Friday, January 30, 2015

OUR SON'S ROOM/ TEMPORARY NURSERY


Happy Friday!
It has been a looong week of work and chores for us, we even had "jury duty" to content with, 
so we are really looking forward to the weekend.
We are expecting lots of rain for the next couple of days, but we can't complain, our weather has been gorgeous 
and full of sunshine. Our temperatures reached the 80's just this past Wednesday. 
A rainy weekend is just a great time for some indoor projects. :)

As you all know, we are getting ready for the arrival of our son and his wife. After five years of Navy life, he decided to put to good use in the civilian world all the schooling and training he has received during his military time.
The will be home in just four weeks and if everything goes according to plan, their first son 
will be born two weeks later.

They will be staying with us while she recuperates and they find their new home. 
No complains here since I have not seen my son in 12 months. :(
Many changes had to be done around here. Every other room in this house is taken, so we had to make due 
with the space we have available.
This is his room.

 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

KITCHEN ORGANIZING


Hello, everyone!
I hope you are all doing well.

It seems that during the whole month of January, all I have done is organized our home.
I have gone through about every closet in the house.
The house feels "lighter", but the trash company is not liking me much about right now. :)

And in the last few days I finally have been able to clean and organized our kitchen.
There is a reason for all this madness, you see, our son and his wife will be coming home for good in about five weeks, and soon after, our grandson will be born.

We have busy times ahead of us with six adults and a newborn baby living under one roof but I plan to enjoy every minute of it, not worrying about what needs to get done at home, just enjoying our family being 
complete again at last. :)

Back to organizing! :)

Our kitchen island also serves as great storage.
Underneath it, I store all my pots and pans and the two large drawers hold our everyday silverware 
and kitchen utensils.


Monday, January 26, 2015

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #97 & FEATURES



Welcome to Tuesdays at Our Home!



We had a wonderful party last week. I was very happy to see how many of you joined my little party, 166 links!
Thank you all sooo much! 

Here is just a small preview of the most viewed links.

Jody at Southern Seazons  shared the beautiful changes she has made in her kitchen.


Linda at Life and Linda renovated her laundry room using her original kitchen cabinets. 
What an amazing room!


Karly at A simple Pantry share an awesome recipe for Red Velvet Bundt Cake. 


Gina at Random Thoughts shared her beautifully decorated dinning hutch for winter.



Laura at Inspiration For Moms shared how she organized her glass bakeware in a very easy and inexpensive way.


If you have a sweet tooth like me, then you have to go pay a visit to Rebecca at Living Better Together, where she shared an amazing recipe for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.


Thank you again to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! 

If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar. 
You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.
 
  Now, lets see what you have been up to this week!
You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related. 

 NO Etsy shops or link parties, please.

 And although there is no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.

 Have fun!




Friday, January 23, 2015

GIVEAWAY WINNER


Good morning, everyone!
As promised, today is the day the winner of my small Valentine's giveaway is announced.

First, I want to thank you all for taking the time to stop by and enter. 
Thank you so much!

This giveaway included:






Thursday, January 22, 2015

THE FAMILY ROOM, FOR NOW


Hello, everyone!
Little by little, our home has returned to normal after taking down all the holiday decor.
No matter how much I clean, I am still finding glitter and pine needles in our family room :)

I have plans for this room before Spring and I will start the changes soon, but for now, this is what the room looks like.
Just clean and comfortable.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DIY PAPER BOXWOOD WREATH


Hello, dear friends.
I hope your week is going well.

Today I am sharing a quick project I put together last week.
Browsing through Pinterest, I came across this link on how to make a paper boxwood wreath. 
I found it on a blog I had never visited before. Beautiful blog, by the way.
Diane at In My Own Style  shared a wonderful tutorial on how to make your own paper boxwood wreath, 
so I decided to give it a try.



Monday, January 19, 2015

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #96 & FEATURES


WELCOME TO TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME!


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Ours has been kind of quite. We are still recuperating from the holiday chaos :) but already planning on 
several DIY projects we will start soon.
You all know we can't leave well enough alone. :) 

Our main goal has been to finish my husband's workshop before we start any other projects and I am happy to say it is looking really good. Final painting is being done as we are speaking. Stay tuned! :)

Lets take a look at last week most viewed links.

Pinky at Designs By Pinky shared her beautiful winter mantle.
Love it! 



 Patti at Old Things New took us into her kitchen to show us how she decorated her window without using any curtains.
Beautiful!


 Amy at Canary Street Crafs shared some great information on the do's and dont's when painting with chalk paint.
Great post!


Mindi at My Love 2 Create  shared a great post on 20+ ideas on how to make your own crates.


 Marinela at Martinel made a gorgeous vintage coat rack.


 Nicki at Sweet parrish Place shared how she updated an old mirror with Rub 'N Buff.



Thank you again to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments!

If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar. 

You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.
 

  Now, lets see what you have been up to this week!

You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related. 

 NO Etsy shops or link parties, please.


 And although there is no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


 Have fun!





Thursday, January 15, 2015

AN EARLY VALENTINES GIVEAWAY

Hello, dear friends!
 As the weeks go by, I get very touched to see how you all always take the time to visit my little blog 
and always leave me such wonderful comments.
It really means a lot to me and I appreciate sooo much your time and friendship.

For that reason, I wanted to host a small giveaway to thank you all for everything you do.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

OUR KITCHEN AFTER THE HOLIDAYS


Hello, everyone!
I have to tell you taking all the Christmas decorations down has been a job and a half. :)
I think the hard part has been to store everything back in place, for some reason, my bins have multiplied. :)

That brought me to have to clean our storage space to make room for everything. What a disaster!
I am happy to say, after almost two weeks of continued work, the house is now back in order. WOW! 

Of course, everything feels really empty and without color after all the bright lights and colors of Christmas.
Anyway, today I am sharing with you a glimpse of our kitchen cleaned and ready for the winter months.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

AN EASY WAY TO TRANSFER AN IMAGE TO WOOD


This is nothing new, it has been done over and over again, but it is new to me since I never tried 
to transfer an image  to wood.


I took it a step further and after a little investigating online :) I figured out how to transfer one 
of my own pictures. It was so super easy!
 Here is a tutorial on how I did this.

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