Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Litttle Things

It doesn't take much to make me happy. Really. I have lots of projects in mind to do this year. Some large projects and some not quite as ambitious. My mind is always thinking on something I want to do or change. In my kitchen, I would REALLY LOVE to do a total makeover. My house is super large, but the kitchen....well...while it is very functional, it is just not very roomy. I had all these great plans of knocking out more walls.....adding a many visions. Mr.T. however, put a quick halt to all my fabulous plans. OK fine.....since he's the one that would be doing all the about a mini make-over....painting all the appliances...hardware, backsplash, countertops???   Great OK then......what do I get? Well, let me show you. Here's a picture of my kitchen before.
Like I said. Functional.
Great appliances, but, well you know...stainless!!!!! I want it!!! new appliances for me. Mine work! All Jenn-Aire and in great shape...sooooo. They stay. I'm very thankful for my things actually (though I know it doesn't sound like it:). Now my kitchen looks like this.
Notice anything different?
Something small truly makes me so happy!

How about a closer look?

Hardware!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!
Also. Another change in my dining room has made me smile.



And after.

Yep! Mr. T. whipped out this beautiful mantle for the fireplace just for me! He's so sweet to me.  I love it! Makes the room feel so homey.
Well....just thought I'd share my small makeovers with you this evening. We're snowed in here tonight....totally. It's great though. I have thoroughly enjoyed being home, snuggling with the kiddos, getting things done around here. Just being's a very good thing.
Blessings to you all.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Are you ready for some projects??

As we dig our feet into the new year, I contemplate new projects. I'll spend some time praying on these things, but I've been thinking.

A kitchen facelift.
New window treatments for my dining room.
A new mantle for my stone fireplace.
A master bedroom/bathroom makeover.
A diet and a new me! :)
Finish  my sewing/knitting projects I have started.
Make 6 new quilts.
Knit 6 pairs of socks.
Spend more time on my spinning wheel.

Hmmmmm. Maybe I should stop there, that looks like alot!
Better go and think about getting started.
Blessings dear frineds for a most lovely evening~~Shine

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year dear friends. I pray that this will be such a beautiful year for each and every one of you. That you will discover your dreams and all your most lovely wishes will come true.
Spring will be here soon, and as my sweet daughter says, it's only 358 days till Christmas!!!
Blessing to you all~~~Much love~~~~Shine