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What’s Red, White & Green and Makes Me Happy?


My living room at Christmastime!

It’s been a busy week, but I can officially say that I’ve used ALL of our Christmas decorations this year!  And that’s quite a feat, considering just how much we have!

Last year my health got in the way of doing much decorating, so a sense of triumph fills my heart!

Today I’ll share pictures of my living room.  This is the one place in our house where we all gather and relax in the evenings. Read more

A Vintage Christmas


In an attempt to get ALL my Christmas decorations up this year, I decided to start early.

Last year my health got in the way, but since I’m feeling so much better this year and I’ve learned to pace myself, I know I can accomplish what was my ‘normal’ Christmas celebrating.

This year I want to get back to…

Lots of decorations (my oldest daughter once said ‘it looks like the North Pole threw up at my house’…to which I just laughed).

Lots of Christmas cookies…to give away to neighbors and friends. Read more

You May Want to Get the Garden Hose


Do you like the TV shows that begin with the star in a crazy chase scene and then flash the words…’3 days earlier’…on the screen?

Yeah, me neither.

However…

Picture me standing in the garage amid a puddle of beautiful tangerine orange paint. Read more

Imperfect Organization


For years I have shuffled around the purses I’ve accumulated.

First hanging on a closet rod…to the floor…to the other end of the rod.

Not anymore…

Thanks to Pinterest and it’s amazingly creative crafters, I found the perfect solution.  (OK, in recognition of all the downsizers, yes, I could have sold or donated some, but in my way of thinking…why get rid of a good thing that you’ve already paid for and love!?!

I started with some beautiful reclaimed wood (thanks to my friend Jan).  Then I added some antique and vintage door knobs…and walaaaaa!

OK, so it wasn’t quite that easy, but not too far from it.  There were nails, screws, epoxy glue, power tools…and of course, the purses.

Here are shots of the finished products:

I know, I know…the purse hanger in the first picture is hanging crooked…and if you look really closely you’ll see my errors (it does hang straight…I just didn’t catch it when I took the picture 🙂 ).

Just a reminder of how thankfully imperfect I am.

I LOVE how this project turned out.

What do you think?

Patty O

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Meet Karianne of Thistlewood Farms


This woman…

This Karianne of Thistlewood Farms…

This incredibly creative, zany and funny woman writes one of my favorite blogs.  She talks of ambulance auctions and red lipstick and carriage houses and apple baskets…and best of all junk.

I LOVE her gorgeous home.  I LOVE her gorgeous decorating.  And I LOVE her cute/funny/hilarious writing style.

Anyone who loves junk and decorating with junk has heard of this woman.

And if you haven’t, here…

Let me share my morning smiles, laughter and yes, one of my inspirations with you:

Dear friends, meet Karianne.  Karianne, meet my friends.  Just click here:

I Love Junk and a Linky Party

You’re welcome.

Patty O

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