and spread my wings since I've been cooped up all weekend.  It sure was pretty to look at though!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Where did the Armoire Go?

Hello everyone!

How was your holiday?  Kids are now back in school and life has resumed back to normal here.  That means that I have some bad habits to break now.  Over the holidays, I slept late and didn't go to the gym very much.  So...........time to get back to my old routine! I must say it feels good to do that though.

  One exercise that I did manage to do was moving furniture around.  Remember in my last post, I made some changes to the family room.  Well, one of them was to remove the large pieces of furniture next to the fireplace.  One of them was my super large armoire with glass doors.  I moved it to the sitting room where it can now be a focal point of that room.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Share Your Style Party #99

Hello and Happy New Year to you all! Wow I just can't believe we are already at 2017 and that this is our 99th Share Your Style party!!! This week your party host is me, Barbara, from the blog 21 Rosemary Lane.