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7.31.2011

 I hope everyone had a good weekend. Ours has not been the best. It was supposed to be a fun weekend away. When we got in our hotel room on Friday we had some wet carpet issues from the air conditioner. With the stinch that comes from wet carpet and having to wait till morning to be moved I did not sleep good at all. Then we got the call about the passing of our brother in law and had to leave a day early.  Lack of sleep is catching up with me. I am behind visiting your blogs and hope you understand. I had prepared a couple of posts for when we were gone that I had put on a schedule to publish. Love that feature.

 Thank you so much for your prayers and condolences. We have been at the funeral home all afternoon and will return for the service tomorrow afternoon.

Now on to this post that I had already prepared last week for today.

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A few weeks ago I decided to put the red rug back in my sun room. Why? Because Leila is on the move now and the other rug would be too rough on her little body and this is the room we hang out in. I am so glad I hung onto this rug. Sometimes it pays to have a hoarding room. :)


I purchased this rug several years ago from Crate & Barrel at a very good price. It is cotton and soft.

This is the before with the brown bordered sea grass rug. I will hang on to it when I want to change it again.

 This rug does feel so much better under my bare feet.

This is my new pillow cover that I added in here. I love this print and color.

Here is a close up of the fabric. Y'all know I am loving me some bovine lately.


This is the flip side. Ann from On Sutton Place sent this to me for featuring her blog. I do not expect anything for doing that, but she sent it anyway. She made this a while back and said she didn't have a place for it and knew I had this fabric in my dining room, but when I saw the yellow cow toile side I knew it would be perfect in the sun room for now. Thank you, Ann.

I wanted my copper pot hanging back in the kitchen on the pot rack so I placed my fern in this
basket with liner from Pottery Barn that was in the kitchen holding cookbooks. Just a switch.

My succulents are doing well except the one in the back had a couple of those white sticky bugs on it. I pulled them off. Not sure what to use on it. Any ideas? I have not had succulents before.


I switched the black urn that was here with this yellow wire urn that was in the foyer holding umbrellas. I added some brown burlap that I had and stuck the vines in.

That's it for my rambling and changes.

Have a super week and try to stay cool.
It is so hot and dry here and my yard is brown and crispy.
Praying for rain and cooler temps!

We are off to see Cowboys and Aliens. The Mr. has been wanting to go see it.


Joining the following:
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76 comments:

  1. Sorry to read of your brother in law's passing. Take care.

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  2. I love red in this room. It's a great complement to the green. This room is awesome; upbeat and inviting.

    Dana B.
    www.northwesttexas.blogspot.com

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  3. You are go go go girl! Love the changes as always, fresh and fun.

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  4. So sorry about your loss, Kim. I'm sure he will be greatly missed. Sounds like he was a wonderful man. Linda

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  5. Love the new pillow, it is just wonderful. The change with the rug is so pretty and the plants are so pretty in their new pots. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  6. so sorry for the loss of your BIL , Kim..

    the rug looks great in there and I bet it'll feel good to little knees.

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  7. Kim,
    Prayers to you and your family. I am sorry for your bad weekend and your loss.

    The red rug looks beautiful! It always amazes me how one change can have a big impact on a room!

    Wendy

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  8. I saw that fabric (the toile) the other day and am considering it for some pillows in my living room! LOVE it!
    I am so sorry for your loss, Kim......hope your family is handling that ok.
    Love your sunroom, and the fact that now baby Leila can crawl around in comfort!! :D

    Suzanne

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  9. Looking good, and we know it is always refreshing to change things up a bit...if it helps baby, even better! My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your BIL. xxoo

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  10. Sorry to hear about your brother in law. Your changes are both practical and beautiful, Kim! I love the urn!

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  11. Kim, As much as I love the seagrass rug, I really like the red one. It's so cozy.
    I adore your two new pillows too. I really want to change pillows in my family room but the couch is so old, I can't find anything to go with it. LOL
    Hugs, Babs

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  12. So sorry to hear about the passing of your brother-in-law.

    The changes to your room are lovely.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. I love everything about your sun room...

    Hope all goes well tomorrow, thinking of your family.

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  14. Kim~
    The new red rug really fills and frames the room well. The color adds so much more warmth to the room and really brings out the colors in the pillows and chairs, just beautiful! ...love it! XO ~LIZ

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  15. So sorry about your brother in law. Love the red rug...and all the lovely decor. How was the movie?

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  16. Hi Kim,
    so very sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. My prayers are with you and the family at this time.

    Blessings, Nellie

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  17. Hi Kim, I love your sunroom!! It looks so pretty with all your reds.I'm so sorry to hear about your brother in law.My prayers are with you and your family.

    Kathy

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  18. I think diluted rubbing alcohol and water solution in a spray bottle for those bugs. The rug makes the red shutter pop.

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  19. Take care of yourself and your family at this difficult time.
    Love the red rug!
    Laurie

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  20. My sympathy to you and your extended families.

    As for the rug, I think the pop of red on the floor really makes the room seem brighter and more alive...Love it.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  21. Kim,
    I am so sorry for your loss! I ask that God comfort you!
    Your sun room is so pretty! I LOVE the colors,and I think the red rug looks the best. It just ties the whole room together.
    xo Yvonne

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  22. Kim, I am sorry for the loss of your brother in law. Your previous post was a beautiful tribute to him.

    Your sunroom is one of my favorites and you know I love the red.

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  23. Your sunroom looks so bright, cheery and welcoming. Love your new pillow. What a lovely gift! Take care of yourself during this hard time. Thinking of you.

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  24. so kind of you to keep sharing, despite all the sadness in your life. thank you...

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  25. Hi Kim,
    So sorry to hear about your brother in law.
    And how lovely to have little Leila to bring everyone a little joy. And how lucky she is to have a grandmother that thinks about how soft the rug is under her! (It looks so pretty - I love the sage green of your walls with the red!)

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  26. Kim,
    So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law.

    Your changes are lovely, and I actually like the red rug in this room much better. It goes beautifully with all of the other colors. I might need for you to help me with my living room since you are so good with coordinating color!
    Marianne

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  27. Kim,
    So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law.

    Your changes are lovely, and I actually like the red rug in this room much better. It goes beautifully with all of the other colors. I might need for you to help me with my living room since you are so good with coordinating color!
    Marianne

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  28. I love the red rug - it has a punch that is perfect for the room!
    I'm so sorry to read about the sad time in your family.

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  29. My condolences. The rug is perfect in there. Everything looks wonderful! You couldn't possibly be more behind on reading than I am. The legal paperwork is about to do me in.
    Brenda

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  30. Wow Kim, its amazing what one change like a run color can do for a room. Love both of them but that red really pops.

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  31. I'm sorry things are not going smoothly. VERY sorry about your BIL...Your home decor is always lovely. You have a wonderful eye for that sort of thing.

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  32. Just gawjus, Ms. Kimmie! I love the red rug in your sun room. Just love seeing your lovely home.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  33. Love the red rug and love that you have such nice things in storage just waiting their turn. Beautiful updates.

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in my prayers tonight.

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  34. Very sorry to hear about your brother-in -law Kim.

    Love the red rug! I could hang out in this room all day!

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  35. Kim, You had a very rough weekend. I am so sorry to hear about your BIL!I am sending comforting prayers your families way!!
    Red just sings in your house. It is so YOU!! I think even the sun room is smiling bigger. Love it,xo Kathysue

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  36. Prayers are with you.
    I really like the way the red rug makes the floral chairs pop!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  37. So sorry to hear of your family's loss, Kim.

    Good idea keeping the rug. It looks wonderful and it will be great for your little sweetie pie!

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  38. Hi Kim~ I love the new/ old rug in your pretty sunroom- such a nice touch of color and softness. So sorry to hear about your brother in law. Take care of yourself and your family. Sending you love and hugs.

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  39. Kim, I am sorry for your loss and pray your family will be comforted in the days and weeks ahead.

    Your sunroom transformation is so very inviting. I love the red rug. It's actually my favorite of the two because I like how it pulls everything together. Your little one will love its softness!

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  40. Kim, I am so very sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. My sympathies to all.

    I know Leila likes that soft rug! Kind of fun to see a little red again! blessings ~ tanna

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  41. Kim, I am so very sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. My sympathies to all.

    I know Leila likes that soft rug! Kind of fun to see a little red again! blessings ~ tanna

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  42. Kim,

    Sorry for your loss. Love your changes!

    Take care,

    Kathy

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  43. A most charming and inviting room!

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  44. I'm sorry to hear about your brother-in-law, Kim! Sending loving thoughts and prayers your way! Your porch changes are lovely- I love the feeling the red rug gives the space!

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  45. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Praying for your healing and comfort at this sad time.

    I love the red rug in there. It makes the white trim pop and makes you see all the little touches of red everywhere.

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  46. So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother-in-law. Hope you are able to get some much-needed rest soon. I actually prefer the red rug in your sunroom. I have a seagrass rug,too. Love how it looks, but it sure is scratchy. I think that it was very sweet of you to switch the rug to a softer one for your beautiful granddaughter.

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  47. Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law's passing. I do love your changes in the sunroom! It is lovely and the red rug really pops the additional reds in the room.

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  48. So sorry about your lost.

    The red rug goes very well in your beautiful room!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  49. Kim, I'm so sorry about your brother in law. Was that expected?

    Your sunroom is and has always been one of my favorite spots in blogland. Love the red rug in there!!

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  50. I love how the rug pulls all your reds together and just adds so much warmth! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and your family. Prayers coming your way.

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  51. So sorry about your brother-in-law, Kim. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~Delores
    PS I really like the red rug!

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  52. Thinking of you all!

    I really love the red rug in that room. The picture of the room with the red rug just popped when I saw it!

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  53. Nice pictures and I love the red rug.

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  54. Your rug looks beautiful in the sun room Kim. Such wonderful touches throughout pull everything together.
    Still thinking of you and your family at such a sad time.
    Rose H
    x

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  55. Thank you so much everyone.

    Stacey, yes it was expected. He had been sick for a long time with lung disease and it was not from smoking.

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  56. So sorry to hear of your family's loss. Kim, don't apologize for your "ramblings" posts. I really like those. I love when we get a peek into your lovely home. It's such inspiration! I love how you placed your fern in the burlap basket!!
    ♥ Becky in SC ♥

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  57. Kim, so sorry for your family's loss. I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love all your pretty changes, but i'm going nuts for your new pillow. I love the pattern and COLOR. Love it, hum I already expressed that. Its nice your'll have a soft rug for Leila. Her little knees thank you, your a great grandmommy I know. Take care

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  58. I actually prefer the red rug. It warms the area up more and pulls the rest of the red in too.

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  59. I'm kind of loving the red rug. Sorry to hear about the death in your family. Not good. I'm interested in finding out how the movie was.

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  60. Kim, the red rug looks great! It really brings out the red in the other pieces in the room. So sorry about your recent loss...prayers being sent your way.

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  61. Condolences on the passing of your brother-in-law.

    I do like the res rug in that room better. It really ties everything together and makes the room pop.

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  62. So sorry to hear about your family's loss.

    On a brighter note, I love the red rug in that room!! In fact, I prefer it. That's such a great room!

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  63. My condolences on the passing of your brother in law.

    I love the red rug...am sure your baby doll will have more fun on it if it's soft. :)

    I am so in love with your sun room..(I just pinned it) If I ever get the room, I would like to have it look just like this.

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  64. Beautiful changes, I love that red rug, I wish I had one like that!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  65. The red rug looks perfect Kim....everything is just gorgeous! I love this room!

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother in law....I will be saying prayers...

    Lou Cinda

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  66. The red rug is fantastic! The whole room pops out ! Love the green on the walls to. Very nice !!!

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  67. Kim, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. While it's better that he is at peace, loss is always difficult. Prayers are with you and your family.

    I love the new (old) rug. I think it gives your room a blast of color - it's fun & jazzy! Have a better week. Blessings.

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  68. Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. Hope things are fine.

    I love the new look. Especially, the setup on your tables.

    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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  69. So sorry for your family's loss Kim!

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  70. I am so sorry for your loss and for the weekend getaway that wasn't.

    I like the pop of red in the room. It is nice to have a "stash" room, but mine is getting too full!

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  71. I love the red rug back in here! Great pop of color and fun balance for your fun red screen! Again, my condolences.

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  72. I'm smiling from ear to ear. Thanks for the mention. I hope today wasn't too terrible...I was thinking about you.

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  73. My condolences to your family in the loss of your b-i-l. It is true...he's in a better place and not suffering now.

    LOVE the red rug! Really makes the room pop. The pillow is gorgeous too ~ perfect place for it.

    Pat

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  74. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family, Kim. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love the RED rug, it is the best in that room (in my opinion:):):) Love it. Love the wire pieces with the plants in them too!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  75. I featured this on Mod Mix Monday today!

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