Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Some New Shelves and Another Birthday!

Hi, everyone! 
I hope you're all doing well and having a good week!
Some of you may remember the shelves my husband made for me a couple years ago. Well, we added some more! He made the top ones first, then recently he added a counter top and more shelves underneath.
 The curtains are actually made from a skirt I found at a thrift store! I wasn't crazy about it as a skirt, and it was big on me, so I cut it in two and my sweet mom hemmed the sides and put a piece at the top so it would go over the curtain rod. I'm so pleased with how well it all turned out.
 It gives us much more storage space, especially for the bigger items that are hard to fit into our regular cabinets.

My 40th birthday was yesterday. My, how time flies!!
I had a very nice birthday at home. Lee made supper for us and Katie made a no-bake strawberry cheesecake. Even though I didn't get to see my parents since we live far apart, they did call and wish me a happy birthday.

One of the teachers at our school enjoys making and decorating cakes, so she made me the 'lovely' cake above. It was delicious even if it did have the grim reaper and spiders on it. They all know how much I hate spiders, so they tease me about it whenever they get the chance. That and my southern accent gets me picked on more than just about anything else, but it's all in good fun. 
I'm blessed with many good friends and family.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,


  1. another B-day, oh Im older LOL
    Well half pint will be 17, well you know ;)
    Happy Birthday Girl :)

  2. bahaha I blew the cake pic up LOL
    Hubbies idea eh ;) LOL

  3. Happy Birthday, Melanie. I LOVE your cute storage solution. I am totally scared of spiders too, I have arachnophobia.

  4. Happy birthday! How resourceful to use the skirt as curtains!

  5. I am so glad you had so many friend to celebrate with. Looked like a nice day. sandie

  6. Dear Melanie...birthday blessings my sweet friend! I love your storage space and the curtain is so homey looking. I am sure it adds a warm touch to your already cosy home. It is always so nice to find "hidden" space for extra storage. Weekend Blessings ♥ Teri

  7. How sweet of her to bake you a cake. You can never have to much storage it will come in handy. Wishing you had a great Birthday this year. If the shelf was a gift it was a very nice one.

  8. Happy Birthday (a little late), Melanie!! Your strawberry cheesecake sounds yummy. :) Your other cake is a little scary, lol. :)

    I am really loving the shelves and curtains! Your husband and mom did a wonderful job!!


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