Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Aunt Ruthie's Influence

Who hasn't joined the Sugar Pie Farmhouse Forum yet?
Ya better run right over and check it out!
Lots of good ideas and information about
From kids to tomatoes.

Ruth Ann posted a blog post about her chalkboards
and the special chalkboard ink markers she uses.
Well, I was wanting to do something with my pantry door.
My first thought was a red screen door.
But I'd have to keep the pantry neat and tidy all the time.
And I KNOW that wouldn't happen.

So, I taped around the area I wanted to paint.
Caution, the chalkboard paint in the can is very-very thin.
I applied 5 layers directly on the door.
Then hubby painted and cut the molding strips
to frame it out.

I had to do something this week to keep my mind off my troubles!

I think I will put my Chocolate Chip Cookie
recipe on it for now.
I can always wipe it off and start again.

I did do a practice piece and the markers
are so smooth and easy to work with.
I purchased my markers at Michaels
with my half off JoAnn's coupon.

Do these canisters look familiar?
I found this red glass cutting board at the
Lange Outlet store last winter.
Perfect with my red tops!

Here's a few of my new cookbooks.
Two of the books are from my high school girlfriend Shirley.
The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen &
Susan Branch's Girlfriends Forever
signed and autographed!
Plus my favorite The Apron Book.
Oh, and don't forget
Old Time Farmhouse Cooking and
The Lost Art of Pie Making.

Here's were my sweet little red & white apron hangs.
Strictly for looks (it doesn't fit).

Well, this will be my last post for a week or so.
Tomorrow is the BIG day.
Just waiting for the hospital to call with the time.
(Hospital called, have to be there at 5:45 a.m.)
The laundry is done and my bag is packed.
Threw in a few magazines just in case and my MP3 player.

I want to thank everyone who is praying for me and my family.
The messages of support that you sent mean so much to us.
My husband "doesn't get" this blog thing
and was truly amazed at all the emails I've received.

Here is the prayer that sweet sweet Polly from Counting Your Blessings sent:

Oh Father, hold her in your hands.
Allow your Spirit to fill her with comfort and calm.
We know that you love her and her family.
We know that your plan for her life is for good and for a future (Jer 29:11).
Allow her to rest this week and gain strength.
Give her health and joy and more of you! In your name we ask.

I've printed if off and read it every time fear starts to creep in my heart.
God Bless.


  1. Those markers are great! I posted about them yesterday.

  2. I clicked my last comment before adding that I am continuing to pray for you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow!

  3. Hi Karen, I left a message for you on the forum, but I wanted to let you know that God is in control and He LOVES YOU! He will take good care of you...before you know it you will be on the mend, getting better everyday! I'll be praying for you!
    Lots of hugs!
    Aunt Ruthie
    P.S. LOVE your chalkboard pantry door!! Good job!

  4. Dear Karen,
    I am a follower of yours. I have put you on my prayer list that will continue until youare out of the woods and well on your way to recovery.
    Former Nurse, fellow bloger,
    Pat, tiger1943

  5. Hi Karen, just wanted to let you know that I'm still praying for you, that you will be feeling good soon! Blessings to you honey!
    Your Sugar Pie Sista,
    Aunt Ruthie

  6. Good Morning. Just wanted to check in. It's been a week since your surgery and I've been thinking of you, praying for you.

    Can't wait to hear from you. Blessings.. Polly


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