Monday, March 26, 2018

Blessed by this win in December!!!

 I entered a giveaway for a barn door in December via Instagram, I was so excited to have won... Thanks so much their customer service and turn around is amazing.
 Thankfully our son in law is real handy.. I'm the annoying nagging mother in law that says can you
do this and that for me.. I have a list waiting.. Right now he is working on some floating shelves for me to display all of my Rae Dunn (well not all of it) but seasonal would be great.

 I decided to add a chalk wall for the grand kids to enjoy.. It took me awhile to let them dirty it
as I kinda liked the black wall but after all that was the plan all along. So Miss Harlow Jaine really
enjoyed it and now colors every time she is over.

 We added the little gate to the stair case to keep the three dogs contained. It works quite well.
Another project is to rip carpet out and see whats under there.. Having a home built in the 70's always means upgrades.. Still remodeling kitchen a slow process, started the upstairs bathroom as well. It all
requires patience and money..

I sure miss blogging and will try and get better. Lots to share coming up.. Hope your having a great
Monday. Blessings Pam

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Nutcracker 2017!

 This was our granddaughters 3rd year performing in the Nutcracker. She is 8yrs old and let
me tell you how amazed and proud I am of her dedication and love for performing in the public.
I have never been one to do any of this... She tried out in Sept and got the part she wanted. She
was a bon bon. She had to start practice each Saturday only being able to miss one or she would
be dropped.... She missed a few sleep overs and parties all with a smile and excitement for the next

 She had to be in full makeup for the rehearsals that started early in the week... And baby it was
cold outside.....

 She performed 4 times. She was bummed when it was over but let me tell you she crashed
when it was....
First year as a mouse, second as a toy soldier and third as a bon bon.. Her smile melts my heart.
Definitely was a great start to December.. Merry Christmas! Blessings Pam

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Why oh Why?

 Why oh why would we start a kitchen remodel early November right before the holidays?
I am sharing an after picture before the before only to keep you here lol. We will be in our
home 3yrs come January. It was built in the 70's and while there is several upgrades the
kitchen isn't one of them. It has driven me nuts but we just don't have thousands to spend so
we decided to do ourselves. I have so many ideas and it will probably take a year or so to
 It has been alot of work and the dust and mess is driving me crazy. I like to have everything
in its place. I am working on patience. The dark old varnish wood with old knobs was just dark
and gloomy.
 Many trips to Home Depot and Lowe's for more and more sandpaper I am liking the way
it has turned out.

 We will finish up the cabinets after Christmas... We are going to add a back splash to the wall, a new
pendant light above the sink, hopefully a new farmhouse sink, and adding some new trim. Im also hoping to add some underneath lighting under the cupboards.We removed some shudders around the window above the sink and need to plaster that as well. When all is done I will paint the kitchen. Last year around this time we removed a wall to open the kitchen up a little. We also removed the ugly florescent lighting. I was super excited to have won a barn door and will be getting that ordered this week. It will go on the dining room wall. I just have to picture the end project. In the end knowing we did it ourselves will be so rewarding.
The kitchen has been closed but as of late I have some order finally and am going to sit back and
admire what is done and imagine what isn't done and what it will look like....Hope your enjoying your month of December..
                                     Blessings Pam

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

F for Fall Pics, Fall shows, and Family!

 Our daughter did some impromptu fall pictures of the grand kids after they carved pumpkins. I love the effort and time she puts into these.. I love how they turned out. Londyn will be 9 in January. Harlow is just about 15 months and Tyson is 10! Oh boy does Harlow Jaine love her brother, she chuckles when you say where is brother...

 Such a cute one. She just gently slapped Sissy's  face out of fun. Love the capture.
 So proud of these 3! October 2017

 My son and girlfriend have been busy with weddings and parties galore! Look at them. Love them both.. Such kind hearts they have. We sure love hosting family get together with them and our daughter and family. After all isn't that what its all about.
 I'm training the youngest Miss Harlow Jaine to have the love I have for junking.. This is her second event with gammy.
 I really enjoyed ! My second trip this last year.. However the crowd and parking gets bigger and bigger. Shoulder to shoulder. Standing in a line for 40 mins with a baby in the high winds and rain was a little stressful. Saw some familiar faces and missed some I had hoped to see due to the crowd and parking...
 Started the weekend receiving some mums I bought from a fundraiser. I went a little crazy. However I love supporting great causes. This one was for the Washington D.C. Trip..
 Who isn't addicted to Rae Dunn? I have to say I am. This mug came from my sis. She didn't even know it was Rae Dunn she just bought me a mug.. I was so giddy...
 A weekend in recap.. Spending time with grand kids, shopping and putting on a feast for 9.. Life is good.. I am truly blessed...Speaking of being blessed look at this sign I won on instagram from Thanks so very much.  I love it.. 
Blessings Pam

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rekindled friendships, home decor and Rae Dunn!

 Happy Friday! I have been enjoying on working on two of my gallery walls... I have 16ft-20ft vaulted ceilings. I find it hard to decorate such high ceilings. My sis in law Starla once told me I have a knack for piling it all in. So I will take that advice and do just that. I love my B wall.. It is right when you walk in the front door.
 January we will be in our home three years. It only took me three years to put stuff on my bedroom wall. I kinda like the direction it is going.
 You will probably never find my blog perfect, or my pictures edited as I have no patience. My grammar is in need of help too lol. However my blog is something I really enjoy even though I take long breaks from it. As of late I find I am enjoying it again.
 I have been to some great Harvest shows lately. Love this little lantern I scored last weekend.

 Pumpkins were 50% off so I finally bought one. I have been wanting one for awhile..
 Check out this great drying rack I score also.. I love it.. I have incorporated it in my dining room. I was going to stain it dark to go with my decor but again I have no patience.
 Now onto the rekindled friendship I mentioned... Well my friend Kim and I worked together many years ago, her little sis and I were best friends in grade school and we have remained friends for years. Their family has suffered great loss, like I have and many have... I am super excited to be friends on instagram.. Now Kim and I are hooked on Rae Dunn... She has been buying her sister Patsy, myself and her items and are just as giddy as I am... I get great drop offs on my porch. We message back and fourth about giveaways etc throughout the night... She hits the stores after work and reminds me so much of myself... I am so thankful. I joked that she could drop by anytime. lol. One day my daughter or son will marry and I will have the perfect Bridesmaid cup to offer up...
 I was super excited for this Boss cup as it is so me. Thanks Kim!!

I'm getting quite the collection... I love it all... Keep it coming Kim.... Blessed by you..
                                                                                Blessings Pam
We do not remember days we remember moments!