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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Left Overs

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
The dogs and I spent ours very quietly.
There was no laughter in the air, only
Christmas tunes with happy memories
flooding my heart and head. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy Anniversary Mr. P

36 Years Ago Today
 we said
I DO. 
We began our
lives together. There were
so many fun times, we
lived each day as if 
there would be no tomorrow, 
never realizing
there is no tomorrow.
This past year has been full of so many
ups and downs. So many firsts with out
you by my side. 














 I miss this little boy grin so very much, 
your loving arms wrapped around me.
I've made it through all the firsts this year
Mr. P with my faith. I know you're 
whole and healthy living it up with
the Angels. 

No one knows
more than I do, you were such
a gift to me for the past
35 years we were lucky
enough to share together.

 As we told each other
each night as we said good night.
I love you a bushel and a peck
and a hug around the neck.

Happy Anniversary honey,
I love  and miss you more 
than you know.



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas to all of you!
I appreciate all the visits to 
the blog this past year.
Your positive comments
have lifted my spirits on
a daily basis.
May we all remember 
The Reason
For The 
Season.
May the Lord bless each
and everyone of you 


Merry Christmas

               Fondly,
                      ~ Lynne~

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas in the Former Dining Room

I'll make sure this post short and sweet
sharing bits and pieces of 
Christmas touches in the 
former
Dining Room.
Small wreaths were hung
from the hutch doors.
 Santa

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas At The Back Door

Happy Winter everyone! Our day has been yet another cloudy drizzly one. I'm beginning to think Mother Nature has forgotten her happy face and shining down on as brightly as I know she can. This is the shortest day and longest night of the year, maybe tomorrow will bring us a change with some sun. However, I believe the forecast says rain.

Plaid seems to have taken me over this season. I've placed and replaced every ribbon from years past with this delightful home spun plaid ribbon.
The sleigh has

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Grandin Road Copy Cat Project

Do you ever get excited when you see something on a site and feel as though you just "have" to have it? I recently saw these screaming cute Santa boots over at Grandinroad's site. I immediately fell in love with them. I even went so far as to put them in the cart. Thankfully, my over taxed brain kicked in. The price was just way out of my budget and comfort zone. 
Then like magic

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Our 2014 Christmas Tree

It's hard to believe it's a week before Christmas. Do you have  your shopping all done and wrapped? Are you busy making holiday treats for unexpected guests? I hope you've enjoyed the process of preparing for the holiday season.
 As I type

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Vignettes In The Kitchen

After what seems like "forever" the sun peeked out of the clouds yesterday for a short bit. The last few days have been so cloudy in our area. Are you experiencing the same thing? I personally am ready for some bright blinding sun. Are you finishing up your shopping or decorating this weekend? I'll be working on another project I have in the works. It will be a while before I'll be able to share with you, I am pretty excited, it's turning out just as I've envisioned. So onto today's post.
We last left

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Top This - Top Hat Christmas In The Sun Porch

The sun porch is always a happy room in our home, especially this time of the year. When I ordered product for the shop last Spring this darling top hat was meant to be on Bailey's tree in the sun porch.
 The tree is

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Living Room Make Over For $22.33

Before we get too deep into the holiday season I thought I would share a change I made over the course of the summer. As many of you know one change leads to another a chain reaction of sorts. If we let it change can be daunting, I like to roll with the flow and let things happen slowly.  When I make changes I think long and hard about them, knowing the dollars have to stretch as far as they can. Many of those changes will be for a very long time.
For quite sometime

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas In The Kitchen

 My goodness what a year makes. I was meeting myself coming and going a year ago trying to get the house ready for the kids to come home Christmas, never realizing what the rest of the year would bring. I've had a few long talks with myself, struggling to decorate for the holidays this year.  My inner self gave in. Mr. P knew that Christmas is my favorite season to decorate for. He would tease me mercilessly and I loved every bit of it. What I wouldn't give to hear that sweet voice this year.  I hope he would be pleased I've chosen to decorate the house this year for Christmas. Are you finding it hard to get motivated to decorate this year, or have you gone over the top or just kept things simple?
As I've said many times before the hutch in the breakfast room is one of my favorite pieces. You can load it up with a lot of decor or keep it light and airy. 
Trailing berry vine float across the shelf weaving

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Tea In the Sun Porch

Welcome back from the long Thanksgiving weekend. I'm sure you had your fair share of turkey with all the fixings. Mine was spent quietly here at home with the dogs. We stayed busy bringing Christmas up from storage. The first room I tackled was the sun porch. I've started adding pieces here and there. 
Today I'll share