Thursday, June 12, 2014

Welcome to my home!

Hey Y'all!  Today I'd like to welcome you into my home.  So come on in to the big ole foyer or as my Mom used to say... the front door where only company gets to enter!
 Kick your shoes off if you want too. And go ahead and hang your hat...on my new thrift store hall tree that I found today...

This house has a big entryway and it has been and still is a decorating challenge.  
Straight ahead on the left is the dining room and going further leads you right into the great room.  
Looking back from the great room you can see the entry into the guest bedrooms and laundry...
This is the dining room.  I've shown it to you before but now you can see how it all flows as you enter.  This is my favorite room.

I stopped in Marshall's today and could not resist these yellow pillows.  I think I might be craving some color and this is going really bold for Miss Monotone Me!

If you are wondering why I posted that picture of myself it's because I've just lost 45 pounds!!!  I've been keeping it a secret so I wouldn't sabotage myself.  I wanted to make sure that I could stick with it before bragging about my weight loss.
It's not been easy and I'm still working on reaching my goal.  My secret weapon was Nutrisystem.  I think the program helped to keep me on track and eating healthy, while learning about portion control and choosing the right foods.  I am taking what I've learned and continuing on my journey.  It has taken me six months to lose it and I've never felt better.

So that's it for today.  I'm so glad that you came by to see me.  I hope to show you more of my home soon.  And maybe a little less of me.



Mari said...

Sissie gal, your home is simply how large your entryway is and your dining room is sooo inviting and beautiful! Love your wood floors ;-)


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sissie,
Beautiful entry way! I love your floors! Wow!!!good for you 45 pounds that's so wonderful! I need to loose 50! Its so easy to gain and so hard to loose. I am so happy for you and you look amazing!
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Victoria said...

First of all, congratulations on the weight loss! You look gorgeous:)

Wow, your home is stunning! I love the beachy vibe you have going on...the dining room chairs are amazing! You're right, that is a huge entry way but you've made it look very welcoming:) Thank you for sharing your home with us!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You look just wonderful and so does your home!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your large foyer, Sissie! It is like three times the size of my tiny one here. I wish I had a little bit more room. You look great! Congratulations and good for you on your weight loss. I'm still trying to drop the 8 pounds that is hanging on me since we moved here! Of course, it is the hips, butt and stomach area. I know it is from lack of moving around and I'm hoping now that I'm working again {part time anyway} it will help it go away.

Custom Comforts said...

Your home is just lovely. Thank you for inviting us in. You have a very welcoming home and I can see why your dining room is your favorite. Love those chairs.
Congrats on your weight loss!!! It is so hard to lose weight and keep it off and you have done an outstanding job. Way to go!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You look absolutely fabulous. I am trying to lose some weight, so good for you. I do know how hard it is. Love your home, I would kill for all that space. So pretty.

Shelia said...

Hi Sissie! First of all you look beautiful and congratulations on your weight loss! Your foyer is so lovely. I love all the space.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Patty Sumner said...

Your home is just gorgeous.. I love the red coat rack.. and the pops of yellow in the cushions.. YOu look great!! Good for you girl! I have begun a get in shape lifestyle too. I want to loose 60 pds.. I am down 15lbs.. I can take it off..just hard to keep it off.. Keep going.. meet your goal.. You look wonderful!!! Blessings!

NanaDiana said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss, Sissie. That is no easy feat and you have done a marvelous job. Plus you didn't take it off overnight so you have a good chance of keeping it off now. Good for you. I fight my weight all the time so I know what you are going through!

Your hall is lovely and I just LOVE your dining room. I think that would be MY favorite room, too.

How funny- I just dug some yellow things out this week for my new little outdoor space. The color made me feel happy when I found the pillow and fabrics! xo Diana

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Congratulations to you, Sissy! You look mah-velous!!! I'm working on losing "a few", too. I appreciate the inspiration.

I love your home and thank you so much for inviting us in. It's beautiful.

awal.ny said...

Your home is beautiful and you look great. Have a wonderful weekend. Alaina

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your home gorgeous and so are you!! Congrats to you!!
I lost 55 pounds so far ( it took a year and a half) and want to lose another 10 more and then maintain.
I feel better as i am sure you do too and for me, when I have my knee replacement surgery, I will be much better off and it has allowed me to prolong the surgery for an estimated 5 years my Ortho surgeon says....

Passionate for White said...

Gosh your home is just so darn pretty...thanks for sharing. And you look mah-vel-ous!!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Sissi, your home is just fabulous!
Beautiful and inviting. You are looking wonderful, congratulations on the weight loss!

Miss Rhea said...

Wow Sissie! Very pretty :) Yes, that is a big entrance way, but you have it decorated lovely :)

Rita C. said...

Sissie, you're beautiful, and so is your home (what we can of it - more, more!)
I didn't know you before you dropped 45#, but my hat is off to you for the determination and willpower to accomplishing your goal. You look healthy and happy - congrats!
Love your pillows from Marshall's also - just the right punch of summertime color!

Okio B Designs said...

Congrats on your weight loss!!!!! And just wow - your home is gorgeous!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a beautiful tour of your home...thanks so much for sharing it with all of us. CONGRATS my friend on the 45 look GREAT!!!


Helen said...

YOU ... look amazing! Inspiration thy name is Sissie!

Love the style you show us in each photo and I am wondering, what is the flooring throughout these rooms ~~ I am considering ripping up living room carpet, installing wood.


Low Tide High Style said...

Your home is beautiful, just like you! Congratulations on your weight loss, and more importantly, on feeling healthy and happy, all that hard work has clearly paid off!

xo Kat

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your home looks amazing but YOU...oh wow...YOU look magnifique!!! applause...applause! oh Go girl! ;)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You look fantastic! You are a pretty lady...and your house is beautiful too. I can't wait to see more of your house and more pictures of you too :)

Amy Chalmers said...

Good for you Sissie! Losing weight is a hard thing to do, and sometimes we feel more driven from the inside to achieve our goals. I love your wicker chairs around the dining room table.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You go girl...CONGRATS on your weight loss you look fabulous!!
LOVE those wicker chairs around your dining room all looks so pretty!!

Nancy Wiebel said...


When I first saw that picture of you I thought you looked like you had lost weight. So proud of you! You look amazing!

Your home is truly beautiful. If I could afford it, I'd hire you in a heart beat to come decorate my home. I love your style!


Nancy Wiebel said...


When I first saw that picture of you I thought you looked like you had lost weight. So proud of you! You look amazing!

Your home is truly beautiful. If I could afford it, I'd hire you in a heart beat to come decorate my home. I love your style!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie, I love to visit you and your beautiful home. Congrats to you on the weight loss. I know I need to make some choices about my health soon and that includes some weight loss! Hugs!!


Cindy said...

More more more! I want to see it all! Your home is gorgeous! and you look great! I think my very favorite thing is your dining room chairs. Where in the world did you find them, they are so charming and look comfy too. I see why you grabbed those pillows with yellow,they are so happy. Sometimes yellow gets me too, and i can't resist it, even though i'm a pink lover at heart. I'm looking forward to the rest of the tour!


Lady Pamela said...

Your home is an absolute palace! It is so beautiful.
Good for you for loosing weight. I know how difficult it is.

Colleen said...

Love your home! I really admire the white so many people are decorating with but I live in the Rocky Mountains and there is this cold white stuff out my windows 7-8 months a year.....might make for toooooo much of a good thing!

Sharlotte said...

Sissie, you are just beautiful (and always have been!)
I LOVE your home, the monochromatic look is exactly my style - that way you can add any color when you're ready! I'm loving the yellow too!
I'm ready for DR furniture and I want a round table like yours. The wicker chairs you have are perfect too - that's the look I'm going for!
Thanks so much for opening your home!

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sissie, you and your home look fabulous! I like your pop of yellow too. As much as I love white, I find I have to have a little colour thrown in here and there.


laura Madalene said...

Really adorable post. I love each pictures which shows unique designs and it is good to have these type of decorations for the home.
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The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Sissie, congrats on your weight loss, with all the changes you have been through the last few years it is not a surprise the stress showed on the scale. Your house is gorgeous! Yep, I could live there....Crazy thing I have been thinking about adding some yellow lately too!!


Sophie said...

Can you tell me what finish that is on your wood floors? They're just the perfect stain for shabby chic white. I'm going to be redoing my soon.

Congrats on losing weight! You look fabulous!

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{Bellamere Cottage} said...

YAY for you girlie! 45 pounds is AMAZING. You look fantastic.

LOVE your house and your dining room is my favorite too. I swear you could probably fit about four of my little, beensie cottages in your house. :-)


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Stacey said...

Sissie, congratulations on losing 45 pounds. That's an amazing accomplishment and you should be proud. :)

I have to tell you...I'm going backwards on your posts. I'm sure I've landed here somewhere in time. I'm loving your house! Love all the mirrors and brightness. You said your entry is a challenge but it looks absolutely perfect to me. The large buffet with the collection of mirrors is gorgeous.

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