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You’ve Got to Break a Few Eggs…

There is the old saying: “you have to break a few eggs in order to make an omelet”.   Meaning, sometimes you have to make a mess.  My latest home improvement project did indeed cause me to “break a few eggs”. 

The photos above are ‘before’ photos of my kitchen.  I did not like the dark cabinets and like all the other rooms in the house, the walls needed painting.  Being the thrifty girl that I am, I decided that I would repaint the cabinets.  I had no idea just how much work it would be.

I had to remove all of the drawers and doors from the cabinets to paint them.  I’m glad that I have a large dining room to work in!  Above is the mess I had created in my dining room. 

I also had to take everything off the counters in order to paint.  Canisters, coffee pot, microwave, spices, etc. etc. ending up joining the mess in my dining room. 

The cupboards above the stove were mounted so high on the wall they were just about unusable.  Even the lowest shelf was too high to be of any use. (and I’m 5’7″!) All I kept in those cupboards were things that I rarely used.  Having a place for common kitchen items, such as spices, etc. just didn’t have a home.  

With the help of my Dear Brother, we moved that cabinet down 9 inches!  We matched the height of the top of the other cabinets in the kitchen.  Why this one was mounted so high was a mystery.  The photos above do not do this difficult task justice.  That 9 inch difference was a huge improvement in the useability of that cabinet. 

Another change that was a must to me, was to change the ceiling light/fan.  The huge, ugly fan was totally out of place.  I replaced it with a farmhouse-look light fixture.  Above are before and after photos.  

In my next post, I will share with you more of what was involved in this project. 

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Penny ❤



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“The purpose that you wish to find in life, like a cure you seek, is not going to fall from the sky. …I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.”

—Michael J. Fox (born 1961)
Actor, activist

Posted in Life, Stories

I Did NOT Kill the Easter Bunny!!

I have the Rabbit’s Foot in the picture above, hanging from the visor in my car.  This Rabbit’s Foot has been passed from car to car over the years.  I’ve had the foot for approximately 30 years.

I’m not superstitious, just sentimental.  Sitting at a red light I’ll see the foot out of the corner of my eye.  I’ll reach up and give it a little pet.  This always makes me smile.  I’m smiling, because it takes me back to the time when I received that silly Rabbit’s Foot.  A very good memory.

Continue reading “I Did NOT Kill the Easter Bunny!!”

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Happy Spring!

I LOVE spring!  To feel the warmth of the sun after winter’s chill is healing to my soul.  I love the smell of newly tilled earth and freshly cut lawns.  My BFF gave me a rosebush for my birthday (photo above) and I love the multi colored blooms!

I started some snapdragon seeds indoors this winter and have been rewarded with some amazing colors! See photos below.

Texas’ state flower is the Bluebonnet.  The flowers grow wild along the roads and in fields in the spring.  Below, you will see bluebonnets in bloom along a country road and blue and RED bonnets growing in my brother’s yard!

Here’s a full view of my pretty little rosebush. (below) Looking at the one bloom on it, you would think that the blooms would be yellow.  But they are a multicolored bloom changing from yellow to yellow with pink tips.  I also have a couple of new buds on the bush that look to be mostly pink.  It’s going to be fun to see how they change as they open!  🙂

One more photo.  (I can’t help myself)  Below is a photo of a petunia plant that I saved when I first bought my house a year ago.  When I first saw it, it had one little bloom on it.  I was having a lot of work done on the yard at the time and I couldn’t let the little thing die.  So I dug it up and put it in a pot.  It lasted through the winter and is now blooming like crazy!

If you are still in the grips of winter, I’m sorry.  Spring IS coming.  Hopefully the photos that I’ve shared here brought you a warm smile!

Thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤

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International Women’s Day

I Feel quite honored that International Women’s Day happens to fall on my Birthday!  Today, honor a lovely woman in your life! 

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” — Cherokee proverb

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? — Satchel Paige

Life is too short to be small. — Benjamin Disraeli

We are always the same age inside. – Gertrude Stein

Let your joy be in your journey, not in some distant goal. – Tim Cook

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. – Irish blessing

Image by Markéta (Machová) Klimešová from Pixabay

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  1. 9 Year Anniversary Achievement
    Happy Anniversary with!
    You registered on 9 years ago.
    Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

    I received the message above from WordPress yesterday.  This kind of thing makes me reminisce, thinking about how I got here.  My blog has gone through many changes over the years.  It’s still a mish mash of life experiences, poetry or whatever else I happen to fancy at the moment.  I’ve made some wonderful friends along the way. 

    For those of you who have come along for the ride, I thank you!