Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door, greet him with, "Who could have done this? We have no enemies."

Phyllis Diller

Monday, January 17, 2011


I told you I would post in a few days on an update on our kitchen renovation.  This is about all I have right now.


My new floor!  Yee-Haw!  You do not know how long I have been waiting for a new floor.  This is what started this whole mess project.  Here is the before:

I know it's hard to tell, but imagine dirt in all the little divots that will not come out no matter what amount of cleaning product or elbow grease you use.  Yuck!

Now here is my new floor ready for it's close-up!

Isn't it perty!  It's made by Congoleum.  And right now I cannot recall the color to save my life!  (That's what age will do to you).  As far as our cabinets are concerned, we were told by the contractor that they would be in last week.  But they are supposed to be in this week. (I thought it was too good to be true to have the cabinets come in so soon).  So hopefully in a couple of days I can give you another update.:-)

Until next time....

ETA:  The color of the floor is "Desert Chimney".  Just in case you are wondering.:-)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

Footsteps in the snow suggest where you have been, point to where you are going: but when they suddenly vanish, never dismiss the possibility of flight...

Diane Duane

Monday, January 10, 2011

Flotsam! Mayhem! Chaos!

Do you know what happens when you decide to do a major kitchen remodel?  Well, something like this....

and this...

and this...

I know, it kind of makes you want to do this...

Even my poor dog doesn't know what to think of it all.  Right now we have food, dishes and pots and pans in every single room of our home.  Where ever we could find room.  And I have gained a good 10 pounds from all the fast food we have eaten in the past week.  Although we did have a very good home-cooked meal at my mom's tonight.  Oh, how I miss my stove and microwave.  

If you are curious on what our kitchen looks like now, here are some pictures.

We are hoping in about two weeks time, we will be moving into our new kitchen. (Keeping our fingers crossed). Right now it feels like forever. We cannot wait!  Stay tuned for more developments in the next few days.

Until next time....

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better.

George Bird Evans

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Edie!

I wanted to take a few minutes to wish a special lady a Happy Birthday.  This lady is Edie Wadsworth of Life in Grace.  I ran across her blog about a year or so ago and have received many ideas and inspiration from her.  She left a career in medicine in order to stay home and homeschool her two little girls.  She lets us take a peek into her life as a very busy stay-at-home mom and shares her talents as a crafter, baker, teacher, decorator and gives us inspiration by writing about her relationship with Jesus Christ our Savior. 

Two weeks ago, she lost everything.  On December 22nd in the early morning hours, her house burned to the ground leaving them with nothing.  She and her family, including the family pet were able to make it out, thankfully.  She wrote about her harrowing experience here.

Her blogging friends decided that they would hijack her blog and wanted everyone to wish her a "Happy Birthday".

Happy Birthday to a woman that I know through her blog and hope I can meet someday.  I love your sense of humor, your eloquent posts about anything from bluegrass music to sewing.  We have a common bond in that we share southern roots and are both Lutheran converts.  You have shown mighty strength, faith and most of all grace that I admire through this terrible time.  I want you to know that I have been continually praying for you and your family and wish you many blessings now and in the future.  I know that it has been a blessing to me getting to know you through your blog.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

The best thing about the future is it comes one day at a time.

                                                                                             Abraham Lincoln