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Friday, April 30, 2010

Yummy? Or not?

Ever have a day that you don’t feel like eating a big meal?  That was my case.  I didn’t want to eat anything but veggies.  What kind of veggie?  Cabbage is what I felt like eating.  Please don’t think I’m wierd, y’all! Ha ha!imagesCAFWHFB6


I sauted chopped onions in olive oil.  I then added chopped cabbage and a can of diced tomatoes including the tomato juice.  I also added a dash of Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce with Roasted Garlic.  

I made way too much cause the kids won’t eat it. ha ha!  Hubby will eat it but has to have meat alongside.  I will make grilled chicken and place on top of my cabbage tomorrow.  I think it’s yummy!  What about you?

I’m linking with Foodie Friday.




Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Grapevine and A Question….

For my blogger friend Tootsie. My question is at the bottom, Ms Tootsie.

I’m joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday.  


Please visit her blog and be really inspired by all of her expertise on gardening! 

I was outside taking pictures when I noticed that the grapevine has many baby grapes!  When I planted this it was a tiny little plant. My plant is three years old and this is the first year we will have this many grapes. My, he has grown! I’m afraid that the little trellis behind it will topple over some day!  


See how tiny the grapes are?  They are all over the place though! 


So tiny yet captivating!


Look at that! What beauty! They are tiny now but they will be nurtured and grow to be big and beautiful.  Kind of like us.  We are nothing but little creatures but if we let our FATHER in HEAVEN take care of us and nurture us, we will grow spiritually.  :) We will see the beauty and goodness in what surrounds us. 


And what about these rosebushes?  I don’t know what happened?  Actually, I think they were damaged by the harsh winter we had.  :( 

Tootsie, what do you think?  Are my suspicions right?  I have four rose bushes (all in a row) that look like this.  Hubby said that we’ll have to pull them.  Ugh, my babies:(


See how narrow the leaves are? 


The rose bushes on the other side of my house are doing great.


I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing Fertilizer Friday!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nana Always Has Special Treats!

Special treats for grandbaby! :)  This is my grandbaby.  He is our second son’s little one.   Look at that precious face!  Grandma loves you!

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Grandma keeps special treats in this canister. :)

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Yummy.  Tootsie Roll lollipops for my boys and my grandbaby. :)

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Svelte Sage…So Far So Good!

I started painting our kitchen and am so excited to show you how it looks so far!  Here is a “before” picture of that same wall.  Our kitchen used to be painted in “Cottage White”  I like the color but felt like I needed more color.   Lately, I’ve been gravitating towards shades of green. 

Cottage White

I am very happy at how this color is turning out!  Looks like I have a lot of touching up  to do!  I see green on the white trim! Eeek!

Kitchen Svelte Sage, Living Room Tobacco Road 

I’m not finished yet but I couldn’t wait to show my progress to you all!

Svelte Sage

I am joining and Power of Paint.




Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Cloche

Finally, I found some cloches. :) 


The cloche in the middle is nice and big.  I found all three at Hobby Lobby. I am so happy that they are finally going to carry cloches. 


I made a spring arrangement and place a little bird right in the middle.   For the bottom, I used a white plate, a bowl to place the flowers, and a champagne glass to perch my little bird.


I think it looks wonderfully cheerful.:)


As for the other two cloches, I’m still looking to see what I can place in them.  They are small!


I’m getting ready to paint my kitchen walls in Svelte Sage by S.W.  My hubby told me that this is *my* project so it looks like I will be painting it by myself (unless I look at him with puppy eyes)  ha ha!

I am linking with:

Tabletop Tuesday….A Stroll Thru Life

Do It Yourself Day Tues.…A Soft Place to Land.

Three or More Tuesday.…The Gypsy's Corner.

Woo Hoo Wednesday.…Always Nesting.

Have a wonderful Day.



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tobacco Road Paint.


MiniWoohoo7 Hello!  There is a new party called Woohoo Wednesday hosted by Marla at Always Nesting! Y’all visit her blog and hopefully join us for Woohoo Wednesday!


powerofpaintbutton I am also joining and Power of Paint

TTbutton and Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage. 

Please visit all of these great blogs to view other participants joining in these great memes.

I had been looking for that perfect shade of paint for our living room for a while now.  The paint we had on our walls is called Comforting by Behr.  You can see in this picture what Comforting looks like compared to Tobacco Road. 

I edited to add that the color Tobacco Road is not a Behr paint. It is a a Duron paint but you can have it mixed at Home Depot.  Here is the formula in case you are interested. :)  This is the formula for a quart.


and this is the formula for  a gallon. 



I really wanted a deeper color full of warmth.  I thought about painting a shade of green but when I saw this paint color called Tobacco Road, I immediately knew this was the color for me.  My sweet hubby didn’t think it was going to match the carpet we have or the shade I painted our fireplace.  In case you’re wondering what I am talking about, Here is the link for my fireplace makeover. 

Look at the after pictures! I am in love with this color! It gives off such a warm feeling.  It is like a tannish (is that a word?) gold color.  So pretty!

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There is a lot of light coming in thru the window because I took off the blinds to clean them.  I apologize for the glare on that picture.  

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Oh I love it!  I can’t stop staring at my walls! ha ha! 

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It makes everything just “pop” on the walls!

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8214M Tobacco Road

So here I am jumping on the bandwagon of Tobacco Road fans.  I love this color and I told hubby that I am so happy with this color that I won’t be changing the color again.  He didn’t believe me.  (rolling my eyes)  Seriously though, I am so happy with this color!


I hope you have a wonderful day!  Thank you for stopping by!




Monday, April 19, 2010

My Sagey Beadboard Wallpaper and Green/Cream Decorative Plates.


tabletop tuesday

Hi everyone! Today I’m joining Marty from and Tabletop Tuesday.  You have to visit her blog.  She is not only very talented in creating vignettes but you will also find other inspirational participants joining in this fun party. 

I am slowly transitioning into having more greens in my decor. Green complements red and I love love both colors.  I painted my beadboard wallpaper backsplash in Sagey by Behr.

Beadboard Wallpaper painted Sagey by Behr

I found these pretty plates at Home Goods when I went to visit my oldest son in Houston. :)  I saw them and immediately knew I had to have them.  They are green with cream color and adorable flowers. :)

This one says: LOVE is like a Garden where the sun always SHINING.

Beadboard Wallpaper painted in Sagey by Behr.

Here is another plate and this one says: SUNSHINE. LAUGHTER, & FRIENDS are always Welcome.  I added some yellow flowers I found at Hobby Lobby. 

Beadboard wallpaper painted in Sagey by Behr. 

I had painted my kitchen in Cottage White not long ago.  Although I love love this color, I thought I needed a little more color.  I had also painted my cabinets in Antique White by Behr and those are staying. :)  Stay tuned cause I will be sharing pictures soon of my new kitchen color and dining room.  It is called Svelte Sage by Sherwin Williams.  Ya’ll have a wonderful Tabletop Tuesday! :)




Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Red Doors

A red door means "welcome". There are many meanings to a red front door.  In Feng Shui, a red door symbolizes the mouth of the home. By painting our door red (or any bright color that stands out) chi which means positive energy, is drawn to the house. It is the entry point in which abundance and opportunities find us. 

I’m joining Sue for Rednesday.

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Please visit Sue and check out what other participants are showing off!  

I drove around town and took pictures of red doors. 

This is a log house with a red door.  The red door rally stands out! IMG_5494



This red door is behind that brick wall.  Oh but the door is so vibrant and you can spot it right away!


This door is a deep red color.  I love it! I looks so vibrant!


This is one of my favorite doors!  I love the shade of this red


And last….this is my red door.  It used to be just a white door, actually it wasn’t even painted.   The color we chose is called Posh Red by Valspar.  Uh oh! I’ve yet, to plant flowers in my pots!  We will be working on that this weekend.


I painted the doorknob and deadbolt in Oil Rubbed Bronze.


It complements the green, doesn’t it? :)  I still need to add my spring decor to my garland.


Red really does complement the green and the shade of red brick. :)


Now what to do with the inside of the door?   I’d love to paint it red as well.  What do you think?  Would you paint it red or paint it white?


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)  Have a wonderful Wednesday!



Monday, April 12, 2010

Decorating with Cream ware.

(Edited to Add: I posted this late last night and found quite a few errors. My brain was asleep before I went to bed *blush*. Please excuse any other errors.)

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful Monday evening. 

tabletop tuesday

I am joining Marty at Tabletop Tuesday. Please visit her blog.  She is such a talented lady and creates some very pretty vignettes.  You can also visit the other talented bloggers participating in Tabletop Tuesday.
Today I’m going to share my petite wall of pretty cream ware pieces in my dining room.  Currently, we have a small dining room and I dream of having a bigger dining room someday. :) 

I’m always on the lookout for anything that is white or a shade of white.  The shelves came from Hobby Lobby and I painted them white.   I love using little doilies in either ivory or white to decorate with. :)

I found some of these at garage sales and Ebay.



Marty, thank you so much for hosting Tabletop Tuesday.  I’m looking forward to visiting the other participants too. :)  Have a wonderful Tabletop Tuesday!

Ta Ta For Now!