Tuesday, November 11, 2014

It's Been A Long Time!!!!

Its been a long time since I have blogged!!! Life got so busy .... Since the Holidays are upon us. ... I decide it's the best time to start blogging again!!!! I have begun my decorating, and have made some great changes to my house!!! Including my kitchen redo which has been taking almost a year!!! Hubby does it when he has time ... LOL  I am posting some pics of my last years decorations !!!! Let the decorating begin!!!!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bittersweet Autumn Wreath...

I am so fussy about the wreath that will adorn my front door!!! To me it sets the tone for what is to come when you enter someone's home. I change mine according to the season.. and I like them to be BIG!!!' LOL Unlike many talented bloggers... I am not really a DIY girl. I would love to make lots of things , but I am always short on time!!!! So I hunt on Etsy etc for that one of a kind .... must have item !!!! But I am also on a budget.... so.....I must always hunt for a bargain..... This wreath was a winner!!!! I got this one at TJ Maxx for only 25 bucks!!!! It has my beloved Bittersweet and great corn husks too!!!!By the time I purchased the stuff and made it, I think it was worth it to buy!!!!! Now I am on the hunt for my Christmas wreath......


Added my own burlap ribbon....

This Bittersweet looks so real....


The corn husk is so Fallish... is that a word ? LOL

I love that it is so big!!!!!


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ikea Sectional Reveal !!!!!

Hi all ... After much debate I purchased my Ektorp sectional from Ikea!!!! I must say it is great!!!!! I ended up getting the Beige heavier fabric cover and it is very durable so far... And my puppy is all over it!!!! LOL It was easy to put together.... and so far no complaints. Considering it is SO much cheaper than the PB one... I think I made a wise and economical choice! The cushions are on the firm side...but my family still thinks it is very comfortable. I am glad I got the Ikea sectional... with the Pottery Barn look!!!! Speaking of PB... I am going to the Outlet in Lancaster on Sunday!!!!! So excited... so is the Hubby!!!!! LOL LOL I will post about my new acquisitions !!!!








Sneak peek at my Dining Room Reveal!!!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

To Ektorp Or Not To Ektorp....That Is The Question....

Hi all.. The weather is getting cooler at the Jersey Shore... and though I will miss Summer.. I am an Autumn Girl ,,,,,!!' I am back to school...and still working on some major projects in my home! We are still working on the kitchen...searching for just the right butcher block counter. Need something beautiful and cheap!!! Lol I also have been pondering a sectional sofa. My couch is only three years old, it was a housewarming gift from my hubby. It is still in great shape....but alas I have contracted the slip covered sectional bug!!! Damn that Pottery Barn!!!!! Lol So it began....the search.... Although my taste is PB... my pocketbook is not!!!! So.... you guessed it.... IKEA!!!! I read every review on the net about the Ektorp vs PB. Then I realized something I always knew.... you get what you pay for!!!! Yes the PB one is better made... deeper... and perhaps more comfortable....but DOUBLE the price!!!!! So I dragged the Hubby to IKEA.... sat on the Ektorp.... and to my surprise it was pretty nice!!!! Now Bleiking White or Savnby Beige? lol The next debate. The white is washable... the beige dry clean. I love the white... but not the washing and putting back on which I have learned is quite a job!! So I went with the beige... more expensive... total cost with delivery 1100 $ .I do not have it yet, oh and it comes in four boxes.. Lol... needs to be put together. The hubby is over the moon about that!!!! LOL I will post a pick when we are putting them together... till then some pics of my last batch of my Hydrangias!!!!!



Got this cute canister at Home Goods!!!!


Little bunches of fresh flowers... $6 .... Wal Mart!!!!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Kitchen Progress.... Slow and Steady!!!!'

Well my hubby started my kitchen months ago.... It is a work in progress!!!! In his defense he has been working a lot, which is good, and squeezing my kitchen in when he can. I have a target date of completion... Christmas... fingers crossed !!!! Cabinets are almost all painted, but of course I already have my new fixtures up!!!!! I also purchased a great rattan bar stool from Homegoods... and mixed it in with my other ones. Could I be getting Eclectic in my old age? lol lol. Found a place where we can order an unfinished wood counter top that the hubby will paint and finish. Then we need to pick out tile for the backsplash area. I want breadboard....hubby wants tile... let the games begin!!!!!!!


My new Schoolhouse fixtures...love them!!!!!!!

My new bar stool... go Eclectic me!!!!!!!!

Just my thought about Summer!!!!!!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Cottage Look For Less!!!!!

Hi all....I am done with the Summer program at work so that leaves me more time to bargain hunt!!! My fav hot spots are Homegoods, TJ Maxx, and Marshall's. I find that you can get the same look as Pottery Barn or Ballards for a lot less... but it takes time and hunting skills!!!! Hunting was good this week... Lol... So I wanted to share my new found treasures... all for under $. 10 !!!!!!!'


ok... This was over 10$.... It was 15$.......put it as centerpiece on my dining room table!!!!


Looks so pretty lit!!!!!

This pretty box was 5$... I put the flowers in .....


This was the find of the day.... tin bucket with number 5..... two bucks !!!!!!!!


This cool number block was 7$..... yes... I have a number addiction!!!!!!LOL


Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Blogging Break......

Hi all....I know I took a REALLY long break from bloggin... I got caught up with parties...how many views I had....the "bigger blogs"...all of a sudden having a blog was pressure....not fun. I decided to take a breather...and decide why I really wanted to be a blogger. I started my blog because I love to decorate...and I wanted to share this with other decor enthusiasts. I loved the exchange of creativity it provided....and of course the lovely people I met along the way! So...here I am ...again. I have done lots to my house,and excited to share it. I won"t get caught up in all the other stuff...it was making me CRAZY!!!! I hope you all enjoy my little blog...and I am happy to keep that way. My illusions of granger are over!!!!! LOL LOL