Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Daily Happenings And More Shopping Deals!

Hello all! How is everyone enjoying their summer? Ours has been very pleasant. Hot, but pleasant. :)

I've gotten several requests to post a pic of myself so people can connect a name with a face. I'm usually pretty shy when it comes to posting selfies, but I did put this one one Instagram the other day, so I guess I may as well share it here too. I know, I's not technically a real selfie because I'm still wearing sunglasses, but this is probably as good as it's going to get for now. Lol! Oh, and just ignore the messy hair. My windows were down. :)

My whole point in posting it was because I'd stepped WAY out of my comfort zone that day. You see...I wore RED lipstick! I usually stick to neutral tones in my makeup, but I went a little wild this day. And you know what??? I liked it! Lol!

Okay, okay, enough of that business. :) Little Miss Holly Cat recently got a new pad. She loves it! It has dual scratching posts on it. The one you can see on this side is made of rope and the one on the other side is made of carpet. So far, she totally prefers the rope. ;) I like that it's hidden behind the sofa and she likes the view out the window. Everyone wins! :)

petsmart scratching post and perch

If you follow on Instagram, you've already seen all these pics, but I wanted to share them here too. This is some esperanza I brought in the other day. Love all the yellow blooms!

Then of course I had to bring in some crepe myrtles...

osage crepe myrtles

I made this collage the other day of a few things that are blooming in the backyard right now. Plumbago, crepes, and a shrimp plant. 

shrimp plant

After seeing all the pretty buntings in everyone's 4th of July decor, I was bound and determined to find some of my own. :) I found these at Hob Lob on clearance for $3.40! I grabbed up three and can't wait for an opportunity to hang them!

bunting flags for front of house

And here's one more spectacular deal I posted about on Instagram...I got these two baskets at Kohl's for a total price of...$4.50!!! Yes, BOTH of these were a total of four dollars and fifty cents! They were on sale for 50% off, plus I had a $10 coupon, a $5 coupon, and a 15% off coupon. I did pretty well, yes? :)

burlap baskets

Here's a little sneak peek of my kitchen table makeover. I decided at the last minute to sand down the top and re-stain it and paint the rest of it white. This is a before pic on the left and an after pic on the right...

I was having a hard time deciding what to do with it because it kind of blended right into the wood floor before. Thankfully, my bloggy friend Kelly helped me out in deciding which parts to paint/stain. Now it's much lighter and brighter and really stands out against the wood floor. Thank you Kelly!! :) I'll post a full tutorial explaining the painting/sanding/staining process soon. 

Well, that's all the happenings for now. What have y'all been up to this summer?



  1. I just left you a comment, but I didn't get the usual message telling me that it will be published after it's approved. So, this is a test to see if you got it.

  2. I knew you were beautiful... :-) I love those baskets!!!!! What a deal!!! Can't wait to see your table. Looks great already.

    Have a blessed and restful night...

    1. You are too sweet, my friend! Thank you!! I think I just had really good lighting that day. :) I still can't believe how inexpensive those baskets were!! I love to stumble upon a great deal like that. Enjoy your evening!

  3. Now take that pretty picture and stick it over on the sidebar. :)

    I don't like to have my pictures taken much either.

  4. You are gorgeous!

    I love your kitchen table makeover. Excellent stain color choice. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole table!

  5. Great pic!!!!! And I remember your painted/stained table and chairs, too. Your flowers are beautiful ....don't know why I've never thought of bringing crape myrtle blooms indoors. I'm going g to do that! Thanks!! :)

    1. Thanks! I love to bring my crepe myrtles inside, but they start shedding after only an hour or two. Wish they lasted a little longer. They sure are pretty though! :)

  6. Ok, let me try this again. LOL! I wanted to let you know how much I love your kitchen table and chairs makeover. It looks so pretty. I also loved getting to see your pretty face! You shouldn't be shy about hiding your face. It's worth showing! However, I am too. That's why I don't plaster myself everywhere. I'm very critical of my picture. So glad that I was able to give you advice. Although you don't need it. You know what you're doing.

  7. This is a good picture of you!! I used to wear red lipstick, back in the 90's. Anything darker than neutral, my girls are horrified! They think you shouldn't be able to "see" makeup. Hmmmm...

    Love the flowers. The plumbago is so pretty and I'm pretty sure we can't grow it here. I feel like I'm in a foreign country sometimes when I read about flowers on various blogs all over the country!

    I'm dying to see your table! I think it's going to be beautiful. Kelly is a very smart cookie! :)

    Jane xx

  8. Hi Lisa, love our crepe myrtles. I have one near my garage out back from my home. Mint am I doing this summer, I am moving, so I am really busy now with home hunting, have a great weekend,

  9. I want to go shopping with you! Love your taste and I'm sure we'd find amazing deals!!! I'm totally with you, Lisa! I'm usually behind the camera! I much prefer it that way ;) Love your decor!!!
    Kendra @

    1. We'd have a ball shopping together, I just know it! We could scour the city finding all kinds of goodies. :) I totally prefer to be the one behind the camera too. I've never liked having my picture taken. :) I love your decor too and it's so much fun following you on Instagram!!

  10. Thanks for posting the picture. You are so pretty. It is nice to put a face to a name. Holly looks like she is really enjoying her new place to sit and look out the window. Your flowers are so colorful and look great in your home and garden. I love getting bargains and you got some good ones. I am looking forward to seeing your kitchen table. It looks great from the picture. Thanks for sharing with us

    1. Thank you, Kim! You're so sweet! Holly pretty much doesn't move from her new spot all day long. :) I'll share the kitchen table soon. It turned out even better than I thought. :) I honestly can't stop stray painting things. Lol!

  11. You are one gorgeous lady girl, you should put your picture for the world to see!!!!!


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