Saturday, October 27, 2012

Romantic Prairie Home

Have you ever dreamed of buying an old house

like this……


and repurpose it into a beauty like this?


My friend Nancy, and her husband did just that!

They turned this…into this…. and now it looks like…



Can you believe it! Isn’t it exciting?


Want to see more?

Here is the kitchen. Before…



and after. I can’t get over it. Didn’t they do an

awesome job?

Truly stunning.


If you are like me and LOVE this sort of thing,

visit Nancy’s blog, Romantic Prairie for the entire story.


You’ll also enjoy visiting Ella Elaine, in McKinney,


Congratulations, Nancy! I can only imagine all

that went into this project but I hope you have

enjoyed turning this old treasure into your ‘new’

home. May you love each and every day and

fill it with happiness.


Fall blessings!

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Fall check list:

Decorate front porch with pumpkins and mums.

Make a pot of soup.

Bake Kale chips.

Walk everyday!

Paint a still life of gold Beets and then…

Roast them.

Scatter Larkspur seed in flower beds.

Plant daffodil bulbs.

Finish projects in garage to sale at Marta & Friends.

Paint daily.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Sister’s House


My sister is one of the cutest, sweetest, most thoughtful people I’ve ever known. Lynnette is everyone’s best friend. She sparkles, she cooks, she hums and she sews. She’s the first to arrive and the last to go. If you need anything, she’s there is a flash. Whether it be a home cooked meal in a time of need, dream drapes for your house, or a weather update via the Doppler radar. There is no limit to her generosity.

Last week, I drove to Arlington to see her and like always, we had so much fun. No one she brings out the silliness in me like my sister. I love being with her! Like Lynnette, her house is warm and inviting. So here is a quick peek at the fairy good-ness overflowing inside. Love is spoken here.

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I love you, Lynnette.

You are a reflection of God’s beauty and grace.

I’m watching and taking notes.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall 2012 QUAINT MARKETPLACE - Abilene Texas

 This years Quaint Marketplace was bigger and better than ever!

These 4"x4" mini pumpkin paintings went quickly at $20 each

Everyone combined their favorite vintage, retro, handmade, art, crafts and treasures to display in  Jana's backyard. It couldn't have been nicer. The weather was nice and the shoppers were plentiful.

Doris and I shared a space, bring a playful variety to our tables. Vintage & cowboy collectibles, art and mosaics = fun!

 Though it was a lot of work, it was a fun way to spend the day visiting with a lot of friends.
My primitive pumpkin sitting on old bistro chairs. American Beauty Berry and China Berries make a cheery combo

My friend Doris and I combined our goods into an artful display of whimsy.

Doris, the Princess of Picasette (trash art) is creating beautiful mosaics! Visit her at the Lydian Market, at Peach and S21st.

Shopping under the trees...what could be nicer?
Birds eye view of the Fall 2012 Quaint Marketplace. Colorful women and their creative wares.

I loved making these burlap door hangers.

Owl burlap door hangers
Thanks to all of the SPQOH friends for making this so special.

Happy Fall!