Thursday, December 17, 2020

Christmas time again

 Hello everyone. I am here to post a few pictures of my Christmas decorations. Well more than just a few. LOL. I hope you all are having a wonderful December so far and are all finished with decorations, shopping, wrapping and meal planning. 

Here are some pics: 

This is the main tree this year. I decided to decorate using my elves. 

Our dining table. No we do not use it. We have another large table that is for the everyday use. Notice the elf holding the garland. He is right next to the main tree. 

I am obsessed with Gnomes, so I decided to decorate a tree with them, but since they are heavy I put them all around the tree. The ones on the tree are actually dog toys, that are not heavy at all. LOL. 

Look at how cute the cow frame with the Santa hat. Its actually for the chairs. 

This is the guest room. 

A new addition this year is the Grinch. He actually talks and sings and moves. He is about 5 ft tall. I found him at Walmart. 

And lastly this is my craft room. I decorate it every year with the same ornaments. I love the pinks and it goes well with the room. 

Monday, May 11, 2020

Lanai makeover

Hello everyone,

I am back with a new post. I know its been a year since my last post, but honestly I have no excuse for not blogging. Maybe laziness.

I am sharing my lanai at our second home. We have it just about 100% finished. We are on the hunt for a new bar-b-que and cover and for a big plant. Unfortunately I can't plant anything real because they will die since I am only there on the weekends, so it wasn't profitable now to spend the money on real plants.
The transformation all started when we were painting the ceiling, which was a huge problem because the texture started to peel right off as we rolled on  the paint. So we had to scrape down all the texture and paint it. Then we painted the floor. And this is the final result.

Here are some of the pics.

The rocking chairs were from the dumpster at a school job site. My husband was working at the school and they had thrown them out. He sent me pics and of course I had to say yes. Wish he would have brought 4 but 3 is better then none at all. We painted them and added the cushions. All the cushions and pillows were purchased at Walmart. Which by the way, Walmart is really having some nice decorations for your home lately. The table in the middle we brought from the other home as well. Just painted it and added a few accent pieces to dress it up.

The lantern hung on the column is also a Walmart find. They are the brand home and gardens. They look so nice lit up at night. The rug is from Sam's club. And the dining set is from the Home Depot.
The 3 pots on the table, my oldest daughter gifted them to me. She no longer wanted them. I added some fake greenery from Walmart as well.

This bench is also from the other home. We painted it as well. Added the pillows (Walmart) and I think it gave it a lot of life with the pops of color. The angel and pot on the floor are going to be put together again and I will be adding some greenery.

The iron piece on the wall is intended for small candles, but my sister suggested to add cactuses. That was brilliant and I loved the idea, so I bought some cactuses and it looks really nice.

The iron piece on the wall is from Kirklands. I had it hung inside the house. I had recently brought it down and had it in my closet, so out it came. Was the perfect size for that wall.

I added the bee pillow to this rocking chair since it is on the other side. The table I brought from the other home. Gave it a fresh coat of paint and done.

I did plant some succulents since those do not need much water. I do plan on putting them in some prettier pots when I find them.

Thank you all for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoyed the post and like the transformation. Wish I would have taken before pics.

Hope you all have a wonderful day, stay safe and sane during these hard times. Here in Miami, we are still under strict restrictions. We must all wear a mask inorder to enter any establishment. Beaches are going to reopen and hopefully this time they will obey the orders of having to wear a mask and keeping away 6ft from one another.

What are your states doing to prevent the spread of the Corona-virus?

Thursday, April 4, 2019


Hello everyone.

This post is a sad one for me. Our Furry Friend Roscoe has passed and has now crossed over the rainbow bridge. His passing was sudden. He was not sick nor did he have any issues, except for his weight. He was very heavy and no matter what we did he would not lose an ounce. The doctor did tell us that he had borderline thyroid issues, but not enough to put him on meds yet. I would walk him up to 6 times a day, but I guess old age caught up to him. He was almost 12 years old. Young most would say, but it was his time to go. He took his last 2 breaths on the way to the vets office. By the time we arrived, he was gone. We were able to spend some time with him before we walked away and said our last goodbyes. He lived a very good life. Never once slept outside, always fed and bathed and traveled with us all the time, unless we went on a cruise and for that my dad stayed with him at our home. I would like to believe that we gave him the best life we could.

Here are a few pics of his last days with us. Happy as usual and always wagging his tail.

You could see in these pics his white hairs. Even his paws (can't tell in the pics) were already turning white.

The day after his passing, my husband and I decided to get matching tattoos with his name and a paw print. Although I have him in my heart and always will, now we have his name engraved into us.

Thank you to all that stop my blog although I have not been posting much. I know I keep saying I will post more often, but life sometimes gets in the way and its not possible.

Again, thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Christmas Home Decorations

Hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas holiday. My husband was off for 3 weeks and we spent the entire time at our home in Vero Beach. We had so much fun and really enjoyed our time there. we went o the Vero Beach Disney Resort on Christmas day and could not believe the amount of people in the pool and the beach. Where else but in Florida are people in bathing suits and swimming. While the rest of the country is all bundled up with pretty sweaters and infront of a fire. I will be honest though I am kind of jealous that I haven't really experienced that before. Maybe one day, but for now I'll enjoy the Florida weather.

Here are some pics from December 25th.

And now for some of the decorations around the house.

I did not take pics of the rest of the trees nor the rest of the decorations. Completely forgot. But I do have a video of my home tour on youtube.

You should be able to click on the link below if not go to youtube and type in my name: ana llanes.

Hope you all are having a wonderful 2019 so far.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and please leave a comment telling me what you think of my home decorations, and if you get a chance stop by my youtube channel.