Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SPRING BEDROOM MAKEOVER

Its Springtime, and that always means spring cleaning and reorganizing...I thought the bedroom needed a little freshening...I was surprised how fast it all went...I chose not to paint for now, just some new bedding, a new throw and I changed out the end tables, click on the link below and you will see the room before when I did a little make over...wow can you believe it has been that long...
 
The old shades no longer worked, I purchased these at Lowes and Mr. S. did the rest....We love the new bed tables...can you believe they were 7.00 each at the Goodwill, who would have thought....they use to be pine with wooden knobs, but I loved the size and all the drawers...
My daughter Gina took them home and sanded them down and professionally sprayed and then waxed them...she changed the knobs and brought them back...they fit so perfectly beside the bed...she is so talented, I love how they turned out...you'll remember one side of the bed had a table with a white cloth on top...difficult to keep clean...
We all know she is not suppose to be here...what can you do...
I think she likes to see herself in the mirror and at the same time be able to see outside...I have had the two large pictures over the bed for years...they are from Pottery Barn, I love them because they have a wooden back to change out the prints with what ever you like, could be material, wrapping material, special photos...I selected these two coral prints  to coordinate with the room....
The bedding as well as the throw are from Home Goods...the two round mirrors on the wall are also from Home goods...

You can see where the painter has not finished the painting and cleaning the paint off the windows...ugh
You can see I kept a few of the aqua elements like a couple of pillows and a throw and of course the lovely little covered dish that was my moms...it is in the perfect place to drop off a pair of earrings...it has a seashell design  all over it...so sweet...
Have a seat and take it easy..... 
Cozy window reading seat, perfect for an afternoon get away.....

You've gotta love this fluffy coral throw, it is the softest most lush one I have, another Home Goods purchase.......
I have added some coral and aqua towels to the master bath to just coordinate with the bedroom, an easy fix...
Just some simple touches make all the difference for a fresh spring look....
Nothing better then starting the day off in a freshened up bathroom...
Thank you for visiting around the house, I love having you stop in and hope you will leave me a comment and let me know how what you think...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MY PRETTY PRETTY NEW APRON

 What a  fun surprise,I love the pretty new apron I won in a drawing...
 Susan from mymothersapronstrings drew my name and I am so happy she did, I couldn't wait to show you this beautiful apron she made.  Can you believe the incredible colors...so pretty....
 I love the way the pocket and the top of the apron fold down exposing the beautiful raspberry color
 Doesn't it just shout spring is coming....I love the colors and all the pretty flowers...wonder how she knew I would adore this pattern....
 The Zinnia's just pop off the fabric....
 I love the clever way Susan has used the fabric, she is so talented, make sure you stop over and visit her wonderful blog, she is an amazing chef as well as the most creative seamstress....
 This is the lovely three dimensional card she sent with the pretty  apron.....
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

HOME GOODS SHOPPING WITH MR. S.

 Ahhh Home Goods shopping, you would think I had stock in this company or something or I get a huge pay day for advertising, I wish..We need to find a new comforter set for our bed and I found one I liked here, so I thought Mr. S. should get a look at it...I know he will like it, but it is always nice to ask...
 wow ..had to stop and get a look at the beautiful dishes, pretty and springy...
 Just look at these colors....yummy huh
 What a beautiful platter, ...
Don't you just love the pretty strawberry dishes, how fun to have those around the kitchen for the summer...
These strawberry baskets with the big red bows are too cute, wouldn't they be perfect for a tablescape and one on each place setting full of big fat strawberries.....
Oh what a pretty color of coral, I love the soft spring look....I think this is the one...
 The Master bedroom is a pale beige color and there is a few aqua things there which will go nicely with this pretty coral...we won't be buying all the pillows, just the three large and the one coral one in the center......
 Look at the sweet little rabbits out for the season, love them mixed with the pigs...
 Ohh there is that rooster again, looks like some salt and pepper little ones, these pictures are with my phone, I have to tell you in person they are spectacular..
These Lenox cups and plates are so clean and pretty, love the color, such a different green....I can see it on the patio table with a beautiful green salad with fresh strawberries and sliced almonds on top....is it lunch time?   Maybe for breakfast with a warm chocolate chip croissant and a hot cup of coffee....yummy
Is this throw the perfect color to go with the bedroom set...I think so..it will be a nice addition thrown over the back of the chair...
Ohhhh look at the cute little Easter things that are out now....love this sweet little tray with the eggs and basket....soooo cute...
This is a delightful design in pink yellow and blue, below a couple of pictures see  how they have the cups that match the tray and egg holder.....
How about a carrot cup, love the colors on the inside, some of them have bunnys on the outside....
Oh don't you just love the little bunny cups with the pink inside....
Ahhh here are those cups that go with those bunny platters....too sweet..
Did you say you needed some pillows, this is just one row, can you believe the colors, this is the orange and earth tone row, I loved the yellow row and the blue and white row was so full of the newest patterns...
Oh no there is Mr. S. giving us a wave...he does like the new pattern and he is so patient....
Hi there sweetie, almost ready, just a few more minutes down a couple more isles.... 
Oh no, he is beginning to get into the decorations, oh no he is playing with the masks.,,,
Love all the pretty blue and nautical accents, they do look wonderful paired with coral, great idea..
Ahhhh a crunchy tempura shrimp California roll, this is gonna make Mr. S. very happy, he has been such a sport, this is just the ticket to put a smile on his face....
Yes this has  been the perfect treat...can you tell he is enjoying every bite... 
I'm sure he will be able to finish this off in no time at all....shopping can be tiring, don't ya know...
Yep, he is a happy guy again...I think he is ready for a nap now...

Thank you for stopping by, hope you had a fun shopping trip with Mr. S. and me....let me know if you saw something and fell in love with it..it's hard not to be happy looking at all the pretty colors...I will post some pictures of the bedroom  when it  is completed...Leave me a comment and let me know if you enjoyed our shopping trip...                                
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