Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Fall.....The Roses are back!!!

Wow....have I missed bogging!!! I have so much to blog about and MISS my fellow bloggers so much!! So cheers to the Fall season.....and blogging! I.AM.BACK.!!!! Bringing a lot of new knowledge and experiences to ready ladies!! I am an open book and ready to REALLY ooen up and share my personal trials over the last year, decorating ideas and ventures, kids,parenting, marriage and so much more!


Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm still here.....

Gracious....that I am! has been a while since I have posted. I took some time off from blogging due to being....well a busy mom of a senior in high school and a mom to a teenage girl...and did I mention along the way I inherited another teenage boy...and managed 2 dogs...and a husband! I wanted to enjoy every moment of Reid's senior year, and I could kick myself for not blogging it. But, life is short....and my time is precious. By the time I was home each day....the last thing I wanted was to get on the computer. It has been a whirlwind year...of many changes. Life changes. A year of pure and total GRACE!

I'll share bits of that later.....

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Let's go....

The weather in Texas this past week has been glorious! It makes me want to take off in the car, sunroof wide open, drive down to the Hill Country, with the one I love........

What about you???

Happy Sunday!!!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's been a beautiful week....

I saw this print on the "Pleated Poppy" I ordered it! Love this....

You can find it here: The Wheatfield

It's been a super, busy week as usual here at the Rose Home! What's new, right?? I have so much to update from the past several months! Football season, Basketball Season, etc! I'm soooo behind!! I hope to start making some progress this next week!

Hope you are all having a great week! The weather in Texas has been GORGEOUS!!!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

It's in the air....

"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly."

Happy Valentines Day.....

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Revolving Family Room...

My Family Room...notice I say it is "Revolving" rather than "Evolving".
Basically, I have Decorator's A.D.D.! Ha!

I love the shabby, white look...however, I also have a yearning for bright color too! So, throughout the year/seasons, I change out my decor. I have 3 sets of drapes for the windows, a few different rugs, a variety of pillows and lamps/lampshades, and several different pieces of wall decor (art, mirrors, etc.). I just mix and match and change things up! My attic is half full of home decor and accessories.

My couches are from IKEA and they are the greatest things ever! I have 3 different sets of slip covers for them and I love to change them out throughout the year to create different looks. I bought these khacki colored ones back in August oso that I culd use warm tones for the Fall and Winter.  

I had found this fabric on clearance last Summer and I planned to do something with it, just wasn't sure what?

Then after Christmas TJ Maxx put out all of their new Spring decor and rugs. And I LOVED this rug and all the colors in it. So...I bought it! However... I had no idea where I was going to put it.

I then decided I wanted to brighten up the Family Room and use it there.

So I found this red damask fabric and thought that pairing it with the blue fabric would look a little the rug. So there ya go! I cut and hung the drapes to see what they look like....I still need to sew and hem them. LOL! I took the mirror over my mantle down and replaced it with this vibrant painting at found at HomeGoods, and just changed accessories around.

So, you can go from this......

To this....with just a few slipcover, rug, fabric, and re-arrange your accessories.

The room is NOT finished and it is a bit untidy....thanks to dogs and boys laying all over it.

Yes....dogs and teenage boys have taken over.

The rug was really my inspiration.

I bought this chair last year at HomeGoods....I love it. I paired it with
a leather ottoman from TJ Maxx and added these ruffled pillows that
I had found at Ross.

 Today is another SNOW/ICE day for us....this is 3 days in a row! Unheard of in TEXAS!
As much as I would love to take this time to finish my Family is full of kids and dogs. No point. Maybe this weekend..... (sigh). Off to do more laundry.

Stay WARM my friends....


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What I Wore.... we go again. I'm linking up to The Pleated Poppy's "What I Wore Wednesday".

Last Wednesday: Work (Remember I work at a high school)
I wear dresses almost everyday, so I am trying to wear pants a few times a week now.

Long Brown Shirt: Bealls
Dark Skinny Jeans: Old Navy
Brown flats: L.e.i.
Necklace: Target
Earrings: Forever 21

Thursday: Work

Gray Shirt: Gap
Sweater Jacket: Old Navy
Black Skinny Pants: Target
Rose Necklace and Bracelet: Brighton (old)
Black flats: Target

Friday : Work (Spirit Day & Reid's B-ball game that night)

Black shirt: Target
Royal blue sweater: Bealls
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Target
My "Mommy" Necklace: Custom made by a student at school with Reid's #22 on it and our school logo)

I FORGOT to take a pic on Saturday and Sunday....SORRY!

Monday: Had a minor surgical procedure, so no pic!

Tuesday: Home (SNOW DAY!)
So, no hair & make up...YAY!
Stayed in warm jammies!

We have another snow day today.....sorry but I am wearing the same clothes! Ha!

It is more of an ICE DAY here in Texas! So, we are stuck inside! Rolling blackouts....irritating!
The Dallas/Fort Worth area is in panic mode due to the SUPER BOWL being here! I guess they didnt expect it to get like this in Texas! That's what we get for bringing the Packers and the Steelers here....they brought their freezing weather with them! Blah!

Stay WARM my Texas friends!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Around the house....and a SNOW DAY!

I wanted to share few things from around the house. I am constantly changing up my decor......I get bored!
I still need to show the changes I made in the Family Room, however the boys have taken it over and it is not presentable right now! Ha!


I have started adding some pops of blue to my kitchen.....

I moved these drapes from the Family Room into the Breakfast Room

Changed out the mirror above the mantle to some colorful art work.

On my wall of crosses, I added a canvas that I bought from a lady at a craft fair, she personalized it with our lst name. It has "John 3:16" painted around the cross.

I love these ruffled pillows...

And look at this little guy. Adorable huh? Brant picked him up on the side of a busy farm road before Christmas. We named him "Scout".

And today is a .....SNOW DAY!

Or should I say...ICE DAY! It is more like 3 inches of ice with a layer of snow on top!
Can you believe it was in the 70's here a few days ago.

That is TEXAS weather for you!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WIWW...Week 3

Well...I had a "blah" week in fashion. It's just been one of those week! So here we go...."What I Wore Wednesday"!

the pleated poppy blog

Thursday: Missed taking a pic....sorry!

Friday: Work (Spirit Day) Remember I work at a high school! And later Reid's Basketball game that night!

Custom "OWLS" Hoodie: Claire Lynn
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Black Cardi UGGS

Saturday: College/Football visit with Reid
*Warning* This girl needs her roots done!! Appt is tomorrow....Thank goodness!

Tunic Dress: Francescas
Sweater: Target
Leggings: Target
Boots: Target
Earrings: Forever 21
Necklace: Target
Purse: Steve Madden

Sunday: Forgot pic again!!

Monday: Work

Dress: Ross
Leggings: Old Navy
Cardigan: Target
Boots: Target (years ago)

Tuesday: Work and Reid's B-ball game that night

Dress: Old Navy
Boots: Target
Tights: Old Navy
Necklace: Target
Earrings and Bracelets: Forever 21

And please excuse my messy dressing room and the laundry basket in the background....i need to find a better place to take a pic! How do some of you such good pics?? Plus I just use my iPhone camera. It's easier in the mornings.

Okay...embarrassed myself again! I hate pics of myself. Good news is that I lost 2 of the 10 pounds I have gained. Yes!!! And Ugh! I'm off to look at everyone else's WIWW!

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Want to read???

Books are not made for furniture,but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

I am admiring some of these reading nooks....I want the one below in my next home.

Which one do you like??

Photo Credit:

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Love this....

This is so true....spoken from experience.

Have a Wednesday full of wonderfullness! (Is that a word?....ha ha!)

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