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Exciting news ♥️♥️

Good morning friends ~

We spent Thanksgiving in Portland Oregon this year.  I have to say I think it was the best thanksgiving I can remember.

So many wonderful memories to keep in your heart, but the best thing that happened was these two beautiful people got engaged.

This is our youngest Aly and her amazing fiancé Brian.

We couldn’t be happier for them.

May all your days that lie ahead be as happy as you are right now.

Love you both so much.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving 🧡

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Hello dear friends,

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite times of the fall season.

I always feels very calm around this holiday. As the leaves start falling, it becomes clear to me that change is happening.  Even though I’m not a real fan of change, I love the changes of the seasons.  I’m glad I live in the north eastern part of New York.  The beauty of the mountains and the colors of the leaves are Thanksgiving to me.  It brings such a peace in my heart.

This year we will be spending it with our youngest and her boyfriend.

It’s  very exciting, because they just moved to Portland, Oregon, and she will be hosting Thanksgiving for the first time.

I’m excited to be there to help in anyway I can.

So from our home to yours we are wishing you the best Thanksgiving ever.

Much love,

Rose

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Welcome to our entry

Hello

Its been a couple of months since I’ve posted anything on my blog.

With summer here and visiting my Mom every other week it’s been a little busy.

But…..We have finally finished our entry and it’s lovely.  Well I love it.

This is condo living.  It took me a real long time to feel comfortable living in a condo, but can I tell you it’s probably one of the best things my husband and I did.  After 10 yrs living here I finally love it ♥️

Welcome to our home 🌸🌼

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I love this basket, I use it year round.

Just change the flowers, in the fall, and at Christmas it’s a great idea, and it doesn’t cost too much.

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Pete did a fantastic job putting this together for me.  We purchased the shelf on Etsy, he brought the molding at Home Depot.  The coat hooks are from the same store where we got the shelf.

Listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/480339583/wall-coat-rack-fancy-mantel-coat-rail-36

I chose not to put the hooks on the shelf, because I knew I wanted them right where they are.

So we painted a square block of the wall in white then put the shelf up and finally attached the moldings.

I love it ♥️♥️♥️

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One the other side of the hallway is this old window.  We attached the little window box then just added a few flowers.

The HOME sign was purchased at “At Home”

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This is the entire entry. Not to big, but a good size for a condo.

We live one the second floor, private entrance to each condo.

I hope you enjoyed.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Stay cool

Much Love,

Rose

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Update on the entry

Good morning friends ~

We are well on our way to completing the entryway.  Pete has painted the walls and the front door. 39AE15CD-C36A-4D06-9D04-1D76C71FCAA9

This is right after he finished painting the front door.  It was white, and I just love the color and warmth that the door is now.

The next few pictures will be of the one wall which is completed.

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I purchased the tiny window box on Etsy.

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We attached the window box directly to the window.  I added the faux flowers and the garland around the window.

The garland was purchased at a little craft store local.

The flowers at Michaels

The HOME sign Purchased “At Home”

The black bench was purchased several years ago at Wayfair.

Hope you enjoyed the little visit in our entry.

Stay tune to for the compleation in a few weeks.

 

Have a a wonderful weekend.

Much love,

Rose 🌹

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New to the condo ~

Hi Friends ~

Pete & I have decided to redo the entryway to our condo.

It is long overdue – The rug is old and the walls are in dyer need of a paint brush.

I found this on Pinterest ~ and it looks like it could be our entryway.

Pete will be building it.  Great place to hang your coat when entering our home, and the shelf will be great for displaying seasonal treasures.

One difference will be ~ no bench under the shelf and hooks  – there will be a seat across from this.

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New light for the entryway

To purchase go here

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First choice for area rug ~

To purchase go here

Second choice for area rug ~

To purchase go here

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The color we chose is Deserted Island  by Benjamin Moore

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go here  for color.

We will be starting this project in a few week.   Stay tune for updates.

Hoping your day is filled with lots of sunshine and laughter.

Have a wonderful day.

 

Much love,

Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

Hi guys ~

So here’s the thing – I love modern farmhouse, but I think my style is more French Farmhouse, but that being said I do have some pictures of modern farmhouse D/R

So here we go:

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What I love ~

The darkness and boldness of the table, and the simplicity of the linen chairs.

The shelves over the buffet.

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I love the bench & the open hutch ~ also the chicken wire on the open door.

Now for the style I am more comfortable with ~ French Farmhouse.

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I love, love, love, the blue and white dishes.

The dark table, and the chairs at the head of the table, beautiful fabric.

The runner – I have something similar

The hutch in the background.

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Here are the blue and white dishes close up they are beautiful, but they were on clearance at Pottery Barn.

I found some other beautiful blue and white dishes if you are interested.

Go here to view.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting with me again as we continue our journey with

Modern Farmhouse“.

Have a wonderful Easter.

Much love,

Rose

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Continuing with the Divine Mercy

Dear Friends ~

Being that today is Good Friday, I thought I would continue on with my search into the Divine Mercy.

I started a novena to the Divine Mercy today –

Here is the link if you are interested

http://www.praymorenovenas.com/

I hope you will join me and saying this amazing novena.

I also receive daily inspiration from the Divine Mercy Daily –

I will be reading these little meditations every day, and with that I am hoping to help you and me understand all about Saint Faustina.  It is a daily reflection from the diary of St Faustina.

 

Here is one quote from St Faustina  ~  It is one I sometimes struggle with ~

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I hope I can make these readings enjoyable for you.

Have a wonderful Easter.

Much love,

Rose

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Looking into the Divine Mercy

Good Morning my dear friends ~

It has been long time coming that I talk with you about the Divine Mercy.  I am learning along with you.  I have been introduced to Saint Faustina many times over the years and have decided to take a longer look into her diary –

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The Diary chronicles the message that Jesus, the Divine Mercy, gave to the world through this humble nun. It reminds us to trust in His forgiveness — and as Christ is merciful, so, too, are we instructed to be merciful to others. This message exemplifies God’s love toward mankind and to this day remains a source of hope and renewal. Keep the Diary next to your Bible for constant insight and inspiration for your spiritual growth!

I would love to share with you a few lines from her diary every week.  This is the perfect time to reflect on our lives.  During the rest of the lenten season I would love  you to follow along with me as we see why Jesus pick this wonderful nun to send His message to the world.

Here is the first of the Diary ~

Saint Maria Faustina was born Helena Kowalska in a small village west of Lodz, Poland. When she was almost twenty, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, whose members devote themselves to the care and education of troubled young women. In the 1930’s, Sister Faustina received from the Lord a message of mercy that she was told to spread throughout the world. She was asked to become the apostle and secretary of God’s mercy, a model of how to be merciful to others, and an instrument for reemphasizing God’s plan of mercy for the world. She wrote and suffered in secret, with only her spiritual director and some of her superiors aware that anything special was taking place in her life. After her death from tuberculosis in 1938, even her closest associates were amazed as they began to discover what great sufferings and deep mystical experiences had been given to this Sister of theirs. The message of mercy that Sister Faustina received is now being spread throughout the world; her diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul, has become the handbook for devotion to the Divine Mercy.

Thank you for following along with me as I continue to learn more about the wonderful Saint.

Have a wonderful day.

Much love,

Rose