Sunday, May 23, 2010

And the winner is. . .

Good Sunday morning all! Thanks to everyone who left me a comment on my 100th post! I appreciate everyone's input and kind comments about my blog. I had 20 people comment and I asked "the kid" to pick a number between 1 and 20. He chose 17. That means the lucky winner is. . . LINDA @ PARKER'S PARADISE!!!!!!

Congrats to Linda! Please e-mail me with your addy and I will get your stitchery right out to you!

Most days I really dread going to the mailbox because it seems like all I ever get is bills, bills and more bills! So yesterday, when I saw the mail lady run, I hesitated about going out to pick up the mail. But we all know there's no avoiding it so I just sucked it up and went out to the mailbox. There was only one envelope in there so I thought to myself, well at least I only got one bill today! Imagine my surprise when I noticed it had a Canadian return address! Now I know I don't owe any bills to anyone in Canada (at least not to my knowledge!) so I tore that sucker open and it was the cutest card from Holli at Where the Rooster Crows!! I was tickled to death!! I had such a trying time last week and the week before and Holli sent me this card just to say she was thinking of me and to keep my head up high! Wasn't that sweet?? Thank you so much Holli! You really made my day! I have put it up on my refrigerator so I can see it every time I walk into the kitchen. It has made me smile every time!! Here's a pic of it:

I tell ya, just about everyone I've "met" here in blogland is so caring and wonderful. I just thank God every day that I started this blog and for all the wonderfully awesome friends I've been blessed with since then.

I got a lot done yesterday around the house. I cleaned out my refrigerator which was long overdue. If I didn't know better, I would swear we were conducting science experiments with some of the stuff that was shoved to the back of the shelves. EEEWWW!! Needless to say, it was long overdue for a good cleaning! Now, even though it's practically empty, it looks soooo much better! I'm gonna keep it that way too. My kitchen floor is another issue I've been dealing with, practically since we moved into this house two years ago. It's the ugliest floor, supposed to be white with some kind of pinkish flowers on it. I don't know who picked out the colors for things in this house, but Lordy, Lordy what were they thinking??? The cabinets are an off white color, the counters are a greenish color and the floor white and pink! We eventually plan on changing the floor to a vinyl or laminate wood look but that is still far in the future. The walls are white right now but I have paint chips taped on one wall in a terra cotta color, trying to decide if that's what I want to do. I'm not sure what we are gonna do with the cabinets yet and the counters are another problem. See how overwhelming this all is??

Anyway, I digress. The floor has always looked nasty to me. Not really white, but more of an off white color and I know it's dirt because the floor is not the same color all over. But no matter how hard I scrubbed it on my hands and knees, I could not ever get it to look clean and white. So yesterday, it was like a light bulb went on over my head and I decided to do some research on floor strippers on line. I found a product sold at Lowe's that is made specifically for vinyl or linoleum floors. When hubby got home from work, off we went to pick some up. Let me just tell ya, it worked like a charm!! My kitchen floor is now white! I am so excited! Now, I still hate the color of the floor and the design and it will still be changed out in the future when the finances are better, but at least now it isn't dirty looking anymore! Woohoo! I was like a kid at Christmas! I told hubby that I bet it had never been stripped since the house was built in 1993. And after 17 years of build up, well, let's just say EEEWWWW again!!! You can bet your bottom dollar that it won't be 17 more years before it gets stripped again!

Well, I just heard the dryer kick off so I guess I'd better run and finish up the laundry. I've already cleaned the bathroom this morning and have two loads of laundry done so I'm well on my way! I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!

Until next time. . .



  1. Hey Donna, get out some acrylic paint or
    some outdoor paint and paint the flowers
    a different color, if there aren't a million
    of them, at least then they would be a
    color you can live with until you can
    replace the flooring.....I have also heard
    that you can paint vinyl flooring, check
    it out. Hope you have a great week and
    come to chat night, again.

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  2. Congrats to Linda for winning your beautiful Give-Away!

    Sounds like you got a lot done this weekend!

    Have a great day!

  3. Thank you, Donna! This is a wonderful win for me! I am honored! Linda ★

  4. congrats to the winner..I would love to see your kitchen..I am glad you were able to clean the it gave it a fresh the rooster card you got too..:) have a great weekend and take some time to relax after all your hard work..;)

  5. Now how did I miss this giveaway Donna? Congrats to Linda for winning!