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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

March 3, 2009


Hello everyone! I have been busy taking care of my mom who bless her heart has been in the hospital and just came home....her leg replacement---dislocated! Ouch, it was horrible hearing her cry and be so upset. But I am so thankful to God that her surgery and the outcome were all very successful. My parents love each other, kiss each other, fuss, kiss some more...they've been married 51 years. Very very precious. There isn't anything I would not do for either of them. So I am staying with them for awhile...taking care of them. I will probably redecorate my mom's house while I am here!

Right before the hospital ordeal~ I visited one of my favorite thrift stores and found these frames....I'm going to paint them pastel probably and put in some spring vintage pictures...or something that is springy. I tend to have a lot of fall and Christmas stuff and very little lighter colored things that are cheery and spring related. Chicken decor does not always lend to pastel or lighter colors...you know barn/farm chic?

Next I found this stool...$3.00~happy dance!

Last I found this little crate box~another happy dance~hubby thinks I am a little 'loopy'...his word for a farm animal that isn't acting right! Hahaha
All this farm lingo....
Sometimes he even uses this farm lingo to describe people at church...that are too loud, aren't dressed right...obnoxious...I won't tell you the words he uses (they are interesting though) I grew up in church so I told him to snap out of it and just deal with it! Big smile....HE likes his farm animals because they don't talk back to him!
I guess I might be a little mouthy...feisty...opinionated....
I like to think of myself as COLORFUL!
PS...my birthday was over the weekend...it was but it wasn't...I'm a leap year birthday babe...so no birthday day for me...but my hubby took me shopping to Joann's! Woohoo...I'm a new woman and I am 49! Not to worry...I'll be 49 for a very long time! Hahaha


Janene said...

Ahhhh....A leap year baby! Never knowing quite what your age is! You can make up anything! LOL
I love the first photo...a testement of love!!
Your finds are fantastic...Men never understand our way of thinking!

What's next said...

Sweet story, your parents... you're luck to still have them and they are to have you helping them out! Happy birthday!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Happy Birthday! I love all of your finds. I REALLY want to know the farm lingo for the people at churchk! I hope your mother recovers quickly. That is such a beautiful hand-holding picture. laurie

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday to you. My family thinks I'm a bit "loopy" too at times with the things that I bring home or enjoy! :) I visit your blog often but don't post comments much. I love to see what you're working on and ways of adding to your home.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Debbie ~ Congrate on turning 49. I am 52 and thinking seriously that I should stop having birthdays....

My favorite part of your post was the photo of your mother's hands. Beyond beautiful.

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Tommie Jo said...

Happy birthday to youuuu (imagine me singing~well, maybe not ;-) )! Love those thrift store finds! So exciting to find those treasures. I'll keep your mom & family in my prayers.

Darlene said...

The picture is beautiful of your parents holding hands. I'm glad your mother is doing better.

HAPPY Belated Birthday!!!!!

Looks like you found some cute goodies.♥

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a wonderful post...you are such a loving daughter - how blessed you and your parents are to have each other.
Can't wait to see how you place your finds in your home.
Wish I had thought about staying 49four years ago!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks for visiting my blog. It's nice to 'meet' you. Our parents are precious and you're so blessed to still have both of yours! You found some great finds; I can't wait to see what you do with them. Happy Belated Birthday! Have a lovely day.


The Vintage Housewife... said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! oh honey i am so sorry to hear of mamma's pain...but love the gushy gushy love...they are so wonderful...and kind. my prayers are with you and them...love seeing you...the amazing debbie....hee hee cat

The Old Parsonage said...

Happy belated birthday. I love the photo of your parents holding hands. Their love sounds amazing as is your for them

Ginger said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBIE!!!! That would be confusing being a leap year baby.
I hope your mom recovers quickly and without a lot of pain. Is she doing physical therapy? My mom had two hip replacements and a knee replacement in her later years. Very hard to recover from.
So sweet that you can be there to help.
I got a laugh out of the farm lingo your hubby uses. Cute!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

How sweet that you love your parents so much and that they love each other for all those years. My inlaws were marreid 70 years. I can only imagine.
Love the photo of holding hands. Just precious.
I hope your mom is ok and I wish you a belated happy birthday!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Ouch! That does sound like something that would be painful! I'm glad she recovery well. That's sweet that your parents are still so affectionate with each other AND that they've been married that long!

Happy Birthday! I trip to Joann's is always fun!


Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Happy Belated Birthday Debbie. And that photo speaks volumes!!!

{oc cottage} said...

Happy birthday!!! How lucky are you??? You don't have to get older every year!


Neabear said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I hope you mom is better now. I am catching up on blogreading. I had gotten behind here.

Lady Katherine said...

I had grandchildren, missed so much. Happy Birthday! I love the box, the seed pillow!