Friday, January 15, 2010

Vintage Jewelry

It's show and tell Friday at cindy's today!
Today I'm showing my favorite vintage
necklace. I also wanted to show you an
antique book. Go right a head and lust
all ovah my necklace (smile).

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Window Treatments

I'm a MESS! I *was* going to move my studio to
my formal dining room, but have decided against
it, as I have way too much stuff! So... Now I'm
changing everything to match the color I painted
on the walls. Which leads me to this post.

LOL, I know, not a good shot of the windows.
I took this to show you where my antique sewing
machine was going to go (eyeroll) before I decided
about 30 minutes ago to change my mind on the whole
switching of rooms.

I'm thinking just a simple valance shirred on a
rod with this fabric, a 2 inch banding in
gold at the bottom, then finished off with
black tassel fringe.

I promise, I haven't lost my mind...See look
take a closer look of my color schemes

I'll let you know how it turns out. Hobby Lobby
has 50% off all tassels and fringe! I will try and
post tomorrow on Cindy's "show and tell Fridays".
I have some vintage jewelry, I would love
to show you. Prayers go out to all the
people in Haiti and their loved ones.

UPDATE: I already changed my mind on
the fabric. It has some blue in it, and I
feel it will not flow. I'm going to go with
waverly, bramasole chocolate. I ordered it
today, so I guess I'll be cleaning and organizing
my huge mess in the studio today. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy Wednesday

I found a new blog again. LOL, I am seriously addicted to blogs.
Any who, her name is Norma Lee and she is having her first ever
giveaway. It's a certified International Firenze Ivory Oval Baker
 designed by Pamela Gladding. It's beautiful, so go see my new
friend Norma Lee. I know you will fall in love with her
 and her blog. Go here to meet Norma Lee.
 Have a great day!

This is what she is giving away. *GORGEOUS*

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Painted Rug Before and After

This is a house we lived in about ten years ago.
Everything...I mean everything had to be re-done!
We were on a limited budget. I started on the
first room when you walked in. We ripped
out the *NASTY* carpet!
Then I swept and vacuumed the floor. I painted
kills all over the area I was going to paint.
I found a rug in a decor mag that was way OVER
my budget and decided I could paint it. I marked
out my rug with tape ( I wish I had taken more pics,
this was way before I blogged)
I then started the details, I started on the border
and worked my way into the rug.
Here it is all finished!
Here it is after I moved everything back.
Please remember this was about *TEN*
years ago, so no laughing at my decor!

Another shot of the rug. It looked so real
that when people came in, they would try and step
up on the rug. I'll try and dig up the painted
floor I did in one of the bathrooms.
For more show and tell go to:
I cannot get her banner to come up,
so just click and you'll be at the party!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Show and tell Friday

Some of my fabulous finds and treasures.

For more fabulous finds, head over to:

Thursday, January 7, 2010


This picture is just for The red neck chic. I'm so
excited, she mentioned me on her blog...and
she's gonna mail me something! She's from
Texas and designs the most beautiful things.
She also makes *burnt flowers*, yes,
you read that right...burnt flowers. Go see
red neck chic if your reading... Those cows
were in my yard! Right out my studio window!

Nope, they were not mine... They belonged to my neighbor,
 some how they always made it through the barb wire.
 I always Moo'd at them every time they came over or walked by.
 I know they thought I was a crazy lady!
I do miss that place!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I need banner help!

I went to make a banner out of my last post
and can see what happened. It
took me two and a half hours to get it that
big. I'm pretty new to the blog scene and
am trying to kick it up a knotch or 10. Can
anyone please, please help me. Muah!

Creating a 2010 journal

I'm thinking if a create a 2010 journal,
It would help me keep on track and
complete my goals. Ohhhh, how I
hope it works. Stay tuned....

I've gathered a few things...

Pretty things...

 girly things...

Monday, January 4, 2010


This is SO good! It’s called Chicken Acapulco…

and it is *to die for*We had it at this restaurant:

 I went with a fellow designer when

I still was doing custom decorating in Austin, Texas.

After lunch we went down where they filmed the movie

“Michael” with John Travolta. Then we strolled through

All the shops and Antique stores. I wish I had taken

Pictures but this was WAY before blogville at least

For me. This was about 10 years ago. I no longer

do Interior design. I started out designing showroom

Floors, then went into Interior Design. I settled for

The custom side of designing. I loved doing window

Treatments and custom bedding. It was so MUCH easier.

It’s not like on HGTV where you have all these people

Walking behind you carrying everything in for you.

I had to actually carry samples in the house all by myself

In HEELS! That’s why I settled on window treatments.

LOL. I now work out of my home and love it. I always

Worked out of my home but was always in my car

Running to appointments, so working out of my home

Is nice. However, I wish I was retired! HEEHEE

Here is my made of version of the chicken Acapulco:

Boneless chicken breast

Rotel or salsa

Sour Cream


Salt, pepper, cumin, and if you like spicy, sprinkle

Some chili powder on it as well.


Sprinkle spices on chicken, add rotel, and cilantro.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Add the sour cream and

Cheese and wallah…A yummo dinner!

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