"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Style? What Style?

If eclectic crazy is a style then I am the master of it. If it’s not then I just invented it.

As I was doing dishes this morning I started looking around my living room and giggling to myself. My living room is all over the place in regards to style. While most women probably wouldn’t have the guts to pull off this look, I have learned to embrace it.

I can look through magazines all day long and appreciate a put together room where everything matches and is on point but for some reason I was never able to do it for myself. I believe the reason lies in the amount of things I love in my life. I think you need to see for yourself what I’m talking about.

Be Warned: What you are about to witness would make most home decorators cringe but maybe just maybe you can walk away a little braver and learn to stray a little bit from the norm. Or not.

Picture #1: I love all things shabby chic AND retro. So here we have a shabby chic cabinet with my retro record player on top.

Living room 1

Picture #2: I love my family as is evident with our pictures being on the wall. Smile


Picture #3: I love the Lord and this plaque my hubby made pretty much sums that up.


Picture #4: I love gaming. Yes I’m 48 years old and still a gamer. I started way back when Atari was all the rage and still play when I get a chance today.


Picture #5: I love our country. Even though we have our troubles we are still very much a blessed nation.


Picture #6: I love football. Tommy boy is the GOAT! (greatest of all time). I have Patriots stuff peppered throughout the whole living room. Tommy goes up at the beginning of football season but has to come down when I put my Christmas stuff up because I love Christmas even more than football. Surprised smile


Picture #7: This is our living room and you can probably spot most everything I’ve showed you in this one picture. It’s all in here and then some. *smile*


Personally, I love walking into someone’s home for the first time and instantly gaining a feel of what they’re like. Who they are as a person. If that’s the case what is my house saying? Ha! Ha! Come join the crazy train! Woot! Woot!

So how about you? Is your living room Better Homes and Garden ready or a mishmash of stuff like mine? Smile

I hope if nothing else, this post brought a smile to your face.
Have a lovely day my friends.


P.S. My love of God trumps all the other things that I “love”. FYI Winking smile

Monday, May 14, 2018

Our Bathroom Remodel!

When we bought this house it was WAY outdated. We knew that sooner or later we’d slowly get things the way we wanted. The first big tackle was our bathroom.

Let me tell you something. If you’ve ever remodeled anything in your house you know how messy things get and as hard as my hubby tried to keep the mess contained it still went everywhere. But the results were well worth the pain of having to clean everything afterwards. I think. Ha!

This was truly a labor of love and I’m glad he videoed it to remind us of what it looked like before. The vanity was so low that I had to bend  in half just to wash my face. LOL! The shower was nasty and no matter how hard I scrubbed it, it never looked clean. I was ready for something new but he blew me away with how wonderful it all turned out.

I have an updated picture of our vanity area at the end of the post because we had since changed the mirror and I added curtains and stuff to the window near the tub. The mirror we found at Old Time Pottery. It went perfect with the chrome features. You never know where you’ll find the perfect thing for a remodel so don’t be scared to look different places and think outside the box. The vanity was a buffet that I found on Craigslist and hubby had to alter it to become our vanity but I love how it turned out.

If you have any questions about the materials we used to remodel and such please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m sure my hubby would love to help you.


The color on the walls makes for weird lighting for pictures but hopefully you can see everything okay. Smilebathroom



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Building a Barn

Well if you’ve ever wanted to see a barn go up in around a 6 minute time frame, then you’re in luck. My hubby videoed his 7 month barn building project and condensed it into a 6 minute video.

If you have any questions for him, don’t hesitate to ask. That’s why he’s putting these videos together, in hopes to maybe help someone who’s thinking about doing the same thing. Smile


Monday, May 7, 2018

4 Down, 8 to Go!

I finished two more books and have loved them all so far. I wrote about the first two HERE if you’d like to check out my thoughts on those.

The next two I read are these.

Book Mag and Duck

Both of them so good!

Book Mag

I loved the Magnolia Story. It was so inspiring and it totally gave you an insight of how Chip and Joanna got their start. Chip had me shaking my head numerous times and laughing numerous others. If you like Chip and Joanna and Fixer Upper and all that they have accomplished you’ll love getting to know how it all began. Such a good read!

Book Duck

This one really gives you an up close and personally account of Jep and Jessica’s lives growing up, to present time. We can have the tendency to think that they had it easy because we only knew what we saw on the show. But they had struggles just let we all do. It was very relatable in many ways. Jessica and my life had a lot of parallels. If you liked the Duck Dynasty show and learning more about their lives then you’ll love this.

Let me know what you’re enjoying right now. I always love good recommendations.



P.S. I’m not getting paid to do this, I just like sharing my thoughts in hopes that someone might enjoy them. Also I purchase my books at Christianbook.com. They seem to have the best prices and you can usually find a free shipping code.

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