Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Keep In Touch #57

Hello there, Friends. How are you? 
Before we get to the party, I owe you a bit of a chit chat. 

I pulled my Easter tote out to discover that I'd given a lot of my Easter decor away. Of course, I went shopping for more. I was thrilled when I noticed that my thrift store had their Easter decor on display.  It was not to be, however, since the cute stuff they had on display was from me. 

I didn't buy any of it back. I was tempted by the green bunny, however. 

When Bill was getting out of his car the other night, he just happened to look at the neighbor's tree and he saw this little guy. 

Poor little thing was shacking like crazy. Bill called the police since it was after hours for animal control. They contacted after hours animal control. They said they needed to come pick it up since it was sick. They were pretty sure it had distemper which is a neurological disorder. There was no hope for the little thing and it would need to be put down. I'm glad Bill saw it so that it didn't spread the disease further. It can spread to domesticated animals through food bowls. Yikes. 

I've been doing some spring cleaning. It's such a blessing to have time to clean out closets and cabinets.

I put lights in the china cabinet in the section behind glass. 

I love how it illuminates the crystal.

The lighting system is from IKEA. Choosing the lighting was a little more complicated that I felt like it needed to be but it is great. IKEA has good directions so it wasn't difficult to install. 

I've done a little spring decorating. I can't wait for spring! 
On Sunday I shared a look back on some of my previous spring decor.

Now for the feature. 

Look at this tutorial for making a device sleeve. It's so cute. Think about how the customization that you can do with some simple sewing skills.
This is fun.
Thanks so much for all the great links last week.



  1. Oooooh, such pretty things in your cabinet. And the lighting's nice too! Thanks for taking care of the poor little critter, and thanks for the lovely party.

  2. That's too funny about all the cute Spring decor at the thrift store was donated by you! I do love the lighting in your hutch, and all the shelves look so pretty. Thanks for hosting, Katie!

  3. I would have bought back the green bunny. Really cute. And actually, pretty funny, though maybe not at the time! The lighting looks great. Spring is springing for you, Katie!

  4. You made me laugh when I read about your Spring decor at the thrift store, Katie. Who knew??? Thank you so much for the feature, it made my day!

  5. The lights look great in the china cabinet. Sorry about the raccoon being sick. Glad you guys called to have him taken away. Poor thing. Have a great week.

  6. Katie, your lights in the hutch look so pretty, and I'm glad you found that little raccoon. That could have been terrible..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  7. Thank you Katie for your 57th Keep In Touch. Seeing things I donated is alway slightly weird - but it is humorous too.

  8. Thank you for hosting, Katie! I'm sad for this poor raccoon... I love wildlife and I hate to see them ill. I wonder if a doctor could treat it?? It is pretty cool when they live near you, though. My cousin Bill has a family of raccoons who live in a hollowed out tree outside his kitchen window in Winthrop, Mass. He films them once in a while and shares. :)

    Happy spring to you and I love your table and the new lighting you put in your china cabinet,
    Barb :)

  9. Thanks for hosting the fun and have a nice week!

  10. Oh my goodness I cracked up! I have had that happen before at the local consignment shop with some vintage Shiny Brites. I actually had regretted getting rid of them. I went back to the shop but someone had already bought them. Well, it turns out my mom bought them, not knowing they were mine, and gave them to me as a Christmas present!!! We couldn't stop laughing when I told her they were mine to begin with. Junkin' genes!

    Thanks for hosting, have a great week!