Saturday, January 7, 2012

FMFPTY's First Annual Auld Lang Syne Party

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!


Edited Note: Today 1/7/2012 is the last day to enter the give away to won one of Becca's custom wreaths!!
Welcome to FMFPTY's First Annual Auld Lang Syne Party! So glad you came by! Today is the day we will be sharing our favorite projects/posts of 2011. There were a lot of fabulous ones out there so I can not wait to see which ones you will be sharing. For me it was a hard decision. 
Before we get to sharing though today we have a Giveaway! Becca from over at Adventures In Decorating has so graciously offered up one of her awesome CUSTOM wreaths! The winner gets to choose what style of design they want!



I love Becca's wreath and I just know you will to!

All ya have to do to enter this Giveaway is-

1- Leave a comment on this post.
2-Become a Follower of Adventures In Decorating and let me know here. Yes, if you already follow Becca that counts too. Just leave me a comment.
3-Head over to Becca's Adventures In Decorating FB page and LIKE it. Then come back here and let me know.
4. Then if ya want one more entry let me know if you are a follower of From My Front Porch To Yours!

The give away will run from Dec 31,2011- January 7, 2012! We will use a random number generator to pick the lucky winner and will announce it on January 8,2012. Sorry but this giveaway is ONLY open to U.S. residents.

Now let's get on to the sharing! These are just a few of my projects that I truly love though there were many to choose from. I did not realize it was such a busy year here at FMFPTY.

I had to include the completion of our kitchen island that The Nana & The Papa gave us.
It took awhile but I am still loving how it turned out to this day! You can read more about here.
Then there was our fireplace surround transformation back in the spring that began when The Hubster got a crazy hair and decided we could start on the largest DIY project we have done!
This was actually a fairly easy project to complete. You can read more about here.
Of course one of my all time favorites is our flooring project! Wow was this an adventure! Though quite a daunting project I think The Hubster and I still would attempt flooring ourselves again. Just not on such a large proportion. You can read all about it here.
Our guest bedroom got a redo this past year and I am truly in love! Read more here.
The Hubster and I made these shutters for the window above our front door. It was a very inexpensive project and made the world of difference. Read more about it here.
And last but not least is the guest bath mini remodel. This project was not a planned project and threw us for a loop but it got done on time and we are just thrilled with it.

What projects will the New Year hold for us? Well I have our stairs topping the list. Then I want to redo our half bath and get rid of the pedestal sink. Anything else will be a bonus.

So what were your very own favorites of 2011? I can not wait to see which ones you pick!
Here is to a new year hopefully filled with only blessings for all and new bloggy friendships and inspirations!


As with all parties there are the normal rules. You must link back to From My Front Porch To Yours in your POST. Just common courtesy. If ya don't link back ya don't get to party. Only link up to your Auld Lang Syne Party post and NOT your blog homepage. Please No advertising and PLEASE NO MORE than 3 links from the SAME party goer. If you find your post deleted it is not because I am a meany, I just have to make sure the rules are being followed.  Also be sure to visit at least the link before you and after you to just say Hi! It makes partying all the more fun! If you are new around here I would love it if ya become a follower:)




P.s. I have the music player on but just for the weekend. If you choose to not listen all ya have to do is click stop on it. It is located on the sidebar. I just thought it would be fun since we were having a New Years Eve party!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Favorite Furniture of 2011

So I am a little late but just now have had time to breath. I am linking up to Miss Mustard Seed's Favorite Furniture of 2011 linky party! I know a lot of you have already seen most of these projects but I also know that there are many of you who did not start following along till half way thru the year so it will be new to you!:)

We finished up our kitchen island remodel a year ago! Here is the original post.

Then there is my frenchy armoire that The Hubster got me for our 10th anniversary back in August. It use to be a yellowy goldish color. This piece will always be one of my favorites and I was even lucky enough to have it featured on Miss Mustard Seeds blog! I was truly honored! Here is the original reveal. Thank you Marian!

Another piece having to do with our guest bedroom. My mom hates this pink chair but I think it makes for a great conversation piece. Original post with tutorial here.

Oh my then there is Lucille which is just one of my all time favorite pieces! I sold her just before Christmas to a good home but I have to admit I was kinda hoping to have to bring her back to our home!;) You can see more of this sexy mama here. It does have a before & after pic so think of Lucille's before when you look at the frenchy armoire above!

Frenchy side table that I just loved. Original post here.

This piece was popular. I painted it for The Hubster to have in his office. It was a HOT HOT day. I am trying to talk him into letting me sell it. Original post here!


Then last but not least but really my last project of the year was our guest bathroom vanity that after getting home needed to make over. It was way too yellow before. I loved how it turned out and I doubt when we sell the new owners will mind when we take it with us!Ha!;) Original post here.

So there ya have it my favorite furniture pieces of 2011!

Daisy522


Edited 1/5/2012- Daisy 522 I have tried tirelessly to figure out who you are. I have posted numerous times on my blog and on FB trying to reach you. You did not leave any way for us to contact you so if we do not hear from you by 1/06/2012 by noon then we will have to go with the runner up.
Attention Daisy522 please contact me thru my blog or FB page so that we can get your info and send out your Annie Sloan prize basket! If we do not hear back from ya I will have to crank up the old random number generator and get a new winner. I HATE to have to do that! Still debating on how long we will wait. If anybody knows Daisy522 please let her know she won and that she needs to come and claim this awesome prize! I have no way of contacting her so I have been leaving messages on my FB page and now here. I really want her to get her awesome prize!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Treasure HUnt Thursday #38

I cannot believe another week has gone by so quickly y'all! We are almost done with the first week of the new year! I hope that your new year is going well thus far! I have been super busy this week and there is just not enough time in the day. Since last week we had a lot of link ups for top posts of 2011 in our THT party I decided not to do features this week. Features will be back next week though so show me what ya got!

With that being said I thought that I would share a few of my treasures from the past week. I apologize in advance for the poor quality. I was too lazy to get the big camera!;)

I found these adorable lil topiaries at HomeGoods! I snatched um right up at just $7.99 each. Pardon the undusted table. Just keeping it real!;)

Today I went to HobLob with a friend and scored these two Christmas arrangements. They were originally $100 each but today 80% off. They are fairly large and much prettier in person. I debated on whether I needed one or two or at all. The verdict is still out. I am having  a hard time spending $40 on Christmas decor when all I want to do is buy all new fresh spring stuff. The arrangements are very ornate and even have large jingle bells thru out them. Decisions decisions.

Then I scored these cute lil nesting tables yesterday. They are in perfect like new condition and will be headed out to my space out at the cottage.

So there have my treasures for the week. Don't forget to head on over to my Auld Lang Syne party where we are sharing our favorite projects of 2011! There is a give away you do not want to miss! Giveaway ends Saturday at midnight.
Now on to this weeks party! As with all parties there are the normal rules. You must link back to From My Front Porch To Yours in your THT POST. Just common courtesy. If ya don't link back ya don't get to party. Only link up to your Treasure Hunt Thursday post and NOT your blog homepage. Please No advertising and PLEASE NO MORE than 3 links from the SAME party goer. If you find your post deleted it is not because I am a meany, I just have to make sure the rules are being followed. You can save some of your posts for the following weeks party! Also be sure to visit at least the link before you and after you to just say Hi! It makes partying all the more fun! If you are new around here I would love it if ya become a follower:)







Sunday, January 1, 2012

Visiting Part 2

Happy New Year y'all! I hope that everybody had a fun and safe New Years celebration with family and friends. Ours was spent with close friends and we had a fabulous time ringing in another New Year with them. Since I have not been up to much in the past week I thought this would be the perfect time to share Part 2 of my husbands cousins beautiful home that we visited back at Thanksgiving. A lot of my pics did not come out so I did what I could with the ones I had. If you missed Part 1 you can view it here.

This is the sitting area off of the kitchen and breakfast room. 

Tina has such a knack for details! I love the vintage sleigh the tree is sitting on.

I was disappointed that this was the only picture of her kitchen I could salvage. All the others were way blurry but I think you can get an idea of just how marvelous it is! 

The laundry room is just adorable. I love her red washer and dryer! Her hubby John surprised her one day while she was away and built the cabinet around it.

I love the vintage pieces she has on display here.

In the center of their home there is a stair case that leads down stairs. I have never seen anything like it and let me tell you it is breath taking in real life!

The downstairs is for the most part her hubby's man cave. He wanted to make sure I showed his Bama pride!;)

The man cave bathroom.

A beautiful picture of The Masters Golf Course.

This small bathroom is truly just darling for a man cave bathroom.

Also downstairs is one of the guest bedrooms.

I LOVE this antique headboard!

A great way to display a vintage sewing machine cabinet. 

My favorite part of the room is this beautiful vintage chandy that belonged to her mother in law. Tina brought it home cleaned it up and placed the shades on it. The next time her mother in law came to visit she asked if she could have it back cause it looked so good!;)

And I could not end this tour without sharing a picture of Tina's most prized possession, Lizzie. The boys loved her to pieces and the feeling was mutual. She had never been around kids before and was enamored with Littliest!

Hope you enjoyed the tour! Don't forget to head over and link up your favorite projects/posts of 2011 for my Auld Lang Syne Party! You can enter win a beautiful custom wreath from Becca over at Adventures In Decorating!


Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway Winner Is.....

Happy New Year y'all! I hope that everybody had a fun and safe New years Eve! We just got back from spending a wonderful evening with friends and well we are all STILL awake so I thought what better time to go ahead and punch in the number total for the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway! Thank you to all you entered!
And the winner is......

#37 out of 132 entries! #37 is....Daisy522! Congrats Daisy! I have no way of contacting you directly so please send me over your shipping info so we can get your prize out to you as soon as possible! You can find my email address on my contact page.

Thanx again to everybody who entered! A HUGE thank you to Magnolia Lane for choosing me to be the host of such a fabulous giveaway!


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