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Monday, November 29, 2010

Crazy Weekend!

Whew!  This whole past few days have been a blur!  With family to visit, people over, dinners to eat, a parade to attend, it was all so busy and went by so fast.  How was your holiday?  I just have time to post a few parade pictures.  It was a really nice parade, but COLD!

This last pictures is Santa.  It turned out really dark...bummer!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Curtain Call--- I need YOUR help! just wanted to know your opinion...

Do you like the black and cream curtains?

Pick yes or no.

Thank you!



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Free Table Fixed Up!

Hey there!

So here is the table that I mentioned my Grandma garbage picked for me!  Can you believe that my Grandpa wanted to burn it and my Grandma told him "No!!"  She thought I could fix it up and she was right!  It turned out super cute!

She knows me well.

Here is a before....

And all primed up....

All all painted!

I am putting it in between my two living room chairs....I will try to post some pics!  I also got my walls re-painted in the dining room.  Just a couple shades lighter than the grey that used to be in there.  I will post pics of that soon too!  Lots to do before the holidays still!  Chippin' away at the list a bit every day though!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 19, 2010


With Thanksgiving right around the corner and fall in full swing now (almost winter!  yikes! where does the time go???) I thought I would share some rooms with vibrant (and sub-dued) hints of orange.  Orange is not a color I would normally go to for my house, but I found this fabric in a burnt-like orange and khaki and am completely smitten with it.  It may be made into pillows soon!  If it does, pics will come!  I also have a fun little table re-do to share in the next few days!  So stay tuned. Anyways, onto the orange!

Always have and always will love this.  Perfect-o!

See the little hints of orange on the bed?  Fabulous!

Lovely and relaxing.

Brave.  Orange furniture.  I wouldn't have the guts, but they are great!

And lastly- Bam!  Orange walls.  So stunning.

Hope you all have a great weekend!  These pictures make me want to take more decorating risks.  I just may go make those orange pillows today!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crazy Busy Week...Month

Yikes-o.   We have such a busy rest of the month, with more than 2 Thanksgiving feasts coming up- alot of traveling and school stuff and Etsy shop stuff, and decorating stufff and painting stuff, and a parade to attend....whew!  I am tired just thinking of everything we have to do! And I can't believe the month is already half done!  More to come on that all though later.

So, how was your weekend?  My girls weekend was fun- we had lots of laughing and drinks.  Have you ever played the game Apples to Apples or "Things"?  Funny.  I don't think we play them quite exactly like others would, but we laugh so hard, we cry.  Lots-o fun!  ;) 

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and then Christmas right after that, I am trying to get every odd end thing finished up and ready for the holidays.  Like, where are we going to put the tree this year?  This is always an issue, since I love stuff and have alot of stuff.  This year though, when re-arranging furniture a few months back, I made sure to think about this and have a great spot for it.  Tree spot- check.  I also want to finish finishing my couple months long job of painting my kitchen cabinets before Christmas.  We always have Christmas brunch here with my parents and Grandparents and would like that finished.  Will it be done though?  I doubt it.  I know they won't mind.  They probably won't even notice that half are painted and half aren't.  Oh well. 

My Grandma garbage picked me an adorable table that is on my "to paint" list.  I will be sure to post before and after pics of it when I get around to that!  I really want to get that finished this week.  Has anyone ever spray painted an entire table without priming it frst?  If so, let me know how it turned out and if I have to sand it first.

Ok...that's all for today.  I will leave you with some eye candy odds and ends of some of my fav pics on the web!

Have a great day!

Probably my fav bathroom of all time!

Makes me want to paint my rooms black.

Makes me want to paint my rooms white.

Ans totally wants me to paint my rooms aqua!


Do you see my problems???

Friday, November 12, 2010

Girls Weekend 2010!!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!  I am off to spend a weekend with these lovely ladies above!  Super excited!

Deanna :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gorgeous Entrys

Nothing makes a great first impression in a home than the entry.  I've always wanted to pull something amazing off in our entry, but just can't seem to get it right.  I want something that fits our personality and to flow with the rest of the house.  Our entry has been a mustard color, a greyish beige color, a dark blue, light blue and now creamy white.  It isn't too big...we have a bench and small end table in there. Plus all the shoes and boots that pilw up in there too!  I just consider us lucky to have one.  I do however like entrys that are "made" with a console table or chair..... here are some inspiration pics of some of my favorite entry rooms.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Image of the Day...

First off....whew...we had quite the night last night!  Our little Inge dog went missing (got out of the fenced backyard somehow) and we couldn't fine him anywhere!  This was about 4:00.  Then about 7:00 I hear from someone that saw him down by the Rite-Aide... which is about 7 blocks away, across the main  road.  Nuts.  I freak out thinking he is going to get hit and jump in the car (again) to go looking for him (again).  We called animal control, the police station, the local radio station.  Nothing.  So we call it a night of looking.  We wake up this morning.  No dog.  Sad. :(  I take Connor to school, get home and the phone rings.  It is our vet and someone brought in Inge! Yippee!  When my husband talked to the policeman, he said that today there were 3 other missing dogs.  Must be something in the air!  Needless to say, Connor was psyched when he got home from school and Inge was here! 

Bad dog. But we are happy to have him home!

Anyways, this picture is one of my favs.  Just love it!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Inspirations!

Good Monday ya'll!  How was your weekend?  Mine was spent shop, shop shopping!  I spent the whole day saturday, with my mom and child-free!  We went to just about every store I have been wanting to go into for months!  It was a much deserved (long) day away.  We left at nine in the morning and didn't get home till 9 at night!  I got lots of new fall/winter clothes and surprisingly only one house item!  Gheesh!  It is a little white porcelain skeleton ket from a little ol' place called TJ Maxx!  And only 3.99!  I do not have a picture to share yet- I will try to snap one today!  It is darling!  There was sooo many things I wanted in that store.  I wish I would have had my camera with me to snap some pictures!  I loved this one lamp- it was mustard yellow bottom with a linen/burlap like shade- adorable!  And this rug- but I don't need a rug right now- so I passed.  But it was wool and chunky with a very neutral design on it.  Darn.  I should have bought it. :(  Maybe it will be there next time....

Anyways..I thought you could need some lovely inspiration on this monday morning!  I still feel like it is a bit early to talk Christmas, but I have seen sooo much this weekend, I thought I would share some images too!
Enjoy! I have sick little boy home from school today that just doesn't seem so sick since I called his teacher...hmmm...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Warm and Cozies

Brr......yesterday was a cold and rainy day!  It sure was a wake up call of what is ahead of us!  I don't like it!  The cold weather never use to bother more, but man, getting into a cold car just isn't fun in the morning!  I think I need a remote starter to warm it up for me! 

The colder days have more wanting more coziness in the house.  I found these fantastic rooms that just feel cozy to me!  How do you add warmth to your home in the winter months?  Do you bring out more blankets?  Warmer colors?  Richer shades?  While I don't have many jewel tones in my home, I try to bring in more browns and more texture too.  I think these rooms do a good job.....

Hope you all have a great weekend!  I am off saturday to spend a much needed day of shopping with my mom alone!  Sooo looking forward to it!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Pillows in Dedeetsyshop!

I have been working really hard on custom orders from my Etsy shop!  They are so much fun to do- I love seeing a vision turn into a product!  Especially when they are this cute!  I am still running very behind, and really appreciate the patience of (most) of my customers! :)

And adroable round snow blue hydrangea pillow!

And in sage green.

This was a custom LOVE pillow for a ladys Christmas pics!  She loved it!

And a new color combo of white linen and pistachio!  Yummy!

If you want to see close to 200 of my pillows, check out
There are lots to choose from!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

Whew...sorry for being gone so long!  This past week has flewn right by in a blink!  Halloween weekend was great!  Weather was chilly, but I don't think it even phased Connor!  He was soo excited to go trick or treating!  Here are some pics from the night!  He looks really creepy to me and totally unrecognizable!