Monday, October 14, 2013


About five years ago, I met a guy named Doug Barlow of DaVinci Details at the Home Show at South Towne.  I kept his information determined that someday, I would order shutters for my house.  Doug custom makes them for you and has several styles to choose from.  They are more than 2" thick and are very well made.  The hardware looks like something you would see in Europe.  I had ordered hardware for the garage door when I purchased it, but sent it back as you could not even see it.  That was lucky for me, as we were able to match the shutter hardware on the garage door as well.  Because it has a copper bleed-thru you can see the hardware very well.  Doug did my shutters in a very timely manner and I am jumping up and down to have them after all those years of waiting......

The pictures really do not do them justice, but alas, it is the best I can do for now.  Perhaps I should enroll in a photography class.....

Doug Barlow with DaVinci Details can be reached at 801-766-2411 or  He ships all over the US.  His website is or  He was a pleasure to work with!  

My new wood shutters

Front view of home with new shutters

Garage door hardware

Detail of garage hardware

Detail of garage hardware

Falling for Fall!

I don't go too crazy for fall/Halloween decorating, but wait for Christmas!  THAT is a completely different story!  I grew about 36 large pumpkins and about a dozen minis - I honestly don't know what happened with the minis - I planted several vines, but only one came up.  Last year I had tons of them.  All but the gourds in the kitchen centerpiece are from my own garden. So much fun to plant my own pumpkins!  I put them ALL over my yard to decorate!

One of the 36+ larger pumpkins I harvested from my garden this year

Front porch all decked out for fall

Living room coffee table

Living room shelf

Entry way table

Family room mantle

You have been warned!

Dining room buffet

Next to fridge

Kitchen table

Wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Just A Little Thing.....



Sometimes I get kind of antsy for a change.  Just a little one.  
I was getting tired of the couch pillows and had been looking for just the right ones to no avail.  Went onto Etsy and did some "research".  I ended up ordering these covers from The Pillow People (  Mandy was very fast and I had them within a week (mail time included).  They are very well constructed and I love how bright and fun they are!  Check her out if you are needing a little pick-me-up!  LOVE me some red!