a quick Sunday post.

Hello everyone!  I hope you’re enjoying a lovely Sunday where you are.  Unfortunately it’s raining here in Minnesota, but I’m hoping it will clear up later because we’re headed out to a wienie roast for Mr. Q’s mom’s birthday.

You may remember that Mr. Q’s mom and step-dad’s workshop burned down back in February.  Well, I’m happy to report that they were able to replace it with a new pole barn.  It’s not going to have the same charm as the original workshop, but it will be just as functional if not more so.

Naomi and Tom are the type of people who always see the glass as half full, so they have pointed out that the new building is all on one floor which will make more sense for them as they get older.  The stairs in the old workshop were fairly steep and Naomi was already finding them challenging.

The new pole barn is nearing completion, so I’m looking forward to checking it out later today.

I’d like to take this opportunity to again thank all of you who helped support them during that difficult time with either a financial donation or just your thoughts and prayers.  It meant a lot to them, and they were able to use the money to replace some of Tom’s tools.  Although insurance did provide enough money to put up the pole barn, it will never pay to replace all of the tools that Tom lost.  So thank you for that!

In other news, I have drawn the names of all of the winners of the Prima Marketing transfers from my posts last week.  They are Cherie, Debbie, Jacqueline, Jill, Toia, Laura and Carolyn.  I’ve sent an email to each of the winners and all but one have gotten back to me.  So if you didn’t get an email, I’m sorry to say that you did not win.

Thank you so much for all of your comments on those posts!  I’m sorry I wasn’t able to respond personally to each one (and I also wish each one of you could have been a winner), but I did read and enjoy every single comment.  I also took the time to check out some of the blogs that you guys recommended on Friday.  There were a few that I already follow, and there were a few that were new to me and I’m looking forward to giving them a closer look.

A couple of people mentioned in comments that they didn’t receive an email notifying them of last Friday’s blog post until after the midnight deadline for the drawing.  That can be the result of the settings that they chose when they signed up to follow my blog via email.  If you are following via email you can choose to be notified about new posts immediately, daily or weekly.  If you want to change those settings you can do so by clicking on the word ‘manage’ in parentheses over on the right under ‘you are following this blog’. Next look for my blog listed under ‘followed sites’ and click on ‘settings’. You should be able to change that setting there.

Just for fun I thought I’d share where the garden beds from last Monday’s post ended up.  Susan, the buyer, was kind enough to share a photo of them in their new home with us!

I love that the room has a garden theme with the watering can and pots up on that shelf!

One last thing before I leave you today.  I don’t know if all of you know that I also produce a blog for Reclaiming Beautiful, the shop where I sell on consignment.

I usually only post once a month there, but during the month of June I posted every week to share a gorgeous wedding venue called Redeemed Farm.

This place was simply stunning.

If you haven’t seen those posts and you have some time on your hands you should head over to the Reclaiming Beautiful blog and check it out!

In the meantime, enjoy your Sunday.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another furniture makeover!


18 thoughts on “a quick Sunday post.

  1. Thank you again for always sharing your supplies that were provided to you, because you have the best blog in the universe! You are always so generous with your give aways and with your inspiration and creativity. Love that the twin beds already have a new home and that the owner obviously is a gardening lover.


  2. Wow those beds look great in that room, destiny for sure. Thanks for sharing, enjoyed the photos from the wedding too! Where do you find the time to manage two blogs, a full time job and all the furniture redos? Love your blog, Paula


  3. The beds went to the perfect buyer. I can just imagine how excited she must have been to get them for that room.
    Hope everyone enjoys their transfers and maybe they will share their project with us.


  4. Those garden beds look amazing in their new home; I would love to sleep in that room! You did a beautiful job. Glad Mr. Q’s parents are soon to be back in their workshop. Have a great week this week, let’s hope it stops raining!


    1. The rain ended here just in time for the wienie roast. Unfortunately then the wind kicked in and we had to scrap the plans for the big bonfire anyway. After all, they’d already burned down one workshop. They definitely didn’t want to take any chances with the new one 😉 So the hot dogs got boiled on the stove and we all had a great time anyway.

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  5. Absolutely loved the wedding posts on Reclaiming Beautiful! What a gorgeous venue. Also, glad to hear things are looking up for your in laws too and they are able to continue their artistry.


    1. That venue really was beautiful. It was so much fun taking photos of it! As for the in-laws, Tom showed me the new lathe that he purchased and he was very excited about all the stuff he’ll be able to do with it! He says it’s so much better than his old one.


  6. Even though I wasn’t a winner of one of the transfers, I’m still a winner because I follow your lovely blog 🙂
    Honestly it’s the only one I read faithly because I know that your going too post something I want too see or be inspired to try myself by watching all of your lovely transformations. But most of all your not trying to sell me something, you offer great advice on how to relove furniture and you share the process of how you accomplish each piece in a way that makes it feel that it truly comes from your heart.
    So my favorite blog is……qisforquandie. My one dream is too actually be able to buy one or four, lol, of your transformations. But I live in Florida aka the Emerald Coast so unless one of your readers or you and Mr. Q ever come this way 🙂 that’s the day I will continue too be on the look out for and until then I’ll be happy just being one of your lucky followers!
    Happy 4th of July and I hope you all have a great week!


    1. Did you know that I lived on the ‘gold coast’ when I was a teenager? Yep, my family lived in Boca Raton for about 10 years. That was a long, long time ago 😉 I still miss being close to the ocean sometimes, especially in January and February!

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  7. I was born and raised here in Northwest Florida until I got married in 1989, husband was in the military and we were lucky enough that he had several jobs here. We built a house on the Santa Rosa Sound knowing that when he retired from the military this is where we wanted to live. We have lovely white sandy beaches with blue-green water from the Gulf of Mexico……can you tell I’m trying too let you know that anytime your ready for a Beach Vacation you are welcome too stay with me, lol, for free!! Well maybe that black Kitchen Island you just did, lol 🙂
    Happy Days!


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