Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Photo of the Day

Going through old albums
on Facebook
and ran across this
One of my favorites.

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Dakota and Cottage Cheese

Who likes cottage

I do and apparently
so does Dakota!
I always have
to save him some
when I eat
my cottage cheese.

Check out the white
on the side of
his nose!

This is my handsome
boy when he
does not have
his nose down
in a container
of cottage

Dakota is my bud.
He stays with me through
thick and thin.
He stays right with
me when I am sick or
not feeling well.
So...sure, I will share
my cottage cheese with
him! haha.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Photo of the Day - Spring Flower

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More Cross Stitch Ornaments for 2017

I am on a roll!

My younger brother Mark
used to race BMX
Bikes (when we
were teens).

So his ornament consist of
a BMX bike and some

His daughter Holly, my
lovely niece loves

Here is the ornament I
came up with for
her. I added the
holly with the
beads next to
her name.
I thought that turned out

The kitty ornament I posted the
other day.
It is for my sis in law Kim.
She is married to Mark and
mom of Holly.

I have that family taken
care of now to move
onto other nieces,
nephews and my other

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Photos of the Day - Bee

Out in the backyard.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Kitchen Decor

Welcome to

My brother bought
a house and left outside
was this table.
Cool, farmhouse
type table that just
needs a little love.
I started stripping it several
years ago but life, work
and health got in the
way of me finishing it.
Now that I am retired
I plan on finishing it this
summer. The chairs I
purchased for $40.00 for
all four.

The quilted runner in the center of the
table was made by
my sis in law Lori.
And the kettle in the center
of the runner was
given to me by a friend..

My mom made my curtains out
of cream colored sheets.
The stool in the corner
I picked up for
$20.00. I plan on
recovering the white
cushions when I redo the
The adorable cabinet I
got a couple years ago
at a local antique shop
for $160.00. It will also
be getting a redo since
I have not touched it
since buying it.

Above the cabinet you will notice
my collection of tins. This collection
started just cause I wanted
something on my shelves!
But several are collectable tins from
Hersey candy and Crayola crayons.

This is a few of
my antique buys I hung
on the wall. The bird plaque/planter
was given to my mom
by her grandmother when
my oldest brother was
born. There are
three of them hung around
the tins.

On the other side of the cabinet
I have more treasures hanging.

Here is another shelve that I
hung above the pantry
door. More tins along
with an antique grater, antique
recipe holder and egg holder.

I have this drawing hanging on
one wall. I drew this
years ago. The cup
hanging below the drawing
used to be my baby cup.

Hanging near my back
door I have this cross
stitch picture. My
great aunt had one like
this hanging in her
home. After visiting
her I ran home and
made me one!

Hanging off the cabinet is this
runner my mom did when my
oldest brother was young.

A view of my kitchen
cabinets. I started these
a couple of years after
I moved in. I have been
here now 25 years.

Another view of the
cabinets. My son helped
me stencil the ivy on
the doors. He was maybe 10
at the time and he will
be 30 in July.
Picked up this glass
Ms. Butterworth bottle
for $2.00, I have seen
them for sale from 8.00 to

Next little find is the metal
pitcher. My brother rented
his house and when the
renter moved out this
was left behind.

I have these hanging on the side
of my fridge. I made these
for my mom years ago. She
recently decide after all these
years that I needed them

More treasures. I picked up the
hanging ones at
an antique shop.
Sitting on the shelve is
an ivory handle razor.
Found that on the bank of
the local man made lake.
When the lake was made
they flooded farm land.
Homes, barns, things
left in them....all flooded.
The crochet piece was
made by my mom.
And the cross stitch
piece I made.

Close up of the cross stitch

Standing in the kitchen
looking out to my
screened in deck.

Hopefully in the next
few weeks I will be
repainting the cabinets
and redoing the kitchen.

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