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Friday, June 12, 2009

Welcome to my new blog!!!

If you are reading this, then you found my new blog! Welcome, welcome!!! I decided to start a new blog for all my decorating & blog party stuff. My other blog Manning Family Tree was originally started as a family blog for my extended family. Then I morphed it into mostly being a blog about me, my decorating habits and my participation in blog parties.

I thought everything was going great, but then I heard some grumblings from family members (who will remain anonymous) that they didn't like me mixing the other stuff with family stuff. Plus I think it was sometimes confusing to you readers as to what posts were mine & what posts were by other family members.

So I thought it was about time I started my own blog. Then I can write about & share whatever I want & no one else in my family can complain. And hopefully maybe my family members will post more on the family blog if they feel I have not hijacked it.

If you were a follower over at Manning Family Tree, I hope that you will sign up to be a follower here on my new blog as well. You can continue to follow my family blog if you would like. Or you can choose to just follow this new one. Or you can choose to follow both, it's really up to you. I'm pretty easy going.

I just hope that you will enjoy my new blog. I really like getting to know all of you out there in blogland (unless you are creepy, then stay away). So far I haven't met any bad people. Knock on wood. I love finding out when we have things in common & even if we don't. It makes the world a much more interesting place that we are not all the same.

So check back daily to see what's up. And be sure to leave me a comment after one of your visits so that I know you were here. Let me know what you like & if you don't like something, please be kind.

I will have a post for Monday. I have a thrifty find I want to share for Today's Thrifty Treasures & maybe, just maybe I might have something to post for Metamorphosis Monday as well. Keep your fingers crossed.

I'll leave you today with photos of my fireplace mantel makeover for Flag Day/4th of July.

Oh, and you are probably wondering how I came up with the name Starshine Chic. Well, it happens to be my ebay seller ID. I'm not selling right as of this moment, but my plans are to start selling again. I picked the name Starshine as that was my nickname in high school. I can't remember now how I got that nickname, but I have always liked it. And Chic, well because hopefully I am a little chic. Plus I love Shabby Chic, so that is part of the reason as well.

And if you weren't wondering how I came up with the name, then just disregard the last paragraph. lol.

Oh, and another thing (you will find out real quick that I keep thinking of more things), did you notice that I changed my photo? It's not a very good photo, but I thought it was funny. It is a self portrait that I took on my 50th birthday last year at Walmart (of all places), in Las Vegas. I found this silly princess tiara, put it on my head & snapped a photo. I've always wanted to be a princess.



  1. Congratulations on your new blog! I really like what you've done with the mantle for the 4th, especially the large flag. Glad you liked the music room, and I don't know that Texans love their flag more than the US flag, but we sure are proud of it. Plus, it's really pretty lol. Kathy

  2. Congratulations on your new blog! Your patriotic decorations are FABULOUS!!! Love the blue and white plates mixed in...perfect touch! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

  3. Congrats on the new blog.

    Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you will stop by often. I try to post a new blog- at least one new post-every day.


  4. You are so funny! Enjoyed your first post on your new blog. laurie