a little bit of fall-i-fying

As most if not all of our decorations have gone back to NC in storage, I will have to just remember back to last year and enjoy fall that way. It is my most favorite season back home.  Here in this part of Texas it is not a season but merely a verb. 

Know your limitations

That is a big one for me.  I try to do too many things for myself.  But on this changing over to word press I am realizing my limits.  I will leave that big process to Kristi at Addicted to Decorating to do.  I need to get with her to see when she can do it so until then I'll blog away on here..When time to migrate I'll be sure to let you all know.  Scary, exciting and new things await.
You trying anything new? 


You will see that the header has changed.  And I've changed the sidebar a bit.  I am still updating things.  This weekend I hope to make the leap over to word press 
and the new name.
Crossing fingers all goes well.  Then we will check the bank account to see if some professional design work can be afforded from Kristy at Addicted to Decorating
 to work her magic.

So what do you think so far?

A big mess

 Crafters make a mess..well so do bloggers. Especially when we are trying to update our blog on our own.  Yes I am attempting to change the name, domain, server, style and taking it all to word press.  So, with all that happening I will be taking this blog down from public to private while I make mistake after mistake..I know you'd love to see all the mistakes as I do them but believe me I don't want to share my blunders and want to surprise you all with it when it is done. 

If I can't get it all to word press by myself then I'll upload it to blogger to share until I can get serious professional help.  hee hee 

chat at you later - (fingers crossed) I hope. 

a Yard Sale of sorts..

 Got stuff?
Oh yes we do.  Too much stuff.

I am so used to doing yard sales outside..yes it is either cold and windy or blazing hot.  But as we downsize considerably for our move this summer.  I have been snapping pictures of stuff and putting it into an album on Facebook and well it is like an auction.  I get messages and comments of people saying- want it, mine, put it in my pile.  It is going fast and I don't even have to go outside.  What a wonderful concept. 

A new beginning - sort of

  I spent a lot of time over the Christmas holidays and also while recuperating from surgery on where this blog is going, what is happening and changes needed.

I decided to let Tattered & Timeless go business wise- for many reasons but the most important being freedom and time.  With that I want a clean break from it.
I want to go back to blogging about life at home.  Projects that will be used by ME, not sold.  Recipes of something I might love.  And just everyday family events.  Basically - OUR life.

a ramble

This is a ramble I will warn you.
I've been away because honestly I have done nothing creative in months.  We have a lot of personal stuff going on right now and real life hinges on the outcome of those events. 

I do know that I have decided wholeheartedly to stop the Tattered & Timeless furniture and crafting business.  I just don't have the time nor the inclination to do it anymore.  My heart is not in it.  Don't get me wrong I will die with a glue gun in my hand but I want to create for me not for the push of the sale.  It seemed more of a "have to" before when I really would like it to be a "want to". 

I am pondering if I should continue to blog or stop that too.  I do like keeping a journal but this blog seemed more of an out of whack place that chronicled business and family in the most haphazard way.  If I do blog I want it to be more of a everyday life blog.  Family, home decor, diy, recipes - you know LIFE. 

Knowing that is the direction that my life is going the name Tattered & Timeless doesn't work for me.  I want a break from it for many reasons.  One it just reminds me of the business and though I loved it and in a small way miss it - it makes me sad to see it over and over.  I think a more generic name that encompasses just everyday is what I need.  So if you see a post soon asking you to come find me again please do. 

It might be a bit till I post as I have to muddle this through and deal with those personal problems that are plaguing us right now. 
Ahhh change - it is scary but exciting and always new. 

until next time,

{ Happy New Year - 2013 }

Here's to a good one.  What will 2013 hold for you? 

{ Top 12 of 2012 }

Wow what a year.. It was a roller coaster ride personally and business wise.  I have thought through some things and 2013 will definitely be better and less bumpy hopefully.
I have never started Google analytics but after manually going through my posts from this past year it is on board now..haha

Here are the top 12 of 2012.  Starting with number 


{ Merry Christmas }

This being our last Christmas in North Carolina for a while I thought I'd make a collage.
Christmas through the years in North Carolina : 2003-2012.

Next year we will be in Texas with the two eldest away at college. It will be a strange change but I can always look back and relive these years. The kids grow so fast.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.


{ Christmas Vignettes }

After taking pics of all the simple decor I figured I'd share some of the not so in your face decor.  The ones you have to stop to look at and admire.  

{ Christmas on the porch }

Usually I go all out on the outside of the house.  
We do the icicle lights on both levels, we drape the fence with garland and lights, we hang huge wreaths on the pillars and we deck out the porch like no ones tomorrow. 

This year- well not so much.  I have been having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit so to speak.  Might be the surgery pains and recuperating or it just might be a bad case of bah humbug.  Not sure. 

But here is our simple porch:

 No wreath - I am liking different than a circle.  This is a big wicker flower basket.

And by the mail slot- yep a nice old crock with some simple greens.  
It works for me. 

So is your porch simple or mac daddy decked out? 

{ Christmas dining room }

Our dining room is the largest room in the house.  I guess they did it big in 1929 when it came to entertaining.  You will recall that I took the room over to become my craft studio.  Well with our impending move we need to take it back to dining room status for pictures to rent.   
I couldn't let it go without decorating it now could I?  

Here it is in progress- please ignore clutter you see around - I'm trying to clear all the remaining craft stuff.