My Alpine Home

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Welcome to My New Pad!

Hello my friends,  I can’t wait to show you my new pad!
 
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No, I haven’t moved.  Although this may seem like a new place to you because I haven’t really shown this space since we finished our basement a year and a half ago.
 
Why?  Two reasons:  I was waiting to find a rug and I was hoping to get curtains made.  Well I found the perfect rug!  I actually saw it while visiting Kim, from Savvy Southern Style blog.
 
I knew it was just what I wanted!
 
I still haven’t gotten around to making curtains.  Hopefully after the New Year.
 
But today I am literally talking about a new rug pad.
 
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A while ago I was contacted by Will McDonald,  Cofounder of Rug Pad USA.
 
He sent me this fabulous 9x12  rug pad.
 
Let me tell you, I am in love!
 
Whenever I have used rug pads they are just those mesh type pads that really do nothing as far as padding, just keep you from slipping on the rugs.
 
This pad is higher end and so soft ! It made all the difference in the room.  The area is soft and cushy now.
 
My feet are in rug pad love!!
 
(they are happy even if they are in bad need of a pedicure) 
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The fact that these pads are eco friendly is the icing on the cake.  All of my little grands running around in this area will be thanking me for that!
 
If you are in need of a rug pad I would definitely suggest that you check out their site!
 
I've tried to give this area a farmhouse feel to coincide with our farmhouse style kitchen. 
I can see us spending lots of time in here this Winter.
 
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The fireplace helps to make the room cozy,

(yup, there's those curtainless windows.)
 
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we have plenty of blankets and extra pillows for snuggling.
 
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Before I added the pad it was like stepping onto a hard concrete surface.  Now it’s like walking on soft grass.
 
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I have been adding touches of Christmas.  You can see that I am still working on the red table.
 
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We had this red leather couch and love seat in our upstairs great room.  When we finished the basement we brought it down here.
 
The wool pillows add a bit of whimsy and the two checked pillows were a thrift find for $2 each.  I had to buy them, because. . .
 
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they were the exact same fabric as my parson chairs.
 
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Of course I had to have a few vintage treasures, like my radio collection.
 
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And this old drying rack.  I don’t open it, but love the architectural interest it adds.
 
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This room really has nice lighting.  It’s because it has what they call daylight basement windows.
 
I want to thank Rug Pad USA!  Getting this new pad was like receiving an early Christmas gift!
 
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Happy Holidays,
 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Share Your Cup Thursday #128

Hello my friends and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).  The party where you share the things that make you happy.
 
I want to thank all of you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to party here.
 
  Wishing all of my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope your day is spent surrounded by the ones you love!!
 
Just a little reminder of our upcoming ‘Creating Christmas’ party.  It’ll be here before we know it.
 
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I will be drawing the give away prize for those of you who were kind enough to put our button on your side bar on the 7th.
 
I have jotted your name down if I noticed it when I visited your blog, but just in case I missed someone please let me know so that I can include you.
 
Now let’s see the features from SYC #127:
 
Linda from Coastal Charm shared some vintage farmhouse style vignettes she created with recent finds.
 
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Ashley from 3 Little Greenwoods shared the branch basket she created.
 
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Lucy from Patina Paradise shared her Thanksgiving mantle she made using flea market finds.
 
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Janet from Rosemary - Thyme shared her gorgeous Thanksgiving table.
 
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Debbie Dabble shared her collection of sleds.  Including one from her childhood.
 
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Bonnie from The Pin Junkie shared this copycat Outback bread.  We made it on Sunday and it was delicious!
 
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Thanks so much for sharing and please grab my button if you were featured.
 
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Don’t forget to hop over to my facebook page and see who is featured there.
 
Also please remember to pin from their site and not mine.
 
If you want to see what I am up to daily please follow me on Instagram.

Now let’s get this party started!
1. I would love for you to be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.
2. Link up a particular post and not your entire blog. Please limit your links to no more than three and please do not link up the same thing you linked up last week.
3. Please have a link back to this post. That way others will know where the party is. Feel free to grab my button on the sidebar if you’d like. Only those with a link back will be featured.
4.  Please find time to visit at least two other participants. It’s a great way to find new friends!

After you link up, please come back and leave a comment.  They help fill my cup!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday's Tour. . .Our '2013' Holiday Home


With Thanksgiving  just a couple days away I thought that it might be fun to spread a little Christmas cheer.
 
I don't know about you, but seeing others Christmas décor gets me all excited to dig in and decorate!
 
 I have just started on this years décor so I am taking you on a 'holiday tour' of our home from last year.
 
 
I absolutely love the Christmas season and the spirit that it brings!
 
I am so happy to have you and I hope you enjoy our Christmas home.
I wish you ‘Plaid Tidings’
 
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And hope you feel welcome when you first step onto our front porch
and enter into our home
 
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(living room)
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(family room)
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(kitchen)
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(basement family room)
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(basement kitchen)
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I love mixing things up from year to year and it's kind of fun to look back.
 
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
 
Wishing everyone a  very wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
hugs,
Jann