Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Home Tour Part One

Thanks for dropping by and welcome to my Summer Home Tour.

Today I am sharing our home decorated for Summer and a few new additions to the family room.

 Enjoy the tour. 

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This architectural salvage piece was purchased recently in Melbourne, Fl.  We enjoyed the beach in the mornings but when the clouds rolled in we went antiquing!  We also bought a fabulous new piece for the courtyard that I will show you in Part Two.

This blue and white stripe throw is a new purchase from Groupdealz.

Lowes had these wonderful ferns on sale for $3.99.  I bought three a couple of months ago and they are all doing well.  I especially love this one in the antique olive jar.  

Dining Room

Those are new wood chairs and umbrella out by the pool.  New cushions are on the way.

Thanks for visiting and please check back for Part Two of the Summer Home Tour.  I'll be showing the kitchen, bedrooms and some changes to the outdoor spaces.


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Friday, May 26, 2017

Polka Dot Flea Comes To Orlando

The Polka Dot Flea will be coming to Orlando June 9th and 10th.  My good friend Carol writes the blog The Polka Dot Closet.  Carol and her son are the ones responsible for this fabulous yearly vintage market. 

You will find many unique items and some of the best vintage vendors at the market.  

These photos from previous years at the Polka Dot Flea.

You can get more info on the market HERE.  

Hope to see you there. 


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fixer Upper Spinoff

Fans of the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper” will soon be able to get an extra dose of design tips. A new spin-off series called “Fixer Upper: Behind the Design” will debut March 28, and more episodes are expected to air later in the year.

“Fixer Upper” co-hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines went on Instagram to share a sneak peek of the upcoming series.  In the original “Fixer Upper,” Chip and Joanna lead future homeowners in buying a house in need of some TLC.  Once the house is chosen, Joanna takes on the role of designer, while Chip works as the lead contractor. “Fixer Upper: Behind the Scenes” intends to give viewers an in-depth look at Joanna’s interior design process.
The new series will showcase Joanna’s designs of the homes featured on show. Producers know how much viewers enjoy seeing the final renovations, so they took the next step in the concept for the spinoff.
“We’re already shooting all this content with Chip and Jo, so let’s keep the cameras rolling when she’s deciding if the pillows should be blue or gray,” Kathleen Finch, chief of programming for Scripps Networks Interactive told Adweek. “So you get the full-on home renovation in ‘Fixer Upper,’ but in this new show, you get the behind the scenes—the pillow choices, the paint color, the softer side of design—to give die hard fans more detail on something that they love.”
Feeding The “Fixer Upper” Frenzy
“Fixer Upper” ranks as one of television’s most popular shows, and is the most watched series on HGTV. For example, based on Neilsen ratings posted for March 22, a special episode of the show had nearly 3.8 million viewers in the important demographic of people age 18 to 49. This performance ranked No. 1 for original shows on cable networks for the night, beating out popular programs like Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” and “WWE Smackdown” on USA Network. 
Source: Simple Most
I am a big fan of Fixer Upper and can't wait for the spinoff.  Will you be watching?

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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.
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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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