Friday, December 20, 2013

My Kitchen Countertops Are Featured


Hello, Dear Ones!
I'm so excited to tell you today that I was contacted by Laurel Clarke from Oldcastle Surfaces, Inc. asking if she could show snaps of my kitchen granite countertops on their website


Of course I said yes!
The site has lovely photos of different surfaces. 

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She sent me some questions to answer about my countertops and I did my best to oblige.
It's really the color of the granite she wanted to show. But I was so honored to do this and
I hope you'll pop over and check it out. I looked at some previous entries and see that I'm among good company ~ many blog friends! 
Here's the link and I hope you'll leave a comment.
Thanks again, Laurel!

Since we're in the kitchen I'll show you a little Christmasing!

 Just a wee little ornament for the kitchen.
 You know me ~ I've gotta have a Rooster around!
 I am so blessed to have such wonderful blog friends. Do you see this darling mug rug? It was given to me by the most talented Mary who blogs at Ms. Redo. Isn't it adorable with all of the Christmas fabrics and even a little red star!
 My Frosty the Snowman mug was just perfect to sit on it filled with wooden Santies.
 Christmas is a time to pull out the mixer and bake some cookies.
I have my little helpers and we're ready to go!
 Here's another corner all Christmased up.
 I just love my olden scale and can't seem to move her from my kitchen so she got Christmased too!
See the little utensil ornies in the olden measuring cup? Aren't they cute?!
Then my Jadite bowl! I love Jadite and want some more! I love my things, can you tell?
It's filled with oldies too.
I've gone a little easy in my decorating this year but can't leave the kitchen out since I spend a lot of time in here.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)


I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Christmas Cookies

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees, bells and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe

Now, Christmas cookies are a special treat
The more she bakes the more I eat
And sometimes I can't get myself to stop
Sometimes she'll wait till I'm asleep
She'll take the ones I didn't eat
And put those little sprinkly things on top

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees, bells and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe

Now those sprinkly things just makes things worse
'Cause it makes them taste better than they did at first
And they're absolutely impossible to resist
Some disappear to who knows where
But I make sure I get my share
And those kids just stand there waiting for the ones I miss

Sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
Sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
She gets mad that they're all gone
Before she gets the icing put on
Sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe

Now there's a benefit to all of this
That you might have overlooked or missed
So now let me tell you the best part of it all
Every time she sticks another batch in the oven
There's 15 minutes for some kissin' and'a huggin'
That's why I eat Christmas cookies all year long

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees, bells and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe

~ sung by George Strait


31 comments:

  1. That is very exciting! I will pop over, Shelia!

    I love the counters and all your cuties in the kitchen.

    LOVE YOU...

    Sheila

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  2. Sorry, didn't mean to shout. The IPAD got stuck in caps, but at least it was on the right words!

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  3. Congratulations:) They are lovely!

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  4. Everything is so beautiful Shelia:) I love that gingerbread chef! Did you sew that? Have a blessed Christmas big celebration:)

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  5. What a gorgeous kitchen, Sheila! I am quite envious!:-) Wonderful job with the decorating! You are quite talented and creative! Merry Christmas! xo Nellie

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  6. Congratulations on being featured, Shelia. How cool is that! Your kitchen looks absolutely beautiful and I love all your Christmas touches there- xo Diana

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  7. Good morning, Shelia! Congratulations! I'm one of the bloggers who is being featured on that site, as well. Like you, I was honored to have been noticed and asked. :) There's no one I'd rather be there with than you, one of our very sweetest bloggers!

    I hope you have a wonderful day, and congratulations again!

    Hugs,

    Denise

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  8. very nice!! love the couter and all the red around..and love the little star, please show me how you did it?? lol thank you

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  9. That kitchen looks way too clean to have had any baking action going on! You must be magic!
    Love the mug rug!

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  10. Well I'm so proud of you for being featured! Your counter tops really are gorgeous, and so is all your Christmas-ing in the kitchen. I love that sparkle in each picture :) Glad you love your mug rug ~ Mary

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  11. How lovely to be featured! You obviously made a great choice in that granite! I love how all of your kitchen things have been christmassed - and your mixer is just the right colour for this season! Beautiful. Thank you for sharing Sheila. Happy Christmas to you and yours. xx

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  12. Shelia, your kitchen is beautiful and the counter tops are to die for. Love all your Christmas goodies sprinkled around the kitchen. Even your mixer is perfect for the holidays. The mug rug is so cute and Mary did a wonderful job.
    I left a comment on the counter tops email.
    Mary

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  13. I love the cute C'mas vignettes around your kitchen and specially that pretty tree plate! I couldn't find the link to go over to see the counter tops, or is it just me? hUGS,
    fabby

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  14. Congratulations! They are so festive with all your holiday cheer!

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  15. The scale is too sweet. We do love our scales don't we? I'll go see your counters.

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  16. I love all of your Christmas kitchen pretties. Merry Christmas to you, Sheila :)

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  17. Congratulations, it is a great feature! I love the twinkle effect in your kitchen pics! Everything looks wonderful!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  18. I adore your oldies in your gorgeous kitchen (benchtops and all) but oh my oh my - I want someone to photograph that staircase of yours of which I have an ongoing love-thing with and spread it's photo around websites, surely, there's nothing quite like it yes? ;)
    Hugs Rose

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  19. Who better to show off the beauty of those counters and how special they can make a kitchen feel.
    Well, I think that warm wonderful feeling comes from MORE than the granite, but those photos will make everyone want your feeling.

    I love your vignettes and corner gatherings. I think they have that extra twinkle without blog magic!

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  20. You are such a show off!! LOL... That's great!

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  21. I love the way your counters shine. They did the right thing picking you. Your kitchen is lovely.

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  22. Your kitchen is so cheery and festive Shelia! I just love the ornament of the cook stirring the bowl.:>)

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  23. Oh my gosh Shelia I love that red Kitchenaid! Your kitchen is so homey and festive. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  24. Shelia,
    I sure do love your Christmas decor, dear friend!!!
    No Christmas baking going on here. . .still don't have all the energy I need!!!
    Probably see a tray of "G'Ma Dillon's Cookies" on our countertop, soon!
    Love your countertops!!! Congratulations on being selected for their web~site!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  25. Congratulations on your kitchen feature, Shelia! Your kitchen is looking very festive and I love your Jadite bowl, too!

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  26. Congratulations. I love the Jadite bowl and the little ornament. So cute.

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  27. How exciting! I will go take a look. Your kitchen looks gorgeous! Have a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy this special time of the year! Hugs, Maria

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  28. Hi Shelia, I love your kitchen. I have been away awhile. Is your counter new? I is absolutely beautiful and your Christmas cuties are so festive. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Love to all, Ginger

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  29. You did a great job of adding "Christmas" to your kitchen, Shelia! It looks fun and cheerful! Now I'm off to see those counters!

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  30. That’s such a good news! Well, you have a wonderful kitchen. It's no surprise they wanted your granite countertops on their website. The ambiance is not only homestyle-model material, but inviting as well. Thanks to your beautiful countertops that created personality to your kitchen!

    Martin @GraniteBusters.com

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)