"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!" - Amanda Bradley

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” - Sophia Loren

So, I finally filled up the hutch. I was (a bit more) inspired after I got out my regular kitchen valance which matches the napkins and place mats (above). I needed bright and cheery just like you all said (you all are SO smart! Thank you for your input.).

I fooled around while taking pictures, different settings, flash/no flash...Then when I looked at the photos I realized that none of them were very good, but really didn't want to go back and take more so you get to experience my experimentation.

One of my favorite things to do is put photos in little places through out the house. I find a photos and tuck them in places. I move them around...so many photos so little time. That's my Papa Bud up there in the gravy boat (that just sounds silly).

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. I bought these for my Grandma about 25 years ago. When I went to Minnesota as a child there was this Paul Bunyan park with a HUGE Paul that could talk and when I walked in he said, "Welcome Jerrie from Bellingham, Washington." It freaked me out. A lot. It took my grandpa quite some time to calm me down.

Well there it is. It's finished. Well almost. I like to move things around all the time so it's constantly evolving. And I'm thinking of making a little banner for along the top that might be fun.

It's a chilly day. I'm bundling up and heading out to run some errands.

Happy Day!


  1. It looks good. Papa Bud is ROCKING that gravy boat! :)

  2. Very cheery! Make a banner...I am seeing really cute banners out there and have been thinking about a banner too.

  3. Hahaha...I love Papa Bud in the gravy boat! That phrase just totally made my crappy day into a very cheery one! Thank you for that.

  4. What a great looking blog! Thanks so much for your comment on mine last night. You spurred me to action today.


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