Thursday, February 23, 2017

Turkish Rug, Kilim Pillow And Olive Jars

I was recently offered my choice of any rug from Unique Rug Store and any kilim pillow cover from Kilim Pillow Store.  Below are the beauties I selected.

This is a sponsored post however all opinions are my own.

Turkish Olive Jar, Antique olive jar.

antique olive jars, Turkish jars

The Turkish rug is layered over my Pottery Barn Jute rug and I love the color it adds to the room.  

Here you can see a few of my antique olive jars from Turkey.

  Each pillow cover at Kilim Pillow Store is made from 30-40 years old vintage wool kilims,  so each piece is unique and has a own story.

The products at Unique Rug Store include handmade wool rugs, over dyed rugs, machine made wool rugs, patchwork and printed rugs. They shave the vintage Turkish rugs, bleach, colorize, and over dye by soaking the rugs in pools of boiling water with textile dyes.  Each rug is unique in size, pattern and color.

The items were shipped from  Istanbul and I was shocked that both pieces arrived in a week. Please check out these companies if you are thinking of adding a rug or pillow to your decor.

Kilim Pillow Store
Unique Rug Store


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Monday, February 6, 2017

Zero Fat Grams Banana Split

Hi Ya'll.

Four weeks ago I joined a doctor supervised weight loss program and have lost 15 pounds and 12 inches during that time!  This is quite a big deal for me because I have tried to lose weight for years with very little success.  The weight started piling on when I had a hysterectomy and my thyroid removed in the same month.  Also, a couple of years ago I suffered major damage to my vertebra so exercise is limited to light walking. 

Shoot me an email if you would like details on the weight loss program I am following.
  (not a paid advertisement) 

I have been trying to come up with recipes that fit the program and today I want to share one of my favorite treats. 

Zero Fat Banana Split

1/2 C frozen yogurt, fat and sugar frees
1 tbsp sugar free strawberry preserves
1 tbsp sugar free chocolate syrup
2 tbsp Cool Whip, sugar and fat free
1/2 banana

Calories 160
Fat Grams 0

This is also good with fresh pineapple and sugar free caramel syrup. 

Hope you enjoy!



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Friday, January 6, 2017

New Year Giveaway

Happy New Year! 

A GIVEAWAY is a great way to begin the new year.

I am excited to host a giveaway for my readers from Novica.  The winner will receive a $35.00 gift code to use toward anything on their site.

  For those of you not familiar with Novica.... Artisans from around the world (many living in rural communities) don't have the means to sell their work on the international market. This company gives them a free platform to do this, and reach customers on a global scale.  In a world where there are so many mass produced products, with no record of who made them, and under what conditions, This gives you the choice to say no to sweat shops and child labor. 

I own several pieces of sterling jewelry, scarves, glassware and serving pieces from Novica and I can say with confidence every item is beautifully handcrafted and the quality is amazing.

I recently chose these wonderful sterling and turquoise earrings to review and they are even prettier in person. The earrings are beautifully handcrafted and have a substantial amount of sterling.

Here are just a few of the thousands of items you can choose from....

The things below all cost less than $30.00.


Visit Novica and leave a comment here letting me know of one item you might choose should you be the winner.

The giveaway ends 1/11/17 and the winner will be notified by email.  You do not have to be a blogger to enter though you must be at least 18 years old.

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to enter.


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Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Tour Part II

Everyone ready for Christmas?

   Our home is decorated but I am still gift shopping , wrapping and planning the menu.   Tomorrow you'll find me fighting the shopping crowds with other procrastinators. 

I hope you enjoy Part II of our Christmas Tour. 

If you missed Part I you can see it HERE

I appreciate you dropping by and I hope you enjoyed the tour.

Steve and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New  Year. 


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Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Tour... Better Late Than Never

I must be the very last blogger to decorate for Christmas and post about it!   

We have been super busy so holiday decorating was put on the back burner until a few days ago.  It is finished now but I still have lots of shopping and wrapping to do. 

I hope you enjoy Part 1 of the tour.....


Dining Room


I'll be back in the next couple of days with Part 2 of the tour.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Holidays


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