Monday, December 14, 2009


There is a councilor at my son's JR HIGH that totally changes her office every year! She does a extreme makeover......everything is different.

All new paint,lighting,furniture. She shops all year for the things that she will use!

One year the theme was African (sort of ZEN) with a fountain wall! Another was Black and Red formal with mirrors and silver. Last year was Pink and Black Hollywood glitz with feathers.
This year is Shabby Chic! I love this one! I took the pictures with her permission. {But she is ducking out of the photo.}

This gal is so creative!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tea Time~

Taking time to relax is key to the true success of enjoying ones home~
I'm hosting a Thanksgiving giveaway over at my main blog
                    The Garden Gate!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dishes! Dishes!

Look at these really cool Harvest Time dishes!.......I resisted the temptation!
I call it photo therapy.....take a picture and look at it any time you want! It's so much cheaper!

I did do a few home projects I plan to post soon here!


I'm having a giveaway over at my other blog:
The Garden Gate so I hope you'll stop on by! Giveaway started Aug 24 and ends Sept 7 @ midnight!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Come check out my main blog...... I post there every few days!
I have been busy in the garden and taking pictures outdoors!......not inside redecorating!
Being a wife to 1 and mom of 6 kiddos age 1-15......I am happily doing activities with them!

So come see what we are up to!
Click on
The Garden Gate

Come say hi!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009


If there was only more time!

I have not been able to get very much decorating much as I would have liked! My kiddos take up much of my time.( for that I am truly grateful.)

When the weather gets a little nicer I hope to do some out door painting project!


Friday, March 27, 2009

Apron Giveaway!

The host for this giveaway is Brianna. Go here to check out the details of how to enter...but hurry! The giveaway ends Friday March 27 (tonight) at midnight!

Marie-Madeline Studios makes the cutes clothes,aprons and stuff!

Blessings in Christ,

Friday, March 6, 2009

Vintage Inspired Glassware!

Yesterday while at Fred Meyer, on my way to the garden section I spotted these vintage inspired dishes and glassware! They were on sale 15% off but I was a good girl and resisted temptation.

I was on my way to get some seeds and soil to get my seedlings started indoors.
I was going to look around in the outside garden section and to my shock it was snowing!

I still got my supplies for the garden, they were inside the building!
We can get snow clear up until the end of May or beginning of June.
We have warm sun July,August and September. Then by October the cold rain comes and the sunny days we do get are not warm. The skies are gray and the wind is cold!

Warm thoughts and blessings,

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Cynthia over at Cynthia's Cottage Design is hostessing a sign giveaway!

So go check it out and Hurry because its over on March 8.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cherry Red For Valentines~

I'm really digin' my new rug! I love bright colors! I have several of these colors through out my house. When I decided to paint my kitchen cabinets I and thought I was going to change things up a bit...then I got this new rug and I have found out I do like the color pallet I have. I just need to freshen it up a bit! I was going to paint the rest of my cabinets white but now don't know?! I'm taking things slow!
I did paint my caninets under my kitchen sink a bright red is how I did it.
Take a look at my inspiration kitchen HERE!

Kelly over at Rose Vine Cottage Two has been very helpful in my venture! Thanks Girl!

I hope you enjoy the Before and After pictures!

To get started I gave a quick sanding to my wood cabinets to take off the clear varnish.

Step 2 I did 2 coats of white Kilz primer and stain blocker (I wanted it to show when I sanded some of my red top coat to show wear)

Step 3 Painted 3 coats of my top coat {Cherry Divine by Valspar from LOWES}

Now its time for the hardware! And step back and check it out! If the color is not what you thought....its just paint. You can change it!

How do you think I did? I thought the red was to bright at first but I really like it! I'm so jazzed!



Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Look Quick...My House Is Clean!

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Feel free to leave a comment or decorating ideas!


Monday, February 9, 2009

One Of My Favorite Places In The House~

Sitting in the girls bedroom is one of my favorite places in the house.
The room if full of vignettes and old things from my Grandma! This blue chair beckons me to sit and read to my girls. I sometimes use this room as my hideaway for my daydreaming! I want to find a cuter shelving system to house all thier old vintage toys! Their room is a work in progress. I want to paint the crib white and do some other projects....

Peace in Christ,

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My First Post~

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Welcome to my project blog~ Here is a slide show of some of my upcoming projects. I hope you will come back often to see the updates and progress as I transform my ordinary house into a vintage shabby chic work of art!

My main blog is The Garden Gate. I post there most often! Come Say Hi!