Here in Texas we have been experiencing the worst drought since 1769, or so says the weatherman.

   What I know is, in my part of the state, we usually have lots of rainy days that produce some beautiful fall colors.

   Unfortunately, we only have lots of dead leaves, not colorful ones.  Very sad.  But, we do have a Hobby Lobby with lots of colorful leaves!   

Come on in...

I have actually changed the door decor to a wreath since I took this pic. 


Create your own centerpiece and place it on the dining table along with a colorful table runner.
  I used material I had left over from another project.
This is the first time I have used a white pumpkin.  I really like the contrast. 



A mason jar, coffee beans and a candle.  Smells really nice.

Vynal words on a 12 x 12 tile, kinda sets the mood, doesn't it? 


I love this little Indian girl. 

Awww, see the pic of my grandchildren in the corner?  I really love that picture.

Have fun decorating your home for fall.  I sure did!


This one?

I found this vanity at Lowes....

Now, it's not exactly like the one at Pottery Barn, but it's about $1000 cheaper!  I could love it, really I could.

As you can see, this one is modern, with it's straight legs and espresso color, but, what if I painted it white and changed the hardware? 

I'm really thinking about this one.   What do you think?



Loving me some Pottery Barn.

I would like for my home to be alot more like Potter Barn, we a 'me' twist.  Just wish I had the moollah to afford the one thing I would love to have from there!  It's this awesome sink console....

It sells for $1499.00.  Ouch! Just can't see paying that much for it even though I am totally in love with it.
My plan is the find something as close as I can to this and repurpose it.  I recently saw on this blog, how DIY Diva MADE her own for only $400!  Wish I had her skill and power tools!

I would also like the have an above counter sink.  Maybe something like this...

Sorry the pic is a little blurry, but you can still see it.   We are still in the planning stage, but need to get started as soon as possible. 

Still just the ONE bathroom.  (deep breath).  We can do it, we can do it, we can do it!!



My Bathroom Diary

I have lived in this house for 26 years and there have been a lot of changes.  Layers of paint,  different floors,  carport closed in to make a family room,  walls where there were doors and doors where there were walls.  Well, we've changed about every room in the house.....except this one...

                                           Yep, that's all Im showing!

And this is where my adventure begins...{sigh}  You see, this is the only bathroom in the house and it is in GREAT need of a total remodel.

I can't hide behind the shower curtain anymore!  But this is the do you gut your only bathroom!  I mean, where do I, ummmm, you know.  And what about getting clean?

I think that's why we have put it off as long as we have, but we now have no choice.  Last week the dining room flooded every time we showered.  My sweet husband did the best he could to fix it temporally.  No point in spending the money on repairs when we are going to gut it anyway, right?

So, if anyone have ever gutted their only bathroom and lived to tell about it, please let me in on your secret!



So ~ How's Your Plates Hangin'?

The truth be told, I had never been a fan of plates on the wall as 'art'.  It reminded of my grandmother's house. Not that that's a bad thing.  I just thought she didn't have anything else to hang, so she stuck some plates on the wall and called it a day.

But as I wonder through bloggdom, I find I am increasingly loving the plate thing.

So much so, I decided to try it in my own home.  I figure if all the talented ladies out there are doing it, it must be cool.  And I wanna be cool.  Don't you?

Then I realized you have to have plates to hang if you want them hung, right?  Being a Home Stager, I have several sets of dishes I use to stage homes so I swiped a few from there and then went Goodwill shopping for more.

This is the arrangement in my dining room.  It's simple, but I'm just starting to get the hang of this idea.

Want to know an easy way to hang plates without plate hangers?

That's a paper clip and a ton of hot glue. (no duh, right?) Now, if I had a plate that was really special to me or I would cry if it got broken, then I would use the plate hanger, just in case.

I even did a hanging for a client's kitchen. 

I love the way The Nester hangs her plates.  Think I'm gonna try something like that next time!

Do you have an opinion on plates?