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♥ Kim - blogger since 2006

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Monday, January 21, 2008

~* Some New Items *~

Hello dear blogging friends, I hope all is well with all of you! I'm feeling better, but still not 100%. Whatever this bug is it sure likes hanging around. I still have a few more days of antibiotics so hopefully it will knock-out whatever I have. DD is doing better, too. She ended up with a sinus infection (just like me) but hers went into her eyes as well so she is also on a prescription eye drop plus antibiotics.
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I thought I'd show you some new things around my home. This picture is of WELCOME blocks that I got from a Home and Garden Party my dh's niece had several months ago. We just found out yesterday that she is expecting her first child...I'm so excited to be a great Aunt again!
I found this tin sign at a favorite local shop. I just need to figure out where to hang it in my kitchen...I'm getting a lot of signs.
I found this wonderful little black cupboard at Wal-mart in the craft section for $10.00. I'm going to use it as a spice rack. I found some Watkins spices at Wal-mart in vintage looking tins that I think will look sweet in this cupboard.

And last but not least a cookie jar given to me by my friend, Beth, for Christmas. It goes perfect with my decor...Thank You, I just love it!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit...I always enjoy your company and the sweet comments so many of you leave for me.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

~* It's A Miracle & The Laundry Room *~


Graphic by Country Luvn

Hello sweet blogging friends, I honestly thought that I would be away for awhile the way I was feeling yesterday (thank you for your get well wishes). I got lots of rest yesterday, had a half decent nights sleep and awoke feeling so much better (those must be some miracle pills I'm taking)! Although I am definitely not back to feeling 100% better I know that I am on the road to recovery...PRAISE THE LORD!!! Please keep my dd in your prayers, she is going to see the doctor today because she hasn't been feeling well for a week now, too.


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I wanted to share with you some embroidery pictures that I found before Christmas at Tractor Supply. If you've never been into one of these stores I encourage you to visit right around Thanksgiving...they have the nicest gift...who would have known?

I have them hung in my laundry room above my washer and dryer. I think they fit in so nicely there.

I got the wooden plate at Goodwill for .99 cents. I decided to put a picture of my dh and his 3 older brothers inside (his baby brother wasn't born yet). I think it's so sweet. My dh has some great picture of his childhood that I'm going to put into a collage if I ever get around to it.

Do you see what's behind this basket of pine and pip berries...my unsightly hoses for my washer.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my laundry room updates. Take care, dear blogging friends!

Monday, January 14, 2008

~* Another Break *~

Dear blogging friends, Just wanted to let you know I'm going to be away for a little while. I'm dealing with a severe sinus infection and am feeling so run down and tired. It's all I can do to get through the day. I'll be back as soon as I'm feeling better.
Much love to you all, Kim
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Thank you Kristen, Heidi, Brenda, Louise, Lynda, Robin, Dena, Kirstin, Terri, Kate, Esther, Anne F., Lidy, Sarah, Pattie J., Michelle, and Penny (I hope I didn't forget anyone) for your kind words regarding my Christmas Home Tour pictures...I'm glad you enjoyed them.
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As always, I appreciate the time you take to visit me!

Monday, January 7, 2008

~* The After Christmas Christmas Tour *~

Today, Friday, January 11th, is the last day I will be adding pictures to this post. Thank you so much for stopping by to see my pictures...as always I appreciate your comments. Kate wanted to know what program I use. It's called ArcSoft Collage Creator. It was a freebie program when I purchase my HP printer/scanner/copier. I'm not sure if it can be purchased or not. Also, I just wanted to let you all know that I am so sorry that I haven't gotten around to visit with all of your dear blogging friends like I did before Christmas. My time on the computer is very limited, but I promise that I will get around to visiting with all of you soon!
An artificial Amaryllis (it looks so real) and a reindeer with sleigh.
A wreath in the family room. Pine garland and pip berry garland on our entertainment center.

Wooden santas from Big Lots. I bought these a long time ago and they're actually made out of wood!
This is the tree in the family room. I didn't have anywhere to display it so my dh took an old chair without a seat and added a board to it. I covered it with fabric.
Hello friends, I hope you enjoy my after Christmas Christmas Tour of my home. Since time on the computer is very limited I am only able to post a few pictures at a time. I'll add more pictures every day until I have them all posted.
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You'll find that these pictures are pretty random. Hopefully Christmas 08 will be a little more organized!
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Added 1/10/08 - This is how I decorated my windowsill by my kitchen sink.
Added 1/10/08 - Three little angels that were given to my dear Mom by her best friend whenever my Mom was dealing with breast cancer. This friend was with her until she went home to be with the Lord. The little bird house ornament just given to us this year by our dear friends Josie and Mark...we love you guys!
Added 1/10/08 - These trees were in my kitchen. It's decorated with many things including miniature kitchen utensils. The tree on the right was a thrift store find for 0.99 cents.

Added 1/10/08 - I love this little house. I keep it up all year round. I just added the trees (which are candles) and the deer. The deer is from my childhood.


Added 1/8/08 Added 1/8/08 - A cupboard in our powder room. Added 1/8/08 - This is a dresser that it is in our living room. Added 1/8/08 - This is how I decorate my windows in the living room and dining room. You can't tell from the picture, but the pine garland has a pip berry garland in it...some things just don't show up in pictures. The wreaths were an after Christmas sale find...$2.00 each. A bird house floral arrangement. Added on 1/8/08 - My mantel and snowman.

This wreath was given to me by a long time family friend when my dear Dad passed away five years ago right before Christmas. I added the Home Sweet Home sign (it was a $1.00).

This is the top of my computer hutch. I found the lamps (which look like punched tin, but are actually paper) from the Wow Outlet for $15.00 each. The window with shutters is actually a mirror that I found at Goodwill for $7.99. It's from Home and Garden Party. There is a small basket filled with pine, pip berries and pomegranites. I also added a little pine to the candle holder.
A view of my front porch. The trees were purchased from Wal-mart in 2006 for $9.99 each. I added lights and pip-berry garland (which I found at a yard sale).

And last but not least, our tree. It was in our dining room this year. Prior years it was in the basement family room, but since I rearranged the furniture there wasn't any room for it. I'm sorry that the picture is blurry. I don't know why when I take pictures with lights they tend to blur. My favorite little angel that was given to me by my dear Mom when I was a small child.

Don't forget to keep checking back since I'll be adding more pictures to this post.

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Thanks for continuing to visit me and for your sweet comments!


Thursday, January 3, 2008

~* It's 2008 and It's Going To Be Great *~

Hello dear friends...I'm trying to get back into the blogging world again. I haven't decided what to blog about since I've been away so long. Are you still interested in seeing a few pictures of my Christmas decorations?