Little by little....

It's hard to believe just how quickly the weeks are speeding by.
I never meant to be absent from blogging for so long.
Little by little, time just flies by!
Each new day has a full schedule, before the sun rises.
We repainted our master bedroom.
The before:  The wall color was tan......"clay beige" to be precise.
Also, you can see a bit of the dresser in the above picture.
All of our bedroom furniture is maple, and it was stained and left the natural maple color.
After. Freshly painted furniture, and room.
I painted all the maple furniture. Fresh, clean and white.  I love it!
The color that I used is called " Dover White".  I mixed up my own chalk paint and used on all the furniture.

I really love how " Farmhouse ~ Cottage" the furniture looks now.
A fresh coat of paint made all the difference!
Of course a fresh coat of paint in the room made a huge impact as well.
This is the color that we used on the room : "Whitened Sage", by Behr.
It's a nice neutral color, with hints of green, and soft blue.
We painted the master bedroom, and of course the master bathroom also.
We ordered and bought a garden shed.  It had to be built in St. George, and then delivered to us.
We also bought paint for the garden shed, and once the weather co-operates, we'll be painting the garden shed.
My sweet husband is also building my a potting bench inside the shed, and some shelving for storage.
We are also adding another window on one end, and adding shutters and a window box.
We want to give the garden shed a make-over, and add some charm to it.
Our only daughter celebrated a birthday last month too!!
For her birthday, she had cheesecake fresh from New York city!
It was a fun treat to have, and a little extravagant.
Hey, but it was her birthday.... a special daughter on her special day deserves a bit of spoiling.

Sadly, we also said 'goodbye' to two of our friends, in the past weeks.
Our dear Archie {above} passed away.  He was dear to our family, and we are so blessed for having had him in our lives!!
Also, we said 'goodbye' to Steven.  He will be sorely missed!!
How Steven loved his family, and especially his Grands!! He passed away just 2 days before his newest little grandson was born.
I like to think that means that Steven got to see him before everyone else, and send him to his earthly family.

Just another thing... a little thing.
I did get the library doors painted black.  Although, this picture obviously doesn't show them painted black.... I did get them done.  Painted around each and every pane of glass.

So, little by little the past weeks have just sped by. 
Seems as I get older, time just speeds up. You know, there are actually scientific theories as to why it seems that time speeds up as we get older.
I've linked an article about time, and how it seems to slip by faster as we get older.
Feel free to read it..... if you have a little time **smile**.

Attitude of gratitude:
~Believe it or not, I am grateful for the snow that we've gotten in the past few days.
After all, we've had a pretty mild winter.  We planted around 200 bulbs and tubers last weekend however, and I think a nice blanket of snow will be good for them.
~I'm grateful that the bursitis that I've had in my hip is beginning to heal up.... finally.
Good grief! I have felt like the oldest woman on the planet, trying to navigate and paint with that hip giving me fits!
~I'm grateful that our amazing daughter was able to find her a car. She has been so blessed in finding the car that is perfect for her: reliable, and budget friendly, and best of all... it's really cute!


  1. Oh I love your bedroom and your furniture looks wonderful. I have those same french doors on our office. I bet it took you so long to paint around every pane of glass.
    You lost some dear friends this year. I can't wait to see your garden bench.
    Have a wonderful day, it was so nice to see an update. Still snowing?

  2. You have been busy! Condolences on the loss of your dear friends, and prayers for their families. I love, love, LOVE your new bedroom- the dresser is gorgeous. I also love your new garden shed. I've been wanting a greenhouse..but not sure if it would withstand the tornado weather here. Have a blessed day!

  3. I love your newly painted furniture, Kerin! Everything looks wonderful. I would love to paint mine, but hubby doesn't want me to, saying it's too new. It's that 'time flies by fast' thing...we've had the furniture 20 years at least and he thinks it was just bought a few years ago. lol!
    I'm looking forward to seeing your garden shed make-over. We need a new one and I sure like the looks of yours.
    I'm so sorry about the sadness you've had in the loss of your friends.
    Take care and have a nice week!

  4. Hi there, Wow! Your room and furniture look great. So pretty. You have been very busy. Im sorry at the passing of your friends. That is a sweet thought about Steven and his new little grandson.

    Take care, Janet W

  5. Oh so nice to see a post from you. I've missed them. : )
    I love your white furniture. It is beautiful and looks brand new.
    Sorry to hear of the death of your friends.
    I love New York Cheese cake and have a great recipe. I make it every year for my husband on his birthday.

  6. Hello, I just popped in from Fay's and enjoyed reading your post. Just thought I would let you know you had a first time visitor today.

  7. So love your furniture.. Everyone is using that wonderful paint and really inspires me to do my kitchen set ... You are one busy gal.. Sorry for your loss, too, my dear.. God bless..

  8. Kerin, I'm going to try to address everything in your post and hope that I don't miss anything. First, are those ranoculas (I know what they are but don't know how to spell it) real?. The color is so pretty and they look beautiful no matter what they are. I have missed you but all is forgiven when I see what you have been up to. Your bedroom looks gorgeous. So pretty, bright and restful. Love the painted furniture and the pretty wall color. I be the french doors look wonderful black. I am so sorry for the loss of your friends. Steven looks like such a young man and to think that he missed his grandbaby's birth, but I'm sure you are right and they were able to pass each other on their journeys. Your garden shed will look so cute and what a nice place to have to work in. Yes, the older we get the faster time goes by. I can remember thinking my grandmother must have thought where did the time go and now I am her age and am wondering the same thing..Happy Tuesday my dear friend..Judy

  9. You've been quite busy! It sure looks great!

  10. That is one way to spend a cold wet Winter!
    Your bedroom looks so inviting.

    M : )

  11. Things look really good. We just painted the outside of our house. It is amazing what paint does. Sorry for your losses.

  12. What gumption to get the whole bedroom painted PLUS all the furniture! I don't know where you find the energy! Plus the french doors! The bedroom looks just fantastic... and very "country chic!"

  13. Hi sweet Kerin,
    Beautiful spring flowers! You have been busy making things in your lovely home look so pretty!! So sorry for your losses! Sending you love and hugs! Have a blessed week! xo Heather

  14. It's so good to see you post again. You've been so busy. It looks great! Now you better show the black doors. :) So sorry for the loss of 2 dear friends.

  15. I can see WHY you haven't had time to blog! I love all you have done in your bedroom! I've been thinking of painting our guest bedroom furniture white! You may have just tipped the scale in favor of doing it!! Yours looks absolutely wonderful. And, I love that garden shed... even before all the great upgrades it is about to get! And 200 bulbs! And a special birthday celebration! Busy and wonderful.

    I am sorry for the loss of your dear friends... but, only for the time being. blessings ~ tanna

  16. You've gotten so much done. I blogged, but didn't get to a number of my projects this winter. Your bedroom looks terrific. Juniors has great cheesecake. I pass it often -- one of their branches -- in Grand Central Station and it's a great temptation not to buy cheesecake or their black and white cookies. Glad to see you blogging!

  17. You have been so busy! Amazing at all you get done. I would love to paint the furniture in my bedroom. You've inspired me.

    Sorry about the loss of loved ones. Just a short separation.


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