Sometimes right in the middle of an ordinary day.

 Happy Weekend.

Life has been a struggle.  Lots of transition and unrest and worry.  Sometimes when you need a friend or smile or just someone to be in your corner something special happens.

The other day was a bad one.  One of those days when things just seemed to go in the wrong direction all day.  One of those days when I found myself needing to take a minute and breath. 

Just when I was exhausted mentally and physically I drove up the driveway wanting to find shelter in my house.  A quiet place where I could close the door and kiss a terrible day good bye.

I saw a package laying on my doorstep.

 I took the package in the house and opened it.

It was from Farmgirl Flowers sent to me from a very special blogging friend. 

It was from Tina.  Tina's blog is What We Keep.  Tina and I have become friends through blogging and she has shared her friendship and kind heart with me.  Tina knows how much I have been struggling with what life has been throwing at me.  Tina is sweet and kind and has a fun sense of humor which makes her the best kind of friend to have.  

 Right in the middle of an ordinary or in my case a not so ordinary day,  when I needed a little ray of hope,  here was a beautiful thoughtful gift on my doorstep.

Jasmine in a galvanized pot.

 The Jasmine is just starting to bloom and it is so pretty.

Thank you Tina.  You have a heart as big as the sky.  Thank you for thinking about me and sending me this gift of cheer.

Neither Tina or I have been compensated for giving a shout out.  I love to share Company's that provide a good service and a sweet smile to someone in need.


Tina said she has used this company many times and has been satisfied each and every time.  I am a witness to this with the sweet Jasmine plant.  It is beautiful and the galvanized pot is perfect and unique. 

If you want to send a wonderful thoughtful gift you should visit this company.  The flowers and  plants crafted together along with unique wrapping make this gift a special one.

Thanks Tina for giving me a hug and smile with this special delivery.
Blogging friends are the best.

Have a great weekend.
We are enjoying gorgeous weather here in the Chicago area this weekend.  Sunshine and warmth.  Feels wonderful.

Some News

Happy Spring!

I miss all of you.  As you know I have my hands full with selling our home, looking for another home and now moving my mom up from Florida to Illinois.  So not much time for blogging.  I do miss all of you very much.  Hope once life calms down and things begin to get in a better place,  I will be back to blogging and IG.

The good news is Junk Chic Cottage II is under contract.  We had two offers come in a couple of days ago and now it is under contract.  We are excited to have this home sold.

Now on to finding a new cottage in the desired area where it will be close for Terry to work and me to still watch my grand girls for my daughter.

Houses in the area we are looking come on quickly and sell within days.  So now that we have our home sold we are hoping when something great pops up for sale we will be in a good place to go in with an offer.

My mom has been moved up here with us and is doing well in rehab.  Hoping each day she will regain her strength and be able to come home soon.


I am selling my white slipcovered couch pictured above.  It is a great couch very comfy and in good shape and I had a custom slipcover made for it a few years.

So if you live near me or know of someone that does that would like this couch just let me know in an email and I can give you more details.

Hope all of you are doing well.  Miss all of you and look forward to coming back to blogging soon.