I hope you are having a wonderful week.
The weather lately in Southern IL has been gorgeous.
I haven’t turned my air on in days!! WooHoo!!
Don’t you love the days when you open your windows and just enjoy the outdoor breeze.
I may have to turn it back on today though, feeling a little warm. I'm trying to hold off but I would say that when my daughter gets home from school she will start complaining about being hot. :)
I would love to tell you that I had a fabulous and exciting birthday yesterday, but….
Didn’t do much of anything except work.
My youngest daughter did buy me a cheesecake for my birthday, though.
That was sooo sweet of her.
I kept telling her that I didn't want her spending her money on me. But she insisted saying she wanted to.
Brett had to work on my actual B-Day but we did hit a few antique stores the day before.
My Mom has the camera so I will have to wait until later to show you what he bought me while junkin’.
I didn't buy much though because we are saving, have to fly Kelsey home for Thanksgiving.
(No, she couldn’t get off for Christmas!) But she does get to home for Thanksgiving, so I'm grateful for that.
Plus Brett and I are planning on going to the Country Living Fair in Sept or Oct.
I've never been before, so I told him a while back, I would love to go for a belated birthday trip.
Keeping my fingers crossed it all works out and I get to go!! :)
My Mommy made me another fireplace for my birthday!
This one for my bedroom!
I don’t have it decorated the way I want it yet.
I've been so busy, haven’t had much time to play and tweak it.
But these photos will give you an idea.
I’m not loving the shelf above it.
I had it up there before and haven't taken it down.
Here is a BEFORE shot of the wall.
I LOVE the Fireplace!!
(Thanks so much, Mom!!)
I am struggling with decorating it though.
I’m wanting to keep the decor Colonial and Americana.
And I am just not sure what to do yet.
First thing, I guess, I need to take everything off, including the shelf and Abe’s picture.
Start with a clean slate!
My mind seems to work better that way.
I would welcome any suggestions on how I should decorate it.
I also want to point out that it is NOT shinny in person.
I couldn't get a good photo!
I am really wanting a Good amateur camera!!
If any of you have suggestions please let me know. I have no idea what is a Good camera and what isn’t.
I got a wonderful surprise Birthday card in the mail a few days ago. It was from our dear friend, Linda.
Thank you so much, Linda, for thinking of me!!
Humm… Lets see, what else??
Got my hair cut Friday.
Which I always hate doing.
Guess that is why it had been a year or maybe two since I went. LOL!!
She cut about 10” off my hair!
It really needed done though.
So, here is the new me! :)
I can’t get over how much I look like my sister in the photo.
When I showed it to her, she agreed but said, “I do smile though.”
Sorry, I tried but I felt like an idiot looking into the mirror smiling at myself. Hehee!
I feel like I’m forgetting something??
Oh, the winner of my giveaway!!
Okay, I had a total of 80 entries.
Giving two entries to everyone who posted on their sidebar.
Then went to Random.org and it chose…..
And who was #41 ???
Trish of Me 2 U Primitives.
Please email me your shipping address and I will get your pillow out to you ASAP.
Thanks so much to everyone who entered.
Be on the lookout for another giveaway coming soon!!
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me!
Take Care and Talk Soon,