Painting a cement porch.

Happy Friday Sweet Friends.
Hope your week is going well.
Today I wanted to post about how to paint a cement porch.

Shabby Chic Scarecrow

Hello sweet friends.  Thank you for all the sweet wishes for our 39th anniversary.  Wow where has the time gone?

39 years ago and a new shop

Happy Saturday.  39 years ago today I married a wonderful man.  He is my best friend, a wonderful dad to my two girls and a great grandpa "Bop" to my two grandgirls.  We really have built a life we love.

No Sew Kitchen Chair Covers

Hello Everyone.  Hope your Labor Day Weekend was a good one.
I found these Ray Dunn pillows at HomeGoods on the clearance shelf for $10.

Easy Peasy Sweetness

I have something to share with you that is a nice dessert to take to a party, give as a gift or keep and enjoy for yourself.

Fall Decor

Hello Sweet Friends.  Happy September.  
I am a summer girl but I am actually looking forward to Fall temperatures arriving.


Hello Sweet Friends.

Good Friday sweet friends.
It has been unbelievably hot here all week in Illinois.  Today some rain and then a cool down.  We are instore for a nice weekend.  I am so happy to hear that since I am having some girlfriends over for Al Fresco dining out on the deck tomorrow night.

New Kitchen Table and Chairs

Hello sweet friends.
I got my table and chairs done for the kitchen.  Since I no longer have the dining room set I thought this small space in the kitchen might work for a table and chairs.

There's No Place Like Home

Hello Sweet Friends.

I wanted to show you something I found on Etsy to put over my armoire.  It is a long narrow space so was not sure what would look right up there.  

New Slipcovered Chairs

Hello Sweet Friends.

I want to share with you my new slipcovers.

Prayers for a sweet blogging friend.

Covid is Real my friends.

Power Outage and New DIY

Happy Thursday 

We had a wicked storm come through our area on Monday. 80 mile an hour winds and 7 tornadoes in our area. It knocked out our power and 400,000 thousand other homes. As of today still no power with the estimate of maybe tonight before 11 pm.


Hello sweet friends.
I found a new duvet for our bed.  It brings in a little color and pattern to our bedroom.  I like my bedroom to be soft and serene.

Armoire Re Love

Hello Sweet Blog Friends.

I want to show you what we did with that big armoire to make it fit in this tiny house.

What to do with an old Armoire!

I recently found an armoire on FB Marketplace for free.  Yep FREE!!!
I have no business getting a big ole' armoire even if the price is right at FREE!

Prayer Warriors Wanted

Hello Sweet Blogging Friends.  I have a special request today.  Do you believe in the power of prayer?  I do and have actually seen it work.  I need to ask all of you that believe in prayer to please say a prayer for my mom.

New Siding. Garden Flowers. Beverly Hillbillies

Shabby Chic Headboard

Hello sweet friends.  Happy Friday.

A blast from the past!!!

Hello everyone.  Do you ladies and gents remember Tupperware?
 I normally do not do this kind of thing on my blog but I thought I would help my daughter out with having an online Tupperware Party. 

New Cottage Rug and Chairs

Good Monday Morning Sweet Friends.
I have the hardest time finding a rug.  How about you?  
I am hesitant to buy a rug on line for fear it will not be the true color it appears to be on line.  
Then it is such a big hassle to try and return it if it is not right. 
I try to find rugs in places like Home Goods, Target, Pier One where I can see it in person.  
That can be a challenge because of selection.

The feet got me!

Hello sweet friends.  Happy New Week.
I found a couple of treasures that I am reloving into new pretty pieces.  Thought I would show you one I finished and one that is going to be in the works soon.

This drop leaf table is perfect for something I am doing in my living room.  Perfect size and oh my the claw feet on this piece got me!

Mix Tiles

I found a company called Mix Tiles on Facebook that did a great job taking some of my favorite family pictures and putting them on canvas and framing them.  I am not compensated in anyway from this company I just love their product and wanted to share.

New Treasure Found

Hello Sweet Friends.
On my trip to Michigan I found this unique table that I thought would look great under my french window in my kitchen.

It was such a unique piece.  Love the old floor grate they put in the middle of the table.


The new roof is being put up today.  Oh boy! the old roof taken off and all the under stuff being replaced.  Lots of pounding and sawing going on.

Vintage Goods

Hello Everyone.  Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend.  
This summer is going way too fast!
Terry and I took a drive to Michigan up along the lake on Friday.  We visited some of my shops I love.  
There is one shop in Three Oaks Michigan that I absolutely love.

Vintage Goods is owned by my friend Diane.  It is a fabulous shop filled with lots of Vintage Goods!!

Happy 4th

Hello Everyone. 

When I was growing up the 4th of July meant a family reunion at the house of my grandmother's sister on the lake in Michigan.  I remember that being such a fun time.

When we lived in Junk Chic Cottage #2 it was in a lake town and I decorated one of my guest rooms in a lake theme.  Thought I would take you down memory lane of that sweet guest room decor.

Excuse some of the picture quality.  These pics were taken in 2012 before Pic Monkey and better cameras!

Some of you that have followed my blog from early on might remember little Midge my sock monkey.  She was a permanent guest in my lake guest room.

Of course Midge would have her boyfriend up to the lake cottage for a little fishing.

Midge always made sure my guests followed all the cottage rules during their stay.

I love seeing the climbing roses growing up around my birdhouse posts and my pretty angel.

The front flowers are filling in beautifully and it is only July. 

The colors are just beautiful this year.  

Wishing all of you a Happy 4th.

Hello Sweet Friends.
Let's begin with cheers to a beautiful new week.

Bloom and Blossom

Hello Everyone.
Yay almost the weekend!
I wanted to show you these sweet pillows that a sweet friend gifted me.  She got them at Hallmark and I just love them.

She Shed Living

Happy New Week Sweet Friend.
I wanted to share a little news with all of you.

Two very talented ladies Erika and Sabrina have published a book and each year publish a calendar of very unique and beautiful She Sheds.
This is their IG spot if you would like to visit and see some of the amazing she sheds.  Click Here.

New in the Garden

Hello Everyone.
I have a few new things added to the garden to show you today.  I love to enhance my flowers with old chippy vintage pieces throughout the garden.  Brings whimsy and character to the garden.

This is my newest old chippy awesome birdhouse I have added to the garden.  It is made out of old salvage pieces.  The green almost is the same color as my house.  I also added this sweet angel to the post.

Let's Go Shopping

So it was glorious weather on Friday.  
A soft summer breeze kind of day.  
Terry took a well deserved day off of work and we decided to take a ride to Michigan.  
Michigan is a little further ahead of opening up than we are in Illinois.
That meant my shops would be open as long as you wore a mask and keep social distancing.
So off we went.

Junk Makes The Soul Happy

Hello and Happy Friday everyone.  
I was approached by a sweet blogger named Lora from her blog called Junk Makes The Soul Happy.  

Early June Flowers

Hello Everyone.  
Thought I would share my early June flowers.  It has been less than a month and I am already seeing my flowers double in size.

My iron planter flowers were barely over the edge of this planter a month ago and now they are down the front and heading towards the ground.  I know by July these will fill in and you will not even see the iron on the planter.

Only Time

I felt this beautiful song by Enya was most appropriate to listen  and calm your mind and heart.  Since we are all wondering where the road is going to take us.  Please play the song as you scroll through the post.

Blooming Peonies

Hello sweet blogging friends.  
I was out watering today and was in need to see something to make me smile and feel happy.  
I found it.
My peonies are beginning to bloom.  Yes! something beautiful that gives us all hope of a better tomorrow.

Roses are Red

Roses are red well... Maybe yellow and white and pink.
I am going to show you some of my roses I planted in place of some bushes we moved from the front of the house.

Summer She Shed

Happy New Week Everyone.
I worked on my she shed this weekend.  
Oh boy it was a challenge with no shops or stores open to find cute accessories.  
Had to shop my house a little bit to decorate.  
With downsizing with the purchase of this smaller home I did not have a lot of things in storage or around the house to work with for decor.  
I gave it a good shot but it will be a work in progress.  
When the shops and Home stores return I hope I can find cute decor to add.

My flowers are starting to fill in nicely.  Lots of rain lately for them.  I got my lounger ready for me to relax and get some sunshine.

Beginning Summer Flowers

Hello Sweet Friends.  Happy Friday.
It is finally beginning to look like Spring in Illinois.  
Planting and getting flowers going is underway.
Thought I would show you the beginning flowers and hopefully in about a month or so can show you the progress and how big and filled in the flowers will be.

Hung the flower shoppe sign on the she shed.

Garden Bike

This weekend I was finishing up all the planting of annuals and perennials.  
Lots of work but if everything takes by the middle of the summer it should be looking very pretty.
I did work on my garden bike.  
It is a work in progress but I think it is coming out cute.  

My old schwinn has been dressed up with sweet pink petunias.  I am surrounding the bike with some pretty hydrangeas and pink begonias.  We are waiting to put mulch into the beds as soon as all the planting is done.
We attached the bike to the fencing to keep it from falling.  The petunias are attached to the fender piece on the bike.  Happy plus is you cannot tell this bike was missing it's seat.  The flowers make a great camouflage. 
I filled in the vintage bike basket with some old books and a pretty garden hat a friend made me for my birthday back in April.

I will try to remember to bring in the books with the threat of rain.
Wishing you a great start to the new week.
We were working on the she shed this weekend too.
Hope to have that to show you soon.


Love Your Creativity Link Party #45

All about Home Party

Garden Tours

Finally the weather is warmer and I have begun planting flowers in between rainy times.  
Hope to show you all the new garden flowers soon.  
In the meantime I thought it would be fun to stroll down memory lane of a few of my past garden flowers.  

Flowers and Past Lounge Chairs

I cannot wait to get my garden flowers going like these from past summers.

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful friends.  It will certainly be a different kind of Mother's Day for all of us this year. May you enjoy this special day.

Vintage Garden Bike

Hello and Happy Friday.
Today I am going to show you a Vintage Schwinn bike I found on FaceBook MarketPlace.   I plan on putting it in my garden by the she shed.  
I am also going to show you some of my vintage garden  bikes from the past.

Garden Shed Weekend

I was able to work a little bit this weekend on the soon to be 
She Shed/Garden Shed.

This and That

Hello Everyone.
Just a few this and that's for you today.

She Shed Door

The She Shed is starting to get some work done.