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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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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