Friday, January 3, 2014

My Kitchen Bead Board Back Splash!

I shared with you my kitchen remodel here over the summer. Now I will share with you how I came up with the idea of using bead board back splash for my kitchen. I recently took a fall vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, and I visited a favorite store of mine. You can read about my visit here. I stood staring at this cabinet for almost 30 minutes and had one of those moments!

 You know the kind where you are all of the sudden inspired to do a project? I took several pics and decided after studying them for quite some time that I would add bead board back splash to my kitchen!
   My kitchen remodel turned out just as I envisioned (which rarely happens). I painted my cabinets with Annie Sloan Old White and added chrome hardware. My grandfather made my special order laminate counter tops for me. I loved every result! I hit a road block when I got to the back splash. I have seen many homes with bead board as a back splash. I have to admit that I had a hard time deciding if I wanted tile, or an old world brick look. I hadn't entertained the idea of bead board at this point.
 When I saw the cabinet I scanned it for awhile because it looks very similar to my kitchen remodel. I quickly noticed the back was bead board, and I knew this was it! I loved that I could see a finished sample right in front of me!
  I feel like my new inspiration is just the right pick for me!

 I am very happy with the final outcome for my kitchen. I need to mention that this is a very inexpensive way to add back splash to an area of your home! I also love that I can paint it any color I want! I am so happy with my new to me kitchen remodel!

My kitchen is not always this clean! Here are a few pics of my very lived in kitchen. My daughter loves to make sugar cookies this time of year. So I will leave you with some real pics of my kitchen at Christmas time!


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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year!

May The Lord bless thee and keep thee;
 may The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
may The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee,
 and give thee peace.

I am so excited to see what 2014 has in store for everyone!

With the New Year, I started reflecting on this past year and all the wonderful ways that the Lord has blessed me. 

 I also reflected back on the first blog I ever wrote and released. I was so nervous to push that publish button! I thought I would reflect back and share that very first blog post with you today!
My First Blog Post!

Last I wanted to leave you with a great and free way to start off your new year.

I came across a really good deal that I wanted to share with you today. You can download all four Beth Moore books for FREE on Amazon today if you have a Kindle or Ipad Kindle App! Also if you have a Nook here is the link for the FREE Nook Books. This is a huge savings!  What a great way to start of the new year! 
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My Christmas Table Arrangement

I love Christmas just about as much as a child! I love to deck my halls with décor and more! I love to walk into my home and smell the scents of new recipes baking, but more importantly I love to do all of this with my family and friends!
I decorated last year with a lot of red and gold hues through out my home.

This year I decided to go with the elegant, but ever so simple white and gold colors. I never grow tired of white with splashes of gold mixed into décor.
I had most of what I used this season. I am known for storing my old greenery and bulbs, along with old décor and containers in the attic because I might need them. I did pick up a few white flowers to mix in and a vine of gold mixed with pearls to string into my greenery! All with a coupon of course!
 I did the horrible task of tearing apart all of my previous décor and then re-designed it all from scratch for this season.

 This is time consuming but its FREE! So I paid for it in TIME!

Here are a few pics of my table arrangement that I made for this holiday season!

Merry Christmas Eve!


These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Every year I step back during the hustle and bustle of the season and I determine what makes my list of Favorite things for that season. Last year I shared some of them through an album on my facebook page. I decided to share those with you due to some of them still ranking as my favorite things. I have added this years favorite things in as well. So grab that favorite coffee or Latte and  scroll away!

 This cathedral illuminated reminds me of the true reason for the season!
This has several of my favorite things.. I love the Santa's White Christmas Coffee you see in the pic along with my french press! I also love my cabinet that sits in the background!

We baked over 30 pans of homemade cinnamon rolls for gifts! This is one of my favorite things to do.. Give something baked to others. I love to give more than to receive!

This was one of my table settings for Christmas day! I had over 23 people!! I love Southern living at home... I have the retired Gallery collection so this was what I used for my tablescapes for Christmas!
Hot Cocoa! Can't have Christmas without it, according to my daughter!
I love my birdhouse! I always have a candle sitting on this side table during Christmas! I love Frosted Cranberry from Bath and Body Works! All time favorite scent for Christmas!
Now for this years added favorite things! Here we go keep scrolling down!
I am in love with my new kitchen remodel! You can see the transformation here. I have to say this is one of my favorite things this season. Baking in my new kitchen!

I was blessed with a new to me, ten seat dining table this year. You can read all about this amazing blessing here.
 I am so excited with my new table this holiday season!

I love my fireplace! I went with white and gold décor this season and I am loving the new look!

Here is my hallway vignette for Christmas this year. I love passing by and looking at my little wooden church that sits on this shelf! I keep in mind Jesus is the whole reason for this season.
I made mention of my fireplace above.. I purposely separated these two even though it sits on my fireplace mantle this season. My manger scene!


  Oh, how I love this very special reminder of how Christmas started. I am reminded of what the scriptures say of this very special night.

 Luke 2:6-16.

 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.


And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and viewing some of my favorite things!
 Merry Christmas!