Thursday, May 17, 2012

The current state of my bathroom...

We r finally getting around to replacing the ultimate
contractor-isn't-really-a-contractor-and-doesnt-know-what-he-is-doing remodeling job
from 4 years ago!!!
We have lived with it for as long as we could,
and we have decided to bite the bullet on the re-do....
Heaven help us, here we go again!!!

Happy Thurday!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Little Miss Busy.....

Here is a picture of me
that I thought I would share with you.

I am sure it is a picture of
everyone reading this as well.

Just thought I would explain why I haven't
blogged this week......
Well, the truth is, 
 because I am busy AND
because of  "50 Shades of Grey" the book.

I'll be back on track next week!
I promise.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

the run for the roses....

A run for the roses tv segment
to celebrate the good ole Kentucky Derby!

You can watch it here

this segment is actually from last year.
I did not do a segment this year on the derby.
I have been focusing the segments on decorating
the home for year-round this year instead
of seasonal or holiday decorating.

I would also like to proudly say
that I have lost over 20lbs
since I shot this segment.
And after watching it,
it makes me motivated to loose 20 more!

Happy Derby!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


See my new desk behind this sofa?

I used to have a zinc console table behind it,
but it was only for looks and not functional.
That just doesn't work in this little cottage.

So, I replaced it with this desk looks good,
and is super functional too.
There are two pull out sides on either side
for when those projects get too big....
I love the cross leg design,
and that there is a place for me
to prop my feet up on
when sitting down and working....
and of course the desk drawer
 that is already full of junk.
Looks pretty, but works hard too.
That's just how it has to be in the cottage.
By the way, I have even used this desk
as a make shift dining room table addition.

I hosted my mom's birthday party
at my house, and with a family as big as mine,
the dining room table doesn't even
come close to seating everyone.

So, I pulled it out from the couch,
put chairs all around, added a table runner
and some gorgeous flowers,
and wah-lah a dining table to boot,
and room for everyone to sit!
I'm not kidding when I say
in this cottage you can't just be pretty,
you have to be versatile too.
And this desk definitely meets that criteria.

Happy Tuesday!