Friday, February 13, 2015

Just imagine beauty

Welcome to Weekend WOWS!

I recently came across these designs via web land .  These living spaces have so much inspiration.
I hope you love each design as much as I do.


it's the

exposed wood,  the stone fireplace, neutral colors,  and/or flooring.

dream along

love the fireplace

very inviting

loving these cabinets


dream kitchen

inspiration:  light fixture and coffee table

Hope you enjoyed the view from the ceiling to the floor.

Thanks for stopping by the Houz.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

red, white or pink

A day dedicated to love .... Happy Valentine Day

Is the 14th a special day for you?  Wedding or .......?

I have fond memories of attending a special friend's wedding anniversary as they celebrated

their love

on the date they tied the knot.

I really LOVED the celebration,


it brings a


as I share

my view of the LOVE-ly wedding anniversary

The color scheme said "valentine"....
....  always decorated

a pop of red

accented with a lot of

and lots of

There was always 
in the air

straight from

a candle here and candles everywhere

It was always beautiful!

Enjoy your day!

Thanks for stopping by the Houz


images inspiration over the web


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

after Christmas mantle

Happy winter all!

The Christmas rush, gift wrapping and entertaining are over.
 Now, it's time to relax and enjoy the snow and cold weather.

The secret to my relaxation is to decorate,


I began a redo,


smooth transition of my mantle.

The artwork set the mood and I couldn't wait to hang it.

See, it's a Christmas gift from me.  During one of my many Christmas shopping sprees, I spotted this piece of artwork at HomeGoods.  Yes, it was a bargain and my personality. I tried  soooo hard to stay focus but if you know me ......  you know the rest of the story.

Take a look at a pretty view in my dinning room. 

Are you ready for more snow?

My inspiration comes from natural and a little glitz

The birds were hanging on my white Christmas tree,
 but I feel they have a winter effect hanging from the branches.

Pine cones represent both winter and Christmas.
  I also use these around Thanksgiving.
It's a lot of fun shopping in your own home?

another in house find

Love this water can.  It's one of my favorite pieces.
You will find it somewhere in my home year round.

How pretty!

Enjoy your winter. 

Thanks for stopping by the Houz

Thursday, January 22, 2015

reflective of the porch

Welcome to the entrance of my home front porch

 It's winter,


the countdown to spring is on.

I love it when mother nature gives me a spring day in mid winter..  a sunny 60 degrees day.

You know me, I have to find outdoor activities:'s a perfect day  for winter sprucing of the porch and it's a perfect day for porch sitting.

These mild temps make me appreciate my porch even more, a cozy and relaxing extension of my home.

Here is my winter style:

Lets sip and chat for a while.
coffee or tea?

Check out how my red pillow compliments the rocker;  such an inviting combination. 

What a beauty to greet my guest.

If you look closer, you may see my reflection and the grand's trampoline.

That's the joy of being a Mi Mi!

Wreath is from Michael's year end Christmas sale for just $2.00. The  berries and pine cones are a perfect addition for a winter look.  What a deal. Thank you Michael's.

This is just what I needed.

The coca cola crate is a great ideal for my pine cones, mini lite tree and lantern.  Did you notice the stand is another crate?

The rockers are my porch's best friend.  A spot for me to escape and relax.

 A must have ... a red lantern. This style is a cozy one.
Can you guess what lies inside the lantern?


A view without trampoline .. .. love, love my wreath

This sign fits all seasons and all occasions.  a year round decor.

I hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I enjoyed the company.

Thanks for stopping by
Susan @ the Houz

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

time pieces

How time flies when you are doing what you love!
Happy decorating.

Ever find yourself attracted to the same décor and faced with the decision

 do I purchase another

maybe a different size


shape or texture


even a  different style or color?


If you take a peek inside my home and listen closely (not sure if it's ever quiet enough to hear the sound), you will find  my inspiration:

decorative clocks

with that

 rhythmic ticking

tick tock
tick tock

all in one space

as they

tell the story about my home

 Take a look at my catchy collection,

my story

as time flies with

joyful moments

lots of laughter
   vacation trips
   sharing a day at work

and some times

a tear drop  

happy childhood memories

excited vacation  trips


much much more

What's your inspirational décor?

Thanks for stopping by
Hope you are enjoying your day
Susan @ the Houz

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ushering in the new year with childhood memories

Crates are a popular home décor today !
I'm loving these creative crate designs I found via pinterest.  It brings back childhood memories as a farm girl.  It was nothing to see multiple soda crates on our farm.   I find myself thinking of how my parents re-purposed the crates in relations to today's design.  So many similarities. What a treasure we had stored away.
Ready for some inspiration?

this speaks to me

so many ideas

cool crates for a child's room

very unique

serving a purpose for a family room

seasonal ideas


perfect for the kitchen

Do we have any farm girls out there?  I'm missing those good old farm days.

Thanks for stopping by
Susan @ the Houz