Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Simply Crisp & Beautiful

It's been so beautiful, a mixture of warms days then cooler days followed by colder nights.  We are fully experiencing spring.

Just perfect weather for getting outside and enjoying God's beauty.





 
But our little munchkins below, bless their hearts they are still cold.  They are in Missouri.  But they were able to get out and take advantage of a beautiful sunny weekend and go the large zoo they live close to.
 
 
 

 
And my mom and I are already enjoying some thrifting/junkin'.  We went last week and will probably be stopping in a few places tomorrow as we travel up into the country to donate some clothes to a church up there with a thrift store. 
 
So you need to get out there an enjoy!  I hope you are. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Has Sprung in our World

Here lately our weather has been so beautiful, I just want to go outside and stay there.  Forget housework.

Monday, March 10, 2014

My Latest Perfect Find

I am so excited.  I found the very same mirror that I fell in love with a few weeks ago.  I found the mirror online but it was in the UK and the wrong color. 

This is the one I found online.  I knew nothing else would make me happy for a dresser top mirror once I saw this.  I would have to paint it if I ordered this one, not to mention what the shipping would cost.  I had already been looking around at stores and could not find one anywhere.  

 
The other night I decided to go shopping after work before coming home.  I found a beautiful pastel floral maxi dress for spring/summer which was already the greatest find ever!  It's hard these days to find a pretty pastel floral dress.  Have you noticed how for the past few years everything has been color blocked, bold bright colors and wild prints?  I can't stand it!  I want flowers please. 
 
I decided to run into just one more store before heading home and there was my mirror.  My mirror in the perfect distressed bronze color, sitting there for me to grab as fast as I could and think about the price later.  It was 40% off so great price too! 

 
Am I a happy girl?  Yes! I'm known for being very thrifty and persistent when shopping for just what I want and it seems to pay off a lot. 
Some of you may frown on this, but years ago a young lady told me she prayed before shopping.  She prayed that God would help her spend their hard earned money wisely and to help her find great deals.  I've done the same ever since.  I can't even remember the last time I have had buyer's remorse over anything big or small.   

 
Are you a great bargain hunter?  Are you usually successful in finding exactly what you want and not settling?
 
 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Eggs Eggs and More Eggs

Good morning everyone.  After a little break in laying eggs for us, those nice hens have started again.   

Can you smell that spring is on it's way?  Well we do honestly have a while before the temps will be warm everyday, but it's coming. 

 
I sure hope everyone has a wonderful day and weekend. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Birthday Son

Oh my.  Twenty years ago today we were blessed with the birth of our son.  What a wonderful blessing it's been. 

 
This kiddo has brought us more joy, happiness, love, and laughter than we could have ever imagined.  Of course we've also had some adventures, scares, and accidents.  What parent hasn't though?  It's been so worth it!
 
 
He wanted me to make him a cheesecake. 
 
He's so smart and talented.  Recently he learned the wood working method called Intarsia.  He has made a lot of beautiful pieces so far. 
 
 
I came home from work the other night and this beautiful raccoon was hanging on my living room wall.  I love it. 
 
Happy Birthday Matthew.  Your dad and I love you so much and we are so thankful to God for you son.   
 
 
 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Barn Door Headboard Hubby Built With Love

Barn door headboards.  You've seen them all over Pinterest.  I've seen a lot of variations as far as design and height, stained or not.  I told that sweet hubby Builder Man of mine what I wanted and showed him some of the pictures.  That's all it took.  He loved the idea and said that he'd make us a new headboard to look just like a couple of barn doors actually taken off a barn, size and all.

 
He attached a very old set of rusted hinges but we are still thinking about the rusted door pulls or handles. We're not sure what we want them to look like yet.  

 
The cedar chest at the foot of our bed was also made by him years ago.  I am so blessed that he is so talented.  I've always been able to just draw something or tell him and he can build it. 

 
We like them hung slightly slit in the middle instead of touching.  That makes the two doors look imperfect to me and is probably the way they would look closed on a real barn.   

 
Did I mention that he also gave our bedroom a fresh paint job?  This is our new favorite color, it's the color we chose for our major bathroom remodel last year and it just seems to go so well with any stain finish of wood.
 
It is Glidden Olivewood but my Builder Man just gets any paint chip I bring home color matched by the computer at his favorite paint store.
 
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my headboard.  This was my Valentine's gift, I really think he likes me.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Love is a powerful thing.

 

 
And our beautiful Rufus Jack would like to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day.  He's already 1 1/2 years old, can you believe it!  If he could reach each and every one of you, he'd lick kiss you and rub his little cold wet pink heart shaped nose on you.  Then he'd even let you scratch his belly.