Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nautical Living Room - MyHomeIdeas.com

I love this living Room.
Nautical Living Room - MyHomeIdeas.com

This living room combines traditional coastal style with modern building sensibilities: glass panels at the base of the windows open like trapdoors to admit a breeze. Two built-in sofas were reupholstered in blue and accented with striped pillows. (Photo: Tria Giovan)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thrifty Decor Chick

I occasionally share blogs I follow and felt I should share this on. This Chick has been busy. I wish I was that Industrious.
Thrifty Decor Chick

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Farm Fresh Kitchens

You can have a Farm Fresh kitchen no matter where you live. Look at this article from Southern Living for wonderful inspiration.
Farm Kitchen Remodeling Ideas - Southern Living

Friday, June 29, 2012

I Love Scentsy

If you love Scentsy, you are going to love my friend Rhonda Lyles ' new website .

Scentsy is a great way to get the benefit of scented candles without the danger of an open flame. These are scented wax cubes that are melted in beautiful holders that use the heat of a light bulb to melt the wax and release the scent.

They have so many scents to choose from it may be difficult to make up your mind which one you want, so get them all. They also have a wonderful line of shower gels so you can "wear" your favorite Scentsy scent.

You can also host a Scentsy party in your home or business through my good friend Rhonda Lyles and get tons of free products and prizes. Rhonda's contact information is on her website

I hope you will visit her site and see if Scentsy is for you. Have fun shopping, that's what I'll be doing

Friday, June 8, 2012

Wondeful Things in Central New Jersey

I came across this link to Central New Jersey a few days ago. There are so many wonderful things to do there as it relates to Courageous Designs.

There is the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. The Center for Latino Arts & Culture at Rutgers University also in New Brunswick. The New Brunswick Cultural Center in New Brunswick. The Raice Cultural Center in New Brunswick. The Alfa Art Gallery in New Brunswick. King Wood Art in Monroe. Through the Moongate in Highland Park. The Arts Guild New Jersey in Rahway. coLAB Arts in New Brunswick.

And if that wasn't enough there is also Museum of the American - Hungarian Foundation in New Brunswick. Sperry Observatory in Cranford. Rutgers Geology Museum in New Brunswick. Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in North Branch. Robert A. Schommer Observatory in Piscataway. The Model Railroad Club in Union. The Rutgers Gardens in New Brunswick. The Children’s Museum of Somerset County in Bridgewater.

There are also many wonderful Historical Sites and tours to go on. You can see how people lived in the 18th and 19th centuries at the East Jersey Olde Towne Village located in Piscataway. You can see beautiful period furniture and historical architectural details at the Cornelius Low House located in Piscataway.
Built in 1741 as the home of a wealthy merchant of Dutch ancestry, this two-story stone house is now the Middlesex County Museum, presenting changing exhibits about state and local history, with related school, outreach, and public programs. There are too many places to go into full detail here are a few. Bucceleuch Mansion - New Brunswick. Oak Tree Pond Historic Park - Edison. Old Colonial Cemetery - Metuchen. Saint Peters Church - Perth Amboy. Bill of Rights Arch Public Square - Perth Amboy. Metlar - Bodine House - Piscataway . Ferry Slip - Perth Amboy. The Buckelew House - Jamesburg. Edison Memorial Tower and Menlo Park Museum - Edison. Kearny Cottage - Perth Amboy. The Cranbury Museum - Cranbury. The Cranbury History Center - Cranbury. The Cranbury Inn - Cranbury. East Brunswick Museum - East Brunswick. New Jersey Museum of Agriculture - New Brunswick. Rockingham State Historical Site - Kingston. The Proprietary House - Perth Amboy. Drake House Museum - Plainfield. Liberty Hall Museum - Union. Longstreet Farm - Holmdel. Miller-Cory House Museum - Westfield. Vietnam Era Educational Center - Holmdel. There are so many other places it is too voluminous to mention them all.

I am going to start planning my vacation now. I can't wait to see these exciting places in Central New Jersey.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

8 Whimsical Garden Party Supplies from Real Simple

It is the time of year for Spring Garden Parties. When it is not too hot or too cold outside.
Real Simple provides 8 whimsical garden party supplies to make your party a memorable one.
8 Whimsical Garden Party Supplies | RealSimple.com


Monday, April 23, 2012

Upholstery Cleaning in Austin

For my readers in Austin Texas and the Austin area, Do you have problems finding a good upholstery cleaner? I would like to recommend The Steam Team. This wonderful company offers true steam cleaning with the expertise that goes with it.

They will test your fabric to make sure it is safe to clean, so you don't have to worry about your upholstery. Different fabrics require different care so their experts will give you recommendations on how to best clean your upholstery. Their price will reflect the the ease of cleaning. The more complicated the price will be slightly higher.

Let The Steam Team protect your upholstery with round rock tx upholstery cleaning.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Habitually Chic®: Tulip Time

It is that wonderful time of the year when tulips are blooming. Just beautiful Heather.  Thanks for sharing.
Habitually Chic®: Tulip Time

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter is Here, OH NO!

Oh my goodness but it's almost Easter. Where did the time go. I have not done any easter shopping. This was me a few days ago. I was in a tizzy because I let yet another Holiday slip upon me with out any planning. I was in panic mode. I knew most of the department stores would be "shopped over" leaving little in the way of nice gifts for family and friends. I had to do something now.

So I turned to the internet. I was looking for gift websites that specilized in Gift baskets but I couldn't find any that promised rush orders since I had waited so long until I found Gourmet Gift Baskets.Com Only the best Gourmet Gifts. They promise your order will be delivered on time every time. They have an easy to navigate website that provides many options at different price levels.

If you are like me and wait till the last minute this kind of service comes in handy when you need to save the day. I need Easter Gifts pronto so I think I will give them a try. I always swear, never again, but I always find myself in the same boat of procrastination. Thanks goodness there are websites like Gourmet Gift Baskets.com to throw me a life preserver.

2012 Philadelphia Flower Show Bouquet from NYC, Style & a little Cannoli

Thanks for sharing Rosemary.  Beautiful and inspiring as always.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Photo Gallery Tuesday "2012 Philadelphia Flower Show Bouquet"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Cleaning Shortcuts from Real Simple

It's that time of year again when the cleaning bug bites.  Spring Cleaning. I love having a clean,  clutter free hone I just hate the steps it takes to get there.  Here are some shortcuts from Real Simple that should help.
Spring Cleaning Shortcuts | RealSimple.com

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Zen Inspired Backyard Deck from Southern Living

Spring has sprung, although here I think we skipped spring and went straight to Summer with all this unseasonably hot weather we've been having.  Time to start thinking about outdoor spaces. Hete is a little inspiration from Southern Living.

View All Photos < Zen-Inspired Backyard Deck - Southern Living

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Traditional Home's Great Gatherings Recipes

This sounds like a really elegant meal. The roasted cauliflower soup with sea scallops sounds very good.

Check out what I found using Microsoft Tag: http://tagr.com/s/N9L5P7

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Helping my daughter pick out her first prom dress

Guest post written by Sue Ray
I've always kind of thought that helping my daughter pick out a prom dress might be a little bit like what I would imagine helping her pick out a prom dress would be like. Except, I guess with a prom dress you're more worried about it being too revealing for her age than a wedding dress. Or at least I imagine.
I've been a little worried about battling my daughter over the revealing nature of some dresses. So I thought that it might help to look at some online with her before we actually go shopping and that's what we were doing when I saw the site Debt Settlement Family. Now, my husband and I have been in debt for some while and it's been a real hassle to worry about. So we're going to look through that site and see if it can help out our financial situation any.
I've set some clear boundaries for what I think is too revealing and what I think is okay for my daughter. Like strapless is okay and so are some cutouts on the back. Something that looks like a bikini top attached to a skirt with a few strings is not okay. Hopefully that will make actually dress shopping go a lot smoother.

Double Glazing Windows

Double Glazing, also know as Insulated Glazing is when double or triple glass window panes separated by an air or other gas filled space to reduce heat transfer through the glass. It is a great way to save on your heating and cooling costs by regulating temperature in your rooms by preventing heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.

While researching this topic I came across a great resource website for information on double glazing.
All Double Glazing is a UK based website providing up to 4 quotes to people who are looking to get double glazing installed. You can check double glazing prices, compare costs, get quotes, and compare installers.

It is a great resource for all kinds of information. It even has articles about double and triple glazing and different methods of double glazing. It only takes a minute or two to fill out the online, no obligation form to get up to 4 free quotes from 4 installers in your area.

So if you are in the market to have double glazing installed or want to save heating and cooling costs then All Double Glazing is the resource website for you. You can find out everything you need to know about double glazing, triple glazing and even replacing doors by going to this website. It's a winner.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Although I have lived in Georgia most of my life and in the Atlanta
metro area for the past twenty years I have not yet visited The Swan House or the Calhoun Estate in Buckhead.  After reading this article I am going to start planning my visits to both places  right away.

Estate of Grace | Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Safety When Decorating with Candles.

I love to use scented candles in my decorating. They can be an inexpensive way to add warmth and beauty tp any decor. But they can also be dangerous because of the open flame and messy because of the dripping wax. Here are some safety rules for using candles that will make your candle experience a relaxing and safe one.

1. Read and follow saftey instructions! ... Read the label-- Every candle label contains important information about how to and how long to safely burn your candle.

2. Keep an eye on your candles! ... Always burn candles where you can see them and never near anything that can catch fire. Plus, by always burning candles in draft-free areas, they will burn slower and more evenly. Don't forget to blow them out when you leave a room.

3. Keep your candles clean! ...Trim wicks to 1/4 inch before you light them-- every time. Straight, short wicks make your candles melt evenly. Properly dispose of used matches and wick trimmings instead of leaving them in the candle. This can cause flare ups and cinders to fly out of the candles. If your candles get a little dusty between burnings they clean up gtreat with nylon. An old stocking is great.

4. Keep camdles out of reach! ... Watch pets and children to avoid candles accidentally being knocked over.

5 Decorate for safety! ... Candle holders don't just dress up your candles -- using heat resistant holders specifically designed for use with candles contains drips and melted wax and protects underlying surfaces.

I hope these safety instructions help you to enjoy using candles in your decorating.

Friday, January 13, 2012


The article written by Alonso Kramer

Recently my friend and I graduated from college together with our masters in business. We are of course very excited to get started working in the “real world” but first we are wanting to take a get away trip to really make a great memory before we have to start our real lives working full time. We decided that we want to travel around Europe for about two weeks. The first thing I did when we started talking about putting a travel plan together is to go to www.satellitestarinternet.com/ to get connected to the internet so that I could check out my favorite travel site Travelocity.com. If you have ever planned a trip to Europe having never been there you know how hard it can be to narrow down which cities you want to visit and even harder still is deciding what hotels you would like to stay in and for how long. Travelocity.com is great for comparing hotels and prices and also great for reading reviews about those hotels and locations. I always use this as my go to site when it comes to planning a trip.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mark Montano: 2 chances to win today!

Visit Mark Mantano's wonderful blog for two chances to win a wonderful prize.

Mark Montano: 2 chances to win today!: I have two of these to give away today before the year gets too far along.  Just comment here and share on your FB page and you're entered!

Monday, January 9, 2012