August 29, 2010

Dear Hydrangea

Dear Hydrangea,
I covet your beauty in my garden and pray for your elegant blooms. My dear Hydrangea how have I offended thee? Do I not do everything you ask of me? Why do you reward my efforts and love with dead twigs and burnt leaves? Does my heartache amuse you? Oh how cruel you are Hydrangea. Oh Hydrangea if you don't straighten up soon I'm afraid Mr.Shovel is gonna dig your @$$ out and you'll find your cruel self riding in the back of the garbage truck so you better find a way to FREAKING BLOOM!!!!

The Keeper of the Garden

August 26, 2010


I've become obsessed with blogging again and it feels fabulous. I need to write, it is a huge part of who I am and it is what I discovered years ago defined me and set me apart from my peers. Recently I have been scouring google for new blogs to follow and added some to my list. Of course they all have some sort of reference or connection to a french theme.

Whether it be in design, baking, living, or fashion, they are all french related.I was not surprisingly captivated and enamored by the blogs that were focused on design. I was both jealous and inspired by these bloggers eye for french design. So much so that I started to feel inadequate and sheepish about my recent posts of my shabby chic inspiration living room creation.

Some of the rooms showcased on these blogs are just simply gorgeous. Then I thought my post pictures probably looked awful to me because I took them on my IPhone, but that wasn't it either. So I have come to the conclusion that the hubby and I need to start going to estate sales,garage sales, and the dreaded Home Goods Store!!! The hubby hates that store because I want EVERYTHING!!

So clean out the trunk honey cause we are going shopping!!! Oh and today's french word of the day was... goodbye [informal] *salut* I will use it in a sentence... My hubby began to cry as he said *salut* to all his hard earned money. *Salut*

August 25, 2010


Bonsoir mon amie!! You know those IPhone commercials that boast "We have an app for that" well guess who found an app for Basic French For Dummies?!?! That's right moi!! They really do have an app for just about everything so now thanks to my Apple IPhone I am learning how to speak french. My goal is to try and learn one new french word a day.

I wanted to share with you my finished shabby chic inspired formal~informal living room. I know I had spoke about it a lot in the past but I finally think I'm finished and wanted to share it with my blog world amie(that means friend in french).

My Table

Couch with new throw pillows and wall painted in French Silver

Display of coffee table

I tried to recreate true french style by incorporating nature into the design of the room by adding seashells, birds, bird cage, flowers, and decorative twigs to the comfortable elegance of the room.

August 24, 2010

What Did You Do This Summer?

Nothing...I did nothing, nothing from my To~Do project list!! No awesome do it yourself for cheap shabby chic project!! With 3 young boys on summer vacation, 1 in preschool and a "let's go do something" hubby it was hard to do anything but have fun. Also we added a new member to our family and his name is Scout. He is the sweetest, cutest, fluffiest little Golden Retriever that God has ever put on this earth. The little boys love him and even Walter our 5 year old Chihuahua likes him!! Scout was my birthday gift from my hubby this year. I wanted to name him Atticus but Scout won in the popular vote.

I also experienced a *Super Awesome for Super Cheap Decorative Find*. I found on Craigslist for $45.00 an antique foot pedal operated *SINGER* sewing machine!!! Which I now proudly display in our family room and make everyone who sets foot in my house Ooooooooo and Aaaaahhhhhhhh over it. Man, woman, or child, no matter, you are going to look at my oh so beautiful antique foot pedal operated *SINGER* sewing machine, listen to my incredibly fascinating story of awesomeness and wish YOU had an antique foot pedal operated *SINGER* sewing machine just like it. You are going to want to run home to your computer to scour the postings on Craigslist for one of your very OWN!!!!! MUAH HA HA HA HA

Oh wow, I went on a little trip there didn't I?!?! It's okay I'm back, I'm focused, *whispering under my breath* on your jealousy of my *SINGER sewing machine. All kidding aside I do clearly love my new piece and am on the hunt for another one.I have wanted one of my very own for about 4 years now. My mother~in~law had promised me that I was to receive hers, which she used as a bedside table once she found a chair to replace it with. Well she found a chair and decided instead of giving me the *SINGER sewing machine like she PROMISED, that she liked the way it looked in her front living room as an end table. Now I'm not sure but I don't think my mother~in~law wants to give me the sewing machine.

Anyway I got tired of waiting and looked on Craigslist one evening and there it was. Now I'm not going to tell my mother~in~law I bought one because well she might actually give me hers one day and I don't want her to think I don't want hers!! Hers is in WAY better condition than mine and to tell you the truth it reminds me of her. It is strong, elegant, and they just don't make them like they used to.