Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Eve...

Out of the kitchen by 12:30 pm Thanksgiving Eve...not bad!!! The most difficult task for me this year has been remembering to make smaller portions as only four of us will be gathering together. My kiddos' adult obligations (work) and/or geographics will keep us apart this Thanksgiving. Though they'll be missed at our house, I'm thankful that both my daughter and son have friends and loved ones to spend the day with. Here on our homefront, my husband and I will host his parents. Our deployed son-in-law will miss celebrating his infant sons' first Thanksgiving...a poignant reminder of the many sacrifices made for us all by our military and their families. When you give thanks, please remember the military and their families!

On a lighter hubby hung curtain rods in our kitchen a few days ago so I was FINALLY able to hang the new curtains. We installed outdoor solar screens this summer which make the interior of our home considerably darker, the new curtains literally brighten things up a bit.

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving...for those traveling, be safe! I hope you enjoy fellowship of family, friends, wonderful food, and above all, I hope you'll pause and give thanks to the Creator for all gifts and blessings!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Freshening the Loo...

If you're like I am, your bathroom often is not as "primped" as other parts of your home. I put a few fresh touches to our guest bathroom and thought I'd share...

I made the tissue cover and door hanger from unfinished wood forms a few months ago using Mod Podge image transfer...

Switched out framed ceramic tiles with these framed ephemera floral prints...

Over the shower, I switched out metal tiles and replaced with this vinyl transfer (application is always a little more involved than the directions would lead you to believe, but all ends well!).

It always amazes me how a few simple changes can uplift the spirits. Hope this finds you well and your spirits soaring! Until next time...take care, Along the way!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

RIP Mr. Rooney...

"The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort - the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing - the opening a wonderfully joyous moment."

-- Andy Rooney

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This `n That...

Haven't posted recently, with the exception of a quick Wednesday wisdom. The days slip by for me post retirement...not sure how I ever got myself up and ready for work on time all those years!

I completed a few craft projects recently, decoupaging metal stars proved to be a quick and relatively easy project (I like QUICK!).

I packed up the Halloween decorations yesterday and Thanksgiving decor is now in place (tweaking is inevitable). Is it just me or is it  a lot more work taking decorations down than putting them up?

I've ordered lace curtains in a rooster motif for my kitchen...anxious to get them in place...change is GOOD! Speaking of change...I've picked up a few new items and placed throughout the house...

Vino Tealights
(I purchased this as inspiration for repurposing used
wine bottles...that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

Travel themed Chests
(inspiration provided by my daughter's purchase
of  the "Fly the World" chest last year )

Collage Wall Art
(set of three, I've hung them horizontally over a window bank)

Wood gavel...quirky and fun!
(purchased from my favorite local resale shop)
Loved this lantern...
(picked it up for a steal at my local grocery store of all places)

Wine themed wall art, new to my kitchen

And with fall in the air, I can't seem to get enough of baking all things, nutty, apple and pumpkin...

Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
(minus a slice...I had to sample to insure it was edible)
Hope all's well in your little corner of the world...until next time, take care 
"Along the Way"...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011