May 15, 2017

{Pressing, Progress and Pooped}




It seems the weekend's go by so quickly to me but at least another (somewhat productive weekend) happened in my little room!

I told you last week that I had bought curtains and forgot to show you. They are a light gray with off white decor. Kinda sheer but not to sheer. I also have blinds up.


One of my windows is partially behind my new desk so I knew they would not be seen hanging to the floor from that particular view so I decided to cut them off to another length so to the sewing machine they went.





Of course I now have enough of the curtain's left to do several different things. But, I decided I needed to dress up a little basket that I had spray painted red for my office so a piece of the curtain would work great.

 Nothing like those cute little yo-yos. I needed just a little something for the middle of the yo-yo.


I brought out a little of my stash and....


I love how the sweet old basket turned out. 


I have quite a bit of left over curtains to do some cute things with maybe. I am not quite through with my curtains but will show you the finished product soon.

I have started to work on items to store in my chest of drawers for the room and I'm very excited about having the extra storage. I decided to store my napkins that I use with tablescapes in one of the drawers. I can't store them all but the ones I use the most will go in one drawer and the rest will go in the linen closet. I've got them packed in there like a can of sardines.


NOPE, I didn't iron them! I do that when I set a tablescape. 

I think I will also use the drawers for napkin rings, place card holders and etc.              (That's next on my list) 

I done a little organizing in my closet. I love to use baskets, containers, and even old canisters that I may find at yard sales to store things in. Do you see the LIPSTICK sign to the right?

 TRUST ME! After I threw away four HUGE black yard/trash bags of things, I needed some lipstick! I am a pack-rat and I don't like throwing away things because I might NEED them! And, my man's motto is that if it hasn't been used in a year or ate in a week TOSS IT! YEP, now you know why I hide dishes under the bed. Hee-hee.....

And of course I caught two of my daughter's already snooping for ribbon! 

Hope to finish up that closet soon. The good thing is that the closet has a door so I can shut it and no one will see my mess. BUT my mess is now being organized so I might just open the closet door! LOL!

YEP, all that work made me hungry! I prefer to have something around 10ish in the mornings and I decided to make myself a little omelet, add another cup of coffee to my day and have a coffee break with God time.


It just so happen that the devotional I was reading started out with this scripture. "The joy of the Lord is your strength". Nehemiah 8:10. BOY, did I ever need His strength to tackle that room! 


But I am Pressing on with my room and making Progress despite the fact that I am Pooped

Finished up the weekend with these sweet kiddos.

Everyone stops to talk to the baby and that sweet gal on the right stops to talk to everybody! 


My grandgirl that plays ball has quite a fan club needless to say. Always a joy to watch her.


I do hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. Mine was perfect. My girls gave me a beach chair,  or as my man said when my daughter's brought it out of hiding, "Dang, we won't never get you out of that cot chair! Beach bag, beach cup and my favorite...Bath and Body. I loved it all.

How can you not love a chair with a head rest, lumbar pillow with deluxe padding? And...the girls pointed out that I have a place to put my cell phone along with my LIPSTICK! My kind of chair!

YEP....it will be put to good use for sure...and not just at the beach! (Now I've got to hide it to keep my daughter's from wanting it borrow it)
I think it's big enough that I can hold all five of my grands too in the chair, don't you? 

Last but certainly not least my granddaughter Kyleigh celebrated her 6th birthday. She had to have her own photo shoot too you know. 




She is my "sweet and sassy" gal. 


 She never meets a stranger...which of course she knows all about stranger-danger but needless to say she will talk to anyone that will stand still for one minute!


She is so little for her age that most often you will see someone younger than her toting her on a Wednesday night at church. Mercy, what a life!


She says the funniest things and I don't think she even means for it to be funny!

And is as honest as the day is long...YIKES! Sometimes that good and sometimes it's not. LOL!


Of course after the photo shoot, we had to get nails and toe's done and she wanted to dress like a princess.





Nothing like the grands...Just melts a Nana's heart.



 FAMILY...The best thing to hold onto is each other. They will be the best life jacket you will ever own!

Have a great day my friends.........


Hugs and blessings, Cindy

48 comments:

  1. Your room is really coming along, Cindy! I'm with you on being pooped, cleaning and organizing is hard work but so worth it in the end. I had a great weekend with our daughter and sil. We ate with my mil at her daughter's home. Missed Andy, though. He'll be home the end of June, then we'll visit him in mid July. I don't have grandkids yet but am looking forward to having babies around again!! Thanks for 'sharing' yours!! Have a wonderful week, friend! Zenda

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    1. Thanks Zenda. So glad you enjoyed your time with your family . I know you will glad to see Andy . Just wait til you get grands . You're going to be s great grandmother . ❤️

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  2. What a cutie! You did another great photoshoot! Your room sounds like it's coming along. The storage sounds fabulous! I love the curtains! That beach chair looks right up my alley!

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    1. Thanks heather . I figured you would like the beach chair .

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  3. Y'all are just so sweet, Cindy...and yes, friend, Lipstick fixes everything. smiles

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    1. Lipstick surely helps . That and coffee ! 😂

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  4. Love your curtain fabric, Cindy, and what you did to that darling red basket! All your organization looks fabulous, too. Spending time with the little ones sure does a Nana good. Your Mother's Day gifts were so perfect for you. Happy 6th birthday to dear Kyleigh! What a doll she is! Her photo shoot was just precious. Hope you have a great week, without getting too pooped. xx

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    1. Awe thank you kitty . I'm already pooped thinking about what all I still need to do ! But, it is well with my soul .

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  5. Children, sweet and adorable. Love the curtains, that little pop of white in there really sets them off. Pretty! The basket looks adorable with the flower on it. Nice little added touch.

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    1. Thanks Pam . Loving the new room so far . So many sweet touches I want to add but all in due time .

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  6. First of all, Happy Birthday to sweet and sassy Kyleigh! You take wonderful pictures of your family. The red basket is just awesome, you can't go wrong with a dab of red around. So glad you had a great Mother's Day, that sure is a great picture of you and your family.

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    1. Thank you Miss Mary . I love red so adding a little red to the gray , white and off whites has really been a sweet pop .

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  7. I always enjoy your posts because you have such a sweet and generous heart. I was amused with your sign "sweet and sassy girl" which I think could apply to Nana too.LOL! Great job on the photo shoot! She is adorable.
    Your Mother's Day sounded nice. It's always great to be with your kids. We saw both of ours recently so didn't see them for Mother's Day but phone calls and cards and gifts in the mail were nice.
    Glad your room is coming along. I need to organize because I have too many "places" to loss things. Don't work too hard and have a great week.

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    1. LOL Bonnie. I think you might be a tad right on that little girl with her sassy. But she is FAR MORE sweeter! LOL!

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  8. I am enjoying your room makeover Cindy. Love the pops of red. Happy birthday to your granddaughter. She is such a cutie and yes she is little to be 6 years old. Maybe she will be lucky and stay that way. LOL! Girl, that is one nice beach chair. I'm a Bath and Body fan as well and each Christmas my close friends keep me stocked up and I love it. I bet you are adding red to those curtains aren't you?
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. Yes, I agree...maybe she will always be small built! Yes, I love the beach chair. I have been wanting one and I am very pleased with it. Well, thinking about adding red roses to those cute curtains! We shall see.

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  9. Hi Cindy, It' always so much fun to visit you and share in your adventures. Love everything for the room you are doing and the creations. Happy Birthday to your darling grand. She is so cute!! Looks like the perfect Mother's Day. Love your beach chair. WOW it's awesome. You are just as cute as can be sitting there all comfy!!! Have fun and get some rest while you work on the room. Hugs xo

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    1. Awe thank you sweet friend . I worked a little more today actually in my room and can't for the life of me figure out why it takes me all day to do something that it used to take me a few hours to do ! Lol . I think it might be she and a whole lot of being distracted these days .

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  10. You look so cute relaxing in your new chair! Wow, bet it's comfortable. I like your new basket and curtain material. And happy birthday to Kyleigh! She is so adorable; love the photo shoot. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Mary . That chair is comfy for sure . Dang I might bring it in the house . Lol . My little basket was given to me years ago and served me well in my room . I just had to keep it but it needed a little lift . That grandgirl is something else . Keeps us all wondering , what will she come up with next . Love her too pieces .

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  11. I absolutely love the curtain fabric! And the yoyo you made from it for the red basket just makes it. I envy all the organization you are getting done. I guess if I were redoing my "junk" room I would be motivated. I can only do a little at a time though and that is so discouraging! LOVE your new chair. I bought myself a similar one for after my last hip surgery. Sure makes you feel like a queen and I can fit one grandchild in there with me. Speaking of grands, yours are adorable!! I have one coming up on 6 and she is such a girly girl. She likes to talk, talk, talk too! This was a fun time visiting you. You look great in all the pictures!

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    1. Thank you Ann marie . Awe I bet your grandgirl and my Kyleigh would do some talking together . Lol .

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  12. Cindy, your grand girls are beautiful... but so are you, inside and out! You're looking great. Wish we lived near each other so we could walk and talk and pray together! The room is looking good.

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    1. Thanks my friend . Oh yes, we could us some walking , talking and praying together .

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  13. Cindy,
    I too have been going through things and donating them away....
    Your grand daughters are stunning!! A manicure is one thing that I will never be able to get...I do too much hard labor!! Today I was fixing the brick walkways in the back yard and broke every single nail!! LOL!! I guess I am just not very lady like at times!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Deb, I'm bad to not put garden gloves on when digging in the dirt and then later I think , Why didn't I try to save my nails from getting so bad . But girl , if you're out there fixing the brick walkways then I need to hush bout my nails ! You go girl .

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  14. What a fun-filled post! I can't wait for the grand reveal of your new office. Love the colors you have chosen too! That is one fancy beach chair you received...MAN...I wouldn't want to get out of that one either! Kylie Paige is so adorable (as well as the all of them are) and the photos of the two of you are just precious. Have I ever told you how much I love your hair ?? :D

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    1. Thanks Debby. Yep, I am loving the grays and whites with a hint of red. Thanks for the sweet comment on my hair. My hair dress and my friend has been doing my hair for over 15 years.I always tell her, do what you want with it...I think that's why she loves me! LOL!

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  15. Cute, cute grands and what a darling grammy you are!! You have been super busy. I am joining you in the pooped department. These estate sales are kicking my butt! :) Lots of loading and hauling, and unloading, and setting up, and selling. The next one starts tomorrow. Lots of fun and adventure, but hard work to boot! Oh well, it keeps us young. Your room is looking great and I love the curtains and basket! It's red and has a yo-yo. What's not to love?
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann. I know you are about whipped with those estate sales! Girl, stuff like that is hard work! Who doesn't like red, right? Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Can't wait to see your room with those attractive curtains. And, as long as your "stuff" is organized then it will be okay. :o)) Your little Kylie is precious and her Grandmother is a cutie! :o)) And, that breakfast looks sooo delicious! Abundant blessings!

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    1. Thanks lea . I'm still thinking on these curtains . Want to add some red to them maybe . Or maybe a ruffle . Just can't quite decide what I want there . But the rest is coming together good . Thanks for stopping by .

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  17. What a happy, uplifting post! Dear friend, you will NEVER know what your kind words left on my blog meant to me! The dear Lord brought them back to me tonight, as I was going through SO much. I have never, ever thought of the fact that the dear Lord may be feeling so distant from me because He cannot stand to see the suffering. Oh, my, this just comforted me more than I could ever say. I had read your comment earlier, and then the Lord brought it back to me later, and it must meant so much! I am so thankful for you and your encouragement. May God just bless you abundantly!

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    1. Awe Cheryl , I know that there is so much that we will not understand on this side of heaven . Lifting you up to our Lord and asking Him to do only what He can do in your life . Just remember dear lady , He loves you so very much .

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  18. Cindy, your Kyleigh is a doll...Happy 6th birthday to her! I love that you are making progress on your room...the basket turned out so cute. I am impressed that you are organizing, that is an ongoing task for me! Hugs and blessings to you, sweet lady!

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    1. Thanks Pam, Yes, it's been a big task for me to organize cause I wanna keep it all! LOL!

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  19. Always a joy to visit you Cindy! You have been one busy gal, sure glad you have an amazing chair to relax on! Loved the pictures of your family all gathered together, and your precious granddaughter, she is just the cutest! What a gorgeous photo shoot with her, but my favorite picture is you and her together :) Your room is really coming together, I love how you have organized it all, and the gray curtains are darling! I love the little yo-yo you created with the red button accent. It will all come together in its time! I can't wait to see it all completed :) Hugs to you today!

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. She was a trooper for her little photo shoot I must say. And you are so right about the room. All in it's time!

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  20. Hi Cindy! What a beautiful gift, from your beautiful family. The grandchildren are so precious! Looks like you have such a great relationship with them too.
    You and your husband sound like me and mine, with the roles reversed. My husband can't throw anything away, and I love to de-clutter!
    I'm glad you got more room for your napkins, you can have them right there when you're ready to make an attractive, festive table.
    Happy Mother's Day (belated), and have a blessed day,
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks Ceil. Now if I only had enough time to do a tablescape so I can use some napkins! Here lately it's been one thing after another. But it will all come together sooner or later. Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. Cindy happy birthday to sweet and sassy Kyleigh! Those were great shots and she looks absolutely adorable as the princess. I love that fabric from your curtains. And your closet is coming along nicely. Now when will we be able to see the whole room? Unpoop yourself Cindy!!

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    1. Thank you sweet lady . My room is coming together slowly but surely .

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  22. I'm rather late in celebrating your grand daughters birthday. You take THE best poses. Love the picture with all the balloons. Birthday wishes!

    I can't wait to see your finished room! The colors are so yummy.

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    1. Thanks Christine . The kids have been posing since birth . lol .

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  23. Such a sweet post.. I love your shelf of all crafty items..

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy