Good morning! I have a little bit of random today. You know, I've been blogging for almost 8 years? Holy cow, yes, it will be 8 years in February and I'm still blathering on. I have struggled over the past few years, having read the advice that I should decide what my blog is about, discover my niche as it were, and focus on getting more readers.
Tempting of course, would I love some ad revenue? Well gosh, money is always welcome, but try as I might I can't seem to define this little corner of the internet, and I am no longer inclined to do so.
I'm not a "mommy blogger", and I'm not a decorator, as the following shots are about to prove. I'm just a woman sharing a little bit of her life online, and feeling blessed that anyone shows up to read about it! Some of you have been with me almost the entire 7 1/2 years, and some of you are new friends, and I love and appreciate all of you! You have changed my life in so many ways, and I plan to do a post on that soon:>) In the meantime, I'm just here to share a little of my morning with you.
I love to start my morning in the kitchen, it faces east and the bright morning sunshine spills in through the window by the sink. This morning I baked some bread and sliced up some fruit, (ahem, I think you know what kind) to dry in the dehydrator. We have found that we love dried you know whats, so we are stocking up for the winter.
This is a quick shot of the dining room to show you my new chairs from Joss & Main. For a girl who usually spends a whopping $5 on her chairs this was huge. I am not ashamed to say that for the first time in my life my dining room chairs match. I am, however, a little embarrassed to say that even though the chairs are beautiful and extremely comfy, one of my first thoughts upon seeing them was the horrible realization that having spent more than $5 on each one I feel hampered in painting them in any color that strikes my fancy and reupholstering them to suit my whim.
I know. You can take the junk out of the dining room, but you can't take the junk picker out of the girl...or something like that.
Also, I'm showing you this shot of a messy dining room table because it's covered in some dreams we are dreaming. Who knows if they'll come true? But it's fun to dream, and there are some clues to what they are if you look close enough!
Having purchased said chairs I found myself with a credit at Joss & Main and picked up this little sign for the kitchen. Earl is ordering wood countertop from Ikea today and we are getting rid of the 25 year old tile that we put on the counters 25+ years ago. Way overdue. We have been finishing up a bathroom redo that I can't wait to show you, (just a few more little touch ups!) and then hitting the kitchen hard to get it done before Thanksgiving, because I cannot go another month with that old nasty counter top. At any rate, the sign came this morning and Earl looked at it and said it reminded him of that song in a Monty Python movie and now I can't get that song out of my head.
And this is a little something sparkly that I am working on for the shop. I'm giving you a sneak peek and hoping I can list these next week;>) I'll be working on more this afternoon because then the sunshine will be coming in my workspace window. ♥Love sunshine♥
What are you working on today?