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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

{ Why the small things matter..a different type of post }


**This post is quite off the beaten path from my usual post..keep reading ;)

This past Saturday was enchanting & delightful all in one! We had our niece for the night & decided to head out for a drive in the country to  the Cider Mill. Not only was the weather perfect  ,but the time we spent with her { Miss Kayla } was unforgettable ! We got to enjoy some special time with her & she got to enjoy the Cider Mill festivities ! As many of you know I'm a Fall & Christmas festivities junky & as soon as September 1st hits all the excitement starts brewing! This year has been a roller coaster with many ups & downs, but just taking that one day of simple joys { our niece & each other } helps ease almost anything! I'm not sure if it was the cool weather, fall sunshine, or the copious amounts of apple cider & donuts , but it was a glorious Saturday. On the way home the sun was dimming ,the country music was blaring,sunroof open & the breeze was blowing from  the highway! It was surreal like in a movie when someone is listening to music with headphones & you can't hear the music,but you see the persons gestures & movements..ya that was us three! As we were heading home & all this was taking place I happened to glance in my mirror & see my niece in total enchantment sitting in her booster { big girl seat } staring out of the  window completely in her own innocent world smiling & singing with the sun beaming down on her freckly button nose! I looked over at my husband & he knows me so well  says ,"Now don't cry honey"-thank gosh I was wearing sunglasses ;) ! Those are the kind moments that matter the most in life . I needed that after such an up & down kind of year...When we got home we enjoyed some time in the yard playing & watching the sun go down....yes-PERFECT! The point of this post is stop & relax ,& enjoy the small things in life. I know everyone is busy wanting,needing,or wishing, & yes, I'm guilty of this too,but try to enjoy the simple pleasures, they don't come often in our world these days...which scares me! 
As always have a great weekend guys!

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'Cherish the moments where the world stands still for that one minute '

Paige.Rose

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

{ My small bathroom revamp using chalk paint }

Hey, you guys! Hope you're having a great week thus far ! The weather has been unbelievable for Michigan, high 65 & sunny,I'll take that ANY DAY ! Although the weathers been perfect , I did want to complete this little project that I've been wanting to do for oh...lets say 6 months now! I've been wanting to paint my bathroom vanity & storage cabinet with some Annie Sloan Old Ochre chalk paint, & finally I did!

 

..Before..
Just a builder grade wood cabinet..



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..After..

I still don't 'like' the granite color variations,but for now it will do :)!


I decided to paint that white storage cabinet too! FYI- Painting this little cabinet was a  nightmare! It was cheap from Target almost three years ago { I just wanted a white cabinet } & I'm not sure what was on it,but the chalk paint would not stick & yes, I cleaned it before hand! I believe the laminate/particle board had a coat of something from the manufacturer on it...

Switched some little accessories around  as well!

Just filled the shelf with some rose soaps, Yankee candle ,cotton puffs, & q- tips!

This is definitely a small bathroom,but it's fresh & clean with a touch of cottage/glam..if that's a style ;)
Thanks for stopping by!



Paige.Rose






Saturday, September 13, 2014

{ Our 2014 Fall porch { with a few UPDATES }


It's the weekend & you pry could have guessed it ...I've made some slight changes to our front porch Fall display! My lovely husband came home with some treasures & I decided to put them to good use up front! See below for the new rustic pieces I've added! I hope you all are having a terrific weekend thus far!!
Thought the silhouette was nifty for Fall & Halloween ! He was a free garbage find !



I love the look of the old well spigot & the barrel of flowers ! They were free garbage finds also. I think this completes our front patio look for this year. I knew I was going to be adding a few little trinkets here & there..but these just finished the look...I think ;)! Hope you all enjoy it & find inspiration to decorate your sanctuary !





Paige.Rose





Hope you all had an amazing weekend! We had some great weather here in the north! It was a perfect 73 & sunny, can't get much better then that! Along with touching up our garage, adding fence, & cleaning the garage, & vehicles I  managed to snap a few shots. Our front porch is packed with everything Fall & more ha-ha! Grab an iced pumpkin latte & take a peek at our Fall loving ! :)

 
What's Fall decor without a porch chandelier ?! 
Side Note: This chandelier was a free find! :)




 
2 weeks & 1 day before the official Fall season starts..I'm not that early right!? He-he!!

I know the witches broom is more Halloween,but it's darling!!

Wonderful Mum, from my mum!!

 

Can't wait to see all your creative & festive decor  ideas! 


Paige.Rose


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Friday, September 12, 2014

{ Apple Pie with a slight twist }

It's the weekend !! It's been rather cool here the last few days & I'm perfectly okay with that!! Cool weather means Fall has  { in my book } officially started! It was quite chilly again today so I decided to make a delicious apple pie! This apple pie is extra sweet / gooey & made with a 'secret' ingredient! Keep reading & find out  what the simple secret is ;) !

 



Recipe

  • 1-2 bags Apple of your choice { I used Paula Red}
  • half stick Butter
  • 4-5 tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons HONEY<~~
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg 
  • Crust of choice
* Garnish with some thick vanilla ice cream & a tall glass of milk!  *

After you've peeled & diced or halved the apples mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Make sure all of the apples are coated nicely with the mixture. If the apples seem to need more just add an adjusted amount of each ingredient to the bowl. Now set your mixture aside for a few minutes & get your dish ready with the pie crust. I used store bought , because homemade is a bit to flaky & thin for this hearty apple pie recipe. You can use any crust { store bought or homemade }. Line the dish & fill the pie just over the rim of the dish!  Add a few butter squares  around the dish & then cover your pie & pinch edges closed! Last ,but not least put a few slits in the top of your pie & sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Bake on 350 until golden brown!



Side Note: I always use a cooking tray to set my dish on while baking just in case some pie filling drips out !!


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

{ Cuban sandwich my way - You'll love it !! }

Happy almost Friday! I'm sharing this quick & tasty makeover of the Cuban sandwich. My husband adores these tasty buggers & grew up on them as a youngster { his mom was Cuban } ! Needless to say he scarfed  down two before I could even photograph !


  • 1 package {4}  Hawaiian rolls { or more depending on amount you're feeding}
  • Good deli cheese -Havarti,Swiss ,or Muenster { I used Muenster}
  • Bacon or boiled ham/lunch meat { I used bacon }
  • Pickles of your choice { I used homemade garlic}
  • Spray butter
  • Dijon mustard
  • Mayo

Take a baking sheet & line it with foil. Open the rolls & place a piece of cheese on the top & bottom of each roll. Add 2-3 pickles on bottom of the roll,then place the ham or bacon over the pickles . Place another piece of cheese over the pickles & bacon/ham & close. Do this with each one & then spray the tops with cooking butter lightly. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes on 350! While you're waiting for the sandwiches , start on the dip!! Add 3 tablespoons mayo & 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard & stir lightly! 




 
Mmm homemade pickles courtesy of my mum!



 Side Note: Cook the bacon in the microwave for about 5 minutes on high before putting them on the sandwiches ! You want the bacon flimsy/soft ,but still cooked! If you put them on the sandwiches raw ,they won't cook enough & your sandwich will be burnt!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Paige.Rose

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

{ 2014 Fall Home Tour }

Oh,joyous day! It's Fall time!!! I know, I'm a bit early ,but come on it's September, & in blog world that means everything Fall starts September 1st! I'm so excited to share with all of you our Fall decor in our dining room, kitchen ,& living room! Our front patio is also completed ,but you'll have to check back in a few days for that post ;) !! I hope you all enjoy the start of everything cozy , warm,& delicious ! Remember to take it all in,because it's the little things in life that matter-Right?! 

.. Dining Room ..


I picked up this cute beaded twine at Michaels for $7! It adds the perfect touch of Fall with a hint of rustic glitz to our chandelier !

Both of the layered trays are from HomeGoods! The white one was free & the wooden one was on clearance for $10!  Everything else I picked up at different times or was a gift. The bow however I made from leftover ribbon from a pack of pillows I bought at the lovely HomeGoods!


 
Mmm Baileys on a cold Fall night by the fire..Yes,Please! 
*This canister was a free thrift find !


 
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.. Kitchen ..



The pumpkin print was from leftover paper I had.
I picked this cute bucket up at HomeGoods last year for under $15, & added some Dollar Tree apples ! I thought it looked darling by the sink!
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.. Living Room ..

 
Still despise that cable box...Yuck!!



The 'Damper Open' tag is a garbage find. The books are from a thrift shop ,baskets are from Michaels & the daisy seed canister is also a garbage find { More about this rare little canister-coming soon! } .

The picture was made by my dear mum! I've posted about it before, & I just layered another frame inside of it for color & warmth!


 

Happy Fall Y'all !

Paige.Rose













Thursday, August 28, 2014

{ Fall is creeping our way ..:) }

I stepped outside our front door today with the cool breeze blowing & the smell of leaves & wood burning, yup Fall is on its way!! As soon as I smell Fall aromas & catch that cool breeze, you know that breeze where it's cooler outside then in?..Ya, that breeze! I know then it's time for Fall to roll around { Yay } !! I couldn't resist the beautiful flowers & bushes turning colors outside our front door ,so I cut a few stems  off & used them in our kitchen. They were so vibrant ,I  obviously couldn't  stop snapping pics !!! 
Enjoy!



I risked my life today trying to cut some branches off - bumblebee galore! Although, I love bumblebees ,& they're  said not to sting,I was still weary ..

We all know I love my wispy grass, & I adore when it changes to brown 'wheat' like strands!! 

Prettiest little homemade bouquet ! 


:)
Happy early weekend everyone, and be sure to enjoy the last bit of summer !!!

Paige.Rose





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