May 7, 2017

{This and That and a WHOLE lot of CABBAGE}

My "Little Room" as we call it is really starting to take on the look I have envisioned.

YES, I can survive in the room now!
 
Celestina gave me that beautiful cup and saucer and I'm still enjoying the tea from my friend Debbie Ray.
 
Found this cute vintage clock and spray painted it the color I wanted. Added a little doily and a tea cup that my Motherinlove had given me and I just love it.


Since I chose to accent with shades of red this beautiful hat box that Celestina painted for me was perfect filled with roses.


I had picked up this material as I thought at first I would make my curtains. Well, I actually picked up several different patterns and colors but I kept going back to this print with these colors. They went so well in my new room. So, I decided to not make the curtains, I actually bought curtains and I will show them to you later but I did have a chair that I wanted to cover and this would be my pattern and colors.



I've had this old chair for a long time and of course when I bought it at a yard sale for $5 I had all intentions of painting it and covering the seat. NEVER HAPPENED!


I loved the way the back of chair was designed. 


So we got busy cleaning it up, sanding it a bit and painting it. 


BLACK makes everything look sharp doesn't it? 


Then we got busy covering the seat.


And I love the transformation! 


By this time I was ready to enjoy a diet coke sitting on my cute mug rug that my friend Vicky made for me. Oh yes, the colors go great! 


Then we celebrated my daughter Kristy's birthday with a good old fish fry! Don't know though what I like the best...the hush puppies or the cheese grits! Fish was yummy too.


For her cake I decided to make cookie dough brownies.


Topped with chocolate frosting, dark and white chocolate morsels. 
 

Good grief, I guarantee you there's 500 calories per bite! LOL!


Then to end our day of fun we harvested a cabbage! My granddaughter Mallory participated with her school in a Bonnie Plant cabbage competition. Cabbage has to be weighed with the leaves on. A picture taken of the child with cabbage and of course all information filled out on a form to submit.  You can go online and read all about it. http://bonniecabbageprogram.com/
 However, Nana and Papa, that would be me and my man.....planted her cabbage at our home and for 9 weeks we so tenderly cared for this thing! She was so proud too.

And y'all know I had to plant some pretties by it along with her little garden sign!








I had heard that a local feed store would weigh the cabbage for you so I called them to see how they had done the weighing of the cabbage. Once you dug up the cabbage then all the dirt possible needed to be shaken off before weighing. The weight counted with leaves but for fun the cabbage could be weighed as well with no leaves to see how much the head only weighed.  So, out came the John Deere scales which went up to 22 lbs so I knew we had the cabbage covered.

 

And the result was 12.25 lbs!


With every single leaf picked away that was not eatable the head of the cabbage weighed 6.25 lbs.


Yes, our girl was quiet proud.
So was Nana and Papa!
 

Cabbage anyone????? Let's see, cold slaw, stewed cabbage, fried cabbage, sauteed cabbage, cabbage soup, grilled cabbage and well...cabbage!


After 9 weeks I felt I had given birth to a cabbage! What we don't do for the grands. 
See here...I am glad we got to dig this thing up finally. We have babied that thing, fought the worms, picked bad leaves off, watered it more than the well holds, (lol) fertilized it with a kiss and laid hands on it and prayed over it to simply MAKE IT cause it belonged to grandchild! I would have NEVER done all that for me no cabbage! LOL!

Yep, I've had a pretty productive weekend I should say. 

I'll leave you with this today my friends,

In making others happy we will be happy too, for the happiness you give away returns to shine on you.

"Make thy face shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes. Psalm 119:135

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 
 

51 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy! Your daughter is gorgeous, and the cake is too :)
    That cabbage is AMAZING! I don't think I could have lifted it, 12 pounds?? Holy cow, that is one big vegetable. The chair you repainted and recovered is striking, so different from the chair you had. I wonder what the seller would think if he could see what you did with it?
    Happy Monday!
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you Ceil. We've had a very productive weekend for sure between birthday, cabbage, chair and room . Yes I was very pleased with the chair . I can't believe I waited so long to fobsobethibg with it .

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  2. Happy birthday to the birthday girl. Yummy dessert. I LOVE the colors and pattern that you used to cover that cute chair. What a transformation. My sister makes cute little mug rugs for her friends at church and everyone loves them. Love how yours has your initial on it. Everything is really coming together for your room Cindy. AND WHAT A CABBAGE! Looks like your hard work paid off! That grandgirl sure looks proud.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie, I sent you an email earlier...be sure to check it today. Yes, I love how the chair turned out. It really goes well in my room. Well, it was a Nana and Papa team effort on the cabbage. The grandgirl would call or have her mama text us to see how her cabbage was doing and of course when eating Sunday dinners would always go out and look at it. She was so proud. I am proud it's dug up and survived! LOL!

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    2. Thanks Cindy for the information. Email you sent went to my junk folder for some reason but I retrieved it.

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  3. Oh, my word! That's the biggest head of cabbage I've ever seen! Y'all are gonna be eating a lot of it... and maybe invest in some Gas-x! 😂Your room is looking sooooo good. I love that chair makeover and all the pretties. And, sweet Friend, that little poem at the end reminds me of my post today....kindred spirits! Hope you have a great week! 💜

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    1. Deb, we saw pictures from somewhere else in Florida where the cabbage weighed 50 lbs! I wonder what they fed their cabbage? GAS-X! LOL! Lots of it.

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  4. I thought I recognized that little tin of tea (SMILE)...and I love the touches of red...my favorite! When I get finished with my craft room/office, you will see why....very similar color combo and the chair makeover is absolutely fabulous! And what in the world are you going to do with all of the beautiful cabbage...OH.MY.WORD...that is amazing! She certainly has (or SOMEONE does) a green thumb! Enjoy your week, Cindy!

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    1. I'm enjoying my tea so much Debby . My msn told me to NOT like rhstbroom do much that I decided to stay in there . Lol! I can't wait to see your room . Yes that cabbage has been our life for 9 weeks but laying all jokes aside , it probably brought as much joy to us as it did to the grandgirl .

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  5. Good grief, that cabbage is amazing! And although I read your post, what's nagging at me the most are those brownies. It's the time of day where I'm starving and it's probably a good thing they're not here in front of me. LOL Looks like a fun birthday for your daughter. And fish sounds good too. :-) Nice job on the chair transformation. Way to go!

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    1. Lol ! Those brownies had so much dang chocolate in them that I do believe it light have ranked as sin . Ha! I love the chair too . So glad you came by .

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  6. WOWZA! That is a huge cabbage! How fun to be part of that with your granddaughter. Did she win a prize for that beauty?

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    1. I wish I could buy a head of a cabbage big in the grocery store . Slaw and BBQ pork for supper tonight . lol .

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  7. I loved seeing glimpses around your new room, Cindy, and the chair transformation is fabulous! I have a Blessings box from Celeste, too, and I just love it. Wow...that cabbage is something else, and I loved seeing pics of you all. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I'd love a slice of the brownie!!

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    1. Kitty , I just love my box ! Perfect with my colors using . Oh I wish you could have one of those brownies too . I'm trying g to get them out of my house ! lol .

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  8. WoW..that is one BIG cabbage! I love red too, I have a lot of it in my kitchen and living room. The chair turned out great, looks so pretty for your new room! Oh my, love that mugrug too..it's all great. Did I ever tell you that when I'm done with my coffee I grab a coke! Happy Birthday to Kristy!!!

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    1. I am laughing miss mary . I too grab a Diet Coke ! Is that crazy or what ? I try to drink lots of water and have lately been making myself grab water . But oh my first instinct is to grab a Diet Coke and I usually have one a day . Believe me , that's good for someone that used to drink st least 3 a day ! Yes I know you like red too . For me , you just can't go wrong with red and black despite the fact I'm a GA bulldog fan .

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  9. Cindy, that is a BIG cabbage! Yes, we do anything for our grands! I love how your room is looking...the chair turned out beautiful and I love the fabric. The cookie dough brownies look delicious! Hugs!

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    1. Amen Pam ! I too love how the chair turned out . I'm really pleased so far with how my little old room is turning out .

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  10. What a huge cabbage! Amazing. Congrats to the sweet gardener. The chair is so pretty. An amazing find! Have a blessed day.

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  11. That is a huge cabbage! Congrats...lol Happy birthday tot he birthday girl, too. Love the chair...I think anything that is painted black looks really classy. xo Diana

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    1. I love black . I've always thought black was classy , elegant and slimming . Lol .

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  12. WOW....that is ONE HEAD of CABBAGE!!! I love cabbage, raw, in slaw or cooked. Can't go wrong with all of that! Love your style with the clock and the cup...cute. I love black and then when you match it with a hint of red it goes a long way. You have done a great job.

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    1. Thank you Pam . I love red and black and not only because I'm s Georgia bulldog fan . lol . Judy seems those two colors pop . Yes I too love cabbage but it took me being grown to like it for sure .

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  13. Your room is sharp! I like the old chair redone! I can imagine one bite of that birthday brownie would be heavenly. Very interesting story about the cabbage competition. Love the photos and the smiles of success! Hugs to you, Cindy.

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    1. Thanks Mary. I too love the way the chair turned out. Now getting other things done will take time. Yes, that birthday brownie surely wasn't fat free! LOL!

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  14. Beautiful photos, Cindy! And that cabbage is huge! Cabbage is one of my favourite vegetables, and I love corned beef and cabbage...and ham and cabbage, too! :)

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    1. I love corned beef and cabbage too. I can remember loathing cabbage and the first time I ever ate it that I thought it was good was when my motherinlove fried it once. Oh my! I was a cabbage lover after that.

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  15. What a fun post, my friend! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the sweet decor pieces in your little room! That chair redo is absolutely amazing, Cindy! I'm so glad that you have a hubby who enjoys working on projects with you. A belated happy birthday to your daughter. Her cake looks so yummy...good job, you! My favorite part of the post was about the cabbage you and your hubby helped your granddaughter with. You are so right when you say, "the things we do for the grands"...isn't being a grandparent great? Love it! A blessed remainder to your week is my prayer for you today, dear Cindy. xx

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    1. Thank Dianna. My daughter fixed some of the cabbage last night and my grandgirl tried it but said it wasn't her favorite! LOL! It takes getting grown to like cabbage. Or it did me. Thank you for your sweet words. You are such a wonderful encourager.

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  16. Your room is really coming together, I love the oak flooring and furniture - You have such an eye for these things! Also loved seeing the cabbage pictures, she is one proud grower xx

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    1. Thanks Josie. I love the floors and I couldn't believe how much the furniture matched. Lots more to do but it will get done sooner or later. Right now...it might be later. LOL!

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  17. That's a humongous cabbage! Are you cooking it? We love to eat cabbage.

    Happy Birthday to your pretty daughter.

    Love the red, white, and black accents. I love it when spray paint totally transforms a piece.

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    1. Thanks so Much . Cabbage has surely been eaten . We love it . . Thank you for coming. By . Made my day .

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  18. Wow! That is a gargantuan cabbage, Cindy! I can't have cabbage right now but soon... I LOVE your chair makeover. It's very sharp! Thank you for little glimpses around your home. I like your colours. Have a delightful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you Sandi. I have been thinking about you. Glad to know you are recovering nicely.

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  19. The cabbage and the chair...I want them both. ha, ha! That's awesome! I made cole slaw for my man's birthday a couple years ago because he LOVES it. Now we make a lot of fermented vegetables with it. I'm a little envious, though, as it's been in the 40's here...no planting yet! ugh. I need to move. ...I love your chair now. You guys did a fantastic job!!

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    1. Thanks sweetie .if we don't get done much needed rain gardens around our parts I'm afraid will suffer . We just finished up some coleslaw last night . Have s good day .

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  20. Love the chair makeover. The black is so dramatic and your choice of fabric is perfect. I must say that is a huge cabbage. How proud she must be. Darling pics too. Have a happy Mother's Day Cindy. Blessings to you.

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  21. Thank you sweet Linda . Happy Mother's Day to you .

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  22. Such a lovely and fun post, my friend! And oh my, that cabbage! I have no words.... :)

    Have a beautiful and blessed Mother's Day! Hugs to you!

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  23. Dear Cindy, Oh how I enjoyed this post filled with fun and wow that cabbage!!!! Gotta love some pigs in a blanket maybe or tons of coleslaw. haha. Your grand is smiling with pride and so deserving. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter. The Birthday brownies look so delicious. I could gain 5 pounds just looking at the photo.
    Your room is coming together so pretty. Love the chair makeover and so glad you could use the hat box in a special way.
    Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Mother's Day my friend. xo

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    1. Thank you Celestine, yes the box you painted so beautiful for me has a very special place in my room .

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  24. Well that is SOME cabbage!! Amazing job you guys did on it! I just bought some cabbage today in fact. I love how you redid the chair! It looks so great with it's new fabric and wood color. I love anything black for a little impact in a room! The fish fry birthday sounded like a lot of fun and so did those cookie dough brownies. Wow!! Is all I can say. Wow!! Enjoy your week Cindy!

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    1. That was a big old cabbage! Yep, I like how the chair turned out too. Love the material I bought though. It was the first pattern and color I picked. Then went back and got 3 more but went right back to the first one. LOL!

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  25. A busy weekend indeed! I love the transformation of your chair! Amazing what spray paint and a bit of fabric can do! And the mug rug made by Vicky is gorgeous! A treat well deserved after the hard work! Nice that your husband helped out! And the cabbage episode, oh my! What a great lot of fun for all of you involved, that is one huge cabbage! So exciting... we always love to eat cabbage cooked with bacon and butter, yum! So much fun all in one weekend :)

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  26. I love the transformation of the chair too. It never ceases to amaze me at what a fresh coat of paint will do. Happy Day to you sweet lady.

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  27. Catching up again after being away for our almost-two-month road trip adventure. I love what you're doing in your room and that cabbage is incredible!
    ~Adrienne~

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  28. Oh my gosh Cindy, that cabbage is amazing!! Your room is darling too!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy