Tuesday, February 23, 2010

my new toy box...

I found this yummy suitcase at 

I fell in love with the brown satin lining,
just knew that there was *potential* here...

For now I'm using it to store all 

of my pretty white toys

and my pretty white roses from my sweetheart

wanna come play with me?

Monday, February 22, 2010


my (grand) Blessings.



 Sharon Bibby

But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Psalm 33:11

For the LORD is good 
and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100:5

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

farewell to my white...


I have loved this room but it is TiMe for a change.
The winter has provided me a much needed rest
and the creative HoMe juices are churning once again.

My beadboard wall is just the beginning of my to-do list.

this is the mess I am in the *middle* of...

My inspiration is coming from some of my most favorite rooms ever
featured in Country Living

And how about this one?
Too far, maybe?
It reminds me of the condition of most of the houses
we have bought
when we bought them
when no one else wanted them...

my favorite elements that I will be keeping 

Wedding certificates

wedding shoes

and wedding photos

(Part of) My to-do list:
finish this off with a mirror or pictures
and some great old lace...better get shopping for that:)

to order and install the rest of the fixtures 
for my 4-foot soaking tub...
a 4 footer~just right for my almost 5 ft body.

to my new (WHITE) room
and my renewed energy!

I will keep ya'all posted on my progress.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

this is love...

Nothing says I love you
more than
a day working on a project with my honey.
Today's honey-do included
a little project for our bedroom re-do.
If you remember our bedroom...
I have a backdrop for our bed.
I'm ready for a change...
I'm thinkin' a bit more *chippy* white

We had some old beadboard out it the chicken coop
hmm...how about that?
Measure...I think we have just enough.

It needed a lot of cleaning...

barn dirt + smoke damage from over the years.

It's just what I wanted.
I love you, too.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

love is...

Love is not rude,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

a white countdown...

for today's WW
I went back through all of my ww posts
and picked my favorite 10 pics
(for today, that is)
my house is torn up doing projects and it's too cold to paint
so for now
this is it!
I've linked back to the post so if you want to see more...

7. my shop where I hold my barn sales

5. some of my favorite things in my laundry room
lace and baby booties

4. my manny

1. my most favorite white place of all

Thanks for joining me today
and thanks to kathleen for hosting such a fun party

are you?

a trend setter or or a trend follower?
these words have been rattling
around inside my head...
ever since my daughter said
"mom, you're such a copycat"...
there are a few out there that set the trends
most of us follow them.
I confess...I am a follower.

Take the new issue of Romantic Homes
for instance...
I saw the cover and loved it...

so I took the idea and made a few changes

changes that suited us

like pink candy corn and cinnamon bears

Then I added in some things I really love

and finished with this

I'm bringing this up because
there are so many wonderful ideas out there...
...some that I have been pondering for quite some time...
...waiting for me to get the courage to try...
and I feel it (the courage) coming.
If some of it ends up looking a little familiar,
Remember: Imitation is the highest form of flattery...
but I'm trying to give it my look...
as I get my wings it will become more and more me...

Thank you
so much for your kind words of encouragement
on my collage project!

You are giving me my wings...and I am flying high.
...know that I appreciate you all...
...even if I don't always say so...
I have so many plans...big plans...and they are keeping me busy...
now to land and finish the dishes...