Thursday, February 23, 2017

What Makes It Feel Like Home?

What makes you feel at home?

Sometimes it's a favorite chair or the perfect coffee cup.

Sometimes it's the puppy who greets you at the door.

Here at Poofing the Pillows, I feel at home with red pitchers, bird nests, and curlicue letters.

We've had a little facelift here in the last 24 hours to reconstruct the old look.

Ahh...now I feel at home. :)

Speaking of homes, here's where we are in the home building process right now.

If you'd like, I'd love for you to follow along on Instagram where I'm sharing a photo every few days.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Tea Cups, Making Plans, and the Promise of Spring

When is a tea cup not just a tea cup? When it is used for something other than its original purpose or when it's made better. Today this little tea cup which normally has hot tea or coffee in it is holding fresh flowers and keeping me company while I dream. 

I'm dreaming in colors y'all!


It's only February but I'm dreaming of garden gloves and fresh dirt. I'm dreaming of flower seeds, zinnias, roses, and sparkling water.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

♥Happy Valentine's Day ♥

On Valentine's Day and every day,

I'm grateful for you.


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Friday, February 10, 2017

Creating a Sweet Spot in our Rental- Ten on the 10th

Hi friends. 
Welcome to the second Ten on the 10th where I'm joining some other friendly bloggers 
to share ideas for under $10.

This month I'm going to tell you a little about our rent house and a spot I adore.  This little house is teaching me some things. It's nice and truth be told...we could live in it forever with some work. However, the walls are painted dark gray and burgundy. It's dark in here! What some might feel are moody and cozy colors feels like a cave closing in to me. We are making the best of it though and have enjoyed a few carefree months in here so far. It's kind of nice to have home maintenance be someone else's responsibility.


Most of our decorative items are in boxes so I've created this little sweet spot on a corner tabletop that I change up every now and then.  The round table that used to be in the niche of our curved staircase (at the last house) sits here with one of my favorite lamps. I recently bought a cute little galvanized tin to hold a plant or other goodies. This was found at Hobby Lobby for under $10.


I definitely wanted to include a nod to Valentine's Day so I made a super easy printable on our computer and printed it on regular paper. Printables are always and forever an easy way to change a vignette.  This one was basically free.  The sweet little heart ornaments are left out from Christmas. I love them!


Our new house is coming right along and I will share those pictures with you in a day or two. That's really the sweet spot in life right now! We can't wait to get there.

Would you like a copy of the printable?  Right click and save for your own copy.






Be sure to visit all the ladies who are sharing for Ten on the 10th.






Have a great day!
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Friday, February 3, 2017

First Friday Home Tour Featuring Sweet Nothings

Good morning peeps!

It's my favorite day of the month when I get to share the home of another sweet blogger with you. This month's feature is the sweet, spunky, and always fun



BJ's blog was the very first one I ever stumbled across many years ago and I'm still a faithful follower of hers. BJ and Mr. Sweet Nothings live way out on the other side of Texas but one of these days I hope to meet her in person. Now let's let her show you around and then be sure to pop over to her blog for beautiful decorating, amazing recipes, money saving ideas, and family fun all with a little faith thrown in.





My thanks to Stacey at Poofing the Pillows
for inviting me to show  a few snippets of our Summer House.



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I Must Have Flowers

Good morning girls.  Here we are in what is the hardest time of the year, in my opinion. January and February can be long, cold, and dark.  I'm really missing my flower beds and the sunshine of summer. Are you?  Or maybe you're like me and just look forward to spring...a lot!

a gathering of florals, floral art, floral towels, floral clothes, floral boots, floral candle, floral prints, flowers, flower patterns, spring flowers, Burpee seeds,
I thought I'd gather together a few floral finds that are catching my eye. Floral patterns are popular again and that's a great thing in my book.  I'm seeing flowers on everything!

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These are all gathered from one corner of the internet to another.  You can click on the numbers underneath to take you to the original sources. #1 above is a free printable. Isn't it pretty?   #3 is from Burpee seeds because Spring will come and it will be time to plant.

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See that rug in #1 above? I really want it for one of the rooms in our new house. 
Dear Husband, Valentine's Day is coming soon. ♥

a gathering of florals, floral art, floral towels, floral clothes, floral boots, floral candle, floral prints, flowers, flower patterns, spring flowers, Burpee seeds,
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There's something about the big flower on the blouse above that I like. It's a good way to ease into Spring but still in deeper colors. The necklace is so pretty but it might be heavy...I don't know. Love Marc Jacobs' Daisy cologne because it's light and just a little bit sweet.

a gathering of florals, floral art, floral towels, floral clothes, floral boots, floral candle, floral prints, flowers, flower patterns, spring flowers, Burpee seeds,
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I have the rain boots in #3 above. They are a Target winner that I'll wear a lot this spring when we go back and forth to our new lot. The purse is cute but I'd never pay that much for it. 

a gathering of florals, floral art, floral towels, floral clothes, floral boots, floral candle, floral prints, flowers, flower patterns, spring flowers, Burpee seeds,
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That Pottery Barn pillow in #1 is so sweet! I love the embroidery and the pattern.  #2 is a beautiful Etsy find. And last but not least, gardenia scents always make me smile.

Have you been noticing florals that you love lately?  They are a terrific addition to neutrals. 
Linking with:
Dagmar's Home Linky Party   Wow Us Wednesday   Wonderful Wednesday  Your Inspired Design
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Snack That is Delicious and Inexpensive


Hey y'all welcome to the very first Ten on the 10th. 


Today I'm joining a few blogging friends to share affordable and fun ideas for life.
Are you trying to eat in a more healthy way this new year? Me too! One too many slices of pie and sides of mashed potatoes have taken their toll on my waistline and energy level.

inexpensive fruit and yogurt snack, Greek yogurt and fruit, money saving ideas, Ten on the 10th

So right now this is my go to snack.   Now mind you, this suggestion comes to you from a girl who kind of hates yogurt. To be clear about this, the taste of yogurt reminds me of the taste of throw up. Sorry y'all. 

However, I really wanted to find a yogurt that was yummy because it's good for you so I've been trying different ones.  My go to snack consists of Yoplait Greek 100 Whips and fresh fruit. This yogurt (not a sponsored post) tastes so much better than others to me and the whipped texture makes it seem more like a yummy dessert. For about $1.50 or less  I'm having a snack that's less than 160 calories including the fruit and it's delicious and good for you!

inexpensive fruit and yogurt snack, Greek yogurt and fruit, money saving ideas, Ten on the 10th

Here's a hint for you. I cruise the yogurt aisle every time I'm at the store to find containers that might be marked down because they are usually two or three days away from expiring. I bought this for 49 cents. This of course saves me a tiny little bit of money for better things like hairspray or pillows. :)

One more thing to share...  

Yesterday I shared a book review on The Woman in Cabin 10 . I borrowed that book from the library and today I'll be borrowing The Little Paris Bookshop.  We are library loving people at our house.  Even my husband who is visually impaired borrows downloadable books from the 
Texas Talking Books Program. Do you utilize your local library? That's just one little way to save money in the new year. 

Now be sure to visit my blogging buddies to see what ideas they have up their sleeves. :)

At Home with Jemma
Bluesky Kitchen
Cottage at the Crossroads
Garden Up Green
Patina and Paint
Poofing the Pillows
The Purple Hydrangea
The Queen in Between
White Spray Paint
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Ten bloggers sharing money saving tips and creative ideas for living.


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Monday, January 9, 2017

The Book I Just Finished and New Books to Read in 2017


This was a fun read! I read at night in bed and sometimes it's just one or two pages at a time because well, I fall asleep. I was excited each day to get back to this one though.

The main character, Laura or Lo, meets with trouble from the very first page. Life hasn't been completely smooth for Lo with her anxiety and what seems like excessive drinking. When she has the opportunity to report on an exclusive cruise she's expecting lifestyles of the rich and famous. That is not what she got! This book is filled with mystery, murder, and a touch of romance
and a strained relationship.

Lo's thoughts and actions made me super uncomfortable throughout the book . I guess that means the author did her job. Let's just say that Lo isn't the kind of girl I'd be friends with probably...

You read it and tell me what you think. I did enjoy this one and can't wait to discuss it with my book club friends soon. :)

What is on your reading list for 2017? I want to read much more this year so my Pinterest list is filling up. Next, I think The Shack is in order before seeing the movie.

Then a few more to come -
The Little Paris Bookshop because Ricki Jill Treleaven loved it.
The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg is definitely on my list because I love all of her books.
All the Light We Cannot See pops up on every reading list so it must be great!

What's on your list friend? Do tell.
Linking with: 
The Scoop   Inspiration Monday   Totally Terrific Tuesday  Make It Pretty Monday  
Dagmar's Home Link Party   Dream*Create*Inspire   Your Inspired Design
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