Friday, 14 July 2017


The Angels came to usher Mr. Sweet home, early Tuesday morning.
I know this will leave a big hole in BJ"S heart.  A heart as big as Texas it's self.  I ask that you all pray for BJ, pray for her peace and understanding.

BJ and Mr. Sweet have become a big part of our lives as we follow them through her blog.  I feel as if I am a neighbor of hers and we visit over the fence.  Actually, I am many states away but still get the blessing of knowing them.
I do know BJ is a lady that when served lemons turns around and makes knock your socks off lemonade.  I know she will use this as a blessing.
Another thing she does is make biscuits, I wish I could make biscuits but it's a southern thing.
You will want to visit BJ at

 Leave some prayers for her and keep her in your daily prayers.


Thursday, 6 July 2017


                            I am a paper plate person

Hi, I hope you all had a wonderful fourth of July and celebrated our Independence.   
We celebrated with a picnic on the lake, lots of fun and of coarse boating was involved.

Another thing that was involved was paper plates, lots and lots of paper plates.

 See, I even finished my water melon, using this plate.

Now, I have seen table scape  after table scape on blogs and wonder is it me?  or are there others that think a paper plate is just fine.

 Now, this is cute, I like it.  It isn't me!!  I think some times with social media it is easy to lose who you are.  
I am trying to find my way back to what really makes me happy.   
I am trying to find the courage to be honest about who I am. Like my daughter has said "Mom, if you want new plates, you have to get rid of the old ones"  You can tell she is not a collector of 'stuff'.   
So I will say that even though I am olden, I am a work in progress.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017


                          I have no clue as to why I chose brown.

The walls are painted Macadamia by Sherman Williams. At first it looked dark going over the pale green but I am so happy I stuck with it.

  You can see the paint color here.  A very neutral go with everything color.  Then, I picked brown for the counter tops and went with a copper/brown glass tiles for the back.

 The stove top and oven will be replaced as soon as I decided what to replace it with.  Sometimes I want a down draft stove top, sometimes I want the glass top and other times I think this works, why replace it!!

 The same tile on the sink side.  The guy putting up the tiles kept asking "Do you want this all the way up?"  I am sure he was not super happy installing those tiny pieces.  He did a wonderful job of it.

The cuteness boarder had to go and was replaced with stained wood.  I like that so much better.

So, there is the remake of the kitchen. I have storage for the big appliances, like mixers and slow cookers.  They are all tucked away when the counter was expanded.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Summer time!!

                                         Summer means beach time!

                      Summer means boating time!

                     Summer means the river is still cold!

                          Summer means a beautiful end to a 
                   beautiful day! 
Summer in paradise means enjoying the day, the family and all that comes with it.
                           Welcome to nonies paradise 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017


                                 Paid a visit to 'SWEET NOTHINGS'

I needed inspiration for my kitchen make over.  What better place to visit then SWEET NOTHING.   I do not remember exactly when I started following BJ, I just know the first time I visited her,  that her decorating was exactly what I was looking for. I was hooked.
 Just look at that cuteness!  Not sure that is even a word but it becomes a word when talking about BJ.  This picture gives me so many ideas for my new/old kitchen.  Loving the lamp, need to find a lamp.

 Black and white is her signature colors along with turquoise and a touch of red.  So, so cute.  I need to find a plate for my cream and sugar.   So many ideas!!
                             Just lovin it

                   Oh look!  Another lamp.

I am all inspired to keep going with my kitchen.  Just love visiting BJ, wish she was my neighbor.   At least she is only a click away.
   Right now, I am looking for something as cute as BJ, has to hold her tea bags.  Isn't that clever??
I don't think I over used the word cute--or---cuteness.
I did steal, use these pictures from her blog with permission.

Please say a prayer for BJ and Mr.Sweet, as he is battling cancer.   

Saturday, 10 June 2017


                                   KITCHEN OF COARSE

I just had to do the kitchen first.  Well, the very first thing was to get the air so we could breath.  Once that cleaning was done, or, almost done. The crew came in and got started.

 Things got torn out, lots of painting started to happen.

 How I wished I had the money to replace the stove, that will just have to wait.  We did replace the microwave.

 Another item we replaced, was the kitchen sink.  why do they put tiny sinks in manufactured homes?   Also all the plumbing and wiring had to be redone.

I am glad we have made headway.  I have such a long way to go, but for right now it keeps me out of the weather.