Monday, July 17, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #214


Hello everyone.
Welcome back to Tuesdays at Our Home.


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that you are enjoying your Summer. 

I apologize for being gone from the blog for so long.
The last month has been very difficult for me, but slowly I am starting to get back into my regular routines and I 
hope to be back to blogging more often soon.
Thank you so much to all who took the time to leave me a comment expressing your condolences. 
It has really meant a lot to me.

This time around I don't have any features to share with you. I hope you don't mind. 
You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  
NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. 

HAVE FUN!




Thursday, June 15, 2017

BACK IN THE UNITED STATES


Hello friends.
I have missed you all.
It is almost hard to believe that as I write this post I am back home. The last month have been for me a whirlwind of emotions, changes and having to make very difficult decisions.

I arrived to Madrid, Spain after a 23 hour trip to find my dad had gone into a coma. He developed an infection after the hip surgery and his kidneys started to shut down.
But being the strong man he always was, he pulled through and came back to us, only not the same person he has been his whole life. Since the year and a half I had not seen my dad, the changes were amazing and so hard to believe. 

I stayed in Spain for over two weeks and when I left, my dad's health had improved so much and he was even smiling and moving around on his own. I felt very reassured about leaving and getting back home to my husband and kids.

Just a couple of days after I got home, I received a call from my family that once again he had taken a turn for the worst, only this time it was even more serious.

My dad passed away the morning of June 14th and I did not have enough time to fly back and make it on time to see him. In Spain, funeral and burial happens within 24 hours of death. I couldn't find an airplane ticket that fast at this time of the year that would bring me back home on time to say goodbye.

I am destroyed with grief. This is the hardest thing I have had to endure in my life. Who would of told me when I kissed and hugged my daddy the day I left that it would be the last time I would see him.

I will get back to blogging eventually, but not now.
I need time to heal and come to terms with this loss.Thank you all for understanding.
Please, keep our family in your prayers, specially my mom that has just loss her husband and best friend of 55 years.
XOXO


Friday, May 19, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT


Dear blogging friends, 
It is with a heavy heart that I let you know today I am going to be completely absent 
from the blog for several weeks.

I am traveling to Spain immediately due to an emergency involving my Dad. At the age of 79 and suffering from Parkinson's and other medical issues, he has fallen down the stairs at home and broken his hip. 

They had to do emergency surgery and although he made it through it, the outcome is not good.
We don't know if it is due to the shock of having to undergo surgery in such drastic circumstances, but it seems 
the Parkinson disease has advanced tremendously in just hours.
My mom needs me now so I am leaving right away to help them both in any way I can.

I am not closing down the blog, but, until further notice, I won't be able to host my Tuesdays at Our Home Link party and you won't see any post from me. I want to fully dedicate my time while I am in Madrid to help them and be with them since I don't know what the future holds for our family.

Thank you all for understanding. 
Please keep them both in your prayers and I will see you when I get back.
XOXO


Monday, May 15, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #213 & FEATURES


WELCOME TO TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME!


Thank you so much for being here today.
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
I love this time of the year when everyone is refreshing their homes to get ready for the warmer months.
So many beautiful ideas! 
Here are a few samples for you to enjoy.


Lindsey at Repurpose and Upcycle shared a great tutorial on how to make gorgeous industrial pipe shelving.


Pamela at Home On The Corner shared wonderful ideas on graduation gifts you can make.


Debbie at Debbie-Dabble Blog  gave us a tour of her beautiful patio.


Kelli at 3 Boys and a Dog shared a wonderful recipe for apple cinnamon white cake.



Sarah at Bombshell Bling showed us how to make S'mores cupcakes.




Eileen at Just Measuring Up shared a great tutorial on how to make storage bins from cardboard boxes.

 Thank you to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! 
If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.   You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.

 Now, lets see what you have been up to this week! You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. And although there is really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!





Thursday, May 11, 2017

A GIFT FROM THE HEART


In the last few months, I have often been absent from the blog. I know you have noticed I have been posting less, 
but there are times in our lives where priorities take over.

When our son got sick back in February, everything else came to a halt and my days have been filled with nursing him back to health, because I think you agree when I say it doesn't matter if your child is two years old or twenty, when they are sick, nothing else matters much.

We have been travelling back and forth to MD Anderson hospital in Houston where he has been a patient since he was 12 years old when he became terminally ill. 
This hospital was for over a year our second home and the doctors and nurses became our family.
We owe them everything, we owe them our son's life.

In the last two months, we have many doctor visits, numerous test done and we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. As of now, all results are coming back normal and he is feeling like his old shelf again.
We are finally starting to release that breath we didn't realized we were holding.

He and I have been spending a lot of time together and just the other day, while we were at home getting some chores done, the doorbell rings and the UPS guy dropped this box at my front door. My son tells me there was a package for me and my first first thought after seeing that large box was "I haven't ordered anything from Macy's".


And that is when he told me it was a gift from him.
What! Why? I told him it wasn't my birthday or Mother's Day. LOL And that is when he told me he saw me a few days before looking at this item online and he wanted to buy it for me to say thank you for everything I had done for him while he was sick and always. You want to talk about unexpected!
Oh boy, did I cry! I haven't stopped yet! LOL


And he was right, I have been eyeing this beauty for a while now, actually since we bought our new dining room furniture like over a year ago. 

I love everything about it, it is very sturdy and the serving plates are real crystal. Just gorgeous in person!
I wanted it to use it all year long to display seasonal plates and it will come very handy when we have company over. 
I think it will be beautiful to serve dessert during the holidays. You can find it here.

And now is displayed on our buffet table holding some pretty white dishes.





I will treasure this gift forever and every time I see it, it will remind me that everything I do as a mom 
will always be appreciated.

I want to take the time now to thank you all for all the prayers, get well wishes and emails 
you have sent me concerning our son. 
You are all such amazing and caring people!
Now, as we wait for the final test results, I just pray it will all be behind him soon.

As for me, I thank God every day for giving me the chance to be a mom to my wonderful boy.

Have a wonderful week!
XOXO




Wednesday, May 10, 2017

OUR FAMILY ROOM THESE DAYS


I don't know if it is just me, but Spring is flying by and it is hard to believe Summer will be here in in about six weeks.
We have been busy cleaning the outside of our home, getting our flower beds cut and sprucing up our outdoor areas. Lots of work!

Meanwhile, the inside of our home has stayed decorated the same since before Easter, but I have used green and blues to decorate our living spaces hoping I can carry these colors into Summer time.


Monday, May 8, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #212 & FEATURES


WELCOME EVERYONE!


I hope you had an excellent weekend. 
We spent ours repairing one of our AC units that decided to quit working. Not fun!
I am just glad it happened now and not in the middle of Summer when temperatures are in the triple digits.

It is time now for a new party, but lets visit first some of last week links.


Patti at Old Things New turned her screened porch into a gorgeous sleeping porch.


Medina at Grillo Designs showed us how to make beautiful Hanging Mason Jar Candle Holders


Lindsay at See Lindsay created an amazing Mother's day wreath.


Pamela at Brooklyn Farm Girl shared a wonderful recipe for Blueberry buckle crumble cake.


Brenda at Much More Creative found an old frame at a yard sale and turned it into a beautiful 
decor piece for her home.


Love this recipe by Stacie at Simply Stacie for Lemon Curd Coconut Macaroons.


Marilyn at Marilyn Treats put together a wonderful collection of Mother's day brunch recipes.



 Thank you to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! 
If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.   You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.

 Now, lets see what you have been up to this week! You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. And although there is really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!




Monday, May 1, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #211 & FEATURES


WELCOME EVERYONE!


Thank you so much for being here today!
 I hope everyone's weekend was excellent. Ours was very nice since we spent it travelling to go see our grandbabies and celebrating our daughter's birthday.It was a wonderful family get together!

Now it is Monday and back to reality. :) It is hard to start the week after a fun weekend. 
Last week we had a great party and some fabulous posts.
Lets visit some of those bloggers.


The very talented Gail at Purple Hues & Me made these gorgeous twisted paper napkin flowers.


Tammy at One More Time created a beautiful window frame address wall feature.


This wonderful recipe for cheesy three meat breakfast casserole was shared by Brandie at Home Cooking Memories.


Lindsey at Repurpose & Upcycle created the perfect Lego storage idea for her kids.


Poppy at Poppy View shared a wonderful recipe for Greek Lemon Cookies.


Leslie at Play Dates Parties put together a wonderful collection of Mother's Day printables.


Kit at The Kittchen shared a yummy recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup.



 Thank you to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! 
If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.   You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.

 Now, lets see what you have been up to this week! You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. And although there is really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!




Thursday, April 27, 2017

AN EASY WAY TO WRAP BOOKS WITH FABRIC


I have always liked using book as part of my home decor.
Sometimes I use them just to add a little height to a decor item or to place on the coffee table as part of a vignette.
I had many of you email me asking for a tutorial of how I covered my books, so here it goes! 

This year while putting together our Spring mantle, I wanted the topiaries I used to decorate it to be a little higher. Our mantle is so tall and large that most decor items get lost up there. 



Monday, April 24, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #210 & FEATURES


WELCOME TO TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME!


I hope you had an excellent weekend!
Thank you so much for being here today. I really appreciate your visits and wonderful comments.

Did you have a chance to visit some of last week entries?
There were some wonderful projects, recipes and decorating posts. 
Lets visit a few of those posts before we start the party today.



Holly at Life On SouthPointe Drive changed the look of her chandelier using chalk paint. Beautiful!


Maggie at Maggie Lois made gorgeous cedar window boxes.



Patty at Old Things New shared her beautiful home decorated for Spring.



I just love this recipe for sweet orange drop biscuits shared by Jessa at Sparkle.



Kelli and Kristi at Lolly Jane created a lovely and cozy family room reading nook.


Michele at The Scrap Shoppe built a very pretty flower box out of an old drawer.



 Thank you to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! 
If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.   You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.

 Now, lets see what you have been up to this week! You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. And although there is really no other rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!








Monday, April 17, 2017

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #209 & FEATURES



WELCOME TO TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME!


I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday.
Now we start a new week and another link party, but, before we do that, I would like to highlight 
some of last week posts.


 Stephanie at Somewhat Simple shared a wonderful recipe for sugar cookie flower pots with strawberry roses. 



Christy at The Harper House revealed her beautiful new farmhouse kitchen remodel.


Bev at Flamingo Toes made a gorgeous cover for her sewing machine.


Love this recipe for homemade soft pretzels with honey mustard dip share by Janice & Susan at 5 Minutes For Mom.


Stacie at Simply Stacie shared an amazing recipe for Fudge Pie.


Brandy at Gluesticks showed us how to make a 15 minutes spring table runner.


Thank you to all who took the time to participate! I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments! If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.   You will also be able to view all these posts linked directly to the owner's blogs at my new Pinterest page.

 Now, lets see what you have been up to this week! You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related.  NO Etsy shops or link parties, please. And although there is really no other rules to join, I w
ould love if you start following my blog.


Have fun!




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