Christmas gatherings

Christmas gatherings

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

farmhouse Jan.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

A wonderful visit and painted kitchen cabinets.

I hope everyone is enjoying your Memorial Day weekend and remembering the true reason that we
are celebrating Memorial Day. It is a day to remember our men and women of the armed forces that
have given their lives so that we can live in freedom in this wonderful country!
  My husband has an uncle that came for a visit from Washington State, we had a cookout and
enjoyed laughing and talking with him. His name is Nathan Everett, he has written several books and is going to have another book published this summer. He writes alot of mysteries.

My daughter Steph and niece Chanel

Ronnie, Uncle Nathan, my BIL Keith and my son Luke
There are many things I would love to do to our house, but with two properties that we take care of
we can't do any extensive remodeling at this time.
 So my remodeling usually consists of painting.
 I have painted my kitchen cabinets 3 times in the last several years, the last time I painted them
I painted them black. I liked the black, but was ready for something different. So I decided to paint them "Homestead Resort Olive". I was going to do the painting by myself but my hubby said no way, was he going to let me do it all by myself. He told me that Mother's Day wasn't over yet and that
he was going to continue with the celebration! I love that man! Tomorrow we will have a small
cookout with our kids and grandkids and make homemade ice cream with an old woodend crank ice cream maker.
My kitchen is small and L-shaped so I have to take several photo's so that you can see the whole kitchen.

This is when I tried to distress my cabinets and before our new flooring.

I had to take these photo's from FB, since I lost all of my photo's on my computer awhile back.
Love the green, it is valspar paint, called "Homestead Resort Olive"

Love my bunting flag over my sink.

My kitchen is small but I love my big kitchen sink.

Love decorating my hoosier for the different holidays.


  1. Wow it made a big difference. so pretty.

  2. The green is very pretty. It looks so nice. That bunting flag is very patriotic. Where did you get that?


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Riley's Birthday Party

Riley's Birthday Party
Me, Ron, Riley and Cole

Me and baby Jake

Me and baby Jake
"Just what I ordered"! Rem. everytime a baby is born so is a Grandma!!


Mom, dad and my three beautiful sisters

Daughter Steph, Mat, Riley and Cole

Daughter Steph, Mat, Riley and Cole
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Celebrating parents 50th. Wedding anniversary

Celebrating parents 50th. Wedding anniversary
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Son with Applachian trail blanket

Son with Applachian trail blanket
Luke hiked the entire AT 2007, he's the man!

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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.