Thursday, August 25, 2016

Three Reasons for this Post

Hello sweet friends!

I just baked this delicious 'New York Style Crumb Cake,' from 'Living the Gourmet;' to take to my friend who's only sibling, her dear sister, died of a series of strokes produced by blood clots in her brain. She was only 73. 

I also did a small setting for 'Labor Day 2016,' as I remember we used to go back to school right after it, but now kids go back earlier, right?

I will also not be able to post anything for three weeks.. or four, as we are remodeling the two guest rooms that are separated with a half wall because in the past it was the girls rooms.

I will be around, visiting and joining parties with this small post, just the same.

My house for the moment looks like a storage room or a garage with boxes all over the living and family rooms. Since I sort of kept the rooms for guests and a "little storage" too, lol.. Besides my DDs don't live near us, we always wanted to rebuild it completely with wooden floors, new bathroom area, etc.
The time has finally come and I am very excited, as we picked some pretty things, specially for the new bathroom remodel.

Such modern things for the BATH in the market, so the shopping was so much fun.
I don't particular care for the mess and all the work we've been doing moving the stuff and furniture; but I guess that's how it goes before the 'great reveal.'

So, the Cake, the 'Labor Day' tablescape and our guest rooms (two) and bath remodeling would be my 'three reasons' for this post.

Scroll down so you can see a few Before pics of the guest rooms and bathroom too.

'Labor Day' setting and 'New York Style Crumb Cake.'

Is this little 'shell-bunny' a real cutie? I found him in the folklore tents at the beach, just like two years ago when I bought the 'shell-rooster.'

I had no time to look for more stuff, as I would have liked, cause my Sil Sergio was parked in a wrong spot and waiting impatiently.

This cake was really delish, trust me, as it was my first time baking it.

Visiting with my two dearest daughters, I also picked up these four red star-flowers and blue stripe mugs, as I thought they'd be pretty for my patriotic tables.

I'm loving my new shell-bunny! 

In the back window sill you can see the 'shell-roos' I bought two years ago on our beach vacation. Up front my new find, the cute 'shell-bunny.'


Here are one side of the bedroom that was my daughter's Alexandra.
At your left, by that little TV is where you went to our daughter Sofia's bedroom.

This wooden shelves and desk where for the girls school work and books and I have them in both rooms.

I'm painting them off-white, just like the entire rooms. 

Part of the girls bathroom, that will be remodel completely, as they have a soft pink fixtures still, hehehe

I can't wait to have it all pretty to decorate and to share it with you!

In the meantime, see you in three weeks, but will be around visiting blog land.

Thank you for your sweet and kind visit, you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me each week.


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