Sunday, June 6, 2010


Since I’ve been a little busy lately {client, baby shower, day job, cleaning up outside mess made by hubby when he did the siding}, I haven’t had much time to do any projects.  I do have a big one coming up after the shower.  I’ll be painting my white front door and sidelights black.  Well, it’s a big project to me.


Meanwhile, so it doesn’t look like I fell off the face of the earth, I thought I’d share some random photos {plus I needed to clear them off my camera card}.  I finally found something I liked for the background of my Welcome print.  That’s done and hanging up now.


I bought an Ektorp slipcover for one of our Ektorp chairs {which I’ve had for about 15 years}.  What a great buy for $29.00!  I decided it made the living room look too crowded so it’s back upstairs in our bedroom’s sitting area.



Finally, some pictures of our backyard, which I’ve been trying to pretty up a bit for the baby shower, as well as for us when we are out there.


I was spray painting our front door lanterns that day.





That’s all I got for now.  Baby Shower is next Saturday!

My Celebration Giveaway is still running!  Ends June 9th!


Decor To Adore said...

Your yard is like a beautiful eden.

Blue Creek Home said...

I still love your living room makeover.
And, what a gorgeous yard you have. I can tell a lot of time and love has gone in to it's creation.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your living room and your garden is GORGEOUS. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Red Door Home said...

Love the gazebo! What a treat it must be to spend time in such lovely surroundings. Your back yard is beautiful.

Leanne said...

Oh, your backyard is beautiful. I would love to have a gazebo. I've been wanting to paint my front door black too. Let me know how it goes. I can't wait to see it. Have a great day.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Your yard is gorgeous Kathy! Love it!

The slipcovered chair is so pretty...I like it in your living room...sorry it was too crowded;)!

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

Thanks for your sweet visits...they mean the world to me!


Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,i love your home so much!! The backyard is so charming,and the gate is to die for.It's just so lovely....Kathy

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Your backyard is gorgeous! That brickwork and the gazebo! I just love it. I'll bet you spend a lot of time out there. Also, can't wait to see your front door after it's painted. I think black is the way to go! Enjoy that baby shower!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Kathy, your backyard is BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW!!!! How fun that'll be to have the baby shower there! I took can't wait to see your front door painted black!! It's going to look fabUlous just as the print does and your living room!!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Kathy~I've got to stop coveting others, green isn't flattering on me, but someday when our tented Gazebo bites the dust I'd love a gazebo like yours. Until then I promise not to wear green if you share more photos of your backyard and soiree.

Sweet wishes,

Controlling My Chaos said...

I love your decor. You have great taste. I get so overwhelmed with decorating. There are so many decisions to make. Yick.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Your living room has really come along. It looks fabulous! Oh, and Kathy, I love your yard and beds. I sooooo want a brick patio and a gazebo would be super-nice too! ;o) Please share more pics of your yard!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Your backyard is fabulous! I love your patio, the gate and that gazebo! Even love your choice of plants and flowers! LOVE IT ALL!!! Good luck with painting the door, I am sure it's going to look great when your done!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your living room makeover has come a long way! Doesn't it feel great to see things coming together?

Be sure to stop by the cottage and join in on the fun at:


Both parties are going on right now, and Ask the Yankee will be starting Monday, June 7th.

Hope to see ya there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Anonymous said...

What a pretty backyard you have Kathy....

Your door will look great painted black...can't wait to see it.

Nice post...

All the best,
Kathy :)

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Your backyard is gorgeous...I have a list item for painting my front door black, as well...but the list is long and this one is not at the top. I hope it makes it to the top before the year is over.

Tammy said...

Kathy~these are such lovely shots of your home. It is just gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing with us a part of you.
have a super week!

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Hi Kathy!
I would just wanna live in your gazebo!
And your living room! What lovely changes!
I especially love the damask chair--warm cozy and inviting--maybe I'd live in that room, too!
I pray you have a wonderfully blessed day with the baby shower!
A baby is such a gift!
I have a red front door, and have actually been pondering painting it black--the original color--I'm gonna wait till I see yours--no pressure ;)
Hugs to you!

Melissa Miller said...

Kathy your home is just beautiful! I didn't realize you had the white slipcovers? They really look pretty and stylish. Gorgeous! :)

Jane said...

You have a gorgeous backyard! I love everything about it. I would have a hard time not spending all of my time out there!

Unknown said...

I like randomness; goes well with goofing off and acting out! hahaha

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hey Kathy~

Your backyard is fabulous! What a wonderful place you have created. Love the gazebo!

Vicki Boster said...

Kathy - what a fabulous blog! Oh my - you are full of wonderful tips and tricks. Your photos are amazing - I am so happy to have met you!

Thank you for posting my nest give away on your blog - you are such a dear to do so! You have such a lovely, lovely blog - I am just proud to see my little nest pictured here for a bit!


Karen said...

Your backyard is gorgeous! Our builder did nothing to our yard except plant grass and give us a tiny patio. I'd love a yard like this.

BTW, we have a black front door and I love it!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Love your slipcovers Kathy. I wish I could have white but with all the furbabies and kids that come in/out of my home [revolving door], white would be a major disaster! You have a gorgeous back yard. Love the gazebo!

I bet you are getting so excited about the baby! I was on pins and needles the last few weeks and am sure I drove everyone around me crazy! I am looking forward to seeing pictures from the shower.

~ Tracy

DesignTies said...

I really enjoyed seeing your photos today, Kathy! And talk about yards... I LUV yours! Love the gazebo, the brick patio, the plantings, the white picket fence... everything!
Hope you're well!!

DesignTies said...

You backyard is so beautiful!! I love your gazebo :-) Your Welcome sign looks great, and I know your front door will look fantastic painted black!! Looking forward to seeing pictures when you're done.


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love the gazebo! I've always wanted one in the middle of my yard! I love black doors and I think yours will look great painted. You've had your chairs 15 years! I have the sofa and I'm very happy with it and all the slipcovers available. I've been looking at the chairs for a few years now. Good to know they still look great after all these years.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gosh, I love your yard. I love the look of pavers being used for patios or driveways and walkways. Just beautiful.

Sonny G said...

Your entry looks wonderful. All your hard work was worth it.. I am so jealous~! I want a gazebo and yours looks great...


Kim said...

Gorgeous backyard Kathy. That gazebo is off the charts! The whole space is such an inviting oasis. I would never go inside!

KimMalk said...

Your yard looks so inviting as does your sitting room. I'm admiring your black/white/yellow palette.

Design Esquire said...

Your backyard is gorgeous!!!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Your living room looks gorgeous and so does your backyard! Who knew you were hiding such a gem from us?

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