Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hair Flipper!

We did a little news piece on the plethora of ugly sweaters at Goodwill. Please do not count the times that I flip or touch my hair! I need to work on that, (she says with a hair flip and a smile.)

Beautiful on a Budget

You know that I truly believe that you can have beautiful things while sticking to a budget. Take this beautiful tufted bed that I just put in my guest room. You will never guess where I bought not the GDub...I found it at Big Lots! I know!! Crazy! It was on clearance for $239.00. I found the Serta mattress there also...I know, I was shocked myself. The bedding is from Tar-jay of course. If you would like to know any further details leave a comment and I will ask Tami from Zeal Denver.
Speaking of Big Lots...that is where the chair came from also! $99.00
The mirror is Ikea and the fur rug came from Costco! You can stay on budget, and have an amazing guest room to show for it! (The doggie loves the mirror, but don't worry she is NOT allowed in there!)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Zeal Denver

Holy Moly! This is amazing! Tim and Tami from Zeal Denver are miracle workers. Tami took my little owl print and ran with it! I love the sparkle and sophistication that she added to my boring and bleak guest room.

The room looks sooo much bigger! She removed the armoire and re-purposed a dresser that was already in the room for the television stand.
cozy spot for your tootsies

This is the exact color story that I was looking for!
If you would like your own design consultation and transformation email my friend Tami from Zeal Denver!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Here are the before photos....

If you have sensitive eyes...avoid this post! This is our guest room where spare furniture goes to die an ugly death. Maybe I tried to make it extra uglier for the before photo...okay maybe it already was extra ugly. Just trying to keep it honest for y'all.
Remember back in the old days when televisions were two feet deep...yeah me too. That is why this armoire is way to big. It is at Goodwill right now on Parker Road and Belleview, along with a truck load of other furniture....go look!
Crunched up day bed.....booooring.....Oh and the bookcase to the left of the photo hold 9,000 sports biographies that my husband insists that he will read someday in his "spare time". hmmm Anyone ever hear of the word Kindle?
Don't tell the husband but that loud racket of a ceiling fan is on its way oooutt! (why do men love ceiling fans and when was the last time he was even in the guest room?) This room is booring and I should get some kind of reward sharing its fugliness on this blog!
I can't wait to see Tami work her magic.
Have I mentioned that I am the worst design client she has ever encountered? I gave her this picture that I like then said. I just like the I don't like owls....or any kind of blue...or symmetry...I like the essence of the image...Oh, don't re-arrange the books....make sure they go back in order...(someone may or may not have OCD and he knows when one book is moved...just an observation not a condemnation:) Oh it goes on and on....she will be happy when this is over!!
Thanks Tami and Tim! You two are the best!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Color Story

Aren't these images cozy? I love can find them on my Pinterest page.

My friend Tami from Zeal Denver is working on redoing my guest room. This is the color story that I gave her to work with. I can't wait to see how it turns out! I will take "before" pictures today. Let me say ahead of time that right now it is a room where old furniture goes to be ignored. Not cute....Not yet anyway!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Very Pinteresting!

Look at this outfit I found on Pinterest.....I decided to Goodwill it! Everything but the Burberry scarf came from the GDub. I am addicted to both.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Military Men

My cousin Randy Active Duty
(he brought my infant son for show and tell when he was in first grade)


His brother Adam (Active Duty)


My Grandpa "Dee" (I was named after him)

WWII Veteran

Air Force

My dad Edd served prior to Viet Nam


My Uncle Jimmy

Viet Nam Veteran

Thank you to those who are serving today, and to those who served in the past.
Please keep our boys in your prayers to return safely home to their families.

Veteran’s Day Prayer

Dear Lord,

Today we honor our veterans,worthy men and womenwho gave their best when they were called upon to serve and protect their country.We pray that you will bless them, Lord, for their unselfish service in the continual struggle to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country’s heritage, for all of us. Bless them abundantly for the hardships they faced, for the sacrifices they made for their many different contributions to America’s victories over tyranny and oppression. We respect them, we thank them, we honor them, we are proud of them, and we pray that you will watch over these special people and bless them with peace and happiness.

By Joanna Fuchs

Monday, November 7, 2011

Guess What

My baby is a Sea Otter! He just signed to play baseball with the Monterey Bay Sea Otters! He isn't really a baby....we are so excited for him!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Snow Day

Well, this is what we woke up to this morning.....School Cancelled!

Doesn't this look like a frosted cupcake?

I would say we got a foot or so...

Just about to take a nap in the snow which isn't really a problem...

if you like the smell of wet sheepdog.

and a few icebergs on the laundry room floor...thanks doggie door!

It's Fall right?