Thursday, January 21, 2010

This And That

I realized that I haven't shown you my new bed.
We have always wanted a king size bed but thought our bedroom was too small.
Well, we found out if you don't have a lot in your room you can make it work.
We used to have a dresser, chest, entertainment center, night stands and a queen size bed that we had for 22 years. It was still in great condition but I was determined that I was going for "less is more" in my bedroom and I did. We love our king size bed.

Sorry about the glare but I wanted to show you the new t.v. we have also.
It is a 42 inch flat screen. So all we have in our bedroom now is this t.v. on the wall, my king size bed ( I call it my cloud because it is so comfy), and 2 night stands.
Believe it or not it makes our bedroom look bigger. I think sweet hubby likes it too since he wants to stay in the bedroom more to watch this t.v. because the picture (HD) is wonderful.

Have you really ever thought about how important the kitchen sink is?
When I started learning about Flylady the kitchen sink is where you get started.
The kitchen sink is more important than we think.

There is always something to do in my house but I try to limit it to 15 -30 minutes a day like flylady teaches. I used to wait until I had a full load to do my laundry but now I just do small loads when needed. I raised 4 children so I was used to a lot of laundry but now it just being the 2 of us it seems like a breeze.

I may have already given you this recipe so if I did here it is again.
The Easiest & Best Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of peanut butter
1 egg
Mix together and spoon onto cookie sheet.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
(Don't overcook)
I have been practicing how to do embroidery stitches and cross stitching.
As you can see I have nothing to show you.
I am just having the hardest time but I will keep practicing until I get better.
This is a desire of my heart so I am determined.


Bobbi said...

i would never leave that bed...i love white bedding! with a tray of cookies...oh yeah!

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful bed and I love the tv. When I was younger, I loved to cross stitch. It is a hobby that I enjoyed no matter what the weather. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Susannah said...

Hi Val....Your bed is beautiful and I love the white bedding!

My mother taught me how to embroider when I was just a young girl. It is so much fun and rewarding. I know you will like it!


Alice Grace said...

I love your bedroom! That bed and bedding is fabulous! I love the less is more look! How about coming up and helping your MOM to get that look! LOL Happy embroidering!

Amelia said...

Getting new furniture is always a boost to your morale. HD television programs can make a boring show exciting because of all the details.

Enjoy the weekend!

Pat said...

Your room looks nice. I'll have to try those cookies...they do seem very easy! Hard to believe there is no flour in them!

Amy said...

Your room is beautiful. I got a cherry bedroom set this year. I love your wall colors.

I will visit Flylady. I have seen lots of references to her.

That cookie recipe sounds yummy. Thank you.

We got HD programing. We love it. We watch the History channel and the Discovery channel alot.

Have a blessed day.

Heidi said...

I love that bed! I could cuddle up in there and watch some tv.

I've heard of the Flylady but haven't followed her - I need to.

Glenda said...

I love your new bedroom, but can you tell us what you did with all your folded clothes that were in the dresser and chest?

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Your bedroom looks so nice and clean - the lines and space are nice.....oh my husband would love for a tv in our bedroom.

What an easy cookie recipe!


Darla said...

I love the simplicity of your bedroom, your bed is gorgeous with the white...those T.V.'s are awesome, don't need to eat any cookies for a while, I used to cross stitch and I loved it!!

Needled Mom said...

Yes, you WILL conquer the embroidery. I remember learning it as a little girl at my grandmother's side. I still love doing it as well as cross stitch. There are so many cute embroidery patterns on blogs now.

Love the less is more look in your bedroom. Your walls look like they might be the same as mine - a butterscotch color???? Maybe it is just the lighting. Your new bed doesn't look really "high" like ours. I swear that you almost need a stool to get into ours and I am tall. No more sitting on the edge to put my shoes on. lol

I love the flat screens because they take up so little room. The pictures are great too. I wonder how much thinner they will get in the next few years. Technology always amazes me at how quickly it changes.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Allie said...

Val your room is beautiful!!!! I'm a big fan of "less is more", especially with furniture - I hate cleaning, lol, and moving furniture.
Love the flat screen tv. I can't mount mine on the wall, I'd want to keep moving it, lol. They take up SO much less space!

You keep on with the embroidery, sweetie, you'll get it!

Anonymous said...

I love the bed room make over!!
You will do the cross stitch and embroidery!!! I cant wait to see pics of your progress!!

Can I have a cookie?????? hehehe

Pokey said...

This is my recipe for p-nut butter cookies, too (Larry requires I use Jiff peanut b.) Don't they melt in your mouth?

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the bedroom Valerie but I have a question....what did you do with the stuff in your dresser/chest? That would be my problem! blessings, marlene