Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Home Tour 2018


I have been so preoccupied with the
Most Wonderful Time of the Year, 
I almost forgot to post my decor on the blog.
Shame on me!

I did something different & decorated 
before Thanksgiving this year.
I wasn't sure if I was crazy to decorate early,
but I think it has made things a lot less chaotic...
well at least as less chaotic as they can be at this
time of year.

I was going to break this tour up into
several different posts, but I decided to
give you one big tour.  Get ready
for lots of pictures!

So without further adieu,
let's begin in the living room.

This year's color palette in here...white & gold.

Moving on into the dining room & sitting room:

Next up...the kitchen:

The master bedroom:

Center Hallway:

I hope you enjoyed the tour!

As always, I am grateful for your visit today.
I know we are all so busy, so if you took
time out from your day to come along on the
tour with me, I thank you.

See you soon!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fall Throughout the House

I'm back with more Fall décor today. 
It's hard to believe it's October already.
I no sooner finish decorating for Fall
and now it's time to decorate for Halloween.
I can't keep up!

Don't let my first picture below fool you.
I love a neutral look, but
I'm also a girl who loves color. 
I could never go totally neutral.

Let's get started with the Dining Room:

The Sitting Room:  

The Kitchen:

 My sister bought my that sweet hedgehog cookie jar
because she knew I loved it.
Sisters are the best!


Happy Fall!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fall Mantel & Living Room

I'm thrilled that Fall has finally arrived.
It's my most favorite season.

I went fairly simple with the mantel this year.

Are you like me?
Some years you want simple 
and others...well...you go all out & 
maybe a tad overboard?

How did we all survive before the 
velvet pumpkin was introduced?

Thanks for visiting today.
I'll be sharing more of my Fall décor in the days ahead.

 I am on my way to see
 the kickoff of the national tour of 
Hello Dolly with Betty Buckley. 
I can't wait.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Kitchen Reveal

Is is really September?
This Summer really flew by.

Two years ago,
we did a little kitchen refresh.
Because I tend to disappear
from the blog from time to time,
I never shared it here for you to see,
so today is the day it'll make its debut.

I painted my cabinets white
some 9 years ago.
They are old cabinets, original
to this house built in 1933.  
I never want to part with them because
they are huge and can house so many dishes.

There were a few things I knew for sure:

 I hated my blue tile backsplash,
       I hated my brown linoleum flooring,
I hated my wood look countertops,
I'm not a stainless steel appliance girl. 

I wanted fresh & clean & white.
here's where I differ from the rest of the white kitchen groupies...
I really, really love color too.

Come take a peek:

Now let me give you a few less than flattering
before pictures so you can get some perspective here.

Here's that brown linoleum:
(please forgive the mess)

Here's that blue tile backsplash and those awful countertops:
(please forgive the pile of dishes drying in the sink)

And the same view now:

Much better, huh?

How I love my white subway tile and quartz countertops!

No more brown linoleum either!

I apologize for the reflection in the glass cabinet doors below.
They are so hard to photograph.

So that is my kitchen reveal.
Not a major reno, 
but enough to make a huge improvement
and most importantly,  
 enough to make me happy.

 Thanks for coming by today.
I'll be back soon  because hey, 
it's time for Fall décor!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Red, White & Blue

We are in the midst of a heat wave
to rival all heat waves!
I'm not sure how to handle it,
we aren't used to it around here. 
Below freezing, we can handle, 
98 degrees, not so much. 


I've come to the conclusion that I enjoy 
decorating for the 4th of July.   

I've also come to the conclusion that I enjoy it 
because I really like the colors of red, white & blue.  
There's something about them...

So do you like to decorate for the 4th?

Wishing you a fun & safe holiday!

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