Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Monday!

Good morning friends!

We are going to have a temp in the 70's and sunshine today...shame I have to go to work. Oh well we are a 2 income family right most of you understand this.

Well I started my DIY Pebble Stone Backsplash in the kitchen yesterday. Inspiration I found on Pinterest using Dollar Store bags of pebbles. This takes an abundance of patience...for those of you following my blog know I don't have much of. Something I'm having to learn lol

My husband made me a corner cabinet to store some of our's not in place right now because I'm only doing the backsplash up to the cabinet and not behind it.

I'm hoping it turns out beautiful when it's completed...but check out my progress so far.

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Beautiful Day in Upstate South Carolina!

Good morning ya'll! Enjoying a cup of coffee seated at my new DIY Kitchen Island looking  out the window at this beautiful sunny day...thinking about where I'm at...where I'm from...and all I still want to accomplish. Too many thoughts!

You know when I moved here from Southern California almost 17 years would have never heard me say or write ya'll...but I've made this my home, and that's how southerners talk. I've never met any kinder down to earth people than I have here. So...ya'll does come out of my mouth occasionally when writing.

There are way too many thoughts rolling around in my head that still need to come to life...I know you know that feeling. Projects...Projects...Projects!!! All DIY and on a limited budget...but I know One day at a time and one dollar  at a time!

May take  a break from the reno's today and enjoy the sunshine and what this beautiful state we call home has to offer!

Enjoy your Sunny Sunday Ya'll!


Friday, March 28, 2014


Hello and Happy  Friday!

I'm so excited...I Just ordered my table legs for my husband to make me...I mean us...a farmhouse table. I've been trolling Pinterest for inspiration...and it was in my kitchen all this time. lol I  know I have too many projects going on at once...or so my sweet hubby keeps reminding me.

Since we incorporated his Mother's kitchen table in our DIY Island...we are going to use similar style legs for the table with the same top he used on the Island. I had originally planned for him to use 4x4's as the table legs, but with all the wood color variations going on in the kitchen...I am trying to keep the legs close to the same. I don't want it to appear like I can't make up my mind on my style...even though I feel like I can't. There is just way too much beautiful ideas and inspiration out there!

You can see pics of the Island progress in that post.

Thank you for visiting my blog!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What was I thinking????

I know now why my husband doesn't like PINTEREST lol I've spent every day trolling pinterest and many other site's for the last few months getting inspiration for our Love Shack renovation. What did I find that inspired me??? A DIY idea using Dollar Store bags of pebbles.  The pin that inspired my idea was from some one on a budget just like me...she used the pebbles in her shower. Aww creative and inexpensive...but wait...this takes patience...and I've already mentioned I have none lol But I am tenacious and always finish something I even though my house looks like a DIY war zone...I'm coming along. I've pebbled a backsplash in my master bathroom. ..and that came out beautiful so I thought hmmm I can do this in the kitchen. ...not completed yet...then I thought hmmm I can do this on the island.  Well just did the island and need to wait 24 hours before I grout it. Maybe there is something I'm supposed to be learning here...patience does come to mind. See updated photos on the Island post. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Monday, March 17, 2014


In the midst of the chaos I am feeling slightly overwhelmed. I know you know that feeling...trying to work a full time job and find time to do our renovations with all these ideas rolling around in my head...attempting to bring them to life. Thank God my husband is a patient man...because I lack in the patience department! The Lord blessed me with many other things...Thank you God!!!

The good news is...we are almost done with the kitchen can see the updated photos in that post. And the other good news that I am thrilled to share...I am finding my style!!!! Woo hoo!!! I don't know if there is a true term but I'm calling it "Rustic Tuscan"...yes you heard me right...I'm smiling as I admit I have a style. I don't like labels...but I think this needed one. I love warm rich wood in various colors and the warmth and beauty of Tuscan decor. I've lived with Rooster decor in my kitchen since moving here from California 17 years I guess I've sorta had a

Enjoy the updated photos and enjoy the wild ride with me as my sweet husband and I transform our Love Shack!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

DIY Kitchen Island

My husband and I...bless him for his patience dealing with me...are creating a kitchen island using a prefab cabinet. We will also be adding part of his Mothers pine kitchen table...that he wouldn't part with. He has given his blessing for my idea to cut it up and use it in my design ideas...crazy craftiness...for the island. Watch with us as my ideas spring to life!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Finding My Style in the midst of chaos!

New to blogging...I've decided I want to take you along for the ride on my journey to transform our Manufactured 1600 sq ft Love Shack into the home of our dreams! So...what's my style??? Well there are so many ideas out there and I like most of  them. I love the Vintage, Shabby Chic, Cottage Style...but I'm just not a "WHITE" Girl. lol Yes it's beautiful...but it's just not me. I love French Country...but again it's just not me. And even though I'm in the south...having a countrified home is not me either. Bear with the midst of the chaos in our Love Shack...2 kids...4 dogs...a husband that drives me crazy...middle of DIY projects in just about every room...together we shall find my style!