Thursday, February 18, 2010

A beautiful home tour

Today I want to share a beautiful home with you. It is the home of Maria at

You may have seen her home showcased if you have visited

Or maybe you stop by her blog daily. In any case, she has wonderful style and uses white and wood tones wonderfully. The color, textures and her attention to detail make each room a serene and inviting place to be.

Here is a pic of her living room which is at the front of the home.

photo by Maria of Vintage Simple

I love the warm color she has on the walls and the beadboard at the entrace is just beautiful. Here is another photo of the living room from a different angle. Don't you just love the character of this house? Look at that lovely arch.

photo by Maria of Vintage Simple

Look a the wide moldings at the bottom and the beautiful wood floors. See that coffee table there? That was a curbside side find that she gave a little love to. I think it looks lovely. Love the white with the stained top.

Take at look at this bathroom remodel she and her hubby did. They gutted this bathroom so that they could update it. Previously it was pink and very dated.

photo by Maria of Vintage Simple

We see more beadboard again. Love it and look at that ceiling! The tin is so unexpected but looks right at home in this room. I have always been a fan of subway tile and tub area as well as the flooring look beautiful.

I will leave you with a pic of one of the most ingenious ideas for rehabbing their house below. Raise your hand if you can't stand those ugly builder grade bifold doors on closets.... Um , yeah, that would be me. Take a look at what they did with theirs so that they would be in keeping with the style they were going for in their home.

photo by Maria of Vintage Simple

I absolutely love it! She actually shares how they achieved this look on her blog.

I encourage you to stop by and say "hello" to Maria and read about the story of her home on her sidebar . Not many of us know the history of our homes, but she does.

Maria, you are a decorating inspiration for me. I will be moving this summer and this look you have in your home is something that I am going for. It says, "Come on in and stay a while." As I get older I am finding it's all about the "casual ease" of decorating and living. Simple, yet elegant.

A big thank you to Maria for letting me take you on a tour of her lovely home.Pin It Now!

Monday, February 15, 2010


We are moving and it's been a little crazy here.

Spent the whole weekend cleaning out, moving and throwing out stuff in our basement. It became our storage unit the past 4 years we lived here ,so needless to say it was looking a mess. LOL, that's an understatment. No need for a pic for that.

I have lots of projects I have talked about doing here that I seriously have to get on the stick and get them done. We really want to put the house on the market within the next two weeks. So, if I you don't see me posting this is why.

Immediate projects on the to do list are:

Drop cloth curtains for dining room and family room

roman shades for master bedroom and bath.

paint laundry room

paint wood foyer piece

staging the bedrooms and the rest of the house.

Keep us in prayer we will be able to sell. The housing market is still not doing well in our area.Pin It Now!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Some Linky Love for you today

Hi there!
It's snowing here. Yay! It's so beautiful.

I have some projects in the works, but in the meantime I have some linky love for you.

Go checkout

Ronda from

has a great tutorial that they are featuring.

You will also want to check out the fabulous DIY banquette over at

and then head on over to

for a PB pillow knockoff.

Have a great day!Pin It Now!

Monday, February 01, 2010

It's National Pie Month....

No, wait, it's National Soup month.....LOL, who thinks all of this stuff up???

In the spirit of both, I have a link for you to whet your appetite .

First up is a recipe for Chocolate Pie. I know, aren't you just salivating at reading that??? I love Chocolate Pie. When we lived in NC we ate Chocolate Pie at a local place in town and when we moved away I was never able to duplicate or find it anywhere. Until now! Y'all, have to check out Tina over at

She not only has this wonderful chocolate pie recipe, but many others.

Next up is Serena. You might of seen this book. I had the pleasure of reading through this book recently. Lots of great recipes and wonderful eye candy. She and Teri share their stories of growing up. There are a few ideas and directions for projects as well. My fave recipe in the whole book is the Turkey and Wild Rice soup recipe that Serena shared. You have to try it. It's a keeper. You will also have to to either check this book out at the library or purchase it to get the recipe. Sorry for the tease. I don't want to overstep any copyrights here. It truly is a delicious soup and it's a tried and true recipe. These kind of recipes happen to be my favorite because I know when I follow the recipe it will taste delicious.
So, there you have it! Now go make some soup and pie!Pin It Now!