Tuesday, March 5, 2013

~well, hello there!~

Hello hello!!!

Where in the world have I been?

some of you have been so sweet,
checking in on me to make sure I'm 
still around....:)

well no worries.....
all is well!! :) :)

I took an unplanned break....

and because I'm kinda boring like
that, I don't even have a good excuse...

It's my same ole' story....
holed up in my work room.....

work work work work work.....

no time for decorating....{boooooo!!!!}
no time for projects....{bonus for Mr. T & T}
no time for housekeeping...
{just knock down a cobweb every now & then...and wipe down 
counters once a day....}
or grocery shopping...
{thank goodness for a teenager who can drive & for 
my girls who love nothing better than "a party in the grocery store" while
doing the grocery shopping for mom!!! :) }
or cooking
{it's a good thing I've been training them since they were wee little girls
to cook!! cuz they've done their fair share!!}
 personal hygiene
{good grief~ my roots are ridiculous.....you've heard of ombre
hair color right??? well I'm developing my new ombre style....}

I've been working 6 days a week for 
as long as I can remember....

at least 8 months I would say.....

but what a huge blessing it is to
have my little

{for those of you who haven't a clue what I'm talking
about!! :)}

it's been growing growing growing!!!
and I've been hanging on for the ride &
just trying to keep everything under

we just hired another seamstress....
so now I officially have 2 full-time
& 2 part time seamstresses....
and an on-call crocheter! :)


but fun....but busy...

I did have the opportunity to be a part of the
Junk Salvation show
way back at the beginning of February...

she asked me to come, along with my
bedding & pillows & such... 

so I was able to display my linens on her
gorgeous vintage bed....
and hang around & chat with people,
and help Kathleen when the crowd was 
{of course her booth was one of the best there!}

it was a lot of fun! 
and I met a lot of people who followed my blog :) :)
{and yes I felt soooo guilty for the recent lack of blogging....}

we created some new items for the show...
a couple union jack pillows....one is shown above

here's another: 
this one is my favorite...tattered & all...

and a new duvet cover....

lots of ruffles of course!! :)

and some new linen pillowcases with 
hand crocheted edges...

sooooo beautiful & soooo french country....

anyway...lots of fun stuff!!
if you'd like to take a closer look

I did have the amazing opportunity
to work in my garden beds yesterday....

first time in f.o.r.e.v.e.r.
it was 62 degrees out & sunny blue sky!

so I grabbed my gloves & clippers and
went to work!

it felt soooo good!
something so therapeutic about digging in the dirt
and listening to the birds sing....ahhhhhhhh :)

dreaming of lilacs blooming....
and clematis scrambling up the rose arbor....

spring is definitely on the way....
I love spring!

all the little plants poking their heads out
of the soil after a long nap....

so exciting......:)

I have so many plans this year....
like fine tuning my english garden....

love the allium shown above with
the boxwood hedge...

I've got the boxwood hedge just
not a certainty of what's going inside....

I've done veggies, petunias,
and a mix of everything...

but this year I think I want something


please share! :)


well I guess it's time to get back to work!

it's been so nice chatting with you this
morning & I promise I'll do better 
getting back on here!

fair warning though~ 
it may just be me rambling about life with 
some pretty pictures for you to look at :)

I hope your day is fantastic!!



btw....I do post every single day

Saturday, December 1, 2012

~Christmas inspiration~

Hello everyone!!!!!

a disappearing act.....

I almost forgot my login....
it's been so long! :)

I have been so busy & just haven't
had much to share....
ya' know???

if I actually had time to decorate
my own house again.....I would definitely
be sharing more often!

{but I do post inspiring pictures on
facebook each day....so follow me over there
if you like!

right now I'm just having fun helping other's 
decorate their homes right now! :)
{by means of my Ticking and Toile
Linen Shoppe, in case you aren't following

most recently, my Michigan BFF Laurie,
dreamed up a tablecloth we made for her..
I love the way it turned out!!

I'm loving the double ruffles & the frayed edges...
Now if you don't know Laurie....you need to!
she's a doll!

she is just amazing....
I am in love with her home, her garden &
she is just the sweetest!!

ok...back to Christmas...
today is the day for our family
to decorate!!!  Yay!!!!

lights are going up outside,
the tree is getting decorated inside,
as well as the rest of the house...

and bonus...it's sunny out!!
it's been raining all week so this
is a surprise!

right now I'm totally obsessed with
these skinny trees in buckets or baskets...

just love them!

but to find a tree like this around here
seems next to impossible....
everything is fat & bushy!

I need a Charlie Brown tree!! :)

although this little guy is a little fatter,
and looks totally adorable in an old box!

well....time to get going...
I've heard.....I am way behind on decorating....
I've heard....all the bloggers are already
showing their homes....

oh well!  wouldn't be the first time!! 
lol :)

I'm just excited to do it today!

How's your decorating coming??
if you're all done,
do not tell me....;)

if you're just starting...feel free
to leave a comment! lol :)

no seriously, I'd love to hear from you 
either way! 

Have a great weekend!!!



Thursday, October 25, 2012

~neutral heaven~

Hello everyone!!!

How is this beautiful autumn day
treating you??

I hope it's good!
I hope it's sunny!

we've been rained on over here, since Oct. 12th
although the sun is peeking out today! :)

I have to say....I'm not ready for the non-stop
rain.....not.  quite.  yet.
well actually I'll never be ready...
who am I foolin'???


I love neutrals....

I just never get tired of no color....
white, cream, grey, beige, off-white...
never tire of it....

white bowls, plates, cups
towels, slipcovers, blankets,
walls, cabinets...

no need for color here...
I got color outside...hehehehe
trees, flowers, grass...

I do have color in my clothing...
is black a color??
hehe....my girls basically force
me to buy bright things....so I'm not 
just a walking monotone girl...

I guess I just l.o.v.e.
the neutrals.....

they make me happy.....

how about you?
are you a neutral girl at heart??

or do you yearn for color??

are my children color deprived??
{well we do have  s o m e   color}
here & there....

well sort of ....
in their rooms at least! ;)

I do believe I could live with the little chair
above.....cutest little thing huh??

Hope you are all doing fantastic!!



{all images via Pinterest & found here}

Sunday, October 21, 2012

~are you going to be in class?~

Hello everyone!!

Happy Sunday to you!

Are you going to be in class?

what class you may be asking??

maybe this will give you a clue.....

I know if you're like me....you've loved
pouring over her pictures these last couple years...

if you recognize her home...it's of
course Tracey Leber's of

well as you may know...Tracey and
 a few other very talented ladies

teamed up to create an amazing 
online course.... that starts

who will be joining Tracey?

Sara Duckett....

Jennifer Rizzo

Kimberly Taylor

and lastly 
Jeanne Oliver....

wow!!! what an unbelievable amount of
~sure creative genius~ bundled up in one
sure to be amazing course!!!

I will be there & I'm soooooo
excited to soak up every bit of
creative, decorating, displaying, 
photographing goodness!!

If you haven't signed up yet....here's the link!

click here to sign up!

Hope to see you there!



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