Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

This is the cutest little lion I have ever seen
My nephew Chaz. His first Halloween big enough to enjoy.
Hope all of your little ones have fun trick or treating!


I am very excited to report about the FIRST HomeGoods in the state of AR!'s less than 1 hour from my door. I was fortunate to work in Hot Springs on Friday so I had to stop in and check it out for myself. Great store with lots of great deals. 

A few things I'm loving right now-

All of you local AR peeps...go check it out!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I seem to forget on a weekly basis how dangerous Target is. Is it just me....or does it seem to be getting even better?!? I went in there today to get kitty litter and toothpaste and I'm embarrassed to tell you what all I am came out with and I was even strong enough to leave some things behind. Oh well...I somehow justified every purchase to myself.

I have to share my fav find at target today. I have been on the hunt for white dishes now that my new kitchen is complete with open shelving and glass cabinets for display. And as much as I love Anthro's dishes I can't afford to go in there and stock up. So you gotta love it when find yourself a knock-off.

Target Find:
Anthropologie Latte Bowls:
And the best part...they were on clearance for $3.48. They only had 3 and I snatched them right up. They look just perfect on my open shelves!

I also found these cute little plates on clearance for $2.48.
Go check your local Target y'all!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Decorating with Old Windows

Anybody that knows me knows that I LOVE me some old windows, doors, shutters...
Here are some old windows in my house. Enjoy!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bathroom Renovation

I shared my Kitchen Renovation a few weeks ago. I actually had my bathroom renovated at the same time as the kitchen. This bathroom used to be accessible through the master bedroom and the kitchen...which I always found awkward entering the bathroom through the kitchen. So I decided to close off that entrance and make it only accessible through the master bedroom. It was a great decision as it created more wall space to work with and really made the space look bigger. Take a look at the before pics and brace yourself for the brown explosion:
 This is door into master bedroom
 The shower had no light and only one glass door so it was basically a dark shower which made shaving very difficult. Also, had a ceiling about 6ft. up so anybody any taller than my 5'3" self couldn't really get in there. 
 You can barely see the entrance to kitchen here. The vanity door is open because it wouldn't shut....EVER. 
 The stuff on the walls was like a cork wallpaper on top and plastic tiles on bottom.
I never used this bathroom, which was unfortunate because it was supposed to be the master bath. So it only made sense to re-create it when I did the kitchen.
Here is the 'almost' finished project:
 The glass for the shower is ordered. The left side will be glass wall and right side a glass door.
 The vanity is against the newly closed in wall. Toilet stayed in same place and so did shower. I toyed around with the idea of taking vanity all the way across that wall but since it was such a small space, I chickened out thinking it might make the space look even smaller. I'm glad I went with a smaller one.

 I lucked into having an extra piece of granite from the kitchen leftover that fit perfect on vanity. Wall paint color is Alaskan Husky-Benjamin Moore and the white is White Dove-Benjamin Moore.

As you can see, I had the previous shower ceiling knocked out and took the shower all the way to the bathroom ceiling. I decided to run the subway tile all the way to the ceiling but the glass won't go that high. I'm really excited to take a shower in this Jessie. I will re-post when the glass is installed to show you the finished product. 

Monday, October 17, 2011


I scored 2 sets of antlers this weekend.

Are y'all a fan of decorating with antlers?

Images via Pinterest

Gallery Wall

I am doing a gallery wall on one of my dining room walls. Here is the start....i know long way to go.

Frame was a flea market find for a few dollars that I spray painted. The letter is a hobby lobby special. I'll post more when the wall is complete with antlers and all.

Meet Ozark

I adopted a kitten from a local rescue organization a year ago. It was my first pet to ever have as an adult so I had reservations in doing so because I'm so particular about my house and wondered if I would have time for it and if I had the natural instinct to care for it appropriately. But I saw the little guy on their website and he was so small he almost looked mousey with his little body and huge eyes. I instantly knew that he had to come home with me. I had to fight hard to get him because the rescue organization was very strict. He was discovered in a driveway almost dead and a different mama cat at the rescue org let him nurse or he never would have made it. He was a sick little man for the first 4 months I had him home and we were in and out of the vet quite often. The vet had concerns if he would ever begin to strive and didn't want me to get my hopes up. 

But he proved us all wrong and just look at him today. 

All of the reservations I had were quickly put aside as we became buddies and I literally don't know what I would do without him. It makes coming home each day so exciting and special as he runs to greet me. I encourage everybody to look into your local rescue organizations and adopt if you are interested in a pet. It makes me so sad to think of him still stuck there without the sweet loving home he now has. 
P.S. If you are wondering about the name, I chose 'Ozark' after the Ozark Mountains of Mountain View, AR where I grew up.