Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Thursday, Thank You's and Stay Tuned!

Happy Thursday.  We are at record lows here outside Chicago.  Man you cannot even describe what it feel like to go outside today.
Remember those brain freezes you get when you drink something cold really fast.  Well that is what your skin and brain feel like to step outside today.  They are saying warm up by the week end.  Ohhhhh I hope so.



Just wanted to say Thank you in this post to a couple of really sweet bloggers.

First is the Lovely Michelle from Petite Michelle Louise Blog.  Michelle is so sweet and talented and has a great Etsy Shop.  My hubby bought me one of her sweet treasures as a surprise for Valentine's Day.  I wanted to show it off.  Thank you Michelle for making this beautiful vintage piece and thanks to my hubby for thinking this perfect for me for Valentine's Day.


Isn't this so sweet.  It is made out of an old door knob.

I am keeping it close to me by my night stand.

Love this so much.



Next Thank You is to Jann from Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.  She sent me a cute Valentine's Heart and cute little scrabble letters on tags.  If you have not met Jann you must hop over to her sweet blog and get your daily cup.  Jann is too sweet and I love this little surprise I got in the mail today.



Is this not just the cutest valentine's Heart and so me.  Jann I cannot thank you enough.  I just love this.

I hung it on my old picket fence.  Sooo sweet.



You meet just the sweetest peeps in blog land.  Jann I loved my little surprise in the mail.  Came at a perfect time to lift my spirits.

Hope where ever you are you are keeping warm.

Here is a sneak peak at the wall in the kitchen.


I know I know it is scary and looks like Grandma's Basement.  Trust that I have done some magic to this faux brick wall to have it come into the 21st century and give my French Farmhouse Kitchen some character.  Stay Tuned to see what this transforms too!

Have a great rest of the week and wonderful week end.  Spotlight on Saturday with a really sweet blogger you are going to love getting to know.
Kris
:)

41 comments:

  1. Little bits of love that show up in our mailboxes are the best. :)
    Can't wait to see the wall!

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  2. I already know it will blow me away Kris!!!!!!!! Can't wait! Your beautiful heart from Jann is a treasure. So pretty! and I love all of Michelle's art and this piece your husband got it is lovely. I also Love the sign behind it!
    sending hugs your way...

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  3. I already know it will blow me away Kris!!!!!!!! Can't wait! Your beautiful heart from Jann is a treasure. So pretty! and I love all of Michelle's art and this piece your husband got it is lovely. I also Love the sign behind it!
    sending hugs your way...

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  4. Very cute gifts! Can't wait to see the "Great Wall" when it is finished!

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  5. This totally warmed my heart on another VERY cold day here in MA! I feel for you Sistah! Brrrrr. I am SO happy you love the IH Terry picked out for you! He is so thoughtful! And I cannot WAIT to see How your brick wall turns out! Wow!!

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  6. Blogging friends are so sweet - love your new hearts and I am in awe of the picket fence.

    I am eager to see that wall when you are finished.

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  7. Sweet little gifts! I can't wait to see your kitchen wall!!!
    Kim

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  8. I love your new treasures. I'm sure it will be beautiful.

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  9. What wonderful gifts! I cannot wait to see what you do with that wall. Stay warm!!

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  10. Wonderful goodies! Can't wait to see your transformation!

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  11. What wonderful surprises. They are so perfectly you. xo Laura

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  12. So glad the little heart lifted your spirits Kris! I thought it was totally you. Love the doorknob! I have been wanting to make something similar with an old one I have. Have you ever done anything not fabulous? I think not! We put faux brick on a small wall in our theater room and hung an old Pizza sign that lights up on it. I love it and know yours will be fabulous!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. What lovely and thoughtful gifts your friends gave you. Hope you are staying warm and cozy inside and I can't wait to see what you have in store for your brick wall.

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  14. Your new treasures are so you. Both of those bloggers are so talented. Stay in and be warm and hopefully by this weekend it will be warmer. I am waiting for your reveal of the French Country kitchen.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  15. Wow what a great way to make your day with new gifts from you husband and blog friend. Can't wait to see how your new project comes out. It's so cold and windy here with snow and ice. It's too cold to melt! Stay warm.

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  16. Oh Kris, I know it will be fab..... Are you going to go over it with some plaster, leaving some brick exposed and then wash the wall down with some white aged paints?
    I can't wait to see what takes place here....I love, love, love brick Interior walls, just like Vera's walls.

    Can't wait, hurry, hurry I can't wait :))

    Xx
    Dore

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  17. Beautiful Makes, so nice to receive little treasures in the post. Stay nice and warm in doors. Looking forward to seeing your wall transform.
    Rosezeeta,

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  18. I bet it just made your day when you received those goodies! There's such generosity in blogland. :) Hope you warm up soon!

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  19. I'd say Terry did good-very very good! Love the repurposed knob. That valentine is just beautiful. I adore Jann, too. She is just a sweetheart. Can't wait to see what you are doing with that brick. I know it will be spectacular and I know that it is not going to look anything like what we are seeing here.
    Cold here, too. We did not get up to zero today. It was MINUS 17 (not counting wind chill) when I went in to work this morning- UGH- xo Diana

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  20. Hi Kris,
    Michelle creates the most beautiful things. I've always loved her doorknob art pieces. Yours is lovely. Love the sweet little valentine and how thoughtful that she thought of you. Can't wait to see your wall redo. My guess is that it will be white.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  21. oh, i'm gonna love the new wall, kris! adorable doorknob and that winged mercury vase is too cute! jan's a doll, isn't she:) and her heart is darling! stay warm!

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  22. Oh that photo makes me even more anxious to see the end result of your new wall! I'm sure it's been lots of work! Also, you have such sweet blog friends, and talented as well, how blessed!!!

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  23. How sweet of your husband to find the perfect gift from sweet Michelle for you. Love it. Your faux brick wall will be wonderful. But it made me wonder about your dark leather sofa??? Did you ever get it? Maybe I missed that post. You post so often that I do miss some of them. Looking forward to seeing your wall and French style cabinet.

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  24. I am so excited to see. :-))
    I agree, blog buddies are the best.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  25. Such lovely gifts, Kris! I went back and read you last post, too...sounds like a big project! I know the two of you will do your magic! I can't wait to see it! xo

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  26. You received some sweet gifts! I'm glad that they brightened your day. You certainly needed that. I think your brick wall is going to look good once you get it all finished.

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  27. Kris,
    Sweet gift from Terry, very unique and pretty. Blogging friends can brighten our lives. Looking forward to the new wall reveal.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  28. Kris, love your thoughtful gifts! Can't wait to see your kitchen wall finished! :)
    Susan

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  29. I. am. so. excited! I can't wait to see the magic! Sweet gifts you've received and you're so deserving Kris :)

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  30. I know where you're going with that wall and it will be fabulous - can't wait to see the reveal Kris! Sweet gifts that are perfect for your decor.

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  31. Looking forward to seeing the conversion in that dark area!!

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  32. Love all of your sweet gifts. I can't wait to see what you do with this wall. Jo

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  33. We're in a deep freeze here in New York, as well. I thru food out for the birds and squirrels this morning and I felt the sting of the cold in just a matter of seconds. So hard to believe spring is around the corner!! I hope you're having a beautiful day!! : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  34. I just love Jann. What great goodies. Excited about reveal. Bitter cold here. Snow tomorrow then warmer Sunday with rain. Not a good weekend here this time

    Cindy

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  35. You are so right...the sweetest peeps are in blogland....I can just imagine what the wall will look like....can't wait!...

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  36. Don't you just love all of the love out there in the blog world?? I am excited to see what you did with that wall because I have a whole box of that Z-brick and I have been wondering what to do with it forever...like for 12 years!

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  37. What sweet gifts from your blogging friends, Kris. I have one of those knobs, too, and LOVE it!! I won it from Sandi at a Cottage Muse in one of her drawings. I LOVE her!
    I am baffled at your wall!!! You never cease to amaze me, girl!! Whatever you are planning, I know it will be gorgeous!
    Have a good Saturday.
    Debbie
    xoxo

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  38. I know ypur wall will be fabulous. LOVE mine and am planning on doing something similiar in my bedroom when it warms up. Lol

    Love your sweet treasures also!
    Blessings~

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  39. Terry is such a sweetheart, Kris. He did good with that doorknob treasure. It's delightful. The heart is very pretty and it looks perfect on the picket fence. Jann is a doll. I agree with you, the nicest people are in Blogland. I'm really anxious to see what you do with that wall! xxx ~ Nancy

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  40. So lovely and sweet gifts! I can't wait to see the great wall!!!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  41. What perfect gifts! I love the door knob piece that Terry bought and that heart from Jann is wonderful! Lucky you! Hope things have warmed up a bit there! We still have snow on the ground - been too cold for it to melt. Supposed to get more tomorrow from what my daughter told me. Can't wait to get outside and not freeze! Take care! Hugs, Leena

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