Spring, oh spring

Oh Spring,  spring

Where forth art thou?

Oh Spring, you were here last week. I took pictures of the evidence.

Azaleas in the yard at the cottage a little over a week ago.

And now this…………. picture taken today after almost a week of record breaking cold..

I can’t control the outdoor weather,,,, but, it can be spring indoors. That I can control.


An economical,  colorful  and fast way to decorate for spring. Plastic eggs.

And a plus….these eggs will be used for an Easter Egg hunt in April.


















One more night with freeze warning temperatures.

Oh Spring, spring……Your arrival Monday, March 20 will be welcomed with sunshine and a high in the mid 60’s.


Showers Brother China Cabinet makeover

You can stop holding your breath …….

waiting to see the after of the china cabinet makeover.


No it didn’t take me 2 weeks to get it finish. But it has been 2 busy weeks of

celebrations of life.

A bridal shower, for a sweet little bride to be, a birthday celebrations of a dear family member,

spending time with friends to re-energize, lunch with  head over heels in love couple, perhaps another wedding soon,

and spending time with dad who is so happy to be home after a hospital stay and two months in a rehabilitation center.


Whew….life is busy for all of us. Sometimes the blog must take a back seat. Before the china cabinet reveal,

there is a quote I ran across recently that is very thought provoking to me. I think it will be to you as well.

We get so busy, we miss some important moments in life.


“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment……

until it becomes a memory.”




ok… I’m ready to show and tell…

First the before picture taken last summer.



It wasn’t horrible. It had a makeover 15 years ago and the painted had turned

an ugly yellow  and the glass was broken…..so it was time…….






New paint and new glass. Can you believe the glass was only $10 from a local hardware store.

Why didn’t I do this sooner????












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Just in time for spring….  new life for an old Showers Brothers China Cabinet.



Thursday Ramblings


Spring sent us a teaser for a few days.

Temperature’s have even hit the 70 mark.


These little guys are popping up in my yard.

And the tulip tree is blooming.

Go away old man winter and don’t come back this year.


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This good weather made it easier to get my dad back home.

He has been in rehab all year and is now doing well enough to go back home.

He enjoyed his remote control bed in rehab.

He is now enjoying one at home


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Before we left rehab, I had to snap this picture of The Valentine King . They were having a belated

Valentine’s party because of the bad weather the week of Valentine’s day.

Mr.. Valentine King is a friend of my dad. They have known each other for years.

They met up again at rehab.

Isn’t he adorable.


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check out the shoes.

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Dad’s carport didn’t survive the winter storm. Luckily, his car was at my sister’s house.

Carport had to be hauled away.


First hike of the year to Bridal Veil Falls.

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Beautiful lake scenery along the way.

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Scrapping the paint away.. Something getting a make over….Details soon

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House décor is in transition….. winter to spring…..pictures coming soon…if I can stay home long enough

to pull it together.

My time management……..has become unmanageable…… sigh……..Too much left undone at the end of the day.