ART, DOGS

Day 58 – DOG-A-DAY – YOU WOULD HAVE LOVED “BUDDY”

I continue to paint all the wonderful Dogs you have sent to me – and I post One a day on Instagram but I wanted to share this sweet guy with you today…because he just has stolen a piece of my heart… this is the photo that took me over the edge… meet BUDDY THE GOLDENDOODLE… Read More Day 58 – DOG-A-DAY – YOU WOULD HAVE LOVED “BUDDY”

my old country house

ROUND TWO – GETTING RID OF ALL THE STUFF!!!

AH, to live somewhere houses sell “overnight”…in BIDDING WARS! Not the case here…and especially with  BEAUTIFUL OLDER HOMES LIKE OURS… Ones that are 140 years old…with all her little Quirks and Crannies.

decorate

RUG DEALS – AFFORDABLE WAY TO MAKE YOUR FLOORS PRETTIER!

RUGS  Our rooms require large rugs to avoid the “postage stamp” look and so IN THE BEGINNING  I went with the NO RUGS is better than a dinky one. But eventually I found great affordable rugs and I am going to share some of them with you today. THE SEAGRASS RUGS BALLARD DESIGNS makes a… Read More RUG DEALS – AFFORDABLE WAY TO MAKE YOUR FLOORS PRETTIER!

decorate

REARRANGE – LIVING ROOM CONFIGURATIONS AND THE POWER OF THE CHANGE!

It never ceases to amaze me how MUCH the simple re-arranging of furniture can inject a little bit of HAPPY into your day! for years….I have wanted to do the “2 identical sofas facing each other” thing in our living room…but there were a few barriers. ONE – I did not have two identical sofas

Color Play, decorate, DIY

FIRST IMPRESSIONS – AWESOME FRONT DOOR COLORS!

  Drive around house hunting and you will quickly see that an eye catcher and often a BIG game changer- at least in Curb Appeal – is the FRONT DOOR. I do love a beautiful wooden front door… [wpfp-link]

DIY

YOU CAN PAINT A VINYL FLOOR!

 I love how Hexagon tile looks in kitchens. Especially in OLD HOUSE kitchens where it makes sense..like it could have been that way forever…. …AND I STILL HOPE to have a kitchen with HEXAGON tile..someday…but alas, when it came time to address the floor in our kitchen makeover…we realized that the height of tile..on top… Read More YOU CAN PAINT A VINYL FLOOR!

my old country house

MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE ON THE MARKET

 One of the first things anyone will tell you to do when readying your house to be put on the market  is to “GET RID OF STUFF” !!! IT IS AMAZING HOW MUCH CRAP YOU CAN ACCUMULATE! Raising kids. Going places. Doing things. Collecting things. We are not big collectors but we do have some… Read More MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE ON THE MARKET

ART, DOGS

A MONTH OF DOGS

It started as a dare, more a challenge to myself . Usually February is a bit of a chore to get through… the winter blahs and such and I just wanted to throw myself into something . So I did, you sent me photos and stories of your dogs and I painted 28, well 29… Read More A MONTH OF DOGS

ART, DOGS

DAY 29 – “BONUS” DOG-A-DAY THE NON LEAP YEAR DOG ! – MEET LOUIE!

ONE MORE DOG…I JUST CAN’T STOP!!! i just love painting Dogs!!!!! “LOUIE THE LOVE” ” LOUIE the love, the gentle giant who loves his Lovies/ Whenever Louie is carrying anything in his mouth he purrs like “Chewie” from Star Wars. Louie loves children, being outside and family. The minute he enters your heart and you… Read More DAY 29 – “BONUS” DOG-A-DAY THE NON LEAP YEAR DOG ! – MEET LOUIE!

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