Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Apple Green

I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving! I surely did and was so blessed to have most of my family over for Thanksgiving dinner! 
Well, two days before Thanskgiving I decided to repaint the coffee table in my familyroom apple green! As if I had nothing else to do! I do love white, but was feeling some color could make things pop and I've really been loving the color apple green lately! I knew if I didn't get it done before Thanksgiving, then I probably wouldn't get it finished until next year! I was thinking apple green might look kind of nice with my Christmas decorations, too!
This is the way it looked before. It really needed a redo especially since Jaclyn spilled red finger nail polish on it!   
The color I decided on was Bleached Spruce by Valspar. I also used minwax paste finishing wax to protect it. The wax made the color just a little bit darker which I liked.
I'm still trying to finish up all of my Christmas decorating! This room is still a work in progress and will post more of it soon!

I'm linking to Transformation Thursday at Shabby Chic Cottage
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Count your blessings...

Name them one by one!
When you start counting your blessings, your heart will have no room for anything else! Each day is a blessing, a gift from God!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you !


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another Side of the Road Find!

A few days ago this cute little night stand was sitting on the side of the road! Well, it didn't look exactly like this, but looked more like.....
When I first saw it, I knew it could be so pretty! I've been wanting to paint some furniture turquoise and so the paint color I used was Lyndhurst Duchess Blue by Valspar.
I just love my new night stand now! 

I'm linking to: Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY Design, Perfectly Imperfect and Knick of Time Tuesday!

Just a reminder to please enter my Giveaway for My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software! I'm giving away the software to make your very own digital scrapbook! 
This giveaway will end November 19!
Believe me, if I can do this anyone can! I am by no means computer savvy and this program is simple! It's also a lot of fun to create really cute scrapbooking pages! 
My Memories Suite Software Giveaway!


Friday, November 11, 2011

My Memories Suite Software Giveaway

I've never tried digital scrapbooking before, just the traditional scrapbooking. So when I was contacted by My Memories about hosting a giveaway featuring their scrapbooking software, I thought it would be fun to give it a try and see what digital scrapbooking is all about!
I am so glad I did! 
I had been working on a Lifebook for Jaclyn and now it is so much easier! This template "Love for a Life Time" is a free download. 

My Memories Suite is an award winning digital scrapbook software that is fun and easy to use! Using this software you can create digital scrapbooks, cards, calendars, photo books and gifts! I was surprised how easy it was to create beautiful scrapbook pages! There are so many different templates and papers to choose from! All you do is upload your photos (like you would do for your blog) right onto it. Their website has lots of tutorials to show you exactly how to use this software program.What I like is that when you have designed your own page, using all their embellishments, lettering and so much more, all you do is just print it out and put it in your traditional scrapbook! I'm thinking I could even use it to design a new blog header!  

If you would like a chance to win your own copy of the My Memories Software, just:

1. Become a follower of my blog Cottage Blessings and leave me a comment. If you are already a follower, leave a comment as well, for one chance!
2. Visit the My Memories site and choose your favorite digital paper pack. Leave me a comment telling me which one you would pick for a second chance!
3. For extra entries, follow My Memories on their BlogFacebook or Twitter. One extra entry for each follow. Leave me a separate comment for each follow.

Good luck! My Memories giveaway will end on November 19.

Now, if you would like to go ahead and purchase the My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software you may use my code and get $10 off the cost of  $39.97. You may also use my code to get a $10 discount off the purchase of any digital scrapbooking kits from the
My Memories Store. Copy and paste my code:


Monday, November 7, 2011

Family Fun Day!

Last Friday and Sunday we had lots of rain and thunderstorms! But, in between all that, Saturday was a beautiful sunny day! So we decided to take our two youngest kids out for a day trip. Now antique stores are not their favorite place to go, but they allowed me to shop for awhile at one of my favorites "Country Road Antiques" in Orange, CA.
They have the most beautiful antiques and I love how everything is displayed!
I thought the little lamp in the bird cage was really sweet.
If you're ever in Orange County, the Orange Circle is full of one of a kind antique stores!
Then we drove down near the beach to see Rogers Gardens. They had their Christmas room set up, which my kids really enjoyed. I think I'm ready for Christmas now and may even start pulling out some of my Christmas decorations!
Then we headed down for a walk on the Balboa pier. It was a little cool, but we didn't mind because...
we ate dinner at Ruby's on the pier!
The kids were excited to have hamburgers, fries and cherry coke!

We watched the big waves crashing and
 the sun setting behind us over Catalina Island!

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