OK...look at me blogging again so soon.  There is a reason for that and we will get to it at the end of this post:)

But back to came and went so fast... do you agree?  
Now we speed through 29 days and Christmas will be over also....If I was 6 years old it would drag but being a spry 71 years old everything happens very fast for me!

We all celebrated at my niece's new house and it was a jolly time!  Of course I did not get any pictures but I do have pictures of my neighbors table which she gave me creative liberty to do what I wanted.

I decided to use the colors in her DR instead of  autumn colors:)

I went to Target and found the cutest set of "bottle washers" in her colors!

Then I just used eucalyptus and random flowers in her colors. I got the ribbon at World Market but I can't find it online right now.....

Anyway she loved it and I had fun:)

My outfit for Thanksgiving kind of matched it!

So now turn away if you are squeamish...I know I am....

Sunday night I was headed over to my neighbors house with some soup I made and were were going to eat, drink and be merry.....

I do not know how this happened but the next thing I know my fingers were slammed in the door and I was down on the front porch!

Cast of characters were: Cami....a leash....a key to lock the door..... a tupperware filled with soup and some parsley.  

I did manage to put the soup on the porch railing for my neighbor, wrapped my hand in a towel [bleeding like crazy]  and then I headed to an Urgent care which after 2 hours they said I need to go to the ER.


So I headed to Piedmont Hospital and just knew I would be there forever. 

And I was.

After XRAY's it was not broken but I needed stitches.

6.... to be exact.

I will tell you that the shot of lidocaine into the injury just about did me in.  But she said I was brave that most people would be crying...and I thought to myself....yeah...mostly kids. 

Then a tetanus shot and I was on my way after 4 hours.....this is where you need to turn away....

It happened at 5:30 and I was home at 11:30.  I will tell you that it was a lesson in patience all of that waiting around....I kept saying I was gonna leave but then my neighbor reminded me that I would just have to go back in the morning.

And there you have it.....just another exciting holiday!




Testing.....taps mike!  Anyone here?  I know....I will try to explain my absence at the bottom!

But I do have some project updates to share with you and I just checked back to see my post and realize it has been since August.  Crikey.....I am so lame.

So I think we left off talking about this project.  A man cave/billard room combined.  It is a basement that has stairs coming down the middle so on one side is the pool table and the other side a den.

Above is the plan.....the walls were painted Sherwin Williams: Slate tile.

I thought it would be fun to step outside the box and do a plaid sofa.....kind of take it into a 70's vibe!

I think we were all underwhelmed when it arrived because the walls were still "builder basement white"....It is the Lee Industries Apartment sofa.

But that is why you hire a designer because I could see the vision and knew it would be amazing when the walls were dark!

In the room with the pool table there are 2 niches which was a great place for a ledge for drinks.  One side was bigger so we were actually able to use some counter stools.

Here is the stone they selected....very cool!

There was also a small wall that was the perfect place for a banquette....see my inspo above.  I know it does not look that cool but just wait!

And here are the spaces all painted.  The new sofa looks great and of course there was a minor snafu.  

First time in 30 years that I ordered some chairs with the wrong fabric. was the worst.  

I couldn't decide what to do....try and sell them and order 2 more or order the correct fabric and have them recovered.  

Meanwhile I said I could zhush the existing ones up until the new ones arrived.....

I decided to get the fabric and have recovered....

I also suggested to them to change the color of the felt on the pool table....I can be persuasive when I need to be:)

Ordered these sconces on Wayfair!

I found this vintage etagere at my fav antique store Antiques and Beyond....

Rose and I worked our magic using mostly what they had.  I bought a book end, a bowl and the sculpture.

Here is what this wall looked like before...we moved the TV to another wall.....

Finally the chairs came in....

They are swivel recliners!

And the pillows really helped to bring all of the colors together!

The wall clock was his Moms......I think he said that she once tried to sell it in a yard sale and it did not sell!

We also kept the coffee it worked just fine!

The TV and drink ledge was installed.....and you can see the pretty felt color on the pool table!

Here is the before of the pool table area....

And the after!

Now remember this wall.....

Well looky looky.....

I had this built and it turned out so good and was the perfect showstopper for this space!

They are thrilled! am I :)

Now...I am really sorry for not blogging on a regular basis.  I feel like normally when I used to blog I did not have a trillion things to do as a single person.  Just the basics of everyday life sometimes overwhelm me....and I do not like to complain because I  know many people have it worse than me.  

So it's just that and I do miss it.  Hard to believe we are in the holiday season already.  

Today is Sunday and I was going to re-arrange my guest bedroom but realized it would just be impossible to do by myself!  Then I realized that Cami needs the bed to stay where it is because that is where she sits when I am gone waiting for me to come home.  So that is why I decided to can thank Cami:)

Rika freaka

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