~Still here…Just a lot going on~

It has been awhile since I posted to my blog…just a lot of things going on. My mom was in the hospital…her blood pressure keeps going up way too high and no medicine seems to be helping with lowering it. So my dad and mom wasn’t able to get together with us for Thanksgiving this year, so we took dinner to them.

My brother wasn’t able to be with us either, so we took him food too. He has a bulging disk in his back and is in a lot of pain. He can’t get in to see a specialist until sometime in January. I feel so bad for him.

On top of that going on…we’ve been working in our living room/ dining room, taking up the old carpet.


There are hardwood floors underneath the carpet and it seems to be in good shape except a couple of places. Which I think we can take care of.


We also took down some wallpaper border that had been up for several years and the walls looked like this after taking it down.


So we had to repaint the walls and I still don’t have all of that done yet.


Now I’ll share what we did get done.

The corner fireplace is done…


The TV wall is done…


The clock wall is done…it is between the living room and dining room.


The rest of the carpet will be up tomorrow, but I won’t get to the rest of the painting until after Christmas. Lucky for us…we painted the walls the same color as before.

I hope to get my Christmas tree up tomorrow…so I’ll be back soon to share my Christmas decorating.

Until next time….

Blessings from me to you. ~Cindy



~Covered Bridge Tour~

While my hubby was still on vacation…we decided to do a Covered Bridge driving tour here in Ohio. I’m just going to let the bridges speak for themselves.

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I also took a couple of photos of the inside of two bridges.



It was such a pretty day when we were out traveling in the countryside to see these old bridges. Hope you enjoy tagging along on our Covered Bridge Tour.

Until next time…Blessing from me to you, ~Cindy

~Fall Color In Southern Ohio~

My hubby decided to take his vacation this year in the Fall and I’m so glad he did. We decided to go down to southern Ohio to Fort Ancient and we saw some beautiful color on our way down there.


Passed the Trading Post that is no longer open…which was too bad, because I would have loved to go junking in there.


We decided to go on a hike at Fort Ancient…crossed over this little bridge, but there was no water as it has been very dry with no rain.


From this bridge…we could see all the way to the highway that was very far away and we could also see the bridge down at the river. We could have hiked down to the river, but I was worried that my bad knees would not make it back up the trail.


This last photo is of an Indian burial mound that Fort Ancient is known for…the park is full of them.


We had a great day and it was fun to go there again. We hadn’t been there since our girls were little…it brought back some great memories.

Later in the week…we did a covered bridge tour and I’ll share that on my next blog post.

Until next time…..  Blessings from me to you, ~Cindy

~More Fall Decorating~

It was a pretty Fall day here and my Yorkie girls enjoyed sitting at the door…watching the world go by. Well…Chloe was watching outside and little Zoey was watching me.


My blogging friend, Gina, made me a white pumpkin several years ago…I added some leaves and berries to it yesterday and I love how it turned out. Gina loved how it turned out too.


I thought I had all of my Fall decorating done…until I went to Target and saw these little candy corn mice. They were so cute and I just had to bring them home with me.


They are being display with the old tiny teddy bear that my grandmother gave me many years ago…


…and next to my favorite little mouse with his tiny pumpkins.


Hope everyone is having a quiet Fall evening.


Until next time…..      Blessings from me to you, ~Cindy

~Decorating for Fall~

It was a cool rainy day here today…so I decided to do some Fall decorating.


This is the console table that sits in front of a huge picture window. Can you see the cute little orange chenille pumpkins that I got at the show I was at this past Saturday?


To the left of the big picture window…is our corner fireplace. I decorated it with some pumpkins that I made several years ago for shows and I just had to keep some of them for myself since I loved how they turned out.


This next picture is near our front door…the white pumpkin in the “Storage” basket is from my blogging friend, Gina, and the little orange pumpkin is one I made out of some burlap fabric.


Now over to the other side of the living room. The little white bear that is holding a pumpkin mini pillow was given to me by my Grandma…34 years ago when my oldest daughter was born and it is very special to me. Also have some faux ears of corn tucked in the basket.


In this next picture is a very special little mouse…that my blogging friend, Cheryl, made for me a few years ago and he is the only mouse that is allow in my house!! LOL…


I did put a little touch of Fall into my dining room. I put a darker quilt on the old ladder and added a couple of Fall towels to it.


Now I waiting for the Fall color to show up outside.


This is a photo that I took last year, while hiking in the park near where we live and I can’t wait to go there again to see the Fall colors.

Until next time….    blessings from me to you, ~Cindy

~Making Jewelry and A Makeover~

I’ve been working on some jewelry pieces for my 2 upcoming shows and thought I would share a few of the necklaces with you.


I can’t believe that I got everything made 11 days before my 2 upcoming shows. This is a first for me…and it is a good feeling.


Also wanted to share with you a makeover that we did…

My hubby made this cedar chest for me when we were first married 36 years ago.


We decided it was time for it to get a makeover. My husband sanded it down, restrained it, and then I painted it with white chalk paint.


We also put it on wheels…which is really helpful for when we need to move it. I just love how it turned out.


I’ll be back soon to share my Fall décor that I’ve been wanting to put out.

Until next time…..   blessings from me to you, ~Cindy

~I Just Needed To Take A Break For A Little While…But I’m Back Now~

Why is it that things come in three’s? In just a few months apart…we have been to three funeral’s. I had an aunt pass away and then my husband had an aunt that passed away. Then on September 1st, when we were going to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary…I got a call that one of my best friend’s that I’ve known for 20 years passed away. My heart was broken when I got the news and I just needed to take a break for a little while. Even though I’m sad…I know that my friend is not in pain anymore and I’m sure she is singing with the angels in Heaven.

I have a Fall show coming up at the end of the month…so I worked on some things today. Made some crocheted flower pins with buttons and old jewelry pieces.


I made them to go on some tote-bags and I really like how they turned out.


I like them so much…that I decided to keep this one in the photo below for myself.


And I’m planning on carrying it to the huge Flea Market on next Saturday at the Fairgrounds. Going to put any small goodies in it that I might find.


Until next time….     Blessings from me to you…~Cindy


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