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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She attended journalism school where she majored in professional writing. She loves to decorate, garden, read and spend time with her Yorkies.

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Sanding, Painting, Overall Chaos


The birds are chirping in the trees. The tree branches have buds on them. And I can hear the sound of wind soughing in the tree tops. 

It's pretty warm here in Oklahoma.

My sun has traveled with me from home to home. He's got a fine rusty patina now, and greets me each morning.


Seventy degrees by noon. Nice...


This box came from Gardener's Supply Company a couple of days ago. But I've been so busy with the kitchen, I haven't had time to open it. They want me to do a terrarium project.

About an hour ago, this box came...

 
Inside are ferns to put inside the terrarium. 

So as soon as I can come up for air on the kitchen project, I've got to get this one started.


I haven't made a terrarium in quite some time. I had a ten gallon aquarium I turned into a terrarium when my girls were little.


This is the disaster zone that is my kitchen. The counter tops have had their top coats and now need to cure for awhile. Dry to the touch though.

The brown marks of paint you see on the wall came from my dabbing the granite paint with the sponge. It will be covered. 

I got out early and bought my paint for the back splash. 

Israel is outside right now painting the four inch trim we got yesterday. It will go where you now see the brown splotches. 

He's on his lunch break. I can hear his Mexican music out on the patio.

Well, that's where I am today. Hopefully I'll have the kitchen done by the weekend. But I'm waiting on a valance Primitive Star Quilt Shop is sending me for the kitchen window before I show what I've been working on. 

Yes, the embroidered pieces came down. I didn't think they went well with what's currently happening in the kitchen. So I called Jacki in Indiana this morning and we decided on what would probably work best.

As you know I've used red and white buffalo checked window treatments in the other windows that came from her shop. But this window is going to be different.

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  1. Looking forward to seeing your new kitchen !

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  2. Can't wait to see the new look.

    Enjoy, Janie

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  3. Brenda, how fun! Lots of exciting changes! I know it's going to be beautiful!

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  4. I know you're busy, but I can't wait to see both the kitchen update and the terrarium!

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  5. You're having fun I just know it! I can't wait to see your kitchen done!
    Excitement!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Does it drive you crazy when your home is turned upside down like that? I know you don't like uproar...just wondering how that affects you. Can't wait to see the finished project! Way to build up the suspense, my friend!!

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  7. I always love your kitchen valance, but I'm sure the one you picked out will go beautifully with your redo kitchen. I'm thinking red?, not check though. Between your blog and projects, you're one busy lady!
    Kathleen in Az

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  8. I loved the valance too and have wanted to do one for years like that. So excited to see the terrarium.

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  9. Oh my goodness, you have a full on construction zone in that kitchen!! Wow, I can't wait to see what's hiding under your tarps...and what goes on the window...what color you will paint the wall...and how the terrariums turn out. You are a busy girl! ;)

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  10. Brenda, can't wait to see it all finished. You are a go getter girl. I remember your sweet sun face...I really like it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  11. Oh wow, the kitchen is really getting a facelift. Can't wait to see it all done.

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  12. Can't wait to see your new redo of kitchenm

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  13. Hi Brenda, I can't wait to see how it all turns out. You are an ambitious gal. Karie

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  14. When we have had Mexican workers here they also turned on their music at lunch.

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  15. Trying to pop in and visit a few blogs as time allows. Wow! That is quite a project you have going on there, Brenda! Can't wait to see it done. xo Diana

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  16. You really are one busy lady right now! How exciting though. I can't wait to see your kitchen remodel. The ferns that arrived will look so pretty in a terrarium. You are the perfect person to have one too. I know how good you are with plants!

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  17. SO many projects, you have.. How fun.. Can't wait to see your new kitchen, and what valance you chose? And really excited to see the new counter tops. I bet the terrarium will be so pretty.

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  18. Excited to see what you have got planned!

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  19. Brenda- we work exactly alike. Things look a lot worse before theyg et better when I tackle a project.
    I know this is going to be wonderful!
    Keep a tight rein!

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  20. Thanks for doing all the work. I love a makeover. Don't we all.

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  21. Dear Brenda,
    I also love watching any project you do, always fun and inspiring. I know you have no doubt made the adjustments while your kitchen is closed. Excited to see all changes and am sure pups are too! Take it slow on that ankle and thank you for showing us! Sincerely, Robin in NYC

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  22. That's quite a bit going on! It inspires me to get some touch ups done around here and possibly try a terrarium of my own. I've always loved them and haven't done one in years.
    Can't wait to see everything finished!

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  23. Wow, what a coincidence! I was thinking about making a terrarium because I'm allergic to the molds and spores in soil in exposed houseplants. I can't wait to see how you " accessorize" yours.
    Looking forward to the new kitchen's debut.

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  24. Brenda,
    You do have so much happening right now! I feel the energy and I am so excited to see it all!
    xo
    Jemma

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  25. Yep! you are a busy bee in chaos. Worth it later though.

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  26. I've never had a terrarium, but I can still recall the one my mom had when I was a kid. She had a greener thumb than I ever will. Looking forward to seeing yours!

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  27. Brenda, It is so fun to follow your kitchen's transformation.

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  28. Really excited about your kitchen projects!

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  29. So exciting. Can't wait to see the results of your kitchen and your terrarium. Go Brenda.

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  30. Send me some of that energy, Brenda. I can't wait to see all of the changes. xo Laura

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  31. Can't wait to see how you will like your counter tops. I really need to do something to mine but not sure what to use. I know your kitchen will look great when you're finished.

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  32. Brenda, it is going to be so nice to have the kitchen done. You are so lucky that Israel is so helpful!! I can't wait to see the finished project.

    Linda

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  33. What chaos but am anxious to see the beauty that comes from it.

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  34. Well your kitchen at the moment looks like a wonderful excuse for take-out food! :)

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  35. I love seeing all of the wonderful decorating ideas! Can't wait to see your new kitchen!

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  36. So many things for us to look forward to seeing...Enjoy your nice weather!

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  37. Brenda, what happened to the backsplash tiles? Did you paint over them?

    AND: Where did you get the CHICKEN and ICE decals? Need more info on the paint you used on the counter tops. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

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  38. You always amaze me with your projects. Never ending. The kitchen will look great and I'd love to see the terrarium.

    Jane

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  39. Never a dull moment at 'Cozy Little House'.

    Now tell me...does Israel ask you to merengue with him while he has that music blaring? ;)

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  40. I can't wait to see the grand finale! I'm surprised your landlord lets you do these things. Most of them don't even let you put holes in the walls!

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