Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Few Presents!


Hello everyone, happy, peaceful Sunday to you! I had a wonderful birthday week and only have one more party to go to with just one more birthday cake to eat then it will be over till the end of August. Whee! Thank you to all that stopped by to wish me a happy birthday, surprisingly I didn’t get all freaked out turning 61 I just would think about the quote on pinterest  “ Don’t regret growing older, it’s a privilege that’s been denied to many” I thought I had pinned the quote but didn’t! This quote puts things in perspective don’t you think?

Believe me I got a lot of gift cards and went shopping Friday with my bff…Hobby Lobby was first and I found this cute birdhouse and with my 40% off coupon I think I got it for 6 something! Cute, black with some white French scrolling!  When I buy a Boston fern for here I’ll put the birdhouse on the tree stump in the front of the yard. Soon there will be flowers in the window boxes and I can’t wait!



Hobby Lobby had their baskets at 50% off so I picked up the middle one, the one on the left I had and the one on the right I used for Chris when he was a baby my mom had made a liner for itSmile The top of my cabinets are really coming along for me, Kelly of The Essence of Home has the most beautiful style that I just love and loved the top of her cabinets with baskets! If you have never visited her blog stop over because her home is fabulous!



I thought I’d show you the other side of the kitchen with my milk crate that was in the garage, I was blog hopping and noticed on one blog a milk crate and it reminded me of the one under the work bench. Out it came, I emptied it out and dusted it off and now it’s on top of my cabinets, amazing where you can find things and best of all it was free! Love those!


We stopped at Ikea and got lost inside, so confusing to Anyway I bought these tin pots for .79 each and the greenery for 6.98 each I bought three and put one here on my open shelves!


Another went on this side of the mantel, if your ever in Ikea stop and see these because they are really lifelike for faux plants. I had a real ivy one here but it didn’t’ make it, so if I want greenery around my home I have to resort to faux ones.


I placed this one on my shelf above the couch, you can see how having live or good faux greenery really adds to the arrangement  that you do!


Hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my presents…love to shop♥

I’m linking to Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Restyled Sundays @ Stylish Once Again

Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The House in the Roses





SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

I have lots of those faux plants from IKEA scattered around the house :)
They are so real looking and excellent if you have kids. The metal pots from IKEA are child friendly too lol - A perfect mix!

Greetings from Australia♥

CAS said...

Glad you've had such a nice birthday, and so much fun shopping!

Traci said...

Happy belated birthday! You don't look anywhere near 61 but your wise quote about getting old gives you away. It sounds like you had a great day. Have some birthday cake for me.

Debbiedoo's said...

Happy you had a great week Rondell...I did too:) Everything is looking so cute.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You have a great collection of baskets, and I really like your Ikea pots and greenery.


Gina said...

I'm so glad you got to do some shopping with your bff. What a fun way to spend your gift cards!

The top of your cabinets look wonderful!

Blondie's Journal said...

Happy Birthday, Rondell! Remember...each year is a gift waiting to be opened! I love your finds, the tins are so cute. I get lost in Ikea, too, it seems you go around in circles!

Have a great week and enjoy that cake!


chateau chic said...

I like how you styled the top of your kitchen cabinets. That's always a challenge for me.
Mary Alice

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Sounds like a great birthday week! Keep celebrating all year long! ... And believe it or not, I have never been to an Ikea, but it's on my to do list!

Ellie said...

So fun to spend birthday money! Thanks for sharing!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Looks really good. Love the fake plants. They look really life-like! Glad you enjoyed your birthday!

Envoy-ette said...

What a nice kitchen! Love your arrangements on the cabinets. Love your color choices!

NanaDiana said...

Belated Happy Birthday- Just passed 61 myself....not so bad, is it?;>) We don't have an Ikea anywhere around here- darn it all! xo Diana

Shabby Marilyn said...

Love your white kitchen, looks fantastic, I can't wait to paint mine, hubby wants a dark color :{
But I will be doing the painting:) so.....
Newest Linky follower, anxious to check out more of your blog!