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Friday, January 15, 2016

Adding some cheer

I've been busier than a one-eyed cat watching two mouse holes.

                                                "Sadly, she's ready for the loony-bin."

There's no end to fixin' up the mouse-house while we plan for a 'real' house to be built. A few additions were made to the teeny-weeny kitchen and I'll show that to you soon.

I've been going over our plans, shopping, cleaning, having tea with a neighbour (loved that :) and making the home-front as cheery as I can for the winter days ahead.
I found a  beautiful blog that inspired me to not put away all the tiny white lights from Christmas and to enjoy them all winter long. 
Did I tell you this cupboard has a bread cutting board?

Now, my step-back cupboard smiles back at me as I enjoy it's prettiness.
"Thank you Liz from http://shortbreadandginger.blogspot.ca/for your inspiration."

It snowed yesterday; the kind of big fluffy snowflakes that have a calming effect. The sun shone and made the day very pleasant.

Today, I'm back from my one-hour walk and it's cold as blazes out there.
Just me...
and the turkeys out there today.

Have a great day.
hugs, Deb

27 comments:

  1. I love that sweet face :)
    The little fairy lights make the cupboard warm and cozy all year through, what a lovely idea.
    Your cupboard is a beautiful example of craftsmanship, I'm sure it will be the center of your new home.
    You're a brave soul walking out there in that blustery cold.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  2. Brrr! Stay warm! Love the lights in the cupboard! What a great idea!

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  3. I've been trying to find a way to keep out the lights all year. A lovely idea.
    Keep toasty!
    Ear scritches to that Audrey girl!

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  4. The lights in the cupboard are just lovely. What a great idea. I may have to borrow that myself.

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  5. Wow - love that pull out bread cutting board - brilliant!
    Thanks for the mention.
    Liz

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  6. Audrey might be on the phone to the loony bin.

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    1. She just has to decide if she wants to lower herself to speak human.

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  7. That's very cheery with the little lights. It must look nice in the evening. Those turkeys are a hoot. Can you get very close to them? -Jenn

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    1. I really don't want to, Jenn, as the males can be very protective. *eeeeeeeek*

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  8. Oh my goodness! I got a chill when I saw how cold it looks where you are walking. Those little lights are just perfect! I love the warm glow. Only that Audrey could make a face like that! I could just squeeze her, and beautiful Annie too.

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    1. Audrey has a million of them. :)

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  9. I swear...I have never seen a cat with such a face!! Love her!
    I have mini lights in my living room window sill...on a timer all year...love it!And in my backyard...love thelook of lights! So cheery...great idea!
    Enjoy the weekend...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. That must look so pretty, Linda.

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  10. I love Audrey's expression - priceless! And I love the warm effect those lights have in your cupboard. The snow is so beautiful, but you sure were brave to take a 1-hour walk in that cold!

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  11. I leave lights in the cabinet all year long. Don't always turn them on but they look so pretty when I do! Yours is just beautiful. Love the soft yellow china!

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  12. What a great picture of Audrey! Audacious indeed!

    Your cabinet is so pretty

    I would love to know how you keep your hands warm on a one-hour walk in the cold. I wear gloves but after about 20 minutes or so they become so painful I have to practically run home.

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    1. I wear gloves and mitts over top.

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  13. I love your little hutch and how you decorate it with different dishes and such very pretty and cheery !Lovely photos . Audrey your a hoot lol ! It has been mild here today +6 and it is now pouring rain will be for the rest of the night I guess the snow we got will be gone soon already seeing green . Thanks for sharing , have a good evening and weekend !

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  14. Looks so cold!! Brrrrrr. I love the lights in your cupboard. So pretty, that is a great way to keep some lights after the holidays. Oh Audrey, your face is one in a million.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  15. The step-back looks awesome! We also leave up our "winter lights" until the evenings start becoming light much later in a couple of months! It is very helpful to make a cozy feeling! Enjoy.

    Those girls look so cute! Thanks!

    Lily

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  16. hope you get a moment to relax without the turkeys!

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  17. Love that cupboard....that is so nice! The fairy lights are so sweet and magical!

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  18. I always love seeing what you have decorated your sweet little cupboard with. I have a set of butter yellow dishes very similar to yours & it has become my favorite color. Your post has inspired me to take them out of the cupboard where they are hidden away & make room for them in my china hutch which has glass doors & lights so I can enjoy them each time I walk by & brighten up our often dreary winter days. I think using some clear twinkle lights is a great way to give a soft glow to otherwise darker areas of our homes. I used to change up the decor all over my house, but I have gotten in a rut this year & need to start moving things around again. I love getting a whole new look without spending any money.
    Here in Portland, the birds have plenty to eat even in winter unless it snows or we have freezing rain, but I do have a nectar feeder for the families of hummingbirds that live around my house. Last week I got so busy that I forgot to clean & refill their feeders. As soon as the head hummingbird spotted me through the window it came as close as it could get & started yelling at me about the poor food service lately. Of course, I dropped everything to get them a clean feeder & fresh nectar. I won't forget about filling it anytime soon. There are some very bossy creatures out there, but you gotta love them.

    Keep warm & keep on decorating the Mouse House.

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  19. Your cupboard looks so pretty all lit up like that!

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  20. I love your little windowsill collections. I can't keep anything on the windowsills anymore (damn cats!)

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  21. I miss my one hour walks - I really need to get back in that mindset!!

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