Monday, March 31, 2008

Yes... I Will Take Those...Thank You!

My mother-in-law was throwing away two of these pots because they were chipping and looking bad. I have been wanting a patio herb garden for a long was my chance. I took them painted them my favorite "Tuscan" color and then took over the small slab of concrete on the side of my house. Voila... a herb garden! (Please pardon the trim around the side door that is on my lovely husbands honey do list.) So many of you ladies have given me inspiration with all of your great finds so I had to try something myself. I thank you, my husband thanks you, and his pocket book thanks you. Paula

Thursday, March 27, 2008

"I'm Sorry...Did I Get Your Name?"

Am I dreaming? Just last night I tucked my daughter into bed and with a big popsicle smile and those chocolate drop eyes she said to me "Mommy can we have a picnic under our oak tree tomorrow?" I kissed that sweet chubby 2 year old cheek and said "of course we can Princess now go to sleep." Now here's where the story gets weird, I wake up this morning and a grown woman greets me with a smile and pours herself a cup of my coffee. (who does she think she is?) I'm standing there in disbelief when this woman asks me for money... "By the way, don't forget, I need $65.00" she says. "Um what for? " I reply. "For college application fees." Ok so now I am giving this stranger money...what gives? "Oh and don't forget we need to pick out graduation announcements" she says. Now this has gone on too long so I ask, "I'm sorry ...did I get your name?" This woman who is very beautiful, I might add says, "Very funny mom, I love you, see ya after school." She leaves. I'm left standing in my very quiet kitchen all alone when suddenly I realize what Kenny Chesney means when he sings "Don't Blink". Tomorrow she will have her Senior pictures taken and I will stand there and smile while I am dying inside, wishing for one more popsicle smile and teddy bear picnic. Paula

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

For The Love Of My Child....

My little dancer entered a photography contest a couple of weeks ago and is now on the campaign trail asking for your votes. (I told her I would help her out) Log on to Dejah Quinn Photography and vote. My little one is no.1 in the 8yrs-12yr catagory. You can only vote once per computer. These little girls are adorable and this photographer is amazing, she will be photographing my oldest daughter Fri. for her Sr. pics. (I am still in denial that I have a child graduating). Thanks for your help bloggers. Enjoy Dejah's site she is such a talent. Paula

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In Need of Some Inspiration....

I am working on decorating a home for someone and have been looking around for something inspiring that I might have pushed in the back of my head somewhere. It is hard when you don't know the person and they really aren't sure what style they want . Not to mention my client's husband told her that their home would "never feel cozy because it is too big." ( it is roughly 10,000 sq.ft.) Yes that is 4 zeros after that 1. So I am up for quite a challenge, thank goodness we are taking this "little" project one room at a time. My client does like the old mixed with the new, and she seems to like arcitechtual pieces as well so I found these pics of my own home and how I incorporated them throughout. I hung the ceiling tin "as is" like a peice of art, in the foyer I created an entry table using old brackets and a wooden top, and the window treatment in my breakfast nook is hung by old door knobs in my favorite finish to which I have no name, it's not rust and not bronze, shall we call it brust? Anyway let me know what you think. Paula

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring...Bring it On!

Maybe it's because I have been meeting myself coming and going, but I have definately had writers block lately. Then spring has started to creep in here and there and the world is new again. We have cut the grasses, cleaned the beds, I've cleaned the house, and washed all the cars so I say come on spring...bring it on, I am ready! After the local greenhouses set out all their flowers I will say goodbye to the inside of my house for about 3 months. WooHoo...I can't wait. This is the spring wreath I made a couple of years ago he has faded a bit and could stand some freshening up but I have grown attached to him and I think I'll keep him around a little longer ( wait am I talking about my wreath or my husband of 19 years...). Here's hoping you all have a day filled with the smells of new grass, the chirping of baby birds and the joy of watching this wonderful world we live in making itself new again. Happy Spring, Paula

Monday, March 10, 2008

What's In a Name?

I am so excited I can hardly stand myself. My camera is on the fritz and my pics are blurry but I had to post anyway. I received a sample of my business cards on Friday and I am in love! My great friends Amy and Mario designed them and I think they are perfect. Why is it only now that I feel "official"? Please tell me what you think. Have a great day, Paula

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Oliver's at The Market

The Market where Oliver's is located will be hosting a "Spring Open House" on Friday, March 14th from 9:00p.m. there will be appetizers, refreshments, and drawings for free goodies. I just re-stocked and more goodies are on the way. For those of you near Oklahoma City, it will be a great opportunity to shop from 100+ home decor retailers all under one roof. Trust me everyone has their boutique decked out in it's finest and spring has definately sprung here in Oklahoma. Hope to see you there. Paula