Learn about Me and Fall

With all the changes that have taken place in our great room I now have the luxury of using accent colors I wasn’t able to use.

I have shown some changes that have taken place.  With the seasons changing and family gatherings beginning the entire reveal of this room will be pushed back a few weeks, however, you will see snippets here and there.

I will be sharing this room in full very soon.  

We now have neutral furniture in this room.   Goodbye floral, had that most of our marriage.  In this home, which we are planning to be our last, I knew I was going to take our décor in a slightly different direction.  So………

I decided I was going to work deep pinks into the room.  I made the decision seeing votive on Pottery Barn’s website.



 I wanted to let you know a bit about myself since I have been in and out of blogging for a couple of years.

I enjoy decorating with French Country, a little French, a bit of French Farmhouse and a tad of romantic thrown in and if it isn’t perfect I can live with that because I love our home and decorating..  I don’t decorate for my blog.  I decorate for our life.  



When you see our home decorated, this is how we have lived for thirty years.  I’m not a stager, I move things around in our home but for the most part the items stay where they are and I swap out the smaller pieces.


When I make expensive purchases for antique pieces, these pieces usually stay put and I will make seasonal changes.

Speaking of seasons, fall is my favorite time of year.  I’m a person that burns candles nonstop.  If Bath and Body Works has a sale, I stockpile my favorite scents.

I enjoy cooking and baking and this is the time of year for comfort food, desserts, fires, sweaters and boots. 

Another thing to know, which many do is I have MS.  I have been blogging for six years but I haven’t posted on a regular basis for a couple of years due to my MS.


I’m receiving IV infusions every six months of a new biologic and it is working very well.  This wife and puppy momma is busy cleaning her home again.  I know weird, but I love cleaning our home.  I have always found it rewarding.

I exercise seven days a week, which is for my MS, also because I always have been a person who likes fitness.

I enjoy painting furniture and I learned what I know from watching Debbie Travis on HGTV.  At times,  it seems, once I live with a piece I worked on I decide to make improvements or subtle changes.   I’m planning to do some changes to a couple of pieces in our dining room.  Nothing too big but I want to take the time to make them.



 I’m completely obsessed with our two babies Peanut and Reeses.  They are brother and sister tween dachshund.  We say Peanut is our baby and Reeses is our toddler.  He’s very curious and has to know what is going on at all times.

They are the loves of our lives.  They have seen me through some tough times.  They know something is up with my health.  Since they were pups they have always gone at my pace not mention they are beautiful and soooo good.

They are with me 24/7 and  have been my therapy dogs at times.  They have to know where I am at all times until daddy gets home.  These two make us laugh out loud everyday and yes, they are spoiled.



I also enjoy watching the NY Mets and NY Jets.  Yes, now you can feel bad for me, two losing teams.

I’m married to my husband for thirty years.  He’s my strength when I have struggled.  He has never wavered throughout my health and always tells me, we will get through this together, not to mention he’s a great personal handyman.


I have a great support system.  My husband, puppies and I can’t leave out my Dad, stepmom and friends.

My dad is a great man who’s always been there my entire life making sure I was okay.

I have been very lucky to have my mom in my life who passed away years ago and still miss today.

I got blessed a second time with my stepmom who has been there for me no matter what’s going on around her.

I hope you enjoyed reading a bit more about me and you are enjoying fall around where you are living.










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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

22 thoughts on “Learn about Me and Fall

  1. Awww…Cindy- I thought I had replied to this before. I am so glad that the infusions are working for you. There are so many more options now than there were years ago. I am like you–looking at where I am compared to as where I could be healthwise.

    Your home is just beautiful and you are, too. Blessings for a wonderful weekend.

    xo Diana ps…Do I have a direct email for you? I doesn’t come up when I backlink at all. Would you mind sending it to me-here’s my addy: dianakos1@gmail.com

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