Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fresh or Frozen?

I'll take frozen please or at least fresh from the grocery store. This is a picture of my Grandmother taken before the depression. I'm pretty sure they were grateful for this turkey but I'm grateful for the grocery store! Happy Turkey day!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I am reposting my "pretty bird" from last year because I always need a reminder how to do it myself. If you haven't put your turkey in the oven yet, try this out...





Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Decorating at Mom's


The call came early this year. The one that starts with, "Do you want to come over?" I wouldn't have guessed that it was to decorate for Christmas because it's not even Thanksgiving yet and I know my mom's attitude towards that. This year, though, she had the excuse of being out of town for 10 days between now and Christmas so, it's OK. While I am not one that decorates before Thanksgiving either, I don't shame other people because they do. What am I...the Christmas decorating police? Well, not this year at least. :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Jewelry Storage Idea

Some of you might already know that I am currently "working on" my closet. One of my dilemmas has been how to store my jewelry. Then the other day as I was putting away the Halloween stuff under the stairs, I came across an unused frame...SCORE!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Transform an Old Window into a Piece of Art

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transform an old window pane into an art piece
You might recognize this old window from one of my Halloween posts. (It had bloody hands on it.) I didn't originally buy it for that purpose of course. I had been having trouble finding something for my mantle until I found this window. The size was good and I liked the distressed finish. It just needed a little something extra...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Motivational Writing

While straightening up Jackson's room yesterday, I found a little surprise. Being a decorator, you can imagine my horror when I saw that my precious son had taken an ink pen to his wooden desk. I was pretty upset until I read the inscription.
He had written his own little motivational encouragement. I couldn't have been more proud even if it had said, I love you mom." A good lesson in life, never to be erased. It will stay there as a reminder always.

This is a good lesson in decorating too. Always keep the things that are special to you. It makes your house a HOME and individually YOU. Sometimes the beauty and interest is in the imperfections.

I did point out to my son, however, that while I appreciate his creative writing skills, I would like him stick to paper or a sticky note next time, and to please not deface the furniture in the future. (All while making sure that he knew that I really loved it, of course!)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall Is In The Air

On the way to school this morning my nine year old told me that this was the best Halloween ever. Nothing could please me more. To top off this great day, we had a cool front come in to San Antonio and the weather is beautiful for taking down all of the Halloween decorations and going back to the Fall feel again. Of course it's still a high in the 80s, but no humidity. My husband always like to say, "It's not the heat, it's the stupidity." I get that stuck in my head when I start complaining about it, but it REALLY IS the humidity!