Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Day

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and survived the turkey coma. 

This year we had most of our holiday dinner catered because of my back injury though I did
fix a couple of additional dishes that are my families favorites. It was a very casual Thanksgiving
this year, not a single piece of crystal or silver in sight.  

The pool heater wasn't on but the grand kids still went for a swim before dinner.  

Aden didn't seem to mind the cold water at all but it took Sadie a while to get up the courage 
to jump in. 

We had a good time with family and the food was really good. 

You can see here that Sadie really enjoyed it!   LOL

Her preferred diet consists of only five things and turkey is not one of those.  As you can see
by her plate neither are sweet potato casserole, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, ect.... 


Steve and I were blessed this holiday to have my dad, our oldest son,  daughter-in-law and two of our precious grandchildren join us. 

Happy Holidays to you.


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Recovering Roman Shades..No Sew, Just Glue.

I love the tall ceilings in our new home but they have created quite a problem when buying window treatments. You may remember the dilemma I had finding curtains for our bedroom here.   Even the glass doors are all custom sizes and nothing ready made will fit.

The previous owners had custom roman shades installed in the kitchen, though the fabric color just wasn't right for our decor. After getting quotes of $600+ for two shades I knew I had to come up with a DIY solution.

I found a great tutorial on recovering roman shades over at Home Stories A to Z and it is NO SEW! 

The only thing I did differently was to cut and remove the existing burgundy fabric. This way my new fabric was attached to the existing white lining and no worries about the dark fabric showing through.  If you have standard size windows you can also buy new shades pretty inexpensively and recover them in your choice of fabric.

Here is the new look...

View from Living room

The roman shades once looked like this...

Did you notice the old light fixture that came with the house?  It was a happy day when we got the new chandelier hung.  There are still lights waiting to be hung for the guest bath and the foyer. 

I am a sucker for anything damask and I couldn't believe this fabric was at Walmart for $6.99 yd?  I didn't even know they carried drapery weight fabric until I went looking for thread.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you will visit the Open House Blog Hop starting 12/10/14.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cut And Tuck 3 Minute Pumpkins

Are you looking for a quick and easy project for your Thanksgiving table?    There is still time to make these easy, no sew pumpkins.

  Just cut and tuck!

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