Why I Call My Guest Bedroom The MC Room!

 I love MacKenzie-Childs style and if you never heard of them or haven't visited their store or website, you are really missing out in my book.

The style is so fun and whimsical. I am especially attracted to their Courtly Check.

But I am not willing to pay their high prices! I find that it takes the joy out of owning something if it's just way over priced for me.

So I take my talents in sewing and painting and make my own versions of what inspires me about MacKenzie-Childs.

Here is a sampling of what I have done...


Pre-Reveal of My Other Guest Bedroom

I am so excited to have so many things happening at once. Between my wonderful new laptop, that I have to transfer all info/pictures from old computer to this one...

To the finalization of the Newly Redone Other Guest Bedroom...I will now call is my MacKenzie Childs Guest Bedroom since I have two guest bedrooms. I call the other one my Blue Guest Bedroom.

So lets get on with the Pre-Reveal...


More Winter Decor

I absolutely HATE computer problems. My laptop is good (so they tell me) but it is five years old and it has been in the 'shop' for a tune-up but it is just so slow...so I am researching laptops to buy a new one...frustrating!

But on to talking about this post! I have been decorating a Chiropractor's office for well over 10 years. It's an easy job and I go in about every 6 weeks and change the decor.


Winter Decor Favorites ~ Part I

Year after year, I do away with some seasonal decor, mainly because I keep making new stuff, but some are just my style and I still get a feeling of joy when I open the plastic storage totes and reveal what I have almost forgotten, as it was stored for almost 10 months. Notice the rock that was found above. It looks to be in the shape of Illinois which is where I live so it became a keepsake.


Best of 2015

While this year has been a slow blogging year for me because of time spent with my new granddaughter, Isla Rose...

I still have some outstanding projects that I completed this year...Here is to the Best Of 2015...


Christmas Tour 2015

I have taken time off of my blog to enjoy Thanksgiving time with my family. Here are a couple of cute pictures...


Making a Fireplace MoRe Impressive!

At times, some things are worth repeating! As it goes with my fireplace. Originally it looked like this...


Easy Paint Stripping Lesson 101

I have several favorite shows, and one of them is Rehab Addict with Nicole Curtis...


You CAN Make a Pendant Light Out of Anything!

Here is my popular master bathroom!

It's a well thought out space that hubby and I enjoy using since we gutted it about six years ago.

I love the look of a chandelier over a claw foot tub and installed one over mine.

What I didn't bargain for was having to clean that chandelier every other week. Yes, I am a bit of a neat freak and I just hate the dust on this piece.

And I didn't find any volunteers to take on this task of cleaning, so out goes this little lovely! It's time to be practical.


Painted Patio Rug!

Now that it's done

I can say,

"It's really pretty but,

Oh my aching back!"

I painted this 'rug' directly on the concrete!


Fall Decor in Close-up ~ Part 2

Previous Fall Decor was Part 1, click HERE if you missed it...
                                    Now enjoy seeing the rest...


Fall Decor in Close-up ~ Part 1

As I have been going throughout this year, I have been getting rid of a lot of decor that I am tired of or have way too much of. I want to be able to decorate but not on the scale that I was decorating.


And Then It Was A Clock

Can you see it?

I bet not!

After the dust settled on our huge garage sale, we realized that we sold something that we use every day...

Our master bathroom clock!

And if you know me, I didn't want just a clock to replace the clock.

 I wanted something different...
                 Something special.


Teal Frame Wreath

I had a huge garage sale last Friday and really cleaned out the house. Now that I no longer have a booth at the antique mall and have been spending time with my new granddaughter, I feel like a weight off my shoulders...to get all the clutter out of the house and all the storage items caused by needing inventory for my booth. Believe me, it was a very popular sale that was sold out in 5 hours on a Friday morning!!!

Hear that? That is my house breathing a sigh of relief!

Now I should be able to post more regularly and to start off, I made an unusual wreath for my daughter.


Quick Fall Door Decor

It is begrudgingly that I am slowly thinking about Fall decor. Why?

I have been busy with vacations, preparing our rental house for new occupants and of course, our new granddaughter.

Plus, I LOVE SUMMER. I love the heat since I am one that is always cold.

Though I do love decorating for the changing of the seasons, I just know that after Fall is Winter and NO, NO, NO, I hate that.

My neighbors even tease me, come the end of Autumn and say "good-bye", since they know I don't leave the house unless I absolutely have to and they just don't see me out until Spring.


How I Solved Problems with My Curtain/Windows

The Dilemma:

First, since a man built this house, he didn't realize the issues with putting a window directly in the corner against a wall.

Plus, with it being a window seat, there is no head room for curtains to be installed inside the recessed area!

And, there are two identical windows on opposing walls in this living room.

After much thought, I custom ordered cellular blinds that I installed under the transom windows...



Twin Set of Chairs

In an effort to clean

out extra furniture

that I have stored

in my attic space

above my hobby garage...

I came upon these two


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