Doable DIY Decorating

I wish I were more talented in the creative way that some of the DIY’ers on Pinterest are. Nonetheless, I found several gorgeous projects easy enough for even yours truly to make! Behold…DOABLE DIY!!

Source: via Jackie on Pinterest

This Pug's For You

I love Pugs. Here is a cute little collection of darling Pug pics. Enjoy!

The Best Of Pinterest Pumpkins!

I love the Fall. It’s beautiful and it gives me a little more time before I need to hunker down for another winter. One of my favorite Fall delights are…pumpkins! I am so happy that there are zillions of truly creative and talented folks out there who share their ideas on Pinterest. Here are some beautiful ways to use pumpkins as part of your fall decorating this year.
Like a picture? Go follow their boards!

Source: via Holly on Pinterest

Love My Hummingbirds!

Okay, so these are not the best pics…I wouldn’t submit them to Birds N’ Blooms Magazine, but aren’t these little hummers cute? We love sitting outside and watching them at our feeders and in our trees.

Need A Grin?

I don’t know why some things strike me as funny, but these two pics got me. – Take My Walls!

Easy Canvas PrintsEasy Canvas Prints

You know how I told you that we got all our painting done to get our house sold? And now we are probably not moving this year? Well, just something as simple as changing paint color can totally re-invent your space and I found that I wanted a fresh look in our living room. I decided that about 90% of my knick-knacks and what-nots were NOT going to be unpacked. I’m REDECORATING. Yay!

The only pics on my blog that sort of shows what color we had before is this little post that I put up to show off a portion of our books, and this one about when we did our bathroom ,  there is shot of our dining room area in it. As you can see, our home was in earth tones with a buttery color on the walls. My beloved roosters were everywhere and everything was antiques or vintage something or other. I still adore my stuff but really wanted something crispier and well, sparse. Not sterile but less clutter. The new wall color is very similiar to the color we went with in the kids’ bathroom. A shade or two lighter and slightly more blue. And for knick-knacks? Well, now I’m indulging my love of birds other than roosters. Mostly songbirds, and I also like black and white landscapes. My chosen accent color? Turquoise, of course! I love the way it pops. Finding cute accessories in that shade is hard, though. I recieved a cute jpeg of birds on a wire in exactly the shade I love and planned to print it on photo paper and frame it. But when I was contacted to offer a giveaway to you guys for …well eureka. I’d use that pic and turn it into a beautiful canvas print!

Do you like it?


I had a hard time getting a good picture of my wall, but the color is so pretty on the canvas, isn’t it?  If you were here you’d see that it is a series of wires with dozens of very pretty little birds perched this way and that- so cute♥ ! I also realized my other pics over the tv were crooked, lol. Oops.

It turned out awesome and ordering from the site is soo easy! You are guided through the process whereby you choose size, wrap, with or without frame, and you can use your pics or theirs.  They even let you know if the quality of your picture is good enough to transfer to canvas! Maybe you want a color finish? You have that option too! It took about 5 minutes, tops. My new canvas arrived quickly and safely packaged.   It looks perfect.

Do you have a special family photo you’d love to turn into art? With their summer savings special you can get 25% off  all canvas and free shipping!

Do you want to win a canvas print of your own? Head over HERE and enter!


How to spend your money if you hit the lottery…Orsos Islands!

So…I just wanted to share what I’ll be spending my money on if I ever get a winning Lotto ticket.

This is from a company called Orsos Islands, they build energy independent ISLANDS!!!


Just look….

Can you IMAGINE??

I can!!!

Face Palm Friday 1/27

These were emailed to me- if you know who to credit, let me know. Priceless Face Palms from DUMB folks!!

***A criminal who broke into a couple’s house started to take the TV, but instead he turned it on and began to watch. He supposedly liked the program that was on and laid down on the bed. Since it was at night he was tired and fell asleep. So when the couple came home the next day they found him and called the police.

*** A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St. Louis, but by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians had boarded the bus and had begun to complain of whiplash injuries and back pain.

***Athens, Georgia: Demetrius Robinson, 28, wanted to rob a Golden Pantry store late one night, but he needed to pass the time as naturally as possible until he and the clerk were alone, so he decided to fill out a job application. Not a bad idea, except he left his real name on the application, along with his uncle’s phone number. After he robbed the store, it didn’t take long for police to track him down. He didn’t get the job.

***Marysville, California: Arthur Cheney, 64, was arrested after police spotted him driving a car that resembled one used in a local bank robbery. Something told them that they had their man when they noticed a yellow Post-It note on the car’s center console with a handwritten message reading, “Robbery – 100s and 50s only.”

***Boyds, Maryland: While awaiting trial for murder and armed robbery, inmate Quinton Thomas sent a friendly letter to a chum suggesting that he kill any witnesses who were planning to testify against him. He figured he could be so bold because he knew that the prison staff didn’t screen outgoing mail. However, he must’ve sent the letter to the wrong address or affixed the wrong postage, because it was sent back “Return to Sender,” making it INCOMING mail, which IS screened by the staff. He was convicted on three new counts — one of solicitation to commit murder and two of witness intimidation — in addition to the original charges.

And a pic to top it off:

Face Palm Friday 1/13

Here we are at the end of another week. Here are a few Face Palm moments to take you into the weekend.


Not for me, thank you.

Evidently Barcelona will have  Polish firm UGO Architecture build them a stunning (and scary)100 meter concept hotel to appeal to the folks who like to live, and sleep, on the edge. Of a faux cliff that is. Conceived as a proposal for the 2011 Bohemian Hostel for Backpackers competition, this tower would allow brave souls to sleep on ledges (harnessed for safety, of course) outside under the stars, like they ere in the wilds, but actually in town. So, instead of stunning natural vistas, they can look at stunning city nightscapes. I think it looks like a cool idea from the concept pics, but since I can’t walk up outside stairs to the second floor or get on a ladder without starting to freeze in panic due to my fear of heights, I don’t think I’d EVER get past the gift shops on the ground floor. What do you think? Would you sleep out on a ledge at a hotel like this?