Friday, January 26, 2018

Giddy for Flea Markets

There are many things that make me giddy....but nothing more than a good flea market!  The Nashville Flea Market is open one weekend a month.  I've been going with my bestie for years, and never come home empty handed! 
There are several things to think about when preparing for your flea market jaunt.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

TIARA: The Glassware...Not The Crown

When I was in my mid twenties, a young married mother, I began selling Tiara glassware as a part-time side job...I've always loved glassware, dishes, and this seemed like a perfect side job for me.  I loved the Tiara glassware, and earned many pieces from selling at home parties. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The *S* Word

Kids aren't the only ones that anticipate a Snow Day!  Teacher's love them too! 
Monday was an Inservice Day for teachers.  It was MLK Day so students had the day off.  At the end of the day, our principal called a short meeting.  At the end of said meeting...he said, "Be sure to turn your pajamas inside out, flush ice cubes down the toilet, and put a spoon under your pillow."  Now, this may seem strange to many of you...but we, as educators, understand this!  It is the SNOW DAY RITUAL!  We usually tell our students to do this when there is snow in the forecast...however, they weren't in school that day.  Now we take this seriously, because in middle Tennessee...we don't see much snow....So that night...this is what I did....

Friday, January 19, 2018

Let The Sun Shine In

I love all types of glass bottles....but none more than pretty colored ones....and in particular....transparent ones in a window with the light streaming through.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Snow Day Project

Everyone . . . . ok, most everyone . . . . likes a Snow Day!  Am I right?  I thought so!  However when Snow Day 2 arrives, you . . . meaning I . . . . get a little stir crazy.  So let's back up a little . . . this is how it went down . . .

Friday, January 12, 2018

A Sweet Writing Desk & Feminine Touches

I am a girly-girl.  There is no doubt in that!  I love pink, lace, ruffles, and frills.  However, that's not my decorating style.  But in my bedroom, I have many feminine touches.  Today, I'm sharing my writing desk.  Everything here makes me smile and happy!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

That Small Town Feeling

I've always lived in a small town.  It's the life for me.  I have been fortunate to travel some awesome places...many large cities...but my heart belongs to "small town living". 
For 52 years, I lived in the same small town...I grew up here and raised my boys here.  Just this past August, I found my cottage in a neighboring town...and yes, it is a small town too!
Every where I turn, there's a small town, and I like it that way.  I love the fact that I'm only around an hour from Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, and Huntsville, AL for shopping and restaurants.  However, I am only minutes in all directions from quaint little towns like Tullahoma, Lynchburg, and Manchester.
Today after work, I needed to run an errand in Manchester...about 15 min. from work.  Luckily, this was one of my early days that I don't tutor after school.  So I decided to treat myself to a little small town fun...

Come with me, and let me show you what I mean...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy Birthday, Kate!

Today is Catherine Duchess of Cambridge's 36th birthday.
I wonder what her cake will look like.

Monday, January 8, 2018

For The Love Of Decorating

So when did you first get interested in home decorating?
For me I think it's always been there. I can remember paying close attention to details when creating homes for my Barbies.  I adored several 60's/70;s sitcoms for 1.  fashion and 2. home décor.  Here are some of my favs!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Wintery Decorating

Christmas is over but winter is not.  The red and green are put away, but now what?
I love the twinkle that my white lights give's kind of magical!  That is something that I like to carry over in my décor after Christmas.  So I went on the hunt for some inspiration.  This is what I came up with...

Monday, January 1, 2018

A Word To Live By

A new year is upon us.  Out with the old...In with the new, as they say.
Many of us, me included, start to reflect on the past year, weigh our accomplishments and failures, set new goals.  As I look back to the beginning of 2017, I read the words that I wrote...
"With a new year, comes new beginnings. Many of us make a list of things we intend to do in the new year. After my bible study time this morning, I've decided to fill my list with things that I intend to rid myself of! So I've created a list of three things that are my focus to throw out of my life...bitterness is at the top of my list. While I have come a long way in a year, I'm still holding on to some of this.... It has no place in my life, and it must be kicked to the curb!"

Did I accomplish this?  Did I fail?