Thursday, February 27, 2014

South of the Mason/Dixon Line

It's official; sister and I have touched every antique store this side of the Mason/Dixon line and found the perfect one! (See above picture for this beauty!) Let's see...I went to 9 stores in Franklin; Sandy and I went to 11 in Nashville in one day and a few the next day but returned back for this one. OK, we really didn't go to all the antique malls and shops....I may have exaggerated that a bit, but it seemed like it! They say (whoever "they" is), that the thrill of looking for the find is as great as the find itself. Which is actually why I wanted to post this. I am so thankful for my sounding board, guide, critique and helper (a.k.a., my sister). We had so much fun during my visit the past three days. Of course, we got in a few other types of stores such as our coupon blitz at Kroger and our Goodwill "goodies", to name just a few. My sister is so special and I love her so much, even more than this cabinet :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Where oh where has my little blog gone, Oh where or where can it be?

Maybe it's the snow, maybe it's cabin fever, but for whatever reason, I have decided to update my blog. My last post was from Christmas of last year, hmmm... actually year before last as in light years ago, 2012. Unlike Anna, I am not going to do last year in review (with sweet pictures of Lila) because frankly, last year was a tough year losing Daddy. But we focus on today and what a day it has been - filled with beautiful snow and fun with David, Crissy and of course, Henry. I love this picture of the house I took this morning. (It's a good thing you cannot see the inside...It's a mess with the kitchen remodel gone crazy.)

How ironic that my last post of Christmas 2012 was about a castle and a home and my new post is again about a cabin and a home. What makes a home so beautiful? Is it the soon to be new tile floor in the kitchen or that big huge chunk-a-island gone? Yes and no. It's about always changing. Yes, to the decor change (Can I get an amen?), but also to changing seasons. Anna has a home of her own; Caleb has a dorm room of his own :) The season of Kevin and I's marriage is changing; which brings me to why I am glad that through no matter what season (or storm), we are together. I am glad that our kids can come back to this home and there be memories. It is good to be able to call a place a home, to go and see where you grew up, literally and where you changed.

You are always welcome in our home!