Monday, October 31, 2016

Ready - Set - Go!

Remember a few weeks back when I told you our house was on the market? 
We are under contract now and the packing is well underway!   We are so excited!!

We've only lived in this house 4 1/2 years so we are feeling a little like serial movers. 
 We aren't serial movers at all we just need to move to the right house.  That's all. :)
This house was not a mistake but it's not what we need either.  So what are we doing? 
A bunch of you have asked that question in emails so I'll explain.

Our current house is two stories and we want one story. We love to be outside and we love to garden. I think I've said before that gardening is our love language. So, we are moving to a spot with an acre and a half to garden. We'll have more room for butterfly gardens and maybe some veggies too. We definitely want to build a pond again because we love them!!
We are building right next door to a sweet friend.  The new house design has already been drawn and we meet with the builder this week to get things underway.   We'll be moving to a rent house in a few days and be there while we build.
 
This is a real adventure for us so I hope you'll follow along. Our hope is to create the home we will live in until they cart us to the retirement center.  We welcome your advice and great ideas. 
Here's my first question for you...
Would you ever have a wood floor in your kitchen?
Why or why not?
Happy Halloween to you and all the trick or treaters.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thoughts of Home #38

Welcome to the thirty eighth edition of Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
We are eagerly looking forward to the TOHOT Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes tour which is now less than two weeks away.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Falling for Floral

Hey girls!
This week I'm sharing the Falling for Floral Top from Glamour Farms.

Simple sweater in the front but a floral party in the back.

I want to share a little about these picture taking sessions.  My photographer/the love of my life is visually impaired. He really can't see me at all through  the camera lens but he tries. He smiles and talks to me. He cusses fusses with the tripod and wants to help with this thing called blogging.  Our pictures do not come out perfectly every time and that's ok.  He'll look at this post when it goes live Wednesday and tell me I'm pretty.  I look at him attempting to take pictures and I fall for him all over again.


Cute clothes can make you feel pretty. Someone who loves you can too.
That's what's on my mind today....

Oh did you notice the white jeans and killer shoes?
I just read that not wearing white jeans after Labor Day is aging. 
Well heck - I'll wear them till the cows come home!

Floral patterns are all the rage right now. They can provide a bright spot when dreary winter rolls around.  Falling for Floral comes in wine and black with a simple look on the front perfect for a statement necklace or scarf and the back is all about the pretty flowers.  If loose, flowy tops are a style you enjoy, you'll love this one.

I've recently spotted these other fun finds at Glamour Farms:

Elsie Lace Tunic
Picture this with a beautiful, colorful scarf.
Be sure and notice the pretty sleeves.

Layer of Love Fringe Cardigan
So cute and comes in black too.

The Jane Military Twill Jacket
If you don't have a jacket like this, it's a must! 
I wear mine all the time.

Glamour Farms graciously offers this discount code to readers of my blog.
POOFINGTHEPILLOWS264 
Code is valid thru 11/27/16.
Code can be used one time on regularly priced items.
Must be over $20.

Thank you for allowing me to share these fun Glamour Farms Fashions.
Do you follow me on Facebook and Instagram? 
I'd be honored if you would.
Linking with:
The Pleated Poppy   Share Your Cup  
  October  Style Link Up   I Feel Pretty Link Up   

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
Chanel
Mac lipsticks
Revlon Super Lustrous
Bare Minerals
L'oreal Color Riche
Lancome






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




Levis
Loft
Lee
Chico's
JJill
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.


DIY

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.

Decor



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

 Recipe


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

 Garden



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

Inspiration


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 pexel.com) 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
and
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.
athomewithjemma-popcorn-balls-fall-cooking

Recipe

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

DIY

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.

Decorating

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

Inspiration

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.

Gardening

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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