Saturday, September 20, 2008

Link for my new blog I will not be posting to this blog anymore, it has issues that I cannot fix, please visit my new blog . Thanks and Hugs, Kelly

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I Had To Change My Blog!

I am not getting anywhere with whatever I have done to my blog so I created a new one I guess I will have to start over again since I can no longer access the "Layout"button on my original blog. I really don't know what happened but you can't do anything with it without using the layout button. I think from now on I will just keep it simple that is good enough for me, I hope that everyone finds me or I will really miss all my friends! I will be adding everyone back on my fav's as soon as I can. You will still be able to look at all my pictures and previous posts on this blog, I will just have to add new ones to my new blog.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I Have Lost Everything!

Can anyone tell me how to fix what I have done here? I was trying to add a pretty background and they said to set the blog on white minima, I did this by selecting a template. I must not of had a template originally and now it has deleted everything on my sidebar and I can not change the colors of my background, can anyone tell me how to get my original blog back again? Please. I have lost all of my favorite people , I feel so disconnected.

Welcome Fall !!

I know this is my second post today but I have started decorating outside for Fall and I thought I would share some pic of my front porch, if only I could have a little cooler air out here, but a big old glass of iced tea helps to cool ya off and inside I have my butterscotch cookie candle burning so everytime I walk inside it smells like the holidays to get me in the mood.I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Talk soon.

Suggestions Needed Please!

This is the view from my front door looking into my living room and dining room. I added this after I did the pictures below and I don't know how to put it below the other pic's.
I don't like to show pictures of my living room because it just never seems to come together right for me. So I move my huge t.v. cabinet from the wall it's on now to the opposite wall where my fireplace is all the time, these are the only 2 walls that I have in this room. I never like it. I have this massive wall of windows that always seem cold to me. So I need help, does anyone see something that I could do differently in this room, to cozy it up? Should I just get rid of it all and start over? HELP.

Jeff made my fireplace mantel for me and how do you like my fake fire in it, it is also a heater.

This is the dresser I have next to my fireplace, the picture I got at a yardsale for a $1.00, thought it was a good pic for Fall.

This is the shelf above my t.v.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

We Will Never Forget!!

A Day To Remember..........................

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I've been Tagged !

I am so honored to have been tagged by one of my favorite bloggers, none other than Jennifer at Thanks for thinking about me Jennifer! I was looking through the list of beautiful blogs that she picked and almost fell off my chair when I saw my name, actually I had to read it twice!LOL.

If you have been tagged, here is what is requested:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Okay so here we go:
1. I am having a hard time thinking of things about myself, I don't get much time to do this, I could probably tell more weird facts about all the men in my life, they seem to take up most of my time!

2. I was born and raised in Florida, but have always dreamed of living in a cottage in a small town where everyone knows your name.

3. When eating, I don't like my food to touch my lips and I hate my fingers to get dirty, so I have a hard time when eating ribs or corn on the cob, although I do manage to eat it.

4. I constantly change my house around, it drives my family crazy(although secretly I think they like it), I find my boys do the same thing in their bedrooms, that is if I don't beat them to it!

5. I married my highschool sweetheart and we will be celebrating our 21st wedding aniversary on Nov. 14th.

6. I have curly hair and have always wanted it to be straight.

7. Well since my computer is in my laundry room and my buzzer keeps ringing on my dryer it made me think of this~my towels have to be folded a certain way everytime and placed a certain way in my linen closet ALWAYS.
8. I thought of another thing to add, my first job was as a air traffic controller at a small airport in Central Florida.

I guess I'm either boring or an easy person to be with because this was really hard for me to do! Maybe with 1 husband, 3 boys, my Dad and 3 dogs, you don't have much time to think of yourself, you learn to adapt and go with the flow~either that or go nuts! LOL.

Okay my choice of some bloggers that I would love to know more about are:

Becky @
Sue @
Lisa @
Kelly @
Cynthia @
Jen @

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ya'll Come On In!!

Hi everybody!! Well we are getting back to our normal routines here after luckily missing another hurricane. We have been very lucky here in S. FL. and my heart and prayers go out to the places that were not spared from these terrible storms but I can tell you I am breathing a sigh of relief!! This one scared me. Anyways I finally got a picture of my shelf that Jeff put up for me in my garage, this is where most people enter my house, unfortunately. The bench that I put here I had Jeff make for me a few years ago, from a bed, I sprayed it with a color by Rustoleum called Sweet Pea and then recovered the seat cushion. I'm not completely done,I still have some touch ups to do but I think it's looking better.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

My New Project and Pumpkins!

This is my new project, my garage. It looks clean right, well you can't see all the ugliness on the other side. Unfortunatly when you enter my house everyone uses my ugly garage, it's the easiest way to come in. Well I decided I should at least clean up my entrance, I painted this little area and Jeff is making me a shelf with hooks to go along this wall that you see here, he is doing it as I write! God I love him! So this is to be continued........( Oh yeah, see that dresser I found that at a yard sale a while back for $10.00. Don't ya love those kind of finds.)
I was playing last night and put this little display together on my buffet, I love my white pumpkins! I also used some of the china set that I purchased while visiting my Aunt Cynthia last year in N.J., I payed $5.00 for them at a rummage sale and I knew they would be perfect for Fall, the design on them is a burnt orange color with roses of coarse! It seems really quite out there in blogland , can anyone else tell when everyone seems to take a break from blogging or am I the only crazy one that seems to sense this? LOL.I think I may be the only one stuck at home on this holiday weekend! I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One Sweet Lady and Her Beautiful House!

If you haven't visited Becky over on her blog then you should take a trip over there and check out her dream home. They bought this beautiful old victorian home to retire to and they are in the process of restoring it. They are eventually going to have a bed and breakfast in the home and her husband Dave is going to have his fishing guide business there also. When you get a chance stop by and visit her blog. She also has several other blogs that I have listed on my fav's~Lace and Lures and Fresh Gatherings where she has items for sale. I have enjoyed talking with Becky and we will soon have the chance to meet each other, she is also in the Florida area. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cute Stuff!

I just wanted to show everyone some cute banners I purchased at Michael's Craft Store. They are from Martha Stewart and I thought they were so cute and they look vintage. The first one says Happy Halloween and the second one says Give Thanks, it has glittered letters. Don't worry I don't have my decorations for the holiday out yet(Fall yes but not Halloween yet). I just hung them to take a pic for all of you in case you wanted to run out and get yourselves some! Martha has some really cute decorations this year. Hope you like them.
I know everyone probably knows this already but you can click in the pic to enlarge.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A New view!

A view from kitchen into my dining room that is! I don't think I ever took a picture from my kitchen, see my island, Jeff made that for me, I still have to add some appliques to it but I love it and man does it give me lots of room for my junk! I also moved my fireplace into my living room and put my buffet cabinet back in my dining room, it was just looking to crowded to me. Who knows next week the dining room might be in the living room and vise versa!!LOL. Actually I did that a couple of weeks ago and all in the same day moved everything back to where it was. Crazy! I put two pic's on here to show how different the lighting came out and I did them at the same time, oh well, the second one kind of gives it a night time appeal. OOps I just noticed I left a pic on my chair. Don't mind that please. Happy Monday everyone. For those who were checking on my RMS, did you notice I fell off the face of the earth over there, what's up with that? Oh well, it was fun while it lasted! Hugs~Kelly

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Rate My Space!

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great weekend. I put my pictures on Rate My Space and I need votes! I need my friends out there to vote for me, I am having so much fun with it. I am listed under Rose Vine Cottage. I can't get the little widget over here to my blog so I had to do it this way. LOL.I'm not very computer savvy(:

UPDATE: I am just beyond excited that I have made the front page of Rate My Space!!!!! I'm not a bragger but it is such an honor that out of over 47,000 rooms, fancy ones at that , my little cottage kitchen that I have done on a budget, has made it's way to the top!!!! I can't believe it! Thank you to all who came over there to vote for me (;.

Update #2~These people are brutal!!! Sheesh! Ya know the ones that leave the nasty comments over there on RMS are the ones who don't have their rooms up there to share with everyone. It is tough to take the mean comments!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Look What I Just Found!

Rachel Ashwell started her own blog, I was thrilled to visit and here is a link to her blog Thanks Mo @ for letting us know about Rachel's new blog.

Cute Lamps, Hand Painted Tray and Back to School!

Well the kids started school today and my house is soooo quite! Nice but a little sad at the same time, so since I had some time on my hands I thought I would show you these cute lamps I picked up at Homegoods the other day(you can click on the pic to enlarge) they have a rose applique on them and such pretty shades! Perfect size for my fireplace and so romantic at night.
I also bought this tray to put on one of my ottomans. It is hand painted and the colors are just perfect! I hope everyone has a great day and those of us in Fl. whose kids were delayed a few days starting school, thanks to Fay, I hope they have a safe and happy 1st day of school!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Go Away Fay!

This is what it has looked like here all day! Rain, Rain and moooore Rain!
These are the only things that are enjoying tropical storm Fay ! My plants are loving it and my dog Lulu, who thinks she is a Lab, is having a blast, she loves the water and my husband looks like he's having as much fun as Lulu I'm surprised he didn't run through it with her! Look Lulu, Fay is coming!

Look at her ears, that is so funny! I hope everyone in her path(Fays path that is) stays safe and dry! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sneak Peek!

I took another pic today of my dresser with the flowers opened up, I guess they didn't die they just close up at night, thank goodness, the pic below I took later in the evening. Have a great Sunday ladies!
Oops I did my pic's in the wrong order. Anyway I started my garden dresser project. I painted it white and added some draught tolerant ferns and decided to plant dishes with flowers on them instead of flowers! Not really but I think I'm the only person who could plant a flower and in the same day it dies, I hope the flowers I planted in here just close up at night or I'm going to be very upset): The picture up above is how I did the plates, I saw this on JoAnne also put these in her garden and I thought it was so cute, thanks for sharing JoÃnne. I just hot glued an old fork to the back of a dish and then put the prongs into the dirt , you can also write little sayings on the dishes to. Well thats all for now other than did you see we are probably going to have a hurricane here in S. FL. wouldn't you figure I finally get out there to work in my little garden and now I'll have to drag it all back in! Hopefully we just get lots of rain. Thanks for stopping by and I'll post more as soon as I get more done. (;

Oh and I almost forgot about my bunny I added to the drawer but he'll go back to his other house in my yard when I find a rooster to put in here for fall, but the one I saw today that I liked was $30.00 and that is just to much, so I'll wait a little while and see what else I can find.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fall Goodies!

Well I've been trying to be good and stay away from Homegoods but it really isn't my fault as I got closer my car automatically turned right in there, I didn't have anything to do with it, the car has a mind of it's own!LOL. Anyway I found these candle holders for my table (for now) believe it or not I did not have any matching wooden candle holders.
I bought this swan on clearance just cause I thought she was so pretty!

I added a couple of roosters to my collection and I found this cute wooden stand for them, I love the scalloped edges on it. This candle smells so good right now as I'm typing.

And just to add a little whimsy for fall I found this throw, I liked the colors together pink and brown! I never buy animal prints but I guess I liked this one because of the pink!

I can't believe I'm showing this picture because my yard looks horrible but it will look different when I get it done, have I ever said I am not a gardener, my Husband put up this cozy little fence area in front of my front patio, this is where I want to put my dresser if I ever get it done! It is just so hot here, I might wait till it cools off a little bit. I don't know if you can see the sky in this pic but we are going to have a terrible summer storm, those clouds look bad! I'm hurrying to get this post done before my power goes out, I always end up posting when it gets ready to rain. Talk soon(;
P.S. We are also replacing my front porch railings and posts, just in case anyone notices they need it.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Is it Fall Yet??

Well I'm ready for Fall, It has been so hot here in Florida and of coarse on the day we almost set a record for heat I decided to start decorating for Fall. I added slip covers to my chairs and some antique linens. I used some vintage pins to attach the linens. I put my pink flowers away and added some fall flowers to the sideboard/dresser. Maybe it will make the heat a little easier to deal with thinking about cooler weather that will eventually make it's way to Fl. LOL . I haven't started my dresser project yet although I did remove the veneer, with a few splinters in my fingers! I can't decide what I am going to do with it yet, inside or outside?? Have a fun weekend everyone!

Monday, August 4, 2008

My dresser Obsession!!

Okay this is my problem, I can't stand to see antique dresser's or anything else antique thrown away! It really bugs me. If I don't stop and pick it up then I can't stop thinking about it being left out for the garbage! This dresser was across the street from me and I stopped to look at it and I drove off without it but every so often I would peek out the window to see if it was still there. I told my husband that it was calling my name and he just laughed at me, a few hours later my son came in and said Dad needs you outside for a minute, I walk outside and this is what I saw, Jeff and my son had taken the truck across the street and loaded up the dresser for me and brought it home!!! They both got kisses. I just thought it was so sweet of them because any other man would have considered it firewood! I don't know if it is salvagable but Í'm gonna try. Just look at the carvings on it, it's roses! I thought maybe I could paint it and use it for a dresser in my garden?? We'll see. Have a great week everybody~Kelly

Sunday, August 3, 2008

My Scotty Dog Pillows

I was visiting Becky over at has been decorating her guest bedroom, if you haven't stopped by to visit her today then you should, her bedroom is adorable. She added her special touch with her Scotty Dog pillow, so I thought it would be fun to show you the pillows I have, the one on the left is one that I found at a yard sale and it is kind of worn out so my sweet Mom made me another one just like it so I ended up with two homemade treasures. I usually decorate with these in my vintage camper . Talk Soon.

Friday, August 1, 2008

I escaped ( well for a little while)!

I finally made it over to Homegoods for a little while, I was having withdrawls! LOL. I found these plates that are so cute, they came in a box of four for only $6.99! Can't beat that .I think they are so sweet. I also found this sweet little picture, it says "It's good to be home" and the little flowers on it are made out of felt. Well that's it for now I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and I'll talk soon!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Boys, Boys and more Boys

If your wondering why I haven't been blogging lately, this picture gives you a hint of the reason, they are all at MY computer! This is only a few of the boys that hang out at our house, when does school start??(; Actually I'm kinda sad Summer is almost over, I like them all hanging out here. Please excuse the food, drinks and whatever else they have laying around on the counter, they have eaten us out of house and home! LOL. I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Let's Take A Drive Through DeLand!

This is where I spent the last 2 weeks. In DeLand Florida, my husband grew up here and his Mom and I drove around to get pictures for all of you to see. She grew up here too but she still enjoys taking a drive and looking at all the beautiful old houses here, thank goodness or else she would have hated this!LOL. DeLand has tons of lovely old houses so this is only a few and I hope you enjoy your visit, I know I did. Thanks for the fun day Kitty!
The Volusia County Courthouse.

This is a cute antique store we went to, they had lots of goodies in here!

Look at this sweet bakery, it is in downtown DeLand.

This house is one of my mother-in-laws favorites. It looks so stately sitting there on the hill.

Look at the gingerbread woodwork on this house. I love it!!

DeLand has such pretty tree lined streets.

I really want this little pink cottage!