Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fresh Farmhouse Style

Spring is in the air and it always makes me want to clean up and clear out! I needed some inspiration so I went to the Country Living website for some ideas. I am so loving the wicker baskets with the freshly ironed linens tucked inside. And who could resist the lye soap in the white urn. My Granny used to make lye soap and I do miss it. I would use a cheese grater and grate the soap, add some to my laundry and my clothes would come out smelling clean and fresh as a daisy!
I love this old country farm sink. A white pitcher with some daisy's and you have got country right in your kitchen window!
This red finish on the iron bed is wonderful!. I love how they have mixed the black in with the red and yellow. It really pops! How easy it would be to transform some tired old furniture with a fresh coat of paint.
I am so in love with this bedroom. I love the country feel it has. The wallpaper is beautiful and the white painted plank flooring gives it a fresh look. Every girl needs several pair of vintage cowgirl boots. I was shopping the other day and ran across some vintage style boots. They were new reproductions of boots from the 1960's.
I love the crisp whiteness and cool, fresh look of this cupboard. This would work in any room, I can see this in a master bathroom to store linens, perfume bottles and hand towels. Tuck an extra pair of sheets in the bottom of the cabinet and a dish of your favorite homemade lavender soaps. Smells heavenly! I hope you are getting the spring itch to spruce up your living space. I cant wait to get started!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Simply Delicious

I hope you are having a wonderful day! We got up this morning and drove to Canton,TX to enjoy this wonderful sunshine and warmer temperatures. It was the perfect day for getting out of the house and just enjoying each others company. My sweet husband was so thoughtful, I had mentioned to him a few days ago that I had not been in several months, due to the rainy cold days. We were reading the paper this morning and he announced we would be going to the flea market today! He is not fond of those type of outings so it certainly took me by surprise. We had a wonderful trip and saw so many cute things.It was hard,but I stayed within my budget and didnt buy much. Then this evening he took me out to dinner! I have had a lovely relaxing day.

The cake plate in the picture was purchased at Laurie Anna's Vintage Home. If you have never been to Canton, it is well worth the trip just to visit her shop. It is filled to the brim with so much cuteness that I find it hard to leave. She has so many delicious things to choose from. I wish I could bring her home with me to decorate my little home.

Enjoy your evening and come back soon!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Busy Week

I am so sorry it has been a couple of weeks since my last post. As many of you know I am taking 2 classes this semester as well as working my regular job. One of the classes I am taking is Statistics and it is kicking my rear! I have been spending all of my free time working on it. The instructor gives a huge amount of homework each and every class. So I am far behind on just about everything at home. Trying to catch up tonight on laundry and some other housework. Hope you have a great week, we are supposed to get some snow tomorrow! This is very unusual for North East Texas! We are excited. I hope it snows enough they will close the college!!! I am beginning to sound just like one of the kids...LOL I need a snow day too!
Be safe!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine Day!

Happy Valentine to my wonderful husband! He is such a doll. He surprised me this week with flowers at work. Then last night he took us out to a wonderful dinner. He invited my oldest daughter also, she is a florist and currently single. She makes the day special for all of her customers and he wanted to make sure she was included in the festivities. I thought that was such a wonderful thing for him to do. He is such a thoughtful person.
AND....Happy Birthday to my youngest son. He is 16 years old today! He is Valentine baby. Hope your day is filled with love and joy!

This is a photo of a book I am currently reading. If you are a true romantic, it is a must read. This is a historical novel about a very brave woman who lived in Texas in the early 1800's. I am reading it for my Goverment class. My aunt had this book and had told me many years ago how wonderful it was. But just have not had taken the time to read it. So glad that I am now getting the chance to enjoy it.

I am also reading Julia Child's cookbook. Tonight I will be cooking a roasted rump roast with vegetables and wine sauce. I cant wait to taste it. I love to cook and was so excited to get this book. It is such a classic and a must for any cook, beginner or advanced. Have a happy day and enjoy your loved ones. They make our life full and special and create so many wonderful memories for us to share!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Have a Good Day!

Oh how I wish that I could take a nice spring walk and chat with you. Watch the birds flutter about and listen to the wind blow through the trees. Hope you enjoy your day wherever you may be. Take time to listen to the creator and all of his beauty. You will discover he is right beside you every step you take!