While you were out….

Living Room before

The day we moved in – this is what it looked like (four years ago).  A few weeks ago – it looked like this again (Yes, I am embarrassed to say – that other than one large clock over the sofa and a mirror by the front door – the walls were still empty!)

So, a few weeks ago I hired Mr. Carpet Guy to machine stretch our carpet to rid us of the unsightly ripples that threatened our safety as we walked across. Read more

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Mexican Street Corn

My first experience with “Mexican Street Corn” was in Nashville TN at Mas Tacos during a weekend trip there with my two sisters and my mom.  Mas Tacos is a former “food truck” turned really popular place to eat in Nashville!

If you are ever in Nashville – you have to try it – you can find Mas Tacos on Facebook.

Here are some of the fantastic foods we tried:

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Chalk Painted Chair

So, I had heard all the hoopla about chalk paint on the web and mostly through Pinterest (my husband calls it “sinterest” – because it costs him money every time I find a new idea there apparently)  It wasn’t until my older, wiser, sister used it and I saw first hand the results that I was willing to lay out some serious cash to purchase it. Read more

DIY Painted Rug

So, I had this really cute rug that I purchased at Home Goods a year or so ago.  I used it in my kitchen in front of the sink and Oh Boy!  After a while it didn’t look so cute anymore….it seemed to absorb everything that fell, dropped or spilled by the sink.  And of course – this is the sort of rug you can’t throw in the wash machine.

It was soon relegated to the camping gear – and became the “welcome mat” to our tent!  Who cares when you’re camping how dirty a rug gets – as long as there’s a place to park the shoes before everyone traipses through the tent!  Finally, after a few camp-outs, I decided it needed to go – in the trash.  But wait!  Didn’t I read somewhere on Pinterest you could PAINT A RUG????  Why not.  I had nothing to lose – and plenty of paint sitting idly on my garage shelves….. Read more