Friday, October 20, 2017

Cheesy Rotini

Hello everyone!

I've been doing something new lately that has really helped make my week less stressful.  I've been doing meal planning on the weekend for upcoming dinners.  I plan my meals and check my pantry for ingredients.  Whatever I need, I go to the store and grab them on the weekend and then I'm all set for the week.  I remember doing that when I use to work outside the home, but eventually got away from it.  I must say it feels good to get back to being more organized!  Anyway, here is one of the dinners that I made the other night and I thought I would share it with you.  It's not very difficult and I think it makes a good meal during the Fall. 

You will need these ingredients:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Share Your Style Party #140

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #140. I am Lisa from Feathering My Empty Nest, and I'm so happy to be your host this evening. 


Friday, October 13, 2017

Modern Farmhouse Additions to the Family Room

Hello everyone!

Ever since Fall arrived, I've been adding more warmth to our home with the addition of black and wood tones.  It helps off set all of the white.  I'm liking the modern farmhouse look that it's creating.  Since I have such a neutral color palette throughout my house, it allows me to change up accessories easily.  

The first thing that I did, was to move my white slipcovered chair out of the family room and into the sitting room. That allowed me to  bring in the kubu chairs that were at my kitchen table.   I  replaced them with the ones that were in my sitting room that have a slightly different shape.  Did you follow all of that?  

The slipcovered chair is now in the sitting room with room for an ottoman now.  

Ok, back to the family room.  Then I added more greenery around the fireplace.

 I added more texture to the coffee table with this branch.  I love the look of organic accessories.  

I stacked some weathered wood crates in the corner behind the sofa.

And added textured pillows with black and white fabric to the sofas.

This room is really a mix of French and modern farmhouse styles.  

Back in the sitting room, I filled the corner beside the large grey cabinet with this black and cream fabric container.  I love the texture it adds to the space. 

So, there you have it!  A little bit of modern and French farmhouse all blended together!  I think it works.  

Oh, and guess what happened to me on Wednesday, October 11th?!  If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know this, but I became a grandma!  Well, actually I became a "Mimi".  That's what I hope to be called.  

Meet Addison Jane.  6 lbs 7 oz, 18.5 inches long

So, now you know my life will become a little busier, and hopefully,  happier and fuller!  I look forward to spending a lot of time with her. 

Hope you all have a great weekend!

~ Kelly ~

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Share Your Style Party #139

Hello everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #139!  I am Marie-Hélène from the blog Kingsbury Brook Farm and I will be your host this evening. 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Share Your Style Post #138

Hello everyone and welcome back to another awe inspiring Share Your Style party. This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog

Friday, September 29, 2017

Changes to my Dining Room

Hello everyone!

Have you ever bought something that led to a whole room change?  I did!  I found a pretty church canvas (from Kirklands) that did just that.  I originally intended it for a different area, but you know how it goes.  You get it home and start seeing it in a new light in OTHER areas of your home and then try to decide on the best place for it.  I guess I was drawn to the brown tones in this picture and how it brought out the brown tones in the chairs and chandelier.  So, I placed this picture above the sideboard and a new room was born.  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Share Your Style Party #137

Hello Everyone and welcome to Share Your Style #137.  I’m Carol from The Red Painted Cottage and I’m so happy to be your host this evening.