Thursday, May 28, 2015

Delayed - Show and Tell Friday will be up on Friday morning!

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Sorry for the delay but I will be putting Show and Tell up Friday morning sometime. Please come back!


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Upcoming Memorial Day - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!
 
I don't really have anything new to share this week but I am looking forward to a long weekend. Monday is a holiday in the U.S. (Memorial Day) and I've decided to take a vacation day on Friday to make it a 4-day weekend! 
 
I'll be hanging out with my girlfriends. I feel so fortunate to have such good girlfriends!  The plan was to go to a beach party with a beach bonfire in the evening but the weather in Northern California has not been normal. It's been about 15 degrees cooler than normal so I think the beach party is getting pushed out to a later date!  We will still find something fun to do though...I'm sure!
 
This was us last weekend, although we are missing Nancy who I think was off getting drinks for us!
 
The blondes....Christine, me, Karen and Gina

I hope you all have a great weekend. I'm planning on using some of my time off work painting some more furniture so I hope to have that to share next week!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Beach Cottage Style Bedroom - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!
 
This week at work we had a baby shower for a coworker expecting a little girl.  We were decorating a conference room for the shower and I thought it would be nice to have some pink roses.  I brought in this little bouquet holder that I bought at the Alameda Antique Faire many years ago.  Then I picked some roses that are growing along the parking lot of my company! There must over 50 of these rose bushes and the roses are starting to dry out so I didn't see any harm in picking a few.  Every day when I take my lunch time walk I pass by these and I always want to pick some! I can't believe I finally had the nerve to do it!
 
 
 
I decided to bring the bouquet home and placed it on my bedside table! Amazing what a little pink did in my bedroom!  It makes me smile every time I walk in there! 


 
It just adds such a romantic touch!
 


I wish I could afford to buy fresh flowers for every room in my apartment every week!  Now that the rent in Silicon Valley is sky-rocketing, I can barely afford rent so buying flowers every week is a luxury I can no longer justify!



I still haven't decided if I should paint the gold mirror I found awhile back on Craigslist or leave it gold...




Seashells and roses...the perfect combination against my white bedroom! I love the beach cottage look!  The Pacific Ocean is a 30 minute drive away but when I'm home I feel like I'm near the ocean!
 
 At night when I go to sleep I can hear the traffic going by and it sounds a little like waves rolling in but you just don't get that sound of the waves crashing as they hit the shore...I still fall asleep every night pretending its the sound of the ocean not the sound of cars! haha!






 






 
My bedroom is an ongoing project but I'm finally getting to the look I want.  I just wish I could add a crystal chandelier but I'm not allowed to hang anything from the ceiling in my apartment!
 
 
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Thursday, May 07, 2015

The freshly painted side table - Show and Tell Friday

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 Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!
 
Last weekend I decided to move some furniture around. I originally had my TV on this table on the other side of the room next to the fireplace and I had a vintage dresser here.  I like it this way so much better!  It inspired me to give it a fresh coat of paint...chalk paint of course!  I bought this table at a thrift store years ago and my daughter used it as a vanity table for years. It really needed a fresh coat of paint.  It's hard to tell from this photo but I did distress it a little.
 
It's hard to get a good photo of both rooms because my living room gets so much more light because of the big sliding glass door.  The rooms are both painted the same color but you wouldn't know that by looking at this photo!

 Now I want to freshen all my painted furniture up!  Maybe my bedroom furniture will be next. I spilled some perfume on my dresser and it stripped the paint right off of it. I once swore that I was never going to paint any more furniture but it's so easy with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I don't have to strip and sand before I paint it. I enjoy the painting part but I hate the prep work!


 
 
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bougainvillea - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! 

Last week I went to Costco just to buy some groceries until I saw this gorgeous bougainvillea out in front of the store. I couldn't resist!  Costco always seems to get me with something I want but don't really need!


Luckily I already had a pot to transplant it into. 



I'm really loving the colors of this bougainvillea.  They grow like weeds here in California but I've never grown one in a container before.  I've also never seen one with pink and white flowers.  The colors go from light to dark, almost like an umbre effect. 




I seem to have a lot of pink flowers on my balcony.  Here is another one...



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