Thursday, May 16, 2024

Thankful Thursday May 16, 2024, and My DIY Mother's Day Table

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
 give thanks to him and praise his name. 
Psalm 100:4  NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends

and Welcome to Thankful Thursday,

Hope you are still basking in the memories of your

Mother's day this week.  I certainly have been.

Can't believe we are half way through May already

either........where has the year gone??  lol

Pictures today are of my Mother's Day table.........I set it myself because I have been wanting to do a table with these pretty plates.  I got them to hang on the wall and you will never guess where?? 

 In our master bath,  lol,  We have a water closet with a sunken shower in the same room, and it's about the only thing that works in there without getting knocked off the wall and broken.  So finally found something pretty, that has the right colors, and  hydrangeas are one of my fav flowers too. I have been looking since last year, to replace the others plates that are in there for years now, and just never saw anything I liked until  a few weeks ago.  Good things come to those who wait, I always say, and they were a gift, as I got them with money, I had previously gotten for my birthday.  So thanks Susan!! 

On with my Thankfuls......


Thankful I found sour cream in our fridge....

  I was making Chili to make Taco Salads when I thought

Oh, No....I forgot to get sour cream, and I know we are 

out and was thinking great (the scarcastic great!)......cause I

 love to have sour cream on top of my chili, especially since I

 wasn't making Guacamole.  So I was saying Lord,  can there

 please be some sour cream in the fridge, cause I don't want to

 ask hubby to go to the store just for that.  So looked around a

 bit in the fridge and there it  was in all it's shining glory, a

 brand new unopened  container of Sour Cream. 

 Thank You Lord!!


Thankful that I think I headed off some conflict today

by writing an email instead of trying to talk to the person,

as they don't like conflict ad are pretty much afraid of it.

So the Lord woke me up about 4:30 and gave me the

idea to write the email.  The response back was very good.

So Thanks again Lord!


Thankful for a fun day with Lil darling.  We all had

a nice breakfast as always, then we worked on a project

for her Mom for Mother's Day, and made funfetti

cupcakes, which all came out great, and in between times

 she did some things on our computer that she likes to do.



Thankful that the new baby of a sweet couple in our church

 is doing so much better.  He was having some really bad

breathing difficulties, but things are going much better,

not totally out of the woods yet, but is getting there.  So

many people praying for him.....


Thankful we are really enjoying the look of our new

curtains,  still working on the dining room window tho,

don't want to cover it too much so as not to let the light in.

So still pondering what to do..........


Thankful for facebook reels that make me laugh.

A lot of them are of children, and their is a Pastor

that is funny but gets his message across well.


Thankful that lil darling got her project done

for her Mom on Friday.  It really came out so good,

I wanted to take a pic of it and forgot.  It was a 

kit that I purchased from Kerry Anne over at

"Shabby Art Boutique" blog.  She has an Etsy

shop with 3'D cards and they are just the sweetest.

I have another one I will be doing,  so hopefully

I will get a picture of that one when I am done.

You can go to Shabby Art Boutique Etsy Shop

and see all her cute wares!!


Thankful for a really lovely Mother's day.

Got texts from my Daughter and Son-in-Love,

Great day at church, and some frozen yogurt after

wards, then facetimed with my Daughter, then

our Son arrived at 4pm.  We got to have our Son

 all to ourselves this year, which is a rare event, and

 really very nice. We had a nice dinner, opened

my cards and gifts, played some cards and had

dessert.  It was a quiet and beautiful day.


Thankful for my Wonderful family, tho we are 

small in number we are large in love...........

Thankful for all the Sweet and Beautiful cards

and gifts I rec'd from my family. They truly filled

this Mom's love tank. Thankful to my hubby for 

planning the day, and for him wrapping gifts that

our daughter sent, and for preparing food, he and

my Son. For Lovely perfume he gifted me with,

as well . It was a great day!


Thankful  to and for my hubby as he was so sweet

 to help me get our new curtains up (as they are my 

Mother's day present).  They are  looking great, now 

that we added curtain rings to them, and steamed the

 wrinkles out. So we got the dining room window

 completed as well. 

  We are really enjoying the new look.  Just gives

the house a whole new look.


Thankful for our sweet neighbors....they brought us

 some homemade "Minestrone soup" for Mother's day.

Can't wait to have some for lunch today.

Note:  Had some and it was delicious as always,

and very healthy too!!

                                With the candles lit.


Thankful to see our brown bunny back,  we have not

seen him/her in a long long time, probably last summer

or Fall even.  Not sure it is the same one, but it is 

larger than the last time we saw it.  We always 

enjoy seeing them anytime.  They are so cute to watch

cause some times they are in a playful mood, especially

if the squirrels are out too. He will run all over the

 yard, and jump straight up in the air if he get 

spooked  or scared.  So funny!!

Well, That's All Folks,
This is the Mother's Day Edition.....

Thanks for spending some time with us today


Hope you have a lovely rest of the week.

Love, Hugs, and
Mid May Blessings,


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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Tuesday's Thoughts to Ponder #1

Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you doing well....and Hope all you

Mom's out there had a lovely Mother's Day!

A few weeks ago I awoke with the idea about writing a

 "Thoughts to Ponder" post

when I have available time. 

 So here is the first one!!

Would you like to feel Happier or more Joyful?

Well, here's a question for you!

How often do you look at your own blessings

versus  looking at everyone else's?

It's so much easier to look at the blessings of others,

 but I have come to realize over the past 16 yrs. or so that,

 it is really so important for us, to be intentional at looking for

 the blessings God has given us, and He gives all of us

 blessings every single day. 

I challenge you to make it a habit of looking for those blessings

daily and write down 2 or 3 a day for 30 days.  It will

transform your life, to count your own blessings..... every day!

Write down at least 2 a day, and if you have more than

that by all means write them down. Also, don't do the

same ones every time.

 You won't be sorry,  I promise! and 

doubt you will want to quit after 30 days!

Spurring you on.....


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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Thankful Thursday May 9, 2024, and pictures of a few changes we have made to the kitchen and master bath in the last 7 months with very little $$$

“The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God,
 and I will exalt him.
Exodus 15:2 NIV

Morning Sweet Friends,
How's You??
Hope this finds you having a good day and a good week, so far!
Been a good week here, a lil busier than usual,  which is fine.
Well, You know what time it is.........
Time for Thankful Thursday!

Pictures today are of some things we have been swapping around in the house lately, for a new look, they are  pleasant inexpensive changes, and some 0 dollars ones as well.  Hope it might spark some creativity for you as well..............

Coffee Table Before


  Starting my Thankfuls now................


Thankful for pizza from lil Caesars. We haven't gotten it in a long long time and it was just cheese pizza with the crazy crust, but  have to say we enjoyed every bite!!


Thankful that we did some more yard work on Saturday., still more to go but making progress, so that is good!!

Now some changes to Our Kitchen - Before


I have always loved banquette seating so decided to see if we could accomplish that in our kitchen and happy to report we did.

At one time these stools were at the breakfast bar, but then put

 them under our sofa table in the family room for awhile, then moved

 them to the kitchen a few weeks ago. This is working out great as it

gives us more room to get in the fridge on the left and the pantry on

 the Right.

 This bench was at our dining room table, up until last year when we used it at the breakfast bar (lil darlings idea) and now here it is in the kitchen and Just threw some pillows I already had on there, and now we have a fun banquette area.

Now the chairs that were in the kitchen are at the breakfast bar...
Love all these changes were made and not a cent was spent..............


Thankful for a fun visit with a long time friend of 42 years, who came to see us on Saturday.  We see each other most every Sunday, but just not long enough to really catch up with each others lives that much. So that was a well.


Thankful that we have the freedom and ability to go to church with no problems and  for a good day at church, one of our younger Pastors spoke again today, and we got to talk to visit with a lot of folks after the service,  always enjoy that too!


Thankful for dinner at what was our fav Mexican restaurant with our Son and lil darling. (The last 2 times they have changed their taco salads for some reason, and I tried both of them and definitely did not like the new ones, but I was very Thankful for the Company we got to enjoy, and then got to spend the evening with them at their house. So that was fun and got us out of the house for awhile.


Thankful that we got frozen yogurt on Sunday evening, from our race trac store and gas station.........we had forgotten that they even had it, and all of a sudden remembered as we were on the way home, so got some and it was awesome.  The yogurt place we used to go to all the time closed years back, and we have missed it so much, but there is no place to sit down, so we went a few times to race trac then went back to getting smoothies.  Think we will be going back again real soon!!  lol

Note:  We did on Tuesday


Thankful that we now have a new MacDonalds that just opened real near our house too. We have lived here a long long time., so it is really nice we are getting a few places close to us.


Thankful that the Lord helped us find a huge "Huntsman" spider that was lurking in our bedroom. Just before we went to bed my hubby saw this huge spider on the ceiling right over his side of our bed, so he ran for the bug spray and I ran for the broom. I got on the bed with the broom and ran it away from over the bed, and he sprayed it but didn't have time to get it really good, only to have it drop behind our armoire, So now we don't know if it is dead or alive, so we are carefully looking and he found it again and it ran under the bed, so we were looking as much as we could with the flashlight and down on our knees (which neither of our knees were feeling up to this task), so I am already thinking we are sleeping on the couch tonight, but then I started praying for the Lord to help us find the spider....hubby decided to raise our adjustable bed as high as it would go, and lo and behold there was the spider under my mattress. Praise the Lord,  So he put something against it to try and kill him cause it was in a wierd position and thought he had him, only to have him run again, but think he wounded him enough that he slowed down and hubby finally got him with our grabber!! We used to make fun of those things when we were younger, but as Seniors we have had one for quite a while now,  and that thing really comes in handy. So anyway, we went to bed praising the Lord for helping us find that big guy!!  and for being able to sleep in our bed.

#9 and 10

Thankful that we just got back from hubbies pre- op appts. for his eye surgery, and that went well, only to find our car would not start, so we are very thankful we have what you would call a battery booster we keep in our car, and he used that and the car started right up. We highly recommend the battery booster as it has bailed us out quite a few times, with batteries and with putting air in our tires. We got them as Christmas or birthday presents for both of our kids.

We did a lil facelift on our master bath last Sept. 
and used the Grout pen we got from Amazon. Works well and is easy to use, and is still
looking great, and love when I mop it that it looks so clean.  Got
where I didn't even feel like cleaning our bathroom, and told hubby I think it is because this floor never look clean even when I clean it.  Grout can really make things look happy this fixed our problem.

                                           This is before

This was after, I love it, cause it makes the floor look so much cleaner. It had a tich more yellow than I would have liked but none of lids on the grout pen were actual color, so we had to send the first ones back thru amazon, and get another color. Definitely easier than ripping up all the floor tile or regrouting.

We added this new shelf for the towels,  have been looking for

something to go there for years, and had tried a number of things

that just never worked and were returned.  Did have a basket there

with the towels in it, and it was okay, but we love this so much more.

Note:  The above is for Coco over at the Crowned Goat,  she read about it in my Thankful post and said she would love to see our shelf,  so here it is....better late than never!!

Here it is all filled up.  Did have to find a new way to fold the towels in order to  make it look nice and neat.


Thankful we had to get a new car battery today, and thankful

it happened this week and not next week,  as we are taking our

car into the dealership next week to be serviced.  If we had it

done at the dealership it probably would have cost us 3 X's

as much, and hubby was able to just go to "Auto Zone" today

and buy one and they even put it in for him, and then got rid

of the old one.  Now that is service!! 


Thankful for early Mother's day Flowers from hubby today.

He did great, they are the right colors to go with our new curtains.

and are gracing our coffee table now.


Thankful that we got the hooks in for our curtains already, so we

were able to do the family room curtains today, and we love how

it looks,  really brightens up our family room.  Will show yall

next week.


Well, that's it for Cozy Place this week.

Thanks for spending time with us here,

and hope you have a lovely Friday and weekend.

Love, Hugs,

and Early May Blessings,


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A Stroll thru Life

Karins Kottage

Ridge Haven Homestead

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Scripture Sunday


The Fear of the Lord is the beginning

 of Knowledge (Wisdom) 

according to Proverbs 1:7 NIV

May the Lord be your fountain

of life and knowledge.

Hugs, Nellie

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Thankful Thursday, May 2, 2024, and Photos of things that are yellow and orange


From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.

Psalm 113:3

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Welcome to May! 

We have been busy as beavers here today........ which has been just awesome as far as I am it means we are back to our old selves after cyst removal and knee and arm injuries from falling........happy to report we are able to function almost like normal again!!  My knee is still a bit sensitive, as far as bumping it and that sort of thing. lol has your week been?? Have you been doing anything that has made you thankful or has anything or anyone done anything that has made you thankful,   

if so. . . . . .

 why not leave a comment and tell us, so we can be thankful along with you.

Pictures today are compliments of Unsplash 

and are of things that are yellow and orange!!  I have been sort of crushing on those colors for some reason. I have always been a fan of yellow but lately Orange has really been making me a happy girl too.

Thankfuls ahead. . . . . 


Thankful for another good school day with lil darling,  she only has 3 more days of school and she will be done for the year.


Thankful that we were able to get out there this morning and finish our bush cutting in one area of the front yard. Next will be mulching.....


Thankful to see our first cardinal (male) hopping around in our backyard this morning. I love Cardinals and we typically have Cardinals here all the time, but this is the first one I have seen this year.  We usually have more of them in the Spring and Summer, but they are sorta late it coming this year, it seems anyway.


Thankful for a Joyce Meyer devotional book "Called hearing from God each morning", that my sister-in-law gave me for Christmas. Am so enjoying it!


Thankful hubby got his approval from his Cardiologist for his eye surgery in June. They did a new EKG and nothing has changed since the last one, which is always good to know.


Thankful that hubby found this amazing cheesecake at Sam's yesterday. He was looking for some cookies we had gotten there last week, that were a Members Mark limited edition, and delicious and he couldn't find those but found they also made a "Lemon Blueberry" cheesecake. It is one scrumptious cheesecake, I have to say, and I am not necessarily a cheesecake lover!  lol


Thankful that I found some curtains that I have been looking at for a few months now, and we finally ordered them, as I decided I wanted then as my Mother's day gift. I am hoping I love them in our family and dining room. as much as I love them in the pictures I have seen online.  Will see!!

#8 and 9

Thankful for more bush cutting we got done early this morning and especially Thankful for the fellas who provide yard debri disposal in our area, as we had lots of it today.

Had a phone just like this when

I was a kid.


Thankful once again for that Revlon hair brush dryer from my daughter.  Since I have had time to use it more.....I love it even more, as I have super straight hair, with not a lot of body most of the time, so it helps that and makes it so quick to use.  It's definitely the gift that

keeps on giving!!  lol


Thankful that the curtains I was talking about in #7, already arrived and we love them. Had to order some hooks to go with them tho, as they would be too short just putting them on the rod. but hubby and I both love them. So hopefully they will look good with the hooks too.


Thankful that we rearranged the furniture in our family room today. I have been wanting to do that for awhile, so very happy about that, and we really like how it looks.  It's the first time since we got our new sofa and chairs  (almost a yr. and a half ago) to move things around, so we weren't sure how it would look, so,,,we were pleasantly surprised.


Well, that's it for Cozy Place today.

Thanks for coming by and hope we 
might have cheered up your day!!

Love, Hugs and
First of May Blessings,

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  Have a  Sweetly Blessed Day! Hugs,  Nellie