TCB Over! And Refreshed!

She’s BAAAAACK!!!!  And She is REFRESHED!!! 

Let me start by saying “THANK YOU” to all of you that have come by checking  on me!  Your comments and emails have meant so much!  You blogging gals are the best!!!!  I have been just fine, but very busy!  Nothing major going on, just lots of little things, and really some days I have done absolutely NOTHING…LOL :) Just enjoying a little R&R!  And, I have to tell you, that I have really enjoyed visiting with all of you during my break….I took my time with visiting and didn’t feel rushed to get around to everyone….do y’all ever feel rushed when you do your visiting…so many blogs to visit and so little time…but during my break, I felt more relaxed….visited when I wanted and for as long as I wanted….I had gotten to the point in my visits that they seemed more of a chore then a pleasure…and such a rush…..I remembered when I first started blogging….what a PLEASURE it was to sit down and just visit….then as my blog grew….I felt the responsibility to visit with everyone….it was more then I could possibly keep up with….unless I never wanted to wear clean clothes and take a shower…..I hope you all understand and maybe you can even relate.  I had to step away and evaluate BLOGGING … what is my conclusion…you ask……well, I still love it!!!!  I have put so much time and love into it, not to mention how much I really do enjoy it!!  I never want to forget how I started blogging, and that my friends is because of you all!!!  I was so impressed with the blogs I had spent months visiting before I started my own.  I never want to forget how I enjoyed visiting your blogs and how it always felt like sitting down with a new magazine or decorating book every day!   I use to hurry through my house work…so I could spend the afternoons visiting with you all!  So, thank you all again for all you have meant to me and for standing beside me during my break!   I’m refreshed and ready to BLOG!!!!

Along with my refreshing time…my house has seen some refreshing too!

Warning: you will see lots of Gold in this post….Am I  the only gal that still loves her gold? Probably!

~A Powder Bath Refreshing~

DSC07262 See this pretty mirror….Not so pretty in this powder bathroom to me…..


DSC07272New mirror~Likey…..much better!   Found at Ross a couple months ago.  But as I look at it….It feels like it need something under it….there is quite a bit of space between the mirror and the sink……SO y’all hold that thought!!!!!


DSC07335 Lots of blank, empty walls in this powder room….Y’all know I am NOT a minimalist…but when it comes to my walls…I am always so timid about nailing holes in my walls… knees get weak and I break out in a cold sweat when I have to put a nail in the wall…..I am trying to over come…lol ;)  


DSC07336 One thing I do love is….Plates on the wall!!!  I never shy away from a pretty plate!


DSC07337 I probably have too many hanging in my house, but they make me happy!


DSC07268 This was the other side of the powder room…..It’s pretty….but…..


DSC07424This is prettier!  Notice the “W” in the picture above it was gold…now it’s black….it really pops now.  I know that table needs to be black also….I’m thinking…..about painting it…. :) 


DSC07409 I’ve had these plates for about a year….they were in the kitchen…in a display cabinet. The picture is a new find, from an antique store in Clinton, TN.


DSC07408 When I saw this picture I gasped and knew I had to have it! 


DSC07406 I just adore the black and white bunnies.


DSC07414 Need Kleenex!!!!  ;) 

Keep holding that thought about the space between the mirror and sink…..

This post is all over the place…lol :)   You would think…It was my first post ever…lol ;)


~Moving on to the kitchen~

corner cabinets 016 Remember this little corner….here’s what it did look like.


DSC07426 Notice anything????   More plates…..told y’all I love ‘em!  Oh, and that iron basket there…..well be full of fruit, someday…;)  It’s taking me for ever to find enough to fill it up…since I am looking for it at yard sales.


DSC07427 Do any of y’all have these plate display racks???  They were at the Dollar Tree several years ago and I bought 3 of them….it was green, but I changed that with a little spray…lol ;)  I hung one in the sun room when I bought them, but the other 2 have been waiting patiently in my storage closet….still have one more to hang. 



Have you been holding that thought????

DSC07432 See this BIG platter???  Found it at a pawn shop….for 7$ I never go to pawn shops, but hubby loves them…so while out with him this week we found a pawn shop that had bought out a ton of stuff from Target….I’m talking bedding, lamps, candles, dishes…etc…..My first thought was to write a Bible verse on it and hang it in the kitchen….good idea right?   Holding thought still?????


DSC07435What do you think….doesn’t look to bad does it?!  Seems like a perfect spot…..maybe add a gold “W”?????  Maybe a Bible verse in gold???….maybe a quote in gold….I know, maybe…..Wash Your Hands????? LOL :) …..I’ve been breaking too long, haven’t I… ;)


DSC07441 What would you put on it????


DSC07442Leave me your thoughts. My thoughts…  I wish I would have bought 2 of them….cause I need want one for the kitchen. Shoot Far! :)


I hope you have enjoyed a couple of small and simple changes….I have a few more coming….and I have a BIG GIVE coming soon….y’all will love IT!!!!!   Stay tuned for more details!!


I want to leave you all with a quote I read, in a book, that I will be sharing with you soon…..

If you love life you will never squander your time, for time is the stuff that life is made of.


Enjoy your weekend!!!  Blessings to you all!

This has been one strange post….thank you for staying with it!!! LOL ;)


Beth in NC said...

Oh my goodness! You came back in all your glory! I love your changes (of course everything looked great to start with).

I don't know what you should put on that lovely platter. It will be interesting to see what you do with it!

Welcome home (hee hee)!

Lisa said...

Miss Nancy, you did get your rest! You are just one little fireball of energy! I LOVE everything you did! The plates in the bathroom...perfect. The vignette in the kitchen...perfect. The black tray below the mirror...too perfect! Girl,I've got to find me a pawn shop!:)

Stacey said...

Nothing rejuvenates like a few little changes around the house. I love all your plate arrangements and the new mirror! You are so good and we are so glad you are back.

Debbie said...

Nancy, its so good to have you back. I was thinking of you earlier today, wondering when we might hear from you again. I think I have the changes you made and welcome back. Debbie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your little vignettes! My first thought with the tray was to use some of those vinyl letterings available, whether you do an initial or some cute and clever saying relevant to a bathroom, maybe even a crown {although then the tray would work better over the toilet than sink - crown - "throne", okay, I don't need to explain that one!}. Curious to see what you do with it now.

Love the Decor! said...

Love all you have done!! Very creative. I think you should write cleanliness is next to Godliness on your platter LOL!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, Mrs.Nancy, I'm so glad you're back. I've missed seeing all the beautiful things you've created in your home. I love your bathroom, and the little tray is just perfect. How about "If you sprinkle while you tinkle, please be sweet and wipe the seat!" haha I'm of course kidding; however, I imagine living with 2 boys and 1 husband, it might not be a bad idea! :) All kidding aside, I think a "W" would look great on the tray. I know whatever you choose will be perfect!

Colleen said...

SO happy to have you back. I have missed you terribly. I LOVE the picture of the girl and bunnies. Love all your plates! Can't wait to see more.

Melissa Miller said...


Yes! I do understand for sure. Sometimes I visit and comment on so many blogs in a row that my back aches so badly it's not even funny. I get lost in Blogland and have to remind myself to step away.
Like you I just love it and all the friends I have made. Sigh.

All of your decorating updates are beautiful! I do adore gold! Your new finds are all so lovely.

I would write someting simple like ~Welcome~ or ~Biennvue~ or you can't go wrong with a "W" or maybe even your last name with "Est. and your wedding year". ~Good Luck!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh Nancy I'm so glad you're back!!
I love the picture....I need that picture, LOL!! You could always write "Wash Up Please Before You Leave" in a beautiful script, LOL!!

southerninspiration said...

Great to see you back........a Bible verse would look nice on your black tray....


Barbara said...

Ncy, I know what you mean about posting as a chore. It seems I never catch up, but I don't stop. Glad you are back and rested.

The Blushing Hostess said...

Well done and thank you for this lovely blog read, this is my first visit!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Nancy, it is so good to see you back! I completely understand the need to step away for awhile. I've promised myself, from the beginning, to do just that, when blogging becomes a chore.

I love what you've been doing, during your break. Absolutely beautiful!! Melissa, at The Inspired Room is hosting Fall Nesting, next week. Your projects are perfect for that event! Of course, as you know, I will have a couple of little things going on.:-)

Again, it's wonderful to see you! Have a wonderful weekend!

Free Art Printables said...

ALl of the changes look great!

Dawn Marie said...

I like all your little touches. oh yes, sometimes breaks are exactly what we need. Coming back refreshed and ready to settle in for cold weather blogging is whats coming isnt it?

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What about putting "Powder Room " on the tray.Love the changes.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Welcome back! I have slowed down on my posting also. I need to take another look at your decor projects, as I am trying to make a few "little" changes myself.

Anonymous said...

Well it's about time!!! Just kidding!!! Hi Nancy - Love all your pics; how about "tips welcome" in gold OR a simple fleur-di-lis in gold!! Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

A Hint of Home said...

Hey Nancy, welcome back!
Where do I begin? You posted so many new and cute things.
I love the tray in the bathroom. Looks great under the mirror. I just bought a mirror that I posted a while back almost like that one. Love it.
I have several plate racks similar to yours. Love them, too.
You did a great job placing all your new items.
Have a great weekend.

cindy said...

Hello, Miss Nancy, I was referred to you by Melissa Miller. I LOVE the rooster tassle that you made for her...I was wondering if you have an etsy site?....(Your home is lovely by the way) ~Cindy~

joyh82 said...

Wow you just went to town redecorating things. I love the tray and think a qoute or bible verse would look great on it. Love all the plates too.

Kim said...

Hey Nanc! So glad to see you here. I've been away from blogging a bit here and there myself - working on a new business venture. I love your changes! You have SUCH a touch - must be a Southern thing! I love that quote - I will have to write that down somewhere!
Thanks! Kim

9405018--Pat said...

Welcome Back!!!!Pat H

Divamom said...

I'm so glad you're back!!! I really enjoyed this post! I think the tray would look good with a gold bible verse. Your powder room is very elegant, like yourself!

Be Blessed!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

What a wonderful home you have....
And blog!
And fab. ideas!
I will be back for more!


Aunt Spicy said...

Wow! Such fabulous simple changes with a huge impact!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

So great to see you back! And you are really back! What lovely changes you have made. I enjoyed seeing all of them so much. You've inspired me to go find a pretty tray to put behind my sink. I'm thinking humor for mine: fancy letters that say "Don't Forget to Wash Your Hands-It's the law", as if it were a restaurant bathroom. Visiting blogs does feel a responsibility that is takingup way too much of my time. I've started visiting a few a day and going back to read any posts I've missed on those few. I just can't visit all of them every time they post. laurie

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Yeah Nancy!!! I am so glad that you are back!!! I have missed you sooo much!!!

I love gold too!!! it!!! I am never going to give it up...never!!!

I love all of the changes you made on your was beautiful before and even more beautiful now!!! You know I love all of your plates...I am a plate freak too!!! I don't think I could decorate without them...I love the black and white too!!!

If you ever tire of your new painting you can send it to me;)...I love it...the bunnies are just darling and I adore the color!!!

I love your home!!! It is so warm, inviting and GORGEOUS!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!! Chat with you soon!!!

Cindy said...

Oooh, I am so glad you're back, I love your sense of humor. Love the changes you have made in the kitchen as well as in the bathroom, I like the comment that said put "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" on the black platter. I will be waiting to see your other changes. Hugs, Cindy S

Angie said...

Love the changes you made! Love your style!!!

Jessica said...


So glad to see you back...I've missed drooling all over your

Hugs~ J

Unknown said...

I would put a border around the inside oval of leopard and maybe a smaller band of zebra with a band of red between them and then a black and white bunny in the center.

Anonymous said...


Kathy :)

Michelle said...

Welcome back, Miss Nancy! Glad you enjoyed your leisurely break :) I always enjoying visiting your blog and looking at pictures of your lovely home...thanks so much for sharing!

Michelle :)

Darlene said...

Hi Nancy,

Glad you are back. I love your re-arranging! It all looks GREAT to me!!

Unknown said...

Oh Nancy,

Glad your back. Love all your little touches.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Nancy! I love your changes...especially the additon of more plates! Too much is never enough! lol Welcome back from your bloggy break! I have slowed down, too. Too much going on outside with the warm weather! Happy week!...Debbie

Lady Katherine said...

Glad to hear from you. I need one more of those black and white dinner plates to make a set of six! Send me one! lol I love the wire basket, all the plates, mirror, toile! I still love gold too! Always will have one room with it! You have been busy making a wonderful place to rest!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I'm glad to see you back...did you take good care of my couch ha ha!! Girl I'm loving all the chages you have made and your so right can't have too many plates...I some times wonder when people starting hanging them on walls...My mama alwayd did years ago...but never any of my friends Moms that I can remember...Girl how can you keep that sweet little lamp on the sink without it getting broke...Glad your up and running again...and Yes we all need a break...I get so hard behind and I spend hours each morning at my desk and then my house suffers...that's why I can't post every day too time consumeing for ever I do love blogging...but I have to rest also some times to play catch up around my house which I also love to see clean ha ha!!May you have a great week my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Unknown said...

Love the rooster corner. love the mirror , lampshade and everything else. nancy we have alot of the same things. I have that mirror too from Ross but i was hanging it and dropped it and the frame broke. And i have to decorate all walls too. Just to many pretties to hang lol. mishelle

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Fun and Fabulous changes! You were busy with your "time off"!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

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