Saturday, May 18, 2013

Little Updates...

During Spring and with Summer coming,
I always feel "slightly" inspired to do a few little updates around the house.
Now when I say "little", I mean teeny, tiny,
so don't get too excited!!
My little entry way table got a face lift...
more of a seashore, beach feel.
It all started with this "must have" piece from
A new candlestick with a beach scented candle,
my favorite picture of the hubs and I and a
purchased piece of sea glass.
Sand and Shells
For the living room, I picked up these two adorable ottomans
at about $ 120.00 each, I thought they were a steal.
Beautifully constructed...
the top "flips" over into a dining tray,
and the base is open for storing extra pillows, blankets or fun games.
In a pinch, these could even be used for extra seating.
At night, we pull them up to the couch,
for even more comfy t.v. viewing.
I switched up the books on the coffee table and added
the newest edition, number 4, of my blog in print.
I put two pictures under the glass on the coffee table,
I am trying to decide if I should add a few more.
It's a great spot for pictures, but I think it makes the table look too busy.
What do you think?


  1. Nice job! Those ottomans are very cool. Very handy pieces.

  2. i don't like clutter so i'd opt for no photos under the glass top. i just love that beach rules sign - it is so very you. :)

  3. I think you're home looks like model home...except better as it's filled with love.

    LOVE those ottomans!

  4. Oh I love it all. Especially your must have wall art. And you can never have too many pictures displayed.

  5. I love the way the table looks now with #4 n need to put more out there.
    I love you teeny weeny touch ups it is so homey, inviting and comfortable. I want to live by the beach rules too but I have no beach, Flip flops and manure not so much fun:) Great job. Debbie. Hug B

  6. The updates look good, Debbie. I really like the Cottage Rules. The last 2 are my favorites...Nap Daily and Have Fun!

  7. Oh I need to get my blog printed. Always love seeing what you are up to. Bonnie

  8. Love it all, especially the beach sign. I so wish I could do all that it says!

  9. These are fun updates! I love the sign, and the ottomans seem like such a great idea. I'm impressed that you've printed your blog - what a great idea. I'd say experiment with the photos to see what you like best. I get stressed when things in my house look busy - but that's me. More photos might work well with your style.

  10. Eeek - just retread my comment. Did it come out wrong? Your style doesn't look busy to me ( I hope that's not how it sounded).

  11. These 10+1 rules are not a problem to follow.

    Does it mean that I can also own this cottage?

  12. I have glass on my coffee-table too, never thought about putting pictures under it but I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for the tip :)
    Love the ottomans!

  13. Updates that are quick and easy are always fun, Debbie. Your home does look very inviting and the multi-purpose ottomans were a great find too. More photos under the glass could get a bit cluttered looking, but you would have to decide on what look you prefer.

  14. Thanks for sharing this one. I really like the ottomans; I think we need to get a couple of these. I also loved that you have your blog in print; I am going to think about doing this one.
    Loved this one and blessings to you!