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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mr Rooster and a Wreath.

Hello and welcome to My Bella Rose!   Today I am linking up with Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, and Inspiration Friday at Southern in my Heart. 

I am slowly transitioning my home into fall decor.  I dressed Mr. Rooster with fall picks from Hobby Lobby.  I love H.Lobby!   I used a casserole dish to hold everything in place.  You can see a little bit of it on the bottom.   I bought the “fall” sign last year from H.L. as well. 


This wreath is hanging from a mirror in the living room.  Basically, I had the magnolia flowers on the wreath already.  I added fall leaves and picks to it to make it more of a fall look. 



And there it is hanging in front of the mirror.  That poor mirror just went through a lot of changes.  First I painted it a white antiqued style but the look just didn’t match my living room.  Then I painted a red shade and my this time my husband thought I was going bonkers!  He immediately said “no!” Ha ha!  Finally, I painted it a black and added Rub & Buff to the edge and finally I’m happy with it.  


  I hope y’all (do I sound like Paula Deen?) :)  have a wonderful Friday!



Monday, September 27, 2010

My Fireplace in it’s “Fallness”

Hello and welcome to “My Bella Rose” I am so excited to be a part of these wonderful parties!  Please visit Marty  &Tabletop Tuesday, The Nester’s Fall Mantel Party (Wednesday), Maryann & Power of Paint Party, and  I am slowly getting back in the groove of blogging! Yippee!! 

I made some changes on my fireplace.  Here is a picture of “before” This was during the summer. 


And here it is in it’s “fall” look.  I love the warm colors of fall.  The picture is from Kirkland’s.  The letter “M” is from Hobby Lobby, as are all of the fall picks.  Those beautiful red and gold plates are from Home Goods. 



Mr. Birdie does not want to fly away so he is nestled in the fall picks. 


I painted the “M” in a color called Spanish Tile by Valspar.  I also applied Rub & Buff to it.  Love it!  I love the combination of the colors red and gold.   I am slowly adding more red and gold to my living room.  I love love red and gold!


I think these plates are so pretty!  I saw them at Home Goods and immediately grabbed a couple for me!  I was tickled pink when I saw these!  I wish I had bought more, they are so pretty.  I don’t know if they’re “fallish”  but I like them. :)


I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.  Please come back and visit “My Bella Rose”

As I always say,



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Oh The Joy of Getting Older…..

I’ve been having problems with my eyesight and decided to go to an optometrist.  Boy was I shocked when he told me “People your age start to have problems with their eyes”  What do you mean “People my age?”  Why, I’m only in my twenties!  How can you say “people my age?” LOL  Ok, maybe I’m not really twenty years old or even in my twenties but I sure feel like it.  ha! 

You can’t tell but they are bifocals. *blush* I’ve been wearing them for a while and I’m still having problems. I can’t see clearly!  They may have to tweak them or something. 



Lord help me tolerate these glasses. 

As I always say….




Monday, September 20, 2010

Who Likes Wrinkled Silk Flowers?

  Hi everyone!  Welcome to My Bella Rose!  Today I am linking with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday!  Thank you Susan for being such a gracious hostess! 


Have you ever taken your previously stored silk flowers out of the box and they are as wrinkled as can be?  You want to just throw them away and buy new.  Now I don’t about you, but I can’t be buying new flowers every year.  So what do I do?  I steam them!  Let me tell you, it does work! Here is a “before” picture of some sunflowers I just took out of a box and they are very wrinkly.



I fill a pot with water and let it boil.  While it’s boiling, I hold the flower and let the steam do the work.


Please be careful once the water is boiling.   Protect your hands with gloves if you have to.  The steam gets very hot!

Look at them now!  They look good as new! Don’t you think? 


Pretty! Pretty!


I am ready to hang them on my garland for fall! :)

So there you have it! I hope this tip helps you!

And as always…




Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Remember Me?

I’m still here! :)  I hope you guys haven’t forgotten me. 

  Marla, thank you so much for that card.  It really made my day! :)  I am so glad that I found your blog way back when, my friend!

To those of you that left me messages, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!  God bless each and every one of you. :)   Love you all!!

My wrist is finally on the mend.  I did have an orthopedic appointment and after x-raying my wrist, the dr told me that it was not broken.  Woohoo!  He said that it was more than likely that I had sprained it.  He said that with time it would get better and that’s exactly what is happening.  Yay!!  At least  I don’t have the pain I used to.  whew! 

I hope to get back into the swing of blogging.  Do you ever get out of a routine and find it hard to get back into?  It’s been so long that I’ve blogged and just as hard to get back into it.  I even asked myself “Why do I blog?  Am I blogging for myself? Am I blogging to connect with people who might have the same interests as I do?” I’ve been pondering a lot lately about this.  I guess I can answer that I blog to hopefully connect with people that have the same interests as I do.   One of my interests here recently (more like I started this past Monday 9/13/10) is Zumba!!  I ordered the DVD set and just got it this past Monday. Have you heard of Zumba!!?  



OMgosh, it is so much fun!! It is like dancing! But it’s a workout!  Now granted this is exactly how I’m feeling at the moment…. Ha ha!!  My body is in shock right now.  Especially my lower half. *blush* 

Zumba cartoon

But I am determined to look and feel healthy some day……ah I will not give up.


Share with me, your experiences about Zumba:)  I would love to hear from you especially if you Zumba!  And like I always say……