Monday, October 29, 2012

Why Ladybug???

Most have been asking why I chose a Ladybug as the theme of my blog..??  When I was a little girl, my grandmother called me "Ladybug" and it just stuck.  Whenever I see a ladybug or anything that is red and has black dots - I am just drawn to it! It just brings back memories and puts a smile on my face!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Church Pew

Old Church Pew

I have been searching for a very long time for a Church Pew to either go inside or outside as extra seating - and I finally found one!  During one of my "Yard Sale Saturdays" - I happened upon this beauty just sitting there with no sign...... I immediately thought that it had already been sold.......but "Hey, you never know".... so I asked ........ To my suprise - it was still available so I thought well he must want a fortune for it ..... So once again ..... I asked "how much?" ......He says "make and offer" well I went for it ! =)  I asked would he take $20 and he said "SURE!" I almost fell out!!  LOL  I immediately back my truck up to his driveway and loaded it - and it barely fit in the back of my SUV and drove off happy as can be !!!! 

I of course have no patience, so there was no waiting until someone got home to help me get it out of the truck and in the house! LOL  When there is a desire to get it in the house - there is a way !!!  I considered putting it outside, but I just had this feeling it would fit at the foot of my bed ....

Fits nicely!

It already had a distressed appeal about it so I left it as is - the color was perfect - so as I say "it was just ment to be!" 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Painted Furniture - Outside Cabinet

Starting a New Project!!!!.....

I found this diamond in the rough on Craigslist and ooooohhhhhh the possibilities !!! We really needed some storage outside under our covered patio..... And any excuse to paint furniture is always good!!!!  

Midway through !... so exciting =)

I have painted a lot of furniture but this is the first one this bright! This color just says "Summer!!"  I have big plans for this one!!  .... Stay tuned!

Sneak Peek ....... !
.....Stay tuned!

Fall Entryway Decorating

My Little Front "Porch" 

Even though I don't really have a front porch, I have decorated my little entryway with some fall favorites!  My bench - which I have had for quite some time- changes constantly  a lot..... with whatever pillows I have or the season......  I have LOTS of PILLOWS and they are easy to decorate with.  They give any area a soft, "homey" feel!!!  =)  

In additon to my bench, I have put together two topiaries.  I have been making these for several years .... each year changes a little! This year I really wanted something to go with my new wreath .... that too changes from year to year !  Purple is one of my favorite colors and the pillows have purple in them! Along with a ton of other colors that I really like together!!!  I am also a "pokadot nut"!!!  The more the merrier!!! 

My Little Topiary!!!

A little closer view !

This years wreath! 

I have a Michael's very very close by - too close if you ask DH, however I utilize my 40% off coupons every chance I get!!! Every little bit you can save helps when you are being "creative" =) 

Fall is my favorite time of the year!  It is so colorful and fun time to be creative!!! However, in Florida - we really don't have "Fall" - No leaves really change and it is still 78 to 82 everyday but I make it feel that way as much as possible!  Try a few ideas of your own to make your front entryway colorful and inviting! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Easy Fall Decorating Ideas - Entry Table

Our Monogramed Pumpkin

This is a must have for your entryway! I found this monogramed pumpkin at Kirkland's and HAD to have it!!!! Izzy my cat approves!!! Just add some ivy and a few extra gourds, pumpkins, starfish etc. and you have a nice entryway table decoration!

Collection of things I love - Starfish and Pumpkins

I love starfish and incorporate them in different areas of the house.  It adds a "beachy" feel to whatever you place them in, near, or on ! =)