Friday, January 18, 2019

A Tale of Two Homes... What to Look for When Buying a House

We are currently in the process of buying a home here in Texas so today's post is all about what to look for in a home. Whether buying your first home or a place to retire to ~ let's look at some key home features...

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Quick Peek ~ Our New Home

After touring over 30 homes with our realtor and many open houses on weekends and also through one which is an open door construction/realty company, we have finally found a beautiful place to call our own...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Share Your Style #192

Happy New Year and welcome to the 192nd Share Your Style Link Party! I'm Meredith of Southbound.Blog and I am so excited to be your host this week!

 With the New Year upon us, we'll have some changes coming soon to Share Your Style!  Still the same time each week, but we'll have some exciting things to share soon.

Be sure to follow your hosts below and remember that the featured posts are shared on all of our blogs each week!

                        • Barbara: 21 Rosemary Lane / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Google+
• Kristin: White Arrows Home / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram

• Barbara: French Ethereal / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram

• Meredith: Southbound / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram

This week's features definitely have a theme to them - organization!  Maybe it's the New Year setting in, or Marie Kondo's new Netflix show 'Tidying Up', but I am ready to de-clutter and redecorate EVERY room in my house! First up on the to-do list this year is to give my new home office a makeover.  I shared the mood board on my blog last year: 

I can't wait to get started on this space!! It will be great to have a dedicated work space for myself to focus, and will also act as a guest room too.

Another area that we are focusing on this year is finishing up our kitchen makeover.  The moodboard was shared last year too, and we've made some good progress on it over the past few months!  We just need to put up the new backsplash, finish painting the lower cabinets and we'll be all done.

 And now on to my features this week! Thank you to all who linked up with us this week and every other week.

Crafting With a Family shared 3 Easy De-cluttering tips for the New Year!  I'm a very lazy person when it comes to cleaning, so I need all the tips I can get!! 

H2o Bungalow has a great project detailing how to add extra shelves to your kitchen cabinets! I would love to add this to our kitchen makeover this year to get some extra storage space for some smaller dishes.  Our glass containers for leftovers are a NIGHTMARE!!

She's Crafty shows a great project to get your entire family organized for the year with a clipboard command centre! I love that it uses clipboards and command hooks for an easy and REMOVABLE command centre - it can always be changing to suite what your family needs.  

Simply Designing used IKEA pieces to completely organize a small pantry & linen closet.. both of which are things I'm working on this year! 
And last but not least, So Much Better With Age is sharing a printable list of Items to Throw out TODAY to help you de-clutter your entire house! We have already sent A LOT to thrift stores, with lots more to go!

Thank you again to all that link up each week.. Now it's time for you to link up this week's party!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Mixed Media Valentine's Pinterest-Inspiration Project

With Valentine's Day fast approaching I was invited by my friend Cindy of County Road 407
to take a Pinterest idea and run with it for a fun project for Valentine's Day and this sweet
mixed media Valentine's Heart is
what I came up with!
Thank you, Cindy!

 A list of all of the participants in the
From Our Heart to Yours blog hop
for you is at the bottom of my post. Come
back by if you aren't able to visit everyone's
blogs and see their fun projects to begin again.
Everyone participating today has
this same list linked within
their posts.
{drum roll, please!}

Come along together  as we make a Mixed Media Valentine's creation...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Sentiments: Our Fair Maiden ~ Who Is She?

Ever wonder  where something came from?

Who might have designed it?

What inspired that person to
create that said piece?  

As is the case with our fair maiden ~
who was the model?  

Well, I have often wondered about this statue I found at a local Denton thriftshop as I was out finding my way around town during our first year here in Texas.

I happened to see a pin on Pinterest recently which named the artist and that got me curious...

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