Thursday, February 24, 2011

Our House Restoration - LAUNDRY ROOM

The remodel of our laundry room happened sooner than we anticipated. A couple of years ago, we were forced to remodel the laundry room after a disasterous water leak on the west side of our house. The leak damaged the floor and walls of a second floor bathroom and then seaped through to the room below, the laundry room.

There is no way to describe the state of the laundry room before the remodel. I did not take pictures before the water leak, as we were not yet working on that room and I thought I would have time to document the disaster. Little did I know it would get worse before it got better.  We awoke one morning to water pouring through the ceiling, and there just wasn't time to stop and snap pictures.  Looking back, it seems odd that I did not stop to take pictures. I take pictures of everything.  Anyway...

The good news is that in a matter of a couple of months, I had a brand new laundry room.  I appreciate that laundry room even more now that we have a ten month old at home, so in celebration of this heavenly space (at least it is to me), I decided to repost pictures of the remodeled space.

Have a wonderful, washed and clothes-line fresh kind of day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sign of Spring

I wonder if they realize that Winter has not yet gone away but is simply taking a temporary vacation?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

OWOH Winners!

When we first heard about One World - One Heart, we were so excited!  My sweet boy was thinking with eyes in wide amazement (and of course, I understood!)... Mommy!  You mean to tell me we can journey around the world and visit wonderfully creative people without ever leaving our house?!" Yes!  Yes, we can!  And it's almost as fun as visiting with them in person, I replied!

And we'll have a chance to sign up to win beautiful giveaways?  And WE will get to give away something special, too? he seemed to say.  Actually, it came out as "Da Da Ga Boo, Da," but I knew what he was trying to say.  Yes!  Yes, we will, I replied!

As we watched the comments and entries come in, it was a nail biter!  WHO will win?  WHO will be the lucky one?  Oh, how exciting!!!!!!


And today, we drew the winners!  And we're so happy to announce them!  See that big smile!?  He's thinking, This is so much fun, and we're so happy for the winners!!!!


I have had the most wonderful time on my One World - One Heart journey around the world, and I have seen some of the most amazing blogs and creative giveaways! It has truly been a joy, and I am looking forward to exploring so many of these fabulous blogs in more depth. 

I had so many SWEET comments on my blog that I decided to add another giveaway and actually choose two winners.  I was very scientific in my selection process (I asked my hubby to give me two random numbers between 1 and 195), and without further ado, I am pleased to announce the winners:


Amy will receive a box of goodies that will include (but not be limited to):  old stamps, old stickers and clip art, scraps from old magazines, art papers, and anything else I think she might like.


Ziggy will receive a packet of goodies that will include art paper, stickers, vintage stuff and anything else I think she might like.

These two ladies are WONDERFUL ARTISTS, and I encourage everyone to visit their beautiful blogs. I am certain that you will be as impressed as I am.  I know they will put these nifty little bits and pieces to wonderful use.

OWOH has been so much fun, and I would like to thank Lisa, our wonderful and gracious host, at A Whimsical Bohemian for sponsoring such a fun event. I am so sad that this is the last year...but OWOH will live on in our hearts! Thanks for bringing all of us bloggers together, Lisa!

Congratulations and thanks to all participants!  We feel that WE are the big winners because we have been able to "meet" so many wonderful and creative people!  Thank you to ALL who left comments and visited with us, and thanks to all who have decided to follow us!  We are so excited to get to know you!!

OWOH Blessings!

Monday, February 14, 2011


I've fallen in love many times... always with you.

Happy Valentines Day
to my wonderful husband with whom I am fortunate enough to share my life.

I am one very blessed woman,

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter Wind

Here it comes again, approaching from the west, bringing with it hints of the snow that will soon follow. Another blistery cold night in Tennessee and the promise of snowy weather this evening will keep us indoors, tucked in tightly beneath our quilts and dreaming of spring. 

Stay warm in your corner of the world tonight!

One World One Heart 2011

WELCOME, to my serendipitous blog!  I am an artist, a writer, a mother, a wife, a collector, a yard-saler, a flea-marketing, auction-going lover of all things vintage and antique.  My husband and I have been married for five years, and we live in a 160+ year old home that is listed on the historic register.  We are slowly working on this grand old house and filling it with art, furniture, antiques and things that we love.  Sometimes the going is slow, but we do love making this place into the home of our dreams.  And she's quite a pretty lady!  We juggle the ups and downs of living in an old, old house with our every day, hectic lives filled with cats, dogs, full-time jobs, and, most importantly, our nine-month old son.  No day is typical around the Little Young House!  I hope you'll make yourself a nice cup of tea, put your feet up and stay awhile at my blog.  I'd love to get to know you!

ANYWAY, on to the good stuff!  I AM GIVING AWAY A SPECIAL PRIZE (see below for details)!  This giveaway is open to all active bloggers worldwide.  Just leave a comment and make sure I have a way of contacting you if you should win.  I'd also love to visit your blog, so please be sure to tell me how I can do that.  I'll announce a winner on February 17, 2011.

WHAT WILL YOU WIN?  Oh, you artists out there will love this!  How about a box of old stamps, old stickers, old clips of art work snagged from old magazines and books...a box full of goodies that will help you create up a storm!  Just looking through these things gets my creative juices flowing!  I can just imagine all the things I could do with these wonderful old treasures. 

Leave me a comment...that's all you have to do to enter!  And I hope you'll stop by and visit with me again soon!