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May 27, 2007



Yes, we must honor those from the past that allow us this day to be able to fly our flag.

I love your black buffet in the kitchen. My buffet in my kitchen serves as my "island" and "baking" center as well.

Have a safe weekend.


Susan Ramey Cleveland

Love the rooster. Sweet niece you have there. I have a rolling pin exactly like the one in the photo. I got it at a church rummage sale. Happy Memorial Day to you tool.

Jerri Hamen

Your blog inspires me! Your color choices are very creative. I, myself, can't think past pink, but I am getting better. Come visit my blog sometime


Happy Pentecost Kim! Carol xox

denise brown

just had to thank you for remembering Memorial Day---i have two nephews in the navy at this very moment---yes, "In Honor... of every brave soul who has ever served our wonderful country. Bless you ALL." i echo your sentiments!!


Hi, Kim! Back from the beach & catching up with everyone. Love this post! And I love the black buffet in the looks great. Wish I had room for an island in mine, but I just don't. Have a great weekend, Sweet Kim.

Congrats too on your DD's graduation...I went back & looked at it all & it sounds like it all went well. I'm so happy for you both. A new beginning for all.



They should know better than to grumble to the Queen...Off with their heads!...LOL


Yep, I agree, they'll get over it. I like it where it is.

God bless :)


Oh! I love this buffet in the kitchen! Wonderful! What is a few stubbed toes when something looks this great? That is what I tell my family all the time! : ) Love your house, your colors, your blog. As always...

Sadie Olive

It looks good there! Your family will just have to learn to walk around. Remind them of how many of us knew better than them about the wheelbarrel... :)

Mikki Jo

What a cute rooster, she done a wonderful job! I love the old buffet, I want some of those yummy cookies!!!


I love the buffet in the kitchen, what a great idea! Hope your day is good!


As the Mother of a disabled Veteran who served in this war (USAF), two nephews who are currently serving in the USMC and niece to three wonderful Uncles who fought during WWII, I'm glad that you, along with so many others in America, remember them this Memorial Day.

I'm honored to live in this country where these men & women who have served us, gave so selflessly of themselves so that we may have the freedoms & privileges that we do. God Bless them all!!!

one blue egg

aDORABLE! as always! and yes our flag, we are so lucky! I'm going to have to take a pic of mine, it's a grand old one:) Happy Memorial Day to YOU!


Thank you for reminding us of the reason we are enjoying this three day weekend. It certainly does mean more than just a chance to have a bbq! We plan to fly our flag too.
Isn't it funny (and predictable) how family members tend to object to changes in the arrangement of the furniture? I had to put everything back the way it was after my husband stubbed and broke his toe during the night!

karla nathan

Nice to know that I am not the only one whose family grumbles when changes happen! It looks great, and I'm sure it will be very functional and they'll get used to it!


Yummy pictures-as always. Please check out my blog-you've been tagged. Enjoy time with your loved ones.


I once moved the silverware from one drawer to another on the other side of the kitchen. You would have thought I changed the entire household arragement the way my family grumbled about it for months! They don't get it.

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

Oh KIm! Your photos as always are so pretty. Beautiful picture of the flag. The little chicken looks almost vintage. She really did a good job. I love the buffet. It would look good right in front of my dining room window!


The cabinet looks great in your kitchen! And I do really love peanut butter kiss cookies, so yummy. The chicken is very cute and was so nice of your niece to do - she knew just what colors to choose didn't she!


I've said it before and I'll say it, again.
I love your decorating colors.
I think every room needs a touch of black.
Great idea using the buffet as a kitchen island.



You always have the best ideas. The buffet looks great in the kitchen! Now, what did you put in the dining room? LOL Congrats on your beautiful daughter's graduation.


That is darling! I do the same thing to my family luckily the girls are too young to complain about that sort of thing! Sadly my husband complains enough about moved furniture for the whole family!! !HeHe!
I hope that you have had a wonderful holiday weekend!!!

kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

let'em grumble. They should know by now. :)
I remember when my mother moved the dining room into the living room and the living room into the dining room. LOL

The Decorated House

That little rooster is so cute. What a sweet niece. The buffet looks really great there, and of course your picture makes it even more perfect for the spot.


Just a little note to say your Blog makes me So Happy every time I visit. The Colors are just so Wonderful. I just love it. Jamie


That little rooster looks so pretty and I love what you've done with the buffet. After serving those cookies, who can complain ????? Have a great day !!!


Your cute rooster is so great! Your niece did a wonderful job. Your sideboard looks amazing in black...every room needs black somewhere.:)


I love the red and black in that room! I would feel right at home in there. Your blog has become one of my regular spots to check out. Thank you for the fun posts! Laurie

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