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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

French Farmhouse Style in the City....

                              There is only so much you can do in a teeny-tiny kitchen...
                              This past week however I went from not really liking my kitchen....
                          to LOVING my kitchen....all thanks to a couple days work and a can of black paint! Gone are the horrid blotchy brown counters...after a year and a half it was long overdue.
                           Now the space feels fresh and clean...and inviting...
                              well worth the effort and the cost...which by the way even with some new goodies was well under $300....silly me..I splurged on two new island stools and didn't get a photo of them...will show them to you another time...
                             Hope you liked my mini kitchen re-do...
                thanks so much for taking the time to come by...till next time..xoxo

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Idle Gossip....

                             " YOU KNOW WHAT I HEARD ABOUT HER.."
                             "WHAT NOW"
                             "I HEARD SHE HAS REDONE HER KITCHEN...ON A REALLY LOW BUDGET"
                           "WHAAATTTT....I DON'T BELIEVE THAT FOR A MINUTE"
                             "WELL THATS WHAT I HEARD...THEY SAY SHE IS GOING TO SHOW US NEXT WEEK....
                           "OK OK I WILL CHECK IT OUT....BUT WHATS A LOW BUDGET THESE DAYS"
                           "UNDER $300 IS THE WORD ON THE STREET"
                            "THIS I GOTTA SEE.." 
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Feels Like Home...

                                 After what seemed like forever I at last own my apartment...
                           the place I have grown to love over this last year....
                              People ask me "how does it feel".....
                                at first I was not sure how to answer that question....
                            Now I simply say..."Feels like home"....and for that I am grateful! Hope everyone is well and having a good summer...xoxo

Monday, June 23, 2014

Unlike Anything I Have Ever Seen...

                       Brace yourself...I am about to take you on a tour of a shop unlike any other..
                   From the moment you enter "Centro Urban Garden" you head starts to spin..
                            your heart rate soars..and the goose bumbs take over every inch of you!!
                 Well at least that was my first impression, this shop is just so lovely..
                    so full of everyday things turned into pieces of art..just by the way they are displayed.
             I had a hard time deciding what to get...but in the end I came home with a yard of vintage French fabric..a French tea towel and a charming old clay planter..oh and more inspiration than I have had in a very long time..hope you enjoyed "the tour"..for anyone local this shop is in Burlington on Brant Street...well worth a visit!! Hope everyone is well and happy! xo

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The one thing....

                                There's always one thing we set our minds and hearts on...
                               and as far as décor goes my one thing has always been a huge map..one that's worn and well used.The kind of map you only ever see in photos like these three....and never really think you will find one...
                   till one day you look up and there it is...hanging in an antique shop...as though its been waiting for you(well me) to rescue it ...as I got closer(my heart was beating out of my chest) I saw it was a map in part of Ireland..good heavens how did I stay standing!!!
              It now graces my living room wall..its huge..its worn and torn and just plain perfect!
        Do you have a décor "Bucket List"?? Hope everyone is well and happy..xoxo
                                                                                       

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Taking a Moment...

                                  I thought I would take just a moment....a moment to say hello..
                           a moment to relax...sit quietly ...basking in the sunshine that fills the apartment this time of day...
                              I have good news..my cast if off!! I have better news..I may being buying my apartment (fingers crossed..please and thank you)....and I have the best news....
                             my son Jess gets married on Saturday to his soulmate and best friend.. I love her like my own..where does the time go?? Hope everyone is well and happy..thanks so much for coming by..oxox

Thursday, April 17, 2014

On the mend...

                        Hi everyone!!! Sorry I know its been awhile since I have posted...but I have a good excuse...
                           I fell and broke my wrist..tripped on a pothole (not my finest moment).
                           Still in a rather awful cast..and of course it had to be my right wrist I broke!!
                          Did want to wish you all a Happy Easter..and let you know I will be back soon..until next time..xoxo

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