Thursday, October 31, 2013


Hello, there!
I hope your week is going well.

Before I continue with this post, I want to wish you all a very, very

Hope you have lots of fun today. Don't eat too much candy! :)

Been really busy around here trying to finish some projects and still keep up with every day life.
 One of those projects is to remake my outdoor curtains.
As soon as the back porch got a new coat of paint, the old curtains didn't look so good anymore.
It has been over five years since I made them, so I guess I got my money's worth.

Once again I purchased all the drop cloth I will need for eight panels, but this time around I am making them a little different. I decided to use grommets. 
I bought the grommets in bronze finish since the rods we already had up there are that same color. 

When I first made them I used rings to hang them and although I really like the way they look, 
it proved to be a real pain.
You see, we live in a corner lot with not many buildings around us, so when that wind gets to blowing, it kept pulling the clip rings right off the curtains.
Not fun!

So I did a little research and found some great inspiration pictures from Pottery Barn.

So I have all my supplies ready and I am going to give it a try.
Never installed grommets in my life, so I hope this works. Wish me luck! :) I will keep you posted.

I will be back tomorrow with the most viewed links of this week Tuesdays at Our Home.
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Do you love to read?
I think reading has been one of my passions since I was very little.
I have been collecting books for years and still have boxes put away, you see I can't get rid of any of them, it would be like giving away my children. :)

I always dreamed of having a home library, but reality was that we never lived in a house big enough, or with enough rooms to make it happen.

Until we built this home!
Every model home we looked at was beautiful, but what I was really looking for was enough space to have a home library. This house had that space!
It was supposed to be the fifth bedroom, so we asked the builder not to put in a closet and add double glass doors.

This is my favorite room in the whole house, I like it even better than my craft room! LOL

After we moved in my husband started building the shelves.
This turned out to be a seven months project.

He took his time and built every shelf and little piece of molding.
He did an amazing job with it and I couldn't be anymore pleased.
It is what I always dreamed of having!

I have to say the pictures don't give it justice. It is gorgeous in person.

With today's technology we can get wrapped up on using our electronic devices more and more, don't get me wrong, 
I love my iPad so much!

 But I still think that there is no better feeling in the world than to hold a brand new book in your hands.

I have to tell you I will read anything that comes my way :) but I also have my favorite authors.
I love mystery novels and my favorite books are by Mary Higgins Clark.
But of course, who hasn't read a little Danielle Steel or Nora Roberts. :)

This room also serves as our home office. Here is where I spend a lot of time blogging, on Skype with my family in Spain and visiting all of your blogs.

I am looking at getting some new comfy chairs and a pretty carpet, but for now, I am enjoying it just the way it is.

Thank you all for stopping by and make sure you pick up a good book today. :)
Tuesdays at Our Home is still live. Stop by for a visit if you would like. Lots of beautiful inspiration this week!

See you all soon!

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