…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I will start with my weight loss update.  It has been four weeks since my journey began and I am thrilled to have lost 13 pounds.  I lost 8 pounds the first week, and 2, 1, and 2 pounds the past three weeks.  This has encouraged me to hang in there – I have 12 pounds to go.  I know it won’t go as fast for the remaining pounds, but I am determined to get there.

I mentioned in a post several weeks ago that I had asked my sweet hubby to build a small cupboard for our bathroom.  Well he got right to work on it and had it finished in no time, but I am just getting around to sharing it with you. 

I love our pedestal sinks and washstand in our bathroom, but storage is limited.  I tried to keep my mess behind doors in the bottom of the washstand, but it just kept ending up on top.  Then I thought I would just keep a few often used items on top in baskets, but other things just kept refusing to put themselves away.

So this was the cluttered mess.

The finished cupboard.

Everything fits nicely in the new cupboard – with room left over for more.

I love the new clean look.  The shaving mugs on the top belonged to my FIL, my Grandfather, and my Father, respectively.

I finally put away my few hearts and put out a few Spring things.  I will try to get pictures taken and post them soon.

It is Spring Break for our grands this week.  We only had them Monday and Tuesday, since Mommy had to work those days. The rest of the week we have free and have a few things planned - will share those in my next post.

Hope you are all enjoying a blessed week,


~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Congrats Sue on your wonderful weight loss! Can you share your secret to your success? I love your new cupboard, it looks great, and you have it displayed nicely :)It's spring break here for my kids too, the week has flown by quickly!
Have a wonderful evening!

hugs, Trish

Patty Sumner said...

Congrats on your weight loss! I need to get started but just cannot coax myself to do it. I would love to loose around 40 pds. Your cabinet looks great. Your hubby is very talented. Blessings!

bettyj said...

Oh Sue, congratulations! I just did my blog and commented on hunting dresses for Curts wedding. I am starting today!Your cupboard is so nice and I like your pedestal sinks too.

A Primitive Homestead said...

The cupboard is prim pretty. Congrats on your weight loss. Blessings!

Civil Folks said...


I am so happy for your weight loss. Maybe I will join the 'club' and lose some, too.

I love your new un-cluttered look. Hubby did a great job on the cupboard.


jennifer768 said...

Congrats Sue! It is wonderful that you are reaching your goal.Love the cupboard.Hugs,Jen

Angela said...

So proud for you on your weight loss. I know how hard it is. I soooo need to be doing the same thing. It's wonderful to have a husband who can make things for us. Love the cupboard. Looks great in your bath. Mr. P. brought me a new one in last night from the shop. Haven't decided where I want it yet. Have a great Thursday.

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Your prim cupboard is awesome, a nice touch indeed. Congrats on your weight loss, keep up the good work.

Angie Berry said...

Hi Sue, good to see you again. Congratulations on the weight loss, that is awesome!! You are halfway to your goal and that has to feel good!

Nice cupboard, hubby did good! I have been searching for shaving cups to display in my bathroom for a couple of years now. The ones I want to buy are way out of my price range. You are so very fortunate to have these 3 and to have family ties to them is awesome! I'm envious, hehe.

We are on spring break next week. The whole family is ready for it. Enjoy the rest of your week~

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Morning are really going to town with the weight loss. I am so happy for you. I know I should be doing this too but it's so difficult to get started. I do know once you get going it's an easy challenge to yourself to keep going.
Love the cupboard...your hubby is so sweet.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Weigh to go gal!!!! LOL!