Thursday, February 13, 2014

I've Been Gone Too Long.....


I am not going to have to have a new computer, after all...
Turns out that the internet signal is too weak at our new place and we will be having a new line run there this coming week.
TODAY, I am at my daughter's house and my computer is working like a charm....

YAY....I can use that money for something else I have my eye on....a red....YEP....RED little loveseat.....
more on that to come later...:>)

With many, MANY interruptions, we are FINALLY back on the Vanity in the Closet Room....

 Pipes and hoses and clamps....OH MY...!!

I wonder....
am I the only woman on the planet that gets a THRILL out of seeing TOOLS....??

 From Lowes...
less than $200.00

...the cutest little 3 shelf cabinet, EVER...


and a mirror that I am SLEEPING WITH until it's gets installed on the vanity wall....
I LOVE it !!
LOWES....less than $70.00 rich and classy looking...

 The 5 light light fixture is dreamy, too...

 All are in the brushed Antique silver and this beauty came from
LOWES for just under $99.00

The electrician is working on all this as we speak...

Mr. Sweet will add the grout tomorrow....

Tile is from LOWES
and can't remember what we paid, but it wasn't expensive at all.

The moral of this story is that don't let anyone tell you that you HAVE to go to 
HIGH END STORES that are very expensive to get the LOOK you are after.

Places like LOWES or HOME DEPOT have some lovely things that aren't pricy....
you just have to spend a little time shopping and pulling it all together. 

HOWEVER....the ONE thing I found that these stores or any other store DOESN'T have....

a fabulous and highly talented
MR. SWEET.....!

"Happy Valentine's Day to you, Honey...."
I love you and thank you for all the great things you do for me.....




  1. agreed on the handyman hubby! how nice for you!

    glad the computer isn't the problem after all!

  2. You are lucky to have such a handyMAN!!! I can't wait to see it to completion. Great finds. Happy HEART day too!

  3. I am so glad to see you here! Everything is looking wonderful and moving along, bj. Just think-at least while you are sleeping with that mirror you will have someone pretty to look at!;>) Enjoy your daughter's home and kids. Anxious to see your finished bathroom. xo Diana

  4. Happy Valentines Day to you and Mr.Sweet. Your bathroom is going to be beautiful.

  5. Phew! She's back! And all is truly right with the world. Can't wait for you to have just what you need to be blogging as you enjoy. You've sure been missed.

  6. So thankful you did not need a new computer. I have missed and wondered about you.I gather you have a lap top. I still like my desktop. I hope it holds up as I am, not sure I would ever learn how to use one of the new computers. Yes, you are blessed having your Mr.Sweet. Not many like him around anymore.

  7. Glad it wasn't your computer. I love all the new "stuff" and I agree wholeheartedly- Lowes and Home Depot do have some gorgeous home improvement items..especially for kitchens.

  8. Welcome back!! I have been MISSING you!!

  9. HI BJness! Glad to see you're back. I went through two new laptops thinking something was wrong and it was our wireless connection! Oh, your bathroom is going to be so beautiful. You have wonderful decorating style! Happy Valentine's Day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Happy V day to you too and it's looking great. So glad to see you back.


    Cottage Making Mommy

  11. Nothing sexier than a man working around the house!!

  12. I LOVE that mirror! Can't wait to see more pics! Happy Valentine's Day!

  13. So glad to see you posting. It looks like everything is coming together! Love all of your choices.

  14. BJ, you have a great guy there, you better keep him around! Your bath is going to look so pretty and elegant. We need a new sink and vanity and haven't even started looking so I appreciate your advice.

    I thought I needed a new laptop in December, mine was acting terrible and it was 5 years old. Hubby bought me one and was so thrilled because he found one that could hold more info (or whatever you call it). Turns out we just needed a new router!! And he couldn't return the laptop for some reason or another. And, it gets better, I haven't touched the new one yet...just haven't had time to look at the DVD they give you and change everything over! Ha!!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you!!


  15. BJ! I have been missing you, for a while I could not read your blog it was so narrow and tiny shiwing up on my iPad! but this is much better. Happy Valentine's Day! xo

  16. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mr. Sweet. Glad you don't have to get a new compute. '-)

  17. Happy Valentine's Day BJ - to you and to your sweet handyman. You're not the only one who is very happy to see tools - especially when they mean your very own handyman is doing something beautiful to your home!

  18. Your powder room is going to look very snazzy BJ! You're so lucky to have a hubby that's handy, that's very helpful! Happy Valentine's Day-enjoy:@)

  19. What a lovely post BJ. Your taste is awesome and your powder room will be adorable, like you and Mr. Sweet. Enjoy the special day!

  20. Oh how sweet! I have asked you MANY times to share MR. SWEET with me for some projects I have! You have yet to put him on the plane:) Someday, I will hear the doorbell and it will be YOU with a basket full of fresh baked goodies, fresh fruit etc and MR. Sweet with his tool belt:) My Hubby is good at so many things but he can't do the projects like yours! I love him anyway! Enjoy your day dear friend! Love ALL of the pieces and can't wait to see them all put together! Happy Valentine's Day dear BJ, HUGS!

  21. So cute! And if AT&T happens to be your carrier they a booster box you can pick up at the AT&T store. It helps your wireless connection. My daughter is in Aubrey and they had to have one. However, one AT&T store charges $100 for them and another AT&T store gives them away for FREE. If you're interested let me know and I can find out which store to go to.

  22. It is going to look beautiful when it's all done! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mr. Sweet!

  23. Glad you are back! Happy Valentine's Day to you! Looks like you have been busy! It's going to be gorgeous!

  24. You are so lucky that the Mr is so talented!! Mine isn't quite as handy :-( LOVE, LOVE the teacups in your header photo!

  25. The new bath is going to be gorgeous BJ! I'm so happy you're back, I've missed you! I find tools sexy too, nothing quite as appealing as seeing my sweetie working on a project at home. Sounds silly but it's true:>) ♥

  26. Glad you did not have to put out that money on a new computer. Your new bath is going to be very nice. It is so nice to have a husband around the house who can do everything. Mine was the same way and I miss him so. Happy Valentines Day and do have a blessed day. Madeline

  27. I am very interested in finding one of those Mr. Sweet things...on what aisle do you find them?
    :) Happy Valentines Day, BJ.

  28. Happy Valentnes to you and Mr. Sweet! Hope you have a LOVErly day:):) The bathroom is going to look AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! XO

  29. Glad to see you back posting, bj!! Your Mr. Sweet is a very handy guy like my sweetie, but I can't get him motivated this winter. Hopefully when spring comes, we can get back to the tasks at hand. Love that cabinet you found at Lowe's, I may have to look for that. Can't wait to see your finished bathroom.
    Happy Valentine's day!!

  30. So exciting, BJ. It is going to be gorgeous.

    Happy Valentine's Day.♥ I hope you will be joining us for Pink Saturday.

  31. I have missed you! Your house is looking wonderful! Yes, it is very true! Mr. sweet is amazing! But then, so are you!

  32. Yes ... you have been gone too long and I have missed you. Glad the problem was solved without getting a new computer. What a pain that is. Good to have a "Mr.Sweet" ... he is a keeper, you know. I bet your house is coming together real nicely and you will be sitting back enjoying it.
    Blessings and warm hugs.
    Audrey Z.

  33. Your Mr. sweet is a treasure, bj! I look forward to seeing the finished results of your powder room. xo

  34. BJ,
    Happy Pink Saturday! You have some really good looking accessories for that closet room of yours! I love Lowes... & Menards... lol...So glad you don't have to get a new computer... Have a great day!

  35. BJ,
    So~o~o glad to see that "You're Back In The Saddle, Again", dear friend!!!
    You've been missed!!!
    I agree, "Mr. Sweet" certainly has a lot of talent!!!
    Great finds at Lowe's...can't wait to see the finished room!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  36. Love your header...beautiful! I can not wait to see your bath when it's all finished ...I know it's going to be amazing! You are so gifted!!


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  38. It's going to be beautiful! Yes, it's true, you don't need MCK Childs to have pretty things, plenty out there just as nice for a lot less!
    Glad to see all is going well!

  39. Awwww, how sweet. And everything is so lovely. AND HOORAY for a slow line that's easily fixed rather than a slow computer like I'm fighting at the moment :) Hoping it all goes smooth as silk for you! Have a grand week! My pink this week is at :)

  40. Looks like you're going to have an amazing bathroom!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  41. It's good you were able to get to the root of the problem! I've seen people spend tons of money on buying new computers out of frustration after doing everything in the manual and yet fail to check the ISP they're using. They pin the fault on the blameless PC and it goes out the door. You just saved yourself a hefty bit by just replacing your line with a new one. Beautiful vanity mirror by the way! And it sure does help to have the handy hubby! Cheers!

    Jannette @ TLink Broadband


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