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Creative Decorating

Bar Stool Redo

April 13, 2012

I really wanted to buy some new bar stools.  Really I did!  But I just couldn’t let go of my old ones.  My kids grew up eating on those stools.  I am way too sentimental! Ok…..I am frugal too.  Well, about some things.  Furniture buying is one of those things.  Really, all they needed was [...]


His Name is Called Emmanuel

December 7, 2011

I love to celebrate Christmas and I enjoy all the decorations, particularly vintage, glittery, sparkly things.  I get into all the gifts and lights and Christmas music. I love the Christmas shows and shopping and all the family traditions….and the great food.    However, the birth of a baby in a manger is what it is [...]


Did I Mention That Pink and Green Are My Favorite Colors?

August 20, 2011



Baby Nursery Decorations

January 9, 2011

Today was supposed to be my #3 daughter’s baby shower.  The food was purchased by the hostesses and the day’s schedule had been worked out by all involved.  However, our weather turned into winter, threatening icy roads and dangerous travel. Nurse M & M (#3 daughter) happened to live in the area that was hit [...]


Christmas Tablescape

December 7, 2010

My daughter’s church had a women’s Christmas banquet the other day and my daughter volunteered to decorate our table and fill it with friends.  Each table in the room was created by the head of that table.  I regret not walking around the room taking photos of them all because there were some great ideas. [...]


Christmas Decorations

November 29, 2010

J is officially for Jingle Bells….My favorite holiday!  I thought I would share a glimpse into Christmas anticipation at my house.  My tree is filled with a collection of ornaments that span my lifetime.   I have some from my mom’s tree when I was a child and some that my grandmother made.  I have some [...]


Fall Centerpiece—The Etude

October 20, 2010

I completely missed Alphabet Thursday last week and I have to say that I missed the girls over there.  I didn’t post and I didn’t read any posts.  So, I have some catching up to do this week when I peruse their posts on the letters D and E.  This week we are using the [...]


Fall Wreath and Other Crafts

October 8, 2010

I saw this wreath made with fabric rosettes on a blog ( who hosted a guest blogger named Laura (from who gave a tutorial on how to make a wreath like this.  I sent the link to my daughter, Nurse M&M.  She said, “I am so making that.”  I should have known that a [...]


B is for Big Lots

September 29, 2010

Alphabet Thursday blog time and this week, it is the letter B.  So, I have discovered shopping at Big Lots.  It isn’t that I haven’t been in there before but I have only been there a couple of times.  But last week, I became a Big Lots fan.  Did you know you can negotiate prices [...]


A Visit to Bishop Grill

September 18, 2010

Many of you Dallas-ites enjoyed great and memorable meals in Rosemarie’s and Gennie’s Bishop Grill in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff.  I understand all the patrons were very sad to see the Grill close it’s doors in 2005 and felt that the owners, Rosemarie and Gus, were part of their family.  Patrons that [...]

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