Monday, October 6, 2014

Jasper and a new Book

Here is a good book I thought I would share with you.  Every time I would go into one of my favorite shops, I would see this book.  It was the only one there.  I would flip through the pages always thinking that it really had a lot of neat ideas in it but then I would set it back down. Finally one day when I was there shopping again, I noticed it was still there so I decided I was going to get it.  I knew I had made the right decision because when I took it up to the register one of the gals said, “Where did you get this?” She then proceeded to thumb through it and the other gal standing there said “look at that, how neat!”   They just kept going through it and commenting on several things throughout.  They then made the comment that they wished they would have looked at it closer for now they decided they wanted it, lol! 

Country Living, The Little Book of Big Decorating Ideas.

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Here are a couple of pages in the book.

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It is full of ideas so if you come across it you might want to thumb through it!

On another note…

 

I am slowly trying to get my living room back together, not quite there yet. I did  pull out a little bit of fall and managed to get this picture of Jasper before he jumped away.

 

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Happy Fall!

Mindy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Window Washing

We have been busy working on the living room.  If you remember, we got the dining room all painted.  Now we have been working on the living room.  We finally got it painted, the windows washed and the new curtains up.  Just have to get the room back together and then I will share some pictures.  It’s been a long process but am so glad it is done!

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Mindy

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Before and After…

The other day while I was cleaning out closets and drawers, I came across this chalkboard.  I bought it a long time ago, I don’t even remember where.  Anyway, I bought it thinking I would revamp it a little bit and just never got around to doing it.  As you can see it was scratched up and had some plastic greenery on it that just wasn’t doing anything for me. So, I purchased some chalkboard paint and repainted it, and removed the greenery.  I plan on writing different little sayings on it that would be good for me to remember or just something to make me smile.

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 Mindy

Friday, August 8, 2014

Changes

I never thought I would see the day where I opted to, “step into the light” so to speak.  I’m still a primitive lover, don’t get me wrong but I am finding myself being drawn to a little lighter version.  It’s funny because when I would read something like this on someone else’s blog I would think, “NO, don’t go there, don’t fall into that trap!”  I guess I feared they were leaving the primitive world behind!   I’m still a primitive, rustic Raggedy Ann, no barbie doll here, just going a little on the lighter side.  With all that said, we did a little painting here at the homestead.  I’ve been looking at some eye candy decorating on Pinterest that I have been drawn to,  made a decision on some paint colors and just went for it.  I didn’t dislike my dining room color before, I just wanted to go with a fresher, simpler look.  So here it is, the before and after.

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AFTER

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It looks different in different lighting as rooms always do. 

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Of course when we had to empty the cupboard so we could move it, Jasper had to investigate! 

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I’ve been slowly trying to make some subtle differences.  I guess I will just take it one day at a time and see what my next plan of action will be.

Mindy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Flowers Around the Homestead

Good morning everyone!  It will soon be time for school to start and for me to go back to work.  Can’t believe the summer is winding down. 

I thought I would share with you photos I took of some of the flowers I have blooming around here.

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Have a great day!

Mindy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Chuckle for the Day

Had to share this funny auto correct text with you all.  Rusty and I went shopping and he left to go to another store and later sent me this text asking me if I was about done. 

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Those auto corrects can come up with the craziest things!  Enjoy your day!

Mindy

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thrift Finds and Some Changes

 

Happened upon a new thrift store the other day and found these beautiful white pieces for 25 cents each.  Then….

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I found this sweet picket fence piece in an antique shop. It caught my eye just as soon as I stepped in the door,  $15.  Then…

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moved the old cupboard into the kitchen for a change, then…

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Came across this sign one day and loved what it said.  I have since seen it pictured in a magazine, don’t know which one,  I was just thumbing through  magazines at the check out line a while back and thought, hey there’s my sign!

 

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Have a great day!

Mindy