Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Friday!!!! New Decorating Book

Hello friends:

I love decorating books, browsing through the books at Barnes and Noble, I enjoy the different ideas and inspirations, here is " AGirl's  Guide to Decorating" by Abigail Ahern from the UK.

Meet Abigail and I this Sunday in London!
Typography on leather, LOL

Happy Weekend~
20 Inspiring Corners

1, Martha Stewart weddings, 3, Ivetteinuffio,4 Debee Campos

My fave are Ivette and Debee, incredible phorographers and designers, their photos and vignettes are soo
lovely and well define, here are two people who know photography.  Just incredible

Simple, but great photography!!!!!

Enjoy this weekend, just remember, you are the best, don't worry about what others say, just do your best,

Have a great weekend,



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

INSPIRATION For the walls

Dear friends:

I found some inspiration to fill those empty walls.  We all have them, and here are some ideas on how to mix and match our pictures, prints, typography, Big letters, etc.


bird nest - vintage artwork with three eggs - printed on page from old dictionary

deer portrait -  vintage artwork printed on page from old dictionary

vintage magpie artwork - printed on page from old dictionary
vintage magpie artwork - printed on page from old dictionary

magnolia I -  vintage artwork printed on page from old dictionary

Hope you enjoy the posting,
email me about your ideas,


Monday, September 19, 2011


Good Morning:

Thank you for grabbing your coffee, stay a while, this is a blog with lots of pictures, ideas, comments, an etsy shop, new items, 
daily living, praying requests, and the best fantastic GIVEAWAYS,  one is coming in OCTOBER, you will love it!! remember to participate.

The Country Living Fair was so YUMMY!!!
hand painted  shoes by two great gals  from C&C
INSPIRATION????? what an idea, love love this chair
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love this!!!

What a great booth and idea love the bike!!!!!

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Bella's booth decorated to the max LOL
Vintage Chenille Bedspread Jacket
her booth had great chenille jackets LOL  I want one!!!! don;t you
go to lavender and old lace site.  $88.00  oops

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love this bench!!!!!

CHECK MY FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE "coupon of the week" for my etsy shop, great discounts and lots of new items for fall,



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Decorating with handmade wreaths

Hello friends:

First of all I would like to ask all of you who believe in the power of prayer, to take sometime and pray for a blogger little son, who is very sick.  In blogging, I have met many friends, and this is another one, and I promised her we will all pray for this baby.
Thank you,

Now on to the wreaths.  You all know that I love wreaths, I'm always thinking on new ones to decorate my house.

Here is some pictures of a few wreaths, (I'm working on one that I will show you soon, its unusual)

white and red berry wreath on a wall
Country Living

Country Living 

Royal Buffet
the one on the top right is made out of paper bags, of course its Martha Stewart, just awesome wreaths.  The spotted sparrow

I have a few favorites, what about YOU, please write and tell me, I'm planning a contest for all of you, the wreath that gets the most votes, a small prize for you from my etsy shop.




Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Hello friends:

via anthropology
more anthropology
We love the old suitcases, I'm posting a few pictures for you to get ideas, and enjoy the yummy  suitcases.

More ways to decorate with suitcases:

very clean  (apartment therapy)

Some sources for old suitcases:  Etsy, Craig's list, E bay, and yard sales.

Happy travelling, just kidding, 


Tuesday, September 13, 2011


from this  to....

This is so nice she used the "graphic Fairy" and she painted it by hand, just BEAUTIFUL
Absolutely beautiful

Polly from   "its just me"   did this beautiful table over, it is so YUMMY , I had to share,

then check this out, more yumminess:


Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 I will never forget that day

This is a sad day for all of us who lost friends, neighbors, family, children on 9/11 ten years ago.

I will never forget that day.  I was in my classroom when all of the sudden my classroom changed.  The Principal spoke on the intercom  and instructed us to close all windows, lock the doors, and stay in our rooms.  My heart was palpitating but I was calm and told my kids, (14 years old) to  stay calm, I thought it was a false alarm.
All of the sudden a teacher came in and told me to get the kids ready to go home, and didn't give me details.  I got everybody ready, and they left not knowing what happened.  I went into the hallway, and I was told about the two planes from Boston, and to go home as soon as possible.
I was crying, shaking, I just wanted to talk to my kids, my family, we were all safe and okay, but the radio was talking about the two towers, the Penn. flight, and then the DC plane. I couldn't drive fast enough, I made it home, and my neighbors were outside.  We lost a lot of friends, husbands, and we were all so sad.

Of course schools were cancelled, and we all watched the TV constantly and cried.  I made chicken soup,  (cans)  and grilled cheese sandwiches,  and prayed for the victims.  It was a weary feeling when I thought the two men left Logan Airport that morning to crash the planes.  How could this be possible???

When I returned to work, it took us a long time to go back to "normal",  we wrote letters, we drew pictures, we had talks, small groups, kids cried and felt very sad.  I had no answers, just that eventually we will find out the "why's"  we tried to get back to "normal", but everybody was in a sad mood.

I will never get over this horrible tragedy, as a Christian, I forgive "because they don't know'
what they are doing"  but I cann't respect people who kill innocent people in order to gain salvation or gain good deeds from their higher power.  I know that we all have our own beliefs and religion, however, this particular form of extreme worship makes me tremble.  When I saw the terrorists on the cabin  praying to their higher power, getting ready to die, and take all the innocent people with them, I lost all my respect for them.  I remembered saying to myself, "what is this?"  do they really believe in a higher power???

I say it again, I do forgive because "they don't know what they are doing" just like Jesus said in the cross, we have to forgive them, but its hard to forget.

I pray today for the families and hope that they are healing from such an injustice.



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A rainy day, and finishing a project

Dear Friends:

Here is the finished product.  It took about 4o roses, and a lot of love.
But it is done, and I think the bride will like it.
I would love to hear from you, let me know if you like it,
Happy Thursday,