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



French Chandelier Love

Do you ever WANT for no real reason,

Other than...

You just do?

That was the case with

                   my dining area chandelier.


My House & Gardens ~ Part II

If you have seen my last post on My House & Gardens ~ Part I (Or you can just click on highlighted words to go back and see it), I showed you the front of the house and yard.


My House & Gardens ~ Part I

I know for my followers that it seems as if I have fallen off the face of the Earth.

I promise you that I am still here and feeling a bit guilty for not posting.

So what have I been doing?

I have been spending as much time as possible with my new granddaughter...

and doing a ton of my favorite thing...YardWork!

Can you believe that I love it? Well it shows and I thought I would share the front yard with you first, then in Part II, I will share the back.


Let's Ride!

I found this

"much love needed" 


rocking horse at a 

garage sale!

Would have you bought it looking like this?



I love expressing myself

through creative ways

as many other bloggers


It doesn't take much to

get my mind flowing

with ideas.

I have a friend who's

birthday was coming up

and I decided on

something pretty

and useful...


Legless Dresser with a surprise!

This is one of those projects that came out better than expected.

The finished plan was in my head, but as I was working on each step, more and more evolved.

I think it's going to lead a very rewarding second life.


This Little Table of Mine!

There Is Something 

About Old Vintage

Fern Stand Tables

That Speak To Me

...And this one in no exception!


The Perfect Place for A Barn Door!

Hubby mentioned that he wanted hot and cold water in the garage and that's all it took for me to get my mind racing on what all I would do to give him what he wanted and me what I wanted.


A New Dresser and A Special Girl!

I have been away from my computer for a bit. Have you missed me?

I am the proud new Grandma of a beautiful baby girl, my daughter's first precious gift from God.

Oh do I ever have a birth story for you! I will not get into the heavy details, but let's just say, we really were exhaustively overjoyed to have Isla (Eye-La) Rose come into this world after 40 hours of labor!

Hubby and I got a call at 4am on Friday morning from our daughter that her water broke.

We had to drive about 2 hours to the town that our daughter lives, Springfield, IL. We arrived around the time Lisa's contractions began.

The birth plan Lisa decided on was called Hypnobirthing with a Midwife at Memorial Hospital. The Midwife advised Lisa to labor as long as possible at home,


Cutest Pink Baby Shower! Part II

This is the continuing post on the very PINK baby shower that I had for my daughter.

If you missed Part I you can see it HERE.

In the first post, I showed you some decor and the Sign-In Table with a couple of games.

Let's move on to the dining tables...

I used my handy Silhouette electronic cutting machine to make a lot of my decor for this shower.


Cutest Pink Baby Shower! Part 1

You might be asking yourself...

Where has Terry been from Forever Decorating?
She just is not posting as much!

Well, I am here to tell you that I have
been quite busy...

When I found out that I was going to be
a Grandma, I patiently waited until my
daughter was 22 weeks along to find out the sex of the baby...

Then started making the cutest PINK shower decor that I could think of!


Vacation in San Diego!

I have been away for a week to sunny San Diego! Hubby had a conference there and we took some extra days for us to enjoy. It was 14 degrees when we left Illinois and San Diego was in the 70's and creeping into the 80's with beautiful sunny days! I will show some amazing pictures and facts that we learned.
We stayed in downtown San Diego at the US Grant Hotel. It is upscale and beautiful with many stunning artwork and sculpture pieces. They had a French artist make all the headboards...


Canoe + Baby

My friend's Mother-In-Law 

asked me to paint

a decorative baby-sized canoe

for her...

It was made by a family member

and the craftsmanship executed

so  well...


Wainscoting To The Rescue!

Hand prints.....
            Scuff marks....
                         What seems like miles of hallways...
                                                                 AND Four young kids...


It's a Girl!

It seems that

I have been buried

this winter with

living and breathing

Baby Girl stuff!


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