Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A NEW ADDITION TO OUR BACK PORCH


Hello friends!
I hope you are all having a great week.

It has been a while since I have written a post. 
It has been a long and difficult Summer for me and I want to thank you all for your patience and for continuing 
to come by the blog either to join my link party or just to visit. 
Thank you for your support!

This little project I am sharing with you today we did back at the beginning of May when we started to spruce up 
our back porch for the Summer months.


Monday, August 14, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #218 & FEATURES


WELCOME EVERYONE!


I hope you had an excellent weekend.
Thank you so much for being here today! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit.

Last week we had a great party and some fabulous posts.
Lets visit some of those bloggers.

Angie at The Country Chic Cottage created a gorgeous tray from an old coke crate.


Michelle at The Painted Hinge transformed an old cabinet into a beautiful wine bar.


Lindsay at See Lindsay shared a great recipe for mini french apple tarts.


Angie at Live Craft Love made the prettiest rustic kitchen organizers.


Stacie at Simply Stacie shared wonderful Mediterranean chicken and rice bowl recipe.


Marie-Helene at Kingsbury Brook Farm gave her coffee table a gorgeous makeover.


 Thank you to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! 
If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.   You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.

 Now, lets see what you have been up to this week! You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. And although there is really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!




Monday, August 7, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #217 & FEATURES


WELCOME TO TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME


It is so hard to  believe is already August!
I, for one, will be glad when Summer is over. The temperatures in our state have been pretty bad this year and we are all looking forward to a little relieve from the heat.

Meanwhile, I have been enjoying all your wonderful summer posts. 
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and visit!
Here are a few of last week entries.


Randi at A Fresh Squeezed Life shared some of her favorite furniture flips. 
Gorgeous!


Mindi at My Love 2 Create tuned a cabinet door into a beautiful shelf.


Dwan at Momma DJane created some really cute printable lunchbox notes.


Leigh at Don't Sweat The Recipe shared a wonderful recipe for easy baked parmesan meatballs.


Leanna at Faeries & Fauna made a wonderful tied up basket liner and shared a great tutorial for you to make your own.


Penny at Penny's Vintage Home made a gorgeous custom fabric rug for her sunroom.


 Thank you to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! 
If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.   You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.

 Now, lets see what you have been up to this week! You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. And although there is really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!




Monday, July 31, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #216 & FEATURES


WELCOME TO TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME!


I hope you all had a great weekend.
We were busy getting some home projects done. Last week we had our fence replaced. It was a huge job!

It took us a while to do some research on some of the best companies in town and I am glad we did that, because the company we chose did an excellent job from beginning to end. 

We spent our weekend applying the stain and sealer which had to be done at the crack of dawn due to the super high temperatures we have right now in Texas.




We are a little tired but glad this is behind us. And now a new week starts. 
I want to thank everyone that came by last week and linked your wonderful posts. 
Here are a few for your viewing pleasure.

Diane at An Extraordinary Day created a beautiful garden oasis in her balcony. 
Beautiful!


Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction made a gorgeous wreath out of an old garden hose.


Pamela at Brooklyn Farm Girl shared a great recipe for Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake.


Danielle at A Sprinkle Of Joy  created a wonderful grilled Caprese Sandwich with avocado.


Patti at Old Things New revealed her gorgeous new patio.


Linda at Burlap & Blue showed us how to make beautiful paper rosettes.



 Thank you to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! 
If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.   You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.

 Now, lets see what you have been up to this week! You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. And although there is really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!





Monday, July 24, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #215 & FEATURES


Hello everyone!
Welcome to Tuesdays at Our Home!


I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Ours was very hot, temperatures in Texas are just ridiculous this time of year.

Thank you all for stopping by last week and sharing your wonderful posts.
Here are a few of those links for you to enjoy.


Jolena at While I Linger showed us how to create a beautiful gallery wall.


Lori at Dining Delight shared with us her gorgeous outdoor space.



I just love this easy recipe by Dionne at Try Anything Once for two ingredient bean and queso fried burritos.



Another wonderful recipe, this one for Baked Penne Pasta Alfredo was shared by Andrea at Living On Cloud Nine.



Meg at Hello Farmhouse gave her bathroom a beautiful makeover in just one weekend.



Carol at The Red Painted Cottage shared with us a gorgeous tour of her home decorated for Summer.




 Thank you to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! 
If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.   You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.

 Now, lets see what you have been up to this week! You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. And although there is really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!






Monday, July 17, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #214


Hello everyone.
Welcome back to Tuesdays at Our Home.


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that you are enjoying your Summer. 

I apologize for being gone from the blog for so long.
The last month has been very difficult for me, but slowly I am starting to get back into my regular routines and I 
hope to be back to blogging more often soon.
Thank you so much to all who took the time to leave me a comment expressing your condolences. 
It has really meant a lot to me.

This time around I don't have any features to share with you. I hope you don't mind. 
You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  
NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. 

HAVE FUN!




Thursday, June 15, 2017

BACK IN THE UNITED STATES


Hello friends.
I have missed you all.
It is almost hard to believe that as I write this post I am back home. The last month have been for me a whirlwind of emotions, changes and having to make very difficult decisions.

I arrived to Madrid, Spain after a 23 hour trip to find my dad had gone into a coma. He developed an infection after the hip surgery and his kidneys started to shut down.
But being the strong man he always was, he pulled through and came back to us, only not the same person he has been his whole life. Since the year and a half I had not seen my dad, the changes were amazing and so hard to believe. 

I stayed in Spain for over two weeks and when I left, my dad's health had improved so much and he was even smiling and moving around on his own. I felt very reassured about leaving and getting back home to my husband and kids.

Just a couple of days after I got home, I received a call from my family that once again he had taken a turn for the worst, only this time it was even more serious.

My dad passed away the morning of June 14th and I did not have enough time to fly back and make it on time to see him. In Spain, funeral and burial happens within 24 hours of death. I couldn't find an airplane ticket that fast at this time of the year that would bring me back home on time to say goodbye.

I am destroyed with grief. This is the hardest thing I have had to endure in my life. Who would of told me when I kissed and hugged my daddy the day I left that it would be the last time I would see him.

I will get back to blogging eventually, but not now.
I need time to heal and come to terms with this loss.Thank you all for understanding.
Please, keep our family in your prayers, specially my mom that has just loss her husband and best friend of 55 years.
XOXO


Friday, May 19, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT


Dear blogging friends, 
It is with a heavy heart that I let you know today I am going to be completely absent 
from the blog for several weeks.

I am traveling to Spain immediately due to an emergency involving my Dad. At the age of 79 and suffering from Parkinson's and other medical issues, he has fallen down the stairs at home and broken his hip. 

They had to do emergency surgery and although he made it through it, the outcome is not good.
We don't know if it is due to the shock of having to undergo surgery in such drastic circumstances, but it seems 
the Parkinson disease has advanced tremendously in just hours.
My mom needs me now so I am leaving right away to help them both in any way I can.

I am not closing down the blog, but, until further notice, I won't be able to host my Tuesdays at Our Home Link party and you won't see any post from me. I want to fully dedicate my time while I am in Madrid to help them and be with them since I don't know what the future holds for our family.

Thank you all for understanding. 
Please keep them both in your prayers and I will see you when I get back.
XOXO


Monday, May 15, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #213 & FEATURES


WELCOME TO TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME!


Thank you so much for being here today.
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
I love this time of the year when everyone is refreshing their homes to get ready for the warmer months.
So many beautiful ideas! 
Here are a few samples for you to enjoy.


Lindsey at Repurpose and Upcycle shared a great tutorial on how to make gorgeous industrial pipe shelving.


Pamela at Home On The Corner shared wonderful ideas on graduation gifts you can make.


Debbie at Debbie-Dabble Blog  gave us a tour of her beautiful patio.


Kelli at 3 Boys and a Dog shared a wonderful recipe for apple cinnamon white cake.



Sarah at Bombshell Bling showed us how to make S'mores cupcakes.




Eileen at Just Measuring Up shared a great tutorial on how to make storage bins from cardboard boxes.

 Thank you to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! 
If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.   You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.

 Now, lets see what you have been up to this week! You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. And although there is really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!





Thursday, May 11, 2017

A GIFT FROM THE HEART


In the last few months, I have often been absent from the blog. I know you have noticed I have been posting less, 
but there are times in our lives where priorities take over.

When our son got sick back in February, everything else came to a halt and my days have been filled with nursing him back to health, because I think you agree when I say it doesn't matter if your child is two years old or twenty, when they are sick, nothing else matters much.

We have been travelling back and forth to MD Anderson hospital in Houston where he has been a patient since he was 12 years old when he became terminally ill. 
This hospital was for over a year our second home and the doctors and nurses became our family.
We owe them everything, we owe them our son's life.

In the last two months, we have many doctor visits, numerous test done and we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. As of now, all results are coming back normal and he is feeling like his old shelf again.
We are finally starting to release that breath we didn't realized we were holding.

He and I have been spending a lot of time together and just the other day, while we were at home getting some chores done, the doorbell rings and the UPS guy dropped this box at my front door. My son tells me there was a package for me and my first first thought after seeing that large box was "I haven't ordered anything from Macy's".


And that is when he told me it was a gift from him.
What! Why? I told him it wasn't my birthday or Mother's Day. LOL And that is when he told me he saw me a few days before looking at this item online and he wanted to buy it for me to say thank you for everything I had done for him while he was sick and always. You want to talk about unexpected!
Oh boy, did I cry! I haven't stopped yet! LOL


And he was right, I have been eyeing this beauty for a while now, actually since we bought our new dining room furniture like over a year ago. 

I love everything about it, it is very sturdy and the serving plates are real crystal. Just gorgeous in person!
I wanted it to use it all year long to display seasonal plates and it will come very handy when we have company over. 
I think it will be beautiful to serve dessert during the holidays. You can find it here.

And now is displayed on our buffet table holding some pretty white dishes.





I will treasure this gift forever and every time I see it, it will remind me that everything I do as a mom 
will always be appreciated.

I want to take the time now to thank you all for all the prayers, get well wishes and emails 
you have sent me concerning our son. 
You are all such amazing and caring people!
Now, as we wait for the final test results, I just pray it will all be behind him soon.

As for me, I thank God every day for giving me the chance to be a mom to my wonderful boy.

Have a wonderful week!
XOXO




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