Monday, August 30, 2010

Where Do I Blog? Party

What a great party to be a part of - showing where we do our blogging.... I'm getting lots of ideas on how to make my little office more efficient...
Stop over to  Centsational Girl and check out all the other spaces..

(Did you notice that I spelled CREATE wrong on my bulletin board?)
This is where I work on scrapbooking in our lower level family room...Tomorrow I'll be working on moving this upstairs into my office.

I bought a few of these components from Michael's this weekend...

This is what my office looks right now....
the desk and hutch are from Target and the chair is from Ikea...

I spend too much time in here reading blogs and watching You Tube.
After this week, I'll be able to scrabook in here too...

Make sure to stop over to Where Do You Blog? Party

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Blog Love

Can you believe it's almost September? The days are starting cooler and then the temps are climbing into the high 80's and then get cooler in the evening. Loving it just not liking how the days are getting shorter...

Cherished Treasures”=

My Sunday Blog Love goes out to a new blog I found recently and can't wait to see how many followers she has after a few more months of blogging.

Decor Allure

I'm always hooked on anyone who uses windows to display pictures...where do people find these windows?

Erin shows how she decorated this tall room to make it warm and cozy.

The family rules picture that's been going around, didn't fit in with her decorating style so this is her interpretation. This could be sold in a store!

 Check out this entryway..can you believe the height of the ceiling?

I hope you'll click over there and become one of her newest followers...

Now it's time for you to highlight a blog you love..

Cherished Treasures”=

Like to make this very simple and keep the rules to a minimum.
Link up the blog you love, NOT your blog .
Link in your post that leads back to the party so others can see what's up!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Are You on Facebook?

One of my all time favorite bookstores, Barnes and Noble is on Facebook and this week they hosted a live chat with Debbie Macomber (my favorite author)!

And there were lots of women asking questions being asked. I couldn't believe that she answered a couple of my questions!

I have two favorite books...


And because I love to read cookbooks

 I just purchased Cedar Cove Cookbook.

Make sure to watch the video and see if you're not drooling for her Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.

Also if you sign Debbie's guestbook, she has monthly drawings - you could win one of her books!

If you're not currently on Facebook
 please consider it, there's a lot of great information out there and it's free to set up an account!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Now That I'm Fifty...

For women, once we turn 40, it's time for mammograms but once you turn 50, it's time for a colonscopy! 

And I've been having some issues that my doctor said it was time to have a colonoscopy.

If you've never had a colonoscopy - it's a piece of cake and nothing to be worried about. 
That is except for prepping for the procedure.  They tell you to stay home and be near the bathroom - they really need to say - plan on living in your bathroom for at least 4 hours and bring something to read!

After some research on the internet - the plain and simple truth is - I'm overweight! 
For the past three weeks, DH and I have been reducing our food intake and making healthier choices.

But can you believe that when I did the cleansing  - I gained 4 pounds!

Was this TMI (too much information?)
Sorry kids if you're reading this!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Banana Bread in Your Bread Machine?

This summer it seems like the bananas we've been buying seem to rippen before we can eat them. And when it's hot outside, I'm not all that interested in making some banana bread and heating up the kitchen.

So how about making banana bread in your bread machine?

For the full recipe, click here...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sunday Blog Love - Linky Party

The nights sure are cooling down around here and summer is fading away fast.

I've been busy with Ashley being home and scrapbooking.

The days turned dark much quicker lately too.

But it's time for my weekly Sunday Blog Love

Cherished Treasures”=

and have several of Emily's projects on the "to make list" now.


She made a wreath from a book and gives a great tutorial.

And she made this pillow - ruffles are so popular right now.

You'll want to check out her blog if you love this flower...very easy to make!

Three little boys to take care of and make cute shirts for!

Her office - don't you love the walls? And nope - it's not wallpaper, it's all hand painted.

I'll hope you'll check out her blog because not only is she really creative, she's having a giveway.

Now it's time to show off a blog you love

Friday, August 20, 2010

Almost Didn't Find Anything!

Yesterday I was out and about with my daughters and we made a pit stop at Goodwill.
It was one of those stops where, you look but don't real see anything that needs to go home with you.

Until I saw .....

A pewter mirror and brush was pretty dirty..

but with a little cleaning it's all shiny now and will be going into the bathroom.

I'm linking to:
 New Friend Fridays   
  504 Main

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Have You Rated Your Space?

Last month, I posted three rooms in my house on Rate My Space.
Have you ever done that?

I put pictures of our covered deck.

And sounds like it might be cluttered, but I love to be surrounded by my things...

I did rearrange the space and got rid of a few things.

Click here to see our kitchen and bedroom..
If you haven't put your space out there, I recommend it - it's a lot of fun to see what people think.
(There was a pretty rude comment about our kitchen, What's up with being that way?)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Special Moments of Your Life Blurry?

Last night as Ashley and Jordan were arriving in the airport, after being gone for five months - I wanted to make sure to take a picture of them when they saw us..and this is what I ended up with..

one nice blurry picture...and I have no idea who the guy is...

Today Ashley got a haircut and tomorrow it's pedicures for us.
I'm so glad to have her back and she's working on readjusting to the 14 hour time change and laundry!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Foot Stool

Last weekend I went to a tag sale and bought this foot stool, or I thought it was a foot stool.
Turns out it's a bench instead, but we're going to use it as a foot stool.

The material was pretty disgusting and even had a spider nest underneath.

I was looking for some fabric to recover the stool to match these chairs.

And I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby...

And it looks really nice together.

My plan, if I can't stop being afraid - is to make slipcovers for the chairs...
I think we paid $3 per chair at Goodwill and they really are pretty comfy.
But for now we use them as they are...

As you can see, Charlie is quite comfortable!

I'm linky to:


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sunday Blog Love - 4th Linky Party

Another week has come and gone so quickly. I hope you'll join my weekly party and highlight a blog that you love, maybe it inspired you to start a blog or maybe it inspired you to do a project.

Cherished Treasures”=

This week, my Sunday Blog Love goes to Melanie at

Melanie paints furniture and updates her thrifty finds...

Don't you love this sewing cabinet and chair now that it's painted white? She also updated the picture frames...

And she's always busy working on her backyard.

This summer she was busy painting and updating her shed. Didn't it turn out fantastic? The landscaping if so full and heathly looking - so pretty!

Melanie has an Etsy store and I bought this necklace. It's beome my go to necklace in the fall.
Melanie - I need another necklace, are you working on anything?

Melanie even bakes! I'm getting hungry just looking at this picture.
Cherished Treasures”=

So now it's your turn...please highlight a blog that you love...


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