Sunday, June 27, 2010

{itching to decorate...}

in this economy we have been super strapped for several months and i feel like i'm going to explode!

i can't take it much longer...i need to shop! heehee

well, it's not like i'm a shopaholic{wink wink} but, i would love to buy new furniture, rugs, lamps...

you know the necessities!{long over due!} 


what can you possibly do if you don't have any bananas in your wallet right?

 well, i decided to find things around my house and

see what i could come up with ....

here is a space right next to our living room, it's a sunroom? not sure but, 

it has always stumped me on what to do w/, here is my challenge....

this is the space semi- before...

the oak table i bought at my favorite thrift store...i sanded off all the old stain and left it bare,

added some antique bronze drawer pulls from home depot,  a basket i had from a palm tree long dead & the

white ceramic planter i found for $5 bananas!

{love using the word "bananas" like on Rachel Zoe Project}

also, notice the poo poo brown doors...yes, i thought that was a great idea a few months ago...

 not loving anymore...have paint, will paint soon.

close-up of table....

the chair had a white pillow b/f and now added some burlap i had and tied the corners to the chair w/

ribbon...just an experiment...

here's the space now...

in our spare {junk} room, we have a daybed and on it was this twin coverlet w/ pillows ...white on 1 side &

 martha stewart green on the other..

i decided to tuck the white side of the coverlet into the striped empire sofa and make it comfy by

 adding the 3 euro pillows...this sofa is really not meant to lounge's kinda narrow but, let see how it works..

kinda liking, not totally loving but, it'll do for now...

hung a collection of  framed audubon bird prints on each side of the window...

covered a small white pillow insert w/ some more burlap & put it back on the stool
{no sew project} 

that was FREE at my favorite thrift store!

i decided that now that i'll soon turn 40 and my brain is or may be turning into mush...i'm going to

start reading...not just magazines but, real books that adults read...heehee

so, i think this sofa may work for a good reading nook..i'll have to give it a try and see if i don't fall

asleep & trust me i'll have magazines near just incase i get bored!

now, if your itching to decorate & banana free like myself...go around your house  & see

what you can  find to help with that urge to splurge

 and go green...oh goodness green...$ always comes up....hee hee

happy sunday ya'll!

xoxo's nancy

Thursday, June 24, 2010

{red, white & blue...}


i'm glad you stopped by....

don't you like  the splashes of the red?
 layering of the red rug, the apples on the coffee table, red side table
and the pillows...sets the mood for 4th of JULY!

go ahead and just put your things here and let's head out.... 

gotta have one of these in my house... a landing pad for totes, backpacks, shoes & these red totes, such a classic style...

 make yourself comfy...i'll bring out some ice tea....

 love the white adirondack chair with the striped pillows and how cute are the decorations....

 plaid, i've heard it's a NEW trend????

thank you for stopping by, i enjoyed your visit :)

i love these striped curtains...{i have a secret...i've always had a crush on navy blue }

xoxo's nancy

Saturday, June 19, 2010

{daddy...Happy Father's Day!}

Any man can be a Father,
but it takes a special person
to be called Dad.

The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1926, a National Father's Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father's Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother's Day.

Daddy, your #1 in our book!

to all the wonderful  fathers, daddy's, dads, papas etc. wishing you all a beautiful day with your loved ones!

xoxo's nancy

Sunday, June 13, 2010

{reminder..."DESIGN STAR starts tonite!!}

Sunday June 13th 10/9c on HGTV!!

i'm glad something good will finally be on HGTV!

you know i use to be glued to that channel but, lately...well, more than lately it's been pretty much in the lame-o department and sadly nothing worth watching! 

what's going on with hgtv?

btw~ speaking of new shows{ok maybe not so new now}... have you heard of 

 "9 by Design"?!?!  gotta tell you ~i heart heart them!


the entire family is precious and design is SOO fresh and eclectic!  this is 2nd  favorite  show right now...1st was housewife of ny but, now it's over...not really into the jersey housewifes...but,
looking forward to bethany's new show  & the new housewifes of Houston! my hometown! woohoo...i'm a reality JUNKIE!

ok now, back to design are the faces of the designers for this season!

can't wait!

xoxo's nancy

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

{it's the joy of being a "mommy" that keeps me going...}

it's been a crazy busy these last few weeks but, ALL WELL worth it!!

 here is what's been going on:

swim team started- go SWORDFISH!

field day- i was the pickle lady...SOO ironic{hubby calls me pickles}...hee hee

memorial weekend getaway- Galveston & it's nice green water...but, a ton of fun :)

teacher gifts {bought cute cute straw beach bags for both teachers in an amazing aqua color at Loehmann's}

last day of school bash at my house... we had a water slide, water balloon fights, watermelon eating contest, snow cone machine {have i told you i heart snow cones} and loads of fun!
below is the banner my hubby & daughter made for the party...i added my special touch can't see it but, i outlined each letter it was quite sparkly!

FINALLY, I have a few hours to myself!  summer camp started this morning!!

now, maybe i can get back to my normal routine? :)

happy life is good!

xoxo's nancy