Friday, October 30, 2009


Tomorrow this little cutie will become......

This fearsome beast. He is suppose to be a lion but he looks more like a honey bear.

Gotta love Halloween. Have a FUN & SAFE Halloween everyone.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vinyl Giveaway

Karla over @ is having a giveaway. Make sure you go over and check it out.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lets get cooking. Part 1

If you know me, you know I love to cook. When we moved into the house the kitchen had NO appliances. Well, needless to say, living without appliances was not something we would be able to do for very long. Hubby and I had a plan to buy a cheap mini fridge and a cheap microwave and just live with that until we could save up enough for the real thing. I wasn't happy about it but it was what we had to do. However, thanks to my hubbies wonderful and generous step mom, we were gifted all new appliances. Talk about a godsend!! We were and still are so grateful.

We are still making little improvements to the kitchen but this is a little taste of how the appliances made such a huge difference.
My mini me snuck into this pic. This girl loves the

I need a new coffeemaker that white one just won't do.

We still have to change the lighting, get a new sink and faucet, tile the floor, paint and do the back splash. Then the kitchen will be complete. I can't wait.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mommie!

I just spent a really fun weekend in North Carolina celebrating my mommies birthday. Little Sis and I put together a small surprise dinner party for mom. She was totally surprised and she seemed to have a great time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!! I am so proud to be your daughter and I wish you many more years of health and happiness. I LOVE YOU!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Enter if you dare

I finally put up some Halloween decor in the entry. I am not really big on spending money on Halloween decor BEFORE Halloween. I am all about the 90% off after Halloween sale however. This year I wanted to do some decorating because it's the first Halloween that KJ will know whats going on. So true to form, I headed to GW and found some great stuff. This is the entry with all my finds on display. Please forgive the bare walls. We will be painting in the next couple of weeks.
GW always has lots of brass candlesticks. Well with a little black spray paint they work. I saw on another blog a tutorial on how to make bleeding candles (Sorry I don't remember the blog) and I love the spooky look of them.

This is a good view of my Skeleton Tree. (Love the shadows on the wall.) I have seen so many ghost trees this is my variation of that.

Close up of the pumpkins I found for less that $2 total. Again a little black spray paint and they look great.

Here is a close up of the little skeletons I found at the Dollar Tree. 5 skeletons for a buck.
In total I spent about $6 dollars on everything. I think that's pretty good.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bedroom inspiration

I have a love affair with Platinum & Plum. I just love the way the colors look together. The mysterious and regal look of the violet next to the sleek sophistication of the silver is intoxicating to me. Well needless to say my love affair has made its way to my bedroom. When I saw the metallic paint colors from Ralph Lauren I knew I had to have it.

I had to approach the subject gently with the hubby. He wasn't to keen on the idea of painting all of the walls in our bedroom with metallic paint. Alas, we were able to reach a compromise and just paint one wall with the metallic silver paint and the other walls a softer shade of gray.

Here are a few of the photos that inspire me. This is an example of the perfect shade of purple. Plus I just adore the chandy.

This headboard is divine. I am thinking of making my own.

When I saw this over at "Three Men & A Lady" my jaw dropped. I mean it it really dropped. I love it. Michelle has accomplished putting together a incredible master bedroom. The bed is exactly what I have been looking for, the nightstands are fantastic & what can I say about the wall color..perfect. I used this photo to show the hubby what our bedroom could be. If you haven't already go over and check her out. You won't regret it.

I am in the process of getting the master bedroom put together and I can't wait for "Reveal" day. Check back for updates.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Faucet Giveaway

Kate over at is having another fab giveaway. Go check it out.

What are you waiting for??? GO!!
(Just don't forget to come back to me.)

Thursday, October 8, 2009


What do you get when you take this: & add this

that then is Gorilla Glued to this little cutie......

well you get a pretty mini cake plate or as I like to call it a modern


All of these items were purchases for less than a dollar from GW. Just gotta love GW.
(PS....sorry about the bad pictures. I am hoping Santa :) brings me a new camera.)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Re-make: Mirror to Chalkboard

I have been working on collecting items for my daughters bedroom. GW has given me many great treasures. This is a little cutie of a mirror that I found for only $3 at GW. Its great as a mirror but I had other plans for it. I took the mirror out of its frame and with a can of blackboard spray paint and a sample size of blue paint. It is now this.

This will look great with the desk and chair I also found at GW.

(More on those later.)

Monday, October 5, 2009

One Year Down

One year ago today I promised to join my life with yours and while it hasn't been the easiest year I can say that I look forward to many more years with you.

Happy Anniversary & Thank you for loving me thru the good and the bad. I Love You.

Friday, October 2, 2009

My first RE-make

I am new to the blogging world. When the Hubby & I started looking for a home I started trolling the internet for decor ideas. Well who knew there were so many GREAT blogs that would be so inspirational. Blogs like have changed my world. Before discovering these blogs I never really gave GOODWILL a second thought. Well, now I love GOODWILL. I can't get enough. I have even dragged some of my friends in on my new obsession. The thought of finding something old and making it new again is fantastic. This was my first GOODWILL RE-make:

It went from DRAB to FAB! All I needed was a bit of paint.

I love it! It was my first RE-make but it won't be my last. I'll be back with more. GOODWILL here I come.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blank Slate

When the Hubby & I first saw what was to become our first home together, I thought it was the perfect blank slate for us to make our own. Due to the bad economy we were able to purchase a foreclosed home for a great deal. Now, when most people hear “Foreclosure” they are a little leery of the condition of the house. Luckily this house was in great condition. We put in our low ball bid and waited. Well, low and behold our bid was accepted and the house was ours for the taking. YAY!

The inspection of the home went well and there were no major problems, however we had to ask for and extension due to some financing issues. Once those issues were resolved we decide to go back and see the house again just to make sure this is what we wanted. It’s a good thing we did because we walk in the front door and this is what greets us.

It seems as if some idiot kids broke in and vandalized the place. There were holes in the walls, red stains all over the carpet, a broken sink in the guest bath and broken glass everywhere. We contact the bank right away and let them know what had happened. Well, get this: they already KNEW!!! Can you believe it they knew the property had been vandalized since we put in our offer and even had some things repaired but never once thought to call US to let us KNOW! They were just going to let us move forward without telling us.

To make a long story short, we were able to renegotiate the deal so that the back would pay for the repairs. We were happy with that and we closed on the house on June 25th 2009.



Something New

Welcome to my newest adventure. MY BLOG!!! Before we start this journey together lets be clear. I do not know what I am doing! I am learning as I go along, (like most of us are but are afraid to admit it.) so please bare with me. I have recently moved into a new home with my husband & daughter and started doing all types of home improvement projects. This is my place to document all of those projects the GOOD, BAD and the UGLY.

Thanks for following along as I begin "RE-making my way".