Thursday, December 8, 2016

OUR CHRISTMAS KITCHEN


I admire all of you that had your homes beautifully decorated for the holidays by Thanksgiving. 
I am only decorating a bit this year and it seems to be taking me forever. 

Today I am sharing with you our simple Christmas kitchen decor. I figured I better get going with it! :)
Come on in and I will show you around.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

DIY CHRISTMAS PILLOW



Every year I try to make a cute Christmas pillow to use with my holiday decor.
This year, I was just going to buy one due to my crafting time being so limited, but browsing online I came across this pretty pillow and right away I knew I could recreate it very easily.


Monday, December 5, 2016

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #191 & FEATURES


WELCOME TO TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME!


Thank you all so much for being here today!
Can you believe it is almost Christmas? Twenty more days!
Are you ready for the holidays? I am getting there slowly and hope to be ready on time to enjoy the festivities.

All over blogland you can find beautiful inspiration to decorate your homes, prepare yummy recipes for the holidays or set your tables for your holiday entertainment. 

Lets take a look at some of the wonderful posts that were linked last week to Tuesdays at Our Home.

Stacy at Not Just a Housewife put together a beautiful Christmas mantle. 


 Kelli & Kristi at Lolly Jane built gorgeous cedar shutters and share a great tutorial for you to built your own.


 Jenn at Clean & Scentsible made really cute Popsicle Stick Sleds Christmas Ornaments.


 Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable made beautiful hand painted wooden ceiling fan blades for Christmas.


Emilie at Finding Zest shared a wonderful recipe for Pomegranate Almond Chocolate Bark.


Love this collection of holiday recipes shared by 
Shannah at My Suburban Kitchen.


Janet at Rosemary & Thyme created a gorgeous Christmas tablescape.


 Michele at The Scrap Shoppe inspired us with 24 cute Elf on the Shelf ideas.


Thank you 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 really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.  

Have fun!





Friday, December 2, 2016

RANDOM HAPPENINGS

Hello everyone!
I normally don't do this kind of a post, may be I just need to vent and what better way that with my blogging friends. :) 

Life have been kind if insane around here. I have been absent from blogland more than I like, but my days for the last month have been full of errands, chores and just chaos.
I told my daughter the other day I feel like I am inside the washing machine on the spin cycle. :)
And as you continue reading this post, you will see what I mean.

First, I am very late this year getting our home ready for the holidays. I can very well say that Christmas has sneaked up on me. I have been trying to get our home decorated but it is going slow.


 I have also been trying to finish all the Christmas shopping.
Hard to get into the holiday spirit when you are driving around in your car listening to Christmas music 
with the AC on. :) Somehow, "Jingle Bells" and 80 degree weather doesn't feel right.


 But I am proud to say I am fully done and very happy with all my purchases. Yay!
Now I am concentrating on finishing the last details for our youngest son graduation from college. Steven is graduating with honors. We are so very proud of him!

Almost ready for this happy event!


And if life wasn't busy enough, things started going down hill two weeks before Thanksgiving when we had some severe storms coming through our city and we woke up to this.


 Yeah, that is the result of the brand new roof that was installed just five months ago!
We were so upset!  We paid thousands of dollars for a premium 30 year roof and this is where we are five months down the road. We spent that whole week dealing with more home repairs, roofer, painters, etc...
Will this ever end?

After the repairs, things slowed down for a few days until the Sunday morning before Thanksgiving when our two year old dishwasher decided to call it quits and flood my whole kitchen. The warranty had just expired two months ago.

Needless to say, that by the time all was said and done, it was cheaper to buy a new dishwasher than to repair it. 
So here is the new addition to our kitchen.


We are hoping that is the end of things breaking because right now I have my hands pretty full taking care of my husband. He had a serious dental surgery done this past Wednesday after he went to the dentist for a regular routine check up and they found a large cyst on his jaw. 
 Those two hours I spent in the waiting room all alone were the longest of my life.


He is having a hard time recuperating and we will have the pathology results next week.
Please, keep him in your prayers for good news on the results and for a quick recovery.

But not all is going to be bad news. 
Thanksgiving morning we had the best news ever!
Our son, DIL and baby J arrived at our house with a huge cardboard box. Me, being nosy, first thing I asked was what in the world they were carrying in that huge box?
My daughter in law, said "open it, mom" and when I did, this balloon flew right out of the box.


It is a girl, it is a girl, it is a girl!!!
That is all I could say for the first ten minutes while I gave myself a good cry and made everyone get emotional. LOL 
We were all so happy and excited with the news. 
Our first granddaughter! 
He due date is April 30th, which it also happens to be our daughter's birthday. :) 
We can NOT wait to see her little face!

And now that I let it all out I feel a little better. LOL
I apologize for not stopping by your blogs and comment as much as I would like. I hope things come down soon and our life will get back to normal.
Meanwhile, I wish you all have a wonderful weekend!
Take care

 
 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TWO WAYS TO MAKE CHRISTMAS GARLAND WITH DOLLAR TREE ITEMS

Hello, everyone!
I am just barely starting to decorate our home for Christmas, so I don't have any holiday decor to show yet, but I thought it would be fun to go back and share with you how I made very economical Christmas garland a couple of years ago for our stairwell and front door and how did I changed the look of it the year after also using 
Dollar Tree supplies.


Monday, November 28, 2016

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #190 & FEATURES


WELCOME TO TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME!


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and that you even had time to do a little shopping. :)
Now is back to reality and as another week starts it is that time again to visit some of the wonderful posts 
that were linked to last week party.



 Jenna at Wife In Progress made a gorgeous ornament wreath. Love the color scheme!


 Maryann at Domestically Speaking built a beautiful Silver and Gold Ornament Tree Display.




 Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic shared a great recipe for
 Chocolate and Peppermint Fudge.




 If you are wondering what to do with all your leftover Thanksgiving food, you just have to read this post by 


 Vanessa at Tried & True put together a wonderful holiday gift idea, Easy Simmering Potpourri Holiday Gift.




 Jennifer at The Jenny Evolution shared some wonderful Christmas Wrapping Ideas.



 Lois at Walking On Sunshine created beautiful Christmas Terraiums



Thank you 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 really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!


 

Monday, November 21, 2016

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #189 & FEATURES

WELCOME!


I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Hard to believe we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in  a couple of days. Are you ready?
I won't be hosting this special day this year, so my preparations, for once, have been minimum. :)

Last week we had another huge party full of wonderful inspiration. Lets take a look at some of those posts.


Ashley at Simply Designing decorated her entryway beautifully for Christmas.



Becky at The Logbook created a gorgeous Orange and Neutral Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape


Daune at Cottage In The Oaks  shared a beautiful Christmas home tour.


Brett at This Mama Loves shared a wonderful recipe 
for pumpkin spice cheesecake.


A Worthey Read made delicious Mini Blackberry Waffles with Toasted Marshmallows.


I just love this project by Kim at The Kim Six Fix a beautiful oversized Maple Leaf Silhouette made 
from reclaimed wood.


 Ashley at Bigger Than The Three Of Us decorated her front porch for Christmas. 
Gorgeous!


Nicky at Sweet Parrish Place gave her guest bathroom an amazing makeover.



Thank you 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 really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

OUR LITTLE BLESSING & AN ANNOUNCEMENT


Happy Tuesday everyone!
It is so hard to believe next week we will already be celebrating Thanksgiving and believe me when I tell you,
 we have a lot to be thankful for.
It has been a looong year for our family. Since April, when our home got severely damaged by that horrible hail storm, all we have done is work, work, work.
But, even then, we have tried to focus on the many blessings in our life, like our grandson.

When we thought we were never going to be grandparents, this little guys came into this world and changed 
our lives forever.
It seems it was yesterday we brought him home from the hospital after a huge scare during his birth.

 We are so thankful we were there to see him smile for 
the first time.


 To be able to celebrate his first Thanksgiving and Christmas with our little angel.



We are so happy to have been there to watch him turn one year old.


 And now that he is a big boy, he even helped his mom and dad move into their new home last April.


 But this little boy is getting ready now for the biggest job he will ever have to do.



 I can finally announce to the world, WE ARE GOING TO BE GRANDPARENTS AGAIN! :)
We have known for several weeks now and we will find out the day before Thanksgiving if it is a boy or girl.

We are so overjoyed with these news and can NOT wait to have another little one in my arms again, so this year will end for us with the anticipation of becoming grandparents again. YAY!
 
Our new grandbaby will be here next April, and if it happens to be a little girl, I have already apologized to our son and DIL in advanced for the amount of shopping this grandma plans to do. LOL

Thank you all for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day.
Until next time!


Monday, November 14, 2016

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #188 & FEATURES


Welcome to Tuesdays at Our Home!


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
There is no words to thank you for the amount of support you all have showed me.
Last week was the largest party in the history of Tuesdays at Our Home.
425 links! WOW!!! I couldn't believe my eyes. :)
Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart!

And now, before we start another week, let me highlight some of last week features.
And because there were so many entries, there is more features this week for your viewing pleasure.
So, grab a cup of coffee and lets get started!

 Handan at The Navage Patch made gorgeous lighted Christmas Stars and shared a wonderful tutorial so you 
can make your own.


 Lauren at Bless'er House built a Wood Plank Focal Wall for her playroom renovation.


 Vanessa at Tried & True made a super pretty Fabric Napkin Bread Warmer. She also included in her post the pattern for you to make your own.


Just in time for Thanksgiving, Ronique at Stagetecture shared how to  Make a Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe.


And if instead of cooking a whole turkey this year, you are cooking a turkey breast, here is another great recipe shared by Kit at The Kittchen.


Sarah at The Chef Next Door made delicious Mini Chocolate Cherry Tarts.


I can't wait to try this recipe for Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel & Pecans shared by Rose at Rose Bakes.


I also loved this recipe for Cheese Danish Squares by Cristina at Ava's Alphabet.

 
Annie at All Things Big and Small made a gorgeous Roman shade and shared a great tutorial.


Manuela at A Cultivated Nest gave her lamp a gorgeous makeover. Beautiful idea!


Stephanie at Garden Theraphy made a beautiful Natural Branch Coat Rack.


Rehana at How to Make a Burlap Wreath made a gorgeous Rustic Thanksgiving Wreath.



Thank you 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 really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.



Have fun!




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