Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Musings and Giveaway Winners

I hope everyone had a wonderful, blessed Easter. Ours was very quiet, as holidays tend to be since we moved to Texas. We went to the sunrise service at church. It was very nice but very different from what we're used to. For the last 6 years, we attended the sunrise service at Sea World with 7000 other people. A small, intimate service was a good change. The rest of the day was spent relaxing.

I'm still sore from Saturday, but looking at the progress we made makes me smile and look forward to the day when we're fully unpacked and organized.
One of the shelves we got from our neighbor. I had to get a little creative on the third shelf, but I was able to fit all the books I wanted on it.
The other shelf from our neighbor. This one's for the Bean. I put all the children's books I've saved through the years on the two shelves along with our wipes supply. The shelf with the door holds all the diapers. The three drawers at the bottom hold all other baby supplies.
The two shelves in the garage now hold all of Tim's books.
A little shelf I picked up at a yard sale on Saturday for $5. It looks nice in our bedroom.
We still have about a dozen boxes of books that have to stay in storage until we get more shelves, but we're making progress.
The closet in the hallway is now the craft supply home. A little tight but manageable. It doesn't hold everything, but it's still organized.
OK, I admit it, I overdid it Saturday. But it's hard to stop when you're on a roll. I'm going to try to pace myself better over the next couple weeks. I'm determined to have the nursery cleaned out and ready before the Bean gets here.

Giveaway Winners!

The official prize drawer is at work today, so I had to officiate in his absence.
I loaded the super scientific prize winner generator and drew two names.
The winner of Giveaway #1 (three skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn)
Linda from Stitchin With My Furbabies!!! Congratulations, Linda!

And the winner of Giveaway #2 (three skeins of Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash yarn)
Heather from At Home on the Meadow!!! Congratulations, Heather!

Linda and Heather, can you please email your mailing addresses to so I can send your prizes?
Also, Norma, can you also email your mailing address to so I can send your gratitude stone?

Thanks again, everyone, for two years of wonderful bloggy fun and friends. I appreciate all your comments and love getting to know you on your blogs.

Thanks for reading.
Blessings :-)

Today's Inspiration


  1. Hi there and congrats to the winners of the lovely yarn gratitude stone you are giving away! The organizing you did in your closet looks amazing! Have a nice afternoon and rest a little today.
    Julie at Julue's Lifestyle

    1. Thanks :-) I hope the winners enjoy the yarn. The gratitude stones are just something I enjoy making and giving away. If you'd like one, just email me your favorite color and mailing address.

  2. Wow - you guys have a lot of books! Your craft closet looks great.
    Congrats to the winners! :)

  3. You have been working hard Kate, it looks great! Congratulations to Linda and Heather. :)

  4. Thank you so much. The yarn looks very pretty. I sent you an e-mail, if you don't get it for some reason, let me know. Congrats on all the progress you made getting things settled. Thank you again. Heather

  5. Hi Kate. Your shelves and closet look great. Don't overdue. I just sent you my address.

    Thank you, Linda