September 25, 2011

Sunroom Reveal Coming Soon!

I FINALLY finished the curtain panels for the sunroom.   I decided not to put a pair at one set of windows…I think it would start to feel like a tent in there if I did.    Do you want to see a little teaser photo?

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Right now, this is my favorite room in the house!   I love sitting in there….the downside is that I see all the work that needs to be done in the backyard!

I’m keeping my little 1  year old grandson on Monday but I’ll be back with more pics later next week.

September 15, 2011

Burlap Banner

Even with all the craziness going on this week with my yahoo account being hacked, I managed to make another burlap banner for my 7 year old twin grandbabies.       This is my kind of project, quick and easy….


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Now I just have to make another one for my Birmingham grandbabies…..

Please don’t pay attention to that pile of stuff on the chair in the background….more projects in the worksWinking smile!

September 13, 2011

Hacked E-Mail Alert!

Apparently my Yahoo account has been hacked into and my contacts in my address books are getting crazy e-mail notices supposedly sent from me!    I’m closing out that Yahoo account and establishing a new one so if you get anything from “me” in the next few days that seems suspicious, please don’t open it and delete it immediately.    I’ll be putting my new Yahoo account on my blog soon.     If you need to get in touch with me just use my AOL e-mail which is


September 11, 2011

September 10, 2011

Working Out The Kinks

We just got home from dinner in Birmingham and my new blog look had been installed….however, there are several kinks that are going to have to be worked out.    I wanted to keep the 3 columns I’ve had for a few years, there is supposed to be a menu bar (but we’re working on that) and my Blog Her ad box is missing!     So please hang in there with me while I work with my designer to get this where I want it to be.    How about my new header?    I love it!

September 9, 2011

Lighter and Brighter Blog Look Coming Soon

I’m excited to announce that my blog is getting a new look!       Just like the changes I’m making in my home to lighter,  more neutral colors, I’m doing the same thing with my blog.    I’ve been working with a wonderful blog designer and I think we’re about ready to install the new look.    I’m sure there will be some tweaking going on after the installation.    I hope you will like the new  look as much as I do.

Have a great weekend!

September 5, 2011

Early Signs of Fall

I really wanted to say “It’s Fall Ya’ll” but I’ll save that for another postWinking smile.

I’ve noticed how some folks are getting out a few of their fall decorations so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and do a little early fall decorating myself.      So during the Auburn – Utah State game Saturday, I rounded up some items I had on hand to make a “Fall” banner.    Have you seen some of the banners made out of burlap?   Gosh, I just love all of them!    In fact, I’m planning on making some additional ones as the holidays approach.

Here’s how I made my Fall banner….so easy even a caveman could do it!   (I just had to say that)!

Got a piece of construction paper and made a template.    I just took a ruler and drew out a triangle shape from corner to corner  down to the bottom of the paper

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Here’s it is cut out…I’ll keep the template on hand for future banner making


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I just laid out the template on my burlap and cut out four triangles

Then I took my letter stencils and black stencil paint and stenciled the letter onto each triangle (sorry no photos of that….Auburn was in a neck to neck battle and I kept having to stop and cheer on my team)….

Anyhoo….after it was all said and done, here’s what I ended up with.   

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Please note my mantle is NOT styled or decorated at all…..I’m waiting on just the right moment to convince hubby to get the fall decorations out of the attic!     I’ll be adding a lighted fall garland and some  gourds, pine cones and fall picks to the mantel

The only thing I will do different when I make another banner is to not use hot glue to adhere the burlap onto the jute.    It was very messy and my fingers took a beating….I was too lazy to get out my sewing machine to zig zag the jute rope to the triangle.    I just folded over a little of the top of the banner with the jute rope tucked into the fold and hot glued it down.


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I hate that brick on my fireplace!!   When I repaint the den I plan on having the brick painted too.     Also, I’m either going to have the chair rail removed or painted out too…..this house was build in the 80’s when all that stuff was the “in” thing to do.    I wonder how painting the brick will hold up to fires in the fireplace?     I’m sure we’ll have to use some special kind of paint but if you have any experience painting fireplace brick, I’d love to know what you used and if it worked.

We had a lazy Labor Day weekend….Sunday and Monday it rained off and on, and we desperately needed that rain.    We went out for lunch on Labor Day and then hubby slept most of the afternoon on the sofa while I watched a “Housewives” marathon….I’m hooked on the Housewives of New Jersey, Orange County and Beverly Hills!   

Next weekend, the 12th, is my birthday!    It’s a big one too, but I’m not saying HOW big!    We’re going to Birmingham on Saturday to eat at The Club (emphasis on “The” is how it’s pronounced) with my sister and her husband.    

Ya’ll have a great week!

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