Learned Some Things

This weekend was beautiful with the temperatures reaching almost 80 degrees. "Perfect! Just perfect".

I spent most Saturday morning doing a little spring cleaning. Didn't make it past the kitchen but still, I can say its clean now. I rearranged it a bit. Well, like Four times! I'd move things from one side of the kitchen to the other. I was so unsatisfied. 
You see, I want a coffee bar, so I moved some appliances around to where I had a whole corner space for a coffee bar. I did a lot of switching around until I had a look I was going for. Then I grabbed things I already had stashed away and created a rather cute coffee area. But it didn't appeal to me. The more I looked at it, the less I liked it. I didn't like the way the toaster looked in it's new place of where the cofee maker used to be.


So I changed it all back. I did end up creating a coffee tray bar. So everything sits where it originally was but just in a new fashion. I still have to doll it up with some decorations and things but you get the idea.
I also added new curtains and new rugs to brighten it up. 

Speaking of "new". I learned some new things this weekend. 

1. My husband found an old Navy foot locker in the attic of his dad and moms house while cleaning it out last week. 


By the name and address, he was able to locate the widow and daughter of the past owner and it was returned. I learned what a foot locker was. 

2. This little piece of tin.


It was in the kitchen of his Dad and moms old house. I took it home, cleaned it up and then googled it. I learned it was a steamed pudding pan. It's adorable and I will have to attempt to make a steamed pudding. I've always wanted to make "figgy pudding" at Christmas so this might be the year. 

3. I learned to crochet a polka dot pattern.

It was a fun stitch and I may make some more of these dandy little dish cloths. I put this set in my shop. Hope they sell. 

4. And this! Did you know that a blender blade will fit on a mason jar? For a country girl, this gets me tickled. 
Yep no more making smoothies and pouring them into the jar. 


Just put the stuff in the jar itself, screw on the blade thingy and put it directly on the blender. Isn't that just the coolest thing ever? 

Now off to face the work week. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Ps- Husband just told me I didn't mention the biggest thing I learned this weekend. 
"Whats that?" I asked.
With a laugh he said "that the coffee maker doesn't work on the right side of the kitchen because I'm left handed".
"Haha Nick, your funny".


  1. Sometimes redecorating unsettles us. Hope everything is now where you want it to be to give you peace of mind.

  2. Footlockers are pretty handy for storage too. You can find some at some places. I got one from Academy Sports many years ago

  3. Hi Lisa, I wanted to stop by to tell you how much I appreciate your prayers for my surgery last Monday. Diana posted a prayer request on her blog and I am full of gratitude! I am slowly recovering but wanted you to know how very much I appreciate you thinking of me. :-) Love the idea of the mason jar on the blender, that is a great idea. I love all things vintage and with a story and a history... how wonderful to be able to locate the family of the foot locker! Hope you have a wonderful week! Looking forward to following along and getting to know you better.


  4. I like Nick. That is cool about the foot locker. Yep there was a time everything a sailor owned was stored in one of these!
    Nice to learn new things. I liked the idea of the mason jar fitting the blender blades. I am surprised the threads matched. BUT I will definitely use that idea one of these days. THANKS.
    Enjoyed the visit!
    ps: you girls are never satisfied unless you are changing something. LOL

  5. It's spring cleaning time around here too.

  6. Love your crocheted dishcloths. I've never seen that stitch, but it sure is pretty. And girl, I learned something new too.....I didn't know the blender blade fit a mason jar, either. I love that!

  7. Tip #4 just rocked my world!!❤️

  8. Well look at that, now I learned a thing or two!! Figgy pudding, huh?? :)