Seeing Orange


Seeing orange and blue and green.....and. I know I just shared the great room recently dressed for fall, but y'all know I can't leave well enough alone. Things just come over me and I go with the flow so a few small changes took place in this room. After I made the changes I glanced across the room, while standing at the kitchen sink,  I realized I was seeing orange. Now, I have never been a huge orange fan, but I can handle it in small not in your face doses. The oranges I see in here are muted and not your bright Crayola orange.

Wow Us Wednesdays #296


Welcome to Wow! Is the weather in our country screwy or what? We are breaking records this week with summer type temps and I'm just wondering if fall will ever arrive and stay instead of giving us a peak and then leaving again. I'm ready for sweaters and boots and I'm tired of flip flops. I think what is going to happen is it will suddenly get cold with winter temps. Since we have no control over the weather I guess it is what it is. 

Lots of fabulous inspiration shared last week so let's look at a few.

This porch by Cottage in the Oaks is cozy and ready for fall.

French Country Master Bedroom Refresh


A few weeks ago I shared my new chair from Soft Surroundings in the great room in a French Country Fall Tour. I had also ordered a couple of other things, but one item was on back order so I waited patiently. The last item finally arrived and my master bedroom got a little makeover again. I love a pretty bed and bed linens and I have had my eye on this French Market Quilt for years. Now, I finally own one and I LOVE it.

Our Home Story Revisited


We had two milestones last week, Bailey's birthday and we moved in our home 21 years ago on October 11, 1995. Today I thought it would be fun to share an old post about our home story again since I have so many new readers.
This story was first shared during my first year of blogging in 2010 since I had a tag line of "On a Budget" and folks were questioning that so I felt the need to explain.
The photo below was taken a few weeks ago from the lawn mower when I was mowing the grass that used to be green. The shutters are actually darker than they look in this shot. The sun is extremely bright on the front of our house for about half a day.


My Girl Turned 9


Miss Bailey is always showing up on the blog due to photo bombing plus the fact that she is the only child at home. She just turned 9 on the 13th. Time sure does fly. 

Leftovers on the Mantel


I had no plans to change my mantel decor, but after shooting for a future blog post I had some beautiful roses in the prettiest colors of golden yellow with ruffled pink edges left over. They needed to be enjoyed somewhere while they last so the mantel was the perfect spot. I shared the photo below on instagram from that shoot.