Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

We had a small group here tonight (Thursday) but I still made two pies. One pumpkin (above) and one my favorite apple pie recipe!

I have good news to share! I asked for a one month extension on my move out date and they gave it to me. Now I need to find a new place by the end of February. I

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Being grateful is usually easy for me but I'm struggling with it now... - Show and Tell Friday


Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I love this time of year but yesterday it felt like my world came crashing down with one email I received when I got home from work!



After living in my little apartment for almost 11 years I got a message from the property manager that I have to move out by January 31st!  Shock doesn't even begin to describe the feeling that came over me. I burst

A Silver & White Tree?

I have always decorated my Christmas tree with a red and white color scheme.
I usually use the same decorations and add a few different ornaments each year.
 This was the year I made initials for each of my kids.
This year, I'm trying to decided if I want to do a silver & white tree.
 I'm a little afraid that I might miss the red.  
What do you think? 
 Do you prefer classic christmas colors, rustic or "sparkly"?

Here are a few of the silver and white trees that have inspired me...

They are beautiful, but will I miss the red??
When I see a tree like this...

I start to change my mind!

Decisions, Decisions....Have you started your Christmas decorating yet?
I'm starting to think about it, but it still feels a little too early for me this year.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vintage and Vogue - Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

My daughter told me last night that Vintage and Vogue has all their Christmas decor up and she wanted us to go look around.  I worked from home today so we went there on my lunch hour.  I took a lot of photos but I decided to just share their Autumn decor because I haven't had time this afternoon to go through all the Christmas photos!

This place is

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cozy Autumn Evenings - Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

I was out on my patio and looked in at my apartment and thought I would snap some photos. These are taken from outside my patio sliding door on Tuesday evening.  The days are still warm here but the evenings are getting much cooler. I love Autumn! It's so cozy and the excitement of the holiday season and decorating for Christmas is just around the

Monday, November 4, 2013

Model Homes {Interior Tour}

We toured seven different homes in a new development of Daybreak.
You can see the exterior of a few of the homes  HERE.
These homes were beautiful!
Here are some of the trends I noticed...
White Kitchens...
They were definitely dreamy!
I love the touch of yellow they added with the stools.
This kitchen also had a built in bench...
I thought it was a fun way to add seating.
These homes also had woodwork...everywhere!
It was around the doors.
The ceilings...
The walls...
On the fireplaces...
They planked the fireplace & ceiling in this room...
It was amazing!
This house was another favorite...
 Isn't this house gorgeous?
I'm a huge fan of white molding, but this grey color looked really pretty.
Another trend I noticed, was adding a fun shaped tub...
 I love these free standing bathtubs!
I also noticed the bedrooms were decorated in bright colors...
 I like how they placed the empty frames above the bed in this room.
 These "teen" rooms were really fun!
 I love the color schemes they used & the wood on the walls!
 I loved the bedding & fun colors in these two rooms.
They are simple & fresh.
I also loved that most of the houses had built-in book cases...
 This one was in a hallway.
This was at the top of the stairs, entering a loft area.
Here were two other ideas I loved...
 This sink in the laundry room is so unique!  
I also loved the board and batten with the shelf on top!
Last, but not least...
 Do you love the built-in chalkboard?
This was in a little sitting room off the kitchen...I absolutely love this idea!
I left these home tours wanting a white kitchen & more woodwork in my house.
We actually just finished adding some board and batten in my daughter's room and it's amazing what a difference it makes.  The whole room feels different... it actually makes me giddy when I walk in there!