Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Year in Review

The year started off strong with my Pottery Barn Inspired Finials

My Chippy Old Tooolbox became old and chippy and a little french this year.

This was a fun project that really got me obsessed with making things old and distressed.

Molly's Pink and Black Bedroom made it reveal this year. 
This room is still fun to me and really reflects Molly's fun personality.

I gave an ugly basket a Mossy Makeover

This was my favorite to date. It may not look amazing to everyone but it looks brand new to me!

Sugar took over the show with a little glass etching!

Signs have taken up the most of my time.  I have been doing a whole bunch of painting!

A Rustic Christmas Tree  finished up the year for me.

I can't wait to see what 2012 brings!  
I wish each one of my followers a very Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A very late Merry Christmas & updates!

I hope everyone had a great Holiday.  It has been non-stop and I just did not get all the decorating done as I had wanted to.  The poor kids didn't even get their trees up this time!  But we did have a great Christmas and that is all that matters. 

 My sweet Molly turned 10 in December!  Wow, she is becoming a pre-teen and quick.  How I wish I could slow it down!  We had a slumber party to celebrate and invited 12 friends to stay over.  What was I thinking??  We had lots of pizza, snacks, smores, hot chocolate and cake.  Did I mention the karaoke?  They slept in the living room on the floor, chair and couches.  It was a very loud and active night!

The girl loves pickles! (And her friends know it!)

Homemade ice-cream sandwich cake! YUM  

We have been running around like crazy and I am ready for 2012!
  I hope each one of you had a great Holiday.
I will post my favorite from 2011 tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Updated Gallery Wall

I have been slowly adding to my gallery wall.  This is the way it originally started.  
 You can see the full post here

Ornate frames found at thrift stores and some ironstone plates have been added.
I put up some antlers that I have been working on today. 
 I will post how I transformed the ugly mount soon.

Obviously my child was super engrossed in his computer game to move!
Did you notice the new green lamps I got for my birthday in August?
I am in the middle of decorating for Christmas and the house is a mess.
I hope your decorating is coming along smoother than mine!  
I need some serious inspiration!

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Rustic Porch Tree

My back porch is a work in progress.  
I have always imagined it would be somewhat country rustic,
 like a mountain retreat.  It has taken a long time to even get what I have now.
  It has not been a priority.  This year I decided I would put the porch tree up
 first to make sure it didn't get pushed aside.

I used burlap ribbon found at Michael's.  The pine cones and limbs came from my yard. 
 I robbed my hubby's stash of real deer antler sheds and racks.
My boys are in love with this tree!

The centerpiece is an old Coke crate with a lantern, Leland cypress & Magnolia cuttings, and a few more sheds.  I added a few red balls for a pop of color.
  All of these items were shopped from the house.

The Pleasure chest I have had for a while.  
The Purina feed sack pillows were found on Etsy.

I am still working on my main tree, living room and kitchen decor..
How's your Christmas decor coming??

While your here stick around and check out some other post!

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

2010 Christmas House Tour

As I started decorating this year, I went back to look at my decor last year and get some ideas of what I wanted to do different and what I wanted to stay the same. 
 I am feeling very minimal this year.  I really want most things to stay simple. 

 Here is what it looked like last year..

Are you changing up your style this year?
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

I will see you tomorrow for my back porch tree reveal!