Now this is a happy display from Leadville (AKA Bike Town) Colorado. I was immediately in a happy mood after browsing this card selection. I think I will take these words of wisdom right into the weekend.
Happy Friday Everyone! xo
October Is In The Air
A visit to your favorite nursery is always fun in the month of October. Nick’s Nursery is mine in Colorado. It is so festive and set up to celebrate fall. They have something for everyone. Saturday is the kick off for their annual Fall Fest. The flower palace is transformed into a giant pumpkin patch. Take your pick! They are also roasting Hatch green chilis galore. DELICIOUS! I always have room for some Colorado green chile. I love how they transform their pots from summer to fall. Devine!
Happy October everyone. The happiest month of the year! xo
Don’t ya just love light? Take advantage of sunny days by decorating with a disco ball. My hubby thinks I am a little crazy, but I love the mood it sets in the room. Renovating is driving me a little batty so I need some entertainment. This inexpensive little jewel fits the bill. I found mine on Amazon. Everyone is doing it. Happy to be in this club.
Let there be light! xo
I always have a special wall set aside for my fun family. I try to put these special memories in a spot that I will constantly see it. I also call it my gratitude wall. Everytime I walk by it I am reminded how lucky I am. Be Happy! Be Content! When you are displaying your family photos try to incorporate other fun things. My photos are all centered around a wood saying: “Life is Beauty Full”! I also have the number “7” on display representing all of us. Lucky #7! Tango and Coconut will always be a part of our family of 5. You can arrange your photos on the floor, as I did, before you hang them to get an idea of just how you want the wall to look. Once I started, I changed my mind a little on the arrangement and switched the frames around a bit. You can always add other pictures later, which I know that I will.
A picture says a thousand words….xo
Growing Succulents Indoors
Living in renovation mode has really squashed my creativity, so I desired a little project today. Behind all the hanging plastic, dust, and removed ceilings, it is vital for me to feel that a little corner of the house is still mine. I have this pretty metal planter with a variety of moss greenery. It has started to look a little tired. In come my favorite gem, the succulent. With a combination of moss and succulents the pot has found new life. While searching for information on growing succulents inside I came across a great website with valuable information. Of course they will do better outside but it is possible to enjoy indoors. I have the perfect location in front of a bright window in the hallway outside our master bedroom. (they need at least 6 hours of sunlight) The top photo is the finished product. There are a great variety to choose from. The other photos are my outdoor succulents. Check out succulents and sunshine and get planting!
What a great weekend project. xo
Painting the Perfect Stripe
I call this my little french powder room. The sink, toilet and faucet are all from France, and you know how much I love Paris. I painted the room Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore. I originally wanted to wallpaper one wall but decided to try an experiment with stripes. I love it. It is very subtle. To achieve this affect, I bought the same color in a different sheen (matte & semi-gloss). It is very easy to paint a perfect stripe. I will walk you through it, but first here is a couple of before pics of the room.
You can see why some changes were in order. A bathroom should be a little bit of a retreat. A very calming and tranquil room. I wanted to lighten it up. The powder room might be one of the most used bathrooms in the house. Make it special for everyone that enters. I always have towels, lotions, and of course pink roses on hand. I am now on the hunt for a pretty little chandelier, French style. Ooh la la!
Follow this easy tutorial….
I love creating food items that take advantage of the season. Bring on the tomatoes and corn. I get all my veggies at the farmers market. You can change it up anyway you want and add other veggies from your garden. I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite web sites, food52.com.
Serves about 4-5
Happy Weekend! xo
I took a little hiatus from this journal of ideas online, but I am happy to be back. Everyday is a blessing and we have made a lot of changes. I retired from flying and we purchased our dream ranch in the rockies. I will be a full time Ranch Manager. We have A LOT of work to do and I am excited to get started and share our progress along the way. It’s our little slice of heaven and we are calling her: RANCHOS CON VISTAS! A ranch with a view! It will be fun when we have a few horses running around;)
Find your dream job! Do what you LoVE! xo