~Good Friends Are Like Stars~

Just want to share a gift I got for my birthday from my dear blogging friend, Cheryl.

“Good Friends are like stars…you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.”


This is what the wood ladder looked liked before I received the pretty flower bag.


And this is what it looks like now… I put the flower bag on the ladder with one of my old quilts on it. Love that the candle in the bag is on a timer.


She also sent me a candle in a jar and does it ever smell yummy. The sweet little bunny on the white iron stone plate was also a gift from her last year.


I have been blessed to get to know her and have gotten to meet her…as we both live in the same state about 3 hours apart from each other. Thank you, dear friend, for the birthday gifts.

Be back soon to share with you some redecorating that I’ve been doing in my living room.

Blessings from me to you…..    ~Cindy

~A Little of This and A Little of That~

I have been a little busy with this and that….

I changed some things around in my china cabinet in our dining room.


Been working on a crocheted blanket for my mom.


Lost a stone in one of my necklace’s…which made me sad.


But after some thought…I took out every other stone and used some metal paint to fix it. I think it turned out pretty good.


Then decided to do a little rearranging of my Spring decorations yesterday…

The bunnies are now on the console by the front room window…


…and so is the little bird’s nest under the dome.


Added a little bird pillow into one of my yarn baskets and little white flowers into a tiny mason jar.


Then redid the vignette on the corner fireplace.


Well…it is time for me to get back to working on my mom’s crocheted blanket. Love working with this yarn that I’m using…it is so soft.

Be back at the beginning  of next week…as it is going to be a busy weekend. Shhhh…. don’t tell anyone, but I’m going to be a year older this coming weekend. My sweet mom is having us for dinner tomorrow and she is making me a cake…Yummy!! Then on the weekend…my hubby is taking me to the big antique mall here in town…for me to pick out my birthday gift and then out to dinner.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Blessings from me to you…..     ~Cindy

~Signs of Spring~

It was rainy here today…but I heard signs of Spring outside my window.


The bird’s were singing…


and my purple crocuses are peaking out of the ground in the front flower beds.


I saw a bunny rabbit or two in our backyard…


and a bird or two looking for a place to make their nest.


Yes…there were definitely signs of Spring at my house today.

Blessings from me to you….      ~Cindy

~More Snow and Jewelry Making~

We had some more snow here recently… about 6 inches and it has been bitter cold with wind chills way below zero!


A bunch of little birds live in this bush in front of the Evergreen tree. Their bird bath is covered in snow…


and so is the birdhouse. Bet they are wishing for Spring as much as I am.


With all this snow…I’ve been staying home and having lots of blanket time with my little Yorkie girls…Chloe and Zoey.


I’ve also done a little jewelry making…


The background piece is crocheted. I really like how this necklace turned out…and plan to make a few more of them in different colors.


I’ve also been working on some crocheted flower pins and will share pics of them soon.

If it is cold and/or snowy where you live…I hope that you are staying warm.


Until next time…….

Blessings from me to you…       ~Cindy





~More Farmhouse Touches~

Since it has been so cold with wind chills below zero…I’ve been staying home and doing some rearranging in the living room and adding some more farmhouse touches in there.

Old oil can…old tin scoop…and a little mason jar with tiny white flowers.


Added some berries in an old basket on a shelf with my Ohio sign. Can’t decide if the birds are staying there or not.


Also got some new lamps to give me the look I’m wanting…and this one just says Farmhouse to me.


These next two lamps came from Pottery Barn…one on either side of our sofa. Decorated this side with a small dress form, a pear made out of twine, and a spool of thread. One side more feminine…


And decorated this side with vintage binoculars, an old glass piece, a candle warmer and our weather monitor. One side more masculine…


We are planning on getting a new sofa in the Spring…can’t wait to see what is out there that will give me more of a farmhouse style with the sofa.

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


~A Birthday Party for a little Super Hero~

My little grandson had his birthday party this past Saturday.


He turned 5 years old and it is so hard to believe that he will go to kindergarten this coming Fall.

The theme of his party this year was Super Mario.


Before I share more pictures of the party…I want to show you what my daughter got me from a gentleman that makes these and sells them on Etsy.


It was perfect for me to use while making Peyton’s birthday cupcakes.


This next picture is the inspiration for the birthday cake that I made.

PPC-2 *photo from Pinterest*

Here is the cake that I made…


Just ignore the stuff in the past-thru to the kitchen…we had that all cleaned up before the guest got to the party.


The cake was so large that I couldn’t get a picture with both the cupcakes and cake into one photo.


Peyton had a great birthday with lots of his family and friends…but he got a little shy when we sang “Happy Birthday” to him.


Until next time….

blessings from me to you….        ~Cindy






~A Few Changes~

I’ve been wanting more of a farmhouse style to my home. So I did a little change on this wall in my living room…


Took out the two floral pitchers in the photo above and replace them with white pitchers. They look much better and I also put softer colored little heart pillows in the candle box with the white bird…but not sure if it is staying like that.


I’ve been going thru things and trying to decide what I really want to keep and what to let go of. I took a huge bag and a box full of stuff to the Goodwill…and I’m sure that more will be going there soon.

I’ll have lots of time to do some redecorating this weekend. We got a little snow yesterday…but the big storm is heading our way for Sunday into Monday with 4 to 7 inches of snow and some areas might get even more than that.

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I’ll be back soon to share more changes as I work on getting the farmhouse style that I want in my home.


Until next time….

Farmhouse blessings from me to you….     ~Cindy






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