Hi . My name is Stephanie and I am new to being an author on a blog. I have been an avid follower of many decorating blogs and have become, well addicted. I have found inspiration from many of these sites and thought I would give this a try.

I am a Mom of two wonderful young men. I am married to an amazing man who is in law enforcement. Which is why I named my blog No Place Like Home. After a long, intense day we all like to come HOME where we can feel safe and release the pressures of the day.

Welcome and buckle up for the ride :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Doctor, Doctor give me a call I have a bad case of SPRING FEVER!!

I did the Cindeella chores this morning.  The sun is shinning beautifully, however it is still very chilly here.  I have the need to be outside with my hands in the dirt grooming the grounds so that they can try to become beautiful.  I need and want to see some of this

Stan Hywett Hall, Akron, OH

At this time of year I start to rethink our backyard.  The little postage stamp section that we call our "yard".  It is in great need of a makeover.  I think I will surf the web for some new ideas.  I promise to post before and afters IF we get to work on the yard.

Have a wonderful weekend to all.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

I am a bad blogger!

This has not been an easy post.  I can not get this wonderful computer to download my photos.  (Insert tear here)
I wanted to share with you before and after photos of the living room redecorating.  However, my dear and wonderful husband did the repainting of the room one day while I was sick.  Therefore, no before photos.  To give you a little help in remembering the room, the walls were painted a green granny smith apple color, the sofa was green/beige plaid and the second recliner was mauve.  Ummmm lovely.
Now the walls are painted shell white, which is actually an antique white.  The sofa is now black leather and the second chair is a multi print in grey,brown and cream.  Both of which are very comfy!!!!  I still need to get a new area rug.  Not sure what color to go with.  Any suggestions?  I want something plain, no design.
Now I will TRY to show you the after photos.

I know the pillows on the sofa need to go, but I have not found any that I like.  I want a solid colored pillow to replace those wild ones.
I hope you like what we have done.  We are very happy with the results.  I still have some tweaking to do. 
Cant wait to see your reactions.
Off to ride the cycle now.  Have a wonderful warm Sunday!!