September 28, 2012

Falling In Love With Fall

I don't know about all of you, but I absolutely LOVE this time of year! Out here in PA it's starting to get a little chillier.
The sun goes down earlier and all the mums are blooming.
See mine here...

September 26, 2012

Another Pinterest Success! {The Shredder!}

I was going to write about my fantastic fall decorations....
But the pictures turned out awful.... Half of them were blurry... Ugh!!
 So, I'll have to try again tomorrow.
Today the pool table came, I'll have to share those pics another time too...sorry.
I AM going to share with you one of the BEST things I've pinned on Pinterest.  Well, probably not the best... I just wish I had found this out years ago.  
It would have saved me HOURS of time!
 Using this mixer in a very unusual way...

September 24, 2012

Pool Table Room {A Work In Progress}

Working on the "pool room" has been an adventure.
We kinda had to move a couple of rooms around to make it work. 
But we are ready! At least for delivery of this...
Isn't she a beauty? I am LOVIN the claw feet.  Of couse it won't be on wheels...

September 17, 2012

Jalapeño Poppin Dip {A Pinterest Success)

This dip is amazing!!
I've made it several times and everybody LOVES it!
I found the original recipe on Pinterest....

September 11, 2012

In Honor of 9/11

This was going to be a different kind of post, but once I started writing, I felt moved to go in a totally opposite direction.  And yes, I’m on vacation enjoying the beautiful ocean and skies of Myrtle Beach, SC, but I wanted to write.  This is actually turning into a short journal entry… Knowing today is 9/11, I want to give honor to those who perished that day. That day was forever burned into our memory.

September 7, 2012

DIY Dry Erase Cleaning Calendar

Happy Friday!!
I'm especially thrilled
because tomorrow hubby and I are leaving for a much needed vacation!
A whole week on the beach... doesn't that sound wonderful??
So, I thought I'd post something that I just did today.
I revamped my cleaning calendar.
About a month ago I did a post called
How To Make Cleaning Easy
That cleaning calendar has really revolutionized my life.

September 5, 2012

A Crazy Idea For a Formal Living Room

Now that I'm done with the office... Yay!
It's time to get started on something new.
   Hubby and I have been toying around with a few ideas. 
So.... hubby proposed getting a pool table.  I'll admit I was like,"What in the world are you thinking?" A pool table? Really? 
But...give me a little time, and I'll come around.
I started warming up to the idea.  
Hubby was thinking of the basement at first. 
But, we have a formal(aka never used) living room.
To me it seems like such a waste of space to have a room that just sits. 
What do you all think?
Hubby believes that there will be enough room.
Right now it is a VERY boring room.  
Except for those awesome leopard print chairs!
Don't you just love the little presents my niece left me? :D
Here's a little of what I'm envisioning... Dream with me a bit.  You walk in and see gorgeous board and batten along the wall, with a small little ledge for drinks and snacks. Plus a few stools.
 The couch and coffee table are out. Now, picture in it's place, a nice beautiful pool table. More board and batten along that wall...
Some cool artwork, of course the walls will be painted.  Maybe some sconces.
We haven't decided on a color for the walls.  Maybe a taupe (ish) color.  Maybe a green tinge or a blueish color. I'm really excited to get started. 
Of course, you know, I'll probably get distracted and and find something that needs to be done here and there. 
That's what makes it interesting!!
Are we crazy?? or What??

September 3, 2012

The Office Is Finally Finished!

I thought I should make it official that I have completed the office.
Do you hear the roar of the crowd??Sirens? Lights flashing? Fireworks?
What? It's only been 7 MONTHS!!! 
Well, it's as done as it's going to get right now.
I'm still on the hunt for a new rug. The curtains I'm not sure what to do.
I can't make up my mind.  
What I'm thinking of doing kinda scares me.
What if don't like it, so I'm going to wait.  
Besides, there are WAY too many other things I want to do in this house!
So, here we go with a little before and after. Remember this?
That seems like forever ago!
You can read about the office's meager beginnings here and here.

September 1, 2012

How to Mix Patterns Correctly

That title sounds so formal....
Ha!  You all know I'm not much about formal...
(Something inside me wanted to type y'all..??)
I have always been intimidated by mixing patterned fabrics.  When I tried, it never quick looked right.  More like something out of the 70's, can you picture tye dye and psychedelic all jumbled up. Not very put together. 
Actually kinda scary looking...
Now, I really love this fabric! Look familiar?
 Normally, I would have NO CLUE what to put with it.  
But, while I was at Haven this summer, 
I learned the FORMULA!  
Had I known there was a formula, 
I could have conquered this a LONG time ago!