Sunday, May 3, 2015

What's In My Closet? {Spring, 2015}

Welcome to another post of

What's In My Closet?

It's May!
And for Indiana, {hopefully}, it's finally Spring!!
We actually had temperatures up in the 70's this past weekend and the forecast is calling for it to get up into the 80's by mid-week. Yeah!!! 
I love warm weather!!! Can you tell?

I recently purchased some spring-to-summer clothing. Just right for those warm, sunny days and cool, breezy evenings.
Hooded, striped sweater - by Sonoma (Kohl"s)
Stretch Jeans - by Faded Glory(Walmart)

Layered tops:
striped navy/white - by Willi Smith (TJ Maxx)
Navy w/white stars - by Wallflower (Kohl's)
Navy canvas shoes - Rue 21

Anchor necklace - purchased at Meijer
Had to add this because I just love anything nautical!

Long-sleeved navy and green peasant top -  by Wallflower (Kohl's)
Navy/white scarf with rope design - JC Penney(purchaed many years ago)

Black capri pants - by Gloria Vanderbuilt: Amanda (Kohl's) 

Black and white peasant top - by Faded Glory(Walmart)

Striped slit-skirt, t-shirt - by No Boundaries (Walmart)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Tea Table

Happy Easter Everyone!!
It’s hard to believe that the Easter season is upon us!! But, I am definitely ready…especially for Spring to arrive!! We’ve had a pretty cold and dreary winter. I had been planning on sharing my Easter tea table setting for a while, but once again, have just not found the time. So, today(the day before Easter Sunday), I decided to have a little tea and some desserts that I purchased at a local bakery
Because (to me) Easter is, first and foremost, about Christ's death on the cross and His ressurection from the grave, I wanted to emphasize this in my theme.

With a little moss covered styrofoam, some rocks and sticks, I made this simple centerpiece. (I first got the idea off of Pinterest, but made some changes to make it quick and simple to put together-about an hour to complete)
 Here is my pastel tablesetting.
Each place setting has a different teacup and matching plates.

 Of course, I always have to share the lake view through my dining room window.

 Today, I am serving three different desserts with my tea. In front- lemon tea cakes; to the left-mini cranberry scones; to the right-peanut butter no-bake cookies.
Tea is being served in a new white "Tl Mulino" teapot, I purchased a T.J. Maxx. I love that it is a large capacity (8 cups) teapot.
 I also have my ceramic Easter bunnies and bird (not shown) back, as well as my egg cups. This year, instead of Easter eggs, I added some small flowers in the egg cups.

May you have a joyous Easter
and a happy Spring!!!

Blessings, Ann
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
Spanish Proverb
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bathroom Remodel...FINISHED!!

I am so thrilled to say that our bathroom remodel is finished!! Yay!!!
We started back in September of 2014. We did almost all of the work ourselves, so it did take awhile, since Ken and I both still have jobs we go to. There were many challenges along the way - old wiring, bad toilet, falling tiles, just to name a few.
Also, having a messy area in or near the bathroom was not easy, but now that it's done, I am going on a full-out "Spring" cleaning!!
If you want to see some "before and during remodel" Pictures go HERE.
Below are pictures of the finished bathroom...
 Everything in the room is brand new!!
 I love our new cabinets above the toilet and laundry basket! 
We used Fasade Faux Metal Panels above.
 Here is the new sink area...double sinks, lights, and mirrors.
 I made this shell display myself. (Purchased the window box at TJ Maxx.)
 Here is a view with the vanity lights turned off and ceiling light on. The ceiling light has a dimmer switch, so when taking a luxurious bath, the lights can be turned down.
This "towel holder" is actually a wine rack...I got this idea on Pinterest and loved it!!
 There is also a place for washcloths on the wall below the cabinets.
I love my seashell rug!!
 The new tile, above the tub. 

I am SO happy with our new bathroom!! Now, we can really enjoy it every day!! 

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
Spanish Proverb

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