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Monday, September 28, 2009


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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall into FALL

I love FALL!

I love everything about FALL...

the leaves are changing, the weather gets cooler, we are outside more playing, pumpkins, leaves are falling, acorns, Thanksgiving, pecan pie, soup, turkeys, bundles of hay, and filling my house with FALL decor

I drove to my parents house to decorate their house for FALL. I have so much fun going into the shops in my hometown. There are some of the neatest decor shops here. Every time I walk in them it makes me want to open up my own store even more!

I can see it now... Just Simply Southern {come home to comfort}

I'll keep dreaming.. for now...

I am also decorating and trying to get that part of my business up and running. I get to come every season and decorate my parents beautiful home. I have so much fun because it is so different than my home... and I get to shop!

{Here are some pictures of my parents house decorated for FALL}


Come on in and make yourself at home..

This is my favorite thing I added this year...

{A FALL Tree}

{I will post about how I created this FALL Tree this week}

Then I had to do this to both topiarys on both sides of my Dad's desk:

Happy FALL!

:: Shabby Chic Cottage is hosting a FALL party ::

:: A Soft Place to Land DIY Day & Giveaway ::

Friday, September 25, 2009


I have been working on more frames... I will be adding more frames on Etsy this week. Check back soon!

Deacon and I just arrived at my parents house last night. I am decorating their house for Fall. One of my favorite time of the year {besides Christmas}.

I'll post pictures soon.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Decorating a "Problem" Wall

Have you ever had a wall in your house that became a
"BIG problem" when it came to decorating it?

Well... I have/had one of those..
I have lived in my house for 3 years now and I could never figure out this one wall in my living room. I have tried so many things on this wall and I have never been happy with it.
When I start decorating a space I go to magazines/Internet/TV to try and find something that inspires me. This particular wall has make me think...and think...and think...

Last week I went shopping around my house for things that I already own to decorate this challenging wall. {a little something about me...I love to change things up around my house. but, when i think i have found that "perfect" spot it is hard for me to move it} Well, after looking around I put together the NEW WALL...AND I love it!

Here is the wall:

This new wall makes me smile every time I get a glimpse of it.

Here it is...

Here is what I did:

{I took the mirror on my table from my breakfast room}

The Wall:
1- hung mirror first
2- hung the toile plates with plate hangers
3- took these Southern Living Plates from my cabinets and hung them
4-found these adorable plates from Hobby Lobby and strung black/white ribbon through the plates and then hung plates

Have you had that "problem wall?

How did you decorate it?

:: Check out: Shades Of Pink Party ::

Friday, September 18, 2009


I am so honored to be a part of this great cause!
I received an email from Her Southern Charm about a sweet dog named Churchill. This poor English Bulldog was set on fire by a teenager...on PURPOSE!.. in San Antonio, Texas. It is going to cost about $10,000 to get him recovered and in a loving home. You can check out Churchill's story here. You can donate and win some fabulous "swag" bundles!
{Yes, a frame from yours truly}

You can go to Her Southern Charm and donate some money to help Poor Churchill...

Here are the Fabulous "Swags" Bundles:

Head on over and Help Poor Churchill... He needs our help!

{click on picture}

{all these lovely pictures are from Her Southern Charm}

{New Blog Design}

I am so sorry that I have not been posting on my blog lately.
I have been a little busy cleaning my house and getting my Fall Decorations out.

But I do have some very exciting news...
I am getting an amazing blog makeover!!
I found one talented blog designer! Her name is Lauren.
She has created my etsy banner, my cute button, and now is working on my blog.
Let me tell you something....this girl is FAST & AWESOME!
If your blog needs a little "pick-me-up" I would highly recommend Lauren.
She is very creative and a joy to with!

Thanks Lauren for doing a Fantastic Job! I can't wait to show everyone :)
Have a Blessed day!

{Next Post: "problem wall in my living room"}

Monday, September 14, 2009

Decorating with Leopard

I love adding leopard to a room! I like the way it makes a room feel... warm & well... fun!
In my house you will see leopard in my
bedroom, bathrooms, dining room, and laundry room...and in my frames/name boards. You can use leopard in any room of your's very versatile.

Taking a peek inside My House:

{Dining Room: mistreatment curtains}


{Master Bedroom & Bath}


{Just Simply Southern Frames}


{Just Simply Southern Name Boards}


Here are some more ideas from 2 of my favorite catalogs:
Pottery Barn & Ballard Design}
They also {heart} leopard
Take a look at this amazing bathroom:
{beautiful & relaxing....and some leopard print}

: Pottery Barn :


{another PB bathroom}


{What about these fun towels?? I love these towels from PB!}

: Pottery Barn :


{Look at this adorable mat from Ballard Design. This would look great in the bathroom, laundry room, kitchen... just about any where. I also love monogramming!}


{what a fun magazine holder}

: Ballard Design :

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Giveaway WINNER!!

{I used LUCKY #10 is the WINNER!}

Congratulations to Lucy!!

Thank you to everyone that stopped by my site and entered in my 1st Giveaway.

Have a Blessed day!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

{Just Simply Southern Giveaway}

I am having my
1st Giveaway
at Just Simply Southern
Here is how you can win a FREE FRAME:
:: write a comment on what you would do with a FREE frame
:: Become one of my lovely Followers
:: What colors you would like on your frame
:: Tell your friends about the giveaway
:: Giveaway ends Saturday at midnight
I feel so Blessed!
God has truly giving me one amazing life. Now don't get me wrong..I have had some mountains to climb {high mountains}. But, everyday I get out of bed I feel truly blessed. I have an amazing husband, 2 handsome boys, a great family, parents that stood by me no matter what and raised me in a loving Godly home. I am so glad I have the opportunity to stay at home with my sweet little boy, Deacon Reese! Now we definitely are "cutting" back on a lot of "things" that we got to do when I was teaching and making money. Now, we are teaching our boys {more than ever} that money does not grow on trees and we cannot go to Sonic everyday to get a slush.. {there response is "Mom, just use Dad's money"...} I have enjoyed waking the boys up in the morning, taking/picking Tristan up from school, helping him with his homework, and making homemade cookies after school.

Good Luck
Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Have I told you..
I love making these frames!

I ran across a frame I did at Christmas and Oh...have they changed! I have had so much fun working with my Dad! He cuts all of my wood and gives it that special touch to make them stand out {& different from all of the rest}.

Want to get your hands on one..
Check out my etsy store
to get your own custom frame.

I've been having F-U-N!
{hang a collage on your wall}
{name boards}
{medium clip frame}