Monday, August 24, 2015


Had a wonderful full day outing with my husband, son and daughter in law and
grandboys for my birthday the beginning of Aug.  It was our son's BD the day before mine, so we did a whole day of fun for all of us. We headed to Tacoma WA.
to take in the Lemay Car Museum and have lunch, then did a little beach time and then a wonderful dinner out at Duke's Chowder house!
It was a wonderful day!!

The Boys!

Grandson #1.
Grandson #2.
I have the cutest Grandboys in the whole world!

Grandpa over seeing a driving lesson.

Amazing collection from all eras.

My favorite I think.

I even got Roses this day, :) 
But the best gift is always my family!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A terrific table redo.

My latest project...old game table that had seen better days.
My hubby found it, was going to use it in his office and I said no, to cute but needs work.  So I did a redo on it and now it is in my mall space for sale.

A $1 lace valance from the thrift store, spray paint and it gave it a new life.

The top flips over and opens up to make a larger table. So of course I lace stenciled the inside also.

I like how the wood tone shows through.
And then I painted the base also to match.

Now here it is on display and for sale in our mall space.
I rather like how it turned out, pretty!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Thanking those who gave their all for all of us.
This is where the Summer time begins for us, on our back deck.
We enjoy many happy hours out here in the warm months with family and friends.
Hope you have wonderful times this Summer as well, where ever you may roam!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mirror mirror on the wall....

Someone wanted me to post about my mirrors.
So here goes.
First of all it isn't a vanity thing, it is an addiction thing!
I have a passion for old and ornate frames.
No more wall space but then we just need to add on the wing
to the house, LOL!
The top two photos are of our master bath vanity area.
It helps to make a smaller space seem larger.
Then there is the dining room earlier photos, it has changed lately due to another home project and swapping out of mirrors etc.
The last 3 photos here are of the dining room now and hopefully final arrangement.
I have several favorites in this grouping. The new favorite is
the large 3 arched on in the side board or antique buffet.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

This week on my Facebook page I was talking about Sanctuary...
Do you have a space or place in your home that is your Sanctuary?
After the week I have had I needed one and I think I would have to say that our
Master bedroom is probably my sanctuary.
It is like a nice hotel or B&B room now, but personal.
I suffer from Fibromyalgia and some other chronic issues, so I need
a place to rest and relax often. This is it for me!
I can read, or pop in a movie , take a nap!
With all the pretty things I like to see too, it is me!
Hope you find a place to call your own and find some...
Sanctuary when you need it!