Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Share Your Style Party #123

Friday, June 16, 2017

Kubu Chairs in the Kitchen

Hello everyone!

How has your week been so far?  I hope it has been a good one.  My dog is feeling better now.  We think he became overly stressed from being boarded while we were gone on vacation.  We celebrated my husbands birthday last weekend and now we're getting ready to celebrate Father's Day this weekend.  June is such a busy month! 

You may recall that I purchased some kubu chairs from one of my favorite stores, Linen & Flax Barn.  Well, here they are!  I placed them in my kitchen (after a brief trial in my dining room).  


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Share Your Style Party #122

Hi, everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #122. I am Lisa from Feathering Your Empty Nest and I am hosting tonight's awesome party.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Cane Wingback Chair

Hello everyone!

It's been a while since I last posted!  I've been gone on vacation and then came back home to a sick doggie.  I also spent a day helping out my mom now that she's back home from the hospital. I've also been getting my house back in order and getting back in the gym.  Whew!  It feels good to get back to a normal schedule though. 

I've been meaning to share this cane wingback chair that I bought from Joss and Main several weeks ago.  I intended for it to go in my family room, but then put it in the sitting room when I saw that the finish was lighter than expected.  But, it eventually made its way to the family room after I had a light bulb moment.  I used some dark wax to darken the finish.  And voila!  I'm happy with it now!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Share Your Style Party #121

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #121!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I will be your host this evening. 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Share Your Style Party #120

Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog

Friday, May 26, 2017

Let's Go Shopping Again!

Hello everyone!

Are you glad it's Friday?  I know I am!  School is out for the summer beginning this weekend.  My family and I will be going down to FL to catch some sun, sand, and water next week.  It has been so rainy and gloomy here in Ga so I'm hoping for better weather there. Be sure to follow me on Instagram if you want to see some of my trip!

I wanted to share some pics of another cute store that I went to several weeks ago.  It's called Linen & Flax Barn.  It's the sister store to one I've already shared with you before.  It's located in a warehouse setting but has been painted white and filled with light and airy farmhouse style furniture and accessories.  This store has more of a garden feel to it.  

If you follow me on Instagram, then you've seen some kubu chairs that I bought from them recently.  I will be sure to share them in a post soon.

All of these pics are from me except the first one.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Share Your Style Party #119

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style Party #119.  I'm Carol from the blog, The Red Painted Cottage and I'm so thrilled to be your host this evening.

Friday, May 19, 2017

French Lighting and Dressmaker Details

Hello everyone!

With the purchase of some new chairs for my home lately, I've been playing musical chairs to make sure they are being used in the best way possible. My dining room has undergone a few changes as a result.  I first ordered the Paige dining chairs that have a definite French look to them from World Market a few months ago.  I placed them around my table and thought that was sufficient.  But, you know how that goes.  I found some new white slip covered chairs that I thought would be pretty in here. So, I added them to the ends of my table.  That gave me more seating and added a bit more style to the room. 


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Share Your Style Party #118

Hello everyone!

I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home. I will be your host this week.

I hope you've had a good week so far.  It's that time again.  Time to show everyone what you've been working on lately.  Now that summer is almost upon us, I'm sure many of you will be working on projects around the house and in your yard.  Or, maybe you're planning a fun family vacation.  Let us see all of your inspiration!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wall Art in the Family Room

Hello everyone!

I recently upgraded my family room with new furniture, so it was only natural that I would want to update my walls with new artwork as well!  You know how that domino effect works, right?  I had a large industrial style clock face above my mantel but then decided I wanted this extra large (and extra heavy) curvy mirror above it instead.  It is white and chippy and feminine without being overdone.  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Share Your Style Party #117

WELCOME.....we are thrilled to have you here this evening at our 117th Share Your Style party.  Your inspiration each week is amazing!  I am Lynn, of The Vintage Nest blog, and will be your host.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Share Your Style Party #116

Hi everyone, I am Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest, and I have the pleasure of being your host this evening for our 116th Share Your Style Party.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

What Makes Me Happy

Hello everyone!

I was invited to participate in the "What Makes Me Happy" blog series by Ron at Uptown Acorn.  

It was  a lot of fun to think about all the things that make me happy.  It put me in a good mood to know that I can usually find something to be happy about.  It's in all of us.  We just have to discover it!  

So, if you would like to read what makes me happy, please go over to Ron's blog HERE and check it out.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fire Pit Goals

Hello everyone!

My backyard is slowly becoming a better place to relax and entertain in.  We most likely will replace our back deck with a larger one if it's not SUPER expensive and possibly add a roof over some of it (if it's possible). Those are grand wishes for now.  Time will tell if that ever happens.  However, one thing that did happen was getting a fire pit area established.  We still have more work to do with it but at least it's a start.  

I ordered four wooden adirondack (folding) chairs and a copper kettle fire pit from Wayfair.  We set it up in the woods that border our back yard.

(We need to have that ugly pine tree cut down.)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Share Your Style Party #115

Good evening and welcome to Share Your Style #115!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I will be your host tonight. 


Friday, April 21, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

Hello everyone!

I hope you've had a good week.  It has been a busy one for me with doctor appointments and visiting my mom in the rehab center.  She is recovering from a broken pelvis sustained from a bad fall.  It has been nice and sunny all week though. So that has helped a lot!  

Last week, I went to a cute shop about 30 minutes from my home.  I took some pics to share with you because I know how fun it is to tour a cute store.  So, we'll just go virtual shopping together!  

It's located in a cute town with country roads (but a lot of traffic). The store is inside a historic home. It's called Urban Farmhouse.  Even the name is cute!

I will just let you look at the photos.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Share Your Style Party #114

Hi, everyone and welcome to #114 of our Share Your Style Party. I am Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest and I will be your host for this evening's party. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sprucing up the Front Porch for Spring

Hello everyone!

This week we have had some amazingly beautiful weather!  It has been sunny in the 70's all week with no humidity.  I wish I could bottle it up and save it forever!  I've tried to go outside everyday and enjoy it while it lasts.  Because, you know it won't!  

One way I've done that is by sprucing up my front porch.  I bought some ferns to go beside the front door and hung my magnolia wreath on the door. A new larger door mat was placed front and center too.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Share Your Style Party #113

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #113!  I'm Carol from the blog The Red Painted Cottage and I'm thrilled to be your party host this week.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Warming Up a White Kitchen

Hello everyone!

I love the color white.  That's no secret.  But, besides texture, the warmth of natural wood is a great way to warm up the space when you have a lot of white in a room. I wanted to share some examples of that in my kitchen. 

 Kitchens can seem cold if you don't have a lot of color so bringing in something to soften the space is a welcome addition. Besides draperies, using upholstered or slip covered furniture is a great way to do that. I have a pine farmhouse table with wooden cross back chairs that I love.  But, I recently added these white slip covered chairs to the ends that are soft and have adorable ties on the back.  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Share Your Style Party #112

Hello everyone!

  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home.  I am your host this week.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Master Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Hello everyone!

I'm finally ready to share my master bathroom makeover with you!  It took about 2 1/2 weeks to complete but we're so happy with the results.  I am glad it's finally done because it was noisy, dusty, smelly and messy to get it done!  It took many trips to Floor and Decor and Home Depot to get it accomplished.  We hired someone to do the work and also a plumber to handle the tub hook-up since our plumbing was done over 21 years ago and it was built into the tub itself!  Can you say ca-razy??

So, here it is.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Share Your Style Party #111

Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Lynn, author of the blog The Vintage Nest.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Old World Lighting

Hello everyone!

The weekend sure did fly by.  I can't believe it's already Monday!  I'm still working on my master bathroom post to share with you, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some new lights that I hung in my house. 

 If you don't know this already, I'm a HUGE lighting lover!  I feel it is one of the most important style makers in your house.  Cheap looking lighting can ruin your whole house.  It sets the tone for the rooms and is one of the first things people see when they walk into your home.  I love how lighting can change the mood of a room at night based on where you place it and the wattage of the light bulbs being used. 

I decided to change out the light fixture in my front sitting room.  I wanted something a bit more substantial and I wanted it more in keeping with the other changes that I've made in my home lately. So, I found this light fixture being offered from Decor Steals.  I checked the measurements of it and decided it should work. 


Friday, March 24, 2017

Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Hello everyone!

I guess I'm on a "bedroom" kick this week. Thanks for all the sweet comments about my Spring guestroom last Monday.  It was a lot of fun being part of a Spring blog tour.

  I have made several changes to my master bedroom lately and I wanted to share them with you.  

I changed my bedding first.  I still  have white bedding but this time it's a different kind altogether.  Since I have a foot board on my bed, it's always a challenge to make up my bed .  It's hard to fit my hands in between the mattress and the foot board to tuck in the sheets.  So, when I discovered Beddy's Beds I decided to give it a try.  To learn more about them, click HERE.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Share Your Style Party #110

Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Guestroom

Hello everyone!

Today I am joining a great group of bloggers that will be sharing something Spring related this week.  

Friday, March 17, 2017

Hall Bathroom Makeover

Hello everyone!

I'm happy to report that the bathroom makeovers are finished with the exception of paint!  I thought I would share our hall bathroom with you since all we have left to do in there is repaint the cabinets in the same color.  That will take care of some areas of paint that have worn off through the years.  

We had new flooring installed in here.  It's a black and white basket weave tile.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Share Your Style Party #109

Good evening and welcome to Share Your Style #109!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I am delighted to be your host tonight. 


Monday, March 13, 2017

More Bathroom Progress

Hello everyone!

Hopefully, this is my last week for bathroom renovation.  Our master bathroom is almost complete and the hall bath flooring has already begun.  

Here is where we are so far.

The glass shower enclosure went up after the tile was grouted in. That alone made a huge difference!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Share Your Style Party #108

Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog

Monday, March 6, 2017

Master Bathroom Renovation Progress

Hello everyone!

I  just realized that I haven't shared with you all of the renovation progress we have made in our bathroom yet!  It has been going on for 7 days now.  We hired a good friend and former neighbor to do the work since this is how he makes a living.  He has already done some work for us in the past too.  

We recently had granite counters and under mount sinks installed.  Then we replaced our unframed mirrors with framed ones. We also replaced a hanging light fixture with a petite french style chandelier. But we still weren't satisfied with the results.  It was like putting lipstick on a pig.  Ha!  So, we bought new flooring materials and tile for the shower and bead board for the tub surround.  Now, the work has begun to replace all of that.  

It all started out like this.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Hello everyone!

We recently had our counters and sink replaced in our kitchen.  We needed to replace the sink since it was ruined by me cleaning it with an abrasive cleaner and I wasn't supposed to use that.  I thought the sink could be cleaned just like the one I had before it.  Nope!  Bad idea!  After calling around to get quotes on refinishing the sink, I realized it would be unreasonable to spend hundreds of dollars just to refinish an inexpensive sink.  We couldn't replace it since it was an odd shape and our granite counters were cut to fit it precisely.  So, that was our dilemma.  I decided to replace the dark brown granite with light colored quartz and get a new stainless steel sink (in a standard shape).  I was afraid of getting another white sink after all the problems we had with our last one!  I also had them extend the breakfast bar out further since it was too narrow before.  So, getting new counters and sink solved a lot of problems for us.  

Here is what it looks like now.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Share Your Style Party #107

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #107.  My name is Carol and I'm from the blog The Red Painted Cottage.  I'm so excited and thrilled to be hosting tonight and to be the newest member to join the Share Your Style team.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Chairs, Chairs, and More Chairs!

Hello everyone!

Happy Friday!  It is a beautiful warm sunny day here in GA and I couldn't be happier about it.  I am not a fan of rain or cloudy days (as some people are).  This pretty weather puts a smile on my face!  I should probably move to sunny California since their weather is usually so nice most of the time.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you've probably already seen everything that I'm about to share with you.  I have been on a chair spree lately.  I've been replacing some older chairs with some newer fresher ones that fit my style better.  I wanted to share some with you today.

My latest obsession has been cane.  I received this chair (that I ordered) just yesterday. It is my new favorite!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Share Your Style Party #106

Hello everyone!

I hope that you're having a good week so far.  I'm so glad that you could join us again for another week of Share Your Style.  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and will be your host this week.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Materials Chosen for Bathroom Upgrades

Hello everyone!

This past weekend my husband and I went to Floor and Decor and bought the materials needed for our bathroom renovations. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bathroom Upgrades

Hello everyone!

It's finally Friday!  I think Friday is my favorite day of the week.  We got a lot accomplished this week and I wanted to share some of those things.  We have been updating our bathrooms.  So, in the half bath, we removed the small pedestal sink that came with our house and replaced it with a vanity from Lowes.  It was discounted by over 50% so it fit our budget easily.  We wanted something with storage and more counter space.  So, this painted black oak vanity with marble countertop and undermount sink gave us just what we were looking for.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Family Room Changes

Hello everyone!  

Are you happy it's Friday?  I know I am.  My husband will be home to finish working on the walls in our bathroom.  After our mirrors were taken down (so we could raise our vanities) it left some ugly sheetrock behind.  So, I bought some new mirrors to hang and he is going to repair and paint the walls first.  We will be replacing our floor and shower tile in there next. We will hire someone to do that! Once it's all done, I'll show the pics. 

For now, I've made some changes to our family room that I wanted to share.  

I got a new French style chair to go in front of the fireplace and a new clock over the mantel.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Share Your Style Party #104

Hi, everyone and welcome to our 104th Share Your Style Party. My name is Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest, and I will be your host for this evening's party. I am new to the team, but I am ready and so delighted to have the opportunity to share all of your creative and fascinating ideas.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Fabulous Slow Cooker Recipe

Hello everyone! was painful to see the Atlanta Falcons lose the Super Bowl.  It was SO close!  We had it in our little hands for most of the game.  But, then the Patriots worked their magic and stole it from us!  Yep!  That's what I'm calling it.  It makes me feel better anyway.  I'm proud of our Falcons though.  I'm hoping we get a "do-over" next year.  Ha!  

I have been so busy here at the house that I haven't been able to take pics to share with you for the changes in our family room.  So, I am sharing this wonderful easy recipe instead.  I hope to share the family room later this week.

  We're getting new granite counters and sinks installed in our upstairs baths this week as well as new mirrors (that I must shop for). Our cabinets are getting raised with some carpentry tricks so cabinet painting will also take place.  So, I will have lots to share with you over the next few weeks! 

If you're busy like me, then you probably love slow cooker recipes!  Aren't they the best?  Here is one that stole my heart.  We had it not too long ago and I just had to share!

These are the ingredients you will need.  

pork tenderloin
dry onion soup mix
red wine
minced garlic
soy sauce

Friday, February 3, 2017

Adding French Style in the Foyer

Hello everyone!

Happy Friday!  Are you ready for the big Super Bowl game?  I'm excited about it because my home team is playing in it..........Atlanta Falcons!  We are going to a friends house for a Super Bowl party so it should be fun.  Fingers crossed that we beat the Patriots!  (Sorry to all of you Patriots fans.  I just can't help rooting for my home team.) 

I've been making a lot of changes around my home lately.  Many of them have happened in my foyer.  I decided to part with my painted grey bench that I've had forever for this caned back french style bench. It came from a local home interiors store.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Share Your Style Party #103

Good evening and welcome to Share Your Style!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I am so excited to be your host tonight and to be joining the Share Your Style team.  

Monday, January 30, 2017

Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Hello everyone!

I mentioned on Instagram that I was planning on changing up my display area in my kitchen.  I used to have a white bookcase with just a few shelves to store and display some white serving pieces.  Now, I have this extra large weathered wood with black metal shelving unit.  I love the contrast of the white dishes against the brown wood. Here is what it looked like right after the unit was assembled. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Share Your Style Party #102

Good evening all of you Share Your Style party-goers and welcome to our 102nd inspirational link party! This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog 21 Rosemary Lane.

Monday, January 23, 2017

My Purchases from my Favorite Store

Hello everyone!

Happy Monday.  Did you survive the weekend?  It was a rainy one here in Ga but at least it was warm.  I can handle it much easier that way. 

I forgot to share the items I bought at Linen & Flax last week!   I just found out that they are opening a second location too, so I'm excited about that.  They sell very good quality items.  One of my favorites is their magnolia stems.  They sell these year round.  They are so lifelike and much nicer than those you can find at craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael's.

Friday, January 20, 2017

An Antique Mirror Makeover

Hello everyone!

My husband brought home an old dresser mirror that was found at his parents house.  It is supposed to attach to a dresser (which we have).  I recall wanting the dresser but not the mirror many years ago.  I forgot they still had this mirror.  Well, now that it has been so many years, I have a set of fresh eyes for it!  I decided to take another look at it and see what I could do with it.  This is how the mirror looked originally.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Share Your Style Party #101

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to another week of Share Your Style!  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and I will be your host this week.