Friday, October 21, 2016

Burning Questions I Asked and You Answered

Girls, I asked the questions and you chimed in! 
I thought I'd put this post together with the answers because remember...
these are important, burning questions for which we all hope to find the answers. 

The answers:

Lip balms especially Burt's Bees
Mary Kay Raisinberry
Mac lipsticks
Revlon Super Lustrous
Bare Minerals
L'oreal Color Riche

 Sun porches
Large front porches
White kitchen
White picket fence with lots of plants and flowers
A Big Chill 6 burner range
Vanity area in the bathroom for applying fabulous lipstick

Big Star
Nine West
whatever fits...
just goes to show you there's no right answer :)

Cut out the carbs.
Limit carbs and dairy.
Balance out consumption from day to day
Cut out white foods and sugar
Cut out allergens
Weight Watchers
Drink  apple cider vinegar and water
Move your body!

Thank you for answering and participating in this fun discussion. I may do this again if I have more burning questions. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thoughts of Home on Thursday #37

Welcome to Thoughts of Home on Thursday!
 Let's begin today with a special invitation just for you.

During our upcoming
Stunning Thanksgiving Vignette Tour,
 the week of November 7th-11th, 
we invite you to join in the celebration on
Thursday, November 10th,

 by linking your favorite Thanksgiving vignettes at our regularly scheduled Thoughts of Home party.
 Mark your calendar and start planning! 

Our hostess this week is Laura of White Spray Paint, and she recently shared what fall means to her in her Falling in Love With Texas Home Tour.

Fall Blog Hop 2016

 And now to this week's features.


How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract by Rose Bakes

Rose of Rose Bakes share a wonderful tutorial on making  Homemade Vanilla Extract for all of your holiday gift giving.


Kathryn of the Dedicated House shares her beautiful home in her Fall Tour . She had me with all of her blue and white!


Sherry of the Charm of Home is a wonderful cook and baker and her Orange Marmalade Cake is the perfect example of that.


Get Busy Gardening shares wonderful tips on How to Plant Garden Bulbs for Spring Flowers.


And Lisa of Hospitable Pursuits inspires us in True Confessions, not just with the beautiful updates of her home, but with the message that multi-tasking goes out the window at times and that family comes first.

For this week, we ask that you please:

1.Link back to this post or any of the four hosts websites.

Stacey from Poofing the Pillows
Laura of Decor To Adore
Jemma from At Home With Jemma

2. Share up to three of your posts, please remembering not include shops or advertising.
By linking you are giving Thoughts of Home on Thursday permission to feature your post, accompanying photos on future blog posts and or other social media such as Facebook or Instagram.
A link back to your blog will always be provided.

Thank you so much for joining us today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Burning Questions

Hi y'all.  
Today I want to take this opportunity to ask you some burning life questions. 
Please answer me in the comments because these are very important 
things I need to know. OK?
Pictures are unrelated (found at but we need something pretty.

I love the kind of day when these are important issues. 
Hope you are having that kind of day too and I hope you'll leave your answers. :)
Linking with:
Make It Pretty Monday   Celebrate Your Story   Wonderful Wednesday   
Sweet & Simple Fridays   Share Your Cup   Your Inspired Design   Dishing It & Digging It

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thoughts of Home on Thursday #36

Welcome back to Thoughts Of Home On Thursday where we share the best of DIY, recipes,
gardening, decorating and inspiration on the web.
We are four Texas gals that are so happy you are here today!

We are~

Laura from White Spray Paint
Stacey from Poofing The Pillows
Laura from Decor To Adore
Jemma from At Home With Jemma

Our host this week is Jemma and she is sharing her tried and true homemade popcorn ball 
recipe with you all today.


Mia Bella Passions shares her fabulous Peanut White Chocolate fudge recipe.
Make it now or later as a gift giving treat for the Holidays.


I love to crochet, unfortunately most of my projects are only half finished. However
Whistle & Ivy finished and shares this great Link hat pattern with us.
So cute for gift giving too.


Sharing Shadymont provides us with a little diy tutorial on embellishing pumpkins and a fabulous Fall vignette.


Quaker Hill Farm loves things that can be reinvented for another purpose. She inspired me on how she reinvented the stump of her beloved tree.


Even though I will continue to garden outside, many of our dear readers will not.
So when DIY Danielle shared a tutorial on easy concrete planters and her joy of giving the gift of gardening, I thought this would be appropriate for Winter gardening on a windowsill and such.

For this week, we ask that you please:

1.Link back to this post or any of the four hosts websites.

Stacey from Poofing The Pillows
Laura of Decor To Adore
Jemma from At Home With Jemma

2. Share up to three of your posts, please remembering not include shops or advertising.
By linking you are giving Thoughts of Home on Thursday permission to feature your post, accompanying photos on future blog posts and or other social media such as Facebook or Instagram.
A link back to your blog will always be provided.

Thank you so much for joining us today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Perfect Sweater Styled 2 Ways

Hi girls. I'm back today with a couple of  Glamour Farms items that I just love! 
Today I'm showing you the Grace Sweater in Magenta.  
This is a very soft,  slightly oversized sweater with a v-neck.   You know those days when you just want to wear a sweatshirt?  This is the perfect thing to grab instead! 
It's that comfortable but looks put together. I love it with a scarf or a necklace.
vneck sweater, Glamour Farms, soft sweater, tunic sweater, fashion over 40, fashion over 50

In these pictures, I'm wearing the Sandraya Open Toe Bootie that I showed you last time. I'm really not much of a heels girl but these are stable and very comfortable. I'll get lots of wear out of them.

Here's another look wearing a statement necklace and flat shoes. 
Leopard is neutral to me and I wear it all the time in the fall and winter. Do you? 
I have so many ideas for different ways to style this sweater. Have you seen the cute tops lately that have a knot at the bottom? I tried it with this sweater and it worked! My local girls will definitely be seeing that look. And boots..yes, I'll definitely be wearing boots with skinnies and this sweater.

Grace magenta sweater from Glamour Farms, vneck sweater, vneck tunic, fashion over 40, fashion over 50
This post contains affiliate links. You will not pay extra but you can get a discount. :)

I've heard through the grapevine that some of you have placed orders. 
I'd love to know what you got and how you like it.  Remember when you order to use this discount code to receive $10 off.  


Thank you Glamour Farms for making these fun, friendly clothes. Thank you sweet readers for visiting and leaving your kind comments. I really enjoy visiting with you!

You might like the Grace sweater in other colors:
Grace in ivory
Grace in mustard
Grace in olive

Linking with:
The Pleated Poppy   I Feel Pretty Link Up   October Style Series w/ Living on Cloud Nine   
Dream Create Inspire   Share Your Cup   Inspire Me Tuesday   Wonderful Wednesday
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Mary's Butterflies/Monarch Migration

My friend Mary called today and said I had to run over to see the Monarchs. She said bring your camera!  Mary leads the butterfly group here in our town that I've shared with you before. Mary has dedicated her entire backyard to butterfly plants and habitat that provide just what these special creatures need.

Imagine my delight when I got there and realized the butterflies were migrating with a stop right here in her yard! There were possibly a hundred butterflies right there with us.

Mary's feels that God called her to do something to help these creatures. 
Monarchs and other butterflies are losing their migration stopping places where they used to find lots of milkweed and other host plants. Development and use of herbicides is causing their food sources to disappear. 

If you've ever wondered what you could do to help the world...
plant things that pollinators love and invite them into your yard by 
refusing to use herbicides and pesticides.

This Monarch Migration was truly a miracle to behold.

I'm so glad Mary called today. :)

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Friday, October 7, 2016

First Friday Home Tour Featuring Country Cottage Living

Welcome to this month's First Friday Home Tour.

Today we are visiting Camellia Cottage which is the home of 
Melanie who blogs at Cottage Living Living.  I first discovered Melanie a year or two ago and was immediately in love with her site because she's a fabulous photographer. She has the uncanny ability to capture mood and feelings in her photos. Take a look and I know you'll agree...I'll let Melanie do the talking.

"I like to call our house Camellia Cottage because when we moved in there were several camellia bushes bursting with blooms."  
Camellia Cottage is about 1100 square feet and is a haven for a family of four.

Melanie says, "The favorite part of the house is the backyard where there are
 lots of flower beds and birds singing and I just love it!"

"My woodworking husband built our Rustic Hutch in the Dining area and it's my fav! 
He also built our Living Room furniture and my Potting Bench and the Adirondack chairs."

"I've been blogging for 6 years and I've learned a lot! I'm now crazy about photography and have just started getting clients! My styling and photography work has been published a handful of times and I'm excited for what God has in store for my creativity."

"I have a few mottoes lately in regards to my creativity and life: Strive for Joy and Play."

“Maybe those things bringing you joy do so because they are one of the many ways in which God wants to declare his glory through you.” 
― Emily P. FreemanA Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live   

"Being small is okay. "

"More is not always better. "

"There are more awesome things than money."

You can visit Melanie's blog Country Cottage Living and follow her on Instagram. 
You'll enjoy your visits as much as I do.

Thank you Melanie for allowing me to feature your home and your beautiful work this month.

Linking with:
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound   Dishing & Digging It   Monday Social   The Scoop
Inspire Me Tuesday   Simple & Sweet Fridays

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