Tidbits of Spring in the Kitchen

Hope you all enjoyed your First Day of Spring yesterday.

I have been traveling and a bit in the vacation mode.

While my hubby holds down the fort, I will be visiting my mom while

my brother and sister-in-law are away, as she lives with them,

so my posts may be a bit sporadic the next couple of weeks

and will include some happenings with my mom.

Good thing she does not mind getting in front of the camera.

Today, I shall bring you some Tidbits of Spring in the Kitchen.

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The Great Room Refreshed for Spring

We have been experiencing unusual warmer temps here

and many flowers and trees are blooming.

I am sure this warming trend will not last,

however; I thought it was time to get

The Great Room Refreshed for Spring.

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A Simple Hydrangea Tablescape and More Gilding

I  had a busy week this past week.

So what did I accomplish?

A Simple Hydrangea Tablescape and More Gilding.

My busy week included getting prepared for cooking and baking

for my turn at our Dinner Group this past weekend

and gilding the lily again.

First, here is what I thought needed a little more glam to its appearance.

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How to Add French Flair to a Table

I have seen so many beautiful French inspired pieces with beautiful gilding.

Painted pieces embellished with beautiful trim and carving that has been gilded.

I have a table that I just recently painted white and distressed it.

How to add French flair to a table?

Gild it with Rub ‘n Buff!

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A Decorating Blooper

We all make decorating mistakes … mishaps …

that,  “why did I do that?”  kind of thing.

Well, the other day I featured my little sunroom makeover.

I happened to be looking at the photos in the post and gasped.

A Decorating Blooper ! …..  you know,  just like those shows that feature Bloopers and Blunders?

Well I certainly blooped and blundered.

First, I will you  show you how I corrected my Blooper.

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How I Easily Added Pink To My Decor and the Giveaway Winner

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my farmhouse sink

 filled with a variety of pink flowers from Trader Joe’s.

That is how I easily added pink to my decor.  I added pink flowers 

to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to add a happy color to the rooms on these winter days.

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How An Inspiration Piece Can Change A Room

I received a gift from the sweetest person the other day.

I put that piece in my sunroom and the wheels started turning.

Come along with me and see

how an inspiration piece can change a room.

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Blue and White with a Dash of Pink

More often that not,

a trip to the grocery store can yield changes in a room.

That happened this weekend when trips to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s

brought about changes in the Great Room.

Changes of more blue and white and a dash of pink!

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Changes in the Guest Room and it’s Ready for Guests

When I danced to the Furniture Shuffle (again) to add a piece to the sunroom,

there was an empty area in the Guest Room that needed to be filled.

Oh my, I cannot let an empty space stay empty for long!

So I made some changes in the Guest Room and it’s ready for guests.

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Top Ten Posts of 2016

When I researched my Top Ten Posts of 2016, I was not surprised, yet surprised.

I am sure you know what I mean. Posts that I thought would definitely make

it in the Top Ten, did not and some that did, was a pleasant surprise.

I want to thank you,  my fabulous readers for your support in 2016,

and I will strive to bring even greater ones for you in 2017.

So we shall do a countdown, starting with the Number 10 post.

Number 10

The bHome Fall Tour – The Sunroom

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