To Mac or Not?

Hey ya'll.
Help me out.. my computer decided to call it quits on me a few days ago. 
Therefore I have been on the search for a new one.
So many options! :0)

I was thinking about taking the plunge into a Mac computer but not quite sure yet,
I am considering this one..


                                                     

What do you recommend?
To go Mac or not..
I have seen over and over that once ya go Mac ya never go back? but..?

Hmm, decisions, decisions.
I really don't like computer shopping.. :0)


On a totally different note,
my black/white buffalo check throw is back in stock and such a great price!
It is a lighter weight but fun piece to add a decorator touch with the popular buffalo plaid pattern,
and I think is great for year round, but also thinking it will be really fun accent at
Christmas! I am totally getting another one.

If interested I added a link and you can find it here:


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Have a great week!
Blessings,

                                                                                                                -TinaH





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Garden Tour

I thought I would share some fun photo's from around my yard today,
how about somewhat of a 2018 Garden Tour.

I was going to get more photo's but it has been raining a lot, so I may end up making
this part 1 and have a part 2 later or update this post with more pictures soon.


Here is a view of my back deck.


It is decorated for the fall season with lots of fun color.





I am such a fan of purple fountain grass!



I love this spot in my garden with my mega rock.
This space was actually bare, and I talked my husband into using a tractor and
moving this large boulder here. :0)
We were able to get it just how I wanted it  to look,
and this spot seems to get a little bigger each year. 
I have some plans for this spot as the iris and mums have kind of taken over the right side
but I still love it even though it needs a slight overhaul.




Love this color combo in this spot.
Zinnia's are so simple and they last and last here.. definitely a go to plant in my garden.



I am definitely looking for this plant again next year, (supertunia pink star charm)
it has done wonderfully and is such a stunner.




If you follow my blog, you know I am loving my rustic fence we put up this year.



My new clematis is still going strong!
So pretty.


This is one of my favorite views from the yard, and most of this I actually added
to the yard this year.




I planted a lot of tree's and shrubs that I am excited to see grow! 

From several maple tree's, to blue spruce, pink flowering dogwood,
flowering pear, a hedge of boxwood, a corkscrew willow tree and more!
I am sooo looking forward to them getting bigger and bigger!

I am making it a point to take several photo's around the yard so I can see the progress they
all make next year and also to use as a garden diary so to speak so I can see what plants
were where and what I want to change or add to next year!

Gardening is so much fun!


- TinaH



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Fall Style Picks

I thought it was time to share some fun Fall Style Picks today.

I have always been a camo print fan and since it is on trend there are so many fun
pieces to choose from, and I am pretty happy about that. :0)

I am loving olive green, and shades of burgundy, and I think the leopard shoes are so
stinkin adorable.

Faux leather leggings are on trend, and could be dressed up or down.

Cardigans and Jackets are a must in my book and a
good tee is always a good staple for year round wear!
           (the one below is on sale for $6)




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What are your favorite pieces for Fall?

-Blessings
- TinaH

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My Fall Deck Tour

I have been working on adding in Fall touches and I thought I would share our deck
today.

It is 'decked' out for fall this year 😉 and I am loving how it is turning out.



I knew I wanted to add in black and white buffalo plaid, so I brought one of my
throws outside to drape over our metal bench.

 (You can find this buffalo plaid throw: Here)



It coordinates wonderfully with my black/white welcome rug that I had recently purchased.




I added in some different sized pumpkins,  mums, and a cute little metal truck
that I had my mom pick up for me when they went on clearance. (yay!)




It is so adorable with the mini pumpkins in the back.




I included some plants that I already had,  fun metal antiqued pumpkin pick as well as an
owl pick that I had into one of the planters, and also decided to add a red throw pillow
that I simply tied some fall ribbon around.




There are a lot of textures going on,  variation of heights to draw the eye,
and of course lots of fun pops of color!






So much fun.

Have you gotten your fall decorating done yet?

                           Blessings,
                            -TinaH





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I purchased the Welcome rug at Hobby Lobby,
and the Black/White Buffalo check throw can be found Here.


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Sharing at the following:
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farmhouse

My Rustic Wood Decorative Fence

If you follow my blog you have probably seen me talk about my rustic fencing that my
husband and I made this year.
I thought I would share a few photo's of how it is looking today
and just a little bit more about this rustic wood fence of ours.



I have done a lot of yard projects this year and one project I wanted to do
was put up a rustic fence.

After deciding to tackle this project, we started by figuring out a general idea
of how many posts that we would need.
Then we started the task of cutting and gathering the fence posts.
A lot of posts.

We chose to use hedge in hopes it will last some time,
and we also had access to it.
(due to some tree's in our pasture that had fell during a past storm etc., as well 
a neighbor having an area of a pasture cleared)





After a couple days or so, and a few sore muscles,
We were finished and here it is in all it's rustic beauty.









As you can see some of the posts are a little gnarly.
Which adds to the fun look of it in my opinion.

I knew that I planned to place some hanging baskets
at every other fence section, so I tried to use some of the more straight looking
posts where the baskets would be eventually going.
Thinking ahead ya'll, Lol.

Although I think I still ended up going through extra posts and
changing one or two out before I considered it ready for planters.




I had actually made some hanging planters to try out using rolled wire,
and they worked out great but they were not very deep so they needed to be
watered alot.. which was impractical as I have to use watering cans in this area.
So I decided to look for something different and moved those up by the deck.

I found these hanging planters online and went ahead and ordered them.
They were inexpensive, and held more soil so I thought they were worth a try.
Before putting the soil in I also placed some cheap kitchen sponges in the bottom
of each planter to help hold moisture in a little longer.

I do not have to water nearly as often, and the flowers have done
very well and they add such a fun pop of color.

(at last check these hanging baskets were under $9.00 each with the liners!
 If interested you can find them HERE)







I am loving this gnarly,  rustic fence. 

I have also placed solar lights along every other upright post, and
added a few other "bucket" planters. ( buckets that I converted into planters )

So fun.



I am debating leaving these flowers a little longer or going ahead and
changing them up for the Fall season.
I am thinking I may go ahead and let these be for now as they are still
looking so good. (this fertilizer has done them well!)   

I do have fall decor, pumpkins, and mums in several other area's of the yard,
so it is definitely looking like fall around here whether I change these up or not.
But I am seriously already thinking ahead to what my plans are for
Christmas decorating. Lol.

(anyone else? or does that make ya cringe? Lol)


Blessings,
- TinaH




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3 new beauty fave's inexpensive blender sponge and olive nailpolish

I thought I would share 3 beauty items that I have just recently tried out and I
have added to my current faves list..



First up is I was searching for a camo green or a olive green nail polish and I just couldn't find one locally, so I searched online and this is the one that I purchased. ♡

It is exactly the shade of green I was searching for, which isn't always the case when
I purchase something online.
I have had a few surprises with lip product colors in the past, lol. So I am a little more picky
at what beauty products I purchase online.
This one however was a win all the way, Love it.  (especially for fall!)



Next up I needed a new sponge blender as my little Gracie girl got ahold of mine.
(Gracie is my yorkie) :0)

Not particularly wanting to spend a lot on one, I went with this blender.
It is a wonderful option in place of the more expensive beauty blender we all know and love,
seriously pleased with it, and I will definitely go to this one again in the future. 

(reg. $7.99 / was on sale here for $6.19)





Lastly I had received a sample of this eyelash conditioning primer  and after using it
several times, I went ahead and bought it.
It definitely adds a little oomph.





I am so glad I gave that blender a try instead of forking over the amount of the one
I normally buy.



And can I just say.. ♡ this green!

What kind of beauty items have you added to your fave list lately?
I am such a fan of the camo green color..
and camo prints for that matter.
Seriously did ya see my camo hats? Lol.
(you can see a peek at my hat collection here)


                              Blessings,
                                -TinaH



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5 tips for an Organized Makeup Vanity

My top 5 tips for organizing a Makeup Vanity.

Learned by trial and error. Lol.




#1 - Keep Like Items Together

It is so frustrating to me to be looking for something,
 in a  mess pile of a lot of somethings.
does that make sense? :0)

Who has the time or patience for that? Lol.

I use to have a drawer in the bathroom vanity that I kept everything in, and while
I tried to keep it organized, there were always those hurry up moments
 and things ended up all willy nilly, so to speak.

Which brings me to tip number 2.



#2 Containers 

To keep like items together, you need something to corral them.

Small glass mason jars are one of my go to's, they are inexpensive, easy to find,
 they work great for nail files/tweezers, liners/pencils, makeup brushes etc.
I have also found they fit in drawers that have a little depth to them which is
a plus in my book!

My other favorites would be clear acrylic organizers. 
They look neat and tidy, you can see what is inside, and actually hold a lot depending
on what you get.

These acrylic containers are perfect for lipgloss/lipstick, pencils, 
mascara, brushes etc. and they have 24 sections to hold quite a bit.

I have 2 of these and love them.



Plastic bin/baskets are also great in drawers to keep things separated,
contained, and for a lack of better words, tidy.

A variety of sizes can be Found Here.




#3 - Go To Items in a Go To Spot

If you have a tendency to use the same 5 items everyday,
then it might make more sense to place those everyday items in a quick go to spot.
Perhaps a decorative glass or mirrored tray that you can leave out,
or something as simple as a small makeup bag.

They will be easy to find, and your other non-everyday items will
stay more organized on a hurry up kind of day if you aren't looking
through them for your go-to's.






#4 - Putting it back where ya got it :0)

This is kind of self explanatory..  but just like everything else,
if you put the item back where you got
it then your items stay better organized. (and easier to find)

I know there are a lot of crazy hurry up moments in life however,
so instead of tossing them in the drawer,
perhaps leave them to the side, or in a small bin/basket or tray,
 and put them back when you get a minute.



(similar glass tray found here)



#5 - If it doesn't work for you, change it up.

You do you, as they say.
I have learned over the years that I like things kept a certain way
and that makes getting ready in the morning just go more quickly.

However, what works for me, may not be what works for you.

How do you organize your makeup?




I have always enjoyed makeup, and I would say
probably even more so after making my mirror to go with my vanity.
(I will link that post below)

I kind of go from minimalistic makeup to all out primed/prepped and painted,
depending on my mood. Lol.

How about you are you? Minimalistic or an all out'er? :0)


Blessings
-TinaH






Items Used / More details:

How I made my vanity mirror: Here
Crystal/Glass Tray: Purchased at Flea Market, similar found here
Plastic Bins for Drawers: (variety of sizes)Found Here
Acrylic Organizer: there are so many options, my tip is to be sure to
check the measurements on them if ordering online.
I like this one and this transparent pink one is fun.






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