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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Farmhouse Style Backyard

Our backyard is beginning to look more like a farm than a "citified backyard".  

 I am using farm animals as part of the decor in my flower beds this spring.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Repurposing a Broken Full Length Mirror Stand

I have seen several of  these full length mirrors at yard sales,  but the mirror was always broken so I walked right past them.    When I saw this one the other thought maybe I could repurpose it.  

  Before I give you more ideas of how to repurpose a standing mirror,  I want to show you the little nest that you can barely see above it.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How to get More Storage

I don't think there are very many people that couldn't use another storage cabinet!     Trouble is,  you can't really loose the space that a new cabinet would take up,  right?    If you can spare loosing 6" into a room,  then this cabinet is for you!   Look at how little space my new cabinet comes out into the entry,  in fact it takes less space than the table I had there before.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Taquitos for Cinco de Mayo

Here in Eastern New Mexico we love our Southwest food.   Enchiladas with red sauce are my favorite,  but taquitos are a close second.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Where do I store it All

Where do you store it all????   I get that question all the time from my blog readers.  

 First let me say that we live in a custom built home with a floor plan that paid special attention to storage.

What I bought at the Yard Sales Saturday

I found lots of treasures at the yard sales Saturday......

Friday, April 29, 2016


Shopping at yard sales is so never know what you're going to find while out "junkin"  
  I came across 10....yes 10,  Ficus tree's at a yard sale the other day.   All were in perfect condition and I was able to buy 6 of them at $5 each.     Have you priced one at HL lately?   over $100.  
We took them out to the back yard to hose 'um down....they were dusty from being in storage.

  In the photo above are the first two.....

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fabric Wallpaper on the Porch

H and I added "wallpaper" to the front porch this morning.    What did I use for the wallpaper.....a pretty  yellow and pink floral king size sheet.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Adding Curb Appeal to a Utility Trailer

This is our little utility trailer that has been on so many "Longest Yard Sales" and when not in use,  we park it in front of the house.   To give it some curb appeal,   we screw a window  on the side  and  put  a faux door to the side of the window.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

New Decor in the Greenhouse

I wanted to share the changes that we made in the Greenhouse this week end.  
  The first thing we did was put some fabric panels on the ceiling to give us some shady places to sit.      Then,    H hung two candelabras from the beams.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bring the Outdoors Inside

I decided to redo the entry in an English Country Garden style by bringing the outdoors in.  
 I started by bringing in two of  the four cast metal chairs that have been on the front porch.    I have 2 chairs on the porch just to the left of the front I have the other matching pair just inside the front the entry.

Spring Cleaning in the Yard

There is always lots of spring cleaning to be done in the yard.....mostly leaves from the trees and dried plant stems.  

  H is going to  put a garden in the area next to the yellow building  (seasonal decor is stored there!)  You can see he has the tiller out.   You can't see it in this photo but there is an identical  yellow building to the left of the one you can see.....H has his tools in that one.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mother's Day and Milk Glass

I finally got all of the milk glass cleaned and moved into the family dining room.....glad that job is done!   Before I give you a tour of the finished room,   I wanted to show you a gift that would be perfect for that special mom...........

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Yard Sale Chandy

We stopped at a "man yard sale" Friday......I didn't even get out of the car.    H got out to look at some tools he could see from the road and when he came back to the car he told me about a big box containing a chandy.    Of course,  I jumped out of the car and went to look at it!