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{I Am Retired Y'all!}

  It sure is a bittersweet time but I am surely looking forward to my adventure with the Lord. I wanted to share a few pictures with my friends. I have received so many phone calls, texts, cards and gifts this week that have just brought tears and joy.  Turning in my office keys of many years was hard! But, Jeremiah 29:11 is surely reminder that God has set the plans for my life and that I will trust.  I only had the blessing of serving alongside Pastor Scott for nearly a year and I pray God's blessings upon him and his family as his journey continues. However, he is a quick learner and learned that I was the BOSS! LOL! The former pastor and his wife that hired me 22 plus years ago even tuned in to the recognition with a video. It melted my heart. I will never forget interviewing with Bro. Edsel in his office and then I was interviewed by the personnel team.  Lastly, Bro. Edsel's wife Judy interviewed me at a luncheon. Bro. Edsel trusted her discernment of me totally. However,

{Chair and Hutch Makeover, Brownies and Life}

In the midst of my many makeovers I managed to get another chair painted. Remember the one I painted blue? Which I love how it turned out.  I adore how the blue turned out. I have several of these chairs I use for various things so decided this one needed to be white for my kitchen. This poor chair was weather WEARY so it took a good two coats on it. But the white gave it some life. It was a dingy yellow by the time I got around to painting it. My Herb Box redo looked so nice sitting in my freshly painted white chair. Decided to make a small burlap wreath to add to my chair. I am happy with this cutie sitting in the corner of my kitchen. Serves as two purposes too. One is for holding my herbs and whatever else I want to put in the chair and should I need an extra chair for someone to sit in, out comes the box of herbs.  Remember the vintage corner hutch I bought at an antique store?  That girl took some work! I took the hinges off

{Wooden Box Project}

I am still working on the kitchen makeover. And let me just say....I am about to be SO OVER IT ! LOL! Check list at this point:  Walls painted Kitchen cabinets cleaned and polished Base boards purchased, painted and down Small bench makeover completed One wall completed with bench decor Curtains hung Vintage Corner Hutch purchased and makeover in progress Tops of Kitchen cabinets decorated completely-pictures to come Hardware purchased and installed! (YAY)  Kitchen print I made and framed (will share soon)  500 other projects going on at same time! LOL! Just teasing on that 500 number!  So, to give me a break from KITCHEN I decided to work on my little wooden tote box that so many of you gave me ideas on what to use it for.  Remember this box? I paid 2$ for it.  Grabbed my trusty palm sander and went to work on it.  After I sanded the box and wiped it down with a damp cloth I let it dry good.  Then I printed on the computer t

{Bench is Completed and Another Kitchen Project Started}

Web image  Well first I have to share that I totally agree with that quote about coffee! I hope Jesus has me a pretty cup with some Folder's Black Silk coffee waiting on me when I get to heaven. LOL!  Remember my little bench I bought 2nd handed? I had the perfect spot for it in my kitchen. After I sanded it and cleaned it I gave it a good thick coat of "Pure White" by Sherwin Williams. When it dried I went back and touched up any spots I may have missed. Which I have been known to do. (Remember, I DISLIKE painting) unless it's a can of Spray Paint and then you best move cause I might paint you. Ha!     I wanted the bench to have a little distressed look along with a little chippy going on. I wanted to bring out the age of that bench along with a white-gray finish. So I grabbed a toilet brush and Light French Gray paint by Sherwin Williams. I dipped my toilet brush in the paint and shook of the excess paint. I then very lightly an

{A Wild Adventure}

I went with daughter #2 and grandgirl's to Wild Adventures for the day while the girls were on Spring Break. It was a beautiful day. Weather could not have been more perfect. All I can tell you is Praise the Lord I had me on some good walking shoes! We had a fun day and this Nana was rode out, walked out and wore out. HOWEVER , I hung with these girls. I wasn't about to act like a wimp in front of these babies! LOL!   Another project down for the kitchen makeover. This recipe is my granny's biscuit recipe. She taught us early on how to make biscuits. My sister Mary can make them just like my granny could. Me? Somehow mine just never look pretty but they sure taste good. I decided to type the recipe out just like she taught us to make them. Hey, I do like those Mary B biscuits you buy and just slap them in a pan too! I added a free farmhouse graphic I found online and a cute gray frame. Granny's biscuit recipe will be display