Thursday, February 4, 2016

February Red 3

It's that time again, Valentines day is right around the corner and since
I'm soooo not a hearts and flowers kind of girl, I'd much rather celebrate
some of my favorite things in my favorite color,
 

 
 My picks for 2016


My red kitchen stool and red scale



A vintage red truck. I'd drive it every day



 
Red tartan hand bag
So love this!




Red canoes
Perfect for lazy days on the lake!




Vintage red  tool box
I have one like this but bigger

 
 
 
 
 
Red linens
 
 
 
 
Red Christmas stockings
 
 
 
 
My little wooden shoes with red soles
 
 
 
 
Vintage red clocks
 
 
 
 
Old red barns
 
 
 
  
My coffee always tastes better in a red mug
 
 
 
 
Red thermoses - perfect for coffee to go
 

 
 
 
Red kitchen cabinets
 
 
 
 
A vintage red bike
 


Red snow boots
I sure could have used these when we got our 4inches of snow!

 
 
 
Last but not least, here is one of the few heart things I  own and do
pull out to celebrate the month of February.  This is my vintage
 heart planter that  I got from one of the venders in our
 old store.  I love the patina and the gold arrow.
 
 
 
Happy February!
 
 
Till next time........
Rebecca 


This week I'll be partying at:
Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tuesday
Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm
 A Stroll Thru Life
Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style


 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My Perfect Day



The Holidays are over, hope you all had a wonderful time!  Mine was not as good as it could be,  I got back from CA two weeks before Christmas on Saturday, and by Monday I was sicker then a dog! Someone on that plane wa a BAD germ!  Been that way for the last 4 weeks but am finally feeling a lot better!  Enough of that, on to other things! Since I've been feeling better, I've managed to get the Christmas stuff put away and caught up on all my chores.  Now, I'm ready to relax a bit and enjoy!  I haven't blogged over the Holidays, do to the above and trying to get Christmas together so I'm reposting a post I did way back when I first started blogging.

This is my idea o f the  "Perfect Day". 

 
I'm going to get up in the morning and drink this
 





Eat this



(not all of them, silly)!

 
 
 
Lay on this
 
Sofa & Sectional Collections
 
 
 
Cover up with this
 
 
 
  
In front of this
  
Beautiful fireplace...simple mantle decor. Love it... ❤️:
 
 
 
Read this
 
Cottage Journal | 1/2016 Cover
 
 
 
Watch this
 
 
 
 
 
Eat this
 
 
 
(don't think about the calories)! 
 
 
 
After all that, I'll be ready for this
 
 Pattern Primer: Plaids vs. Checks:
 
 How about you, is this anywhere close to your perfect day?
 
 
Till next time........
Rebecca
 
 
This week I'll be partying at:
Thursday
Friday
 
 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Obsession (not dancing with the stars but).....

I haven't done any Christmas posts because I've been in California since the 23rd of November to spend Thanksgiving and help my sister during  her 2nd  knee replacement surgery which she had on December 2nd.  She had the other knee done this time last year, I was out here then too. What that means for me is that I have a lot of Christmas decorating and shopping to do when I get home! I do have my tree up but not decorated and my garland is also up. That's all I was able to get done before I left.  I'm flying home on Saturday, the 12th.  Now, I'm going to tell you about my latest Christmas obsession!  One of my BFs, Marsha, friends since the 7th grade, showed me the dancing elves video she made using  her family members.  I had seen one a few years ago but had forgotten all about them.  I loved it so much, I couldn't make just one, I had to make 3! It seems I can never stop at just one of anything, do I need therapy?  When Marsha was visiting, we had that very discussion about our collecting habits.  Could I have just 1 puppy planter, no.....and I'm not telling how many I have!  Same with my ironstone collection etc.  What does that mean.....well, I think I'm normal.... I'll leave that for you to decide!
 
To get you started, here's a photo of my favorite vintage elves that are from our Christmas's starting back in the 60's

 
In January, if you don't buy them, they disappear.  My plan was to
buy them but I forgot and now they've gone! I'm very sad, but then again,
there's always next year!
 
 Each video is pretty short, so it won't take that long to
watch all three.  The videos according to the web site 
will stay up till January 1st unless you purchase them  
for $1.99 each.
(Be sure to turn up your volume a little for the music and click on the link)
 
 
My Elves decorating the house for Christmas in their own special way
http://elfyourself.com/?mId=66628100.3
 In order of appearance: Josh, Kate, Chris, Aaron (with sunglasses) and Kailyn

My Elves  Partying at the Office
http://elfyourself.com/?mId=66628213.3
In order of appearance: Josh, Kate, Aaron, Kailyn and little Sarah

This is the last one, promise!
It's for all you cat lover's out there. 
It also has special meaning for me, Kate and her family have moved into their new home
where she is now able to have pets and is taking her cat Jenny to live with them!

The 12 Cats of Christmas
http://elfyourself.com/?mId=66628417.3
This one stars: Josh, Kate, Aaron, Kailyn and Sarah

Hope you enjoyed them as much as I do!
 Keep in mind, it's not to late to embarrass your family members
by starring them in your own special dancing elves video!!

http://www.elfyourself.com/

Once I get home, I may not be able to post again till after Christmas
depending on how much time it takes me to get ready for the big day.
I'm really going to try and not to get stressed, just get done what I want,
not worry about the rest and just enjoy the holiday with these 2 cuties! 




Kailyn, 3 and Sarah who turned 1 on December 8th!
Is time going flying by or is it just me?

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Till next time.......
Rebecca

This week I'll be partying with:

Tuesday
Cozy Little House
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
A Stroll Thru Life
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


 

Monday, November 16, 2015

New England Trip - Portsmouth NH

I know it's taking me a long time to show you the photos from my New England trip a year ago last spring, but, better late then never right?  One of my favorite places we visited was Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  It had beautiful homes and a wonderful down town area, lots of shops and restaurants.
One of my sister's favorite shops was the Alex and Ani jewelry shop.  I had never heard of it before so that goes to show how out of the loop I am!  She added to her collection and I bought a bracelet for Kate.  We both could have done a lot of damage there!  Unfortunately I didn't think about taking any photos while we were in there.  We really enjoyed our time in Portsmouth, would highly recommend a visit if you're in the area!  
 Enjoy!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This was one of our favorite restaurants, very funky,
the portions were huge and the food was sooo good!
 
 
 
They had all kinds of crazy things hanging from
the ceiling and on the walls
 

 


 



This is what I had, the omelet and raisin toast were huge
and oh so good! As you can see, I was more interested in
eating then taking a photo!
 



My sister ordered sweet potato fries and got this huge platter
 

 
 
Gorgeous houses on the water
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A lot of the houses in New England are adorned with
wonderful weather vanes, this one was one of
our favorites
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Till next time.......
Rebecca
 
 
 


Monday, November 2, 2015

Fun Tartan Parade

I'm so honored that Alison from The Polo House Blog asked me to be a part of her Tartan Parade!  Tartan and plaid are two of my favorite patterns especially around the holidays.  Here are some of my favorite things made in my favorite pattern!


 

 
I'd love these on my tree


 




I'm not a hot chocolate fan but I would love these for my coffee!












I'm sort of a pillow freak and love every one of these













How cute would these be with a great pair of jeans and a cozy sweater!





 
 
 
I loooove this  for a winter wedding!




The perfect Christmas wreath, so my style!





 
 
I'd have a hard time not wearing this jacket every day! 
 






Tell me, who doesn't love a guy in a plaid shirt and jeans!
(couldn't resist a little eye candy for you ladies)




For those of you who like a little more sophistication in
your man, I've thrown this guy in just for you




 

Well, this is the end of my "Tartan Parade" all wrapped up with a Tartan bow! 
Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did putting it together!

If you love plaid and tartan, please visit Alison at the
for a list of the other bloggers in her fun Tartan Parade!


PS.  Here's a photo of my little Trick or Treaters!

The Princess and her Kitty
 




Till next time......
Rebecca

This week I will be joining these parties:
Monday
Tuesday