Saturday, February 15, 2020

Apt. Is Becoming Home Sweet Home

Hello my friends!
Well it is Valentine's and President's Weekend
And I hope you are all doing fine.

 My day so far has been relaxing and very quiet.
It is nice weather in my little spot of earth, so
that makes the day very nice considering it is February and
there is still a lot of winter weather to come.

I am slowly making my little Apartment
Home Sweet Home.

One of the things I have wanted has finally
arrived. . . A Brand New
Sofa!

I am so happy and pleased.  
It really makes my living room more cozy and beautiful.
Before I moved I gave my sofa to my friend Trish.
I didn't think my living room would be big enough to 
have a sofa (couch) in it along with other furniture.


I thought chairs could replace a sofa.  Well, I didn't
like it at all.  And my living room is large enough to 
have a sofa along with other furniture.
I especially worried about my round
coffee table, not having room for it.


But no worries. . . sofa and round coffee table
go very well together.  (Little Teddy is showing off) 
 I am actually contemplating
painting or dark staining  my coffee table.
(What do you think?)


Oh, I am feeling Home!
I can't believe how much room I have.
Most of all I feel happy in my
Area 157.


Something I was so upset about doing has actually
become such a blessing to me.
It always amazes me how somethings 
like moving, making a change you are fearful of,
can turn to be a good thing.


I will be showing more of my Area 157 as I get
more decorating done in the other rooms.
My bedroom is about ready to show.
I can't find my Quilt that goes on the top, 
nor can I find the bedskirt.  It is somewhere in
one of the many boxes.  
And I am still working on the kitchen.

I was so excited to show you my new sofa.

Enjoy your weekend!
I will.....

Karie
Linking With
The Painted Hinge

Monday, February 3, 2020

Area 157 0r Known As Apt. 157

Hello
Well, I made it through January!
It seems it is the longest month.
I am glad when February arrives.
The last few months have been hard months 
for me and my family.
So many changes.

Change is hard for me.
I changed where I live.
I moved!
Same town, still close to my children.
But none the less it is change.
Moving is a nightmare!
I now live at Apt. 157
or I call it Area 157.

 My place isn't as small as I thought it would be.  
This is a picture of one corner of my living room.


There are things I don't really care for. . . but I can live with it.
You will notice my mauve chairs are back again.
I didn't think I could fit my couch in the living room,
so I thought I would just have a grouping of chairs....well,
the living room is much bigger than I expected.
And I miss a couch. . . so,
the chair grouping is only temporary. . . I have a couch
ordered.  It will be here in a couple of weeks.


The little Pups have had to adjust to the move.
Bless their little hearts, they are sure a comfort to me.
We are still making adjustments.

So there ya go. . .a very small tour of 
Area 157.

I will show more as I get rooms decorated.
It takes time.  I think I want something a certain way
and I get it all put together....and I don't like it.
So then I am redecorating.

I am very thankful to have this nice apartment.
Housing is expensive, very expensive 
here in Utah.  And there is a shortage
of affordable low income housing.
I have been blessed to find this one.
Angels were helping me.

Thanks for stopping by.

Karie

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Hutch


Hello my friends.
I said I would be back really soon.
Well, it takes me a little longer
than I anticipate.  
I am older, and I run out of energy 
much faster than I want to.

So as most of you know I moved.
I am just down the street from where I was.
But now I am in an Apartment.
It is very nice, but . . . Well,
let's just say I am thankful to have a place 
to live, that I can afford, and it is clean 
and comfortable for me and my 
Pups Teddy and Cash.

I am gradually getting it decorated.
So far I have several decorated areas.
My Hutch
is one of my favorite pieces of furniture
So. . . here she is my
Aunt Carol Hutch.


I like her all decked out in the Blue's
I will show you the rest of the small 
Dinette 
(I guess that is what you call the area)
I am still trying to figure out what I want on the walls.
Gradually it will all come together.....
It is a lot of work to not only make the move
But, unpacking the boxes and trying to find a spot
for everything. . .I pray this is my last move.

I hope you are well and comfortable.
Please come back again.

Karie

Monday, January 13, 2020

I'll Be Back ~ SOON!


It has been a busy couple of months.
I am sorry I have been missing
But. . . life happens!

I will be back soon!


I will have new posts of my new place.
It is small, it is not what I really want in life. .
But. . .I am ok.
I will make it my 
HOME

Karie

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Christmas ~ This Year Is A Blur

Christmas
The time of the season when 
All is Calm All is Bright.
It is the Season to be Happy, and Joyful.

Safely to say for many this Christmas 
is full of Sorrow and Grief.

Not to mention a time of worry and stress.

My dear sweet Sister -in-law
Julie
passed away unexpectedly
December 15th.

Alan my brother and his beautiful wife Julie
Our hearts are broken.
And my brother's heart is in pieces.

Julie was a beautiful person,
One of the most charitable, gentle people I have ever known.
She was a hard worker. 
She is the mother of 6 children.
Her children adored her. But not as much as Julia adored her children.
She was devoted to her husband, Alan
51 years of marriage says a lot.
She took care of her parents as they aged and slipped from this life.
She was the youngest of 3 sisters and 1 brother.

She loved my family.  We raised our children together.
She was a sister to me.  I only have my brother, no other siblings.
I never liked to say she was my Sister -in-law. 
She was my Sister.

So. . .this year Christmas was sad.
But I must say,
We were all comforted. . . The Prince of Peace
Whose"Peace surpasses all other Peace"
The tiny Babe born in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago
was and is Jesus The Christ.
He healed the lame,brought sight to the blind.
ministered among the lowest of low,
and confounded the learned.
He is Master of the Earth and all things upon it.
He is Jesus Christ, the Great God of the Universe.
When our hearts are heavy, and tears of sorrow fall
It is He who will heal our broken heart,
He will not leave us comfortless.
And in His Time He will restore all things.
And wipe away our tears.

I believe in
Jesus Christ 
and all His promises will be fulfilled.


Yes, when in our darkest hours,
there is still much 
Joy, much Happiness.
All is calm all is bright.


Karie

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Christmas Tree 2019


Well as you may know
Christmas this year  is not how I want it to be.

And the Christmas tree I improvised 
was making me even more miserable.


I have got to have some Christmas cheer in my home.
So, Today I re-decorated my tree.


 I feel much better. Not the best tree I have decorated,
but. . . it will do.
My tangled mess is not as overwhelming to me tonight.
This is the most Glorious Time of The Year.
It is when we celebrate the Savior, Jesus Christ's birth.
I want to feel the Spirit of Christmas and
most of that feeling is within my home.

I will enjoy my last Christmas in my little Condo
with my simple decorated tree.

There is no place like home
especially at
Christmas!

Karie

Friday, December 6, 2019

Not My Ideal Christmas


Some years are not the "Ideal"
CHRISTMAS!




I hope you all have the Christmas you dream of.
God Bless You All Year Long.


Karie