PP Future Home Projects

I ask Mr. Phillips if he could give me a time frame, when the Media Room Project might be complete?


Hello and welcome to my blog! Dale continues to work on the media room! I can’t wait to show you! I ask Mr. Phillips if he could give me a time frame, when the media room might be complete? His prediction is sometime in February. Mean while I have been organizing our home and getting rid of stuff and enjoying my homemade lattes! Ha-ha! Yummy! I also have been looking through paint samples, which I love to do!

I am looking through some neutral paint color samples for our kitchen and dining room. The walls already have a neutral color, but it’s not bright enough for me. I think painting the walls a lighter color will bring some much needed contrast. This home project will happen at a later date, because our master bedroom is next on the list! Yay! I have already chosen a color for our room. But you will have to wait to find out! Ha-ha!


 I purchased this beautiful Better Homes & Garden quilt from Walmart. It reminds me of winter white! The gray stitching is so beautiful! I still have my gray quilt you’ve seen in previous pictures. I plan to keep it and maybe mix it with this quilt to give it a different look. I kept the snowflake pillow on the bed from my Christmas décor. It’s a cute winter pillow!


This is my dining room buffet and one of my favorite spots to photograph. Inside the white pitcher is the dried sea oats grass I used for my Christmas tablescape. Shown here. I love this natural grass, so dainty and beautiful.

My winter white décor.


Elizabeth’s Homemade Mocha Latte


This is how I make my homemade latte.

This can be made without an espresso machine or a frothier.

  1. Brewed Espresso. I use Starbucks Espresso Roast. (Regular coffee maker)
  2. Milk of your choice. I use Almond Milk. 3/4 cup of milk, pour milk in a plastic shaker and shake it up for about 60 seconds. (Good exercise for the arms.)
  3. Pour the milk in a Pyrex glass. I use a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup, Microwave the milk for 1 minute.
  4. Reach for your favorite coffee cup! Pour the brewed espresso about a third of a cup or more if you like. I put a teaspoon of sugar, more if you’d like. For the mocha flavor I use Nestle Coffee-mate, café mocha, about 1 teaspoon. You can find this in the dairy aisle. You can also use chocolate syrup. Stir!
  5. Pour the milk in your coffee cup make sure to get all the foam!
  6. Sprinkle some chocolate sprinkles on top and now your all set!



Mini Home Theater

We plan to completely transform this room into a home theater on a budget!

Happy New Year!!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Dale and I have definitely enjoyed the last couple of months spending TIME with friends and family! Time is a gift. We enjoyed Thanksgiving with Dale’s family. The gingerbread party held here was so much fun! Christmas was spent with my family and to end the year, we had an awesome bonfire party!

At the Phillips Place 2017 was dedicated to focusing on major outdoor projects. We have a little left to do but feel the need to take a break.

When we were renovating the Bonnell the two rooms we did not complete, due to the flood, was the media/living room and the master bedroom. When we purchased the Anniversary, we knew we would use the living room for a dining room and the third bed room would be our media/living room.

Dale has been researching on how to build a home theater for over a year now and I am happy to announce we have started our first inside home project! The media room! Something you don’t know about us. Dale and I don’t watch much television, like hardly none! We do watch movies and love listening to music. So don’t laugh when you see the little TV in the pictures. Ha-ha! We had a larger TV but it quit working and we did not want to purchase another until the media room is ready. Dale has always been into sound. He knows about good quality speakers. Even though we do not have a big TV, we do have big sound (surround sound).

Mini Media Room

The picture below is the third bedroom which is our media room. The size of the room is 9′ 5″ x 15′ 1″. I feel like it’s our secret room. I have never shown a picture of this room before on my blog. I love to hang out here and listen to music and at times sit and relax and go through my magazines. Can you see the paint samples? Take a good look! It will not look like this for long. We plan to completely transform this room into a home theater on a budget!



 Picture taken Oct 2016. Setting up the room.

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Dale applied MDF on the TV wall for easier installation. The MDF will help in creating channels for hiding wires, making floating shelves and to mount the future television.


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Step one complete.


I will end this blog with a picture of Dale watching motorcycle racing.

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Thank you for stopping by!