Monday, October 8, 2012

{ Friend Makin' Monday }

I just discovered Friend Makin' Monday over at Kenlie's blog All the Weigh.  I guess the rules are for each blogger to answer this weeks questions on their own blog and then link back through Kenlie.  Sounds like fun and a great way to meet some awesome new blog friends.  So, without further ado, here are this week's questions with a few pictures thrown in for fun!

Inside Your Home

1. Do you live in an apartment/condo, townhouse or house?  I own a cute little townhouse and I love it!  
Part of my house - I love the red brick and siding and
the random greenery I have planted over the years as well as
the huge tree that is over 30 years old and towers over the house!
2. What is your home’s coolest feature? I like a lot about my home, but I love that there is a big kitchen!  I definitely want to update some things in it, but I love the size!

3.  Do you enjoy DIY projects?  If so, what are you working on now?  I kind of do and kind of don't if that makes any sense?  I tend to start and then get involved in something else so I am sorry to say I have a lot of unfinished projects.  One project I am anxious to get done this fall is my stairs.  A long time ago, I pulled up the carpeting on the stairs with the intent of painting the stairs and possibly even using some vintage wallpaper on the back boards of the stairs.  Something like this:
Love this idea from She is so creative!
4. When using the dishwasher do you use powder detergent or liquid? Sadly, my dishwasher has been broken for almost a year, so I am the dishwasher and just use dish soap that is gentle on my hands!

5. Do you have a TV in your bedroom?  Hi, my name is Lolly and I am a TV addict, so I will admit here that I have a TV in almost every room in the house except the kitchen (and I eventually want one in there, too!).
My cat, Zeke, loves the tv, too.  He thinks he's a tiny kitten.
6.  Is your range gas or electric?  Electric.  No gas in this house (okay, that made me giggle - yes, I am immature at times!).  I love my stove, but I don't really like the smooth surface.  It also looks messy and stays hot for so long that it is dangerous for the kitties. 
My stove - and my wonderful purple cast iron
skillet and stock pot.
7.  How often do you sweep/mop/vacuum?  As needed for both which is a lot because I have multiple cats and two puppies.  You can imagine the pet hair that is always floating around.
A gratuitous picture of one of my adorable puppies, Suzanne.
She loves to help me with paperwork!
8.  What is your favorite place to shop for home furniture and accents? I love flea markets and yard sales if you want to know the truth! (and if I'm honest, I've even pulled things from the trash and refurbished them). If I had to shop at a brick and mortar store, I would say Home Goods is the place to go. 
9.  Do you decorate for holidays?  I do, but I can only use cat-friendly Christmas decorations - in other words, no Christmas tree when cats are around.  They just can't control themselves! Here are some of my cat-friendly decorations:
I found these adorable christmas cat cards and put them in
frames to decorate for the holidays!
A pinecone Christmas tree that the cats leave alone,
so this is what I call my Christmas tree!
10.  If you could have HGTV come in and redo one room in your home which room would you choose?  My kitchen for sure, but I would want it "shabby chic-afied" but with all new appliances and french doors instead of a sliding glass door to the backyard. I love this idea below......seriously this is my dream kitchen.  Multiple chandeliers in a kitchen.....spectacular!
Okay, now I am off to *meet* some other bloggers through Friend Makin' Monday.

Until next time, friends, 



  1. Your cat cards are too cute!

    Stopping in from All the Weigh

  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and checking out my etsy shop! Your pets are adorable! That idea of using wallpaper on the vertical part of the stairs is gorgeous! Love it! Hope you eventually get to try it or something similar on yours. :)

    1. Me,too, Deb. I am determined to have at least that project finished this fall/winter. :) (I hope I didn't just jinx myself!).
      Nice to meet you!

  3. Nice to meet you too! I am allergic to cats and I have a recurring dream that a cat has its claws stuck in my leg and I can't get it off, so I have two dogs that I treat as humans.......cuz really.......they are, husband disagrees. :) I want that kitchen! Tooooo cute!

    1. Hi, Jules! My cats and dogs are my kids, so I totally get it! That dream sounds like a nightmare. I love my cats, but those claws can HURT! Ouch! Thanks for visiting my blog!


  4. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

    I want a big kitchen, so I'll just be jealous of your big kitchen. ok? TV in every room? wow! I can't imagine. haha.

  5. I have the same stove and I hate that it's hot for so long! I love the look. I just wish that it would cool down instantly =P
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You got yourself a new follower =]

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nikki, and following my blog! When I first got the stove, one of my cats was only 9 months old and jumped on the stove and burned his paw very badly. Since then, I am a freak about making sure it is cooled down, etc.

  6. I love the stairs... that's such a good idea. We have wooden stairs, and I've thought about doing something along those lines. Your house is cute... I love that shabby chic look too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! FMM is an awesome way to find new blogs! Will be reading your archives and keeping up with ya!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm so happy to have found FMM yesterday. I too will be keeping up with your blog! Love it!