Saturday, October 30, 2010

Learning something new

Hello Everyone!
Here are a few pictures that I applied Florabella Actions and Textures to.

They all have different actions and or textures applied to them.
I am sorry I didn't keep track of what I did either... next time I will. 

Keep in mind, these were dark pictures to start with and I am just learning how to do this.

I really can't wait to learn more about it.....
It is like painting a picture.

To make pictures bigger, please double click on the images.

This sweet little girl is my niece, she was one of the flower girls that day!

My nephew Joseph, the ring bearer

My nephew John, and his wife, Blaze

Margaret and Nicholas (my niece and nephew)

All of the above pictures had different florabella textures and or florabella actions applied to them.
Most of the pictures from that day were unfortunately dark like the picture of my niece at the bottom of this post....

On another note...
If you are interested in learning more about photography like I am, Lara Blair, 
also known as the Modern Prairie Girl, will be doing a week long tutorial on photography beginning 
Monday.  Lara's a talented photographer,
I can hardly wait to tune in on Monday!

Have a great weekend!
Take Care,

How they looked before...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Hello everyone!
I hope you are all having a great week.
I have a number of things to share with you in this post....
So be prepared it is very random....
I used a picture of dried lavender to try and break up each topic....

First off...
I received this french mustard jar in the mail last week from a good friend....
It was the inspiration behind my mantle redo.

I just love this sweet little jar!
I will have more pictures of my mantle on my blog next week, along with some other fall decorating pictures.

Speaking of Tracey I wanted to inform you about a book and a magazine that I bought from 
Tracey's online shop....

The book is called Lev Vackert.

It was written by Ingela Brolings and Petra Eriksson.
Both girls have beautiful blogs....

It is really a beautiful book.
It is almost 200 pages long, and is filled with so many decorating ideas. 

My friend Aina, from Modern Country, is featured in the book as well.
Congratulations Aina, your home is beautiful!

The book can be purchased in the U.S. at French

The magazine I bought from Tracey is called Jeanne D' Arc Living.

I only discovered this magazine last spring.
I have been hooked ever since.
This fall issue I think is my favorite issue.

It is filled with beautiful fall decorating ideas.
To make images larger... double click on the pictures.
She has the most beautiful home.

On another note...

I wanted to congratulate Stanna.... 
Stanna is the winner of the Lee La La giveaway.
Lindsay would like to generously offer my readers a 20% discount to anyone who
enters Dreamywhites20 at checkout of her etsy shop...
The offer ends November 1st.
Lindsay's etsy shop is called
Thank you Lindsay!

On a final note...

Cabbages and Roses is having their first giveaway on their blog....
They are giving away a pair of their handmade wellington boot socks.
They are knitted in England from organic wool from sheep raised on the H.R.H.
Prince of Wales' Duchy Farms.

Please be sure to visit Cabbages and Roses!
Don't you just love Cabbages and Roses!

Hope you all have a great week!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by!
Take Care,

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Chair Makeover

Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to share a few pictures of my chair that I had recovered this summer.

In the picture below you can see what it used to look like.
The green chair in the corner~

I used to keep it wrapped with an antique sheet.

I had it recovered in one of my antique hemp linen sheets.

I really like how it turned out.

On another note....
I purchased some Florabella actions this last week!
Now I know what I have been missing out on all this time!

I used actions on all of the pictures in this post.
You can see both of these pictures have slightly different actions applied to them.

I can't wait to show you what  a difference they made on some pictures I took of my nephew's wedding.

I was so disappointed in how my pictures of the wedding turned out. 
However I was able to salvage a few of my pictures with the Florabella Actions.
They are well worth the investment!
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Take Care,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jeanne Oliver~ A Bushel and a Peck

Jeanne Oliver just came out with a wonderful new line of clothing and handbags.

The name of the new line is French Brocante.

Congratulations Jeanne!
Your new line is beautiful!
Don't you just love The French Brocante line?
This girl is so talented!
Jeanne is also giving away a $200.00 gift card to her store.

All the photographs on this post are property of Jeanne Oliver.

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Lee lala giveaway

Hello everyone!
Lindsay from Lee Lala, would like to giveaway one of her beautiful wrap bracelets to one lucky reader.
Lindsay has an online etsy shop called Lee lala.
Lindsay recently sent me one of her wrap bracelets.
She sent me the clear as day it's a wrap bracelet.
I love it.

It is very chic and very well made!
It really can be worn with any outfit too.
Thank you Lindsay... I love it....

I asked Lindsay if she could tell us a little something about herself.

I am a stay at home momma to my sweet girl Landyn. I started my online boutique as a way to express my love to create. I love all things girly and over the top, and I think this reflects thru in my creations. I try not to take myself too seriously! Before being a momma, my love was in fashion so I try to revisit that now and again! 

Lindsay is giving away one single wrap bracelet to one lucky reader....

The bracelet is made with faceted semiprecious leopard and silver stones with metal plated beads detail, it is a handmade leather bracelet designed to wrap around the wrist once.
They are beautiful.
All you have to do is visit Lindsay's etsy shop, and come back and leave a comment stating that you would like to win.
Lindsay would like to give you an extra entry if you are a follower of her blog...
and or if you like her on facebook...
Thank you Lindsay.
The giveaway ends Sunday October 24th.

Have a great Wednesday!
Take Care,

Monday, October 18, 2010

Waiting for the leaves to change color

Hello everyone!
I want to say thank you to everyone who left me such encouraging comments on my last post.
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have discovered the wonderful world of blogging!
You guys are the BEST!
Thank You!

I have some fall decorating ideas I want to share with all of you, however
I am waiting for the leaves around here to change color.
I found these branches up in the mountains a few weeks ago...
Hopefully I will soon have some better fall pictures for you.....

Onto another note....
Over the past couple of months I have received a number of inquiries about advertising on my blog.
After giving it much thought, I have decided
I will be making room for advertising on the top right side of my blog, starting  November 1st.
I will have a limited amount of spaces....
So if you are interested in advertising on my blog you can email me at

Hope you all have a great week!
Take Care,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Romantic Prairie Style~Fifi O'Neill

Fifi O'Neill just revealed the book cover for her new book, Romantic Prairie Style!

Fifi, not only wrote the book, but was also the stylist!

All the photography in the book is by Mark Lohman.

I can hardly wait to get the book!
The book is now available on Amazon for pre-order.

It is still very hard for me to believe, but that is my dining room in the above photograph!
Thank you Fifi for featuring my home in your book, I am truly honored!

Here are a few of the talented girls you will find featured in Fifi's new book!
Congratulations to everyone!

Thank you Fifi and Mark!
If you would like to pre-order the book on Amazon, you can do so by 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A couple of announcements

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all having a great week.
I wanted to share a few links with you today.
Traci Thorson is sharing a blog banner tutorial on her blog today.

Traci is a professional photographer, I just love her photography... I hope you get a chance to check out her 

On another note~
Two friends are having Fun Giveaways~

Melanie is giving away everything you see in the above photo!
Pretties and Posies

My friend Zaira is giving away a one year subscription to Belle Inspiration, an online magazine!
Little Emma English Home

Good Luck!
I have been working on a few things to share with you guys.... 
Hopefully next week...
Have a great week!