Life Happens…(and a giveaway winner)

My goal for this year was to start posting again on a regular basis. With the move and new house last year, my posting became sporadic and I have been more than ready to get back to a routine. It seems that life has other plans for me right now. 

On the 18th, we got word that my wonderful mother-in-law passed away in her sleep. She had been in a nursing home for several years and took a turn for the worse in October so it wasn’t unexpected but still incredibly sad. She will be missed. 

You only have one life to live. Make it the best you can every day. www.chatfieldcourt.comWe all went to New Jersey for the services last week and, the day after we got home, I woke up with the flu. It’s now turned into bronchitis so, needless to say, I haven’t gotten anything done in almost 2 weeks. UGH…

Life happens….

I guess there’s nothing I can do but to ride it out but I hope to be up to sharing a post by the end of the week (we’ve got a lot of projects going on here). 

I do want to share the winner of the $50 Home Depot gift card from Behr. Suzanne Douglass is our lucky winner and she has already been notified. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats Suzanne! 

A huge thank you to all that entered. I’m hoping to do another giveaway next month, so make sure you look out for it.

Thank you for stopping in and for being patient with me.

Hope your week is awesome!!! โ™ฅ


Between Naps on the Porch

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  1. Pat M.
    Monday,January 30, 2017 / 9:56 am

    Condolences to your husband for the loss of his mother. Expected or not, it’s always hard – and for you too, knowing that your husband is missing an important person in his life. I’m sure she was proud of both of you and would want your lives to be filled with happiness and success.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,February 1, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Pat. It means so much to both of us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kaycee F
    Monday,January 30, 2017 / 10:10 am

    My most sincere sympathies to you and your family, it is so difficult to lose a parent. Also, take care of yourself and feel better soon, I’m looking forward to seeing your future projects!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,February 1, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Thanks so much, Kaycee, I appreciate it.

  3. Colette
    Monday,January 30, 2017 / 11:15 am

    I am very sorry for the loss of your husband’s mother. It is difficult to lose parents. My sympathies to you and your husband.
    I have enjoyed your projects.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,February 1, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      It is difficult to lose parents. Thanks for the condolences and your kind words, Colette.

  4. Sue
    Monday,January 30, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Take care and get well soon. Life happens….and it has happened to all of us. Usually when we least expect it. We all understand. You need to get some rest, and lots of fluids. Bless you heart. We will be waiting for your updates when you are all better. In the meantime…take good care of yourself.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,February 1, 2017 / 5:30 pm

      Thanks so much, Sue. I have a great caretaker, Hubs, so I hope to be back at it real soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Debbie H
    Monday,January 30, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    So sorry to hear of your mother in laws passing. Even when expected it is devastating to lose a loved one. Every time I travel in the winter I get the flu which turns into bronchitis so I know how miserable you are. Don’t do to much to soon and rest. I saw on Instagram that one of the projects is your kitchen. Be well my friend.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,February 1, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Debbie. When it rains it pours, I guess. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just waiting for this one to pass.

  6. Maryjean
    Monday,January 30, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law and I hope you are feeling better soon!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,February 1, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Thanks so much, MJ, I appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Dawn
    Monday,January 30, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    My sincere condolences on the passing of your MIL. I’ll ask for God to have mercy on her soul in my Rosary intentions tonight.

    Take care of yourself and get all the rest you need. We’ll still be here when you are able to blog again.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,February 1, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Dawn, I appreciate your kind words and condolences.

  8. Tuesday,January 31, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Oh no. I am so sorry. I hope you are back on your feet super soon and please take care.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,February 1, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      I am in great hands so I hope to be back on my feet soon. Thanks Kim. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Marijean Jenson
    Tuesday,January 31, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. Even unexpected losses take us by surprise. Hope you feel better soon !

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,February 1, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Thanks Marijean. Loss is never easy but I’m so grateful for all of the support I’ve gotten from readers like you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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