Sunday, September 22, 2019

Book Signing

Hello Sweet Friends.

Hope your weekend has been fabulous.

We took a drive to Michigan and The Found Cottage.  
Liz Marie Galvan from the Cozy White Cottage and part owner of The Found Cottage wrote a book. 

Liz is here with her sweet hubby Jose and sweet little son sharing a look at her new book.

 Today was her book signing and I excited to get  a copy signed.  

Liz and I at her book signing.  Liz remembered me and my blog. 
She could not be more gracious, warm and kind. 
Loved having some time with her today at this special event.

This is a picture of her beautiful farmhouse.

Her book is loaded with pics of her swoon worthy farmhouse and great tips on decorating in white cottage style.

Ahhhh her dreamy kitchen!

This is one of the pictures in her book.  Notice the sign above her bed.  This is the sign I recently bought from her in the shop. 
Now that sweet sign hangs over my bed.

Liz just recently signed on with Walmart to have curated items to buy.

If you have not gotten a copy of Liz's new book you might want to visit the many places you can purchase this book on line.  

Amazon, Target, Walmart and Barnes and Noble just to name a few.

I loved being at the book signing today and visiting all the cute shops in that area.

Have a great start to the new week.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fall Decor ????

Hello Blogging Friends.

Hope the week is going good and the weekend will be even better.

I really truly want to start some fall decor but we have been hanging onto summer here in Illinois.

As you can see my front flowers and window boxes are still going strong. 
Those two white fall boxes sitting there are to replace summer. 
Nope not yet.

These new flower boxes are stuffed with Fall.

As you can see these are still overflowing the flower boxes and I do not have the heart to take them down.

I may do a switch a roo this weekend and take these down and put them on the stoop and put up my fall boxes.   

Even my Hosta's are starting to bloom again.

The look on my garden bird bath angel seems confused too!

I did start a little fall decor in the kitchen.

Buddy came in to supervise!

I found this cute plate at Home Goods.

Some Fall decor but not much outside yet.

I need to get out my witch and pumpkins to do a vignette on my coffee table too.

Hope all of you are enjoying getting out your fall decor.

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New Drapes & Old Door Re Love

I finally got my new drapes that match my bedspread.

We found this old door on our Michigan trip.  Terry added a mirror where the window would be.

Full of chippiness!

Wishing all of you a great rest of this week.  

We are having gorgeous weather here in Illinois.  Summer is not letting go.  
I will enjoy all of these summer days as long as Mother Nature will give them to us.  


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Making your blogspot secure.

This weekend I was trying to open a few of your blog posts that came into my email.  
I have Xfinity for my server and email.  

I am finding that blogs that do not have the https// in front of the www. are considered to not be a secure blog spot.  
Xfinity then in turn will not let me open your site  from my email or even in Google.  

There is an easy way to fix this and to have your site secure.

All you have to do is go into your blog and open your basic settings.
When you see this page below scroll down to HTTPS and where it says HTTP redirect click on yes.  
Hopefully then your site will come up as secure to others.

This worked for me to make mine secure.  am no computer wiz or expert when it comes to this stuff. I just want to share what worked for me to become secure.

I do not want to miss anything you guys are blogging about so hope this helps you to check your site and make the site secure.

Have a great start to the new week.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Love and Thank You.

Hello Sweet Blogging Friends.

Just a few little items to post about today here on the blog.

Thirty Eight Years ago today this great guy and I got married.
I found my best friend and the love of my life.

He has blessed my life in so many ways.  Together we had two beautiful daughters.
I am the luckiest girl and love my life with this man.
Happy Anniversary to my friend, life partner and handyman!

Now on to a big thank you.  Cil my friend I have met through blogging is not only a beautiful person but she can SEW!!!! Yes sir she can sew and she creates the most beautiful creations.

I got a shower curtain and had some lace pieces and sent it to her and she came up with this beautiful shower curtain for me.

I love that I had saved all these pieces of lace off of clothing and other items.  Cil then with her creative soul attached them and sewed them beautifully.

Love you Cil.  This is so gorgeous.  The pictures do not do it justice.  Hard to get a good picture in this bathroom with no window or natural light.

 Cil gifted me a beautiful pillow for a House Warming Gift.  She sews but she also does cross stitch.  Thank you sweet friend. I love the curtain and the pillow.

 Hope you have a great rest of the week.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Living Tiny

Could you live Tiny?  
Would you be comfortable with ordering your Tiny Home on

Here are some tiny homes you can actually buy on line.

Let's begin with this cute tiny house.

It is on wheels so you can move it onto a newly bought property lot or you can move it around like a camper.

Has a good size bedroom.

Nicely appointed kitchen.  I love that it has full size appliances.

Lot's of windows for natural light.
Good size shower space in the bathroom.

It has double sinks!!!!

This is another home you can buy on line.  It is a cabin style home.

Great option for vacation or permanent living. 
Get yourself a piece of land for this sweet home to be delivered and ready to move in.

They all seem to have full size appliances and lots of storage.

The Cabin comes with a couple of different options for the kitchen. 
This one is smaller and the above option has the larger area with a bay window.

This is another configuration you can get in your Cabin home.

I love the cute window boxes on this one.
Another tiny house for permanent living or vacation home.
The stairs are for climbing to the loft bedroom but also are used for storage.

This modern tiny home comes with several different fronts and configurations and a garage.

This is one version of living space you can get in this modern home.

Another version of the modern tiny house.

A very nice size bedroom.

Could you live in a Shipping Container?
  This is the new trend in living small.
You can buy a shipping container and then fix it up any way you want or order it with all the furnishings done for you.

Great Master Bedroom in the Shipping Container House.

Lots of windows make these tiny homes feel bigger and lets more natural light in.

The use of beams make the ceiling seem higher in a lot of these homes.

Another home on wheels. 
If you like to move around the country and put roots down for a short time this might be a great way to live.

The shiplap walls and beams make this home feel bigger and brighter.

They have large bathrooms.

Many of the tiny homes have loft type bedroom areas.
So many choices of Tiny Home Styles.

This one has a Key West vibe.

This one is beautiful set up in the hills.

How about a home that is literally on the water!

So do you think you could live in a tiny house? 

 Could you see buying one of these on line and having it delivered to a piece of property you have purchased for a vacation spot? 

These seem to be catching on quickly and a lot of people are opting to go this route to live.  

Many young couples that do not want to be bogged down with a mortgage love this idea.  

People that have a nice piece of property on a lake or in the mountains like these for vacation homes.

People that have a large piece of land with their  home might like this to put on the property for a guest house.

Retires that want to move around in different area's of the country to live for short periods of time might like this option too.

I was amazed that there are so many of these tiny home options that you can buy on line.

I live small and in a tiny house but mine does not have wheels to move!
  I think we will stay put in this house and enjoy our neighbors and community.

Have a great rest of the week.