October 24, 2014

Fun Finds

Good Morning!

It's once again time to show off my weekly thrifty finds.

I only have a few items to share since I'm trying to be very selective about what I bring home.

First up, another silver piece to add to my collection

I love the pedestal and the arms, reminded me of a trophy, so of course it had to come home with me.

And second, two additions to my rhinestone pin collection.
I have no idea if they are vintage but I figure someday they will be.  LOL

And last but not least, this beautiful painting.
For some reason I have been drawn to painting like this lately so I am very happy to have found it.  It will work perfectly with my decor for this fall.

How about you?

Any great finds this week?


October 23, 2014

Shelby Girl

I find myself taking photos of my furry baby more than my real babies.

Of course it may have something to do with the fact that my babies are in fact no longer babies at all . . . instead all three of my girls are pre-teen or older.

They don't take kindly to having their photos taken.

My oldest gets downright angry . . . and stalks off to her room,

My middle child calls me weird and hides behind whatever is close and convenient,

My youngest daughter, bless her, will sometimes humor me. . . but produces a silly face - - not what I was going for.

Which leaves me with Shelby Girl.

We're best buds, and she doesn't roll her eyes at me when the camera comes out, or call me names, or turn into super grumpy girl in one second flat.

She will try to lick the camera - - so I have to watch out for that.

Most of the time Shelby could care less whether the camera is pointed in her direction or not.  Which suits me just fine.

So until Shelby starts giving me the "have you lost your mind" look, I'll be the crazy dog lady who takes too many pictures and drives people crazy showing them off.

Have a great day,


October 22, 2014

A Hankering For . . . Living Room Inspiration


It's time for another "Hankering" post.  I have to say I am really enjoying putting together these posts every week.

I find that I have so many idea swarming around in my head of what I want to work on and accomplish.  Rounding up inspiration photos has helped me get motivated to get started as soon as possible.

This past week I have been thinking alot about what I want to do in my living room come January.  You know that crazy time of the year when all the holiday decorations are packed away for another year and your cleaning the house like crazy because your craving clean, organized spaces to start the year off right.

If your like me you also crave simplicity more at this time of the year than any other.

Last January I attempted a Cottage Scandinavian look that I really enjoyed.  

The Scandinavian or Nordic look is perfection when balancing beauty, simplicity and function all wrapped up in a paired down style - in my humble opinion that is.

Since last years living room look was a success, I thought I'd try to elaborate on the theme again this time around.

To get my creativity flowing, I've rounded up a few photos that I've fell in love with that I hope maybe you'll fine inspirational also.

(note: If you decide to pin any of these wonderful photos please follow the link provided - thanks)

love the simplicity and style of this room.  from Inspiration in White

Vintage Interior: Kjøkken...igjen

Vintage Interior: Ønsker...

dining area


VIBEKE DESIGN: Hello September !

VIBEKE DESIGN: A little too high expectations .....

VIBEKE DESIGN: Like rundt hjørnet.....

Hope you enjoyed,


October 21, 2014

Homemade Dill Dip

We all know that eating our veggies every day is a good thing to do...

but plain veggies get boring fast.

I prefer veggies with a little something yummy to dip them into.

As I was mixing up a batch of my favorite veggie dip this morning I felt inspired to share the recipe.  

It was passed down to me from my mother and is by far so much better than any dip I've ever bought at the grocery store.  

Dill Dip
1 Cup Mayo
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 teaspoons Season Salt
1 teaspoon Dill Weed
1 teaspoon Dried Parsley (I skip this sometimes)
1 teaspoon Dried Onion

Mix all ingredients together and chill for two hours before serving.
Keep refrigerated.  Makes 2 Cups

So simple and so yummy, 

it takes less than five minutes to whip up a batch.  
 You can use low fat versions of both the mayo and the sour cream if you'd like. . . it will still be yummy.

Simply dump all the ingredients into the bowl . . . 

Give it a stir, cover and chill.

I've been know not to wait the two hours for the dip to chill and allow the flavors to blend together . . . if you can hold out long enough, it is much better.

Now you'll have to excuse me, 
I've got to go cut up more carrot sticks since I gobbled up the ones I used for my photo's as soon as I knew I had captured the shots I wanted.

Bye now,


Linked to:
Inspire Me Please
Be Inspired
The Scoop
Treasure Hunt Thursday

October 20, 2014

Fall Home Tour

I just love home tours, don't you?

There are some amazing tours around blog-land right now of fabulous homes all decked out for fall.

Although, my home seems humble compared to some, I am really enjoying how all my autumn decorating has turned out so I'm going to join in the fun with a little home tour of my own.

Let's start in the kitchen,

Then move on to the Dinning Room,

Followed by the Living Room

That's it for today,

Bye now,


October 15, 2014

Fall Hutch

Good Morning!

Yesterday I put the finishing touches on my fall hutch decor and now it's time to show it off.

I tried very hard to keep things ultra simple almost to the point of being stark.

For some reason, I'm drawn to that look lately.

To add warm and character I added warm browns and black to mix with the white.

I even enlisted my daughter to draw on the chalkboard for me after countless attempts at drawing a half way presentable pumpkin.

Bits of pretty tarnished sliver made it's way into the mix also.
I think it's a good addition.

Weathered painted wood tones mix very prettily with white background.

And simple displays like this make me smile.

It was also the perfect excuse to use some of the boxes from my wood box collection.

At the last minute I added some candles, seems just right for this time of the year.

I had a great time figuring out how "little" I could add and still have a pretty, put together look.

I'm loving the result!

Bye now,