Friday, March 2, 2012

Good News & Bad News

The good news is, this little boy is feeling MUCH better now!
Poor guy was down all week with a terrible flu bug.  Today he was much improved.  He missed school all week.  I let him stay in his jammies all day and just play with his trains.  So good to see him feeling better.
The bad news is, Gamma doesn't feel good now.  I started to feel crummy yesterday.  I had chills and sore throat, and thought for sure I was going down.  But it seems to be more cold like than flu like, which is good.
Today when I went out to get the mail I noticed that my roses were all blooming.  I had to bring a few in to brighten my spirits.
 I love to have fresh cut roses in the house this time of year.   From March to November I get to enjoy them.
 The heavier layers of the winter months are getting put away, as the fresh face of Spring is revealed.
I made a new curtain for behind my washer and dryer in the laundry room.  It hides the unsightly plumbing lines that I don't want to see.  I decided to introduce a new color to this room.  Buttercup yellow.
Remember the pot rack I painted a few weeks ago?  I am thinking of hanging it right here above this coffee/tea station I have in my laundry room right off the kitchen.  
We have a Keurig Coffee machine that gets a lot of use.  Even though I brew fresh coffee every morning, we use this for coffee on the go, as well as hot tea and hot chocolate.  Almost every afternoon about 3, I make myself one cup of coffee with the Keurig.
 The pretty wooden box holds a variety of teas and cocoas, and the bowl holds the K Cups for the machine.
 My good friend Armenia gave me this pretty box many years ago.  I had it in my bedroom until recently, when I thought it would work great for this purpose.
 On the top there is a perfect place to hold Geeps vanilla flavoring for his coffee, and honey for our tea, and some flavored powder creamer.  ( I always use half & half, no flavorings )
I am holding the pot rack with a few mugs on it to see if  I like it in here.  
I am really anxious to get these cupboards painted now.  Hopefully I will be able to do that before Easter.
Yes, I think Spring is on the way.
I was supposed to spend tomorrow with some friends for a day of lunch and shopping.  I knew I wasn't going to be feeling up to it.  I think it will be a pretty low key weekend compared to the past few we have had.  What are you doing this weekend? 
XO  Stuffy Kris


Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Sorry your under weather. We will miss you tomorrow. I feel a little stuffy myself. Arghhhh!

by Teresa said...

Your laundry room is divine! Ours is in this dark little basement :-P Love your coffee station! Thanks for your sweet comment on my last post. I still think you'd love spinning!! Hugs, Teresa

by Teresa said...

Oh, and I'm so sorry you're feeling sick. ((hugs))

Heather said...

Hi Kris!
I'm sorry you're not feeling well, but happy that Noah is better! Your laundry room is cute. I think the pot rack may look really good in there over the coffee station. Get some rest this weekend and feel better! :)


Cheryl said...

So glad your little guy is better, but sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you are better soon. LOL....I actually put a shelf above my washer/dryer with a ruffled valance to hide the plumbing stuff!! Thought I was the only one :-)!!!

~Niki~ said...

I always enjoy your posts. So nice, filled with lovely pics of your home. Sorry you are feeling yucky. Working today. Not fun. Have a relaxing healthier day!

Holly said...

Poor sweet friend, I'm sorry you're puny. Your laundy room is so cute. Is that my shower curtain behind your washer? I love buttercup yellow, and it makes everything feel so fresh and spring timey. Feel better. Love ya, H

bellini said...

Get better soon!!!!

Petunia Pill said...

Poor Kris! Lay low and feel better! And, BTW, I love this post. It's very all of yours are...and it (they) gives me warm fuzzies. Now, hurry up and feel better! Hugs, Annette

Debbiedoo's said...

Glad little man is better. Hope you kick it fast too. I feel a little fuzzy myself this morning. Cute curtain Kris, that was a great idea.

Bring Pretty Back said...

Your home SCREAMS cozy!!!
Sorry you are feeling not-so-hot.
Take it easy & TRY to have a pretty day!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Your home SCREAMS cozy!!!
Sorry you are feeling not-so-hot.
Take it easy & TRY to have a pretty day!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Sorry to hear you may be getting the bug:( I think this season has been a rough one on many. That flu is kicking butt all over the US. Love the bowl that your coffee is in, it looks vintage and matches you mugs perfectly. Did you decide on a paint color for the cabinets? My vote is for Martha Stewarts "Cornbread Yellow." Get well soon:)

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

You stay well sweet one. Have an afternoon cup of tea to warm your soul and soothe that throat. I just adore you laundry/coffee room. Have a relaxing weekend.

NanaNor's said...

Hey Kris, So sorry you got the cold; I hope it passes quickly. I do want to share something both my daughters use, it is from Whole Foods, and I tried it when we were traveling because I felt like I was fighting the family cold. It is called Propolis Echinacea throat spray, comes in a small 1 oz. bottle which runs around $15.00 but girl it works, tastes awful but it does work. If you have a Whole Foods near you, you might want to pick some up-with 9 grands we've figured out what works. Remember it tastes awful but your throat feels 100% better.
Hugs today.

Bethany said...

I spied some Candy Cane Lane tea. That' my favorite Christmassy tea! And I'd also like to live on that lane someday.

Gloria said...

I love the boy and his payama!! ha! he is so cute!
and love your pictures as well!!!

Gloria said...

Hope you feeling better dear!

Clara said...

My goodness, it must be going around...I have it too and I thought I could out run it. Darn. Put on your pie pants and relax! That's what I am doing. I am drinking tea which I only do when I'm sick. :P I usually drink my coffee with 1/2 and 1/2 and nothing else :) I hope you feel better soon!
Redeemed Junk and Stuff

deb said...

LOVE the yellow!!!!!!!!! I love my kuerig!!!!!
Get better!!!!!

Claudia said...

i love the touch of yellow in your laundry room! It's such a cheery color, isn't it.

So sorry you are under the weather. You have my sympathy. Hope you're feeling better soon, Kris.


DaCraftyLady Debb said...

sorry to hear you have the sniffles. :( Be sure to eat lots of chicken soup and drink lots of water and tea... It really does help... and of course REST is the most important...take care...

Jann Olson said...

Darn Kris, sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Glad little Noah is doing better. Guess grandma should not have hugged and kissed him. lol! I think the pop of yellow is cute for your laundry. Hubby finishede hanging the beadboard on the wall today. We went and picked up my vintage mirror and got some wood to make a shelf at the top of beadboard. you deserve a break. Get lots of rest and don't forget the aspirin and chicken soup. Darn, you're sick, who will make it?

Grayseasailor said...

Kris, thanks for sharing your lovely post even though you are not feeling well. I admire your cozy tidiness and love your curtain hiding pipes! Wishing you well. <3

Nicolle said...

I'm so glad Noah is better, but I hate to hear that you are sick. The last couple of times I escaped getting sick when Kevin and Boyd were, but this last time it hit me hard. I hope you start feeling better real soon! Love your laundry room SO much. Everything looks adorable and I love the coffee on the run. You have the best house! xoxo.

Betsy said...

Hi Kris,

I hope you feel better soon! Your roses were just a feast for the eyes. I am so ready for something, anything to bloom! I love the yellow that you introduced. Very sunny and cheerful.


Robyn said...

Glad the little one is feeling better but sorry you're not.. I absolutely love your laundry room.. wish mine was as big and I love what you've done with it..

podso said...

I really like your laundry room and the butter cup yellow color. Never thought of hanging a curtain behind the machines to cover up the ugly stuff ! Creative. Also your front door looks just like the one in our old house--and the same color of paint!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Aw, sorry to hear you are under the weather, Kris! Curl up with a blanket and some of that good coffee! Hope you are feeling better soon! XO

Maryrose said...

Sorry you're not feeling well.

I love the happy color you have in your laundry room. I think the pot rack will be perfect.

Jill said...

So glad he is feeling better! Funny I posted about our Keurig too and this great K cup organizer I found over the weekend that fits under the pot. It's an awesome space saver! Beautiful flowers!!
Have a great night!


annielizabeth said...

Wow, it's coming together and lookin' so good. Hope you get to paint before Easter. Glad you didn't suffer too much with that darn bug.