My blog dress and header has changed! As a newlywed, I am excited to present a whole new theme.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Blue Monday/New blue blog look, blue apartment, and good news!

Welcome to my new blog look! I figured that since I no longer live on Bonnie Lane, it was time for me to find a new blog name. My choice was Life on the Edge. I figured that it really fit what is going on in my life. There were some terrific suggestions from my readers too, my favorite being Kady-did Cottage. Though I am not going to change my blog name to that, at least not for now, that is the name I will be referring to my new home!

Also, I have great news! Remember back in February when I had an interview at a day care center? I was called back today for a second interview and I got the job! It is only part time and the pay isn't very good, but I can still get unemployment to make up the difference between the pay and what I have been receiving weekly. I go in for training tomorrow, and I start on Wednesday! I will work Monday and Wednesday, and can substitute one other day during the week. I am so excited to be working again!

Ok, on with the blues! I am very late in posting this today because I had to get my pictures downloaded to discs in order to put them on this computer, and then I had a ton of other stuff going on.

You may have seen my blue glass before, but since my apartment is too small for my display cabinet, I put it all in my cupboards. I am tempted to remove the doors, but I don't think the landlord would like that. Notice my poor butter dish that fell and broke when I was unpacking! I don't know if I can repair it or not.

Can you believe that I never unpacked my blue canisters at my old house? They were in a box in the garage and I couldn't find them! I am so happy to finally have them at home on my countertop. Sorry for the quality of the picture. My son's computer is so old that he can't download the program that lightens the pictures. I had to use Microsoft Paint to reduce the size of the pic.

My kitchen at my old old house was blue, but in my house on Bonnie Lane, the walls were green so my blue stuff just didn't fit. The kitchen walls here in the apartment are an awful blue and tan plaid, but my stuff actually fits here! It kind of rocks that whole '80s vibe. I actually hate the wallpaper a little less.

My favorite thing of all is the wood display cabinet which also sat in my garage. I had the perfect place for it in my kitchen on Bonnie Lane, but I was so busy that I never got around to repairing and painting it. I fixed the door, but it's not quite right yet and won't close fully, and I am now reconsidering as to whether or not I should paint it white. It's finally getting used for its intended purpose though, for storage and as a place for all my blue spongeware to live.

I'll show more of my apartment and my neighborhood as soon as I can. My computer is out for repair and I don't know when I'll get it back, so I am having a hard time downloading pics. My son suggested the library, so I'll see if I can do temporary downloads there that I can email to myself.

In the meantime, check out the other blue posts at Smiling Sally's blog.


Tara said...


I am so happy to hear about your job--you'll be great at it...and thanks for sharing "the blues"!

Tootsie said...

congrats on the new job! the new look is wonderful and...the new digs are very pretty!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Congratulations on the job! Great news! I may not have good taste, but I like the wallpaper in your kitchen, and you're right, all of your blue looks so good in it. laurie

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love all your's so pretty!

I like Kady did Cottage too!

Smilingsal said...

Ooops! You forgot to link in with Mr. Linky! Come back quickly!

Your blue stuff looks great. You have so much, that I am green.

I am so happy that you go the job. Congratulations. I know those kids are lucky.

Jill said...

Hi Kady
I am so happy you are back to work. I am sure that has taken a huge load off of your shoulders. Your new place is coming along great. I love the new name and look of your blog.....
You just have new starts all over the place.

Neabear said...

Congrats on the new job! Hooray! I love how your stuff looks on your plaid wall. That works really well there. Your decorating is coming along great so far.

mary said...

Love all of your blue stuff. happy Blue Monday! Mary :O)

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Congrats on the new job Kady, woohoo!!

Seriously, I LOVE how your blue things looks with that wallpaper!! Those glasses are beautiful. The spongeware fits right in like it was meant to be.

Awesome buffet too, glad you are able to finally use it. Maybe you can velcro the door for now, lol!

Deb said...

Hi Kady! Love the new look and name of your blog. I'm so happy!!!!!!That you found a job, who knows they may give you more days once they get to know you! Love your blues, the canisters are really nice! Glad things are looking up, that you do deserve. Deb

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Wow, your place is really coming along! You've taken some ugly wallpaper and really made it work for you, instead of against you. Wtg on finding your canisters too!

Ya know, just yesterday I was wondering whatever happened with that job. Think they took long enough to get back to you? Sheesh! But congrats, and enjoy it!!!!!

Justine :o )

Happy To Be said...

Oh Kady I am so glad to hear about your job girl WAY to go...I just love all your blues here Kady...some I have myself from Ohio pottery Company years ago...went you could order them from Country Home mags...Thanks for sharing and good lUck Kady...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Picket said...

Hey Kady!!!! Congrats on your new job girl...I am sop happy for you...I love how your blue treasures go with your new sweet cottage and to be able to use your pieces again that you had packed away...oh it is like Christmas! Hope you are having a great week sweetie...I gotta go change your name on my blog go girl!

nikkicrumpet said...

Congrats on the new job...and the new beautiful blog. I love the way it looks...although your header picture is freaking me out a bit!