August 23, 2014

MY BIG SECRETS REVEALED AT MUST LOVE JUNK AND A GUEST COTTAGE

Good Morning Everyone,
Today I'm over at Must Love Junk as Susan's Saturday Spotlight.
I just love Susan and her blog ~ you can just tell she is the sweetest person!
I hope you can pop on over and read about my big secrets . . . well, maybe not
big, but there are a couple things you probably don't know about me and may
just surprise you a bit.
If you click HERE, it will get you there!  ; )

I also want to show you the most darling little guest cottage
I think I have ever seen. 


When you see the inside, you won't believe it was originally a grain shed!


Adorable, right?
I think this would be a dream come true for anyone who loves
 cozy cottage retro style.


There are so many cute details like the exposed rafters, chippy furniture, 
and of course the blue vintage stove.


Such a sweet little bed with its pretty quilt.
Notice the little window up in the rafters.


Wouldn't this be a fun place to spend a couple nights?
I sure think so.
I hope you enjoyed seeing it.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!


August 19, 2014

THE FRONT OF OUR HOUSE NOW

When we remodeled our 2nd floor bathroom,
a dormer was added to the front of our house to be able
to enlarge the bathroom.  We also added a portico over the front door.
I realized that I've never shown you how it all turned out on the outside.

~ so here is what it looked like prior to the remodel ~


~ and here is what it looks like now ~


What do you think?

We're so happy with how it turned out.


We had a new roof and new siding done at the same time ~ things that were badly needed!


I especially love how the portico turned out.
I think it adds a lot of character and charm.


Of course there are still things I would like to change.
I would love a different style of front door, paint the porch, maybe
add some shutters and window boxes, add to the landscaping, etc.
We will get to those things eventually but for now we are
enjoying the new look of our home.


Can you find "The Blog Boss" in the photo below?


I'm so glad you came by ~ all of your visits are so appreciated!

Have a wonderful day!

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August 10, 2014

MY GREAT BUYS FROM THE OUTLET AT PINE CONE HILL

I just received an order I had placed with The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill
and I wanted to let you know about the great deals they have.
This isn't a sponsored post, just wanted to share this with you.
If you're looking for any kind of bedding, rugs, pillows, table linens, etc.,
you should check it out.  The prices really are outlet prices.

See what I got?

I love Dash and Albert rugs but they can be a bit expensive. 
I was able to purchase this denim and ivory rug in a 4x6 for $78.


 Another rug, this 2.5x8ft runner was $45.
I really love the brown and blue plaid of this one.


I also bought two of these beautiful euro shams for $11 each.
Can you believe that?
They're 26 inches and just so pretty.


The reverse side has this dainty small print and tie closures.


Many of the items are only available in limited sizes but if you
find something you like and will work for you, it's a great deal.
If you're interested in looking, just click on the link below. 
Can you guess where I am using the items I purchased?
Of course it's not too hard to imagine that the euro shams
will be used in our master bedroom but you'll just have to
wait and see where the rugs are going!  : )

Now I need to find some inexpensive euro sham inserts!

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY EVERYONE!

P.S.  I forgot to mention that shipping is free on all orders too!


• • joining • •
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August 6, 2014

HALLWAY CHANGES WITH AN AMISH HERB DRYING RACK


I made a few changes at the end of the hallway 
that leads to our master bedroom.
After all, it had been the same way since January!
Can you imagine??


this is the before . . .


. . . and here it is now.


The screen is an amish herb drying rack.
I purchased it over a year ago at a shop we stopped
at while on vacation.  
I bought it to use as wall decor but just
never found the right spot for it until now.


 This hallway is kind of narrow so hanging the screen
horizontally gives the illusion of the space being a little wider.
I did dry brush a little white paint on the actual
screen to give it a little softer look.
I love the smooth, aged wood of the frame too.


I added my HOME sign on top.
Don't you think they look good together?


I kept the white porcelain birds and added 
my topiary to the little table.
(We'll pretend the annoying light switch isn't there, okay?)


I'm glad I finally found a spot for the screen.


Do you like the change?

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