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”

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”

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”

“It Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving…”

“Having a place to go is home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.” Farah Merhi It twas the night before Thanksgiving and we are all in the house. I’m cooking bacon in the oven (trying to prepare Succotash’s, Washington, DC, deviled eggs that has hints of bacon) and WOOFContinue reading ““It Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving…””

Saturday Fun – Closet Organization on a Budget, a Very Low Budget!

“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.“ Roger Crawford THE BEAST I am literally building every single aspect of this dresser. My patience needle is moving towards irritation. Right now, I am feeling the extra cost for assembly pieces is so worth the money. Shoot! Waiting three months to receive furniture fromContinue reading “Saturday Fun – Closet Organization on a Budget, a Very Low Budget!”