Blog Archive

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Christmas Crafting


I've been having so much fun doing a little Christmas crafting!     l know it's early,   but everything gets so crazy busy as the holidays get closer

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall Field Flower Wreath


I created my fall front door wreath using some of the gorgeous  field flowers that are  available here in Eastern New Mexico this time of year.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Fall Front Porch


I picked up some pumpkins and gourds Saturday and they were just the inspiration I needed to do some fall decorating on the porch.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall Foyer


It's another rainy day here in Eastern New Mexico,    so I'm having to "play inside" again.    I'm not used to this much rain,  but am very grateful to get it!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall Mantel


For my 2016 fall mantel in the family room,   I left some existing decor and added some new touches as well.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I Buy Ugly Houses


Don't be so quick to "pass" on the ugly houses you see at yard sales.....those ugly ducklings can turn into swans with a little paint and some trim...lol!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Cooking for Two


Eastern New Mexico is being blessed with another rainy day....we need all the rain we can get in this dry area.    H went out early this morning and picked some peppers....bell and hot......so,  we've decided to stay dry inside and do a little cooking.    After cooking for a family for many years,  empty nesters find it hard to cook for two.    I say....why fight it.....cook like I always did!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Weekend Treasure Hunt


I went to a few yard sales Saturday and also dropped by the auction for a little while....more about that later!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Changes in the Dining Room


We have been enjoying some much needed rain here in Eastern New Mexico the last few days.   I've been taking advantage of my "inside time" by cleaning and making some changes around the house.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Weekend Treasure Hunt


It was slim pickin's at the yard and estate sales this past weekend.    Yard sales are a LOT of work and I guess not many wanted to do that on Labor Day weekend.....lol!
 I thought you might enjoy seeing the "inside story" at one of the estate sales I went to.    

Monday, September 5, 2016

Farmhouse Tiered Stand


Tiered stands are going to be a popular  fall decorating staple,  but have you checked out the price tag on them?   Maybe I don't know the right place to buy one,    but I couldn't find any for less than $50.  

What's a girl on a decorating budget to do?   Make her own of course!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fall Pumpkin Patch Tree


Although we are a few weeks away from the official start of fall,   I usually get in the fall spirit around the first of September.    I had picked up a neutral tree at a yard sale last weekend and it gave me just the motivation I needed to start my fall decorating.    The fact that  the stores are full of fall decor may have influenced me a little too....lol!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall Tablescape




I unpacked a tote of shabby chic pumpkins to decorate the kitchen in a fall theme,  but I still have a few more totes to unpack before I am ready to do any more fall decorating.   I wanted to have a pumpkin in my fall tablescape tonight,  so I had to come up with an alternative until I get back to the studio to unpack those fall totes.

 I love the look of  a simple and easy pumpkin made by forming a circle of tea cups on a plate and putting a dried pumpkin stem in the center....easy peasy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fall in the Farmhouse Kitchen


I am starting the tour of my Farmhouse kitchen decorated for fall by introducing you to the barn cats.....they are quite the "mousers"....lol!