Friday, March 22, 2019

Thank You and New Mantel

This guy wanted me to thank all of you for the healing wishes and prayers for his back surgery yesterday.  We both could feel the love and prayers throughout the day.

Terry is home and resting.

The back surgeon was able to do the least invasive procedure to release the pressure off the nerve branch. 

He is up and feeling pretty good today.  He still has some pain but it is manageable.

Thank you sweet blogging community for your loving hearts and compassion.
This was the old fireplace and mantel I picked up awhile ago.
This is the fireplace mantel reloved.

I did a little Spring/Easter decor on the new oak mantel.

I used my little white bunnies and put some light green ribbon on them.

I added this fireplace candelabra with auto candles.

They look pretty at night lit up.

I also wanted to show you that I painted my front door a light gray on the inside.  Just to put some definition between the light walls and the door.

It is still pretty chilly and still a possibility of snow here in Illinois,  so the front door still has the winter decor but hopefully soon will be changed to pretty Spring.

We cannot thank all of you enough for your support and care and concern.  I am blessed beyond measure with my friendship with all of you in blog land.

My mom is doing better and home from the hospital.  Terry is through his back surgery and healing nicely and my foot is healing nicely too.

I will have some new drapes and my final living room to show you very soon.

Happy Friday and Have a Great Weekend.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Good Thoughts

This sweet man is the love of my life not to mention the best handy man a DIY girl could ever want!!!!!

He is going in for back surgery tomorrow and I would love if you would keep good healing thoughts for him.

If you believe in the power of prayer say a small prayer for him tomorrow.

He has one of the best back surgeons with a 95% success rate on the type of surgery Terry is going to have.

It is a day surgery and Terry will go home  tomorrow and then be giving the back rest over the next two weeks.

Thank you sweet blogging friends for your caring hearts and prayers.
It is so appreciated.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Prayers Please

Good Saturday Morning Sweet Blogging Friends.

I am asking all you prayer warriors to say a pray for my mom and my sweet handy man Terry.

My mom is in the hospital with some heart issues and Terry is going to have back surgery this coming week.

So lots going on in Junk Chic Cottage on the health front.

If you could send up prayers or if you are not one to pray just keep good healing thoughts for my mom and Terry this week.   I would appreciate it more than I can express.  Thank you.

I hope to be back soon with the new mantel all finished up to show and some new Spring decor.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Some Early Easter Decor and Giveaway Winner

Hi Sweet Blogging Friends.

I am getting some Spring Decor going and also a little early Easter decor.

I decided to do a little Easter centerpiece on my kitchen island.

It is my sweet white bunny and his garden load of carrots.

I usually do not do a lot Easter decor more Spring but I wanted my bunny to have a special place on the kitchen island.

Here is Buddy enjoying the back of the new sectional.  He loves to watch out the window most of the day. 

He is the neighborhood watch with letting me know every time someone is out front of the house. 
Either the mailman Nick or peeps walking their dogs.  He lets everyone know he is in charge and watching everything that goes on in our neighborhood!

I am happy to announce the winner of the Devotions from the Front Porch here today.
The winner is bj from bj's Sweet Nothings.  BJ please contact me with your address and I will be sending you this beautiful copy.
I want to share some of the other devotion books in this series.  Some of you may find them matching your everyday lives.

If any of you like any of these you can find them on Amazon.  

They are also carried at books stores like Barnes and Noble.

Enjoy this week.  
We might hit 68 on Thursday!!!!!  
Oh how nice that will feel.  
One day of beauty and warmth after a long winter.  
Bad news is they are saying it is going to dip back down into the 30's again after Thursday.  
 Mother Nature is teasing us with what is to come!  
This little affair she is having with Old Man Winter needs to stop!  
He needs to leave and Spring needs to come in to stay.

Have a great week.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Front Porch Devotions

Hello Sweet Blogger Friends.

Happy Friday!

Thank you all for the sweet comments left about my foot recovery.  I am doing much better everyday.  Very bored being stuck at home but healing nicely.

Recently I received a beautiful gift from a dear angel friend.  I wanted to share this book review with you today here on the blog.

With being laid up this past week I have been reading a lot and this book is a great daily read.

As we all feel there is nothing quite like our front porch or even our back porches to get us to slow down the pace of our lives.

It is a place we can unwind from our day and take some quiet moments to reflect on things we do in our daily.

"Devotions from the Front Porch invites you to retreat from the busyness of everyday life.  The devotions in this book are centered on the front porch and home and are meant to soothe your soul".

This book takes everyday things we do and relates them to devotions that remind us that God with us in our every day lives.

Here are some examples from this beautiful book.

This book also has beautiful pictures of front porches throughout.

This is a beautiful gift and I have enjoyed reading the devotions throughout.

It does not matter what denomination you are it is  about connecting back to your inner soul  for peace and knowing that God is with all of us in our daily lives.

I highly recommend this book.  I did not receive any compensation for this book review.  

I received this as a beautiful gift and wanted to share it with any of you that would find interest or want to give this as a special gift.

I have a copy I purchased and would like to offer it up as a give away as a thank you to all of you sweet bloggers.
If this is something you would love a chance to receive or even pass it on as a gift to someone special just leave me a comment.

Have a wonderful Weekend.

Now that my foot is better hoping this weekend   to finish up this new mantel.
I will have this to show you soon.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Thank You And Progress On New Fireplace Surround

Helloooo sweet blogger friends.  

 Happy Sunday.

I had my surgery on Friday for an abnormal bone growth to be removed from the top of my foot.  Thank you for the good wishes and prayers.

I will be sporting this for a couple of weeks.

This is the fireplace surround I got a few weekends ago.

Progress is being made.  Here is where we are at with this piece.  New Oak mantel in place and surround painted white.

We put some shiplap on the wall behind the fireplace surround.

Now onto getting the right decor for above the mantel and adding a nice fireplace insert or possibly candles to the opening.

Stay tuned for this wall and fireplace surround to be decorated and finished up.

Things will be slow this week while I recover from my foot surgery.

Have a great Sunday and wonderful start to the new week.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Styling The Top Of TV Cabinet

Hello Everyone.

Hope the week is going great for all of you.

I styled the top of the TV Cabinet and you can see that in the next few pictures.

I also got a new cottage farm sign for my kitchen wall above my open shelves.

I am going in on Friday to have minor foot surgery and will be out of commission for a couple of weeks.  

I am hoping to get some of my decor up on the walls and this room finally pulled together including the new Fireplace surround during my down time.

Have a great rest of the week.