Sunday, January 31, 2010


My corner piece is done!

If you remember, I decided to paint it because I wanted to brighten up my living room and since, I can't paint the walls, I thought this was an easy solution!

So, here's the before. . .


and here's the after!


I have to say that I truly love it and it brightens up that space so much!!

I ordered some knobs from Anthropologie but they haven't come in yet, so I bought a few "birdcage" knobs from Lowe's until the others come in.

It's late in the evening so, I couldn't get a great pic but these give you the basic idea.

So, what do you think?

I'm thinking it looks much, much better and definitely accomplishes what I wanted to do! : )

I'm linking this to Kimba's DIY day.
Be sure to check out all the other DIY ideas here!

Also linking this to. . .

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fave Song Friday. . .

You may recognize this song from the "Dear John" movie trailer.

I love this song and I can't wait to see the movie!!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine's decorating on a whim. . .

What do you get when you take some epsom salts, votive candles and some left over Christmas ribbon?

You get this. . .


I love it!

And even better, I already had everything already on hand!

Oh-and see all that white behind it?!?

That's a little sneak peek of my corner piece.

It's not done yet, but it's coming along nicely and I have no regrets about painting it!

Lovely lamps. . .

My mom and I were in Hobby Lobby the other day and I started perusing the lamps and I was in awe.

They had some really cute ones and I admit it, I have a thing for lamps.

I love them!

They just add so much to a room.

Here are a few that caught my eye...

I really, really want this one for our family room!

I love me some, pharmacy lamps!

Love the paisley shade and the shape of this base.

Sophisticated and funky!

and lastly. . .

the deer lamp just perfect for the hunter in your life! : )

1/4 of the way. . .

I'm a 1/4 of the way to my weight loss goal and I will admit that, it feels FANTASTIC!!!

Seriously, this is what has kicked started my whole "resurfacing" journey.

By taking better care of myself, I see can myself resurfacing.

On 11/07/09, I met with a nutritionist at the urging of my parents because they knew I needed and wanted some direction.

She's a godsend.


Love her.

She's the perfect blend of being nice and being just mean enough for me to fear her.

Especially, when I eat things, I know I shouldn't.

Like this. . .

Or this . . .

I have done so well, but these 2 things are so tempting to me.

What a weird combination too, huh? 

By the way, these items are currently banned from my home. : )

I have also learned that the old adage "You are, what you eat" is in fact true.

At least, in my case, because if I eat crap, I feel like crap, ya know?!

It's amazing because I am actually craving things like water and fruit!

Who knew!?!

Maybe now that I am getting the eating part down pat, I can get a structured exercise routine going too.

Do you exercise? 

If so, what do you do and how often do you do it?

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Resurfacing. . .

Nope, not talking about decorating or refinishing furniture or anything of that sort.

I'm talking about me.

I'm talking about finding myself, again.

Remembering who I was, who I am, who I want to be.

I think I've been "lost" for a while and I feel like I am starting to find my way back, if that makes sense.

Please excuse me, b/c in no way, am I eloquent with words and I'm sure I am usually grammatically incorrect.

So, please bare with me. Or, is that bear? ; )

Anyhow, since 11/7/09, I've made some changes in my life.

Changes for the better, I think.

I've started to take better care of me and believe you me, I've let me go for a while. A long while.

So,I'm on a journey to resurface, me.

To become a better version of a wife, mother, daughter, friend, and me.

I'm stepping out my "comfort" zone and doing things, I've said and wanted to do for a long while.

I'm gonna make more of an effort to take care of me and I think by doing that, I can offer more to others.

Anyhow, I may post here about my journey or I may set up a different blog just for that.

Wish me luck, and I can't wait to see what the future holds. : )

Monday, January 25, 2010

American Pickers. . .

It just debuted last week on the History channel and Jeff and I loved it!

Did you watch?

If so, did you like it?

If not, you can read about it here.

Would that not be the coolest job, or what?!?!

I can't wait to watch it tonight and see what they find.

If you do watch it, I'd love to know what you think. : )

Are there any new shows out there, that you are loving right now?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fave song Friday. . .

Hope you have a great Friday!

Have I ever mentioned, how bad I am, at making decisions?

If I haven't, here it is. . .

I STINK at making decisions.

There you have it, plain and simple. : )

I did start painting my corner piece, this weekend.

Antique white, mind you.

I LOVED the thought of a pretty teal blue but, Jeff nixed it.

In fact, he didn't want me to paint it, at all.

I nixed that idea, so, we compromised and antique white, it is.

Plus, I still had some antique white on hand.

So, I saved some $$!

But, then I ran out, before I finished it.

So, now I get to go buy some more!

Go figure, right?!

Anyhow, here's where my inability to make a decision, comes in.

Since, I painted it a pretty neutral color, I wanna use some fun knobs to dress it up.

Kelly reminded me that Anthropologie had cool knobs and that some of them were even on sale!


Sooo, these are what I've narrowed it down to.

Love this red!

(my fave, I think!)

Very classic!

Love the colors in this one!

There's that pretty blue!

This is fun and classic!

Love this one, too!

See, I stink at decisions!

Whatever I decide on, I will need two of.

Who knew, picking out knobs would be so hard!

What do you say?

Cute or classy?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pretties at Pier One. . .

I went to Pier One the other day to take advantage of their 75% off Christmas items and racked up! Lots of goodies for the gift closet!

Oh, how I love me some Pier One!

Anyhow, here are a few things that I think are just lovely from there, right now.

Nothing wrong with a little window shopping, right?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I've got tunes. . .

While working on my corner piece this weekend, I decided I needed some music to put some pep in my step.

So, I went back through all my old music posts and played them one by one.

That became a bit of a pain, so, I decided to create a playlist that includes most, if not all, my fave song friday posts. I threw in a few more too just for good measure and I'm sure I will add more on a consistent basis.  ; )

You can find it down at the very bottom of my blog.

Anyhow, just wanted to let you know, in case you ever need a bit of pep in your step, too!  :  )

Monday, January 18, 2010

Farmhouse Wares. . .

Have you been to their website?

If not, you have to check it out.

Farmhouse Wares

Oh my goodness, they have some super cute stuff!

These are just a few of the things that I found, that I would love to have.

Canvas Bordeaux Buckets

Brick French Dishtowels-Red

Berger bag holder

Red Striped Table Runner

Wire swim baskets

Tin laterns

Pedestal Mirror

Medina Hurricanes

Vintage pillow with green ribbon

Boxwood wreaths

Oh, I do believe, I could go on and on!

How cute is this stuff?

I think I have found a few things that would be PERFECT in our master bedroom makeover!