Sunday, January 6, 2019

A New Year and a New Home!

Happy New Year Folks!

I hope you guys are starting your New Year off right! 

Me? I haven't made one resolution.
Nor have I taken down my Christmas decorations๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Last year, W and I decided in February we would finally lose the 30 lbs that both of us had put on.
We did the Keto diet.
It was super easy to follow!
W lost 30 lbs
and I lost 20.
(why is it so much easier for men๐Ÿ™„)
We both however, put it all back on over the holidays๐Ÿ˜ฑ
SOOOO....back to the drawing board.

Hey, who likes to see a home renovation?

Back in November we started looking for a home at the beach.
Sandestin, Florida to be exact.
We settled on a darling little bungalow in a great neighborhood.
One that was very, very dated but doable with a small budget.
And I love a good challenge.
Especially when it comes to saving money.  You know, best bang for the buck kinda stuff.

I got my budget together and got busy!

The house is great because structurally it needed nothing. Things that are really expensive (bath remodel, kitchen remodel, floors, etc.) were okay and could go into the 2nd round of remodeling. 
The things that needed changing were just cosmetic.

Soooo, I put on my designer hat (that I gave up years ago) and got busy.

I found tons of stuff at Pottery Barn Outlet, Wayfair, Macy's, and World Market, Home Goods.
I splurged on a few things from RH Design and Stock and Trade (my new favorite shoppe)

So, you ready???
Here we go

White appliances, two tiered bar and lighting had to go.  All that stuff above the cabinets gone.

Bar stools - World Market - 400.00
New appliances - Home Depot - total cost - 3,200.00
Quartz Countertop - Destin Discount Granite - 2,500.00
Lighting - Southeastern Salvage - (with installation) 200.00

I wanted to replace everything in this room but budget didn't allow.
Artwork, lighting, white chairs and rug had to go.

Artwork - by me
Rug - Stock and Trade - 550.00
Bistro, and slipcovered chairs - Pottery Barn Outlet - 600.00
New light fixture - World Market - 450.00 (with installation)

Get ready for this one....

So this was just....well, you can see it for yourself.
Everything in this room was removed except the TV and the chair.

Sectional - Macy's - 2200.00
I painted over that painting - ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
Lamps - Home Goods, Stock and Trade - 350.00
Rug - Home Goods - 625.00
Coffee Table - 275.00 - Southeastern Salvage
2 End Tables - Home Goods - 200.00
Accessories/Books - 200.00

Next up?
Master Bedroom
It wasn't bad, just wasn't my taste.

First I changed all of the bedding.
The pale sea green coverlet and ivory coverlet at end of the bed - Frontgate Outlet - 150.00
Shams with inserts - Pottery Barn - 180.00
Decorative Pillows - Stock and Trade - 300.00
Bedskirt - Bed, Bath and Beyond - 35.00
Lamps (spray painted) 5.00
New lamp shades - 50.00
New Art - me
Walls painted - 250.00

Guest Bedroom ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
I mean who doesn't want a Hawaiian themed bedroom???

So here I did new bedding.
Navy coverlet - Restoration Hardware - 300.00
Three square Euro shams - Bed, Bath and Beyond - 210.00
Decorative lumbar pillow - Restoration Hardware - 120.00
White duvet - I had the cover - insert BBB - 120.00
Dust skirt - BBB (Hotel Collection) - 45.00
Lamps are previously owned by my daughter
All artwork by me
Bed and furniture was from the upstairs bedroom
Painted walls - 250.00

Upstairs (3rd) Bedroom

Okay, so we changed this room up quite a bit.

We added two queen beds.  One we had, the other we purchased.

New Queen mattress, boxsprings - 650.00
Coverlets, pillows, duvet at end of bed, decorative pillow - Pottery Barn Outlet - (purchased day after Thanksgiving!) 650.00
Room painted - 250.00
Dust skirts - BBB - 90.00
Lamp - Home Goods - 120.00

From start to finish this took right at 2 weeks!
(Planning is the key)!

We are super excited about our new bungalow!

Have a terrific day y'all!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

End of the Season Sale!

Yey, Hip hip hooray, woopee, huzza, yippee, woohoo, woot woot and more!
(I had to look all those synonyms up on google thank you).

My art season is officially over for the year.
And I glad.
This gal is BEAT!

So, in usual form, after my season ends comes my

to make room for new creations!!!
Selections are all 30 - 50% off

****Prices do not include shipping****

"Sitting By the Bay"
37 1/2 x 37 1/2
Reg. price - 1,800, Sale price - 1,200
Oversize shipping charge will apply

"Irish Blessing"
37 1/2 x 49 1/2
Regular price 2,200 - Sale price 1,400
Oversize shipping charges apply

41 1/2 x 41 1/2 in gold float frame
Reg price 1,800 - Sale price 1,400
oversize shipping charges apply

Pink Sky
31 1/2 x 41 1/2 framed in gold float frame
Resin finish
Reg. price 1,600 - Sale 900
Oversize shipping applies

Red Boat on the Bank
36 x 36
Reg price 1,400 - Sale price 800.00

Fifty Shads of Green
36 x 36
Reg price 1200 - Sale price 750

30 x 30
Reg price 950 - Sale price 550

A Fall Day
36 x 36
Regular price 1600 - sale price 900

In the Blue IV
30 x 30 with resin finish
Regular price 900 - Sale price 500

One Lonely Tree
40 x 40
Regular price 1800 - Sale price 900
Oversize shipping will apply

Please contact me at
for purchasing information!

Have a great day y'all!!!

OH!!! and Happy happy birthday to my sweet little one year old grand baby Bear!!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

I'm Back!!!

Well.  Well. Well.

I've taken a break. Like I think a two year break! I've missed you guys but I really needed to scale the blogging back a bit. I was burned out.

The truth is though, that I have looked back and tried to find recipes and photos, and just plain stupid stuff but I guess google has not saved all that stuff any more...
annoying emoticon
I was using my blog as my little journal/photo album/recipe finder for years

SO...stuff that I want to find is not findable.  Well that just stinks huh?

So, lets catch up shall we?

1st,,,,,we moved back to what we think is our home town Birmingham, Alabama. YAY!!!!
to be near our kids and grandkids.....
but then one child and hubs moved out of Birmingham right before we moved here. (sad face)
But here is a great pic of them.....

.....I'll be visiting A LOT but C's hubs doesn't realize how much....I'm sure my oldest daughter's hubs will clue him in on GIGI'S HERE, IT'S TIME TO DO CRAFTS!!!!
We now have FIVE grand loves and our youngest is due in March! A little boy!!! (oh I am SOOOO excited)

I am still painting away, although I have added a great new jewelry line to the rest of my obsessive/compulsiveness behavior.

It's called CHUNK.  You may remember I started it about 5 years ago and then stopped and now I'm back at it again.
those are crosses๐Ÿ˜‰

So....for the next step of my blog we will be doing all kinds of things!!!!
We are getting a new little bungalow at the beach and you will see many, MANY new before and after pics!!!

I'm still doing Roundtop.
(the most fun a human will ever have)
p.s.  plan your spring girl's trip NOW.
and if Baby Boggs makes his arrival when expected I will be there for the spring show.
Otherwise, we are trying to figure out some alternative solutions.

Hey guys, I've missed y'all!!!
Maybe my life has just gotten totally boring?
Or maybe needed a break?
But I'm ready to jump back on the saddle and blog away!!!

Stay tuned!

In the meantime.........
I'm having my annual end of my art season sale.
If you will go to my facebook page
Kendall Boggs
you can check all the great savings!
Stay happy y'all!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

My New Line of Hand-painted Pillows!

Howdy y'all!
I've turned in to a real cowgirl after we last spoke๐Ÿ˜‰
It is hard to believe that it has been two weeks since our little summer surprise to the farm!
Since then I've been pillow crazy.
Like seriously p.i.l.l.o.w. crazy.

I have recently added to my collection of art a line of hand painted pillows.
They are all 24 x 24 with feather inserts and different variations of backing.
So, here we go with the show!

******Prices are shown under pics*****

Prices do not include shipping

Pink Wash
Grey velvet backing
145.00 each

"Yellow lines"
Navy backing
145.00 each

"Lots of Colors"
Navy velvet backing
145.00 each

"Pink Lines"
Grey velvet backing
145.00 each

"Green-gold Circles"
Matching green velvet backing

"Silver geometrics with large poms"
Ivory backing
225.00 each (two available)

Navy circles
Navy velvet backing
175.00 each

Aqua abstracts with aqua velvet backing
Aqua faint circles with off white twill backing (2 available)
145.00 each

Sea Foam Green with white splashes
White velvet backing
145.00 each.

Please shoot me an e-mail if you are interested in purchasing!
All credit cards and PayPal accepted!

Have a beautiful day y'all!!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

3rd Annual Summer Surprise! A Tennessee Dude Ranch!

Honestly I don't know how we are going to top this years Summer Surprise with the grandkids.
It has been our rule that we don't over indulge but I must say that I think we broke that rule.

As usual, they didn't have a clue when or where they were going.
hence...summer surprise.
The mom and dad knew because they had to do a little preparation.
So...on Wednesday we arrived at their home and kidnapped them.

First stop?
The Space Museum in Huntsville, Alabama
I will say that all the kids enjoyed it, but I think 8 and above is probably a better age choice ;)

these two have a really special relationship.

One of their favorite things to do on SS (free breakfast) in their PJs

We stopped at the ohsofun Unclaimed Baggage Store in Scottsboro, Alabama

While we didn't find anything, Evers was super stressed about the amount of wedding gowns people had lost ๐Ÿ˜‚

On to Rock City!
What a fun, pleasant surprise!

They have a wonderful little bistro on top of the mountain and I swear it looked like Napa below.
(I was dreaming at that point)

and that wine took the edge off of the incline railway.
(I don't do real well with tracks that go this steep)......
just sayin

and now for the real surprise!

The treat of all treats

A real live Dude Ranch
in the middle of Tennessee!
y'all.  Get ready for photo overload.

We all got to meet our horses.
All little planning helped them perfectly match us to our horses!!!!

The land was just simply breathtaking.
The rolling hills of Middle Tennessee called
Dunlap, Tennessee

Cate quickly became attached to her horse "Sunny"

that Cate

And Ever's horse was named Barney

Bennett had Mist

We immediately got to feed the chickens, meet the baby goats, and the sheep named Barbara

Unfortunately this little calf's mom did not survive the birth so the kids got to feed him

Barbara the sheep

This was the dairy cow named "Sheeba"
She was milked 4 times a day which provided milk, cream to make cheese and other milk stuff!

yep, those are her utters! She produces about 5 gallons of milk a day

that is Sheeba's milk!

We gathered eggs for breakfast

After the first day we were there, the next morning, we fed the horses, learned how to groom them, (scrubbed them, brushed them and cleaned their hoofs ๐Ÿ˜ณ)
I even braided my horses mane...why of course!

this was "W"s horse TC
(stands for Triple Chance)

I think Bennett was made to work on a farm.

And this was my beauty!

After all the chores were done, we had a two hour lesson on riding, packed a lunch and took off on a 4 hour trail ride.
This wasn't just your run of the mill trail ride.
We rode like real live cowboys, through rough terrain.
We even saw a snake๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Brice our wrangler

We saw some amazing peacocks!

After our ride, we arrived back at the ranch, took the saddles, the pads, the saddle bags, the bridals off, hung them all up like regular ole cowboys do.
We cleaned the poop out of the stalls....yep.
watered and fed the horses, washed and washed our horses and went to bed.
Totally exhausted.

The next morning at promptly 6:30 a.m. we were back up working!!!
Feeding the calf, milking the cow, and feeding our horses.

And...getting ready for a good old cowboy breakfast.
Served from a covered wagon.

Yenny from Honduras cooks the most amazing meals!
She grinds the wheat and makes the bread from scratch, she makes the butter from the cream from the cow.  She even makes homemade cheese!
oh, and just let me tell you about the biscuits.....
This morning she made the homemade dough from wheat for us to make our own tortillas!

The kids (and adults) LOVED rolling our own tortillas and making them on and open fire in an iron skillet.

First we got to learn how to grind our own wheat like they did 1000's of years ago

the wheat

and after it was ground

we rolled out our tortillas!

and they were ready to cook!

and the result of our cowboy breakfast.

After another 4 hour ride, we cleaned the stalls again, fed our horses, and consoled Cate because she was sobbing about leaving Brice, Natalie and her horse Sunny.

(she thought she was going to get to keep him)

I can honestly say that we have raised the bar on our Summer Surprise vacations.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place and the people who run it.

I would SO encourage each and every one of you to experience this vacation.
This is a wonderful Christian family! They are extremely safe and thorough and they make everything SO fun for children and adults alike.

This was truly one of the most wonderful experiences of my life!!!

If you happen to book a vacation with them, please tell them I sent you! ๐Ÿ˜‰
They can accommodate many, many people from family reunions, to small groups.  They also offer a huge variety of events such as cooking classes and lots of other fun stuff!!!
We will be going back...that's fer shur!
ye haw!!!

Have a wonderful day y'all!