Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

 Hurricane Sandy did a significant amount of damage to the tri-state area. Thousands of people flooded out of their homes and large power outages throughout the area, this is expected to last for the next week or so! Sadly tragedy was also reported.

 Minimal damage here compared to other areas. In our development we mostly saw down trees and roof shingles blown off.
My next door neighbors house.
 The weeping willow in our backyard.
 The next few pictures are from Fox 5 news.
 I've lived in NY all my life and I've never seen so much damage and devastation caused by a storm!

 After all the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, look what we woke up to this morning!

 Such a large area of the country was affected by Hurricane Sandy, please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.
 Praying your all safe!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is on it's way!!

 Hurricane Sandy is heading our way!! I added a little star to show approximately where we are.

We are expected to get damaging sustained winds of 40 mph gusting to 60 to 70 mph, with major flooding and large area power outages. They already evacuated coastal areas and certain sections of NYC where they are expected to get a tidal surge of 6 to 11 feet!  Schools are already closed for tomorrow.
       Please keep all of those in Sandy's path in your thought and prayers.
                                 Stay safe!


Friday, October 26, 2012

"My Favorite Room"

 Hi Friends,
 I am so happy to be sharing my favorite room over at Savvy Southern Style today!! Thanks Kim!!

I hope you all can stop by for a visit! Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A broken pendent light leads to a quick & inexpensive update

Last weekend the hubby had to take the pendent light down over the kitchen sink and rewire it. 
That got me to thinking!?!
We put these lights in 10 years ago when we moved in. I think they were in need of a little update! So I took the ride to Home Depot with the hubs, and while he went and got what he needed I went and found these new globes. They remind me of milk glass with a white vain in it. It's hard to tell from the pics.
The two pendents and the fixture over the kitchen table all got a new look.
He's the Before...
And the After...

An easy, inexpensive update! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Savvy Southern Style
Elizabeth & Co. 
DIY by Design
Cozy Little House 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Around the Yard

 It was a beautiful fall day here in NY today, sunny and in the low 70's! After I had my morning coffee I grabbed the camera and went for a little walk around our yard to capture these gorgeous colors!
 Wish I captured this next shot last weekend, when the mountains were more colorful.
 Looking across the street towards my neighbors house.
  Hope your all having beautiful fall weather this weekend and enjoying the beautiful scenery!

Cowgirl Up Party 
DIY by Design

Friday, October 19, 2012

~Red Plaid~

 Last week my mom took me out for lunch for my birthday. On the way home we made a quick stop in Pottery Barn. 
 Look at the pretty wool throw she bought for me.
 Love plaid!!  It's so soft and cozy, perfect for the cooler months ahead!
 The colors go great in my sitting room, and I don't have to change the pillows I bought from Ann. 
 Thanks mom I love it!! xoxo
The throw came in this red plaid and a grey plaid. I loved them both!

At The Picket Fence
French Country Cottage


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Black ticking & my first Dash & Albert rug

 The black ticking hand towels from Pottery Barn were a birthday gift from my kids (thanks mom;)  I love them!
I hung the other one over here. Added one of my paper whites that I bought last Christmas from Ballard on the tray.
  And my first Dash & Albert rug. Love it! Thinking of buying a runner for my kitchen now too!!

Now I just have to get the hubby to add the crown molding in here and we're done!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design 
French Country Cottage 
Cowgirl Up Party

Friday, October 12, 2012

Silver & Lavender

I'm in the process of adding a few new things to our powder room and I found this cute silver tray in a local antique shop a few weeks ago. 

 I love the look of tarnished silver, but this is yellowing so I'm going to polish it up.

Added a lavender bunch and one of my little jars. I even filled the jar with all the loose lavender that was at the bottom of the wrapping, wish I had a little more.
Come on back in a few days and I'll show you a few more new things in here.
Thanks so much for stopping by, your sweet comments make my day!

French Country Cottage 
A Dedicated House
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

~White to Black~

 The little shelf in our powder went from being white to black and distressed. It stands out so much more now, against the tan colored walls! It really makes the accessories pop too.
 Love it's new look, don't know why I didn't think to do this sooner!
 Along with it's new look a few new accessories were added too. I've had these bottles in my stash, they came from Hobby Lobby last year.
 Here's a Before&After

 A new look for a little shelf! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

Between Naps on the Porch
A Stroll Thru Life
The Dedicated House
Cozy Little House
Elizabeth & Co.  
No Minimalist Here 
Stone Gable 
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson 
Cowgirl Up Party

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Little Fall Tour

 Happy Weekend Friends!
  My good friend Debbie is hosting a home tour party in the October'fest of Fun parties and I wanted to join in. So I put together a small tour of the rooms I added fall decor too. Kept it very simple this year.
 Welcome, come on in and stay awhile!
 As you walk in the front door this is the first thing that you'll see.
This shot is looking in from my kitchen.
 In the living room I just warmed things up, by changing the pillows...
 and added a little pumpkin and some pinecones to my antique cup and saucer.
 A pumpkin under a cloche in the dining room.
 Last but not least, a few fall touches in the family room.
 Thanks so much for stopping by and taking my little fall tour with me!

 Linking to:

Cowgirl Up Party

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