White Décor in the Dining Room

I found a corner cabinet at the Salvation Army for $30.00 and quickly painted it white. That started my Dining Room mini-makeover.



Then I got curtains at Target. (I removed the old dark shutters)


Then more shelves, once again from Salvation Army ($3.00 each). I LOVE open shelves.



Happy Wednesday friends! xo



Repurpose Ladder into Birdhouse Stand

Last weekend I was lucky to find a FREE old wooden ladder on the side of the road. I have wanted one to create a bird house setting in my garden. Thankfully I had red paint and some old bird houses.    

   It’s at the edge of my back yard and I love seeing it from my porch.

I hope you’re having a happy day. 



Den Reveal

There’s new paint and a few accessories in my den. The ideas for this room were a collaboration from my awesome neighbors and good friends Karen and Cheryl, plus all the Instagram inspiration I see everyday.


I wanted a more clean and simple feeling.

Before After of Den TV

Before After den photo wall
Karen advised me to put up this curtain to give a more clean look since our large collection of DVDs are behind it.
My favorite addition to the room (the centerpiece) is this painting below. I have to give credit to my good friend on Instagram, Juler54.  She found it at Home Goods and posted it to her IG feed. Plus she recommended the paint color. I love both. The painting is special because it shows the bike path of one of my favorite beaches – Playa Del Rey, where I rode my bike many times, especially during college. Also, my husband lived  right on this beach when we met and we had our first date.
Den pic

Source List:

Wall Paint – Crystal Haze by Dunn Edwards

Paint Trim – Chantilly Lace Benjamin Moore

Rug and ottoman Tray – Target

Baskets under TV, Painting and Pillows and many accessories on the shelves – Home Goods

Lamp and Mirror – World Market


I hope you have a good day.



Laundry Room Update

There are so many gorgeous laundry rooms that are inspiring me. I love the one below from Duo Ventures Blog.

Laundry Room

So I decided to do a quick update on mine. It was getting really messy:

Laundry Room Before

I took everything off the shelves and cleaned it all really well. Then I put it all back, but in containers.

Laundry Room After Laundry room tablecloths Laundry Supplies Laundry Room Shelves

Before After Laundry Room

I had most of the baskets, but I picked up a few from Home Goods (Wash Container) and Target (White Baskets and detergent containers).

I hope you have a good day.






Vitamix Kale Smoothie Recipe

This is a quick, delicious and healthy Kale smoothie.

Green Smoothie

I got this recipe from my Pilates teacher, Marita.

Kale Shake


1 cup Almond Milk (I use 1/2 cup chocolate and 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla)

1 1/2 cups Kale (about 1 large handful) (you can also use spinach)

1/2 banana

1 Tablespoon peanut butter (I use a handful of cashews)

1 cup ice (you can add more or less depending on how thick you want it)

Put it all in the blender and blend for about 3 minutes, until smooth.

Kale Shake ingredience

It tastes like a banana shake with a little peanut butter and chocolate.  I LOVE IT. Kale is a SUPER veggie that is loaded with vitamins A, C and K. It’s a great way to start the day.

Have a good one.



Pie Crust Heart Cookies

Pie crust is my favorite, so when I saw these cookies made by Jennifer Rizzo I had to make them.


I used the Pillsbury crust and some semi sweet chocolate chips.

Pillsbury pie crust

heart shaped pie crust cookies

These are my cookies 😊

Pie Crust Heart Cookies - FollowingfriendsBlog

I used a knife to spread the melted chocolate between the cookies. Drizzling the chocolate on top was hard, but they sure tasted good.

I hope you have a happy Valentines Day 💕