Friday, January 28, 2011

One more day...

First of all, Thank you for all your comments/opinions on the sofa selection. I really do enjoy hearing from people. BUT, you'll have to wait for a few weeks to find out our pick because in one day, we'll be leaving all of this....


And heading to see this!!!!

It is a working vacation with fun packed on all sides!! See ya in a few weeks!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New sofa!!

I'm soooo excited because finally I'm getting a NEW SOFA and LOVESEAT!!! It's very much needed as the one we have has many spots that have holes worn through. It is NOT a pretty sight. I keep it covered with a blanket as much as I can. I don't think the material was made for as much sitting as it got.

ANYWAY... we have a choice of either chocolate brown which is a very dark brown...almost black or black. My question to you is, do we get the very dark brown or go with the black? I just would like some opinions, please? I can't wait to get them!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

My favorite...and you?

I LOVE classic movies and tv shows especially comedies. I LOVE LUCY is one of my absolute favorites.


Some of my favorite old movie actors include Jerry Lewis, Jimmy Stewart, Gracie Allen, and CAREY GRANT.

Do you like the classic movies?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Some things that I LOVE about "our lil piece of country"

This is our little piece of country....part of the American dream.
It may not be much, but it belongs to us....well....us and the bank for now. Here are a few of the things I love about it.

I LOVE my new trees!! The front yard was just SCREAMING for some trees! It has one
Willow and several Mulberry trees lining the fence row out front, but it needed some color. My bro in law was so gracious as to GIVE us 3 trees for bringing him some business.

I LOVE the view of this barn across the field from out our bedroom window. I also LOVE that there are 12 windows and 3 doors with windows from which I can look out of from every side of the house. It makes it so bright and cheery.

I LOVE all the wonderful opportunities for beautiful pictures!

I LOVE my Lilac bushes....all 3 of them. 2 are probably around 50 years old.

I LOVE my red rocking chairs. They're great for sitting in and looking at all those beautiful views.

I LOVE all the flowers that just pop up along the fence line. We bought the house in January so we had no clue as to the kinds of flowers there were.

I LOVE the views of wide open spaces! Yes, I'm crazy like that.

I LOVE the new porch that my hubby built me! It's a great spot to sit out on and just let the cares of life drift away....even if for a little while.

I LOVE it when the tractors work in the fields and all the crops that grow in the fields. I was born in the city, but I've always loved the country. Pig and cow smells and all.

I LOVE the look of the trees across the road in the fall.

I LOVE all the beautiful sunrises ....

and sunsets that I can see. The beautiful pictures that God paints.... And that's what I LOVE about "our little piece of country". What do you LOVE about where you live??

Friday, January 14, 2011

Answers to blog comments.

I don't know how to answer your comments without doing it like this. If anyone knows of an easier way, let me know, please.

Jenny, I have several vintage kitchen items. I have a few on another shelf but I still have a few more.

Becky, I think that picture was on my Blackberry and it gave up the ghost. :(

Jess, I do have another window. I wish you were here to help me figure it out....

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ideas??

You see, I have this shelf that's needs some decorating attention. I feel like all my creativity has gone out the window. Especially when I see what others have done to their houses.

The shelf needs a little touch up and I would like to change the color of the green on the walls. This is in my kitchen. What else should go on here? I started to shop my garage attic and didn't get far.

The wreath is part of my wintery decorations. Should I paint the window? I've scrubbed it and it still looks dingy. Anyway....ideas please?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More often...and my favorite things...

I've decided that this year, I will blog more. Today being 1/11/11, I thought it would be a good day to blog. These are just a few of my favorite things.

We've recently been given a horse! We are a horse-loving family so we were very excited! My husband had 2 when we were first married and we were not able to keep them. So this is a very exciting thing. She is 4, I think and her name is Dakota. I believe she is a registered paint.

This is a game that my sis in law got her family for Christmas. It is so much fun!! It has like 44 items hidden in the beads or whatever they are. You would think it would be easy to find them all, but it's not. It's a Look and Find and I've just discovered it is upside down and I have no clue how to fix that.

My sis in law and her daughter make lots of homemade things. One of the things they made this year is this cake candle. It smells very good! The smell is chocolate raspberry. Mmmmm!!! They sell all kinds of soaps, candles, lotions, bath salts, canned goods, sweaters, hats, socks, scarfs, purses, and I think that's all. Whew!! AND it's all handmade/homemade!!

I got this Willow Tree figurine for Christmas from my son. It's the first of many, I hope.:) I would LOVE to have the Nativity!

Last but not least, is the birdhouse and chair made by a friends dad out of old barn wood. I love things like this! Wish someone in my family would start making this type of things. Anyway....just a few of my favorite things. Hope this year is off to a good start for you! I would LOVE to hear from you!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

I'm dreaming of....

SpRiNg!!!

Can't wait for flowers and leaves....

and grass and trees!!!

What about you? Are you as stir crazy as I am??

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Soooo confused!!

My brain is in a muddle right now. How do you know what you're doing is the right thing? This decision making is driving me nuts!! Wish God would just write something in the sky and say "This is what you're supposed to do." How do you know the decision you're making isn't going to mess things up....especially when it involves your kids??? I'm sooo confused!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Baby, it's CoLd out!!

Moms make great pillows and nose warmers when it's cold out.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I challenge you

Christmas has come and gone and a new year has begun. A fresh new start.... What will happen this year? Will there be many changes...good or bad?? I saw on Facebook a group that is doing 3 goals in 30 days. So I decided to take the challenge. Problem is, I have a whole list of goals and I have to pick just 3 for the 30 days....less than since I started late. I'm determined to do it though and have asked my hubby and kids to do the same. The kids have made their lists and have them hanging in their rooms where they can see them. Now, I still have to chose just 3 goals. It starts over every month so I can use my whole list eventually. :) Why don't you take the challenge?