Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Decorating with Chalkboard Style Prints

These Chalkboard Style Prints are a perfect addition to your fall decor! Put one in every room of your home! Take advantage of this AWESOME BOGO (Buy One Get One) SALE on Jane.com. Hurry though, sale ends tommorrow 10/8/14


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall is in the air....so let's Decorate!

Have you decorated your home for fall yet? I can feel the nights getting cooler, but the days are still pretty hot, however I feel fall weather is close!

I'm ready for sweaters, boots, scarves & of course bonfires in our new firepit (see previous post to see our new firepit hubby built) But weather is not quite ready for that yet, so instead let's decorate our homes! 

I have been making chalkboard style sign boards for about a year now & made some especially for fall. I'd say that really helps to bring a bit of fall into the home. Look at all those great fall activities to look forward to in this fall bucket list! I have about 6-8 designs for fall, but this is the best seller.

You can find this sign HERE 
& all my other fall signs HERE


if you want to get a head start on your Christmas decor, check out these Christmas sign boards

Happy Decorating!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stone Fire Pit with deck surround is DONE! Ready for S'mores!

Long time since I last posted, but wanted to share our latest home project with all of you. I wanted a stone firepit with decking surrounding it. I found some inspiration pics and showed my hubby. He said," I can do that!" I thought he could get t done in a couple months. Boy. was I wrong! The project took longer than both he or I imagined. He started creating the concrete block base August of 2012.  Then summer of 2013 he worked on completing it. Just now finishing up the painting of the railings.....just to remind you it is August 2014. Of course, we didn't wait to test out the firepit. As soon as the mortar was cured on the stone we lit a fire...that was in Jan of 2014.We LOVE it and have enjoyed many s'mores since Jan 2014, I don't think I have ever bought more Hershey's candy bars, graham crackers & marshmallows as I have in the past 7 months!

So, let me show you the process in photos.
Hubby almost finished with the concrete block base. Getting ready to fill with cement.

We are at the Stone stage here...yay!

 Ah yes, it's looking good!

Time to do the deck surround...oh my vision is coming alive!

Deck boards are being put on. Hubby did everything all by himself! What a Stud!

Stone tops are being placed. Almost time for a fire!

Deck railings are almost done! Adirondack chairs which I  ordered are being assembled & weatherproofed.

Our first bonfire! Complete with hot dogs & s'mores.Yay!

So Cozy!

All we have to do now is paint the railings & build stairs from the top level deck to this deck, but a spring snowstorm put a stop on that.

We are really enjoying our firepit on the cool, crisp spring mornings!

Ok, time to get some stairs built.

And time to paint the railings. We used Restore textured deck paint by rustoleum. It really is a great product!

We have Stairs!!!! Still have more painting of the railings to do....

Since the 2 decks were not completely parallel to each other hubby had to make some improvises in the stairs. Can you tell where??

Just a little added touch.....a s'more roasting stick holder!

I hope you enjoyed looking at the process of building our firepit! It was alot of work, but oh so worth it! We have all enjoyed it and looking forward to this fall's bonfires!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...WHAT?

I LOVE decorating and my favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas. Last Christmas I created this sign....
I had so many people see mine and want one.........so I am offering them for sale.
I have about 35 different signs as of now and more coming every day.
You can see all my signs

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall Decorating

I have had my home decorated for fall for about 1 month but just got around to taking pics. So thought I would show you.

 The fireplace mantle

 Love my wood carved owl! Got this at a flea market a few yrs ago for $15. He comes out every fall.

 Soup Tureen - so perfect for fall soups & stews!
 Just got an old scrabble game at a garage sale for $1 this past weekend-just for decorating!
 My cloche is another one of my garage sale finds from a few yrs ago. The pumpkins inside are actually salt & pepper shakers...got those at a flea market for $3.
 I keep the table decorated for fall just because I like it! Ceramic pumpkins from the dollar store a couple yrs ago.

Oh, and just thought I would also show you the firepit hubby is working on. A deck will be surrounding it.  (you won't see the concrete blocks - the deck will cover that part)
Can't wait to sit by the fire in adirondack chairs and make s'mores!!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are enjoying fall too!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stitch Fix #2 Review

Have you heard of Stitch Fix?

It's basically a personal clothing shopping service.
 Have you ever wanted your very own personal stylist??
Well, now is your chance!

I like shopping for my own clothes but it's so cool to have someone else choose your clothes once in awhile. Many times they will choose clothes that you never would have selected...but then you get it, try it on...and voila, you love it! Or maybe you are just too busy to shop for clothes or dread trying on clothes in the stores, then Stitch Fix is for YOU!

When you sign up, you'll fill out a questionnaire about your style, body shape, interests, needs, etc., where they really just ask you the same three questions in about five ways to make sure they're understanding you. Like do you like bohemian chic, preppy, conservative, etc... Don't worry if your not sure, they show photos of each styles to help you define your style.

When I first tried Stitch Fix, I was about to go to St. John in the USVI. So I told my stylist I wanted some casual dresses for a Caribbean vacation. A few days later my package arrived. Whatever you don't like you send back in a postage paid bag.
This time I scheduled my Stitch Fix I told my stylist that I wanted clothes for fall. I didn't get photos of everything but here is what I did get pics of.
This is Maise 3/4 Sleeve Front Gathered Top by Tea & Rose
The Huron Reversible Magnetic Tote by Street Level
Here is another photo of the Tote
I didn't keep the top or the tote as I have lots of black tops like this and just don't like boxy totes without any structure. These went back.
I was really excited when I saw this chevron coat, but wondering what you think of it?
Family is telling me it's too boxy and too short. What do you think??
Ok, not the best shot there...but hey I gotta show you how the back looks.

So, should this stay or should this go??

Now, just want to say I think this is a great service for people & super fun for a once in awhile treat (like for your birthday or a special occasion) but not something I would do every month.
Try it for yourself and then be sure to let me know what you thought of it.
Click on this link to sign up for your STITCH FIX

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Got my Fix Today!

Got my first Fix today!
 Stitch Fix that is.
If you've ever said, "I wish I could have my own fashion stylist pick out clothes for me".... now you can!
It's fun seeing what the stylist picks out just for you.You just keep what you like and send back what you don't in their postage paid shipping bag.
Sign up for your Fix Here

It's so much fun! I'll be posting photos of the items I received in my Fix tomorrow. So be sure and come back to check it out.

The Family

The Family