~ June: Junking and Jaunts ~

Hello friends.
Boy, oh boy.. it's another month that has just sped by, and tomorrow July will begin anew.
We've crammed a lot into June.
We've been to yard sales, and garage sales, estate sales.... we've been junking.

The above shelf was a yard sale find. Also the Quaker oats cans.. love them! I gave the shelf a little make over with some paint, and a bit of sanding.

I always find something great when I go junking.
Above junking finds: Shelf {gave it a make over with some black paint} bottles, plant, and the pig with the goose... affectionately referred to as "Petals" the pig, and "Gertie" the goose.
 Delightful mirror. 
We snagged it at a yard sale, only it wasn't actually displayed at the lady's yard sale.
She had it in her house, and they have been renovating their old house.
She asked me if I was interested in a really big mirror. She showed it to me, and the price couldn't be beat. I bought it on the spot.
 It also received a make-over {painted}. There is some hazing, and speckling on the mirror, but I honestly like the aged look of it. 
Isn't the scalloped edge on the mirror sweet?!
I imagine in it's former life, it was part of a mirror and dresser set.
 I painted our mantle white, and had been looking for a large mirror for the mantle.
 This mirror fits the mantle perfectly.
We took a jaunt to Park City.
It's always fun to take a trip to Park City.
We went to lunch and did a bit of shopping. 

 We managed to squeeze in a trip to the zoo in also.
 One of those summer activities that is always a lot of fun.
Lastly, our 'grand~dog' turned one year old.
Her name is Luna, and she loves water! Our oldest son and his wife live by a river, and they take Luna down to the river to swim, fetch and play.
Honestly, I was surprised that they got her to stand still enough to snap this picture!

So, what ever you're doing to soak up summer, I hope you're having fun!

Attitude of gratitude :
~ Feeling grateful for this day! I've been asking in my prayers for our Heavenly Father to help me find ways to serve.
Just this morning, I made a batch of naan, and took some over to my neighbors. It's not a big deal, but I'm grateful for the opportunity to foster goodwill, and show kindness.
Honestly, I am a home~body,and because I'm not out and about, and also because we live in a teeny tiny town, opportunities to serve just don't present themselves every day.
Of course, I always feel blessed to serve my family, but I am looking for service opportunities around me elsewhere as well.
A few days ago, traveling along the highway, we saw 2 elderly men trying to push a pick-up. We stopped gave them some help, and they went on their way. They were so grateful! Just for a teeny bit of help, and they thanked us profusely.
Yes.. I am feeling grateful for this new day, and for each new opportunity to serve.


  1. Hi Kerin, I was just going to write my post when I saw the chicken sign and said I have one just like that so clicked on to see who it was and guess what?..great minds do think alike! I love all your finds and the way you have transformed them, and how you have displayed your treasures. You have a great eye, my friend..Have to give shout out to Luna, she looks just like my granddog, Cruzer. We really are peas in a pod..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  2. You've turned your 'junk' finds into items of beauty.
    Those little kindnesses mean more than people realize. What a nice world it would be if we all did that. : )

  3. Hi Kerin, What a wonderful post. I love the mirror. What a great find. Sounds like you have had a busy but enjoyable month. Luna has the sweetest face! Wishing you and yours a happy and safe 4th.

  4. I enjoyed the pictures of your trip. You junking finds are great - I just love the mirror!

  5. I love looking at all of your goodies. Your shelves turned out so cute. I love that Pig Petals and Gertie Goose! I know I would love visiting and looking at your house so much. I love that great picture you got of that flag on the barn.
    You are such a hard worker. You make it looks so easy. I know how hard you work. So glad you did a post!

  6. Looks like you have picked up some great finds!
    The sales around here have been sorta blah,

    Summer is flying!

    M :)

  7. Sweet Kerin, what a beautiful reminder to open our eyes to those around us...there is joy in helping others.

    Delightful post, my friend. A trip to the zoo sounds ike great fun! The bear has the right idea about swimming on a hot day :) May you have a blessed 4th of July! Hugs!

  8. You found some great second hand items and did a great job at repurposing them! I wish I were you neighbor to get some of your attitude with gratitude - that Naan sounds SO delicious! :)

  9. Looks like you found some fabulous treasures! Thanks for the naan recipe. I've always wanted to try to make some. When it cools down a touch I'll definitely bake some. Mimi

  10. I like your "junking finds!"
    What fun it is to take something old and give it new life . . .
    And I always enjoy reading your GRATITUDES . . .
    Today I am grateful for wool socks, 47 degrees on July 1 . . . I had warm toes!

  11. You found some very cute things! Love the mirror on your mantel, too. Have a wonderful day and Happy Independence Day to you!

  12. Hi Kerin!

    I love your thrift store finds! I have that same, Quaker Oats tin sitting on a shelf in my kitchen, I've had it for many years! Tomorrow, my sister, Karen, and I will be doing some thrifting! I hope I can find some fun finds!

    Loved all your pictures. Park City is a fun place to visit, and so beautiful! Love the bear, and the cute grandpup!

    Your thoughts on gratitude are beautiful! I always feel so much better when I serve others. It's the best way to lose yourself, and forget about your own problems. My prayers tonight will be to bless you for sharing.... ;0)


  13. I love the quaker oats cans!!!!
    So adorable.

  14. I love your sweet servant's heart, Kerin! I know these folks were so blessed by your acts of love and kindness. =) Wow! You hit the jackpot this summer with you finds... the fence!... love the little shed!... and your kitchen is so very warm and welcoming... just like before. You shine right through in every detail! Keep on keeping on! blessings ~ tanna


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