A Introduction, Goodbye, Hello

I have lots going on in my life right now. It seems that life can throw you a curve and then you find out it is an amazing blessing. Before I go into that I want to introduce to you Ivory.

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2014 in review

Hello dear friends I hope that your Christmas was joyous and full of family and friends. I am taking down Christmas and getting ready for the new year when my yearly report from WordPress came in and I want to share it with you. These are the results of my first 9 months of blogging results. Kind of like having a baby. LOL Thank you dear readers!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 58 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I love it when you leave comments, let me know what you would like to see more of.

Have a very warm New Year! Jo

Thanx to all my dear friends that have helped me along the way!

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner
Treasure Hunt at From my Front Porch to Yours
Blog Hop at Katherine’s Korner
Blog Hop at Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Blog Hop at Over Fifty Feeling Fourty
Before & After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Tues. Garden Party at Creative Country Mom
Inspiration Exchange at Town-n-Country-Living
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Make’s
Big Autumn Bash at Mila’s little things
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Makes
Funky Junk Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Big Christmas Party at Mila’s little things
Craft Schooling Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom
Christmas in the Country at Creative Country Mom
Twirl and Take a Bow at Art is Beauty

Sweet DIY Ornaments and Garland

I am so glad that you have stopped by, I have been making some really great ornaments for my tree. I also made a garland to match and they were so fun, easy and inexpensive. I can’t wait to share them with you!

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This little Angel is so fun and easy to make, I found it on Pintrest. I used old grocery bags for the wings and for the body I tea stained some white sheeting that I had and sewed it in the form of a body. I used twigs from the garden for arms, and a half of piece of gold pipe cleaner for the halo, I glued it all with a glue gun. I choose to sew around the wings to give it a little texture and design and then used a fine tip marker for the eyes. They make great gift tags as well as ornaments.

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I wanted something really different this year for my tree so I limited the colors to blues, sliver, gold and any neutral color. For the garland I used pipe cleaners, in silver and gold, one half of one. Then I twisted them all together. The garland turned out beautiful! I combined them with the old antique glass beads that I have. They use to be on my Dad’s tree when he was a child.

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Here is a peek of my unfinished tree with the garlands on them. I really love the look.

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As I was browsing through pint-rest I found these darling ornaments that are made out of cardboard, old sheet music, and glitter. I said to myself “I can make those!” So I did. I used cookie cutters for a template, then cut out one from the sheet music, and one from cardboard. I glued them together, then added a glitter out line. I made a cute banner for the ornament by cutting out the title of the music. For the hanger I used a small piece of pipe cleaner.

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I made rein deer, angel wings, trees, stars, doves, and bells. I really enjoyed making them and can’t wait for you to see them on the tree. I decorated five trees in all, and I’m still having fun and lots more to do.

For some reason it is always LOVERLY to decorate for the Christmas season!

Warm ((HUGS))

Jo

I’ve been featured by these lovely blogs.

Thanx to all my dear friends!

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner
Treasure Hunt at From my Front Porch to Yours
Blog Hop at Katherine’s Korner
Blog Hop at Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Blog Hop at Over Fifty Feeling Fourty
Before & After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Tues. Garden Party at Creative Country Mom
Inspiration Exchange at Town-n-Country-Living
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Make’s
Big Autumn Bash at Mila’s little things
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Makes
Funky Junk Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors

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Is White a Color?

Hello all my dear friends! Is WHITE a color? Here is what G.K. Chesterton said about it and I tend to agree with him. “White . . . is not a mere absence of colour, it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black . . . ” I like this a lot!

Thank you everyone who gave me advice on how to paint the frames in my house. I went with mostly neutral, with a little darker undertones. I think that they turned out so amazing, they don’t feel like they are going to jump off the wall at me any more.

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Now they just blend in and look pretty.

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I really like the way they turned out above the kitchen set. I redid every frame in my house, bedroom, bathroom, you name it.

I love them so much that I have started repainting all of my furniture white with a great shabby look.
Check out my next few posts for some great reveals.

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Yup a lot of work but I love it! I’ve got some great things to share. See you soon!

Life is LOVERLY when you are doing what you love!

((HUGS))

Jo

I’ve been featured by these lovely blogs.

Thanx to all my dear friends!

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner
Treasure Hunt at From my Front Porch to Yours
Blog Hop at Katherine’s Korner
Blog Hop at Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Blog Hop at Over Fifty Feeling Fourty
Before & After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Tues. Garden Party at Creative Country Mom
Inspiration Exchange at Town-n-Country-Living
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
Inspiration Monday at What Meegan Make’s
Big Autumn Bash at Mila’s little things

I Need Some Advice!

Hello to all my dear blogger friends! I am in great need of your advice, I thought that I should ask before I make a huge mistake. I have a lot of gold frames in my house. Should I paint them white or in whitish and pinkish tones? I liked the gold look for a while but now I’m getting a little tired of the gold thinking that it just doesn’t fit into my sorta all whitish theme and I’m getting itchy fingers. What do you think?

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Now these pictures are not very good because I took them in a hurry today so don’t look to close. These frames hang above my kitchen set

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these are above my sofa

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and these are above my TV. I also have some in my bedroom. HELP!!!

Please comment, I will be looking forward to your reply’s.

((HUGS))

Jo

I’ve been featured by these lovely blogs.

Thanx to you all dear friends!

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner
Treasure Hunt at From my Front Porch to Yours
Blog Hop at Katherine’s Korner
Blog Hop at Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Blog Hop at Over Fifty Feeling Fourty
Before & After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Tues. Garden Party at Creative Country Mom
Inspiration Exchange at Town-n-Country-Living