Friday Fun Finds & Favorites

This has been a full week.  Here’s a bit of what’s been going on and some things I’m liking a lot.  I’m linking up with Erika from Rouge & Whimsy…. CANCER FREE! The most exciting piece of news I have for you is that my Mother is now cancer free!  She finished her last round of chemo this week.  Thank you for all of your prayers and comments.  She read them and really was overwhelmed.  Please continue to pray for {Read More}


Today I’m joining the Mani Monday Link-up…. This week my daughter spent money out of her piggy bank to buy purple sparkle nail polish. She let me paint my toes with it and one nail.  She’s rockin’ the purple sparkle on all 20 digits.    The pink I’m rockin’ is Sinful Colors Cream Pink.  The purple polish is MIA right now and I’m hoping it doesn’t end up on my walls!   We paint our nails a few times per {Read More}

Golden Vintage (Tickle Me Tuesday)

I had a little fun watching the Sunday Night movie and dreaming on Etsy.  Here are a few of my finds that I’d love to throw together in an outfit.  I’ve been learning more about my personal style on Pinterest – what I like & what I don’t like.   You can always check out “My Style Pinboard” here. Earrings from Steampunk Supply Shop vintage oscar de la renta for sale by milanvintage  Vintage Leather Handbag for sale by UpsideDown Kisses Vintage {Read More}

Thanksgiving Naps

Every Thanksgiving since I can remember I have gone to my Mother’s house.  We eat dinner and struggle to get the kids to take a nap.  We’re all exhausted from cooking and doing dishes and the excitement of the holiday parade.  While the guys nap, the girls look through the ads and plan out the “attack” on Friday morning.  Last year the kids didn’t cooperate.This year it will be different.  I hope.We’re doing Thanksgiving at my house – just my {Read More}

Tickle Me Tuesday

Here are a few things that I have been loving lately – on my Christmas list you might say (although they’re all fall colors – hmmm….) I’m not so sure this hat would stay on my head with 2 little ones around.  Isn’t it adorable though!  Swakcoutoure on etsy These are waterproof!  Perfect for our 3 5 months of winter here in Michigan!  Will someone tell my husband, because he doesn’t read my blog – too girly I think 😉 {Read More}

Rebel with a Cause

This is my “good girl disclaimer” when I feel like my best work isn’t being put out there I feel vulnerable ~ this is one of those posts….I’m tired, a bit sick and have kids screaming around me.  This is a look into my brain on decaf coffee ~ I’ve been reading Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freeman (twitter handle @emilychats) and have been loving it!  It’s hard to know where to start when talking about a book.  {Read More}

My “Fancy” Dreams…

As you know, one of my pet projects this month has left my sewing machine collecting dust.  My couch re-do is calling my name.  I wanted to share with you my inspiration for the fabric I chose.  I didn’t go quite as bold, but it’s actually kind of a cross between the couch and chair.  The chair – can I say it again!?  THE CHAIR.  Yes, that’s been “tickling my fancy” this week.  I’ll share my fabric pick for my {Read More}

Illuminate linkup Week 8 ~ Welcome!

The other day I did a post on Front Doors – how they are such a fun way to welcome people into your home.  I can’t take credit for any of the photos – but if I could have 5 front doors, they would look like that! But these photos are of my front door.  The same wreath, I just change it up for the seasons.  I’m struggling with how to hook my wreath on the door though.  What do {Read More}

Illuminate Linkup ~ week 6

Link up with Illuminate! Week 6~ So, the idea behind this weekly linkup is to highlight moments in our lives, to improve, instruct, polish or shed light on different subjects.  Join the sharing, whether you’re educating us with a tutorial or sharing with us a story, ILLUMINATE us!  I hope it’s a place that you come to after a long week to find a great idea or a kind word to brighten your day!   If you’re learning about this for the first time {Read More}

Chair Love & Illuminate Linkup – JOY! ~ week 5

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I got some new chairs.  Well, new to me at least.  I’m thinking these beauties have decades on me!   These 2 lovelies came to me from the neighbor.  Every year my neighborhood does a block sale & every year my neighbors and I chat and laugh about how much stuff we have.  Sitting on the front steps I asked them if they had any chairs they wanted to get rid {Read More}