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Monday, July 30, 2018

Life is like a chapter book ~



As I get older I'm realizing this more and more each day.
Our lives are like books, filled with so many different chapters.
Some chapters are exciting, scary and wonderful!
Others are sad, painful and you can't wait for them to be over.

When I was 19 years old, I married a sweet and wonderful man.
He was 21 and we were so excited to begin our married lives together!
Fast forward and we raised five amazing sons over the years,
and now several have married plus
we have four beautiful grandbabies too!

Each one...a different, beautiful, difficult and exhilarating
chapter of our life book.

All along the way we've moved to different homes as our family grew.
Moving was always exciting (and a stressful time) to me!
It was a great time to purge all that we didn't need anymore,
clean everything
and of course the most fun of all?
Decorating our new home to make it beautiful
and of course, to make it feel like HOME.

Almost eight years ago we moved into this wonderful, old farmhouse.
Noah, our youngest, was our only son left at home at the time.
He was flexible and didn't mind the move at all and even didn't mind
the fact that the house was old, creaky and even kind of ugly.

This was our chance to finally live in an OLD home!!!

I didn't mind a matter of fact, I embraced it!
It was my goal to transform the old, ugly duckling into
a beautiful swan!

Before (was dark, cheap paneling...):


Before (sorry but this was after Noah moved out....still it's a "before"):




 now it's time for a little change in our lives!

We are searching for a newer home now...much more energy efficient too.
It's been such a fun journey living in this wonderful old home
but now that it's just my husband and I,
we are trying to be a little wiser, more money conscious
and we're so very excited about our new chapter!!!

Please wish us luck that we find the perfect place to land!!!
Thank you always for stopping by to visit me here ~

hugs and love,

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sometimes I lose my way ~

It's true.
I lose my way, my juju, my muse and simply want to kick myself.
Do you ever feel that way?
I've been trying to look through books, magazines and Pinterest
to gain a little inspiration for creativity though.
Hopefully it will help!!

I do want to share something I made recently
and am still in love with it!!!
It has sold to a dear friend but I still wanted to
share it here.

It's quite simple really.
And old divided drawer or box...
I added gorgeous antique ledger paper pieces to the back...
Then added beautiful dried blooms and botanicals inside
each section, each one secured carefully.

The back has a hanger that applied to it and
a few silk strands have been added to the top.

Sometimes simplicity is beautiful.

I hope you're having a wonderful summer sweet friends, stay cool!!!

Hugs and love,

Sunday, April 15, 2018

And the winner is.....

The winner of the FREE 16" x 20" printed canvas from Canvas Factory is:

Mary of Primitive Seasons!!!!!

I'll contact you Mary and remember, you get to choose the image YOU
would like printed onto the canvas!!!

Thank you all so much for entering my giveaway ~

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!!!

Hugs and love,


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