Monday, November 24, 2008

Big Announcement!!

Do you remember my sister that I visited this summer? Here a couple of pics of her beautiful home.

Well she and I are going to start an ezine called Romantic Living! We're both so excited about this venture. The first issue is going to be in March and will be sent via email. However we will be starting a blog with lots of great things for you to enjoy until the first issue is ready. So visit us at the new blog Romantic Living and sign up to receive the first issue.

I will be closing this blog down so I can concentrate on the magazine. We're going to kick things off with a really big contest, so watch for that in the next few days.

Thank you so much to all who have visited me here and left comments. I sure hope to see you at the new blog.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Last Teaser!

Monday will be the big announcement! Here's the last teaser....

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Teaser #3

Ok...this one doesn't have pictures....but I will tell you that soon this blog will be closed. Normally that would be a bad thing...but it's going to be fantastic cuz soon you will have something so much more to read!

PS- That was a BIG hint!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Teaser #2

Here are some pictures for the second teaser!

Aren't they romantic??

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cool Project and Big Tease!!

This truly is a junk project. I cannot remember what site I found it on, but it was created by Penny Carlson from Hendersonville, NC

Here is what it looked like before....hard to tell huh?

Now here is the after! What a gorgeous unique!

Now, I've got a major announcement to make...but I can't do it today. It's going to be amazing and I can't wait to share since I know you will love it too. The big announcement will be on Monday, but I will be posting teasers every day until then.

Friday, November 14, 2008


I've stumbled across some amazing giveaways in the last couple of be sure to check them out.

This one is from The Old Red Barn Co! How gorgeous are these?

Plus Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique is giving away some of her beautiful artwork!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


It has been a while since I've posted tips. So here are some good ones I've found!

1. Here's a great way to make a room smell great. Rub a little bit of your favorite perfume on to a (cold) light bulb. The next time you turn it on the scent will fill the room.

2. Need and easy way to clean your shower walls? Just use a sponge and easy!

3. Speaking of's a great way to make your shower curtain slide on the rod. Just spray furniture polish and it will glide smoothly.

4. Do you love shiny leaves on your plants?

Just apply mayonaise to the leaves and they will be so shiny and repel dust!

Head on over to Shabby Art Boutique! Kerryanne is having a giveaway of her beautiful artwork.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mmm Mmm.....Good!

So this weekend was very cold and what is good on a cold day?? Ok, yes the real answer is Brad Pitt....but I was thinking along another line. Soup!!! Hmm...after the Brad Pitt thing....soup doesn't sound quite as good...

Anyways, I wanted to go to Olive Garden this weekend for their soup, salad and breadsticks lunch. Well wouldn't you know it we all got colds. There was no way we were going anywhere. I remember that I had saved a copycat recipe of the Zuppa Toscana soup that Olive Garden favorite. I'm always a little hesitant about copycat recipes when I know what the original tastes like. I never think they taste quite as good.

Thankfully, I was wrong this time. (did I just say that??) The soup was fantastic! Now this is not my picture of the soup. My camera battery was dead and the soup was gone before it finished charging. I also left out the kale cuz...well, we pick it out at the restaurant anyways. I got the recipe here. Enjoy!

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Good Idea

I found a glass fish bowl (at least that's what it looked like to me) at a garage sale and bought it for 25 cents.

Later I got the idea to fill it with my bath salts and add an old sugar scoop I had from a flea market. I love how it looks in the corner of the tub!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Comfort Drawer!

If you are familiar with Sarah Ban Breathnach's book Simple Abundance, you will know all about the comfort drawer. It is a drawer (or a box) to put special things that will give you a pick me up when you need it.

I'm actually using a box since I don't have a drawer and I have a 2 year old curious little girl. This way I can put the box up high and out of her reach.

First of all, you'll want to decorate your box with pretty paper. It must be pleasing to the eye.

Then add things that will put a little smile on your face or make you feel good for those stressful days. I have things like raspberry candy, taffy, a beautiful velvet rose, and silk ribbon. I still have some things to add to complete it. I mean what would comfort be without chocolate??

I also want to add a sweet book, some pictures of hubby and my dolly, a lace doily, bloomin tea, and special bath salts.

So tell me, what would you put in your comfort drawer??