Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Morning Snapshot

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.
Help me.
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?


  1. I don't care that your blog is no certain theme. I love your blog because it is you, it is real, it is cozy and it is homey. I have noticed when bloggers start wanting to make so much money they lose a lot of the above traits and I am not against making money with blogs ~ that's just the way it seem to me. Sure wonder what the sequins are being used on! Love the sign ~ good motto to live by. I designed my Christmas cards this morning so now I need to print everything off, cut, glue etc.

  2. Kathy
    Wow, you and hubby are really going at it with the redecorating!
    I can't wait to see it finished.
    Love your chairs. Our dining room table is almost exactly like yours, except it's oak!

  3. I don' think we need to worry about themes. I find it hard enough to find anything to write somedays!
    Your dining set is very attractive.

  4. So are apples like Voldemort from Harry Potter? The one that must not be named? Love it!

    I'm intrigued by your sequins....what could it be???

    I think I've been hanging out here for at least 4 years. Wish I'd been here since the beginning. What a brave one you were to start so long ago.

    Love the sign and I cannot get the song out of my mind either!

    And I'm lovin' the new chairs too. I know what you mean about painting them. I got my mom's beautiful Ethan Allen dining set when she moved to a much smaller home and I'm just itching to paint the chairs and recover them but I'm not sure I can while she's still around. But I want to keep her around for a long guess I'll just have to paint them and not worry about what she thinks. She'll still love me, right? LOL

  5. Love it all today and I love coming here. A girl can never have too many sparkles so I'm looking forward to seeing what you've created!

  6. I think there are quite a few bloggers out there who are done trying to figure the blogging rules and have just gone back to writing from the heart. Those are my favorite kind of blogs to read anyway. Sounds like you and hubby are going to be busy!

  7. I am a new follower and am really enjoying your blog.
    I felt like I was in an identity crisis when I started my blog the first time around. I ended up just deleting it. Then, I took it up again because I decided it would be a great way to journal for my kids and grandkids. It will be a record of what I enjoy, recipes and such. And if I collect a few readers along the way, then that is ok as well.

  8. Scrub Daddy!! My daughter loves, loves, loves, her Scrub Daddy. She asked for a 3 pack to be in her Christmas Stocking (she's in charge of dishes).

    Hey, blogging for money is a different thing than just having fun blogging. So do whatever you want!

    How fun to get new chairs! I like those! I've been debating putting mine in the garage sale we're going to have in a few weeks so I can get new ones.

    Can't wait to see you bathroom and your kitchen and to find out what all those papers are on your table!

  9. I have been one of those follower/friends for the entire time and I love your blog.

    I am excited for you and your dreams...:-)

  10. Don't worry about themes - you have one! Your theme is just to share a friendly, chat with those of us who can't wait to get here! I love stopping by and I've been stopping by for a long time.

  11. You're singing my song! I have no idea what my niche is and a poor reader never knows what's in store. They may feel some whiplash from time to of my readers recently complained of whiplash in the same post. Ha!

    Well, I will definitely be watching what you're doing in your kitchen. Yup. You're singing my song again!

  12. Your chairs look lovely! I'm so nervous to order from one of those places because there are no returns! I love to return things. Almost as much as I love to buy things!


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