Monday, November 29, 2010


So, I've been busy getting things ready for the holidays around here! Between my crazy shifts at the hospital, I've managed somehow to get it together. I really didn't have a concrete plan of what I wanted to do, and this is what I came up with when all was said and done!
I am pleased!
I found this burlap banner on ETSY. ( my favourite online shopping place ever! )

I went with silvers, creams and blacks.... These little birds are the sweetest accents!

The " M " I had as is my last name initial, and have been collecting these vintage ornaments for a few yrs now, and added the beads.

I really like the feel, different from the usual! I may add some mini lights and possibly fresh garland, not sure yet! I like it as is and it's pretty with the votives lit at night!

So, there it is......
What do you think? Is it too unusual or a nice fresh take on holiday decor? I'd love to hear what you think.
I'll be linking to some holiday parties, so be sure to come back and see this week!
Here is where all the inspiration is people.....Check it out!!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sears: Tips for Decorating your Entryway for the Holidays

Eddie Ross, shows you how to decorate on a budget for the holidays! Check out this video he did for SEARS, and get some great tips!!!

Soooo, Gorgeous Eddie!
To see more of his great ideas go here

Plus he is doing a most generous giveaway from Sears $250.
What could be better at Christmas time?


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

They Love Me!

So, my friend Sue , from Beach Bungalow gave me this awesome STYLISH BLOGGER AWARD!
Thanks girlfriend, you are such an amazing woman, and I have learned some interesting facts about you. Go take a peek at her lovely blog!

So, now I am to tell you 8 facts about myself: So, here goes some Cindypalooza

1. I love to do dishes,'s true! I refuse to own a dishwasher and I get excited about buying new dishsoaps, different scents. I usually buy 2 at a time and alternate. Strange, sad, but true!!!

2.I get upset when I open a smartie box and the colors are all brown, or yellow. Come on people a nice rainbow mix in every box!

3. I married my high school sweetheart!

4. I am the youngest out of 3 kids, two older brothers

5.I don't tell anyone my real age, even my kids guess....stopped telling when I hit 25. I think I will tell again when I am 50.

6.I have a phobia about bedbugs, don't like to sleep in hotels, if they are old. If I have to, don't let my stuff hit the floor.

7.My first daughter Zoe, was artificially inseminated and it took many attempts, but finally worked. My youngest was a surprise 6 yrs later!

8. I love spending time alone, and make myself laugh.

So, there you have it....some facts about me! Quirky, but true.

Thanks again for this award , now I will give it to some others, so be sure to check them out


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Style 101

I have been trying to decide on how to decorate my mantle for the holidays 2010!
Each year I like to change it up a little, adding things, taking away. So many beautiful decorations, one could go wild, but I find the best way to go about it is have some restraint!
Keep it simple....only a few colors, have different heights, use greenery, lights and maybe candles. Glitter, Glitter, it!!!
Also, have a direction and stick with it. Clear your mantle, have all your goodies ready, put on some holiday music, have some wine, or hot cocoa.
Most of all have fun and enjoy!
Do you have any style secrets you can share? I'd love to know.....

( all images from google)

Friday, November 12, 2010

I Won A Giveaway!!!!

I am so excited to say I am the winner of an amazing Giveaway from Ness @ Marley & Lockyer
She makes the most beautiful pillows out of incredible fabric and stunning clay tags! I have wanted some for a long time now.
I can't wait to get them in my little hands.

Thank you Ness for making my day!!

If you haven't been to her blog , I suggest you do.... and you can see my face smiling!!! Yay, for me.....

Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I've been Tagged!!! How fun! Thanks Deborah @ this is so fun...
So, here it goes....


I have always LOVED this book" THE GIVING TREE " it has such a beautiful message and if you havent read it, I highly recommend you do. It's a must! And it makes for a great gift if you know of any small kids with a birthday coming up or a shower gift!

As alot of you know, I am a fairly new blogger! I have been a blog reader for about 3 yrs, but just started my own in June. I have so much to learn, but I love it and have met so many new and lovely talented people. You inspire me daily, and I thank you for that!!!
SOMETHING BORROWED! I borrowed this idea from the blog Adventures of a Brooklyn Limestone a few yrs ago. Hers is much more pretty, and I tried to find a vintage jar like hers, but couldn't. So I settled for a jar from IKEA.

Well ,the fabulous Eddie Ross!!
I have the biggest style crush on him!!! He is so talented!
Who could resist this beautiful Blue pantry? One of my favourites ever! I loved it and it made my heart skip a beat. Just beautiful!!!
So there you have it!
Now, I have to tag you!
Just like the poem goes....something old,something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Have fun! If you like...

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