Wednesday, April 12, 2017

~My Kitchen gets a FACE LIFT!!~

In case you missed it, GO HERE to see my Easter Decor, Missionary convention, and the Flings coming over for supper. 

As you may have known, I don't have a lot of kitchen cabinets.  Not complaining, just statin' facts. :-)  The 3 bottom cabinets that I have don't match, and were graciously put in for me by a friend and Phillip. (They did this as soon as we got the house, or one of the times we were coming back from the field.)  I'M THRILLED TO HAVE THE Cabinets I have! :-)

I haven't had any upper cabinets, so my wall was blank.  Not to mention that I NEEDED more places to put things.  (cabinets store a lot of food, spices, dishes, etc.)

~This is what my wall looked like before.~ 
We didn't want to try to pray in the money to buy all matching cabinets...when in God's timing we would like to sell this house and move to the country.  (We LOVE our old house, and wish we could pick it up and take it with us. :-)

So while Phillip was in Colombia and Peru, I got to looking at my kitchen and the idea popped into my head of OPEN SHELVES!
I love open shelves and it would be MUCH CHEAPER!  I talked to Phillip on the phone while he was in Peru and told him of my dreams.

I also wanted a kitchen island which would give me more drawers and doors for storage.

When he came back he found some old floor planks that had been WEATHERED...which would work WONDERFULLY for my open shelves.

SO Jesus gave us the shelves for FREE!!

~Noah, Phillip and I repainted the walls of my kitchen ...white...I LOVE white! ~

 ~Then Phillip and I scrubbed the old wooden planks and I put polyurethane on them.~

The Lord helped Phillip find me this nice kitchen island just the perfect small size for my Retro 1900's kitchen. :-)
We got a great price on it off of Craig's list.~

Enjoy the Tour! :-)
 ~My whole kitchen~

~Jesus gave us the fun chandelier some months back.~

 ~My good friend Missy Underwood gave me my 10 pickle jars.~

~I painted these blue lids of the pickle jars mint-ish green.~

~We bought metal L shaped brackets to hang the shelves.  
Then we found the corbels for a Great price at a re-store, which I painted white.  
 (Corbels are the white chunky things "holding" up the shelves. Phillip is holding one.)  ~

~One side of my open shelves...~

 ~The other side of my open shelves.~

~My sweet Moma suggested that I hang my white coffee I did...and we love it!~

~Pics from around my kitchen.~
 ~I think I told you that this little window in my kitchen...had been a part of a bathroom that was all rotted out.  My husband tore out the bathroom...
but left the little window in my kitchen for added light.~

 ~Found this fun Fleur De Lis can opener in LA!~

 ~My fun cup from Coffee Emporium some weeks back.~

 ~Since my lower cabinets are parts and pieces, I had an open space between one of them and my stove.  Our Kimberly and Sarah saw an idea on Pintrest...
3 wooden boxes to go in that space, and to give me more storage.  :-)
Phillip plans to build some sliders for these boxes so they will slide in and out like drawers.
Kimberly went searching for and found old lath boards...and made the Adorable boxes.
Sarah stenciled and painted the Cute numbers on them!~

Phillip plans to install my dishwasher soon as well.  About 4 years ago while we were living and working in Argentina, a church sent our family some money for Christmas.  
Phillip suggested that we buy a dishwasher for our U.S.A. home with that money.  We did, but due to all the traveling for Jesus and missions, it is still in the box. 

~I'm Grateful to my Jesus and my Sweetheart for the new look of my kitchen!! 

Monday, April 10, 2017

~Easter Decor, Missionary Convention, Flings over for supper~

I love Spring.  I like the bunnies, the chicks, the new grass, flowers, birds nest and Robbin eggs, etc.  Here's a little tour of the Springy / Easter decor in our home.
~Mary picked me some flowers, so I placed them in front of my springy chalkboard.~

 ~Our old Gas stove.~

~On the buffet~

 ~Fun eggs made out of polished sandstone that I got in Sedona, AZ~

 ~The little green bunny watches over the Fleur De Lis china cup.~
 ~The old ice box.~

 ~I love Abigail's little Puma tennis shoes that I got for her at Once Upon a Child. :-) ~

 ~We found Queso Fresco (Fresh Cheese) at Aldi's.  That is something we enjoyed in Argentina.~
 ~Above the piano.~

 ~I was Happy to have a gift card to Target so I could get my box wood wreath that I have been looking at since last year. I love it on our old church window.~

 ~On the mantel.~

 ~I found this handywork of my Grandma Bryan, who lived to be 104 years old, and framed it as part of our Easter decor.~
 ~Our centerpiece.  I got the white cross at the Salvation Army where Dad and Mom D. shop in AZ.~
 ~This is the tray that I got cheap .... from the "damaged section" of a store in Argentina. :-) ~
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 ~Abigail on Phillip's back during Family Prayer time.~
 ~Enjoying Chinese tea for breakfast one morning.~
 ~Abigail talking to Scott at Youth night out~
 ~Abigail wearing Mary's glasses.~
 ~Silly Abigail "talking" on TWO phones.~
 ~We had Missionary Convention at our church April 6-9.~
 ~Pastor Benjamin Salvant from Haiti spoke.  The Lord really helped him.~

 ~Enjoying an Argentine Mate one morning.~
 ~On Friday night of the Mission's convention we had the Flings over for supper.  I made "Mississippi Roast"...and it was a hit.  Jamie Spivey shared the recipe with me.~
 ~Knowing we would be running out the door for Mission's convention and not have time to do a bunch of dishes, I used Springy paper plates and napkins. ~

~I made brownie bites to serve for dessert.~

 ~Michele made a delicious jello salad.~
 ~The Mississippi Roast with hot peppers.~
 ~Dessert is on: My brownie bites with ice cream, fresh strawberries, and chocolate syrup.~
 ~Our dear friends Byron and Michele.~
 ~Another Zack hack.~
 ~Friday night after church we got together to celebrate Bro. Mark's birthday.~

 ~Each time we prayed during Missionary convention we focused on hearing a report from and praying for one of our Global Holiness Mission works (and one time Bro. Benjamin presented his work and prayer request.)
On Sunday Bro. Joel Wegener presented Your Radio Pastor Radio Station.  It can be heard at or by downloading their app.
They receive letters all the time of souls in Africa and beyond that are coming to know Jesus because of our radio program.  Praise the Lord!!!

~Malted Eggs in Phillip's favorite Easter candy dish.~
 ~Phillip having his devotions in our back yard.~
 ~Making bloomers for our Mary and Abigail.  Laura and I wore these frilly feminine "leggins" are a family Tradition.~
 ~Enjoying me some white peach tea.~
 ~Abigail in her Springy coat.~

~Today we met our dear friends the Stampers at the park for an hour of play time.  It was a beautiful sunny day.~
 ~Abigail and Kelsey.~
 Up next...the pics of the project in our house that Phillip and I have been working on.  :-) ~

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