I am not sure who created the saying 'Silence is Golden' but I will abide by that mantra today and take you through what Fall looks like outdoors, around our property all still, quite and beautiful..... because isn't that what nature offers us. Ahh...Fall. If you are new to Top This Top That, Welcome and know that I am not a big fan of that golden rule. Are you?
Happy Weekend! Hope you all had a marvelous week. So, initially I was enjoying the no phone and internet access in the house but now it is going on 9 days and.... I am ready. We had a most wicked storm that took out the transformer, our satellite and completely fried the TV in the den. I have had to schmooze up to hubby to post a few things this week, and I am hoping that we are back on track next week. Until then, here's some things that caught my eye this week.... while on my phone in the car ride line. Need to put these on the Christmas list.
I wasn't sure if I was going to share this today....in fear of being judged. I mean seriously who paints graffiti on their own garage walls....although I will admit the sentiment that my husband painted with our initials is so sweet. But still....who does that!
FYI- We aren't really graffiti artists. We used some of the garage in late winter to paint the kitchen cabinets, and the walls were used to test the paint sprayer, knowing that we would be painting them down the road.
This wasn't exactly my first time.....tiling, but it was my first time to tile a back splash... although I did paint one here in my kitchen. A few months back, I found this glass subway tile on clearance at Home Depot and decided to use it to make some updates to the laundry room.
You should know.... I am not a very fancy person.... although once upon a time many years ago and certainly before kids, I may have been or pretended to be. In fact, I am the complete opposite of fancy. I can't remember the last time I put on a gown ..... my wedding? I have never pressed table or bed linens ....who's got time for that anyways and I prefer using whatever fork I pick up for my salad and main course...and it's usually the same one.
Of all my DIY projects that I have done....wallpapering has not been one of them. I guess it always seemed so difficult and time consuming, besides the visions of stripping paper in tiny little pieces off the walls, was enough to tell me not to even begin..... until I saw this paper from here and fell in paper love.
Truth is, this rug takes me out of my otherwise 'predictable' comfort zone. I think the hot pink rug that I put in the craft room here, gave me the gentle push to start having some fun with colorful rugs and pillows. More like who I think I am. Ha.
I bought these curtain panels from Ikea months ago for the breakfast room and thought I would continue the steady stream of aqua on the windows. Still working through if I want to have the long panels in this space or use the panels to have some shades made.
Speaking of Ikea, would you believe I purchased these chairs about ~20 years ago when I lived in Houston. They are as good as new, all these years later.
I picked up the fun green pillows from Hobby Lobby for less then what it cost me for lunch. Ready for this.... $4.79. Seriously.
The blue pillows came from World Market... for the cost of dinner.
My beloved yard sale find table that I first shared here a few years ago, got a couple of coats of Nimbus Grey, which is the same color as the kitchen Island. And the pretty hydrangeas, courtesy of my garden.
Who knows, maybe the vibe of this room will last as long as those IKEA chairs, or I will just move on to some new colors....... cause that's just what us fun and colorful gals do. What colors are you having fun with in your home these days? I'll be taking a little break for the next few days to spend time with my family. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy 4th of July to all of my readers who will be celebrating our nations independence tomorrow. Be safe and have fun. Talk to you next week!
Although we have some amazing things going on in July, it's not one of my fav's when it comes to the temperatures. Way too hot. When you walk from the house to the garage ( approximately 8 steps) and sweat is already dripping from the forehead..... too hot.
Here's a few highlights from June, in case you missed any of it.
We are in the patriotic spirit around the house with my mantel here
and a fun tablescape here that I created out of .99 duct tape.
Enjoying my hot tea and cheerios here in our Summer breakfast room.
I am ready for you on the front porch here where I shared 5 tips every porch lover should have.
I turned an old plant stand and planter into a fun ice bucket. Perfect for those hot days outside.
and after a few long months, we finally finished the kitchen and revealed it here.
How was your month? Got any fun things planned....besides sweating?
Happy Friday! Was it a good week? Did you work smart, play hard and love more? Hope so...I did. Hard to believe the month is winding down. I am hoping that July goes at a snails pace since my kids go back to school the 1st of August. Nooooooooooo....Not yet! Here's some amazing stuff to get your weekend started.
Did you see that PINK rug here yesterday in my craft room, if not, here it is again, but this time.......
in my little girls bedroom.
See, I had originally planned for the rug to go in her bedroom but when I first saw it and loved it, me and the rug immediately made a dash into the craft room...and never left. For the record, I usually do not steal rugs from my children.
Needless to say she wasn't too pleased..... so mama ordered another from here. Now she is happy and sleeping quite comfortably.
I can't wait to share the changes that me and the pink rug made in her bedroom.
Oh, how I so wish we could craft together, here in my newly transformed craft room.
We could sit here talking about the latest in burlap trends, mod podge projects and .....
the color of the rug. You see, when I posted my craft room reveal here, some of you dear friends congratulated me on a job well done and how much you loved the RED rug. What..... although the rug in red would be a stunner!!
I must tell you that I love this hot pink rug so much, that I ordered another identical rug for my little girls bedroom. I feel both spaces were totally transformed with this chic .....pink rug. I wanted durability and color in both rooms, and this rug does that.
So, I am setting the record straight today not only with the color but giving you a chance to win a $150.00 credit towards any Mohawk rug, so you can get your own hot pink, red or whatever style and color rug you want.
That way, there's no confusion and we can get back to talking about something else!
Just leave me a comment below telling me what room you could use a new carpet in. That's it. For extra entries, leave me an additional comment telling me you shared with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. One entry for each share. Contest ends on June 14th. Winner will be chosen and notified via email, so please leave me your email in your comment. If I don't have it and you show up as a no reply, I won't be able to contact you and have to give the rug to someone else. Boo hoo.
PS- More contest rules and disclosures. I was provided a Mohawk rug in exchange for this review, but all opinions about my pink rug, are just mine.
Open to residents of U.S. only. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT June 14, 2014. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be notified within three days of the giveaway end. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email and claim their prize. Any prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen via Random.org. Sponsor will be responsible for shipping rug.
PPS- Here are some suggestions for looking online for a Mohawk rug. I selected my rug from Overstock:
Hey there! I have been a bit MIA this week as we were enjoying a wonderful family vacation at the beach. A week to disconnect and reconnect at the same time. If you follow me on instagram or facebook (if not, I would love you too) you may have seen images that I captured with some of the fun we were having.
Great times...for everyone. And during afternoon siesta time, I happened to stumble upon some pretty awesome projects that I thought you would want to see. AMAZING table from Bliss Ranch