Friday, March 30, 2012

Grandma Time!

I hope everyone has a great Weekend....and a Blessed Palm Sunday.

Saturday I will be spending some Grandma time...watching soccer!  I will be back on the updates to the MH next week.....

Talk to you then!!  Ceekay


The cupboards in the MH are old..not plumb, not wood....but we had to use what we had.  After painting them I noticed that the tops still looked rough.  I told my husband let's get some of those Flourish thingys.  Well, I had to show him and he hemmed and hawed...and I figured...well, I will do that later sometime.

He often goes to the new place on his way to his work and one day I get a picture text.  He had bought the flourishes...painted them and hung them!

And he agreed...just what they needed.

Now here is a secret fellow secret keeper bloggers!!

I plan to use rub and buff on them...but shhhh, we will do that when he is at work one day...
Let's see...doesn't it go something like...
Better to ask forgiveness than permission???


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

But Honey, I love my countertops NOW...

The one thing I am going to miss from our current home to the new one are my full granite counters and back splash.
My hubs brought home samples of Formic* but I just kept looking at my granite.
He said "if we can find a granite within "this" budget, we will get it.  But don't count on it.

Uh, Lord, yep, It is me again...could you find me some cheap inexpensive granite please?
So my hubby started looking on CL.  Found one that said he had 4 slabs to pick from.  We went and told him what we were doing...ok, he said,so what do you really want.  I told him.  He said, ok, I will do that.....yea, we can do it in your budget.  (Well, the sink added a bit, but I begged for an undermount.)

Isn't it pretty?????

Still looking for a backsplash.... (oh isn't the floor a beauty???  we will get there!)

Me:  Hello's Ceekay again!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Words with Friends

I am so addicted....but all I have to say is....


Just sayin'!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Conversation started with

I want to paint the cupboards Black.

He said: (in italics)  Black?  are you nuts?

"No, Picket did it...and it is pretty...see come look!"

Well, I think it is ridiculous, you should paint them brown or something, but if you want black, I'll paint them BLACK.

"Oh, It will be so pretty, I just know it"

Yeah, well it better, cuz, when they are black, they are staying black.

Next conversation.....Countertops! 

Friday, March 23, 2012

My Mobile Home Miracle?

We are a month away from our move.  I am ready.  I am sick of boxes...tired of painting....and just want to be settled again.

When my hubby told me that he was seriously thinking of purchasing a mobile home I thought either he was nuts or I was for marrying him almost 40 years ago!  He never ever mentioned doing this.

But then again, we never ever thought I would get cancer, lose my job, never work again, and the economy tank.

So we started looking...well, really he looked.  I cried.  I begged God to please don't let this happen.

My husband wanted to spend very little on a fixer-upper.  What he wanted to spend...some people buy very old used cars...and I am NOT kidding.

So, I told one of the sales ladies, I NEED a MIRACLE!!

I guess I got it.  Oh, I KNOW I got is just that the Lord knows, I am still not jumping happy hoops right now.  I am adjusting.  That's all I got right now.

So I will share this....we made an offer....thousands of dollars less than they were asking...sales lady said, they won't take it....They did.

The work (on it and me) began.

This is the flyer they gave us.  It was full of took us a week just to clean it out to start taking everything apart.

This is going to be interesting!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

So...Whattya Think?

I have been playing for HOURS!

I wanted to change a few things on my blog.  I added the tags up at the top which cleaned up my sidebar....and

Hoot to the Woo!!!!

I changed my Header....oh my goodness....I am so stinkin' pleased with myself!!

Do you like it????

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Note Card Party at Vee's

I think this is the most clever idea.  Pick 4 photos from previous pictures off your blog that you would like to be made into Note Cards.

You know, when I went through my pictures I realized....I need to keep more close-ups on items....more artsy!!

So, I couldn't find 4...and I couldn't find 3 that went together.  So I am of these pictures doesn't go with the other.....

But these are my beginning choices!  Hope you like them.

Joining in the party at Vee's!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Even in the Midst of Chaos....

a vignette is born!

A few items that haven't yet made it into a packing box!!

Tabletop Tuesday at Marty's
Knick of Time Interiors...Vintage Tuesday
Kristen's Creations

Friday, March 16, 2012

Everyday when I blog...

These sweet faces are there for me.

Two of the biggest cheerleaders in my life!

It doesn't get a whole lot better than that!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lunch with some of my new Neighbors....

Monday, the community where we will be moving soon had a luncheon for the ladies.  I thought I would join in.They had the room all decorated for St. Patrick's Day. 
This month they tried a new activity...I thought it was really a different idea.  Some ladies were told to go to various resale shops and pick up an outfit to model.  I am not much for buying my clothes resale...but I hope maybe they will do the same idea for a tablescape contest...I could so go for that!

I did take some pictures....Trust was way more fun than packing!!

 This was the door prize...all of the items were made from chocolate!

 I wanted to show some painting....cuz I know blogging = painting!!

The hinges on our doors were ugly brass.  Well, this place is 35 years old!  anyways...I told my hubby....the ladies on the blog paint theirs....he was skeptical, but gave it a try....blogging is so good for MY brillantness!!!

Before....hard to tell cuz it is outside...but trust me...they are brass.

More to come.....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Just Keepin' It Real!

 Let's all say "UGH" together now.......

 So Marty does the top of a packing box with the decorative items inside technically count as a tabletop?  Oh, I know, Tabletop DEconstructed!  I hear it is all the rage!
I had to show my birthday present from Marty....Isn't he adorable.  Ok, here comes a hint...he will go perfect with the color of my new/old kitchen!!

Thank you all for your words of encouragement.  I am doing ok....and I know Home is where your heart is....I just have to remember to pack it, in one of these dozens of boxes!!

Shameslessly again joining Marty for Tabletop Tuesday - Deconstructed and House in the Roses....for Show off Your Cottage - Deconstructed at Cielo's.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Changes for Ceekay!

I know I have hinted that we had some things that needed much thought and prayer, and they were not about my health.  I have questioned whether I should blog about it, or even if I should continue to blog.  But after speaking with some of my closest blog friends, they encouraged me to continue blogging.  So I will share what has been going on.

In a sentence, my husband and I are moving.  As I tell you this, there is a big hole in my heart because I love our home and thought it was my last home.  But after months of consideration and weighing the pros and cons, we have decided to move closer to my doctors, my husband's work, and to go into a gated 55plus community.  And downsizing.  Now, my current home isn't all that new one, much smaller.  I won't even go into the crying and begging God to give me a joyful spirit.

No, I am not thrilled about it.  I could lie...but I think that things being what there are for so many of us, that would not be a help to anyone.  The reality is...things being what they are, me no longer being able to work, and my husband drawing closer to retirement....we believe it is the right choice, and the choice that the Lord seems to be drawing us to.

As you know, I am quite the sentimental person.  My husband has always said I have 10,000 personal stuff!  Well, you can't put 10 pounds of flour in a 2 pound  bag...if you get my some things have got to go.  This is why I have been cleaning and reorganizing, and now packing.

I am hoping that you will still want to follow my blog.  My blog is mostly about my home...and that is not going to change.  It may not be grand, but it will still be my home, my joys, my frustrations, be it different.  I hope you will continue to follow along.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.  Moving while being on chemo was not on my list for 2012.....but it must have been on God's!  We have been amazed at how He has answered some specific prayers regarding our new place.  I will share those with you as this journey continues....

Well, going to go for pictures, just boxes, and boxes, and, get the idea!

 We will be doing the actual move the middle of April.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Unmeasurable Gratitude

Last Friday a group of AZ bloggers met for lunch.  We had a lovely time, just catching up with each other.

Laura from Decor to Adore came in and said she had a gift for me.....
She came over and showed me these pictures....

Mr. Decor to Adore and their son walked/climbed for the cancer walk here in Phoenix.

I was so thrilled that Laura was telling me about this wonderful event....and then

She gave me
and showed me that they walked in my name.....

There was definately water works all around.  I was so touched that a man and boy who I have never personally met would do this for me.  There are no words to tell you how much it meant to both me and my husband....

There I the left of the sun...CK!!!

Joining Romantic Home and 2805

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Yep, HE DID!

My husband was totally pleased with himself this morning.....
He did the weekly grocery shopping and came home with....

He knew I had posted yesterday (here) about Oreo's birthday!

Yep...he knew that was "blog worthy" as he says!!

BTW....for inquiring minds who want to know....they are in the freezer!!  (just thought I would mention.....they are good frozen! NO NO NO Ceekay!!)

Treasure Hunt at From My Front Porch to Yours.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another Celebration!

Today is another birthday to celebrate!

Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you....Happy Birthday dear

Happy 100th Birthday to You....and many MORE!!!!

The Lord knows...I love me an Oreo Double Stuff Cookie!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Son's Birthday

is getting close. He is going to be 30!

Remember those photo booths at K-mart years ago....I took my baby and had our picture taken together.....the second one is from about 8 years the Mall...the picture booth has changed a bit....and us too....but

That is still my baby!

 This is my gorgeous son this past Christmas!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Is Blogger TRYING to Drive Me Crazy?

Just asking?

First, Piknik goes away....

Then I have NO IDEA (and I am not exaggerating!) on what is happening with Google Friends.  So I added 2 other Friends thingys....It doesn't seem to be helping though!

And now when I try to leave a comment, I have to do doggie tricks and try to figure out what in the world those letters are!  Now remember I just had a birthday and it is not easy to see those letters!  So I hate to do it, but I just am going to have to stop commenting if bloggers have that step.

Blogging is supposed to be enjoyable!

And you all do know that I do not believe there are real people at Blogger.  I mean, have you ever tried to really talk to one???

So, today, along with a stuffy nose.....I am trying to keep my sanity!  Anyone want to join me?
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