Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Black Friday wore me out.  I am already tired of shopping and I bet I deleted 8 million emails during the day telling me about their deals.  

BUT......I did buy 2 things.  The first one so I can sleep and not hear my husband snore.  Well not really snore but he does that puffing sound.....you know when the air comes out and his lips make that sound of explosion in a most irritating way.  

It's called the Dohm white noise machine.  My niece told me about it.  Dang I didn't hear anything last night.  Caitlin and I love to talk design!

The other thing I purchased is the Nest Cam  It was $30 off the price of 199.00.  We already have the Nest thermostat and love it.

Might sound frivolous but I was thinking I could watch Cami when I am not home....oh yeah and maybe for safety too.....at least that is what I told my husband:)

I did spend some time reading more of the ORC linking post and picked out a few to share with you today.

Beth at Design Post made good use of an area at the top of her stairs.

Takeaway....that Lacefield fabric is really eye-catching!

Brit from House Updated gave her daughter the cutest room ever....

Takeaway....Love how she used pink on the walls but nowhere else in the room!

Head over to Green Street to see how Fran gave her guest room a makeover.

Takeaway....It's OK for a room to do double duty!

Brittany at White Dog Vintage rocked her master bedroom makeover.  I love the eclectic mix of furniture and styles in this space.

Takeaway....mix it up baby!

Way to go Nancy from There's No Place Like Home.  Her beautiful guest room with the dark navy walls caught my eye!

Takeaway....Mixing the traditional fabrics with modern touches.

Carol at CAD Interiors did a fantastic job with her family room!

Takeaway....The white walls make it easy to add color!

Yay Jenny from Evolution of Style with her cute bedroom makeover!

Takeaway....The wall treatment behind the bed!

You won't believe how Stephanie [The Devine Living] transformed her basement!

Takeaway....even though it is a basement I love the dark walls!

Amy from Love On Sunday got tired of her blah office....and wowza....look at it now!

Takeaway....Don't be afraid of the minimalist look especially in your work space. 

This makeover from Aniko at Place Of My Taste will open your eyes!  It's "boho chic" and so much fun!

Takeaway....She started with the West Elm leather sofa and built the room around it.  Have an inspiration piece.

I am about halfway through so I see a few more post in the future showing you spaces that inspire me!  ORC....thanks Linda



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Friday, November 27, 2015


I hope everyone was blessed with being able to spend time with family yesterday!  We had Thanksgiving at my sister's and she was so proud to show off her new "digs" which I decorated for the ORC!

I had company on Wednesday night and somewhere around midnight I got the great idea that we needed to do some shots of Tequila.  You know how it is....you have that great little buzz going and it felt "right".

Unfortunately all we had around was this....mostly used for margaritas but dang after a few glasses of wine it went down just fine.  

So maybe Thanksgiving day was a little low key if you know what I'm saying.

On Tuesday I ran over to ADAC..... looking for fabrics for a project.

Took a few quick shots of some new ones from Kravet!

Brunschwig & Fils

I finally ordered some new slipcovers from my MGBW furniture....

Glad to have an alternative to my white ones...since living with this big girl can dirty up a white slipcover pretty quickly....
 This is where she watches me leave the house:)

I ordered these chairs for a dining room project and I am going to have them slipcovered.

Like this.....

Since my client was having company for Thanksgiving I improvised with drop cloths from Lowe's to help with privacy in the bedroom of the guest house.

I was shocked to see how great they looked.  We used the 9 x 12 medium weight and they were perfect....straight out of the bag....no time to iron.

The kitchen is almost installed.

And after shopping his garage I found this fabulous rug which looked great against the dark gray floors!

How about this old brass door that he scored at Scott's!

And some landscaping was getting finished.

And maybe I did a little of this yesterday....cause I had a slight "boo boo head".....

Hanging out on the sofa with Cami!

Have a great weekend....shopping at all the sales!  I have a few things in my bag around the internet:)

Keep it real.....


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Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Before we get going about design I had some criticism about using the word "ghetto" in my last post.  While it is never my intention to offend anyone.... I now realize that I actually misspoke, not using the term accurately.  Ghettoghetto is a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure.[1] The term was originally used in Venice to describe the part of the city to which Jews were restricted and segregated.

It is actually where someone lives......what I meant to say was this: "My office looks like a Messa dirty or untidy state of things or of a place.

"she made a mess of the kitchen"

synonyms:untidiness, disorderdisarraycluttershamblesjumblemuddlechaos
"please clear up the mess"

I have learned so much since I started blogging, that sometimes I am unintentionally insensitive  and,  that learning the definition of certain words is definitely a plus.  Please forgive.....

I have blabbed on and on about this project but seriously people I still drop my jaw every time I am over there and see more updates.

While the main house is pretty much done there is still work to do on the pool house.  And the "pigeonniere's".  Yeah....that is what I said?  Huh?

I had to look that one up.  Actually it is french for Dovecote which is essentially a house for pigeons.  Gah....I have been letting  my pigeons just hang out in the backyard. I am so apathetic about things right?


 Evergreen Plantation/Louisiana


Although this one is going to be a garden shed....
Wait until this beauty is finished....[there are 2 of them!]

Pool/guest house.

Yeah....it's just the perfect size for me:)

Complete with a garage door.

Starting with kitchen....

The Hicks Pendants

And these brass strips in the subway tile....




All white except for this.....
The floors.....

Gonna have fun decorating this space.  "There is too much white" said Sherry..... never.

This is a shot of the back of the house....the master bedroom.

Are you ready to burn your house down.....hahaha.  I know.

Yet..... I am just happy to have a house.

Thanksgiving week.....enjoy yourself my friends! 
Be thankful.
I sure am.


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Friday, November 20, 2015


I might have to declare this One Room Challenge month!  I have been busy plowing through all of the linking reveals and I found a few to share with you.

There is so much talent out there so I encourage you to browse through them and look for your favorite.  It might take me a month to get through all 154 of them:)

I am in love with this warm eclectic office makeover by Lindsey.  It makes my office look like the ghetto.
Takeaway:  That gorgeous color on the walls!

This dining room took a turn for the better with this overhaul from RAD  Trust me when I say you  need to see the before!
Takeaway: Paint out the trim!

I think Kevin made my list last year....he is still in high school....yeah I know!
Takeaway: Mixing styles to get an eclectic look.

Oh Sarah....this makeover is beautiful....I love everything about it!  There is plenty of black and white for me to drool over!
Takeaway: Edit a space to get a clean and sophisticated look.

Hollie did a great job with her Jack and Jill bath.  More black and white goodness:)
Takeaway: Keep it simple!

Claire stole my heart with her vintage inspired guest bedroom.....that headboard made me all giddy:)
Takeaway: Start with a focal point like this great headboard!

Go see Melaine's basement makeover....you won't believe how cool this space is!
Takeaway: Create interest with vintage pieces!

Along with a office makeover I need to get in my laundry room and do something awesome like what Iris did in her's.
Takeaway: Small space...keep the colors neutral.

Around The Watts House

I can't wait to get through more of these great makeovers!

Have a great weekend!


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