Sunday, September 21, 2014

Peaceful Sunday…..


A sweet chapel in the woods. Photography by / Venue by


Love is not needing a snooze button on your alarm clock
because when it goes off the first time in the morning
the thoughts of your loved one
make it impossible to fall back asleep.

~Natasha Harris


Friday, September 19, 2014



We had a taste of fall weather this week

with a lit bit of summer weather thrown in too!

Not a bad week in my opinion….

.A little eye candy to start your weekend off right!







Plate rack


Have a great weekend my friends!!!

a`la prochaine……


Thursday, September 18, 2014

A new rug pad…….


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Originally when I bought the Oushak rug for our living room I went with a rug pad like this from a big box store:

All Surface Rug Pad

My seagrass rugs had a rubber backing so I didn’t use a rug pad with them. In the end the rubber backing deteriorated and smelled bad which is why I decided to buy new rugs in the first place. However I quickly discovered there weren’t many options for rug pads available locally which is why I ended up with the rug pad pictured above. The rug pad stuck to the floor pretty much instantly but the rug still shifted around on top of it. When I decided to move the Oushak rug to our bedroom I decided to pull the rug pad up which left a grid pattern on the floor even though it was only down for a short time. In the end I selected a rug pad from: Rug Pad USA.


I selected the Premium Lock rug pad for hardwood floors because it was rated the highest for cushion, durability, and grip AND it has a 20 year warranty!!! As exciting as it is to buy a new rug, buying a rug pad….not so much! So, I wanted something that would last a long time that I wouldn’t need to replace every few years plus they are manufactured right here in the good ole USA!!!!!! I like that they show the rating for the rug pad so there is no guessing on whether or not it is just what you are looking for and I also got to select the thickness I needed. The reviews from customers are under the product so you can see what people are really saying.

The rug pad arrived quickly and was rolled up in plastic.

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It sat in the corner for a few days because the thought of moving all the furniture again didn’t exactly sound appealing. The other day I decided it was time to just do it  so I marked the corners of the rug on the floor with painters tape so I could place the rug back in the room in the exact same spot without repositioning it a 101 times.

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I have to say I am quite impressed because the rug does not move at all!!!! Since the rug does not have a tight weave even my dogs running thru the house before would make the rug shift and bunch up in certain areas. Now it stays put nicely!

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So, If you are looking for a great rug pad that is reasonably priced click over to Rug Pad USA. They also have rug pads for outdoors if you are lucky enough to have a great outdoor space to relax in. PLUS they are also offering 10% off and free shipping!!!!!

*This is a sponsored post, however all opinions expressed are my own.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New pillows in the guest bedroom……



When I switched things around in the living room I moved the two white French chairs to the guest bedroom. Of course then they needed new pillows……


The pillows are from Ballard Designs and are linen with a metallic print on the front and a solid linen on the back.




A little vignette on the washstand across from the bed….the bottles were an auction find many years ago.


Amazingly enough the Orchid is still blooming!!!!!


Joining the party at:

Savvy Southern Style

Hope to see you there!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Peaceful Sunday…..


Autumn in Appalachia

Love is something you can't describe
like the look of a rose,
the smell of the rain,
or the feeling of forever.

~Kristen Kappel


Friday, September 12, 2014



We have been experiencing cool fall like weather the last couple of days. I actually had to close the windows yesterday so the house wouldn’t get too cool. I love fall so I am in heaven and feel almost giddy!!!!!

 A little fall inspiration to start your weekend off right…..

bella here


Autumn Welcome




Mums and pumpkins are great for simple and easy fall decorating.



Have a great weekend my friends!
a`la prochaine…..


Thursday, September 11, 2014

We remember……..





by ~Sarah Petrie

Normal morning

Shattered by thieves of existence,

Helplessly watching

My heart is so torn

Mass pain, inexpressible by words, incomprehensible

Tears hold more voice than I.

I long to hold you;

I long to hold you, to wipe the dust of catastrophe from you;

So many weep; I feel helpless.

I see your searching soul

Panic, pain, confusion

Your loved ones are lost

"Where have they gone?'

'Can you help them?'

Perhaps they are here,


Perhaps not.

I wish I could help you;

That day my tears called out your name;

I will never forget you.


In God We Trust