What I've Pinned....

Check out what I have pinned recently.

Thinking about black doors- Elle Decor

This site has tons of cute girl hairstyles. Now to get my little girl to sit still long enough to get one! LOL!

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Grouping your collections

I have thought a lot about where to put these pieces of inherited art. I tried them in several places in house. All the dancers together and separate. I thought I had tried all the options, until I tried them all together.

The colors and frames don't necessarily go but the subject matter does so I say it works! I think I will go and get some antique gold rub and buff to put all over that more ornate frame to help it go more with the gold accents in the other frames.

 Looking at these pieces reminds me of my grandmother, they were either hers or she painted them. She passed away 10 years ago and being able to look at these every day reminds me a lot of her. I think you should always have something in your home that is maybe a little out of place but brings you a lot of joy!

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What I've Pinned Wednesday...

Time for another edition of what I've pinned Wednesday! 

(I made this for Father's Day, it was SO good!)

This would make a cool accessory, no?

(A great read and love her blog!)

Let me know if you guys like this series...

Found any good pins lately? Come and follow me here.

Have a great Wednesday!
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Amazing Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes!

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend and Father's Day. We start celebrations around here with breakfast and I thought I would share with you this A-M-A-Z-I-N-G  oatmeal buttermilk pancakes. It can also be made gluten free!

Sorry for the poor picture, we ate them so fast I almost forgot to take a picture and had to snag this last one before my husband ate it!

Here is the recipe!

Amazing Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

*requires prep time of a minimum of 2 hours or overnight

2 cups old fashioned oats (pulsed a few times in a food processor)
1/2 cup flour (I used a gluten free flour and it turned out great)
3 tablespoons sugar (or sucanant)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups buttermilk ( I used original unsweetened almond milk with two tablespoons of lemon juice to make my own buttermilk)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted (it says "no substitutes"so I didn't try it with any!)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
oil (for frying) or butter (for frying) (I just used a regular electric skillet and they turned out fine!)

In a large bowl combine the first 6 dry ingredients.
In another smaller bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla until well blended; add to the dry ingredients, whisk until blended (there might be some small lumps that still remain).
Cover and chill for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
In the morning give it a quick stir. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet, and start cooking!

Makes approx 15 pancakes

Try it for breakfast this week! Have a great day!

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What I've pinned Wednesday

I have been thinking of some features I could do maybe weekly on the blog. So I am going to start with this one. What I've Pinned Wednesday...

And as a women I reserve the right to change my mind in the future... LOL

Here are some of my recent pins from Pinterest

And finally this one just for fun. My kids and I loved it!

My favorite is emperor Kuzco or Megara LOL!

Found any good pins lately? Come and follow me here.

Have a great Wednesday!

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Art on a budget

I am sure most of you have heard of this well known secret for art in your home, but for those of you who haven't let me introduce you to Vintage Printables.

You can search for vintage prints, and download for free.

That's right F-R-E-E!

You can then use your art for beautiful things like this

The uses for this are ENDLESS!

Here are some others to try:


Let me know if you used any of these. I would love to see some pictures, email me!
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Entry moodboards

Before I found my entry table that I currently have here I was toying around with a skirted entry table. I thought I would share them with you today.

Using some art I currently have.

This one is my favorite. I was going to fill the frames with black and white pictures from our trip to Spain.

The patterned fabric was going to be painters drop cloth that I was going to stencil a pattern on, unless I found a ready made fabric that I loved. 

The black lantern is actually a future project. I have an ugly brass one currently and it is going to get painted oil rubbed bronze (ORB) to bring it up to date!

I even bought the horse head lamp seen here. I still have it so it may make an appearance somewhere in the house...

Made any changes in your place lately? I'd love to feature them, email me!

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Homegoods Happy!

Who doesn't love Homegoods! I am a bit spoiled because I have one about 5 min away from me, you think I would get there more often!

Here are some items I found on my last trip

The console table reminded me of this one from Kirklands that I had pinned on my entry board. Mine has a cute lip on the top and the shelf.

**** update***
While writing this post I looked on Kirklands again and they are now selling the exact table I purchased! I got it for less of course! :) YEAH!

I plan on adding brass ring pulls to mine. What do you think? Ideally I want a chest of drawers but until I find something that fits the space perfectly this will do.

I also found this large storage ottoman. I brought it home to try out but in the end I thought it made the room go a little country-ish and that is not the direction I am going. So back it went. However both my 5 and 2 year old could fit in it! LOL

Finally I had wanted an aluminum table for a while. I found this oval one! I love the oval shape, you don't see it much!


So that is my latest Homegoods haul. What have you found at Homegoods recently?

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Mood Board Monday: fun family room

Today I am excited to show you the board for Pewter and Sage's Mood Board Monday! Sarah has given us the option between these three chairs

Hard to choose just one right? I chose the one in the middle. Cecilia is her name and she hails from Horchow.

I'm not crazy about the name but I LOVE this chair! It is a classic design and I love the rolled arms and casters on the front feet. Don't get me started on the ikat fabric, swoon....

This chair told me that she is classy but don't take her too seriously, she likes to have fun. So I put her in a fun family room.


*The paint color is Tundra by Benjamin Moore 2133-70 A light gray that reads as a neutral putty color.

*The flooring would be my personal favorite american walnut

*I have always loved this bold Chiang Mai print from Schumacher. I used it loosely for color inspiration and picked up on the blues, greens and a bit of coral in the space.

*Beautiful dark blue Sanela drapes from Ikea

*A Charles of London style sofa from Lee Industries in a lime green fabric.

*Sabine spindle armchair from Pottery Barn upholstered in this great lime green stripe from Calico Corners  paired with a monogram pillow also from Pottery Barn

*Cecilia chair from Horchow

*Peekaboo coffee table from CB2 perfect for adding a touch of modern to this fun room. Stash some baskets underneath from Crate and Barrel

*I love this set of nesting tables in an antique brass finish, topped with a fun owl lamp from West Elm.

*If I was a piece of furniture I might be this beautiful bombe chest from Crate and Barrel. Love those curves! I am using it as a side table. Perfect for stashing away odds and ends.

*I topped it off with this simple industrial looking lamp from Ikea.

*The floor lamp picks up on the other curves we have going on in this space. It's from World Market.

*The other pillows I picked for the space are the gray and ivory geometric (pricey but easy to DIY), A large scale coral ikat from Z Gallerie, and a velvet blue pillow from Crate and Barrel.

*Finally I would either find a vintage Federal Eagle Bullseye Convex mirror in wood or Syroco  (check Ebay) mounted over the sofa with a gallery wall of black and white family photos (and a few graphic prints) in gold, silver and black and white wood frames.

Phew! That was fun!

Please go check out the other entries and have a fabulous Monday!

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