Monday, April 30, 2012

Decorate, Design and Fight With Blogger

It's been a while since I've posted any photos or blogged about what I've been up to. Half the trouble is trying to get used to this new blogger format that continues to back up and bog down my computer.  Sometimes the pages take so long to download and update, I just give up and walk away.  I don't know about the rest of you but I've got better things to do than sit at our computer tapping my fingers waiting for pages to load.

Getting back to what I've been up to, it's decorating 101 on our second floor.  I've pretty much completed our 6-year-old daughter's bedroom (photos are HERE) and I've been working on the master bedroom, ensuite bath and main bathroom.

Every home has it's decorating challenges and ours is no different.  When we renovated our second floor, we were restricted by the Heritage Society (our home was built in 1891, well before indoor plumbing) so we had to live with the existing windows where they were.  That left two large windows on one side of our main bathroom and a long narrow window next to the toilet on another wall.


This bathroom used to be a corner bedroom which is why there are so many windows. Privacy?  What privacy.

These two large windows over our bathtub are about 40 feet away from the windows of our neighbor's house.

So far I've chosen the fabric for the drapes and pretty much narrowed down my choices of privacy options by the tub to a sheer white custom roller shade that will stay down most of the time.  Overall, I think it will look great and offer round-the-clock privacy.  I'm just waiting for the 50% off sale that's coming up at my favorite fabric store before putting in my custom shade order.


In the meantime, this is the fabric I've chosen for the drapes.

I chose this vibrant indoor/outdoor fabric that will easily handle the splashes from our tub and the extra moisture created by the separate glass shower.  I've also got a neat cost-saving project on the go to replace the fabric on an inexpensive ($25 because it was 1/2 price!) ready-made roller shade with this same drapery material. This roller shade will go in the window beside the toilet and offer all the privacy needed on that side of the bathroom while adding lots of color.

So far I'm loving the bright colors but stay tuned for a peek at the incredible custom cabinet my dad built for this bathroom.  It's awesome!!
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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Showcase Giveaway Linky


The Sunday Showcase
Hosted by
Me, Tammy and Melissa!!!
Check Out Our Giveaways
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Sorry Everyone, for some reason the Linky isn't working today, hope to have it sorted shortly
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday Connect Cafe Media Hop!


WELCOME TO THE NEW
THURSDAY CONNECT CAFE MEDIA HOP
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and
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Think AVON This Mother's Day!

Have you done your shopping for Mother's Day?  Whether you are looking for fragrance, jewels, fun or fashion...Avon has the perfect gift.

At Julie's Online Avon Store,  NEW CUSTOMERS can use REPFLYER or FIRSTREP for Free Shipping (no minimum).  Simply visit Julie's Avon Online Store.  Click on the "Shop Now" tab (upper left) and enter the item numbers in the search box to find them quickly.


There are some amazing deals to take advantage of for that special Mother's Day Gift or everyday:

*Dragonfly Dance Necklace - Item #268-638 $4.99 (reg $14.99)
*Haiku Body Powder & Perfumed Skin Softener Set - item #090-450 $3.99 ($11.25)
*Naturals Pomegranate & Mango 5 = Piece Bath & Body Set - Item #436-151 $9.99 (reg $34)
*Milla Earring & Necklace Gift Set - Item #538-459 $5.99 (reg $19.99) SAVE 70%!

Please be sure to stay in touch with Julie for all her Beauty Tips and Avon Deals. Follow her on Facebook and visit her Blog too.  Her next Giveaway is coming soon!
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Is It Just Blogger Or What?!

Seriously, it's been so frustrating trying to post on here lately I've just about given up.  It not only takes ages for my blog page to download, when the page finally does open, part of it is missing.


I've not been able to spend a lot of time on here lately so all these changes came as a surprise to me.  Is this supposed to be an improved "blogger"??  If it is, I'm not liking it at all.  I have to search and search to do the most basic change or update and I'm still having trouble getting my posts to publish on time.


Is anyone else out here having problems??  Do you like the changes??
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Sunday, April 22, 2012


The Sunday Showcase
Hosted by
Me, Tammy and Melissa!!!
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Aloha Friday - Oprah Life Class Edition!


Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani in beautiful Hawaii at An Island Life where Friday is the day to take it easy while anticipating the coming weekend. Today I'm going to link up, take it easy and ask a question.

Are you following Oprah's Life Class on OWN???  If so, what have you learned?



So far one of my favorite quotes was from Bishop TD Jakes who said "You can't expect GALLON love  from PINT size people"  This is going to make my disfunctional family must easier to deal with Lol!
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday Connect Cafe GOOGLE+ Media Hop!

WELCOME TO THE NEW
THURSDAY CONNECT CAFE MEDIA HOP
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and



Menopausal New mom

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Is In The Air At Costume Discounters

With Spring in the air, what better way to celebrate the warmer temperatures than with a brand new costume for my 6-year-old daughter who just loves to play dress-up!

She's been learning about butterflies, ladybugs and honey bees at kindergarten and was so excited when we found this sweet little number at Costume Discounters (and on sale!).

Child Little Honey Bee Costume

Costume Discounters had this packaged and at our door in only a week and what an adorable costume it is.  I was so impressed with its quality and how well made it is.  And Costume Discounters has thought of everything.  This sweet ensemble even included the black and yellow striped glovelettes, a pair of over-sized yellow framed sunglasses and a fancy antenna headband.  They have put the entire look together for us in one easy-to-store package.

My daughter loves to dress up so costumes are a big hit at our house all year long. If you know a little girl who loves to dress up, check out the fabulous selection of discounted girls costumes at Costume Discounters.  After all, who doesn't love to save money!!
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Aloha Friday - Do You Believe?


Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani in beautiful Hawaii at An Island Life where Friday is the day to take it easy while anticipating the coming weekend. Today I'm going to link up, take it easy and ask a question.

Earlier, I wrote a blog post about one of many weird experiences I've had in our old Historic Home (built in 1897).  In addition to that, I've smelled aftershave, cigarette smoke and perfume at different times when I was the only one at home.


So today my question is, have you experienced anything that could be considered paranormal?

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday Connect Cafe GOOGLE+ Media Hop!

WELCOME TO THE NEW
THURSDAY CONNECT CAFE MEDIA HOP
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and
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Please Follow All Three Of Us On
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Body Wrap Bride Shapewear GIVEAWAY with Review ENDED

Winner is Jessica A

Those fabulous gals at Body Wrap  just continue to bring us the most beautiful, perfectly designed shapewear so we can look and feel our best no matter what the occasion.  And I can't think of a more important occasion than a wedding or prom.

Yes, coming soon is Body Wrap Bride from Body Wrap, an entire line of super sexy shapewear perfect for the bride, bridal party or prom.

Comes in white or ivory!!

Just look at this beautiful
 Seamless High-Waist Long-Leg Panty
I was sent to review!

It's perfect under skirts, dresses or pants and features a nice high waistline to smooth and flatten the tummy using a special fabric tension that will eliminate bulges.  Not only that, it slenderizes the waistline while providing lower back support which is great for anyone who has to stand for long periods of time. (or dance at a wedding or prom!)

The support then continues down along the outside of the thighs and hips and wraps around to lift and shape the derriere.  Best of all, it's designed WITHOUT seams so it's invisible under clothing. It's made from a blend of Polyamide and Elastane so it's easy to care for. Just toss it in the washer, lay it flat to dry and within a few hours, it's ready to wear.

Body Wrap offers
Comfortable, Natural and Beautiful Support
with a Smoothing and Slimming Effect
Check Out This Brand New Line
from

And if by chance Body Wrap Bride isn't for you, Body Wrap have something for everyone with their Sheer Iridesscent , Body Wrap RegularBody Wrap Lites,  and even a section of Body Wrap Full Figures.  Don't know where to start?  Learn how Body Wrap Works HERE.

Is it any wonder Body Wrap shapers have been featured in so many magazines? They have been spotted in Glamour, Style Journal, Emporium, Shape Magazine, LOU LOU, Simply Her, Cleo, Her World, US Weekly and Cosmopolitan Bride just to name a very few.  And even in the beauty section of Today's Parents!

With Free Shipping to the USA and Canada
You Can Find Your Perfect Shapewear

And Now You Can Enter for the Chance to Win
a
Seamless High-Waist, Long-Leg Panty
from 
Right Here!

Here's How:

Like Body Wrap on facebook (3 entries/comments)
Follow Body Wrap on twitter (3 entries/comments)
Tweet this Giveaway with Link up to 6 times per day
(but not in same hour)
(2 entries/comments per tweet!)
Subscribe to the Body Wrap Blog (2 entries/comments)
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Follow Me On GOOGLE+ (3 entries/comments)
Subscribe to my Blog (must activate) via Email (2 entries/comments)
Enter any of my Other Current Giveaways (2 entries/comments per)
Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (5 entries/comments)

Be sure to leave one comment for each of your entries.  Giveaway begins now and ends May 7th at 9:00 pm EST. Giveaway is open to residents of USA and Canada Only.  Good Luck!
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Disclosure:  I  received a Body Wrap Bride High Waist Long Leg Panty before writing this review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.  I am not responsible for mailing out the prize. The winner will have 3 days to respond once they have been contacted. I will then forward their information to the lovely ladies at Body Wrap who will contact them.