6 Best Ways to Elegantly Mix Vintage with Modern Décor

Life is all about finding balance. And, while this certainly applies to, say, your work-to-real-life ratio, your bank account and your healthy meal plan, it also comes into play as you decorate your home.


A Little Bit Of Fall


We had some cooler temps for a couple of days. But today is hot.

The Creative DIY Team's September Pumpkin Project

It is time for our Creative DIY Team's September project. The theme is pumpkins.

Please go visit the other three team members after you read this post:
Susan@Love Of Home
Cristina@Remodelando la Casa
Cassie@Cassie Bustamante

Here's mine. I decided to decoupage leaves on a pumpkin. Nothing that was complicated or took much time.


Abi & Charlie Updates

First of all, Charlie has an ulcer in his left eye. I have been putting the drops in and giving him the pain pills the vet provided me with. 

He was not a happy camper the first couple of days for sure. 

We just got back from the second vet visit. His eye is still not well. So we'll return in 10 days from today. More drops and pain pills.



Fine Print: These Dreams Are Made Of Me

Do you ever wake up from a dream, and wonder for a few moments which world you're living in? The one from the dream, or the one you really live in?



Six Of The Best Stylish Small Space Living Rooms

So many of us these days are opting for small space living. 

But it is often hard to figure out how to style your living space for maximum usage if you're accustomed to larger rooms.

Here are some small living spaces and tips... 

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Slice Of Life Sunday 9/25/16

slice of life...
n. pl. slices of life

An episode or actual experience represented realistically and with little alteration in a dramatic, fictional, or journalistic work



Six On Saturday 9/24/16


Seven Of The Best No Cost Decorating Tips

So you're a bit tired of how your living room looks, but there just isn't money in the budget right now to buy anything. 

You can still get a whole new look to enliven your space. And it won't cost you a dime. I promise. 

Here are some things you can do:


1. Rearrange the furniture



Best New Candle Holder From Gardener's Supply Company

Gardener's Supply Company emailed and asked if I'd like to try out their new copper candle holder. It is called the Winterwood Candle Holder.


Book Review: Someone Is Watching

A few days ago I finished a book I could hardly put down, or rather, turn off. I read the Kindle edition. It was "Someone Is Watching" by Joy Fielding. 


Fine Print: Living With Asperger's Syndrome

I didn't find out that I had Asperger's Syndrome until I was an adult, a fairly normal occurrence for a female. 

What Causes Asperger's Syndrome?
Changes in the brain are responsible for many of the symptoms of this disorder. However, doctors have not been able to determine precisely what causes these changes. 

Genetic factors and exposure to environmental toxins, such as chemicals or viruses, have been identified as potential contributors to the development of the disorder. 

Boys are more likely to develop AS than girls.
 

Morgane's Montreal Apartment

Morgane lives in Montreal in a 650 square foot apartment, which is just about perfect for one person. My own is 725 square feet.



Slice Of Life Sunday 9/18/16

slice of life...
n. pl. slices of life

An episode or actual experience represented realistically and with little alteration in a dramatic, fictional, or journalistic work


Six On Saturday 9/17/16


 A simple but very elegant fall vignette.

Abi's Peculiar Current Issues

I think Abi needs a therapist.



Best Craft Supply Organization For Small Spaces

This is a guest post by blogger Jeriann Watkins...

If you’re a crafter, it’s very likely your craft supplies get out of hand once in a while. Or are always out of hand. Organizing craft supplies can be very difficult, especially with limited space.
If you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated craft room, that can help, but it can also cause the mess to expand to fill the whole room.

Changing The Color Of The Cupboard

I thought I could live with the mint green color on the cupboard awhile longer. 

But I was wrong. My chair where I work looks directly at the dining space. So I had to look at that mint green with the olive green curtains in the background.

And so I repainted it...



Best Frugal Fall Crafts

There's nothing I like better, during this prelude to fall, than finding very frugal ways to celebrate the season.


Flies & Andrew Antics

Sunday, in the wee hours of the morning, the dogs wanted out. I stood at the patio door and felt a bit of a chill in the air. 

Fall keeps tiptoeing in and then tiptoeing back out. Some days it is 100 degrees in the shade. 

Fall will be here eventually.

We had a wee bit of a problem over the weekend. A fly got into the apartment. Abi was beside herself. Charlie was hiding under the blanket on the bed. 

I looked and looked for Abi. I called her name. Finally I found her here, in the bathtub behind the shower curtain.



Slice Of Life Sunday 9/11/16

slice of life...
n. pl. slices of life

An episode or actual experience represented realistically and with little alteration in a dramatic, fictional, or journalistic work


Six On Saturday 9/10/16


I just adore these glitzy dollar store pumpkins are glammed up!

A Long Red Basket & Horns

Yesterday I was on my way to Home Depot. We had a power outage and many of the street lights were out. 

Somehow in the confusion, I ended up at the street light just before you go over the bridge to Jenks. Which means I was about a mile from my favorite shopping stop.

I still can't comprehend how that happened.

I think my vehicle has its own brain and knows the path to my favorite antique mall. 

Hence, the title of this blog post. 

My friend Cristina was showing what she last got thrifting, and I thought I would do that as well.



Best Fun Fall Crafts

I love fall. It's always so welcome after the heat of summer. The leaves falling, the brisk cooler mornings, mums and pumpkins. I love it all. 

So while it's still hot outside, I often turn my mind to making fall crafts

I found a few you might be interested in making...



Painting In The Dining Space Finished

I told you I was busy painting away in the dining space. Of course I got carried away and painted most everything but the floor. And luckily enough, I didn't do much of that this time around!

I was going for a softer look in here, since the space is so small and narrow.



 

Fine Print: 9/6/16: Are You A People Pleaser?


All of my life, I have been "a people pleaser."
 

The Home Depot DIY Workshops


The DIH Workshop Virtual party will take place on Monday, 

September 12th, with a network of around 25 bloggers revealing 

their own customized versions of this workshop project. 


Greatest Small Space Living Hacks


Utilize that empty space above furniture for book shelves. Every foot counts in a small space!

Earthquake In Oklahoma

Yesterday morning I let the dogs out shortly before 7 a.m. I was in the bathroom, which is the very center of my apartment, when I hard a loud sound that I'd never heard before. 

Things seemed to be swaying underneath me, like waves bobbing a boat.


Slice Of Life Sunday 9/4/16

slice of life...
n. pl. slices of life

An episode or actual experience represented realistically and with little alteration in a dramatic, fictional, or journalistic work


Six On Saturday 9/3/16


Wouldn't you like to be seated at this table?

Best Pumpkin Decorating Tricks


Anderson + Grant took some cheap pumpkins and coated them with chalk paint.

Making Your Home Unique & Visually Cohesive

This is a guest post by Kacey Mya...
Decorating your own home can bring up a whole slew of hurdles that you have to clear. You have to choose the right shade of paint for your walls, invest in large pieces of furniture and hang artwork in just the right spot so that it’s even and straight.