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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


   We have lived in our home for quite a few years and have so many things we would like to do to personalize it.  What am I waiting for??  Now is the time!:D  Don't get me wrong, I love our house, but it's just a bit too "safe" for my liking.  Time to shake things up a bit!
   I opened up this month's Mary Engelbreit magazine and saw some things I would like to duplicate...  Look at this amazing chalkboard with the greenery!  Just think, on the non-winter months you could hang colorful swags!  All you have to do is use chalkboard paint and then make a frame using some decorative trim.  Now to pick the right wall....

   This next picture is perfect for my wash room.  Jeff is going to make a coat rack for me so that I can hang a multitude of items.  Love the idea of hanging a wreath along with the coats.  We just chose the color for the wash room, too.  Spiny Sea Urchin by Martha Stewart.  It is a funky green and I love it!  Joy, the color makes me think of you!

   Isn't this huge wreath amazing??!  I don't know where I would put it in my house, or even where I could buy a wreath this large, but I loved the look of it!

   Simple and elegant.  I have always wanted potted Christmas trees on the front porch.  Just think, you could hang twinkle lights all year long!  Those simple little white lights give me the "warm fuzzies"- Christmas or not.:D  And those gorgeous wreaths...

   Hope you are all having the most wonderful morning!  Take care and don't forget to vote!


Tina Puntigam said...

We have a huge wreath like that. We hang it outside with lights on it. I think we got it from Hobby Lobby. They have so much stuff for the holidays.
Have fun decorating!

Georgia Girl said...

Oh I love the greenery around the chalkboard.So many cool looking things. I might have to copy some of these.

Lindsay-ann said...

I love all those ideas especially the chalkboard. I have not seen that magazine before - I will have to have to look out for it. I am in the same position with our house. So many things I want to do and so little time and money!

Tristan said...

Cute, love the chalkboard!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Lori, I just completed my bracelet buy! Thank you so much for making it! It looks so pretty! I can't post it on my blog, for obvious reasons! LOL! But feel free to post it on yours! A lot of people love paris and might like one similar! I think it turned out fabulous! ...and I love the name you gave it!

I love the wreath on your banner! Did you make that? ...really pretty! The other inspirational pics were great too!

Oh, and the wallpaper removal is NOT going well! I peeled off the first piece....not too bad! But it went downhill fast! LOL! What was I thinking...should have just left it alone! But our bedroom is so bland and cold! I just had to do something! ~Take Care!~ Rhonda :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Rhonda- The wreath on my banner was made by my friend Joy- joyfullness.blogspot.com I am in love with it! You are so welcome on the bracelet! I will mail it to you today!:) I hate to hear about the wallpaper, though.:( UGH! Lori

simple~needs said...

i am loving your blog!!
i am adding you to my blog roll. :)

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I have hooks lining the hallway to hang stuff on....Now looking to do one in our "entry way". I have always wanted to have the Christmas trees line the driveway and on the front porch....But the kids would tear them all down so I'll have to wait a few more years!!
Love the wreath in the header--is it one of Joy's? Beautiful!

Yarni Gras! said...

I have a grapevine garland around my front door that I keep twinkle lights in year round. I just like the way it looks from the street.
I love looking for fun ideas to personalize my home so keep sharing the great ideas!
BTW, I voted! I hope the polls start sliding OUR WAY!

Robin Beck said...

Girl, you are freaking me out!
I saw that chalkboard and thought it would look great in my kitchen... Tim ALREADY made me the coat rack it looks JUST like the one you are showing but it is in my master bathroom!
I love the wreath and have always wanted the trees in the urns by my front door year round... I was looking at the fake ones at Target today but would rather have real!
I do love the wreath Joy made-Such talent that girl has. :)
Fun post!

Sherri said...

I just found your Blog and I've added it to my daily check list! Love the chalkboard idea. I think I'll try that!! Thanks for sharing some wonderful ideas!

AwtemNymf said...

I have my new ME mag too. I'm virtually sitting with you sipping warm cocoa, oohing and aahin over the pages! Isn't that fresh greenery yummy! I like to look at the ads too and look them up online. You find nice thigns in the shops that are advertised in the ME mag.
Enjoy the magazine :O)
Hugs & Faerie Dust!

Sherry said...

Everything looks so pretty, but I really like those doors. They are so beautiful!

Have a great day!

Georgia Girl said...

Ok Lori...I never even knew you and Robin were sisters...Gosh where have I been?