Fluffing the Guest Room!

Hi All.
Have you ever felt like you were just running in place?  Lately I feel like a hamster on a wheel.
I keep going and going but I am getting nowhere.
So when I found this little plaque last weekend I thought it would be the perfect addition to my guest room.
A little motivation to get back in the groove.

I hung my new plaque here above my old red shelf. 
I want to change everything to Christmas decor soon so I just left the shelf as is for now.
Like I said, I am just trying to find my groove.

Early last summer Fifi painted this pic of my front porch.  I finally got it framed.  I found the frame at Hobby Lobby for 50% off  and hubby matted it for me. 
A sweet reminder of summer!

I hung it in here next to the bed.  I think it makes a cheerful addition.

My Mom gave me this old frame with red velvet inside. I think she had bought it at a garage sale years ago.  I decided to add this sweet doily that my MIL brought me after their trip to Switzerland.
I just tacked it on and now it has sentimental meaning to me as well. 
I've been seeing a lot of wonderful stuff around bloggyland going up for the Holidays already.
It's getting me in the groove!
For the first time in 4 years my Son and DIL will be home during the Holidays.  They usually only can come during the summer so this year will be extra special.  And with a new grand-baby even more so.
Have a delightful and inspiring week my friends,
I am joining the following bloggy parties.
Met. Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch.
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll thru Life.


  1. I love the yellow room! It is so whimsical!

  2. I think you are definitely in the groove, Cindy! And that painting that Fifi did is just so cute and looks perfect in your guest room. Can't believe your hubby did the matting. I'm convinced he can do anyhthing!

    And I love the cute doily your MIL gave you and that you framed in that pretty frame your mom gave you. The shelf looks cute, too, and I can't wait to see how you tweak

    it differently for Christmas, though I like it like that.

    Such a cheery guestroom, Cindy! And you know I love the quilt and the pillows.


    Sheila :-)

  3. Cindy your guest room is very warm and inviting! Sounds like you're going to have a wonderful Christmas-enjoy:@)

  4. Hi Cindy, Fifi's painting is just perfect. I remember your porch and she captured it beautifully. What a charming and welcoming bedroom. BTW, I can't believe Addison is 1 month old...not really?...where does the time go?! Linda

  5. Hi Cindy!
    I think you got your groove on girl! I just love the bedroom and all the pretty details. I would love to move right in.

    Your grandbaby is so sweet and cuddly, you lucky Grandma!


  6. That's so great to hear you will have your family for the holidays. It sounds so joyful, especially with a new baby. Your guest room looks so inviting, I love the colorful quilt the most! That was a great idea about putting the doile on the frame, it's very pretty!

  7. Love the plaque and I love the frames you just hang, Cindy. You are inspiring me....Christine

  8. What a sweet room. It looks so relaxing there!

  9. HI Cindy! Oh, your guest room is looking wonderful! I love the great colors. The Fifi painting of your porch is darling and the doily so pretty! I could stay in this room and be so cozy!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. that is so exciting Cindy...your guest room looks great...

  11. Sounds like you have it all together. That is great that your son and his family can be there this year.
    Have a great week.

  12. Oh Cindy how fun to have your whole family together once again..I so feel you on this one girl..I love that warm cozy quilt on that bed and girl right now I could just take a nap there ha ha!! Your whole room looks just wonderful my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  13. It looks plenty "fluffed" to me, Cindy!

  14. Nothing is ,ore fun than having a beautiful room like this for guests to come and stay..especially family! You did a really nice job of it all and I love Fifi's painting..that is so cool! ;D

  15. Oh sweetie, ya fluff so well!!!

    God bless and have a super week!!!

  16. Your guest room is beautiful,Cindy!

    I loved seeing those sweet baby photos in the previous post. She is very bright and beautiful!

  17. Cindy, I wish I could come stay in this pretty guestroom. All of your additions are perfect! Love the saying on that plaque, and the Fifi painting of your wonderful porch table and chairs looks like it was made for this room. I love that sweet doily and the way you put it in the frame. It looks soooo pretty. Have you started buying baby Christmas gifts? What fun you are going to have! I'm excited for you. laurie

  18. Cindy, everything looks so comfy and cozy. I'd love to crawl up in that bed with a soft blanket and a good book and spend the day! Like you, I've been going 90 to nothing lately but feeling like I'm getting nothing done! I need a vacation!

  19. Hi Cindy, well you are just going to have the most wonderful Christmas with your son and dil and cute little Addison too! Your decorative additions are charming and cheerful. I especially love the picture of your porch and the doily from Switzerland! My mother had a sign that said "I used to be organized until I became a Grandmother!" Is that how it feels? Linda

  20. HI CINDY!!!
    OH YEAH!!I thought it was only me, I feel like I run run run, and clean, but never get it all done at once, I know I said to myself, who cares about a tidy house, in the end, I want Miss Camdyn to remember fun walks at the park (which we did today) but I feel so stressed out about things piling up and the Holidays and I have BUNCO at our house on Dec. 4th, the big Company party is Sat. Dec. 5th and then I am good to go and enjoy the season!!But I am getting panicked. I am SOOO HAPPY your Son and DIl are coming home!!!Stacie just informed Disney decided NO DEC. Vacations, so I hope we can get a refund on her ticket home :>(
    That Grand daughter is ABSOLUTELY adorable!!OH I could just hug and kiss her ---oh babies are so sweet and such bundles of HAPPINESS!!Our little guy gets here in Feb!!!
    Have a Blessed week my sweet friend,

  21. Hi Cindy,
    I LOVE the painting and doily! What a wonderful way to showcase a gift from your MIL. The room gets more beautiful after each addition. I'm so happy you will all be together for the holidays. Having a new grandbaby makes it even more special. You are blessed! Hugs

  22. Oh Cindy, that red against those yellow walls is just so yummy! Your kids are going to love staying in that gorgeous room. Enjoy that sweet baby!
    xo, Andrea

  23. Love the red ties on the curtains! And the bird pillow, and the doily in the frame. You have wonderful ideas!!

  24. Love your new placque. It's amazing how much time a new little one can take up isn't it. Fun, but also time. Your painting looks so pretty of your porch and it is such a pretty frame too. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  25. Helllloooo Cindy~ I just found you through Kim over at Savvy Southern Style and you are right in my back yard...er...guess that would be my sideyard! I read through some of your blogs and am signing up as your newest follower. We are getting ready to downsize too...from a large home to something smaller (mucho smaller). I do want to still live on the water though. Right now we live on the East side of Green Bay.

    I think we probably have lots in common and I am looking forward to getting to know you better. My own daughter lives about 5 miles away so I see her 3 little girls just about everyday. MANY of my blogs are about them..espeically the youngest one that is a HOOT!

    I can't wait to go back and read more of your posts. Diana

  26. Hi Cindy dear,

    I know what you mean about feeling like a hamster running and running. I like your new saying and it perks the room up even more.

    Can I come stay in that cute spot?


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  27. I love that painting of your front porch!! What an absolutely wonderful idea..and you put it in a perfect spot.
    When you things like that with sentimental value...wait..wait...a baby grand?? *fainted dead away*

  28. Oh wait...that's a GRAND BABY! LOL
    I'm fine! I'm fine!
    That little guy looks like one of those reborn babies that artists make...so darned cute!!!
    I need another one of those!! Two?

  29. Hi Cindy,

    What a charming, appealing room! Fifi's painting looks great there (the framing is perfect), and you found a perfect way to use the framed velvet!

  30. That's a beautiful guest room, and it sounds like it will be getting some use this holiday season!

  31. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhh...I would just love coming for a visit and staying in your beautiful guest room!!! I love your new plaque...it looks so pretty up above your red shelf...which by the way...I love! I see that little angel too! wink! Cindy, I love, love, LOVE the painting that Fifi did of that gorgeous summer porch! The frame is perfect and it looks so pretty where you hung it! Ohhh...and that gorgeous handcrafted Swiss doily is sooo very beautiful! Did you know that the pretty flower on the doily is an "edelweiss" flower...the flower that represents the country? Girl, I remember walking through shop after shop of beautiful handmade linens. I brought a few back as souveners. I guess I should take a few photos and blog about them. Anyway, I really do love how you framed that pretty piece...ohhh, and the frame is gorgeous too! My friend, I just adore your guest room...thank you so much for sharing it with us!!! You just never know...I may get to stay in that pretty room some day!

    Darlin', I am sooo behind with all my bloggin! I just went through all of your sweet posts that I have missed! I enjoyed getting another peek at Dan's class project...I still just stand in awe!!! And...of course, I was just tickled pink to see updated photos of little Addison! She sure is the cutest little baby doll!!! I just can't believe how much she has grown already! Well sweet friend, I am sooo sorry about being so long to get by for a visit! I hope that my note is finding you and Dan well!!! Ohhh yes...Ohh my gosh...I almost forgot! I'm sooo happy for you...that your son and DIL are getting to come home for Christmas!!! What a wonderfully sweet time ya'll will have! I bet your mind is already going an hundred miles an hour...planning Christmas with all of your family!!! I love it!!!

    Love ya, sweet friend...

  32. Hi Cindy! Your guest room is so charming and welcoming! I love the plates, of course, and the painting by Fifi is the perfect addition! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  33. You will have the best holiday ever...I'm so happy for you:) Mine will be odd, but we are getting used to strange holidays in our family. We have always been such a traditional family, but the past few years tradition has been thrown to the wind on almost all holidays. I just try to remember my mom's favorite phrase and "go with the flow"!

    I love you new sign...we do need to laugh! A Fifi brightens any room...I know that I love mine!

  34. hi cindy...what a charming and inviting guest room. love fifi's picture...it's perfect.

    anyone would enjoy sleeping there..that's for sure.
    happy to visit here today, my friend
    kary and teddy

  35. The room looks lovely! I feel the same way, just too tired to get into anything and I have anxiety about getting everything done in time!


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy