First coat of Stain

Hi Friends ~

I have to share the rocking chair with you ~ It’s only has one coat of stain, but it looks beautiful.

I will finish up with the second coat tomorrow ~

Pete is working on a little project too.  He is spray painting the milk jug & the round wood top which will hold a cup of coffee “OR” a glass of wine.

When we finish and have it all together I will post more pictures.

Enjoy ~

Have a wonderful rest of your day.

Much love,


Our Home ~

New wreath & a few other outdoor surprises

Hi Friends ~

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful spring day.  It has reached 74 today ~ YEA ~

I have been a bit busy the past few day, Pete & I have decided to redo my rocking chair ~ (for outdoors)

He sanded it down yesterday, and I was going to prime, then paint it, but decided to stain it white.  I will be doing this tomorrow.

I redid my wreath for the front door & love how it looks.

I am keeping the theme of red & white ~ my rocking chair has red & white striped cushions also a cute little pillow in red with RELAX embroidered on it.

Hope you enjoy the pictures ~

Have a wonderful rest of your day.

Till next time.

Much love,


Now for the cost & where they were purchased ~

Hydrangeas ~ Michael’s ~ only $10 for 2 red & 1 large white.

Relax pillow ~ Last year I purchased a beach towel from Pottery Barn ~ on sale for $7 ~ They embodied RELAX for an additional $8 so total was $15

My friend Barbara made the pillow for only $10 ~ For a sweet personal pillow the cost was $25

Have not yet purchased the stain ~ That is another post. (When everything is completed)

I want to have flowers outside as well ~so be a bit patience ~



~ Sweet coin pearl bracelet with swarovski crystals, and sweet heart charm ~
~ Sweet coin pearl bracelet with swarovski crystals, and sweet heart charm ~

Good Morning Friends ~

I am offering a 20% discount starting today ~ for Mother’s Day ~ http://www.muchloverose.com

Mother’s Day is always such a special day for me.

Having 2 beautiful daughters makes this possible for me to enjoy Mother’s Day.

Giving something special to all those Mom’s makes me so happy.

Have an amazing day today, and everyday.

Happy shopping ~

Much love,


Our Home ~

New Patio Furniture

Happy Sunday Friends ~

Well its finally spring in Altamont N.Y.

The weather is so nice ~ In the 60 today and all week ~ YEA ~

So excited to put the new patio furniture on our Master B/R Balcony.

I am so excited with how it all turned out, still  need the flowers ~ but not until May.

We are using hanging flower boxes off the balcony ~


Enjoy your day today, and have a wonderful week.

Much love,


Chairs & Small Table ~ Birch Lane

Cushions ~ Pottery Barn

Pillows ~ Pottery Barn

Little tray & votive candle holder ~ Hobby Lobby.

Crafts ~

What a difference

Hi my friends ~

It took awhile, but I finally got around to post the painted banister.

Pete worked so long, and so hard to get the banister perfect, what an amazing job he did.

The staircase looks so pretty now ~ before it was so boring and plain.

We had a local carpenter do the molding, and we did the wainscoting ourselves.

The wainscoting is ~(Martha Stewart wallpaper) ~ we purchased it at Home Depot.


I want to do the same thing in our Dining Room (that’s for another day)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I think the weather is going to be super.

Much love,



Love & Family

Easter with good friends

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Happy Easter to you all ~

We shared our Easter this year with good friends.  Pete’s fraternity brother Joe and his wife Christine.

The day was wonderful ~

So good to be with good friends and share special moments.

The dinner was great ~

I made Pork Roast ~ Mashed Red Potatoes ~ Asparagus ~ & Carrots.

Dessert was Homemade Biscotti ~ Fresh Fruit Salad.

We had a few glasses of wine and good laughs.

Just a little sample of the Easter Table ~

Hope you all had a wonderful day with lots of love and laughter

Much love,


Crafts ~

Fun Jewelry has been added to Etsy store

Good Morning to all my friends ~

Today I would like to share some fun jewelry which I have designed for my Etsy store.

My daughter Alyson gave me such great ideas for this jewelry.

Hope you enjoy, and feel free to visit my entire line of jewelry at ~ http://www.muchloverose.com

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter ~

Much love,


Hope you all enjoyed the new fun jewelry I have created just for you.

Have a wonderful day.

Much love,