Sunday, September 11, 2016


Well, once again the fall season has almost arrived. 
Fall is my favorite season but at the same time I'm sad summer is going.
Seems to be much more freedom in summer. But moving on, that means
it's time to REDECORATE!
Even though I put out quite a lot of decorations for fall I just wanted
to show you a few of my favorites. Hope you enjoy.
The first is my big ole oak leaf. I love the brilliant color
and the old wood for the frame.

This next one is one of my favorites. It's really big and I got it at a 
thrift store for $3.00. There's a lot of stuff in there for three dollars.
I'm sure some will call it tacky, but I call it beautiful:)

The next is my pumpkin picture.
I thought it went well over my piano table.
This is a picture I painted for a church auction
and I loved it so much I bought it myself.

I found some glass pumpkins many years ago.
I love the color.
You don't always have to use orange pumpkins:)

Next up is my collection of orange pumpkins that I bought from Hobby Lobby
many years ago. The pheasants that are on my mantel were made by my dad
back in the 1960's. It's amazing they haven't been broken in all these years.
They are a treasure. My dads now 93.

Here's a close up of George and Doris:)

This is a little set up in the corner of my powder room.
The orange pumpkin in front of the green vase was made out of clay
 by my husband when he was in grade school.
So it's old.
As am I.

Here's a close up of this treasure.

I fixed this simple centerpiece on my dining table 
using a slab that was cut off of the stump I made into a 
side table. A few leaves and there you go.

Here are a few pics of the entire table.

We use this table a lot.

Each fall I tell myself that I'm not going to buy anymore
fall decorations. Then I see something unique and buy it.
I loved that this wreath was square.

Now a little peek of a fall setup in my bedroom.
I love it againt the shiplap walls.

And lastly a little decoration on my open porch.
Some flowers, a few pillows, a pumpkin 
and the cutest and most important Cocoa.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of some of my fall decorations.

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Honor the Lord with your possessions
and with the first produce of your entire harvest;
then your barns will be completely filled,
 and your vats will overflow with new wine.
Proverbs 3:9-10

Monday, August 29, 2016


Well after I moved this comfortable couch onto my open porch in the back
I knew I wanted to paint it white. But with the busy summer I've had and
the extremely hot, hot temperatures we've had it took me a while to get it
marked off my list.  But finally I got her done.
Here's what she looked like before. Wood color was ok but I'd lived 
with the wood tone for over 35 years and wanted a change.

Well here she is. All pretty in white.

Here's a few more views.

I like her so much better in white.

Another side view. You can't see the couch but
I thought the elephant ears looked pretty.

Glad this project is off my list.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the change.

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Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3:12

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Hello everyone. Well I decided on another project.
It's been a while so I was itching to get started.
I decided to re-do my back entry with some more shiplap.
Once again I didn't use real shiplap, I used wood planks
that I got at Home Depot for $5.00 an 8ft. board. Great deal!
Here's a look at the finished room.
Coming up a few before, during and after shots.
Lets get started.

Many, many years ago I painted the back entry with an outdoor feel.
I painted a faux stone wall, painted lattice and ivy
around the mirror and along the ceiling.

Here's a few pictures at different angles.

I had so many colorful bottles I decided
to display them on an open shelf.

 I painted a few outdoor objects such as the hanging birdhouse.

The rabbits aren't hand painted. They are actually from
some wallpaper I had used years ago. I just hand cut them
out to look more like hand painting.

The wood panel you see hides the old water lines for a washing machine hook up.
When we moved in the washer and dryer were in the back entry.
It could get really crowded in there. So after a few years we moved them
down to the basement.  Now after thirty years we have moved them back
upstairs into my old dressing room area. It's so nice not having to lug
laundry up and down stairs.
Now this area as you can see is used for hanging coats. 

 So all the wood has been installed and here's 
some pictures before it was primed and painted.

I decided not to cover around the mirror.
One reason it would involve very tedious cuts
and the other reason I kinda like having a little outdoor feel around the mirror.

Here's the wall primed and painted.

Here we are all loaded up with stuff.

All done.
Ready to use again.

Hope you enjoyed the makeover.

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May my prayer be set before you like incense;
may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
Psalm 141:2

Saturday, June 25, 2016


Over thirty years ago my husband and I bought our first couch.
At the time it was covered in brown and peach plaid.
What were we thinking!
Then when we moved into our next house we had it covered
in this blue fabric.  It's been that way for thirty years.
It's lived in many different places. First was our great room.
Then in our basement for many years.
 Then it was moved onto our glassed in back porch.
Next it was moved into the log cabin I redid for my dad last year.
Ever since we had our open porch built I have wanted a couch out there.
Outdoor couches are expensive. So I started thinking about other alternatives.
It finally occurred to me that I had the very thing up at the cabin.
So I became an indian giver and moved it back down to my house.
The move itself would have been a funny video.
This thing is solid oak and very very heavy.
So an old man, (my dad), an old lady(me) and my daughter
tackled this thing with an old thirty something truck.
Well we got it moved and I couldn't be happier.
Here's a look see at it in place.

We are really enjoying it out there and it provides a lot of seating.

Here's a few more views of the porch.
Side views.

It's also great for napping :)

 And with ceiling fans it stays pretty comfortable heat wise.

The other end of the porch.

 And when I'm sitting on the couch these are some of my views.
This one is of the chicken coop and run
and the kids playhouse.

This is the pergola covered in muscadine vines
with the fort in the background.

This is the rest of the open patio and my little garden to the left.

Thus ends the tour of my back porch with my old couch.
I do have plans to change up the couch a little.
I plan on painting the frame white at some point. (this summer)
And maybe in a few years recovering the cushions.
I think it's time for a nap :)

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He replied, "What is impossible with men
is possible with God."

Luke 18:27