Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seven Layer Table Makeover

Today is DIY Furniture Girls Themed Makeover Day! Finding out the theme of the month is layers was awesome. Seven layer cakes came to mind because I love sweets. Funny! I have never eaten a seven layer cake. Chocolate is where you have my heart. You now a piece of dark chocolate each day is how I roll. Isn't it good for you?
  I went shopping in my garage last week to find a sweet side table that flips into a three tops. Go to my instagram feed to see the video I made last night to see how easy it flips.
She is Layered with a base of modern, which happens to match the color of my kitchen cabinets. Do you remember my summer tour at the lake house? Feel free to refresh your memory by using the link.
I style her a few ways because a girl with layers needs options. Which styling is your favorite?

This picture of the layers reflecting in the mercury bowl of colorful decorative balls is one of my favorite on today's post. I can even see our original hardwood floors too. Please fly over to the tour of my fall home going on now. I would be honored to give you a tour of my home. Welcome to our Fall Home Tour is part of the Festive Fall Home Tour Blog Hop. I hop to see you soon.

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Seven Layer Table Makeover, Before and After, Themed Furniture Makeover Day. Layers, Flip Table, Stair Table
I am glad you are here and lets stay in touch. I would love to share behind the scenes photos and extra tips. Don't forget to leave a comment. Your comment truly make my day.
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                                                     Karen Marie
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Welcome to Our Fall Home Tour

When a new season begins it is time to celebrate. Hello Fall! The best way to welcome
fall is to share our home tours with you. Welcome to Our Fall Home Tour Blog Hop starting this morning with our Tour Director Debbie author of Chatham Hill on the Lake and Assistant Tour Director Karen of Dragonfly & Lily Pads. Keep following throughout the week as several gracious Tour Guides through out the welcome mat for all of us to see their beautiful homes.
Today we hope you stop by at:Festive Fall Home Tour at Chatham Hill on the Lake www.chathamhillonthelake.com
Dragonfly & Lily Pads Fall Home Tour www.dragonflyandlilypads.com
Festive Fall Home Tour at Momma Can www.mommacan.com
Festive Fall Home Tour at My Family Thyme www.blog.myfamilythyme.com
September 22
We invite you to visit:
Festive Fall Home Tour at Claire and Rose www.claireandrose.com
Festive Fall Home Tour at Crafty Lily Pad

Festive Fall Home Tour at Faeries and Fauna www.faeriesandfauna.com
Festive Fall Home Tour at Our Home My Heart www.ourhomemyheart.com
September 23
Open the Doors to these lovely homes!
Festive Fall Home Tour at Life on Pearl Street www.lifeonpearlstreet.com
Festive Fall Home Tour at Red Shutter Cottage www.redshuttercottage.com
Festive Fall Home Tour at Clarissa the New Mom www.clarissathenewmom.com

Welcome to our home. This house has served us well for Thirty years. It was built in the late 1930's with us there has only been three families to call her home. 




These pictures feature my grandmother's chairs with a table in the center filled with fall colors in a mercury glass bowl. The dress makers form is wearing my blog apron wrapped with a plaid wool scarf of Ireland's, CountyTipperary colors.



This fall vignette is made from thrift store finds sent to me from my Swap It Like It's Hot partner.


I love the K door knob my brother salvaged from a house in the city because it is so unique. The arches in the house is definitely part of the old architecture but keeps the character of the house.









One of my favorite colors makes this bathroom bright even though there are no windows. 




This Asst. Tour Director is sad to say my tour is almost over. Before you leave I would like to thank you all for coming and invite to visit two more of our guides: Momma Can and My Family Thyme will round out today. Follow the links above plus be sure to fly by tomorrow for the next group of bloggers who have thrown out the welcome mat for us. 
I am glad you are here and lets stay in touch. I would love to share behind the scenes photos and extra tips. Don't forget to leave a comment. Your comment truly make my day.
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Until Next Time Happy Creating,   

      
                                                     Karen Marie


Friday, September 16, 2016

Clever Gifts for your Guy

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 Shopping for  guys is as easy as pie with the categories to narrow down your selections at Uncommongoods. They have reasonable price points, trendy and traditional gifts. A few of the gift giving opportunities I brainstormed are bachelor, groomsmen, Fathers Day, anniversary and birthday gifts.. Since I have three men in my family I used my husband PC (Prince Charming), A is our oldest son and N is the youngest son in our family as personalities and interests to shop for gifts. Uncommongoods gave me a gift certificate to shop. I choose who I partner with very carefully while keeping all my opinions my own regardless of any compensation the company may have provided.

These pilsner beer glass wooden box and bottle opener creates a stately gift for any man. The glassware is packaged in the box with the opener carefully padded. Uncommongoods attention to detail is very impressive.
This compass top water bottle is all PC. We have a song we both like from Lady Antebellum called Compass. He has many great qualities but directions challenge him. We both sing the song when we hear it on the radio. "Let your heart be your compass when you are feeling lost. We are never far apart......." I knew this water bottle with compass would help him find his way if he gets turned around. These would also make great gifts for groomsmen who love running, biking or other athletic activities. Pin it to your mens gift giving board. Join me on Pinterest .
They have one major hobby in common. Guitar playing which each of them are teaching themselves by ear. I bought the pick punch which I am planning on making personalize picks for each of them. I did not take a picture of the box. Follow my Instagram I will  will have those guitar picks pictures soon.
 I have included a link using the title of the company. Click on the title UNcommongoods to shop till you drop. One of the my favorite reasons for loving my shopping experience is the ever changing items in their inventory . I also love the personal products that showcase a talent, trend, or place your man lives.
 Go to Uncommongoods and come back to tell me in the comments what you would buy for the men in your life.
I am excited you are here and how about we stay in touch. Let's follow each other for behind the scenes photos and extra tips. Don't forget to leave a comment. Your comment truly make my day.
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                                                     Karen Marie

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Style Sunday Series Number Two

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 Thank you for the great response on Style Sunday Series last month. Speaking of the month can you believe it is already September? Honestly August turned out to be a tough month but each day you work with what you have been given and move on. Right! Do remember the cut coral top and jeans I wore in August well wait to you see this months outfits from Glamour Farms Boutique. This is a wonderful fall sweater trimmed with plaid accents. It is light weight and perfect for warmer temps as the cold sneaks up on us this sweater is perfect layering.

Today I have my coffee t-shirt underneath the sweater, It compliments the colors perfectly. I bought these new boots to show off my jeans from Glamour Farms too. I Love this outfit because it is great for a quick run out it is so comfortable. Can't you see wearing this to a weekend football party to cheer on your team. Go Bears!

 This picture I wanted to show you the detail of the hemline on the sweater cutting high into your midsection. I creates a flow to the top that lays nicely over a curvy or thin figure with no bulk or pulling at the bottom. I lo
Now ladies and gents who are brilliant you will want to head over to Glamour Farms Boutique. The Name is the link to their website. 
While you are shopping Glamour Farms is offering my darlings a $10.00 off first time shopping offer. Here are a few of the rules. Shop at the best boutique, spend $20.00, use the offer only once and this coupon can only be used on regular priced items.
 This coupon code DL&P279 is good starting now and ending on 10/19/2016. When you use the coupon I will earn a percentage of the sale on any items you purchase. This helps me keep my blog running and does not cost you any additional money.  
Please enjoy shopping at Glamour Farms Boutique located in Illinois. This family of smart business women have thought of your every need. Be sure to visit the basics page ladies these foundations are important. These comfortable t-shirt, dress and shorts style basics hold those added stories of life secret. These gems add confidence to your day because you feel good and look good. 
 Now do you remember the coupon code for $10.00 off? I will remind you it is D&LP279 valid until !0/19/2016.

Send me pictures on facebook in your new outfits. Instagram a favorite pair of fall boots. Or tweet this post to your friends. Lets share our fun shopping times in the comments or any of the social media below. hashtag #happyshopping

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Until Next Time Happy Creating,   

      
                                                     Karen Marie

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