Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Good Day Friends
Starting Friday we will finally be moving into our new home
Yes... Friday is the day....Finally!
However...I've been moving in my mind for a few week already
You know how it is.....
when you lay down to rest your tried body
and all of sudden your mind starts to work.
Mostly... Ive been dreaming of how I'm going to decorate our home.
I have made some big changes in my dreams.
For as long as I can remember I have had a love for the shabby chic style.
My own creation of shabby chic any way ....
garage sale finds ...
turning "shabby things" FOUND
"chic things" LOVED.
My favorite colors are pink and yellow and anything with flowers.
I think this love has come about though the fact that
I'm the only girl in the home.
Trying to hang on to my identity
as a women in a home full of men.
Any way what I'm trying to get at is ....
This is the second time for me to pack and unpack all my things this year,
and I'm sick of seeing it all.
It seems like just yesterday I was in love with all these Things
Today..... NOT SO MUCH
I'm ready!!
I'm ready to reinvent my style.
To do this I have tried to keep in mind that I'm not the only one
that calls this home.
My first step
1.What makes me the most happy and comfortable?
2. What helps me to feel the most creative and energized?
3. What things do I want to share my space with?
I also asked my DH all these questions as well.
The answer to these questions are Port O'Connor....
Our first Home
Since all that we own will go with us when we retire to POC
I thought why not simplify our home here in Cedar Park
That was pretty easy ...
The hard part is parting with all the beautiful things I have collected
Well not everything goes.
I plan on painting some furniture
and reinventing the purpose of some of our furniture.
Alot of little things will be handed down
to people I love and some will be sold
in order to make money for new things.
Here are a few pictures I found on blogs and web sites
I would like to incorporate some of these ideas in our new style.
I found these pic from all over the web
and never thought that I would be using them
for anything but personal reference.
{ So if any of these pictures belong to you
and I haven't given you credit... please forgive me}

I like the sofa slip covers...
I'll be shopping around for slip covers for our sofas
I think I'll be using this idea in our bed room ....
maybe not as many little shelves as this
but a few above the bed would look nice

I love the window covering!! so simple and inexpensive

I don't have a place for this any where.... But I love it
Donnie needs a place for his office sooo we agreed the only place for it is in the breakfast nook, however he understands that I hate piles of papers and bills in plane view. I think we should find something like this room divider to hide he office mess.
This is from our home in POC

I like the framed mirror, it adds something spacial to a naked area
I think that this would be an easy thing to do in a rent house
with out a lot of money
I want to add blue though out the house
I think it give a beachy feel

I like this but I think its a little to girly for my boys
I want to hang my favorite mirror above the fire place
and use my apothecary jars filled with shells and POC sand
I plan on painting the wall a beachy blue
and carry the blue throw out a few other places in home
Thanks for sharing my day dreams with me
I will keep you up dated with my baby steps
on creating my new style

1 comment:

Kim said...

I love this post! When you get done there, come here. My decorating MOJO really did leave with you so I haven't done anything lately. This has inspired me-to what, I'm not sure-LOL. I'll pray that your move goes smoothly~Loveyoumissyou,Kim