Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I Have A Big Announcement!!


Life has many doors that we pass through,  and my sweet hubby, and I are about to pass through a new door that will take us on our next  journey in life……

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After living in our home for 37 years, we are selling our very loved home.

She has been so good to us over the years. She is a family home! 

We raised our 3 son’s here, and our two daughter-in-laws spent a great deal of time here while dating our son's, and then as our son's new brides.

Our 3 Grandchildren were brought here as infants. I have watched them grow here. We even had a room for the 3 of them to stay in when they spent the night.

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I am sure many of you have done some of the same things we have done here in our sweet little home.

It is time for us to move on to a smaller place so we will be bidding her farewell.

It will be bitter sweet when we have to turn her over, but we know this is the best decision for the two of us.

So dear readers it looks as if you will be having another new journey with me if you keep following along!!!

As I have said before……..


And I promise I will try my best to……..


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Do You Have An, "I Don't Know!" Box?


*Putting a mirror on the back wall makes the closet looks larger*

It is that time of year again and this year I AM going to purge my house and get rid of all the extra things I no longer need, or use.


After living in our sweet little home for 37 years you can imagine how much we have accumulated. 

I am what you might call an organized hoarder. I have way to much stuff, but I stack it neatly, Okay sometimes the stacks fall, but they start out neat.

*notice all the hangers are the same*

When I purge I usually start in my closet. It is a good place to start since I am usually changing out my Fall/Winter clothes to my Spring/Summer wardrobe.

One technique that I have found that helps me in the process is to have a keep, donate, and an, “I don’t know box!”

* all clothing is color coded*

The I don’t know box has saved me a lot of time over the years. 

I have found when you first start purging it is hard to get rid of things, but once you get your rhythm going, it becomes easier.

*hanging a small mirrored medicine cabinet from Target is helpful in keeping my perfumes orderly and easily reached*

If you stop the process or rhythm, and try to justify whether to keep it or not, the entire process gets bogged down. 

*shoes that I do not wear all the time are in boxes*

Once you are done going through everything and  then go back to the I don’t know box at the end you  will find that you will easily wind up donating most of the items that you thought you might wind up keeping.

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Trust me I have done this for years and it really speeds up the process.

*Flip flops are kept in a pretty basket*

*Shoes that I wear frequently are on a wall rack*

Helpful Hint:

Another little helper is, if you use the word MIGHT, as in I might use this someday, or I might need this someday, get rid of it because the word MIGHT is a real good indicator that you have not, or will not use it in the future.

These are some of the helpful hints I have found that have worked for me. I hope you all can try this out to see if it will help you in your purging.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

My 2015 Easter Table


This years table is a story in soft blue, white and a touch of black and white. I kept it simple and something easy that anyone could do.

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The elements this year are eggs, broken shells and feathers that represent, “New Birth!” 

After all that is what this Holiday is all about, Christ sacrifice of love that we might have rebirth in him.

I used my 39 in. long zinc tray that I purchased at Restoration Hardware. (this tray has proven to be so useful in our home.)

The darling black and white polka dot feathers are from Guinea hens, and I found them on Etsy. 

I have always been enamored with these sweet feather and they felt perfect for this centerpiece. 

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I had forgotten all about this vintage blue and white feather vase. I am glad I remembered it! The color and the theme  tied in nicely.

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I love the sweet smell of stock, they just smell like Spring to me. The clustered flowers added a nice texture to the overall design.

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It looks as if a lot of new little chicks escaped the confines of their shells, leaving a few feathers behind.

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I hung some white glittered silhouettes with black and white bakers twine above the centerpiece.

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I have had these for years and it was fun to find them in my Easter storage box, another element I had forgotten all about. This years table truly just evolved on its own.

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Each guest gets their own pale blue speckled egg with their name written with a chalk pen.

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The best part about this table will be having my family here! This table is always much more beautiful with my loved ones eating, laughing, and visiting.

From our home to yours!!
Happy Easter
and Remember!!
He is Risen Easter
He is Risen!!!