Monday, February 25, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Have I told you that I want a beautiful farmhouse kitchen? Yes, I know I have. I’m just reminding you.
It’s not just the kitchen I want but I would LOVE to have the whole farmhouse.
Do you ever get tired of me somewhat (just a little on occasion) complaining (but still trying hard to be content) about my kitchen?
I know you have heard all of my sad stories about wanting so much to paint my kitchen cabinets and change my counter tops.
You have also heard me say that it’s just not gonna happen. Nope…probably never ever. It’s just something my husband will not budge on and I respect him on that.
That doesn’t mean, however, that I haven’t tried real hard to achieve a little bit of a farmhouse look in there.
This POST shows you one side of the kitchen that has a little of that cozy farmhouse feel.
It’s just the other side that I have such a hard time with.
Why do I want a farmhouse kitchen?
Because every time I see one in person or in pictures, my heart skips a beat, and another beat and then another. They just speak all kinds of things to me. A little love thing going on.
You ladies who have beautiful white kitchens with butcher block counter tops and gorgeous farm sinks…yes, I am a wee little envious. Just sayin…
Understand me though, I am not coveting. I want you to have your kitchen, I just want one too.
And, I am thankful for my kitchen because, after all, it is JUST a kitchen. Perspective, right?
So what have I done?
I have taken off more and more cabinet doors.
I have added new hardware.
I have accessorized with things I love.
I have made my kitchen look probably way too busy, but I keep in mind that everything that is out is something I use very often.
I also keep in mind that a hardworking farm wife years ago and today would want easy access to all of her stuff. She would want to save time by having things close at hand.
Thus…part of why I have such a busy looking kitchen. I like having things nearby.
So let me show you now, after all of those many words, how I have done a little more change up.
Oh yeah…remember that I have very dated oak cabinets…in case you forgot. And, I have green countertops.
This photo doesn’t look so orangey…just wait.
I guess the major change was that I took off more cabinet doors.
My sweet man has been out of town for 2 1/2 weeks.
Do you think he will notice?
Monday, February 18, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Hey my friends!
Are you all doing well? I sure hope so.
I am great!
Before I go any further, I want to say thank you for those who left me a kind comment on my article in Artful Blogging. You are all very very kind.
I just got a new “thing” for my bedroom that I can’t wait to photograph and show you all because I am so excited about it. Will be taking some pictures soon and will show you.
Of course, you may not like it nearly as much as I do, but I still have to show you.
Until I take some new bedroom pictures, I was thinking today about some of my “likes” and “loves”.
I love white dishes.
I love anything galvanized.
I love chippy white anything.
I love using coconut oil as my new face moisturizer. (just threw that one in to see if you were still reading) More on that later though.
I love vintage linens.
I love the word Devoted.
I love the #9.
Speaking of the number 9…
It can be the number 9…equal 9…or have a 9 in it and I like it.
I know, I know…but I have my reasons.
I hope you have had a wonderfully blessed Sunday and that the rest of your week is fabulous!
Monday, February 4, 2013
Matthew 6: 19-21… 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
A few treasures of mine.
This is one of the photos that Artful Blogging used in their Spring Edition 2013.
They chose a few others and also shared an article that I wrote entitled Treasures.
I wrote about beautiful, vintage, timeless treasures, but I also wrote about the treasure of family and friendship. I shared my love for the Lord.
What an honor to be featured in their beautiful magazine.
More than that was the opportunity I was given to share my faith in this sort of venue.
For that opportunity, I was most thankful.
Thank you to Artful Blogging.
What a beautiful magazine! Check it out.