Mellow Yellow...

 Yellow is one of those colors that comes to mind whenever I think of Springtime.
Waiting all winter long for the sun to really shine and warm the earth again.
Warming the soil in preparation for planting.
Warming the daffodil and tulip bulbs so that they will blossom.
All around The Cottage there are touches of mellow yellow.
Sitting next to the old stove, a vintage style tin with sunflowers on holds kitchen utensils.
 Reflecting in the mirror , dried soft yellow roses.
Just a touch of red... the color of valentines, and the day my sweet husband gave me these lovely roses.
 Above the kitchen window... a distressed soft yellow sign reminds me each and every day of the bounteous blessings our Father in heaven has blessed us with.
 Soft yellow paint on the walls in the dining room.
Recently, we painted the dining room and the living room this soft yellow color, installed crown moulding, and started painting all the trim clean white.
I still have more trim to finish painting.
No surprise... it takes me forever to get trim work done.
The same soft mellow yellow color on the walls of the living room.
The sun is moving across the sky to the west and shadows are beginning to gather in the living room, but somehow with that yellow paint on the walls, it still feels warm and welcoming.
The day seems to linger just a little longer.

Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm so grateful for the beautiful sunshine, and the way it warms me physically and emotionally.
         I'm definitely  solar powered and love the feel of sunshine.
~I'm so grateful that our darling daughter is days away from graduating with her associates degree.
      She has served a mission, and earned an associates degree all in the matter of just two and a half years.
 Working so hard, and getting on the fast track program at B.Y.U. Idaho.
   What an amazing young woman she is! She's going to make a wonderful doctor!


  1. Such beautiful yellow treasures!! Hope your day is full of sunshine!! Happy Easter! xo Heather

  2. Oh, Kerin~ everything looks so gorgeous! I love yellow in a kitchen and your dining area decorations are just beautiful!
    Sorry it took me so long getting around to visiting your new blog... I've not been doing so good in the blogging department lately... *sigh*
    Looking forward to seeing more posts from you!

    1. Thank you Paula..
      You're so kind. I understand about keeping up with blogging.. sometimes it's one of those things that falls to the bottom of the list :)
      Always happy to have you visit, and as you know, I love to visit your blog too!

  3. I have always loved yellow,it is such a happy color to me.I have seriously been considering painting my kitchen cabinets a soft yellow.Love how your dining and living room turned out.Happy Easter,Jen

    1. Oh Jennifer...
      I hope you do end up painting your cabinets. I'd love to see them if and when you do.

      I always say..'it's just paint'.

      Maybe that's why I paint so much! It's fun to have a new look :)

      Happy Easter to you too!

  4. Oh, Kerin, I am so happy you started another blog. I love your attitudes of gratitude, they always make me stop and think.

    1. Mary Ann...]
      Thank you.. I am humbled.

      There is always something to be grateful for isn't there.
      Sometimes it's just the small and simple things that bless our lives and we are grateful for those simple things too :)

  5. Kerin! I am SO glad to find you! I tried and tried to get on your other blog and it was closed. So this must be your new one. I was actually going to post something that said, "To Kerin-please add me to your accepted list." ;-) So glad to be able to find you again!

    1. Marilyn..
      I'm so glad you found me too.
      I've been trying to get around and invite everyone to my new takes me forever, and I hope I don't miss anyone.

      My old blog is just a family blog now....but I am so happy to have you visit me here.

  6. Very warm and happy color, Kerin! Trim takes me forever, too. Thanks for letting me know about your new blog. I've signed up as a follower and will be back soon! blessings ~ Tanna

  7. Your paint in your home is beautiful. I love the butteryness.

    Your Spring decorations are so beautiful.

  8. I love that buttery yellow shade on your walls! And the tin with the sunflowers is beautiful! You have such a pretty home, Kerin!
    Happy Easter!!

  9. Good afternoon, Kerin~

    What a warm and soothing color. No matter what the weather outside....the sun will always be shining INSIDE!


  10. Yellow is such a pleasant color it reminds me of alot of things. The sun, pretty flowers, a happy face, butter,
    paint, lemonade etc.
    Seeing the dun always makes me feel better.

    Happy Easter!


  11. I'm captivated by this yellow. So tempted to do the same with my kitchen!! You've done a great job with it :) Thx for the kind comments on my Peter Rabbit mantel. They're very much appreciated :)

  12. Love the color. Very soft and cheerful. Your country home is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I love the yellow, so cheery! Good choice!



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