Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Friday, September 4, 2015

Vintage and fabulous

Vintage and fabulous

Copper lamp
$440 -

Royal Albert vintage teacup
$34 -

Cream chair

Accent table

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summer projects!!!!

This summer has flown by!!! Most of our summer was depressing.The weather was cold and it rained a lot in June.July was cooler too but warmed up at the end of the month and August was hot although today is chilly. I mostly painted the house.I painted the living room (same color green) but added a gold chevron pattern decal to one wall.It did not come out perfect but its ok because it is removable.I also painted the kitchen.We worked on the pantry wall one weekend.We installed the barn door track for the parlor doors that are now pantry doors.I did repaint them as well( added layers of pink) we had to add wood to them to make them longer ,so I had to paint the bottoms to match. I absolutely love the doors so much!!!! The pantry is my favorite area of the kitchen.I love adding decorative touches and rearranging all my containers.This weekend we made an awning for the outside area of the pantry since it has an exterior door.It really makes a difference .The last thing I have to do is paint the outside and inside of the exterior pantry door and that project is officially done. Here are a few photos of the living room and the pantry doors.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Our house has been quiet on the project list lately but that is about to change!!! Since we have finished the pantry ,I have been on the lookout for a special door.In my original vision I wanted an old rustic door hung on a barn door track. I searched Craigslist occasionlly and finally found a door I really liked.It was located by a town not far from where Paloma lives.I emailed the owner but never heard back.I fell in love with that door and especially the price(it was $40).Fast forward to last weekend,we went to a flea market that Paloma has been wanting us to go to by her house. I specifically wanted to find a door for the pantry and really didn't want to spend over $40 since I had found one for that price before. When going to a flea market you never know what to expect.One man's junk is another man's treasure,lol!!! At first I didn't see any doors and almost gave up hope.My husband said we would probably find some good stuff torward the back in an out of the way section and he was so right!!! I saw a pale pink door that caught my eye!!!At first I thought it was too narrow for the door but there were two narrow doors that almost matched. Originally these doors were parlor doors but the lady had painted one door pink and added chicken wire to a window that had broke.The other door was striped of its original paint but had both the frosted windows in tact. She was selling the pink door for $55 and the other one $45 but since I wanted both doors she would sell them to us for $50.So I bought the set for $50. I was happy ,since these doors are narrow we will be putting two doors in the pantry. I am always impressed at how the universe provides and brings to me things that are better than I have envisioned!!!!For mother's Day we will put up the doors!! I am super excited to have the final jewel to the pantry.I have decided I am going to add a little trim to the pink door around the chicken wire and leave the other door raw. Here are photos of the doors.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


I feel like my little blog has been neglected!! At first it was my laptop acting up.I officially need a new battery and more memory.EEK! I tried uploading photos from my phone to my laptop to blog but it only accepted 9 photos. I have to ask hubby what's up with that,lol! I am officially re-starting my spring cleaning.I started in March (kind of)and then it became cold here again so it is feeling like winter.Not very motivating for cleaning,I would rather curl up under my blankets and just find pretty house blogs to look at. I do have a bunch of repainting to do. More touching up the walls and refreshing them but I hope to repaint a dresser in our bedroom.That project will be a complete makeover since I need new hardware .I also would love to do an accent wall behind it.Life just seems so busy for us right now.The family has grown in size and with that comes more family functions,birthday parties,etc.Hopefully I can get the house in great shape before summer!!Just thought I would drop in to say HI!!!! Hope everyone is having a great Spring!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baby Finn

I haven't written on my blog in awhile.Time is flying by!!! Maybe some of you know by now but if not we are grandparents again!!! Baby Finn was born on Feb.11,2015 to our daughter Paloma and her fiancé Jake.I was blessed to be present when the baby was born!!Baby Finn weighed 8 lbs and 1oz.e was 20 1/2 inches long and was born at 4:21pm.Here are photos of a photo shoot I took of baby Finn

Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentines Day Candles

Hi everyone.I did a DIY soy candle making video on youtube.I show how to make a fragrance candle and a essential oil candle. Hope you enjoy it and make some for yourself.