November 21, 2014


This morning after I made the bed,

I decided to do a little tweaking in this corner of the room
while the sun was shining in.

Meanwhile "The Boss" wandered in.

I continued playing with pillows and swapping out baskets.

This is his "I want some attention" pose.

There . . . all done tweaking for now.

Okay kitty, I'm all yours.

Happy Friday, Everyone!

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November 17, 2014


This is how our backyard looked this morning.

I can't say I was ready for snow but it did look very pretty.

The kids got the day off from school.
Can't say I was ready for that either.

The branches above were so weighed down with snow
that they were hanging right outside our family room window.

It looks like we may be in for another long winter!

Stay warm,

November 14, 2014


If you like farmhouse style, I think the kitchen I'm sharing with you today
 will really appeal to you.

I think the first thing I noticed was the ceiling with exposed beams ~
and look at that gorgeous black stove with the brick surround!

It wouldn't be farmhouse style without a big farmhouse sink.
There's open shelving and tons of counterspace.
The windows that spread all the way across the kitchen are amazing.

Isn't that sliding chalkboard adorable?
And I'm guessing that's a pizza oven on the right.
I like the little breakfast bar and stools too.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a wonderful dining area.
You know I love those blue chairs.
Did you notice the chandelier ~ I think it's perfect for the room.

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Here's a peek at the family room ~ doesn't it look cozy?

Click here if you would like to see a few more pictures
 of this farmhouse style home.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

Have a great weekend!

November 9, 2014


It seems like the room that I tweak the most is our family room.
  It has taken me a long time to get it to a point that I'm pretty happy with.
  So I put together a little tour and a little story to share with you.

 I took these pictures a few weeks ago before the leaves started to change.

It was on a day that no one else was home and I had time to "play house".
You know, the kind of day where you can tidy up and fluff up a room
and make it look all pretty.

And then pretend that this is how it looks all the time.

Because this is how you would love for it to look all of the time.

 All of the pillows are plumped up and right where they
are suppose to be.

There aren't any remotes all over or crumbs on the coffee table.

The throw is draped just so over the arm of the chair.

Everything in its place.

It's heavenly for a little while.

But then something happens.

It starts to feel lonely.

You miss those special people who throw the pillows on the floor
and leave their snacks on the coffee table.

It's just not the same without anyone to share it with.

Next thing you know, those people come home, and your pretty
room returns to its perfectly imperfect life.
And all is right in the kingdom.

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