BESA GM has been nominated for a Leibster award

Even though I started my blog early this year, I effectively started blogging these last few months. Being a new in the blogland, I was pleasantly surprised when Angela at Life in Velvet nominated my blog for the Leibster award. I am kind of embarrased that I did not know what this award was about,Continue reading “BESA GM has been nominated for a Leibster award”

A Reupholstered Wingback Chair

After a successful completion of the painting project of an upholstered wingback chair I was ready to undertake another DYI challenge; reupholstering a wingback chair. I have never done a project involving upholstery/reupholstery so to me only the thought of undertaking such a project was kind of intimidating. However, the wingback chair for this projectContinue reading “A Reupholstered Wingback Chair”

Small Bathroom Remodel Idea

Several months have passed since we have remodeled our bathroom, and I am very happy with the outcome of the remodel. The bathroom project was the costliest part of the renovation of our old house; however, considering the transformation, I think that this remodel was worth every penny. For several years the house was aContinue reading “Small Bathroom Remodel Idea”

Tea Light Centerpiece

Tea lights, known as the most inexpensive candles, are incredibly beautiful when it comes to decorating tabletops and creating mood lighting and festive atmosphere at homes and celebratory areas. There are endless ways to use tea lights, which make them a very versatile decorating item. Being as inexpensive as they are, most of us tendContinue reading “Tea Light Centerpiece”

Fireplace Screen Mini Makeover

Even though there is no snow and the temperature has not gone below zero as yet, evening after evening we are cozying by and enjoying the fire of our open wood burning fireplace. As much as I was enjoying the coziness of the fire, I was pretty much disliking the dated and unattractive fireplace screenContinue reading “Fireplace Screen Mini Makeover”

Coffee Filter Wall Art

Few weeks ago I was reorganizing my pantry, and I came across to a huge bunch of white basket coffee filters. I remembered that those, quite while ago, were mistakenly purchased by my husband who “forgot” that our coffee machine “accepts” only the cone ones. It appears that I have never returned them or threwContinue reading “Coffee Filter Wall Art”

Magnolia Leaf Arrangement For My Fall Mantel Decor

I find magnolia leaves breathtaking. They are shiny green on one side, and velvety, cinnamon brown on the reverse. Even the fallen and dried ones have that distinct rich shine and beautiful, beautiful fall colors. I do not have such a tree in my front or back yard, but luckily there is one in myContinue reading “Magnolia Leaf Arrangement For My Fall Mantel Decor”

Pumpkin Cake With Homemade Caramel Sauce

Fall has arrived and has brought us the yummy pumpkins along. For me, nothing defines this season more then pumpkin and the spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and allspice. I love to incorporate any of these spices in recipes that do not call for pumpkin, but but when these spices are combined withContinue reading “Pumpkin Cake With Homemade Caramel Sauce”