before and after furniture makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk paint

Jenny Louise Marie Do you have any furniture that needs to be rescued?  By rescued I mean refinished, remodeled, given new life, updated, made presentable?  Surely we all have some type of unsightly or dated furnishing.  It’s not just me is it?   It might be tempting to get rid of it and replace it with something newer; however, I think many pieces (dare I say, all furniture?) can be rescued from the junk pile  with just a little bit of effort.  Okay, some pieces will require more effort, but you get the idea. I have such a piece.  It is dated (white wash finish)Read More →

Wednesday Wonderings - stuff that's on my mind and making me go hmm...

Jenny Louise Marie Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  As usual, I have a few little things that I am wondering about this week.  These are my totally random thoughts (wonderings) and I share them in hopes that someone will tell me they wonder about the same thing.  C’mon, please tell me that some of you have these totally random things cross your mind with seemingly no reason at all.  Anyway, let’s not waste another minute, but get right to it. Caramel Car-uh-mel or care-a mel?  Which is the correct way to say it?  And for that matter, what about carmul?  How can oneRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Isn’t it great when you accidentally stumble on something great?  I mean by total accident?  Something you weren’t even looking for.  That’s what happened to me a few weeks ago.  I was out running around with Mr. Louise Marie and couldn’t find this showroom we were looking for.  I pulled out Google to try to locate it.  One of the things that popped up on my search was Home Builders Auctions.  This is not what I was looking for, but upon scanning my search page I could see it was a model home auction.  I was intrigued, of course.  #Iloveagooddeal   So,Read More →

blue grasscloth wallpapered wall

Jenny Louise Marie I have been married for quite a number of years.  In that time, I can honestly that my master bedroom has not been the haven I dreamed of.  Instead I spent my time and money decorating and improving on the areas in my home that were pubic areas.  The areas that our guests would see.  We don’t always take people into our bedroom after all.  So, my master bedroom took a backseat to all the other endless projects, children’s bedroom makeovers, and even landscaping plans.  Well, not anymore.  I decided to put other projects off a bit and instead work to makeRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Happy Thursday!  I am so glad we are one step closer to the weekend.  Aren’t you?  I have jumped in with  From this Side of the Pond again this week to answer her Hodgepodge questions.  It’s always fun to see what she comes up with.  It’s even more fun to see what other bloggers write for their answers.  It’s funny how we read questions differently.  Anyway, without further ado, on to the questions. 1. April is Lawn and Garden Month. On a scale of 1-10 what’s the current state of your lawn and/or garden. (10=a showpiece, 1=send in the professionals). Tell usRead More →

Wednesday Wonderings - stuff that's on my mind and making me go hmm...

Jenny Louise Marie Dressing Age Appropriate As you may have read, I went to the Round Top Antiques Show this past weekend.  I always have so much fun when I go.  We love to shop, have girl time, and escape our everyday responsibilities.  In addition, it provides some great people watching.  This brings my to one of this week’s I wonder.  Is there an age that a woman reaches where some clothing items are no longer an option for her?  Perhaps not age appropriate?  Now, I am a firm believer that age is just a number and we can hold off aging with exercise, takingRead More →

Texas Tulips sign

Jenny Louise Marie I guess it would be redundant for me to ask you to guess where I went over the weekend.  I kind of gave it away in the title, huh?  Still, I am somewhat amazed.  I have lived in Texas all my life and I had no idea we had a tulip farm.  Moreover, it is only about 45 minutes from me.  Along with the fact that tulips are one of my favorite flowers, this outing was a no-brainer.  So, today I’m going to share with you everything you need to know about visiting Texas Tulips. First of all, you can find Texas TulipsRead More →