Wow Us Wednesdays #349


Welcome to Wow Us Wednesdays! Thanks so much for all the comments on the bathroom progress I shared a couple of days ago. It's actually beginning to look like a bathroom now and the carpenters showed up late today and started the built in shelves for the towels, other bathroom goodies and some pretties. Check out my instagram to see it.The shower glass guy came yesterday to do the final measurements for the glass and that should be installed in a couple of weeks....I hope. In the mean time hubby and I will be painting as soon as the carpenters finish.

Let's look at some features from last week and get this party started.

DIY Flamingo watercolor embroidery by Flamingo Toes.

I Had to go Back and Get It


I just had to go back and get it! Almost anyone who goes antique hunting will tell you if you love it then buy it and you will find a place for it. I'm so glad I went back for this vintage French child's chair and I'm pretty sure I know where it will be used. Since this shop was out of state it was better for me to go ahead and buy this or it would have driven me nuts thinking about it. You can see the post about the shop here.

Master Bath Progress Week of August 7


Y'all I was hoping this bathroom renovation wouldn't take this long, but we are now going into week seven. I have been so over the dust and grit all over that pink paper we put down on the floors. So after the tile guys left yesterday I pulled it all up.....every stinkin bit of it! Then I vacuumed, dusted, and mopped and it was like I could suddenly breathe again. Yes, more dust and mess is yet to come, but not as much as there has been. We need to put down fresh paper anyway when the next round starts. The tile guys were here all week and they tiled the shower and the floor. They will come back to do the wall over the vanity once that is installed with the counter top. We haven't even talked to a stone place yet for the counter. We will get on that next week. We also need the shower glass guy to come back for the final measurements. The carpenters are bringing the vanity base tomorrow and I guess they will start doing the rest of the trim work around the tub, doors and window soon. We don't even know if the custom window is ready yet. Anyway as this project drags on here is how the progress went last week. 

On Monday the tile guys did the prep work. They installed the Durock and formed the shower floor. They finished around 3:30 since this had to dry. 

Fall Decor Ideas, DIY Wreaths, Little Luxuries and More


Are y'all ready for the weekend? I hope y'all have some fun plans. My son and his family are here for a very short visit as we will be taking them to the airport today for them to fly off to Italy to spend time with my daughter in law's family. Wish I was jetting off!

Thank you all for the well wishes for miss Bailey. She is home again and feeling good. It was just some nasty bug.
Be sure to check out all the inspiration below where you will find fall decor ideas, DIY wreaths, little luxuries and more.

Why I Love Decorating With Cows


If you have been a reader of my blog for any length of time then you know I use cows in my decor whether it's paintings, figurines or even pillows. Why do I love decorating with cows? I don't know. I'm just drawn to them and my motto is to decorate with what makes you happy and you will love your home. I probably shouldn't love cows in my decor so much since I remember when Mr. Savvy and I were dating and he was living with his dad on a farm occasionally the cows would get out and he would have to get them back in. A couple of times this happened when we were supposed to go out on a date. I was not pleased with those cows, but now I love them in my decor.
Oh, and one time years ago when we got home from church we had cows in our backyard eating our monkey grass or lirope that was out back at the time. They were pulling it up and chowing down. I was like, uh dear, we have cows in our backyard.

This cow painting from Ballard's is a favorite and it has moved to the breakfast room, but may move back here. See more of this room and my tips for a comfortable guestroom.

One Last Time To Shop My Favorite Place


When I got a short break from packing up things in my dad's house last Saturday I had to shoot over to Antiques On Holiday that is just a couple of blocks from his house. Every summer when we visited him I would shop at this wonderful antique shop. Since we probably won't be returning down there again, unless we go to the beach there, I had to shop there one last time. I took some pictures with my phone of some of the goodies they carry. The bottom floor are mostly pieces that they go over to Europe to shop for and ship back and the upstairs has rented booths from locals.

The cutest vintage French child's chair in this pretty blue gray velvet.

Wow Us Wednesdays #348


Welcome wowzers! It's the second week of August already and school is in full swing around here even though we are way past that stage of life. No, kiddos here. The bathroom reno is moving along with the tile finally getting installed......yay!!

Check out this cute homework room by How to Nest For Less.

Decorating With Plants


There is nothing easier to decorate with than plants. I don't exactly have a green thumb, but if a plant dies I just go get another since they don't cost that much. Plants are great for adding texture, a pop of color, softening hard edges and they clean the air.

All I have to do is remember to water and what the balance is of just the right amount.

Home Style Saturdays Inspiration


It's the weekend and that means it's time for Home Style Saturdays where I and some friends share some already published posts to give y'all some inspiration. This weekend we are busy packing up and moving out my Dad's things at his home. So while I'm away be sure to visit the links below and have a fabulous weekend!

Last week I shared how I added some pink to the sunroom just for fun.

This Is My Life


I know many of you have lived through renovations and today I thought I would share what I'm living with while our bathroom renovation is going on. Actually there wasn't any work done at all this week. Yep, a whole week with no subs. I wish we could be like the shows on HGTV and have a whole house done in thirty days. Now, that would be nice.

This Is My Life

Come on in. Excuse the lovely pink paper that I have been looking at, walking on and vacuuming for the last four weeks and yes, the vacuum cleaner stays out along with my Swiffer duster.