Saturday, January 30, 2010

Things Are Looking Up

Hello There All My Wonderful Blogger Friends!
Yes, I am still alive and kicking...though you couldn't tell from my lack of updating and blogging. Sorry!!!! I actually contemplated just closing my blog down, but I thought of all you wonderful folks, and how so many of you have faithfully followed and waited for updates on our remodel and just couldn't do it. So I am here to finally give you an update, and hopefully stay more on top of my blogging.

Honestly I have the hardest time figuring out how to balance my time so I can get everything done in the day that needs to be done. My first priority is the kids school, and then there is the business and orders that need to be worked on, and then there are all those other pesky household responsibilities to attend to. I find little time for anything else. I am happy to say that health wise I am feeling better, and the last blood work did show my anemia getting better. The count is still to low, but slowly climbing, and I am not as fatigued as I had been, so looks like all those silly pills are working. I still struggle to find the time to use the treadmill, but I haven't given up. ;-)

We got some snow last night, and the kiddies(fur kiddies included) couldn't wait to get outside and play in it. Shouldn't stay around long. Maybe a couple days or so. That is the beauty of snow here in Kentucky...It melts quickly! ;-)

Both the girls enjoyed their romp through the snow as well as Little Lady Lydia. She is Megan's(our oldest daughter) New Great Pyrenees Puppy. She really is the sweetest little thing... well not really little, but sweet none the less, and I have yet to hear one peep out of her.

Our business continues to do very well, and at times we have all we can do to keep up. All the handcrafted items take time, and though my customers are the BEST in the world, I always feel so pressured to get orders out quicker then probably is doable. I add the stress myself!! .I have been wanting to introduce more retail into the website, and plan on a textile purchase from "Family Heirloom Weavers" next week. Still trying to decide what exactly I want to offer my customers. They have such gorgeous textiles, and made here in the USA! I need to decide so I can get that order placed Monday or Tuesday. If anybody has any suggestions or if there is a certain design that they offer and you would like to see us carry, then drop me an email. I would love to hear from you.

Just finished up some new Shelf Sitters, and signs this past week, and finished this simple "Bowl Shelf" today. I've been wanting to make this up for over a year, and finally got to it this weekend. Wasn't at all difficult...Just had to find the time to get it done!

Now onto the kitchen! We have made a lot of progress, though we still have probably another 2 months before we are completely done with it! There is a lot of those little tedious details to finish. Like the grills in the kitchen windows. They are on order, and should be here soon. The molding, and finishing up the brick around the wall oven. Ed has all the cupboards built except for my bake center, and broom closet.I'll give you all a peek of the sitting area of the kitchen. It isn't completed yet, but well enough along that I'm not embarrassed to share it with you all. ;-)

Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to. I'm hoping to be updating more about the kitchen over the next few weeks.
You all have a very blessed evening, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Kim, love your home!!! Can't wait to see it all finished. Your bowl shelf is wonderful too!

  2. I love your home. I have lots of antiques too, but my home doesn't look quite as authentic as yours! It looks like right out of Country Home magazine. Fun Stuff!

  3. Kim your house is so warm looking love what you have done so far can't wait to see the rest.

  4. Kim, I am so thrilled to see you back!! I am excited to see your room! It looks just great!!! :-) I can't wait to see the rest. I am glad you didn't close your blog down, because you are on my top sites! :-) I am still LOVING what you made for me back in the fall, and plan to place another order soon. Also, as a homeschool mom, I know how busy things can get, but you are doing a wonderful job juggling it all! Lydia is a cutie! Thank you for was a delight seeing it all! Fondly, Rachel

  5. Hi Kim, you've been missed for sure! So glad you posted and gave us an update. Your kitchen is looking great as is everything else I see. Loved seeing the pictures of the kids and of course Lydia-she is adorable!! Good luck with everything and know that you have friends that are thinking of you!!

  6. How absolutely beautiful! Your room is just gorgeous kiddo.

    Oh Little Lady Lydia is perfect in that picture with your daughter....and the one by herself...could win a photo contest for sure.


  7. Hi Kim,
    I'm so glad to see a new post and glad you are feeling better. The picture of your daughter and Lydia is adorable! I can't wait to see your finished kitchen. I love what I'm seeing so far. Love your furniture and the fireplace is so nice. It looks like you are keeping up fine to me.
    Take care!

  8. So happy to see an update. The room is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! you decorate so well. Enjoyed the pictures of the kids and dog , so sweet.
    Keep up the good work with your health .You mean so much to so many.

  9. I really love your blog! Your pictures are wonderful!! I sure hope that you will keep your blog going....but,I totally understand!
    I am a HS mom too....have one that graduated a year early about 2 1/2 years ago and have one that is a Freshman...
    It can all be overwhelming at times....prim shop and concession's education...daily life!! It's all good though!
    Just take a deep breath and keep pluggin'!!

    I would like to especially ask you if you would
    mind to share some closer up pics of different things you all have done and furniture pieces that you've made...You are very inspiring to me!Please come by my blog and read my latest post when you can....
    Oh, I joined your blog too!!
    Take care neighbor,

  10. OMGosh!!
    Your home is AMAZING!!!!
    Seriously AMAZING!!!
    I am drooling all over the place!!
    Thanks so much for the wonderful photos!!
    They are so inspiring!!
    Now off to look again!!!

  11. Your home is amazing! Love this seating area

  12. Glad to see you back sweetie, your home looks wonderful....Take care of yourself...

  13. I am so glad to see you back! I look forward to seeing all the updates!

  14. Kim,
    It is so nice to see you back.
    And to peek around your home is so beautiful. Everything is looking fabulous.
    luv Ann.xx

  15. Kim, I am so glad you're back. Your home is so lovely and inspirational. I know what you mean about juggling time. We own a garden center and when it is up and running, it seems like there is no time for anything else. Keep up the good work, I also order a couple of items from you last fall and absolutely LOVE them. Take care and good to see you back on APP. Cyanne treestoday

  16. I love what you've shared so far, Kim!

    And it's just so good to see you posting again...

  17. PLEASE do not close your blog! I love it! I was so happy to see that you had posted!
    Everything looks great so far. I always get inspired when I visit you. Your home is just gorgeous!
    Your daughter's puppy is adorable! I'm sure the entire family is enjoying her.
    Take care of yourself and I hope to see another post form you soon. But if you get busy, don't worry, we'll still be around when you have time.
    Have a great week!