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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Buh Bye Brass!!

Hi everyone! I hope y’all are having a good week!  Thanksgiving Day is coming up! Are you headin’ out to the stores to get everything you need for the holiday?  I am! I have just a few more things to buy and that’s it.  The turkey is bought and stored away for now.  Pecan and pumpkin pies are ordered.  We used to make them ourselves but the last few years we have chosen to just buy them. So much easier! 

Anyway, I wanted to show  you what we worked on this weekend.  I had this idea a while back to spray paint  these two fixtures in one of my favorite colors…..Oil Rubbed Bronze.  Hubby finally had a chance to take these off so that I could get to town with my spray paint.  Woohoo!!!!  Let’s start out with the chandelier in my mini dining room.  It used to be brass! Brass is so out of date, isn’t it?  :)

Here is a before picture: 

Here it is in all of its brassy self.  ha ha!  This is how I decorated it last year for Christmas . 


And after:

My sweet hubby hanging it back up after I spray painted it.   So thankful he is such a patient man!  He is always ready to help my crafty self!   Ha ha!!


It looks so much better!  Love ORB paint!


Luuuuvvvv it!!!


This little light also got a makeover.   I don’t have a before picture but you can imagine it in brass.  blaahhh……. Look at it now. :)


Here it is close up.  Woohooness! 


So there you have it!  Spray paint is so easy to use.  

I am linking this post with

Cindy and Make it for Monday,

Susan and Met Monday,

Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family,

Power of Paint at Domestically Speaking, and

Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

  Please visit these wonderful blogs for some really neat posts full of ideas! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  I really appreciate all of your comments. 




Ask, And Ye Shall Receive.

God wants you to know that it's okay to ask for help.  At times we get overwhelmed with the details and complexities of our lives.  Sometimes we need some help to get untangled, to gain a new perspective.  Ask for help.  Help may come in human


or divine form.  It may be seen or unseen.  Ask, and ye shall receive.


Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tickled Pink!

About what you ask?  First of all, Gloria from Happy to Be was having a giveaway for a pink tool set and I won!  Moi!  Gloria and I talked on the phone for a good while and she is just as sweet on the phone as she is on her blog.  :) I really enjoyed chatting with you, sweet lady. Thank you for the pink tool set and I look forward to using it. :) I quickly took this picture but please excuse the bad quality of it.  I couldn’t find my little canon point and shoot so I ended up taking the pictures with my huge Canon.  Looks like the flash settled on my face. *blush*  My hair is a mess cause I had been running some errands around town.  So anyway, that is the drill you see from the set.  It’s pink:)


I love love it!  My boys and I had such a fun time looking at all of the tools.  They also told me that I looked like a kid at a candy store. ha ha! 


I will definitely use these babies often, Gloria! I love it!


I also came to check my blog and noticed that  I have two new followers.  My heart was doing a pitter patter. :)  Aw, y’all are too sweet.  Thank you!  I enjoy following along your blogs and even though we’ll probably never meet in person, you all are special to me.  Everyone of you.  When people want to follow my humble blog, I am almost stunned. lol  Well maybe not stunned but it really touches my heart.   I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart.  I pray that each and everyone of you receive many blessings.   Till next time…




Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mantle Party…..

Hey everyone! Have you checked out all of the mantles or is it mantels at Beth’s Party?  Here is the link.  You’ll want to go check out all of the mantles. They are all stunning!  These are mantles from last year just to give you a little inspiration. :)

Here is my link of my mantle from last year. -----


I’ve been thinking here lately as to how I’m going to decorate it this year.  I tend to change it up a bit year after year. :) 

Hobby Lobby has their Christmas picks for half off this week!  I need to go to H.L. :)

Have a good night!


You are a Human Being…..

On this day God wants you to know that you are a human being, not a human doing. Take time to just be, to breathe slowly, to feel your body that is the temple of your soul. No activities, no worries, no buzzing.


Have a wonderful Sunday, my friends.



Saturday, November 6, 2010

Outdoor Fall Display

Hi everyone.  Today I am linking with Chari and Sunday Favorites.  I do believe this is my first time participating, Chari:)  Yippee! 
 I had originally posted this on October, 6, 2009 and since we are in the fall season, I thought it would be fitting to share it again.  

This was from a Sandra Lee magazine and I loved this display!


I looked and looked for a wooden wheelbarrow but didn’t find one so I decided to use my old wagon.  It’s not as fallish as the wheelbarrow but I think it'll be ok.   I hurriedly placed the two pumpkins in front of the wagon.  I think i’ll add a bale of hay and place the pumpkins on top of the hay instead. :)  I took this picture this morning and fog was starting to set in. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

I Got the Flu Shot & Being Spoiled.

I’m linking with Vanessa and Inspiration Friday Party.  Thank you Vanessa for hosting this fun party.

I am so spoiled.    

Spoiled by my husband and my kids!  untitled *sigh* :)  I got my flu shot and of course got some of the symptoms.  Symptoms like headaches, achiness, etc.  Is it worth it to get the flu shot?  Of course it is.  So in the meantime, I’m being spoiled by my boys.   I decided to curl up on the sofa.  I don’t usually do this in the living room. Ha ha!   One of my twins was brushing my hair and the other twin decided to take pictures.  I must be influencing them to be photographers. *wink* Love my boys. :)


Silly kids!  I store my camera in the little cabinet.  See the door open?  LOL!

I’m going thru a midlife crisis! I have decided to be a blondie!  My beautician told me that it’s going to take about four to five trips because she has to highlight it slowly.  Oh dear me! LOL!    I have to condition often so that my poor hair will not get so damaged.  I’ll show y’all what products I use some time.   

Look at that precious face!  He has the most perfect complexion and color! He’s tanned like my husband.  I wish I had a tan like that. LOL


I can’t believe I’m showing you this picture! The horror! I have no makeup on! ha!   After I told my son “love you” in sign language, I told him to put the camera up!


Thank you so much for visiting My Bella Rose and a little peak at home life. :)


Until next time,



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pretty Table Runner.

Hey everyone! It’s Sandra! :)  Today I am linking with Marty with Tabletop Tuesday, and Sue with Rednesday.   Y’all visit these two wonderful blogs please!  You’ll be glad you did. :)

I can’t believe it is November already.  In addition to shopping at Home Goods (in Houston) I also went to Kirkland’s.  This table runner caught my eye.  As you can see it is red and gold.  My perfect colors. 


Perfect for my entrance hallway. :)



Until next time,




Monday, November 1, 2010

We visited our son in Houston.

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having wonderful fall days.  We just got back from visiting our son in Houston.  Some of you may not know but he is in his 2nd year of med. school there.  My sweet hubby had the weekend off from work so we decided to  take our three youngest boys with us on a trip! It takes us a good nine hours to get there but I think it’s worth it.  :)  We had the nicest time with our oldest.  We went out to eat and I splurged on a margarita. *smile*   Then I wanted to go shopping but Jr didn’t want to so he took his three little brothers sight seeing.  My hubby was the one that had to take “moi” shopping. LOL!  He doesn’t mind though.  ha ha!  There is a new Home Goods in Houston and I was in Home Goods heaven!  I wanted everything! LOL!  Of course I thought of my blogger friends and that they’d wanna see what I saw.  I walked around taking pictures and I’m sure people wondered by I was taking pictures. HA HA!!  Please excuse the quality of some of the photos (like the Santas) I took these with my phone.

Oh my goodness! Look at this stunning rooster! Is he purty or what?!


Look at this stunner!  Aaah, so beautiful!


Love these!  I didn’t buy any roosters or anything rooster related.   Boohoo!


But look at these!  Isn’t he just beautiful?


So beautiful and ready to go home! :)


I couldn’t decide on which one to choose!   Either this one or…..


this one??  So I had both side by side and I chose this one finally. :)   I can’t wait to display him for the Christmas season.   These Santas are all going for 49.99! I thought it was a good deal!  He’s a good three feet or really close to it!


Well y’all, I hope you enjoyed my post.  I’m going to look into how to cook pumpkin?!  I bought a good sized pumpkin but because we were in Houston, we just didn’t have a chance to carve it for halloween!  I told my hubby that I am going to cook it and make some pumpkin bread!  We’ll see what happens. :D  I hope you all have a wonderful  Monday evening. :)