Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Definitely my best work ... You have got to see the before and after!!

I have had several things that have taken me away from my blog but they are good things.  I was able to return to my full time job after two and a half years!!  Yes, I said two and a half years.  I have started back to work in my career in Ophthalmology as an Ophthalmic Tech.  It has been wonderful to see patients and a pleasure to work in such a rewarding field.  It will take some time getting things back to  "normal"  and the blog posts back on schedule???

For today I am re-sharing a wonderful post that I am very proud of.  You must take a look and know that it was very challenging and I wasn't sure that I would get it done but I have to say that I am most proud of this one project or I should say undertaking!  I think it is the best work that I have done in some time.
Please join me and take a look back at this small bathroom makeover that was totally cosmetic.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Pickled Eggs!!

Easy, easy, easy!!  This is the best pickled egg recipe ever!!  Well at least I think it is.  I love to make these at Easter time and I will make enough to last me past the spring Holiday.  So take a moment and if you have never tried making Pickled Eggs before you simply must!!



Click Here to see my delicious recipe for Pickled Eggs!  Until next time dear readers ...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

white cotton ... cottage style bed linens

I am just about to get the tablecloth situation straightened out?  Yeah,  I am having to make them.  There just is nowhere to buy "cottage style" tablecloths.  If I could I would design a line of cottage style home accessories or what I think is cottage style home accessories.  Sweet Cottage Style ... nothing like it in my book.  Everyone has their take on what cottage style is ...

                                                         
                 Fads come and go but Cottage Style has and will always be timeless.
I love crisp white cotton sheets and every now and then you can find some that have a little embellishments.  I have a lot of Simply Shabby Chic but for the price sometimes they just are worth it?  The last set of Simply Shabby Chic sheets I purchased were the pale pastel pink.  Well I always open the package and drop each piece in the washing machine before I use them.  With the machine filling up I drop the flat sheet in the washer ... then a pillow case ... another pillow case and when it comes to the fitted sheet, I notice a demarcation of blue?  Well it was too late to return them because I am washing them!!


                I have discovered a brand that I have fallen in love with!!  MARY JANE.  You can find them at BELK.  I try to make it to BELK everytime they have bedding on sale and see what's new in the MARY JANE line.


They are 100% cotton and of very high quality :)  I got an extra 10% off the already marked down price the day I found these at the grand opening of the new BELK near the Paladium.

It has been raining and very cloudy for the past two days so hard to get bright and pretty photos.

 
If you were to walk into my bedroom at any given time you will not find the bed all made up and pillows standing at attention so to speak.  I always have made my bed to be ready for me to jump into.  One side or both sides will be turned down.  I think maybe ... a few times when I was trying to sell my house I had the bed completely made.  I just don't like that ??   It's just not me ... 
I love the softness of a thick cotton blanket ...


Something else about how I like my bedroom ... I keep a down comforter all year round whether it be summer or winter.  I don't want to be up grabbing an extra quilt or blanket so I will keep the down comforter on the bed or at the foot of the bed all year round.




 
    
                             (A sneak peek of how the DIY bed skirt looks with the bed linens)
                      Still a work in progress but will be stunning and very inviting when done :)
One side of the bed with the feminine and sweet MARY JANE bed linens from BELK. so pretty :)


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring Yard Sale At Spade and Broom

Went to the first event at Spade and Broom for the Spring season.  They had a yard sale of overstocked and leftover items that they wanted to clear out of inventory.


 All of these Blue Willow dishes were only $25.  here are a few more things that had not sold by the time I got there.


 Each chair was only $10.  Now a few items from inside that were not part of the yard sale but Kristen stays sold out of her beautifully redone items.  the shop was pretty empty.


I got so excited when I saw this vegetable bin!  I yelled I want this!! Kristen's husband was helping me with it and unknown to either of us there was sold on the tag!!

  
 Beautiful Secretary desk ...


Cute desk or vanity ...


 Imagine this in your entry way ...


                                                                              
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