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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lovely Stairs

Latley I have been drawn to beautiful stairs and staircases.  I wish ours was more interesting.  I also wish we had a big open staircase!  Aren't each and every one of these wonderful?

Today I am going to clean, clean and clean and make pillows!  My Grandma was here helping yesterday, so I have alot to ship out today!  On a sad note, Leonard (my MIL's boyfriend), passed away yesterday.  Please say a prayer for their family.  I did not know him too well, but my husband actually introduced them a couple years back, when he was a customer of my husands, and both of them being "new" widows, kind of connected and they formed a special relationship.  It is sad for her to have to go through this twice in 7 years!

So, I hope you all have a great day!  We have high wind warnings in Michigan today!  It is VERy windy out!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Morning Goodies....

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  We had a fun saturday (Halloween Party) and then a sad sunday.  :(  My mother in laws "boy- friend" is on hospice right now and we went to visit him.  He is not doing well at all- not even able to open his eyes or communicate.  It is really sad, my mother in law lost her husband (my husbands father) about 7 years ago and now she is going to lose him.  That poor lady, what she has been through.  So please send prayers out to them!

On a happier note, I was scouring the internet for lovely room inspirations and came across these beauties!


They are all so warm and inviting- perfect for cooler days!

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Winner!

Alas, I am getting to announcing the new pillow give-away winner!  And the winner is.....

drumroll please....

BONNIE!  From The Daily Cupcake!  Connor drew your number!!  Congrats to you and please send me your address and I will get the pillow to you!

And now...  I have been finding soo many interesting and intriguing pictures online.  They are all so inspiring and make me question my own decorating ideas on a daily basis!  It is a good and evil thing.  I love looking at all the fabulous rooms, but it also makes me want to change up my home on a daily basis.  Do I think I will ever be "settled" in my own decorating woes.  No. Never.  Do I want to be?  No!!  I have yet to find that balance yet though, of not wanting to change everything when I see a picture of something I love and want in my own home.  But I think that not settling, keeps your home interesting and full of surprises.  I have many people tell me they love coming to my house, just to see how I changed things around.  ( Now that I write that, I guess they don't come to see me?????!)   Hmm..

Anyways, my point is.  Don't  ever feel like you have to settle for a specific decor.  I feel like if I put things I love into my home, it will all make sense to me and make my home feel happy.  You don't have to be labeled "shabby chic" or "modern" or anything else like that. (unless of course you want to and that is what makes YOU happy!) But I am finding that if I  decorate my home with my heart , everything else falls into place the right way! 

Here are some pictures that I, at least feel like are decorated with "Love" and not with a specific design in mind!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A New Dog...

We had totally planned not to....
But then we did...

Yes, that is the same dog!!  I thought he needed a fresh I really wanted to see what he looked like without all that fur!  We have had him almost 2 months now and he is fitting in just perfect!  We kinda liked him all raggy looking and all, but now this way, he will grow back a fresh new coat of fur that will be more easily manageable!  Plus, we had to do it before it got too cold!  Brr.....  

I tricked Connor that it was a new dog when he got home from school friday!  He fell for it, hook line and sinker!  Then I felt bad and told him the truth!  I am not a good liar! 

What did you do this weekend?  I got started on painting my coffee to come soon!  If I don't hear from  "A Thrifted Market" by the end of today, I will draw a new winner for the pillow!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Give-Away and My Favorite Room of the Moment!

This is just a reminder for "THE THRIFTED MARKET" to send me your address- you won the give-away!  I hate to do it, but if I don't get a response from her, I will re-draw a winner on monday!  Has anyone done that, is that fair to do, do you think?  Should I wait longer???  I feel nervous about her not knowing....please get back to me "thrifted market"!!! Friday!  This week went fast, don't you think?!  I really can't belive it is already friday.  I found this image I'm sharing awhile back.  Sorry, I don't know where it is from, but I love it!  It has to be my favorite at this moment.  Isn't everything just perfect.  I don't think I would change a thing!!

Ahh...I just love it!  Enjoy your weekend...hope it is fun!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Have You Ever Met....

Have you Ever Met :
Wild Billy and Gibby?  Gibby is the little one and Wild Billy is the brown Velveteen like rabbit.  They are super sweet little bunnies.  Very calm.  Very friendly.  Connor wanted a rabbit for the longest time and this summer we (insanely) agreed and his Grandpa built him a cage.  We went to this stock yard type thing and they had dozens and dozens of bunnies to pick from.  These two went home with us.  They didn't even come from the same "stand" and now are best buds.  The little one follows the big one around all the time!  I swear these two little things are going to eat me broke though!  Man, they eat alot! 

The  little one is a bit sneaky...we have an entirely fenced in back yard and so they hop around back there sometimes..well the little one has snuck out a few times, but always ends up back in the yard.  We had to catch him once or twice, outside of the fence....a headache that I do not like!  They are super fun to watch though..hoping around and jumping like crazy, rabid rabbits at times.  We get a good laugh of out it at least!

We told Connor we are officially done with pets now.  Two dogs, three cats, two goldfish, one hamster and two rabbits is more than enough for someone who lives right in town! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dedeetsyshop in Do It Yourself Magazine!

Hello!  I just wanted to drop in and tell you some exciting news!  I got my copy of Do It Yourself magazine the other day and one of my pillows is in there!  So if you haven't already gotten your copy- go get the Oct. issue in news stands now!


Some pillows in my shop:

you can find over 150 at

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Heart Fall...

We have been blessed with some gorgeous weather here in Michigan this past weekend!  I just adore fall days that are sunny and warm, leaves are falling all around you and the colors are just breathtaking!  I took the dogs for a walk yesterday morning and  took in the scenery all that I could, knowing that it is going to start getting cold again! 

I brought my camera along, knowing that the leaves always start dropping fast once they change color...and mixed in with the sunny morning, I had to get a few pictures! 

Isn't that orangey red color wonderful?!  It is in front of our house and our bedroom upstairs looks right out at it!  When the sun is really bright, it almost glows our room orange , it is so vibrant!

The dogs love it too!

And lastly, the Mums I bought at the Farmers Market on Saturday...aren't they lovely!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Give-Away Time! I was out all day yesterday and did not have time to get to my give-away!!  Bad me, on my first give-away!  So sorry about that!!!  Anyways...the winner was chosen randomly ( as is, I put numbers 1-24 in a hat (which was how many comments there was) and drew out a number!  The number my little guy drew was 16!!

So the winner is.........

A THRIFTED MARKET!!  If you could send me your mailing address to I will send you your pillow!!!

Thanks so much to everyone that participated!  I plan on having give-aways every so often, so come back often! :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Only 1 Day Left to Enter the Give-Away!!!!

Reminder- only one day left!!  Enter here ------> 

It has been a beautiful and busy week here at our house!  Temps are in the 70's and just gorgeous!  We are heading to the farmers market this morning to pick up our pumpkins and gourds! I want to fill my *now* empty window boxes with them.  I just love this time of year (especially with this weather!).  Here are some great fall pics to enjoy!!!

What are your plans for the weekend??

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

4 More Days To Enter The Give-Away

Remember you only have 4 more days to enter my pillow give-away!!  Enter here --------->

To day is an awesome, gorgeous day outside!  I am loving it!  It is supposed to be 70 degrees here today which is fantastic!!  My mom is coming to have lunch today so I need to get my butt moving on some pillows!  I thought I would leave you with some beautiful rooms to inspire you! 

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More Pictures....

Hi!  I thought I would show you all some more pics of the room I painted.  Just some different views and such!  At night, after a full day of making pillows, I am working little by little on my dining room.  I hope to show it to you later this week- IF I can get it all finished!  I have been pulling LONG days!  I just want all this stuff done before all the holidays approaching!

The chair above still needs finished upholstering.  I just haven't decided it I LOVE the black ticking on it yet.

"Let James Be James"????  My kid is weird.

This picture above reminds me of thos "Baby come back"..commercials with the mop.  Look at my vacuum lurking around the corner. :)

Lots of goodies to still put away on that bench....

There's that darn vacuum again....

Connor loves his gumball machine!

Well, there you have it!  My husband picked up a great old coffee table from craigslist last night for me on his way home from work (wow, that's a long sentence!)  It is big and round and shiny old maple wood.  I am going to paint it and distress the heck out of it!  I will show you when it is finished!

Have a great day and remember- you have 5 more days to enter the give-away below!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Freshly Painted Family Room!

Well, I did it!  I got my room painted on saturday!  I definitly should have painted my kitchen instead, but this is how I roll! :)  It is Kilz brand paint called Starched Linen.  I don't know why, but I keep going lighter and lighter with my paint jobs!  I used to be all "earthy" in moss greens, rust reds... I think I am drawn to the neutral colors and then I can change things more easily with pillows and curtains and rugs.  It is my decorating ADD that makes me change things so often!  Well enough are some pics from the process....

Bye Bye Blue...

Ahh...the picture above.  Reality.  I just shoved everything in there while I painted.  I work fast.   No type of organization for me!  Min Min likes the chair there.  I am working on my dining room too!  Pics to come soon!  I am THINKING of painting it a lighter color as well.  Still grey, but lighter.  I might even leave one wall dark grey and the other three a lighter one.  What do you think??