Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Busy Days!


Hi all! I haven’t posted since last Friday what with Thanksgiving and then working the next day plus Nicholas was baptized Saturday it’s been busy around here,

Stush put the tree up Sunday and I got out some of my Christmas decorations but the Steelers played Sunday night and I didn’t want to keep walking in front of the TV so figured I’d do everything today since I worked yesterday. Well, last night I could feel it coming on the body aches, fever and headache, I was in bed all day today disgusted that I didn’t have the energy to decorate! Tonight I’m feeling better, must have been a 24 hour thing and I’m so thankful that it didn’t turn into a cold!

I just wanted to let you know why I haven’t been on here, I’ll leave you with pictures of Nicholas”s baptism and hopefully I can get this home decorated before December 5th when the Christmas block party starts!

The baptism starts at the back of the church, my second son Michael was godfather.


Nicholas’s father is right there beside Alex, I stood right beside him, he was such a good baby thur our it all.


Christine’s sister was the godmother!


Look at the hair he is getting:)


With his christening outfit on, the hat cracks me up!


We can’t forget the big sister Alex! Love her shoes!



Thank you all for stopping by Love it and also a big HI to my newest followers and of course to all of you!

The next time I post I swear it will be about Christmas decorating!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Looking Back!


This past has been just so full of memories and blessings! This morning I was just going thur my pictures and remembering so many times and places, here is just a few in know particular order!

Alex being funny!

 th_115_1277Last Christmas…so pretty!100_3574

Samantha’s 6th birthday, one I know she will never forget!


School days with Alex!


The blessing of Nicholas!


Mother’s Day!


A wedding!


Meany pilgrim!




Just put the turkey on the table woman! LOL


Growing up!


Summer fun!


My Three Sons!


Christmas concerts!


Grammy getting her off the bus!


Halloween fun!


Good friends!


Excitement of a baby coming!




Spring concerts!


She has my mother’s coloring dark hair and blue eyes!










My daughter Michele…who calls me every morning and on the way home from work!




Do you ever go thur your pictures to just remember?



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It…is done!

At least for Thanksgiving which is two days away, can you believe it! We wanted to get the cabinets done mostly so that we could at least make Thanksgiving dinner and we did but there was good news and not so good news! The good news was we could buy this part of the counter at Lowes but the opposite side would have to be ordered, this I knew but because of the holidays and being backed up at the factory I probably won’t get them until after Christmas…bummer! That’s okay though I’m truly thankful for my dreamy, white kitchen…Amen!
It was alot of hard work for both of us, I would paint on my days off and hubby would pick up what I wasn’t able to get finished so yesterday he finished it up for me and you can imagine the smile on my face when I walked in and saw the counter on. Of course it wasn’t decorated I did that today and what a good time I had:)
I’m warning you that this post is very picture loaded  and I had to use the flash because it has been raining for three days here and very dreary out but this has been a dream of mine to finally be able to show my kitchen to you.
I left the doors off above the refrigerator, at first I wasn’t going to but then thought how little use they get because of how far back they are because of the new fridge. Mr. K did throw the cookbooks up there and my mind started turning and I thought I’d find a bookend when I went to Marshall’s.It’s a man leaning and pushing plus it’s black and eclectic(7.99)that’s what I was looking for. The newspaper basket, that’s what I call them, is from TJMaxx.(9.99)
You can see him better in this photo, also bought a new cookbook, Soup is it’s name.(3.49)
I so want to keep it clutter free!
As you can see the hardware is all on, I had bought the hardware about 5 years ago someday I’d like to get new handles on the cupboards but that’s a ways down the road!
The hinges were a tarnished gold so Mr. K grinded what he could off then he spray painted them with Valspar Metallic paint and they came out so good, looks like they were that way from the beginning!
Finally got to use the zebra baskets, I’ve had them for a couple months!  See the planters above the cupboards?
They are from the Dollar Tree which I spray painted a flat white, I’ve had these for a while too!
Yes, that’s our turkey, just didn’t feel like lifting all 20lbs of him again! I still have to paint the window trim and the switch plates too!
I need a new light but I’m taking my time I just haven’t found any yet that aren’t to expensive that I really love. I can’t decide if I want industrial or mercury glass, I guess I’ll know it when I see it!
I took the one rooster down and put the rooster pitcher up instead, that’s also a Easy Canvas print I won on a giveaway!
Did you ever find a pin on Pinterest that you loved and had to have? Well, I did with this pin below, see the inside of the cabinet painted black with the white bowls…well, I had to have this in my kitchen!!!
Ta Da!!! This is what you see when you walk in the door LOVE it!  This is the cupboard underneath the island/bar the bowls are from Marshall’s  and the one bowl on the bottom to the left was free at a garage sale!
I had to take the picture from the side because the flash just bounced off the black!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my white kitchen there is still alot more I want done but as Sonny from 155 Dream Lane says “ I walk down the hallway and smile every time I see my white kitchen.” Now I do too Sonny:)
I’m joining these neat party’s!
Wow Us Wednesday
Power of Paint Party
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
White Wednesday
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving everyone with your family and friends and remember how blessed we all are!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

♥Shabby Apple!


Hi everyone! As I said on my last post I’m getting far behind in certain things that I want to post so I’ve decided to just do it and get it off my mind so to speak.

What I wanted to write about was to introduce you to Shabby Apple, an online boutiques store that sells beautiful dresses for women and kids plus maternity clothing! From the beautiful line of  Amalfi bathing suits to the little black dress that we all have/want they are fabulous! Remember, the holidays are so very near and there will be party’s galore, plus something for the kids and let’s not forget the grandkids too, so click on the links in this post or on my sidebar and get to know Shabby Apple♥

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