Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yeah, I'm Still Here...

It's me.  The slacker who never updates her blog.  I'm still around.  I've received several kind comments and awards that I need to respond to.  Please excuse my rudeness and I thank you very much.  I will try to respond to everyone in the next couple of weeks.

Just a quick update referring back to my last post. My yard was a mess, but it's S.LO.W.L.Y getting cleaned up.  I've given away about half of the wood for firewood, but still have alot left.  We've had several severe storms come through and more limbs keep coming down (which I have not picked up).  My sister's house was not as bad as we originally thought and repairs are in process. It's amazing how folks have come together to lend each other a hand.  I had a church group from Indiana show up in my yard one morning offering to cut up my trees.  They worked hard for about three hours and had everything in manageable pieces.  I was very touched and grateful for their help to say the least.

One other major event was my Dad marrying a wonderful lady last night.  I can't say enough good things about this and I wish them the best from the bottom of my heart.

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed being at home with Colton right now; however, I am working on a few projects and hope to post some pictures very soon of some crazy cool stuff.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tornado Damage

Just wanted to make a quick post to let you know I'm alive!  As you probably already know, tornados hit the SouthEast with massive damage.  I hid in the closet with my most precious treasure for thirty of the scariest moments of my life.  Colton told me later that he prayed for God to put a shield around our house and evidently he was listening.  My home escaped with only some (huge) trees falling in the yard, but my sister's neighborhood was devastated.   Please pray for her and my nephew.  The house is still standing, but with major damage and I am sure it will need to be rebuilt from the ground up.  We are very thankful, humbled and grateful for our entire family to escape with their lives.  Here in my county alone, nine precious lives were taken by the storms.

We are still without power and it could be up to three weeks before it is restored.  I am using a friend's computer (thanks, Tess).  Thank goodness I have a gas hot water heater, so we can shower.  My cooking skills on the grill are improving with trial and error...lots of error.  :-)  The restaurants around us stay too packed to even try to get into.

If you know anyone that has lost their home or had any damage from the storms, even the simplest act can help.  Offer them a gift card for restaurants or a couple of hours at your house to take hot showers, do laundry or charge their phones.  It's just the simple things that you take for granted.

I'm going to post a couple of pictures.  The first is showing Colton beside one of the gigantic trees that went down in my yard.  The second is a picture of my sister's neighborhood.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'm blue...

I'm blue...no, actually I'm not, but my cabinets will be.  The poll results totaled with 80% voting for turquoise blue with 20% voting for green.  Just to be sure, I'm going to buy a sample of it first and test it on one cabinet door.  I'm still very paranoid I'll have to buy some country ducks to sit around for decoration.

I have a full blown mess going on tonight with the fumes of vinegar and boiled eggs filling the air.  Aaaahhh, yes.  Colton dyed and decorated his eggs.  So messy, but so fun.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Little Miss Indecisive

Okay, peeps, I need your help deciding on a paint color for my kitchen cabinets, pretty please.  The cabinets need to be refinished as both the poly and stain is gone in many places.  Rather than sanding, staining & sealing them, I decided I will simply prime and paint them since painted cabinets are really trendy right now.  I can always sand the paint off and stain them in the future....mmmkay?

I had my heart set on green cabinets until I stumbled across a couple of other choices.  I'm going to list them in the order I  like them...at this very minute.  Keep in mind how wishy washy I can be.  Also keep in mind that I won a stunning backsplash kit from 1005 Design that I want to marry...it's so shiny & nice!  Here is a link to the kitchen cabinet pictures: http://pinterest.com/angie_k/kitchen-cabinets/.  Take a peek at them along with the picture of the backsplash I'll be marryinginstalling.

Choice #1 Blue Turquoise: My heart is screaming out for the blue turquoise; however, I just have to wonder how they will look once painted this pale blueish color.  I have an nagging fear they might look like the country blue (think ducks) scheme that I remember seeing in my Mamaw's kitchen (sorry, Mamaw).  After painting, I'm sure they would have to be glazed to get the effect in this photo.  I really think the backsplash would look fab with this color.

Choice #2 Green:  There is just nothing that I don't like about this color.  It's not too much - just enough color to bring the room to life.  I'm just not real sure about the green with the backsplash.

Choice #3 Gray: I really like the gray.  Clean, simple & trendy...but would the gray be too much gray and silver with the backsplash?  I think it might even give it a commercialized look which I do not want as I'm craving some color in my kitchen; however, it would be a good neutral color for years to come when the greens and turquoises faze out.  Could I use it and just accent with color?

Choice #4 Yellow and Green Turquoise:  WOW!  I love this look.  The colors would definitely breath some life into my little dungeon of a kitchen; however, would it just be too much with my shiny backsplash? Would you need sunglasses to enter my kitchen?  Maybe.

A couple of things to keep in mind.  No, I don't want white, please.  Yes, it is breathtaking, but I've had white before and it is high maintenance.  Every little smudge, splatter or nick shows up from three miles away.  The other thing is no way will I ever have the beautiful open shelves/cabinets shown in these photos.  Why?  Mainly because the very few cabinets I have will be cramped and crowded with the limited space and maybe because I'm a bit of a Clutter Queen on top of that.

Because I'm nice (vs really need your opinion since I can't make up my mind), here is the link again to the pictures: http://pinterest.com/angie_k/kitchen-cabinets/.  Please go gander at them and then come back and vote.  Poll is now closed.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!!!

I'm a winner!  My super sweet and very dear friend Lisa awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award! Thank you Lisa!  I'll be choosing 15 of my favorite blogs to pass the award on to and posting them soon.

Lisa is an amazingly sweet and genuine person and she is more beautiful than ever with her skinny self!  Please be sure to visit her blog to read her inspiring journey.  http://shopping2scale.blogspot.com/2011/03/stylish-blogger-award.html

Love you, Lisa! ♥♥♥

Monday, March 7, 2011

Making New Blog Friends...

Hey, look at me...I'm playing nice and making new friends.  Love this idea of finding new friends and learning some new decor tricks.  Check it out over at Making the World Cuter!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

{DIY} Shower Curtain Drapes

Since I can't sew (not even a button), this looks like an easy idea - not to mention adorably cute! {DIY} Shower Curtain Drapes

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Who can believe it's March?

Wow...time flies!  I've have terribly neglected this blog for the last three months. The good news is that you haven't missed anything which means the bad news is I haven't done anything.  The holidays hit with total chaos and then life threw me a curve ball that knocked me flat on my big fat ass.  I'm in the process of making some major changes and decisions on where to go from here.   Sigh...yes, it sucks in the worst kind of way; however, I'm determined not to let the hateful vicious acts of jackassesothers affect me.  I am looking forward to moving forward in a positive manner (wow-that sounded so nice); however, the hellfire in me is waiting on karma to kick some asses and I'm just gonna sit back, watch and enjoy some popcorn.  That's actually kettlecorn - I'm not a big popcorn fan.  tehe

With the beautiful weather we have had, I am getting my mojo back and hope to have some new updates on some projects around the house in the next week.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day

Colton and I really enjoyed our first holiday in our new home yesterday. It was so nice to wake up to yummy smells and gobble up all of the goodies. He took one look at the turkey this year and decided it was "yucky" and didn't want to help cook it (hehe); however, he did help me 'make the eggs naked' and peeled them for me to make deviled eggs. I am so blessed to have my little man.

We never did get around to carving Colton's pumpkin for Halloween, so it became our centerpiece for Thanksgiving. Yes, it probably would have looked better stuffed completely full of flowers, but still turned out cute. I still think the room looks way better than the dark scary pine cave before picture where you can see the sticky nicotine on the walls (uggggh). If you disagree, I still have a few stinky planks out on the porch that I'll be happy to wrap up and give you for Christmas.

I am very thankful for all of my friends and family that have helped us get into this house. Love all of y'all!!!

PS - Ignore the 99,000 birds on my bookshelf - I'm working on that!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lazy Me

Okay, so I still haven't posted any new pictures, but I must admit to being pretty laid back the last week. I just needed to catch up on some rest and spend some time with my favorite little turkey. Maybe I'll throw out a little decor for Thanksgiving and snap some pictures? Maybe...

Gobble Gobble! Can't wait til tomorrow...lots of goodies including the pure sugary goodness of BUTTermilk pie - my favorite sweet.