Monday, January 23, 2012

It's a Small World After All

This has been my view for the last 6 months:

Pretty boring, huh?  I still get out once a week for Fun Day and have only had to cancel a couple times.  Besides that and going to my parents every couple weeks, I don't get out 

I go grocery shopping about once a month, sometimes I stretch it out more.  I stay pretty 
isolated to protect myself, especially after my bout with pneumonia in November.  

The TV is on almost all day because after a while the silence is deafening.  When there's 
nothing recorded, I rely on Wendy Williams to entertain me.  And sometimes I'll even sit 
through the back to back judge shows that plague daytime TV.

This is where I fold my laundry, take naps, read, edit photos and surf the web.

My last chemotherapy treatment for my ABVD regimen is Wednesday.  Hopefully, the last 
one I'll ever need.  Right now, I don't know what my future holds, but I hope it includes lots of energy and a strong immune system.  

Friday, January 20, 2012

Coming Soon

Over the next few days I will be adding some vintage goodies to my etsy shop.  Here's a sneak peek:

Already listed: here

How cute is this itty bitty guy?

Happy Friday and I hope you have a great weekend!  <3

Friday, January 13, 2012

Quick Little Update

Ella looking fabulous.

Survey from Flower Patch Farmgirl, go check her blog out!

current guilty pleasure:  mind-numbing reality tv
current nail color: Wet n' Wild silver with The Gap silver glitter on top.
current playlist: Breaking Dawn Soundtrack
current read: "The Winner" by David Baldacci
current drink:  home-brewed Starbuck's with Bailey's caramel creamer, yummm
current food: chocolate cake
current favorite show:  The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon A Time
current wish list:  a normal day with lots of energy
current needs:  lunch
current triumphs:  getting through chemo number 11, almost done!
current bane of my existence: steroids+chemo=me feeling like I'm going to jump out of my skin
current celebrity crush:  Ryan Gosling
current indulgence: Urban Decay Naked palette..I got it for Christmas and it is heavenly!  You can do no wrong with this palette.
current blessing: Not having to drive around in the snow.
current outfit: Leopard print PJs with a big white fluffy robe, so sexy.
current excitement:  Vacation in June
current mood: antsy & unsettled, again with the nerves.
current link: pinterest

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Flea Market Style Fireplace Mantel

The tree and Christmas decor is down, and I've got my mantel setup until I switch it up for spring/summer.  I kept it light and airy with a vintage twist to keep it interesting.  I love to hit up garage sales and antique stores for neutral pieces so that I can mix it up throughout the year while still maintaining a cohesive look (and my budget).  The key to decorating with neutrals is to layer different textures and heights.

Josh & I found the mirror propped against a neighbor's trash while taking a walk one day.  We  snagged that bad boy and slapped on a coat of antique white paint.  I am not too proud to take someone else's trash and turn it into my treasure.  Consider it "green".

I got the mercury glass finial in a TJ Maxx clearance aisle for a couple dollars.  The large glass cloche came from Marshall's and is a staple in all of my decor.  The candle in the glass vase came from a boxed set of decor that included a glass pedestal and river rocks.  Not exactly my style together, but I've re-purposed the pieces.  The glass pedestal now lives in my kitchen and holds my salt & pepper and olive oil.

I purchased the vintage style clock from HauteLook with a referral credit that I had saved.  The metal finial came from a thrift store that I used to love, it's since turned a bit junky.  :(

The "dream" sign was a Christmas gift from etsy last year.  I posted about it here.

I found that old little bird at a garage sale for less than a quarter.  He was a little chipped, but I couldn't pass him up.  The mini cloche that is over him came from an estate sale and I think it probably was meant to house a round of brie.  The large hurricane and candle came from my mom's house.  I'm also not too proud to accept a family member's castoff.  ;)

The white chippy candle holder came from a garage sale and the candle is just a cheapo from Walmart.

I don't know who this lady is, but I adopted her frame and all from a garage sale for less than a quarter.  She used to live in my bathroom etagere but I decided she should be displayed on my mantel.

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