Friday, March 29, 2013


Good morning!

First, I want to apologize for my lack of posting this week.
It has been a hard and stressful week for me due to our son's deployment happening today and I know you guys understand.

Next week I hope to share with you my front porch decor and almost finished craft room.
Until then, I couldn't let the week end without giving a shout out to the most viewed links of this week's party.

First, Marsha at Every Little Birdie with 48 views. 
She shared with us her super gorgeous screened porch decorated for Spring. 

Carol at An Oasis in the Desert  had 37 views. 
Her dinning room looks beautiful all dressed up with the new family treasures she received recently.

Gina at Random Thoughts put together the most beautiful Easter tablescape. 
Love, love her Lovely Lady Bunnies! She had 34 views during the link party.

Emily at The French Hutch  shared with us her so very pretty Peter Rabbit place settings and tea pot. 
Her post had 31 views.

And Shelia at Note Songs had 30 views of her table in the den beautifully decorated for Spring.

Thank you all who took the time to participate in my weekly party or came by for a visit. 
I really appreciate all of you!

If you were featured, feel free to stop by and grab a "featured" button from my side bar.

And before I finish this post, I want to wish you all a wonderful Easter weekend.


 See you soon!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013



So glad you could join me this week!

I hope you are all having a great Monday.
I have been keeping busy doing a little painting and working on this. A new wreath for my front porch.

I am so behind on my porch decor this year! I hope to be able to share it soon.

Meanwhile, lets have some fun!
 You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking, DIY related or 

anything else that you are doing this week.

Rules are simple: 

-Link up anything you want to share with us. 
    -Please follow Our Home Away From Home.
  -Please put a link or my party button on your post. 

  -No link parties or advertising, please.  

That's it!  

While you are here, I would love if you "Like" my Facebook page, but it is not mandatory. 
Please, visit the person who linked before and after you,  that way everyone will get some visits. 

(Link will be live at 8:00pm Central time)

Our Home Away From Home

Monday, March 25, 2013


Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Ours went by too fast! :)

Saturday, I did the grocery shopping early in the morning and after that, my daughter and I went shopping for new jeans. 
Not my favorite thing to do, the jeans part, I mean, LOL, but we had a great time together.

In the evening, we all went to see a movie. We watched "Olympus has fallen". Great movie!
It sure gives you something to think about!

Sunday, we stayed home, cooked a nice meal and worked on finishing the cabinets and measuring and cutting counters for my craft room. We are almost there!

  And this week, I will be doing a lot of this. :)

But that's ok. It will help me keep my mind off things.

You see, this is a very hard week for our family.
Our son's ship is deploying this week for a world tour. This is his first "real" deployment. 
Me, personally, I am an emotional mess.

As parents, it is extremely difficult when your baby tells you on the phone that he will see us again in 10, 12, 14..... months. 
We don't know when our son will be home again. Please, take a minute to pray for safe sails for our brave sailors and strength for their love ones to endure this very long separation.

My Link party will be live tonight at 8:00PM.
I hope you all can join me this week.
Can't wait to see all your gorgeous projects!
See you then!


Friday, March 22, 2013


It is Friday!

This has been a busy week for me, so I am looking forward to a little "off time" this weekend.
We have plans to finish my new craft room cabinets, do a little shopping and may be go see a movie.  

Today, I am sharing  with you the most viewed posts of my weekly link party Tuesdays at Our Home #2.


The post with the most views was Angela's from Twelve Oaks Manor. 
 She shared with us her gorgeous Spring porch.

Next came Shenita's post from Embellishments by SLR.
Her beautiful tablescape is just amazing.
Love, love her dishes!

 shared with us her amazing credenza makeover.
Love the color!

Rhonda, at Ramblings of a Southern Girl gave us a tour of her beautiful home decorated for Spring.

 Liz, from Infuse with Liz  shared with us her beautiful Easter decor. I love her collection of hand painted eggs!

And last, but not least, Cristina from Remodelando la Casa 
gave us an update of her DIY bookcases. What an amazing project!!! Can't wait to see the full reveal! 

Thank you so much to all that joined the party or just stopped by for a visit. I really appreciate you took the time to do so.

Enjoy your weekend and I will see you next week and Tuesdays at Our Home #3. Until then!


Thursday, March 21, 2013


Hello, Everyone!

Today, I am sharing with you some updates on what I hope it will be my craft room very soon.

This project has taken us a while since we have made many changes in this room.

I did start with an inspiration picture from Pottery barn.
I fell in love with this room from the moment I saw it and since the layout is very similar to my space, 
I knew this was the way to go.

  via Pottery Barn
The space I am using used to be my son's old room.
Since then, we have moved his whole bedroom to a bigger room and, although he is not living at home any longer,
 he sure enjoys more space when he comes home on leave.

We did start with doing some painting.
Even back then, he favored the Navy colors. :)

And when that was done, we replaced the carpet with hardwood floors.

Since then, there has been a lot of building going on in this room.
First, my husband built the top shelf and brackets that wraps around the room, just like the PB picture.

I painted the white cabinet that we used for so many years to store the kids Disney movies.
This used to be an Army filling cabinet that my husband brought home about 30 years ago.
They were throwing it away, but he had a vision! :)

He cleaned it, added molding to it and built a door and it sure served us well all these years.
Now I am using it to store all my craft paper and supplies.
You can still see in the inside what it used to look like.

I have also redone a $5.00 chandelier that I found at the Habitat store.

Made a new balance for the window

Little by little I am organizing my supplies with some wonderful items that my husband bought me for Christmas.

And I used another white shelf I had to store my fabric stash.

But the best part is, my cabinets and counters are almost finished! 
My sweet husband has built them for me just like my inspiration picture.
  Now they just need to be painted, add the hardware on and they will be ready to be installed in the craft room

Meanwhile, I keep organizing all my supplies and adding little touches to the room.

Can't wait to be finished and start enjoying this space! 

I will be back tomorrow with the most viewed post of Tuesday's link party.
Until then, I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, March 18, 2013


Hello, Everyone!

Welcome to Tuesdays at Our Home #2

       Last week we had such a fun party! If you missed it, you can find it here

We really had some wonderful entries, full of beautiful inspiration.

Thank you again to all of you that made it possible by linking you fabulous posts or just stopping by for a visit.

Now, on to this week's party!  
 You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking, DIY related or 
anything else that you are doing this week.

Rules are simple: 

-Link up anything you want to share with us this week.  

  -Please follow Our Home Away From Home.

  -Please put a link or my party button on your post.

  -No link parties or advertising, please. 

That's it!  

While you are here, I would love if you "Like" my Facebook page, but it is not mandatory.  

Please, visit the person who linked before and after you,  that way everyone will get some visits.

(Link will be live at 8:00pm Central time)
Lets have some fun!


Good morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
 Ours was a little busy, but with weather in the mid 80's, it was a pleasure being outside, 
even if we were running errands, or working on projects. :) 

Today, just a little touch of Spring on my breakfast area.
We use this table all the time, so I always have to make sure I use something that can be removed easily, if necessary. 

I liked this centerpiece because it has the same green flowers I used to make my window wreath in the kitchen. 

 Now I am working on my Spring mantle, which, by the way, it has proven to be a very, very hard project.
I normally have a difficult time with it because it is so large, but for some reason, this time, I can not get it to look right. Don't know what I am doing wrong. :)

Tomorrow I will be hosting "Tuesdays at Our Home #2". Last week was awesome thanks to your support. 

Link will be live tonight at 8:00 pm. Hope to see you all there! 

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