Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January Candle Haul

I found the last 3 candles from their Fall scents line at my local Wal-Mart. I was looking for their Peppermint candle that I really enjoyed but it was sold out. 

I did sniff the new Spring candles but we just aren't feeling Spring yet.

What candles will you be buying in January? 

Monday, December 29, 2014

What's Next?

Today while Richard goes back to work and the kids are keeping themselves busy with their presents I'm catching up on my reading and writing down my decorating goals for 2015. 

I have so many ideas and will be posting many of them starting in January!

What are your decorating thoughts for 2015? 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Day 2014

Our Christmas was filled with Family and laughter!

I will share some pics of our day with you!
Christmas morning
Crystal opening her Tablet

Tank opening up his Tablet

Abigail opening up her Tablet

My present from Husband, new much needed office chair

Purse from my MIL, so much room in it

a XBOX ONE for the Whole family to play with

I hope your Christmas was as exciting as ours!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Welcome Christmas 2014

I'm so Happy that Christmas is almost here! 
Today I'm sharing my House decorated Simple this Season. 

I'll post a few more Christmas pictures as I finish my vignettes before guests start to arrive. 
Feel free to click on the photos to see more details!

~~Merry Christmas ~~

Monday, December 8, 2014

When One is Sick...

Our oldest hasn't been feeling good for about a week, it started as a typical cold but wasn't getting any better...
Today at an impromptu DR's visit (they kindly snuck us inbetween other patients) we got the dreaded verdict of BRONCHITIS. So we had a breathing treatment while at DR's and was sent home with 2 heavy scripts. 

 When one is sick it's time for Snuggles and plenty of rest!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Her 12th Birthday....

Was a huge Success!!

Abigail's day was filled with Fun and Friends!

Even though her actual Birthday is not until Christmas Eve We celebrated early so that we could have her school friends visit before everyone goes on vacation for the Holidays. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Hair Regimen

I've picked these up in hopes that my short, sadly very short, hair starts to grow back healthy. The vitamins are not very palatable but the shampoo smells Amazing!!

Have any of you used these brands before?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Donating Hair Mistakes....

I've been growing my hair out for so long , I simply can't remember my last haircut.  So with the Holidays here, I wanted a new look... Time to donate! 

Great Clips opened a new store down the road from us. We stopped in on Friday so that Husband and I could take advantage of their grand opening prices.

Sadly after saying I wanted 12 inches cut off, the end result was a full 17 inches! I have never had my hair this short before!!

So now I'm deciding on which donation group to send my hair too. Which ones have you used, if you do donate your hair? 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Going Gluten Free...Have You?

So Richard has been told by his DR to attempt to go Gluten Free due to health reasons. 

This has been harder than we thought. 

ALDI has their own brand of Gluten Free called "Live G Free" which has been so nice on our grocery budget. 

We are trying the Brownies and Cookies this week. The brownies were very chocolatey but a tad powdery. The Chocolate Chip cookies were so tasty, Richard liked them more than the Brownies, hence why there isn't a picture of them!

Do you eat Gluten Free? If so, What are some of your favorite items in the Grocery store?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fall Kitchen Vignette

Today I was cleaning the kitchen when inspiration struck and I just had to play around with this corner that I was not pleased with. 
I like how it's turned out so far

I bought the new Better Homes and Gardens 2014 candle in the Golden Maple Waffles. The scent throw is great cold and during burning it's even stronger which allows us to smell it in the Livingroom! 
I had to add my little Hen! 

Hope y'all are having a relaxing weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall in the Kitchen

Sadly it seems that we've lost a box of my Fall decorations in our move so I'm forced to decorate simply this year. I started this morning with our new Kitchen and had to stop because our little guy is sick with a high fever and stayed home from school, we are snuggling on the couch while Tylonel starts to work. 
I'm still loving my hand-made Scarecrow that I made a few years ago in Ohio. He doesn't look to worn from all the moves he's made! 

I like how this grouping is going to look together, I just need to find some Sunflowers at my local grocery store. The candle is "Spiced Pumpkin Pie" from Better Homes and Gardens this year. 

I'm loving my White table scape this year. The white Pumpkins are from Target and we like to fill them with candy for Halloween. 

I also have the large white Pumpkin from Target on our Breakfast bar area. 

I will share our living room with you soon as I can, depending on who else gets sick now, ain't it always like this when School starts? 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Living Room Tour | Bare Bones

This is our new Leather Living Room set, We Love it!
The end tables and coffee tables are a tad too plain for my liking but I'm hoping with some accent pieces they will look better.

We found this tall lamp at Bealls Outlet. I love that the lampshade matches perfectly. We walked into the store right before closing just on a lurk and they had just put the lamp out on the floor, It was meant to be!

I added the cream color throw blanket and the Kirkland's vase. The vase has a scroll design that mimics the designs on the lamps. Maybe some tall stalks will be added to the vase?

I'm thinking a large area rug? This living room is larger than our last, which we love!

I'll be back with the newly decorated space with the missing accent pieces! Have any ideas? Please share with me!

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Friday, September 5, 2014


It's starting to look more like Home each day!

Enjoy your Weekend! 

I'll be decorating more on Saturday and posting pics on Monday. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Home Office Organization and Placement

The placement of my desk is very important to me. I need to be able to see around me and have a very calm but pretty area. 

See this area? Not peaceful. It's right next to my Husbands desk area and he is not an Organized guy at times. 

So today we moved my desk to another wall. 
It took us about 2 hours to move the desk, get the phone set up and I simply took my time organizing. 

I'm really liking that my Laptop has an permanent home, Plus when we have guests over I can close my desk up. 

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Favorite Corner in Kitchen with Video

My Favorite corner in the new Kitchen, so far...

Still have alot to do, this is going to be my Family Command Center. I have been having fun at night Pinteresting and Youtubing command centers and seeing so many different ones.

Here is a tour of our Kitchen...

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Pantry

I Love the size of our new pantry!

I've never had a pantry this size, even in our house in OH which was a built in. Our last house had me stuffing Pantry items in 2 random kitchen cabinets.

So my question, and I really need help here, is how to Organize this Pantry?

I've started by adding baskets on the top shelves, one has lightbulbs and another holds my cloth grocery bags for when I run to the store. I do shop but this makes me look like we need food!

Coffee decided to photo bomb again, she decided it was breakfast time!

So Please leave your Organizing ideas for me and maybe a link or 2 of some pictures. Yes, I'm looking at Pinterest as this posts.

Enjoy your Week!
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Welcome Friends

The front door to our new house neded some excitement. 

My Americana wreath and little Bunny will  get me started!

Enjoy your Weekend!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Welcome Home

Welcome home..

This Summer 2014 we signed a lease on a great house. Even though it's a Rental it's in fantastic shape plus it's in a great little neighborhood that is within walking distance to a lake/park.

We are fully moved in and have been here for about 3 weeks. So far all 3 kids have made friends and most nights can be found riding bikes and playing legos outside in the driveways until the streetlights come on.

It's been so nice being able to tell the kids to go play and have fun but to come inside when the Streetlights come on in the evenings, We've never done that before.

Yesterday I was busy getting the 2 younger kids enrolled in their new School and Crystal is getting ready to start her Virtual schooling on-line. School starts in another 2 weeks and I will be getting those school supplies bought.

I hope to have a few rooms and vignettes to share with you very soon. 

Enjoy your Week!

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