my old country house

Goodbye Sweet Girl – Goodbye

Our sweet dog Muffin died today. Phoebe and I were home and something went very wrong . A seizure maybe. But two hours earlier she had gobbled down a bowl of scrambled eggs I had made her. We made her comfortable and petted her and brushed her and I told her she was my good… Read More Goodbye Sweet Girl – Goodbye

Makeovers

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 6 – THE BIG REVEAL! BASEMENT FAMILY ROOM!

QUESTION – WHAT IS THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE? – ANSWER – The ONE ROOM CHALLENGE currently in its 11th season, is a bi-annual event, Started by the wonderful LINDA at CALLING IT HOME.  20 TOP Designers Take ONE ROOM and work their magic! . Close to 200 Guest Participants also play along and they ALL design, decorate,… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 6 – THE BIG REVEAL! BASEMENT FAMILY ROOM!

my old country house

CH – CH – CH – CHANGES

No,  you are not seeing things. This is what you might call a “Give a Mouse a cookie situation.” See,this is what happened –  for some time now I have pondered the purpose of this blog…whether or not, we sell “My Old Country House” – I have contemplated merging my ART website – with this… Read More CH – CH – CH – CHANGES

ART

ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS BY ROZ – ART OF DRUNKEN COWS

I mean, how can you not LOVE a site called DRUNKEN COWS! I first discovered ROZ years ago when I was at a friend’s house who had a fantastic colorful and brightly colored painting of a herd of cows that she found on  ETSY  by and artist name “ROZ” of Drunken Cows. ROZ  paints very affordable… Read More ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS BY ROZ – ART OF DRUNKEN COWS

ART, my old country house

SURPRISE – ORIGINAL PAINTING GIVEAWAY!!!! ENTER TO WIN “GRETA” THE GOAT!!!

I AM DOING A SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!!! I love surprises and I love Giveaways! and i LOVE GRETA!!! HOW TO ENTER FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM 2. “LIKE” AND “COMMENT” ON THE PHOTO OF “GRETA” THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAYS INSTAGRAM POST!!! “GRETA” is an original painting by me, Lesli DeVito, acrylic on canvas finished with… Read More SURPRISE – ORIGINAL PAINTING GIVEAWAY!!!! ENTER TO WIN “GRETA” THE GOAT!!!

DOGS

PRAYERS FOR MUFFIN

 Of all the many dogs I have had in my lifetime  – I have had our Wheaten Terrier, MUFFIN, the longest. Muffin is 12 1/2.  We got our little fur ball when she was just a few months old. At the time in 2005, my brother had a Wheaten terrier who we were all nuts… Read More PRAYERS FOR MUFFIN

Makeovers

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 5 – MY 5 FAVORITE ACCESSORIES !

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT WE HAVE JUST ONE WEEK LEFT!!! I am so happy you stopped by to see what I have been up to..it this was not “virtual” I would offer you a cup of coffee – or a glass of wine – sometimes I think about how awesome it would be if… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 5 – MY 5 FAVORITE ACCESSORIES !

Designers

MY FAVORITE DECORATING MAGAZINES

DECORATING MAGAZINES  One of my favorite guilty pleasures IS my LOVE of DECORATING magazine! When I did the big purge to get the house ready to sell…I had to come to terms with my MAGAZINE hoarding problem. I had hundreds AND HUNDREDS of issues of magazines… …my favorites are HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, HOUSE AND HOME, LIVING… Read More MY FAVORITE DECORATING MAGAZINES

decorate

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? FANTASY MAKEOVER

RECENTLY I was inspired by  Jamie at EARNEST TO WRITE A BLOG POST ANSWERING THE QUESTION :  “What would you do around your house if you added an extra $10,000 to your budget!” SO…IF I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION – what would I do with $10,000 extra dollars to use anywhere in my house? I ONLY… Read More WHAT WOULD YOU DO? FANTASY MAKEOVER

Family

HAPPY 19TH BIRTHDAY PHOEBE HOLIDAY!

  Happy 19th Birthday to the one and only Phoebe Holiday. The girl of my dreams . The girl I want to be when I grow up. I love you MORE. Period. Guys, time flies. Do not waste a minute. Life is precious! and so is my Girl!!! xo

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