Friday, January 21

Reasons to be cheerful - 7,8,9!

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy with a Heart


It's that time of the week again! 3 more reasons to be cheerful.


1. The plans we have for updating the house are coming together. I am particularly happy about the decisions we have made for the kitchen. The pine units are staying, be it a bit of moving and shaking but we are reversing the doors and having a shaker theme. The Aga too is staying and is having a make over. The dust produced from a solid fuel Aga is a huge amount so I don't want any coving or fancy pelmets on any of my cupboards anymore. I have had 20 years of it. All wall cupboards are coming down but going elsewhere in the house. I am a frugal person to heart and I just can not replace the units for the sake of it. No - they are all staying - I look forward to sharing the pictures of our progress.



2. My neighbour has agreed to come with her sewing machine and help me get to grips with mine. One of my New Year's Intentions was to develop my sewing ability. Margie use to be a lecturer in Home Economics and is an excellent sewer. We had a good chat today and we even discussed making loose covers for our settees! lol! Still - watch this space and be prepared to be amazed/shocked/disgusted! Time will tell!

3. I lost 1.5 lb at Slimming World. This brings me 1 lb off being back on track!

19 comments:

  1. Good for you Denise --5lbs. WOW.
    My 3 reasons?
    1.A warm house and comfortable bed.
    2. I can make a cup of tea when ever I want to.
    3. I really think I'm making a difference at the cat shelter, one cat at a time.

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  2. 1.5 lb Chris. lol!Love yours too

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  3. Good luck with the sewing and well done with the slimming x
    http://nairnnicujournal.wordpress.com/

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  4. Great reasons to be cheerful and anticipate and celebrate some new surroundings, sewroundings, and not so roundings. ;)

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  5. Well done with the slimming - I was doing quite well, then binged yesterday:( I think your kitchen will be great - the units look very solid and will be good painted. Good luck with the sewing too. You're going to be busy!

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  6. I'm thinking of dusting my sewing machine off this week - nothing as adventurous as you - just some bunting for instant party atmosphere.
    Congrats on the weight loss - a pound and a half in the right direction is worth some cheeriness xx
    Qwerty mum

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  7. Well done on the weight loss :) We have an architect calling today aswell about our house, kind of scary and exciting at the same time! Jen

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  8. You're doing exactly what women should be doing.

    Sewing. Woman's place, sewing.

    Not working.

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  9. Jeremy!!!!!
    You are on dangerous ground here! Really!

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  10. Wow I am loving your kitchen. Ohh to have an aga or more to the point to have the space for an aga!

    Thanks for joining in.

    Mich x

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  11. Looking forward to seeing your kitchen refurbishment. Good luck with that - it's probably the worst room in the house to work with but so worth it :-)

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  12. great reasons Happy weekeend

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  13. I like the idea of recycling the cabinets and sorting out to lean and clean..I'll be watching to see what you do!

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  14. Your kitchen sounds lovely and cosy with an Aga, hope you enjoyed the sewing as well.

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  15. What great units in your kitchen. Well done on the weight loss!

    Herding Cats x

    http://seathreepeeo.blogspot.com

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  16. Oooh can't wait to see pics of your renovations. :)

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  17. I love your kitchen units- they're going to look great. I too have aga envy! I'm glad you've decided to keep it. Well done on the weight loss, I've fallen way offtrack!
    Ps can I borrow your neighbour, she sounds fab!

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  18. Sounds like you have big plans for this year ahead - the kitchen is going to be fabulous (I'm turning a little green with envy here)! Good luck with the sewing, as you know, up until my machine gave up the ghost, I used to be heavily into my embroidery (sigh).. And give yourself a pat on the back for getting back on track with your weight loss, well done hon!

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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