Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pink Saturday

It's Pink Saturday again and I had so much fun last week I thought I would join in the fun again! Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for starting this fun event. Be sure to visit Beverly's blog to see a complete list of participants for this week.

Since I showed you the pinks in my bathroom last week, I thought that I would show you one of my guest bedrooms this week. This room is a work in progress.(actually - all of the rooms in my house are!) We moved here in June and we are still trying to put things together! There is so much left to do.

I am such a girly girl and wanted one room in my house to be really feminine. I can only do so much "girly" stuff in the Master bedroom. My husband is pretty good about letting me do whatever I want - but I try to tone it down for him. I decided to go all out in the guest room though. I still need to get a headboard for the bed yet, but it's a start!

I love the bedspread for this room - I was happy to find it at TJ Maxx (don't you just love that store?) I have put the softest sheets and blankets on this bed - I want our guests to be comfortable in here so they will stay a long time. ~smile~

I've had this picture for a long time and I am so glad that it works well in this room. I love bunnies and flowers - a perfect combination!

I bought this picture many years ago for my husband on our anniversary. I have always loved this passage from the Bible. One more picture for this room - I didn't know I had so much pink!

As I was looking around for pink in my house, I ran across this precious book. I bought this for my mother years ago. It is a journal that is made just for mothers to put their thoughts down so that children can hold onto memories when they may not be there to tell the tales of their lives.

My mother, as I have written about before, had been sick for a long time and we knew that her time with us was short. By giving her this book I was able to capture things about her that she had never told me before. I only wish I had given it to her sooner as her memory was starting to fade. What she did write I will always cherish. There are beautiful writings in this book about her relationships with her siblings and parents. It is such a treasure! The book asks questions that your mother is supposed to answer - such as:

  • Describe one of your favorite dress-up outfits as a child. On what occasions would you wear it?

  • Who was your favorite teacher and why?

  • When did you first go to church - what are your first memories of church?

  • What are the things you are most glad you tried?

I could go on and on! The questions in this book really help you to get to know the beautiful person that your mother was/is. It is priceless to me now!

If you haven't seen this book, I highly recommend getting this for your mother, or getting it for yourself to write in it for your children. I found the link on Amazon if you would like to look at it.

This cute little tea cup and saucer were given to me by my mother in law. It held a little tea rose bouquet. I love how unique it is! Right now it sits in my dining room hutch but I may end up putting it in my guest room. I may put it atop the nightstand with an african violet in the cup!

Of course Ginger wanted to show you her pink for today! How could anyone mistake her for a boy - She is such a little lady!

I hope that you enjoyed my "Pinks". Look for updates to come on my room projects - as I finish the rooms I will be showing you the end results!



Glenda said...

Your sheets go so well with your spread that it almost feels as if you are in a garden. A guest could not help but have sweet dreams and a good night's sleep here.

What a treasure you ultimately provided for yourself with that book. The gift that keeps on giving, can't be beat. A journal is not only a way to remember but also a way not to forget the smallest details that can make the recounting of an event seem as if you are right there.

Riet said...

Your guestroom looks great to me and your other pink stuf is all so nice. Happy pink Saturday

Sondra Behne' said...

Oh my gosh...that is the most wonderful thing I heard of in a long long time. I will have to check into that book right now. I was always so sad that I did't know more about my dad before he passed....thanks for idea and the link

Anonymous said...

Awww, Ginger always looks so cute... I miss you both very much!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Kymber! I love all of your pink things! The best, of course, is your mom's book. What a treasure! And Ginger is a cutie with her pink bow! My cats would not cooperate so nicely! Have a great weekend...Debbie

Jorgelina said...

Very pretty blog I invite to you to happen to mine when you like. I have translator. Greetings from Argentina. Happy pink Saturday!

Jorgelina said...

Very sweet the dog…!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the teacup and saucer! And more importantly, I love the pink look of your blog! Very nice! The guestroom looks beautiful and very welcoming!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kymber, what a beautiful choice for pink Saturday. The book you shared is wonderful. I haven't seen it but will try to pick one up.. Your quilt choice is perfect..but the bunny picture you know stole my And naturally pooch wanting to be a part of Pink Saturday is just too precious..have a super day my friend..hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

I love everything. The book idea is wonderful. Loved seeing Ginger too.

claudie said...

I also had a book similar for my mom. She never did write in it. She doesn't like writing. So I asked tons of questions with some still unanswered. She's 90 and still with it!! I love your tea cup and a violet in your bedroom would look lovely.
Happy PS
Love Claudie now from BUBBIN' OVER

lisa said...

Most of the rooms in my home are a work in progress too. So don't feel bad.

I love the spread and the picture is really cute too.

Love Gingers collar, she's a pink diva.


caren said...

Everything is so beautiful I don't know where to start! I wish I had known about the book before my mom's passing. Guess I should get it, fill it out and give it to my daughter. Thanks for the info.

Deanna said...

Hi Kymber,
I loved all of your pinks!

Tell Ginger I thought she looked simply divine in her pink collar!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love all of your pink, but my favorite thing today is that precious Ginger, sporting her snazzy pink collar. So cute!

Happy PS!


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Well, I also love your mom's book, but I'm a sucker for a cute pooch! :-)



Lynda said...

Happy 'Pink Saturday'! All your pink things are wonderful! I especially love the picture with the bunnies!

dana said...

Your guest room is wonderful--I LOVE that bunny picture. What a great book--I will look for a copy of one. I wish I would have had that for my mom to have completed.

Ginger looks radiant in her Pink Collar!!

Hope your Sat. if filled to the brim with Pinkness. Dana

Kathleen said...

Hi Kymber...I would love to stay in your guest room. It looks so cozy and inviting. Ginger is precious, and she posed so well for her pic! Hugs

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

You certainly have posted a lot of things, I think the book you gave your mother was a wonderful idea. I wish I done that. Great post! One more thing your dog is adorable. I wouldn't mind giving your doggie a great big hug.

Mimi said...

Just gotta love Ginger and her pretty, pink collar! Scout would like to invite you to see his mommy's blog so he can show you his pretty, pink piggie!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your guest room is looking so lovely. And Ginger is quite the little lady in her pink collar!

erin said...

I got my mom a book like that. I hope she is filling it out. I'd like to read all of those things about her. Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

ann said...

I love your guest room.How could anyone NOT sleep well in there.And that book,you are so right.Now that everyone older than me has passed on,I can think of a million questions,noone can answer.I highly recommend it.And your puppy,what a cutie.Greatpost...Ann

Melissa Miller said...

Ginger is so sweet!
Happy PS! :)

Katie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! LOVE that book, what a wonderful idea!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I enjoyed all your pinks. That book was a wonderful idea.

Chatelaine said...

Great post. Love all your pinks. What a meaningful gift for your mom.

Beautful teacup and saucer and your dog is adorable in her pink collar!

Nice to meet you!

The Muse said...

Well as usual..this Muse is slow for Pink SAT :) LOL...but i would not have missed it for the world...
To hear you talk about your mom with so much a testimony to how great she was, for she helped you grow to become the lovely person you are today!

Lorri said...

Love all of your pinks! Wow, you really outdid yourself this week. Have a great weekend and a bleesed week.

Lana said...

Isn't Ginger the little lady in her pink collar? She looks like such a sweetie. Your guest room is very inviting.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Blessings, Lana

kymber said...

Hi Glenda,
Thank you for your sweet comments - I love the look of the comforter in this room. When I am sick, I will go and sleep in this room so that I don't disturb my husband. I love to snuggle under all of the blankets and usually sleep very well. I wish it were as easy to pick out the right comforter for my master bedroom. I can't seem to settle on the right one yet!

I love my journal that my mom wrote in - I need to pick a few up and write in them for MY girls too. I think sometimes that it is hard to share with your children - things about your own childhood. They end up being the things that you hold most dear about your own mother though! I will try to do it this year -an new goal - while I CAN still remember things :-)

kymber said...

If you come back here to read this - Ginger and I miss you too!
Can't wait for Spring break!
Love you,

CC said...

What a wonderfull sweet guest bedroom. Ity's just beautiful. Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Kim.

I know your guests will love their stay in your beautiful room.

What a treasure to have your mother's thoughts. She must have loved you very much.