Friday, January 18, 2013

Keeping it in the Gray....

I have changed alot since I started this blog some 2 1/2 years ago .....and am thankful for the fact that i am constantly evolving...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mercury Balls

I've been busy as most of us have pulling out our Christmas garland, tinsel and mercury balls....but I just can't seem to get some great pics still trying....

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Harvest...notice how i just roll by Halloween

I just put up some of my Fall the colors with the new house paint, rock and new front door...(just look past the hose and $5 sprinkler.....

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Orange you glad it's October...

Cooler temps are finding Texas and this is one Texas girl who is so glad to see it coming.....came across some photos from HGTV and thought I'd share them. I am getting inspired to pull my Fall decor out of the shed and place it on the porch.Love this little dude I had one last year and it was alot of fun.......

Monday, September 5, 2011

Common Ground just painted her Chandelier

I PAINTED THIS OLD 80'S COLONIAL FIXTURE with "Heirloom White" spray paint came out lovely....I then blinged it with some jewels it's so much prettier in person. I loved "Common Ground's" even without crystals she really had the room for it with fantastic ceilings....totally un-colonial now...Don't ya just LOVE paint....

Not too long ago I did mine too. So thought I'd share it since I haven't in awhile....

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentines Day! If you woke up this morning not feeling loved....think it no more cause "I love you"...because you all love me for me it makes it easier for me to be real with all of you. In 2011 I felt my feet hit the floor running...but somehow it seems I've been going in circles with no real path. It's amazing even going in circles you push yourself but until you break free of a circle you can't see a path clearly. Maybe I'm not alone....maybe you've been feeling the same way....reflect on what you love, who you love and love yourself makes us all better for tomorrow!!!! I love you! and I like me alot too that's why I'm self assessing making some changes. Saying it outloud in words. ~C.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Can this really already be mid January

Where does the time go??? I've barely let the ink dry on my resolutions list and it's already the middle of January....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

I can hardly believe theres only a few days left till Christmas and with all the craziness I haven't had a chance to Wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas!! So before it gets away from me I want to do just of my New Years Resolutions is to get back to blogland where I grow and make new friends often....I pray your visits with family are fulfilling and blessed.    

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monogramming by Me....I'VE GOT A SURPRISE 4 YOU

I'VE GOT A SURPRISE ...Oh I have been so busy....but how I have missed catching up on all of you. THIS AND THAT ...has kept me away...BUT  NOT THIS WEEK I vow (Lord willing and the creek don't rise) THAT  I'll be visiting as many blogs as I follow... possibly find some new ones.:) HOW  I loveTHE WAY you inspire me with your gagets of joys, AND tidbits of tales....I can almost see your faces as though you are speaking just to me. It makes my heart flutter...WHAT A FEELING TO CATCH UP WITH OLD FRIENDS....
I have been working on project after project. Not outside (it's well over 100 degrees in Texas my work of late has been indoors. Yes,  in AIR CONDITIONING.....Need I say more....It's not just HOT in Texas it's CRISP... You know what I'm sayin??? ANYWAY bACK TO THE surprise.
There is nothing like seeing your own name in print. No matter how many times I stitch my name out it makes me SMILE. you know where this is going?? NOW FOR THE SURPRISE..... a COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO...I GOT A NEW TO ME EMBROIDERY MACHINE....Loooooooove it!!! So now that I have worked out the kinks I am ready to make you something ( ONE of my wonderful readers.  I am looking for readers who follow me or just happen to be visiting to leave me a note((((Yea that's what qualifies you (((((Leave me a comment)))) in turn you will be the winner of something old, something new or possibly something blue:) just had to say that....Leave me a comment The drawing will take place on Sept 15 in your comment on monogramming tell me what you like and i will personalize it for you .....Now doesn't that sound fun....???     

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hard to believe July 4th has come and gone!

Hope all of you had a great 4th weekend. I have been so out of touch with you all. I am hoping to catch back up soon. I started a new job working at the hospital and between the new hours and the yard and my new monogramming machine my time seems to fly by. No excuse really just miss chatting... talk at ya soon!

Friday, June 4, 2010

More great old Houses...on my Historical home tour.

I just love a home tour and these old Historical homes really are a treat.Today I am showing you homes mostly on my street with an exception of one behind me....they are filled with character...This one has a tranquil feel with it's huge lot of trees.Don't let the front fool you this little baby is close to 2000 squ feet.

The homeowner has candles for all the windows and likes lots of lamps going on in the inside it is quite lovely year around.
How about this little green number some folks aren't that into the color but when you see it in person it grows on you in a hurry. Tons of windows That's it for today. I have been so busy with work that all my projects have piled up so hopefully in a week or so I will be back on track.You know gardening has taken much of my time...trying to get some perennials in the ground. In Texas you take in the below 90's like a sponge and get all that outside stuff done and then when it gets hot your back in doors with your projects...Hope you are all well and enjoying your familes as much as I've been enjoying mine!! More to come~ 

Monday, May 31, 2010

Do you love old houses???

  I certainly do and I live in a great neighborhood. I photographed a few of the homes in my block ...this will take at least 3 post to get many of them posted. So if you love old houses stay tuned in.This beauty here was built in 1900. It has three floors.
What you can't see is a wonderful old wicker swing tucked behind the bushes.
This is such a beautiful house. During the holidays the homeowners place clear lights along the roof line and oh it shines.

 This one is actually for sale I think around 4000 squ feet.This is definetly one of the oldest homes in the neighborhood built in the 1870's. Stately.Stop back by  there are some great houses to see. Enjoy your day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day Mommas!!

I'd like to share a quote with you....
 (now i ask you how priceless was that?!!)

  *Note*Monogrammed with MY new embroidery machine. IT'S GOOD TO BE MOMMA!! Much more to come!!

I want to wish each and every-mom a Very Happy Mothers Day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

More Pics from my Trip...Out of town treasures.

Gorgeous Gertrude got a new bag. Pearl sequins.  Now she's a "Divine Diva"
My husband picked out this wonderful old vintage clock (the hands are still in the clock itself to be re-attached! I so enjoy that he likes to do this with me!

A wonderful old Hi-boy for my husband. Had such a great mirror.Another candlestick to add to my already loaded down dresser... BUT I just love the way the sun catches them and makes them sparkle.
A new I really thought would go anywhere but hasn't so far... (try to look past this hideous shade!)
 An old beveled mirror that is currently standing in the bookcase...will that ever really a question???NOT!Now these were my personal favorites.Two brilliant beveled etched mirrors... another piece of ironstone love the long neck on this one...and it's great old patina.