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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

"Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart." 
  1 Thessalonians 5:18

From my family to yours...

Happy Thanksgiving

Toile in the Guest Room

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Company was coming and I was on a mission to free up some extra closet and drawer space in the guest rooms.  The upstairs guest room got a major redo last summer, going from dark brown walls to light walls and new white bedding too; it looks so much better now.

When redoing this room I had planned on reupholstering the vanity stool, but I forgot about it.   We don't use this room unless company is coming and when cleaning the house it would briefly come to mind again, but I would move on to the next room to clean.  I guess it was a case of out of sight, out of mind.

Here's a glimpse of how the guest room looked before:

Guest bedroom before

And this is what it looks like now:

guest bedroom reveal

Amaze Me Monday #138

Monday, November 23, 2015

Welcome to Amaze Me Monday!

The week of Thanksgiving is here.

We always have a big crowd gathering for Thanksgiving; family, friends and in-laws!
Mother and all us girls do the cooking and it's always delicious; I can't wait!
Good food, fun times and giving thanks for our many blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

So glad you are here for the party, enjoy this week's features!

Back Porch Musings ~ Seasonal Simplicity

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Amaze Me Monday #137

Monday, November 16, 2015


It is really hard for me to believe there are only 12 days until Thanksgiving

To me it feels as if it should still be August.
Not because of the weather.  It is chilly here and almost all of the leaves have fallen from the trees.  It's because this year has flown by faster than any other year that I can remember.  Does it feel this way to you?

So glad you are here!
Enjoy this week's features...

DesignThusiasm ~ Autumn Charm on a Townhouse Patio

Ugly Duckling Turned Beautiful Swan ~ I Had My Doubts

Thursday, November 12, 2015

It was a long, long time ago when I found her; an old dresser abandoned by the roadside.
The drawer fronts were not attached to the drawers and leaning against one side.
The old mirror and frame that holds it in place were dismantled and leaning on the other side.
She was old, broken and dirty...the perfect curbside find.

The mister reattached the drawer fronts to the drawers and after a good cleaning she was used for storage in a spare room at our old house.  Jumping ahead a number of years and after moving to our current home, the base of the dresser was used on the screened porch for a while and for the last couple of years it has been stored in the garage.

As I shared in my Guest Room Sneak Peek, I was searching the attic, garage and all my stashes to pull this room together with little to no cost.  This dresser came to mind and as I pulled her from the garage, seeing the condition it was in, I had my doubts about ever using it again.

She looks awful here, but just wait! :)

The ugly duckling before being turned into a beautiful swan!