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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Just Popping In!

Hello!

Just popping in to wish everyone a Happy Wednesday!

 We took this photo at one of our favorite places to visit...Colonial.


I hope to be back this week with a favorite cookie recipe I discovered last year!
Hoping to have some wonderful photos to share with you because it really is a recipe that you can't go wrong with when you want to make some delicious, soft cookies!


P.S.- Doesn't it almost feel like fall some-days?? I love it!


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Thrift Store Nightstands



Two years ago, we bought a pair of nightstands at one of our favorite thrift stores.
Yep, you read that right...we love to buy our furniture there! 

They weren't in terrible shape, BUT they needed some work.
Once we realized the drawers worked properly, we picked them up and have had them ever since.

When I first got them, I decided to paint them in a gray color by Sherwin Williams called Dorian Gray. I LOVE this color, it's what we have on our bedroom walls, but I wanted something a little lighter.
So I took some sample paint from Sherwin Williams called Nuance, and painted over the gray. Nuance is an off-white with a slight hint of gray. It's beautiful!

Here is how it turned out!










I also added some detail to the front and kept the knobs in their original state since they went perfectly for the nightstand.

Some tips on styling a nightstand:

1. If your lamps don't have enough height (I like to keep ours pretty tall), add some books underneath.
2. Some fresh flowers in a vase always look good in any space, in my opinion. ;)
3. A special picture, or something similar, gives a nice personal touch.
4. Keep it simple!

And there you have it! A quick way to update any piece of furniture- just paint it!


Happy Monday!


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Friday, August 15, 2014

Horse Fun!!

One of our favorite places to visit is Colonial.
There is such great history there and beautiful scenery.
The girls love it!

We decided to do a little photo shoot recently there and got some great pictures.

Picture overload coming right up!






















As if it wasn't obvious enough, the horses are so friendly and just come right up to people that want to stop and say hi. It's such a lovely place and we enjoy it very much.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!