. . . and to all a good night!

Well, Christmas is almost here! All of the decorating , food preparation and shopping  is about to pay off. For me it all helps to set the mood for celebrating the Saviors birth.

I just want to share with you the last two rooms of my home that are ready for Christmas. The master bedroom and the bathroom. All is calm in the bedroom. Sit back and enjoy!

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Christmas in the Kitchen

This truly is a record for me this year, two posts in a week! I have made a New Years resolution to do better with my blogging and sharing so you will be seeing me a more this coming year.

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Oh, Christmas Tree!

Good morning! It is a glorious morning here, the sun has just risen over the mountains and it is sparkling on the new fallen snow. It looks like a pretty Christmas card. I have so much to show you and instead of one very long post I have broken it down into several. Here is the link to my first Christmas post.  A Christmas Welcome.

Today I want to share with you my Christmas Tree and tell you about the ornaments that I have made for it. I have spent very little money on my Christmas decor this year and that’s what my blog is all about. Having a beautifully decorated home for pennies.  As I said in my last post I have chosen blue and red for my holiday colors. I always like to be different and try new things.

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Shabby Chic Art

Welcome everyone.  I have been very busy with my art and design projects this summer. It’s a good thing that I have this to fill my time because I have been chopping at the bit to repaint some furniture and ready Shabby Lane Cottage for Fall.  I told myself that I had to wait a few weeks. It’s just still too hot outside and I don’t want people in my neighborhood to think I am crazy when I start hanging Fall wreaths on the front door! Alas, I have beautiful neighbors! Hi Susan and Kim! They know I can be little crazy at times.

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Using Shabby Pastel Colors in your Home

It is good to be back blogging. I have missed all of you! I hope that you are having an exciting summer full of fun-filled projects.  I have been very busy with repainting furniture in Shabby Lane Cottage. When I moved in I decided not to redo anything until I really got a feel for the place. So last month I saw the big picture in my mind for how I wanted Shabby Lane Cottage to look, that’s when the chalk paint and brushes came out. Continue reading

Using Lavender in your Home Decor

I can’t believe that summer is almost here and that spring has gone by so quickly.  No matter the season though I will always be using lovely pastels in my Romantic Shabby Chic Country Style Cottage. Wow that’s a mouth full! lol  I started messing around with a new color that I have fallen head over heels in love with. I shared some of it on my last post and thought that I would share a little bit more of this fabulous color.  Continue reading