Backyard Oasis – It’s a Process

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes SWEAT, DETERMINATION and HARD WORK!” Colin Powell Fifteen hundred dollars later for a stone paver walkway and mulch around the patio, which is bargain compared to a quote I received for $3,200. The walkway did not match my vision. After receiving a $750 quote to extendContinue reading “Backyard Oasis – It’s a Process”

Everything is in the Details

“It’s the little things that make life Wonderful!” Anonymous Time to place the finishing touches on my screen porch. OH MY GOODNESS! HomeGoods’ potpourri smells Heavenly! I want my home engulfed in this scent; for now, I will settle for the screen porch and the family room. I am, surprisingly, satisfied with this tablescaping. TheContinue reading “Everything is in the Details”

“You’re Always Happy!”

Happiness is (a) a state of well-being and contentment: joy; (b) a pleasurable or satisfying experience. Merriam-Webster “You’re Always Happy” A colleague said to me, “You’re always happy. How do you do it?” I was surprised and my immediate response was, “I am happy. I have days when I am not feeling 100%. But overall,Continue reading ““You’re Always Happy!””

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade 

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and add a splash of “something something” if you like”. 😋 Me Just Some Hiccups! Target’s Studio McGee Midway chair was a beast to assemble. Everything was going well, until I got to the second chair. Due to the front leg being bent, the frame would not connectContinue reading “Turning Lemons Into Lemonade “

Design on a Dime or Close to It!

“If you love something it will work. That’s the only rule.” Bunny Williams The title of this blog just popped in my head. Moments later, I realized the title is from the HGTV 2013 tv show that was on the air for thirty-one seasons. WOW! Design-on-the-Dime Season 11 episode 2 featured a “Tropical Patio” renovationContinue reading “Design on a Dime or Close to It!”

No More Critters – Deck Remodel

“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.” Paul Coelho So, this is going on! Due to supply delays, my deck and patio project started three months after the contract date; the contractors have been working furiously! 💪🏽 REWINDING – In my quest to create stress-free quality of life and to ensureContinue reading “No More Critters – Deck Remodel”

Mommy Makeover – One Year+ Mark!

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love!” Brene Brown I swear I think the surgeon plumped up the booty. 🍑 😂  The Revitalization of Tree Part 1 and Part 2 This is a follow-up to my mommy makeover blogs, “The Revitalization Part 1 and Part 2“. Yes at 55, I decided toContinue reading “Mommy Makeover – One Year+ Mark!”

2021 Moments in a Flash!

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot” Michael Altshule If you are following me on Instagram, you know I have started 2022 with a BANG! I could not help myself; I had to take a breather and capture my 2021 special moments. My 2021 Moments ♥️ Be Safe Everyone!Continue reading “2021 Moments in a Flash!”

It’s Been a Merry COVID Christmas!

Holiday Mantra: maintain traditions, create memories, and adjust to new environment. ….. to the best of my ability – — Me. YUP, COVID-19 has hit my home! I knew too many people who have contracted COVID and thank God they recovered. Now, my daughter who is vaccinated contracted COVID. Trust me this is not aContinue reading “It’s Been a Merry COVID Christmas!”

My Cozy Guest Room

Houseguests should be regarded as perishables: leave them out too long and they go bad. Erma Bombeck Every morning, I come downstairs to my cozy guest room and I immediately feel at peace. The soft neutrals brings a sense of calmness.  A Faux Pau? Bedside Tables So I am creeping (more like stalking) on SteveContinue reading “My Cozy Guest Room”