May 22, 2017

{Who says waiting on hair color to process has to be boring?}

HAPPY MONDAY Y'ALL! Yeah, I know, some of us are like..."Where did Friday go?. But, I always try to remember that if we don't have a Monday then there won't be a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or a Sunday! RIGHT? So, let us say, "Praise God for Mondays". So glad I can't hear what some of you might be whispering under your breath right about now. LOL!


I bet one of my homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookies would make you feel better on a Monday morning. It will ME!  

No matter what kind of Monday I may have this picture brings a smile to my face.

 My one-year-old grandgirl eating a piece of corn on the cob and let me tell you, she can tear it up! 

So, recently I was having my hair colored a little. OKAY...a LOT.  When you have to ask your beautician what is the natural color of your hair then you know you've been coloring for a long time.....While I was waiting on the processing part I began to flip through magazines.  Out came the cell phone camera. I love looking at pictures that inspire me in some way so wanted to share a few.
 **Note: All the following pictures came from a magazine**


 I bet these are delicious but whether or not they are, this sure is a pretty dish isn't it?


I love everything about this. The plate, charger, napkin and the pretty ribbon.



I can't remember word for word that I read about this tablescape but it was called a "Elvis Presley" tablescape. My first thought was that this would be a great New Year tablescape.



Oh my! Be still my heart! YES, I love this!


Retro has certainly made its way back. I couldn't help but smile as I looked at this table and chairs. I love the colors. I read an article about a year ago that said, "The Farmhouse style kitchen was the most popular but Retro kitchens had indeed made its way back to the scene with even more bolder colors".



This last picture makes me want to "Host a tea party". 

I did manage to get my curtains up just so you know....I decided to keep them simple. A little tie back with some gray ribbon and a single rose. I have several different little areas in my room with red roses and I love how the color goes so well with the gray. 




I am happy.


 I found this cute mirror at Walmart marked down to $7. I snatched it up for my little room. 



  I wanted it a Colonial Red. So, after a couple of coats of spray paint it turned out just like I wanted. 

 Haven't decided yet what I am going to use my red planter box for. I spray painted it the same color of red and though you can't see it, on the front it says, ROSE. Thinking of maybe some white roses. Not sure though...

Remember my little planter box I found on clearance at Big Lots? Kitty, did you find you one?

 It turned out really pretty and now sits on my dining room table. 

We enjoyed watching the oldest grandchild play volleyball and I must add that she got the winning serve of the game....


 We grilled a few cabbage steaks. My friend Deb from Breathing in Grace sent me a recipe but I changed it up a tad and grilled instead of baked and it was delicious. 



Matter of fact we grilled cabbage steaks, asparagus, potatoes, corn, and chicken. 


I added a few fresh peppers out of the garden and it worked for me.  




And then guess what happened??????????????
MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it.      
Psalm 118:24 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

54 comments:

  1. I just love all the photos, Cindy....and giggling over the hair color...funny, I have the same issue. AND the grandbaby just warmed my heart,. smiles.

    Have a beautiful day and are you sure we're not related (giggling)---I always have to add a splash of red somewhere as well, lololol)

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  2. The little one eating corn on the cob made me smile this morning Cindy. I've enjoyed the pictures. I really like the simple rose on the curtains. I think it's just enough especially since you have other roses in your room. Have you named your room yet? LOL! I think the mirror turned out pretty in the red. I might need to try out the cabbage steaks.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie,I am laughing as you know my room will have a name before it's over with. Try the cabbage steaks girl. They are good if you like cabbage. I used to despise cabbage! It took me getting grown to like a lot of stuff but oh boy do I like lots of stuff now! LOL!

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  3. Oh Cindy, your grandbaby eating the corn just stole my heart! Yes. I do the same thing at the hairdresser's...use my phone for taking pics! Your room is turning out soooo pretty, Cindy, and I love the red and gray together (scarlet and gray, which is my college alma mater's colors!). Actually Cinyd, I was wanting the tray that you found at Big Lots, and I never got there to find it. I will have to try those cabbage steaks for sure. I always love sseeing your smiling face with your grands. May you have a happy week, Cindy!

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    1. Kitty, I couldn't remember if it was tray or planter box. That youngest grandgirl loves her some corn on the cob. But that girl loves to eat. And she is not a picky eater either. We like watching her! LOL!

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  4. That sweet baby girl means business with that ear of corn!! Loved all the pictures, great idea to take some from magazines. Putting that in my memory bank for future use. Those cabbage steaks sure looked good, something else I've been wanting to try and just haven't got around to it. Happy Monday my friend, hope you enjoy every minute!!

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    1. She does love corn on the cob Miss Mary, Matter of fact, I've not see much she didn't like. I am having a busy Monday for sure but a good one!

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  5. It is boring but that's a good idea to get inspiration from magazines! You found some good stuff. How cute is your little one eating the corn! I love how your curtains turned out and that mirror was a steal. It looks great with a new coat of red paint. It's great how you all support all of the grandkids in their activities! I've been wanting to try cabbage steaks. I need to do them this summer!

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    1. Heather, we try to support them but sometimes we have to pick and choose as you can't be in the same place at the same time. You must give the cabbage steaks a try! GOOD!

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  6. Cindy, you crack me up! I understand the hair color scenario. So funny. I would love one of your cookies.They look yummy. What a busy week you have had but productive and enjoyable.
    I love your curtain you made for your room and your mirror find. I like your color scheme and you are really good at finding bargains.
    I'll have to try your cabbage recipe. Your plate sure looks good.
    Enjoyed your fun times with your grands too. Happy Monday!!!!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! The hair color scene comes quite often for me it seems! LOL!

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  7. Mondays roll around so fast but since I am retired I don't dislike them as much as I did!! LOL...love cabbage steaks. The first plate you showed with the ribbon, I have that set. It is called Desert Rose. My girlfriends mom wanted me to have it when she past on. It would be pretty set out on my table once I get it redone. Curtains look great. You room is really coming around. Nice job.

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    1. Pam, somehow I would believe that if anyone I know had those plates it would be you my friend! The Tabelscape Queen! Love it!

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  8. I bet those cabbage steaks were delicious grilled. Your grand girl is so precious. Any news about another grand anytime soon? 😄 Your curtains look so pretty. What a big difference in that room now... Wow! And, Lady, you're getting thin! Is that intentional? Share your diet, please! Hope you've had a great Monday! 💜

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    1. Lol! No news on another grand! I think Marti Leigh will have us another baby but not sure when that might be. Of course Adalynn just turned one. GIRL, I am not getting thin by any means! I literally laughed out loud! I am just trying to eat better and healthier. You know Marty has been eating healthy for several years. It's a shame it takes health issues to make us realize that we should have been doing things different years ago. I try to walk some and work out a tad....and I mean a tad...at home! Girl, you know I'm gonna have me some fried meat at least once a week! LOL! I'll send you a private message when I get a minute. But thank you!

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  9. Cindy, I need one of your cookies before dinner to curb my appetite! LOL I love the little granddaughter eating the corn. Your curtain turned out so darling. My you lead a busy life, but a fun one! Blessings and hugs'

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    1. Lol ! You are so right pam about my life . But I know no other way and truthfully , I wouldn't have it any other way .ive got a feeling dear friend that you know what I mean .

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  10. Your granddaughter is precious with her corn, I'll bet there wasn't much left for clean up.
    I like the way you've tied in the red from the drapery tie backs to your candle, mirror and planter. Some white flowers would look pretty in the planter.
    Have a nice week!

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    1. Awe thank you so much for your sweet words . I'm thinking white rises for sure .

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  11. Always love stopping by and you totally transformed that mirror when you painted it red. LOVE IT!!!! And, I may have to try that cabbage, it looks so good too.

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    1. Thanks lea. I love how the mirror turned out too .

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  12. The red mirror.....YES, YES!!!!! I love grilled vegetables, a delicious way to eat them. Your curtains turned out cute! Have a great week, my friend.

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  13. LOVE the red mirror...just perfect! The cabbage steaks look absolutely delish...never made them but I sure would like to give them a try, be they grilled or baked! There's nothing better than grilled veggies...well, yes there is but you know what I mean :D

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    1. Debby you must try the cabbage steaks . Yum !

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  14. Hi Cindy! Yes please, I'll take a few of those cookies!
    The mirror in red looks fabulous, so much better than the neutral it was before, and it matches that planter perfectly. You really have a great eye.
    Your grandchildren must just love it when you are present to see them at the games. Such a lovely smile on your face in the photo!
    Cabbage steaks? That's a new one on me, thanks for the ideas :)
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. I too love how the mirror turned out . Ceil if you like cabbage you gotta try them . You can bake too but we love grilling so to the grill they went .

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  15. Such a beautiful and heartwarming post, dear Cindy! And the food looks delicious! I absolutely love retro/vintage kitchens!!! O.K., vintage everything. :)

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    1. Thsnks lady . I was fixing to say, you love anything vintage .

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  16. Good Afternoon Lovely Lady,
    Your posts always do my heart good! Love your T-shirt too and you are always put together so nicely:) such a pretty woman!
    Love your great find and the red paint on it too!
    xo
    Jemma

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    1. Dearest Jemma, you are always a lifter of my spirit and heart ❤️.

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  17. Cindy you have to be the multitasking Queen. Why you cannot relax even when your hair is being done. I love that retro kitchen, in fact I think I had a set like that back in the day. Of course I wasn't a DIYer back then so I didn't know what to do with it. Thanks for another pretty picture of the grandbaby! I'm going to virtually adopt her till my kids decide to bless me with one of my own.

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    1. Awe miss mary . I hope you are feeling better . That bevy is so sweet and has enough sugar to go around for sure .

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    2. Well Mary, I meant to say baby...not bevy! But when typing on my phone I tend to make lots of errors! LOL!

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    3. Those evil phones will do it to you every time! Lol!!

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  18. I like the mirror better red, also. And you're making me really hungry with those last few photos. ha, ha. But what I really notice, every time I visit your blog, is that you are one of the most JOYFUL looking people ever! I mean, lots of people smile, but few actually radiate joy. You, my friend, are one of them. :) I always love to see your smile.

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    1. Dear little friend , you are precious . Well one thing I've learned is that our joy can only come from the Lord . So glad you came by today .

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  19. Hey there, Sweet Lady! I can't imagine anything being boring when you are around! Love your love for life! Your cookies look so good...and LOVE that picture of your sweet grandgirl enjoying her corn on the cob! I really like the curtains that you made for your new room...and the red on the mirror really made a HUGE difference! Everything is coming together so nicely! Have a super day today, my friend. xx

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    1. Dianna,I don't get bored too easily! Not enough time to get bored. LOL!

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  20. Love love love the red on gray in your room! The rose is the perfect touch with the curtains! I liked how you spray painted the mirror too, it looks amazing over your desk :) Your room is really coming together bit by bit! And what a precious picture of your granddaughter eating corn, so precious! I would love to try one of your peanut butter cookies, oh my, they looked soo good!

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. I wish I had one of those cookies right about now! LOL!

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  21. You sure have a good life, Cindy. I love the photos you compiled. Your post is very inspiring....Christine

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    1. Christine, so glad you stopped by today. I loved your Americana tablescape!

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  22. How cute does she look chewing on that corn 🌽! And you know what...... I think your tea parties are far superior to those in the magazine. Hugs from across the pond xx

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  23. It's funny how, now that I've retired, I don't mind Mondays so much!! Your curtains are so pretty and I LOVE your mirror! I'm going to have to give those grilled cabbage steaks a try. Bet Jerry will like those. Have a great and safe weekend, Cindy! Z

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    1. Try the cabbages girl . Yes Jerry will love them .

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  24. Great post filled with so much eye candy!!Love the curtains!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs
    Deb

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    1. Deb, i wouldn't have missed your patriotic Christmas tree for nothing ❤️

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  25. Hi Sweet Cindy, Your photos shares are all inspiring along with the accents you added to your beautiful room. Love the touches of red and those curtains are gorgeous. Look at that little grand darling enjoying corn on the cob. So sweet!! and Congrats to your grand on her wonderful ball game too. Thanks for the cookies. haha!! They look delicious. Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Memorial Weekend. xo

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  26. I love your curtains and all of yor red. Your red mirror is perfect!
    I'm catching up after being g away for almost two months.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Rub it in dear friend ! So glad you fit away . You deserved it .

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy