Sunday, November 30, 2008

Those Sales

Well I have never been one of those "hard core" shoppers who spring out of bed bright and early the day after Thanksgiving to "fight the crowds" all for the thrill of a possible bargain. I tried it once and did not like it so I just don't do it. My sister-in-law has made it a tradition of sorts to get up at like 4:00 (that is rolling over hour for me) and hit the sales. Yes she always comes home just as I am getting up (around 8:00) with a smile on her face and a wallet still full of the money she saved as a result of those sales. I went back out shopping with her around noon and found a few things and got just as much joy out of it.......less the headache of the crowds.

Marshall's was my first store of choice and I scored a small bundt pan which I had been looking for along with this sweet Laura Ashley laundry bag for my dry cleaning. Hmmmm I didn't buy any Christmas gifts. The napkin rings were my Target find and they will look so pretty on my Christmas table.

I managed to purchase some toys and stuff for my little boy so the shopping was not just for me. I had so much motivation to get my apartment cleaned and put things away when I returned from my moms. I hung my chandelier and it looks so pretty......much nicer than the industrial fan that comes in the apartments.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Lots of love,

Debbie Kay

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful For All of My Blessings

I am thankful this time of year because it is tradition to give thanks and do unto others who are in need. It has not been a good year in so many aspects of my life, but as the days turn into weeks and those weeks lapse into months, God is cultivating in my heart a new beginning and a fresh start and He has revealed to me so many blessings in the midst of my pain. I am without my father here on this earth but I was blessed by him in my life for 42 years and I will be blessed in eternity with him. I am without a home that bears my name on the title, but I am blessed with a little apartment that is safe and warm, cozy and secure. Behind every trial, there is a blessing and I want to celebrate Thanksgiving everyday of the year. I think everyone can find a blessing in the middle of a trial, just trust that God has the lead in this life we live here on earth.

I am thankful for a warm place to lay my head and rest my body at night.

I am thankful for these two precious children of mine. They drive me crazy, make me laugh, make me cry, make me swear (forgive me Lord), make me sing, make me cringe, make me seethe, make me worry, make me smile and turn my world upside down but God blessed me with them and entrusted me to care for them and with their very heartbeat, I am blessed beyond measure.

This is my family. My mom and dad my brother and sister in January of this year. We celebrated my parents 50th Wedding anniversary and I will forever cherish the memory of that beautiful celebration of their love and commitment to each other and to us children. The blessings in my life are in over-abundance.

A little kitchen from which to make meals seasoned with love and served from my heart is a blessing. I count myself blessed to have the opportunity to serve my sweet little boy. One look around and anyone can see that there is truly more to be thankful for and less to complain about. I am humbled by all that I have everyday and ask God to show me how I can be a blessing to someone in need. We will all eat turkey and all the trimmings this week but as we sit down and share in that satisfying meal, thank The Lord for all that you have and find one small way you can bless someone who may not have anything to be thankful for.

God bless all of my blog friends, you are all very special to me.

With Love,

Debbie Kay

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Boudoir

Thought you might enjoy seeing my haven and the very best part of my new bedroom. I enjoyed decorating it and making it my "feminine retreat".

This is a shot taken from the hallway entrance to my bedroom. I had to take down the door as it would not clear my bed but I hung a curtain for privacy. It allowed extra space along the wall where the door would have rested when it was open.

I know, I know, the television on my beautiful dresser looks awful, but I need to find something to put it in so that I can hide it when I am not watching it. I love to have the news on in the morning while I am getting ready for work.

My sweet little bathroom remains unpainted and I havent hung anything on the walls yet. I am unsure what I am going to do in there but have plenty of time to play around with different ideas.

Thanks for visiting, I am so happy that you stopped by. I look forward to sharing my office with you once I get the boxes unpacked, the walls painted, my desk organized and well you get the picture.....

Debbie Kay

Monday, November 3, 2008

Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen

Welcome to my dear little kitchen. It is nothing fancy, no new state-of-the-art appliances like the ones I left behind but it is perfect for me and perfect for cooking meals for my sweet little boy who always says "Mom you are the best cooker in the world".

It has been a challenge getting used to cooking on an electric stove but I have lived through much worse.

I have plenty of counter space to work from and of course plenty of room to display all the things that make me smile. I have a lot to smile about these days.

I just love this "Pantry" sign and it had the perfect spot in my old kitchen. I think I found a much better place for it here in my new kitchen.....

I need to find a charming curtain for the window over the sink. It is so nice to stand at the sink and have the fresh air come in while I am doing the dishes. Hmmmm I actually like doing dishes...

I will undoubtedly add color to the walls in time, but for now I am just enjoying my new surroundings and getting acquainted with this cozy little place I affectionately call "Home Sweet Home".

Debbie Kay

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Peace Which Passeth All Understanding

I am standing firm on Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. I have never felt such peace in my life as I have experienced this past week filled with moving and shifting and settling into my new apartment. God has been right by my side comforting me and carrying me through all of it. I would like to show you a little glimpse of my cozy new address where my heart has tried to make it a home and my smile has been a permanent expression of the happiness in my spirit.Come on in and have a seat in my little living roomI love my beautiful buffet and it fits perfectly in my cozy new dining room

Just enough room for me and my little boy to share the happenings in our day and a meal made with all the love I have in my heart. Well friends, this is just a glimpse around my new home, I will have much more to share as the weeks progress. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comments, treasure your friendships and covet your prayers.


Debbie Kay

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