English Garden….

One of my favorite magazines is Country Living....I've been subscribing to it for many years.....I also love to go on to their site http://www.countryliving.com/ ....they always have such wonderful stories, how-to's and great decorating....but today I wanted to share "English Garden"  with you.....stop over, have a cup of tea and enjoy......... 6 Ways to Plant a Perfect English Garden When art dealer Joyce Nereaux Moore and her journalist husband, Gerald Moore, bought their home on the riverbank of Hudson, New York, in 1999, they knew they needed to change their then-confused … [Read more...]

It’s Tuesday…

  Yup, that's as far as I got............                                      ........... No explanations............ ..........no drama induced burnt Eggs Benedict caused it............ I just woke up and realized that today I got nothin'..............to write about...........that would spark an interest.......or get your creative juices running...........no inspiration..........no DIY on how to convert the dishwasher into a flatscreen TV so you could see how all that Mac n' Cheese from last night washes away .......No cute way of taking a box of 8,685 Q-tips and turning it into … [Read more...]

Guestroom makeover…

  Yup, its Wednesday, February 26th.....and you know what today is? ANOTHER SNOW DAY HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA! Yup, that's right folks.....believe it or not....it's snowing-again! So, we need to find something to motivate us......I've been visiting all my favorite blogs the last two days.....that's why I've been MIA... It seems that Guest Bedrooms are this weeks "Go To" project....so it got me thinking......being Al and I are empty nesters now....I have two "Guest Bedrooms".......below is the first one -  sad, forgotten, not - used - much, that I refer to as the Yellow Rose … [Read more...]

Snow vs. Spring!

Hi everyone! Yes I know...its been a few days.....but there has been a series of events that has kept me awfully busy since Friday..... It's called .....SNOW.... ....... yes, can you believe it?........SNOW.......like we didn't have enough! I have it on good authority that Mother Nature went to visit her second cousin on her mothers side who lives in Buffalo , NY and got snowed in! Her I-phone was not charged so she is unreachable! How does that sound?........ I know I didn't buy it either when my husband, the Plow God offered up this as an excuse for forging the most … [Read more...]

Creativity…

Here I was surfing Pinterest.....which I finally admit I'm addicted to! I have so many of my own projects in the works....but here I am looking for more "Creativity".....I found so much! I thought I would pass along some really cute idea's that probably won't take too much time or money...... Many items can start out as a flea market find or a second hand furniture shop....sometimes you might luck out and find a great deal on the side of the road! My rocking chair and table were tossed to the curb, after a bit of sanding and some paint....this is what I have......   Now … [Read more...]

Another room makeover…

So you saw the dining room, now here is the living room.....My husband painted it and put up the chair rail, now the crown moulding is ready to go up....as he was painting he turned and nonchalantly said " So what about furniture - have you any ideas?" .......WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! .....IDEAS?......... .......like right now? today right now? you mean.......now - now?........ So what am I going to do? Thinking very quickly, and figuring its a trap I asked the one question you should never ask a husband....... ....Do you have any furniture ideas?...... Now before you say "Oh, Lois its his … [Read more...]

Christmas Past!

Well hello there! .....yes it is I....... ....And yes....I survived! Although I did sleep in today.....how nice that was to watch the sun come up over the pines while still under my fifteen blankets and three fur-babies! But now its time to think forward....New Year's is a week away.....What resolutions are you making? or not making? Have any milestones you want to reach? I have the same "Things" on my list, but in a different order this time.......getting healthy and losing weight are among the top five of my list....but I've got a few that are aiming at the #1 … [Read more...]

Ornament gifts…

Today I'm going to share a secret......               ....I love to give little gifts to friends that will be remembered - always......                       .......I know baked goods are great on Christmas morning with a cup of coffee..... but something you made or in this case, "Made Better".....is always nicer........it doesn't have to be expensive, it just has to come from the heart..... On Christmas Eve afternoon I make a "Santa Run" to four of my close friends...... I find an ornament that I love and I just take it up a notch.....put my own touch to it........ Here are a … [Read more...]

Home for the holidays….

  Well as you can see we have been busy here at Pineridge Hills! I promised a few surprises.......but first let me show you the Dining room Makeover.....its not totally done ( My husband says by Friday!)..the crown moulding has to go up.....but I am loving it so much....what a difference a gallon of paint can make! What do you think? Here is how it looked last week....   And Now.......   I even gave one of the hutches a "Makeover"....... I decided to display my "Christmastime" china set by Nikko.....this set is over twenty-five years old and … [Read more...]

Red Doors….

What is the meaning of a red door on a house?  A red door means "welcome".......but there are many meanings to a red front door: In Feng Shui, a red door symbolizes the mouth of the home. By painting our door red (or any bright color that stands out) chi (positive energy) is drawn to the house. It is the entry point in which abundance and opportunities find us. The Chinese consider red to be the lucky or sacred color. Many doors are painted with a fresh coat of red just before Chinese New Year to invite good luck and happiness. In Ireland, a red door is supposed to ward off … [Read more...]