Monday, February 27, 2012

Perfect Shade of Hot Pink Polish

Why is it you have that perfect color in you mind that you want
but when it comes to finding it...its just not there?
That seems to be my delima..
I want a bright but not neon pink.

I like this pink. But I don't know anywhere around here that I
can buy it. I would like to "see" the true color before I
buy it.

I fell in love with this color as soon as I seen this color!!
When Merle Norman got it in I was so disappointed!
It was not as bright pink as this pic shows.
Its more on the purple side.

What is your favorite "hot pink" color?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Just About There...

We have been working on Henslee's nursery on an off for a few weeks now. Here's a peek of what is done so far.

I still have a few more pictures to add. Just gotta get those frames painted.
But I love how its turned out so far.

Instead of buying a changing table, I borrowed my grandfathers
dresser from my mom. I think it fits in just right. I would
like to get some glass knobs.

Redman decided he had to be in the picture.

I have had the vintage frames {on top of cabinet} for a long time,
 I have just got to get Brandon
 to cut the glass for them.

Here's her room so far..now just to get the final touches done!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Slowly but surely...

I think I have finally decided on Miss Henslee's bedding.
I love that with this one there are so many colors
that you can coordinate with. Her room is a work in
progress, but with the bedding being chosen now maybe
I can get it done!!

Lets hope!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A little late...Merry Christmas

Yes, I'm alive. It has been two weeks since I have had the chance
to sit down and blog. The holidays have been somewhat
of a blur, but such a wonderful time!!

At our last doctors appt we decided to find
out the sex of our little one.
And as you can see below...IT's A GIRL!!

We are so excited. We decided since Christmas was
only 11 days away, we would wait and surprise
our parents on Christmas day!
To say the least everyone was so thrilled and happy!
I am so ready to meet her!!

Miss Henslee Evans

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Miss Finlee

Hello all. Boy has it been a crazy week. And to
think Christmas is just right around the corner. I am just about
finished with our Christmas list. Thank goodness. I say every
year that I am going to do better the next year, but do I??
But its the thought that counts..right??

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Vintage Christmas = L.O.V.E

This year I may just venture out of my husbands
safe zone....and go
with a WHITE Christmas tree.

I have always loved vintage ornaments...
and have collected them as long as I can remember.
There is just something about a white tree
covered in vintage ornaments...I just melt...

Christopher Radko has recreated several different
styles of the Shiny Brite ornaments, in my travels I 
found a 12 pack of them on sale for $9. I was
so thrilled to add to my collection.

So, we shall see if I have a white tree or a live one 
like my husband prefers...I really wanna white one.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
We are so blessed and have so much to be thankful for!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Not my favorite....

A few weeks ago I was sent a Bounce Dryer Bar. I was so excited. I had
seen these on t.v. but once I seen the price at the store..call me
cheap..thrifty..whatever you may but this chick was not
paying that. So needless to say I was excited when
I got one in the mail to do a review on.

Alright, here goes.

I get it out of the package and it smells sooo good!!
I'm beyond thrilled that I won't have to remember to put the
dryer sheet in. For the first few loads it smelt very good,
not to strong, just right. After about 8 loads, it did not smell that much.
I thought this bar is brand new..and it's already lost its smell??
But I kept using it. I washed a load of my work clothes, which consist of
black, gray dress pants and tops. Well it came time to get them out of the 
dryer, my black pants and cardigan had
white marks all over them. I tried rubbing it together to get it out...NO LUCK.
I had to rewash the entire load.

So...my opinion..stick with your dryer sheets!

If you have tried them, I hope you had better luck than me.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

Thank you to all the veterans who have made sacrifices
so we can be the land of the free and home of the brave.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Are you ready for the big game tonight???

We are!! Its gonna be a nail biter!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My new favorite show.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Annual Girls Trip

This past weekend was our annual girls weekend to
the Smokies. I am just now getting the pics off my camera.
We had a wonderful time. Thought I would share a
pic of Miss Finlee.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hi my name is...

Melanie, and I am addicted!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Before and After..Finally!!

 Hello Y'all!

I have had this dining room set for I think the past three years.
And for the past three years, I have been trying to get it painted.
I was ready to just grab a paint brush and head out, but my husband
being the picky perfectionist was not gonna have the brush marks.

Ok, I'm fine with that. But does that mean you will paint it?

Yes honey, I will paint it.

 {Insert squeals here, cause I really did not want to do it! I was afraid I would mess it up!}

As you can see, she's a 70's funky wood color. I had thought about black but our cabinets are a dark cherry and I didn't want
any more dark. So white she is.

I am in love with it!!

I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted a nice even finish
or scuff it up. The more I thought about it, ahh what the heck,
I told my husband to hand me some sand paper and I went
to town scuffing it up!!


My final product!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thrifty Treasures

Afternoon Y'all. 
Thought I would share two of my recent yard sale finds.

Banana Republic leather handbag in 
wonderful condition...$7.50.
 Its a little smaller that what I'm used to carrying, 
but it will be lighter
on the shoulder!

Vintage fan...$6.00...and she works!!
I have a love for vintage fans!! I have several that are displayed
in our kitchen.

Hope you all have had a fabulous weekend! 
Thanks for stopping by, be sure and head over to Rhoda's
and check out every ones treasures!!



     We will never forget...   

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall is in the air!!

  Hey Y'all!!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day!! It was a nice quiet
weekend around here. Also a little cooler. 

With the cooler weather in the air, I couldn't help but break out the
fall decor. I have been ready for a change.

Do you have your fall decor out yet?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

One Week and Counting!!!

I am ready for the TIDE to ROLL!!!!
Next Saturday...Game on!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Just a Glimpse

This is just a peek of our mantel. I have been playing around with
it. I'm wanting something different that I have not done before.
Here she is so far....

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thrifty Treasures

Afternoon Y'all!!
It has been a gorgeous weekend here, cooler
weather and a nice breeze.

Last weekend my husband and I along with two of
our best friends headed to Kentucky to the
longest yard sale. We went last year and had an absolute
blast! So we went again this year.
I had found a few chicken coops but the
problem was...the price.
Any where from $40 to $75. I just did not want to
invest that much in one.

Somewhere in Kentucky we stopped and I spotted this.

I somewhat hesitated to ask..but I stuck with my #1 rule...
A.L.W.A.Y.S ask!!
If not you'll beat yourself up about it.

This chicken coop...$20!
It needs a little work but I was so excited when I seen it!
It has been pressure washed and now it's ready for
some polyurethane and casters. I am thinking of using the bottom as the top and having a piece of glass cut for it.

Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure and head on over to Rhoda's to see some wonderful treasures!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thrifty Treasures..She's D.O.N.E!!!!

Afternoon Y'all!!

It has been a nice weekend here. A few summer showers and
lots of sunshine!!

A month or so ago we met up with some of our besties and
hit some yard sales. We were having a fun morning, like always,
never any dull moments when were all together.
I wasn't looking for anything! I know, hard to believe.

We headed down some roads that I had never been down
before. Much less did I know how to get home.
And there she sat along with some chairs.

I N.E.V.E.R seen her!

 Matt saw them, and as they say
the rest is history. Well here she sits all pretty with her
new coat of paint.
My wonderful husband has spent the past two weekends
working on her!!

I was wanting a turquoise color, but
my husband had plenty of car paint, so
bright red and white she is!
I couldn't be happier!!

She turned out sooo good!

Thanks for stopping by.

Be sure and head over to Rhoda's and check out everyone's treasures!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A paint brush and a fresh coat of nail polish.

Hello All!!
Sorry for the disappearance.
This past weekend we have been busy little bees around the house. From pressure washing the porch and house to one of my gliders getting painted. Well I guess I can't take credit for that, Brandon handled the bigger tasks, while I painted the kitchen and made my new curtain for the window and panels for the doors. Whew was I ever so glad to see Monday come. Just so I could get some "rest", at work.

Not the best pic, by this time I was pooped!!
My cell was the closest to me so cell phone is was.

The color is "Sea Salt" by Sherwin Williams.
It looks lighter here. But I
am really liking it. I had two khaki tap top panels
that had been in the linen closet for over a year.
I cut the tabs off and stitched the fabric on to the top.

..easy peasy..

After all was said and done,
I needed a manicure for my paint filled
nails and a ice pack for my poor swollen knee.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Oh my, I would have never thought to do that!!!

I am sooo in LOVE with this room!!

Look..there is a vintage glider in the living room!

OH. MY!!

I would have never thought to do that!

You know my love of vintage gliders!!

Everything in this room is so calming
and beachy!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

4th of July

Wishing you all a safe and happy
4th of July!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kenny Chesney = Awesome Music

 I love his new song. Thought I would share!!