Monday, September 16, 2013

What Would Mario Do?

I recently had a birthday and it has caused me to make some changes.  Suddenly things I could get away with in my 20s and 30s cannot be forgiven now that I am pushing 40.  So,  I bought a nice handbag, got a good haircut, and started slathering wrinkle cream on my face every night.  I know, a little late now huh? It hasn't made me feel better anyway.  I also started looking around at my home.  My decorating is not fit for a 40 year old.  Too many thrift store/diy/spraypainted things.  Too many styles going on at once.  I like to call it blogger style.  I read dozens of decorating blogs and it shows in my home.  Too many ideas!  My home needs a more grown up look.  So I am starting over.  And my inspiration is Mario Buatta! 

Tradition and chintz!  Perfectly proper for a not quite 40 year old lady don't you think?  With my budget there will be some diy and help from my good friends etsy, ebay and Mr Craig.  Any Golden Girls out there looking to get rid of their chintz?  

To see more of this beautiful home, visit the New York Social Diary.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Frivolous Decorating! Some days you just need pretty!

 Well I can't seem to stay away from decorating! Reading about decorating, thinking about decorating, dreaming about decorating, or writing about decorating.  There is more to life than decorating, so please visit my other blog, Lady of the House for some great stuff!

 I love these rooms from  Megan Young.  They are very traditional but feel young because of the fun colors used!


Notice the gold interspersed throughout the room.  It really brings the room to life.



Living Room 1

A very glamorous living room!

Living Room 2

Den 1

LOVE this color combination of pale blue, minty green, and orange!  So cheerful!

Den 2

Dining Room

Kitchen - Dining Room

Master Bedroom 1

Blue Guest Room 1

Blue Guest Room 2

Coral Guest Room Bath

Coral Guest Room 1

Coral Guest Room 2



Rich colors!

Megan Young always inspires!  Go here for more!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I have kind of a morbid pastime.  I like to read the obituaries in the newspaper.  I like to sit in my chair and  look at the pictures of the faces and read about the lives lived.  Most are old, some are young.  Life here on earth is fleeting.  It is temporary.  And it makes me think.  If your life ended tomorrow, do you know where you are going?  There are only 2 answers.  Up or down.  Heaven or Hell.  We all want to go to Heaven, but how do we get there?  I am not an expert, but this is what I do know.  I know that doing good deeds does not get you into Heaven.  I know that being a nice person most of the time does not get you into Heaven.  Even going to church does not get you into Heaven.  There's only one way up and that's accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior will get you into Heaven and change your life here on earth forever.  So how do you do that?

You can start by saying a prayer to not only ask Jesus into your heart, but to change your heart as well.  You  can speak to God from your heart, or if you need a little help you can say a prayer like this:

Lord Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross to give me new life.  I ask you to come into my life and to give me your supernatural peace and joy.  I confess that I am a sinner and have gone my own way.  Please forgive me for my sins.  I want you as my Lord and  Savior.  Please change my heart and fill me with your Holy Spirit.  Help me to serve you and follow you all the days of my life.  Thank you Jesus.  Amen.

Once you have said this prayer, all things are new.  You are a saved child of God!

But wait, there's more!
To follow and worship Jesus, you must be in a relationship with Him.  When I was 21, I said a prayer and then said done.  I can check that off my list.  I am saved.  Don't have to do anything else.  Don't have to give God another thought.  And I missed out on so much goodness!  Three years ago I repeated a prayer and also sought a relationship with Jesus and my life has been forever changed!  To have a relationship with someone, you must communicate and think of them daily.  You must know them.

Seek Jesus daily and you will know Him!

You might be wondering what this is doing on a decorating blog.  The answer? God has changed my life!  I still love decorating, that will always be a part of me, but it is no longer my addiction.  Check out my new blog, Lady of the House.