Tuesday, June 7, 2011

random bits of happy...

white wednesday, too.

Bits and pieces from my week that made me smile.

1. My barn is full of white furniture.
It has been quite the process to get things painted this year
the weather has not cooperated.
We have sprayed 
about 8 1/2 gallons 
of white paint in the last couple of weeks.

That's just  paint, not the primer and  top coat.

2. My asics running shoes.

Yesterday, I was  about to have  having a meltdown.
you know the kind;
i'mcrazywhatdoithinki'mdoinganywayi'mnevergoingtogetitfinished kind

I stopped, went to the gym, ran 2 miles
the difference was a-ma-zing
both in energy and perspective
I was good-to-go for another 5 hours.
I love exercise.
Did I just say that?
never underestimate the power of endorphins.

3. My peonies are in bloom
I'm going to get me a bouquet.

4. My home is full of baby kitties.
 We  have 4 of our own;
as if that weren't enough
we found this wild white one 
in the barn
and have taken to taming it.

5. My girl and I taking a break from all of the work
to have a photo shoot of the baby white kitty
in honor of white wednesday.

6. My Mr. bought me  this hand sander.
Weighing in at just under 3 pounds,
my hand, arm , and  wrist is thanking  him.
He does know the way to my heart.

just like my mother... stupid houses kept me awake all night

7. My newly married girl put this status update on facebook.
(They had been looking at houses over the weekend with the  realtor)
guilty as charged
and I don't care who knows it.

8.  My first roses
I forgot how wonderful they smell

9. My Mr. and my girl 
 have both said that the sale prep is going better this year.
We are meeting our goals.
*that means I am not so stressed*
You can read about it here.
We are starting the final push...I am getting excited.
I hope to give  you all a sneak peek soon..
Until then, have a great week!
Linking to White Wednesday.
Thanks, Kathleen for featuring me!


Seawashed said...

Wow that is alot of white furniture. The hardest part for me would be parting with each piece as it sells. What color white do you use? I'm sure you've probably let us know before and I didn't pay attention. I need to paint some chairs white and I really like the white you use.

MaryAnn said...

I love all your photos, and the kitties are so adorable~

CoopDeVilla said...

I am so happy to have stopped by your blog. I truely enjoyed all your random happiness. Your photography is fantastic. I love the barn full of white furniture because it's inspiration for me to get it in gear for an upcoming sale that I plan on attending. Oh, I now follow your blog too. :)

Diane said...

Rene, that little white kitten looks like a Siamese to me.

I'd love to buy that and that and that......Nice post, great to hear how you're holding up. Diane

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow! You have been one busy girl!! That furniture looks absolutely amazing and if you lived closer, I'd be first in line at your next sale! lol! I have to tell you that my heart just melted over seeing those kittens. I ADORE cats and have 3 of my own - but at one time did have 12 (in the shed outside)and 4 inside my house!! Loved every second I spent with them! ♥

xoxo laurie

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your peonies are so pretty. They don't do good where I live but they are so beautiful. I love all the white furniture. Wish I were closer. I'd be a good customer of yours for sure. Happy WW.


skye said...

How beautiful everything looks!! I am so glad that you gave yourself the endorphin break, too! Enjoy the process & especially your new white kittie! Sweet!

Faded Charm said...

Looks like you've got quite a few pieces for the bones of your show. Can't wait to see it all put together:-)

That little kitty is so adorable....just look at those eyes!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Rene, all that pretty white furniture. If I lived close, I'm sure a few choice pieces would be finding a new home with me! What precious kitties! Don't work TOO hard now!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

mrsmerriwhite said...

ohh i just loooove your barn with full of white wonderful pieces !!!!!!!!!!
oh, the kittens are soo cute !!
have a wonderful day

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your random bits of happy make me smile. You do sound like you are not as stressed as in one of your last posts. I'm glad your DH and daughter think things are going well.

From what I can see, all of your white pieces look wonderful and they should all find good homes.

Love those kitties.


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Okay darlin' I need directions to your barn ! Everything is looking fabyoulous ...

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I too have a white kitty that I've been trying to tame, she's mean as ever. Her was recently killed so I've feeding her and I think there are 2 more but they won't come out of hiding. Love seeing all your pretties. Happy Wednesday, T

Adrienne said...

Wow! Wish I could shop your barn! You have been working hard, my friend, and it's wonderful to see what you've accomplished. Loved seeing the kitties - the little white one is precious.

Angela said...

Wow, You have been busy. All those pieces look great. You deserved a run and the gym. Sure wish I could be there for your sale. It will all come together and be great. I always get so upsset before our show in Sept. and it never fails to be a success. The pic. of your flowers are beautiful and the kittys are so loveable. Have a great week.

Unknown said...

Oh Lord, I'm in white heaven! Love your blog! I'm your newest follower. XOXO

Gracie's Cottage said...

Where have I been?...I didn't know about your sales...off to see where you are located; just read your sale post and it looks dreamy, and so worth all of your hard work!


Faye said...

I wish I could go to your sale...it all looks wonderful!
Happy WW!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You've energized me Rene!!
I have a sea of treasures waiting to be prettied up for my booth!
Thank you!!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Newly painted furniture DONE! Whoo hoo! The pink peonies and kittens make me smile! Glad you're not stressing and exercising!

Ido said...

So much furniture, too much eye candy! Love the kitties!
Have a lovely day!

Theresa said...

Sounds like you have quite a full plate!
I would love to come to your sale, I have never heard of one in our neck of the woods!
I hope it goes wonderfully!

Renee said...

Visiting from Faded Charm...your blog is beautiful.
Looks like you will be very busy! I love all the white!!
My name's Renee, too...although, I spell it differently...

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful Stored White Treasures, Adorable Kitties & 8.5 Gallons of Paint, OH MY~ Loved this post....

Patina said...

Rene, wow you have been one busy lady! All your whites look wonderful. I'm glad you're on schedule, it's nice being on top of the game. Love your little kitties, my weekness too!
I'm looking forward to all your wonderful pictures from your show.

mudderbear said...

It looks like heaven to me. Love everything. The new kitty is so pretty. Enjoy your world. It looks perfect to me.

Cinderella Moments said...

I'd love to get into that barn and look around at all your treasures! The baby kitties are precious! We found 3 while on a walk yesterday. How can someone dump those sweet little creatures?

Sandi said...

That Makita looks familial! :) I always use hubbys sanders and one is covered in light pink paint dust! LOL Love it!! You are getting a lot accomplished...yay!! I am trying...digging out for a church garage sale and I know I should be digging out way more than I am , but I think the car will be FULL of just our stuff. ha!!

Leah C said...

So many things to smile about...especially the kitties and peonies!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love the white kitty and would love to have it

Well since I am going to be traveling more this year I better wait


also that is sure a lot of white furniture in ya alls barn

Just a little something from Judy said...

I have missed my blog visits here and forgot how beautiful it was. The "whites" and the roses...wow! The kitten is so cute too. I wish you the best on your upcoming sale, and once again I wish that I lived close by.

Anonymous said...

Oh this white and abundant medley of furniture is delicious! I am amazed with your collection! We have a beautiful antique set that has been lying in wait for white paint, talk about procrastinating! But it will be gorgeous when I do get around to doing it!

This is bringing me one step closer to wanting to get it done!

Ciao Bella!


Unknown said...

It's all wonderful but that baby kitty is heaven sent! Love HER!!!

Unknown said...

Oh those baby cats are sooooo darn sweet! :) Looks like it's going to be a great sale! :) Lots of good stuff. :)


margits bastelstube said...

hi rene,
oh....you worked so many....
but your projects you have been successful and very beautiful!
the little cats are so cute...hmhmmh!
until next time