Saturday, July 14, 2012

Missed You, Our Move to Canada and a Home Tour of our Dallas Home...

Hello, Hello, Hello..I have missed this place, my blog, and I'm so happy to be back!  I first want to say Thank you to all of you who have emailed me and asked how I'm doing, where am I, am I okay....the answer is yes, I am okay, but a little thing called "moving out of the country" kinda got in my way of my creativity!  I kept up via Facebook and Twitter, but for the most part, I just didn't have the time to sit down and write!

We have relocated from Dallas, Texas to Calgary, Alberta!  We have been here for about four weeks and I am trying to unpack some of the last (514) boxes and start settling in.  We are renting our house since this will be a short assignment so I am excited about decorating a "rental" property and finding ways of making it a home without investing alot of money!  I hope to be sharing alot of this journey with you!

I thought it would be fun to take you on a tour of our home in Dallas that housed alot of the crafts and home decor items I shared with you over the last year.  This move was bittersweet, because I loved this home and I loved all of the room in had in it.  We had to store alot of furniture before we moved, because our new place is not as big as this one.  I love looking into other peoples homes, and my friends know that one of my past times is going to model homes.  I even have a three ring binder with pictures and ideas from model homes that I have had for years.  I hope you enjoy this is a TON of pictures so BEWARE!!

Our Dallas Home

Here is the entryway as soon as you come into the front door....

This cross is one of my favorite pieces in the house and we purchased it especially for the ledge at the top of the stairs.....

Dining Room.....

Front Foyer.....

Remember this frame that my Dad made, it came with us to Canada and I have the perfect place for it here.  If you are new here please read here how he made it....hint...fence posts....


Living Room with an open Kitchen area....

My little side table in the living room...with my Easter beans.  I dyed them with food coloring, you can check that out here.

I loved having a counter height bar with these beautiful bar stools I found at Anderson's....

Remember that boring trash can, I embellished it with vinyl and my cricut.  You can see it here.

Kitchen table with the cute burlap placemats I can find that post here...

One of my favorite spots in the kitchen area was a coffee nook I sat up.....

I'm a sucker for lamps, small lamps.  There is just something about all of the lights being off in the house at night and all of my little lamps on that make me happy.  This one was on top of the refrigerator....

A place to hang our hats and bags.  I found this old shelf in Canton..I miss Canton:(

I tried to always have a reminder of keeping calm....I found this bag at Wisteria!

Bird Cage memo board.  I placed it in my kitchen with a 3M hook, so no permanent damage.....

My bird bookend lamps...again, I'm a sucker for little lamps....

Paper towel holder that came in beige, but I spray painted it black and distressed it a little with an emery board......

Master Bedroom....

Chance's Room.....

Chance's Bathroom...can you tell he is Mario Crazy..

My Dad made this play table.  It is knock off from Land of Nod....

and my Dad made these bookshelves.....

Our guest's a little vintage because it is filled with antique furniture from both of my grandparents, so it's really special....

My Craft Room

Our outside patio....

Funny Story about my Closet Organizers.....

The two closet organizers that I created, well they were a selling point of the house and the new homeowners asked if they could buy them....heck, I gave it to them.  I've already sketched out a new, bigger one for our new home.....

Tutorial is Here
Tutorial is Here

I know that this was picture overload, but I hope you had a good time taking a tour of my home.

Please stay tuned within the next week for a great blogging event called "Christmas in July"..I will be participating with a group of Texas gals from the "Cowgirl Up"link parties as they are hosting a week long event of Christmas crafts.....I have created a new way to display Christmas Cards, so I hope you will be checking back soon for details....

From my new home in Canada, I hope you have a great weekend!

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  1. Hope you enjoy your new home Missy! Look forward to your next post. :) Tracey

  2. Hey! Welcome to Calgary;) you are gonna love it here! I can't wait to see what you get up to, I will be your newest follower!

  3. Oh my goodness! I am so in love with your Dallas home! Will you be moving back to it after your short assignment in CA?

  4. Welcome to Canada, Calgary is a beautiful city. I am not to far away in sylvan lake, ab

  5. How did you make your closet organizers? Thanks for sharing the great photos!


    1. Hello Tricia...I attached under each picture above the tutorials. Thanks for asking!

  6. I LOVED your Dallas home!!! I could see myself living in it. My favorite part was the coffee nook. I'm from north Ft. Worth myself. Hope you have fun up north!

  7. Love the tour of your home Missy -- hope you get settled there in Canada and wishing you and your family the best during your stay there. Texas will be waiting for you once you return.


  8. Thanks for the tour Missy! I love your home in Texas but look forward to your new place in Canada. Have fun decorating and cant wait to see!

  9. Your house was beautiful, and I now can't wait to see your new one!

    Happy Move!


  10. I hope you enjoy Canada. We are a friendly bunch!

  11. I must go organize my closet NOW! LOL
    Pretty house, thanks for sharing!

  12. Beautiful home! Thanks for sharing! We would love to have you link up to our party!

  13. Loved the tour of your Dallas home! I'm sure you will have the same magic touch in your new home. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. Beautiful! I love the big homes in Dallas. And the weather is nice enough to use your sweet patio almost year-round! Thanks for sharing.:)

  15. So sorry you had to leave Texas, but what an adventure you'll have in Canada! I love your former home, especially your craft room. Visiting from Whipperberry link party.

  16. You have a beautiful home. We have the same microwave and oven combo and very similar granite in the kitchen. Haha. What a great opportunity for you to live outside the country. I would love it!

  17. LOVE your closet organizer. I may need to put that on my "to-make" list! Your home is beautiful.

  18. Hi, stopping by from Kelly's. What a stunning home but I'm sure you'll have fun decorating your new home. Blessings, Dani

  19. JEALOUS! I love your staircase and that craft room is awesome!If you get a chance I would love for you to link up at Get Schooled Saturday linky party going on all weekend!
    xxx Kim

  20. What a beautiful home! Thanks for the tour!

    I just know you're new place is going to be super sweet and what fun to start fresh! ;) Good luck!

  21. Oh, how stunning!!
    I love everything, congrats on your new home!

  22. I just saw your widget about your niece being Miss Arkansas! My cousin was Miss Ohio last year and we were in Vegas cheering for her! It was a blast! :) Congrats to her and your fam! Have fun with it! :)
    Mackenzie :)

  23. Your home is absolutely beautiful!! Loved the tour! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! Hope you'll be back soon to share more amazing ideas! -The Sisters

  24. Your Dallas house is just beautiful. Strange thing, I watched an episode of House Hunters (or maybe My First Place) on HGTV yesterday and there was a house that looked just like yours! Was this a custom house or is it possible there are others in Texas somewhere?

    Robin Flies South

  25. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  26. I saw you from Kellys Korner and your home looks JUST like the homes where my father in law lives ... Lantana. Is that where your home was? You had it decorated SO pretty! I'm especially a fan of your paper towel holder. Where did you buy it? I know you painted it, but I just like that it saves room on the counter.

  27. What beautiful home that you had here in Dallas. I'm sure that your home in Canada is just beautiful .

  28. Saaa-wooning over your craft room! Mercy sakes. That would make anyone want to create!! LOL. Your whole home is beautiful & I'm looking forward to browsing around & seeing what you do w/the new rental. Blessings~

  29. I just saw this post, and of all the beauty, the thing that made me sit up straight was the paper towel holder with a little shelf for soap. Something like that would work so well on my island sink area. Can you recommend a source for it? thanks!

  30. I just found your blog and can I just say I love EVERYTHING. Your Texas home was beautiful as I can only imagine your Canada home will be just as nice.I fell in love with your paper towel holder I saw the same one on but they were sold out I was heartbroken needless to say. I love the color of yours where did you get it?

  31. Stumbled across your blog while looking around on pinterest. I also live in Dallas (just outside in a city called Lantana). Our "Dallas" home's are very, very similar in floor plans! I grew up in Canada (Ottawa, Ontario) so I will be browsing around your blog for a bit. I love your decor style, and your blog! One of these days I will start a home blog. :)

  32. Love your home! Sorry you had to leave the great state of Texas :/ I was wondering if you remember where you got your awesome paper towel holder??

  33. I've been looking everywhere for a similar paper towel rack thing, where did you find it?

  34. Where did you get the paper towel holder?! I love it!!

  35. I live in the Dallas area so I'm used to this style home. Your home here in Dallas is beautiful and I love your decor.

  36. Please tell me where you got the gorgeous paper towel holder. I love it!!!

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  38. Where did you get the beautiful paper towel holder


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