Some Fun For Your Sunday

Amazing kitchen makeover: I don’t want to spoil it for you so here’s the Before. You’re going to love the After! It’s beautiful!



Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Key Fobs: I’m obsessed with these key fobs. I ordered a Lighthouse one for summer…will look good with my summer purse.

Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Lighthouse Key Fob

And I ordered the Fox and Hound for winter. It’s one of the few that has a different image on each side. Most have the same image on both sides.

Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Fox & Hound Key Fob 2


Here’s the hound on the other side. This one has already arrived and I’m really pleased with the quality and the size…they are nice and big!

Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Fox & Hound Key Fob

I also ordered one for my son showing the Scales of Justice. It’s a stocking stuffer for Christmas…shhhh, don’t tell him.

I found another place that sells them with free shipping HERE. The selection is a bit more limited but they had some good ones. I also found them at Onward Reserve on Amazon with Free shipping…that’s where I found the one for my son.

Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Scales of Justice Key Fob


I loved the Caddyshack one, remember the gopher on the golf course in the movie with Bill Murray and Chevy Chase? I haven’t ordered it but have it in mind for another friend for Christmas. It makes me laugh just looking at it! Onward Reserve has three of these left. They are on backorder at Smathers & Branson, I think.

Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Caddy Shack Key Fob

Another great place to find them is Country Club Prep. I think their shipping may be free, too.

Pssst: I’m not affiliated with any of the companies above…just sharing these because clearly I’m obsessed with them! 😉

Tip: When I ordered a key fob directly from Smathers & Branson, I emailed them first to ask if they could give me a code for discounted shipping since I didn’t want to pay $8 shipping for a single key fob. They were super nice and sent me the code WELCOME which actually gave me free shipping.

So if you order one from Smathers & Branson, try that code and maybe it will still work. If not, email ’em and ask them if they can do something about that shipping fee. The key fobs are nice and large, I love the detail!


4th of July Coastal Style: Alycia has her deck all ready for the 4th of July and it is amazing! Wait until you see the decorations and the food!

Coastal 4th of July with Steam Crabs


BBQ Ribs by Gina at Home on Dove Hill: Did you know you can make BBQ ribs in a crock pot? I may have to try this because mine always come out tough.

BBQ Ribs Cooked in a Crock Pot


Have you met Bob? You have to meet Bob! They’re making a movie about him! 🙂


And then there’s the cat that saved a child’s life, HERE! What a cat!

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  1. I didn’t know about Bob! Must find the book now because it looks like an incredible story.

  2. Hi……what a transformation…I love a great makeover…almost as much as..I love a great cat…Thanks for the heads up about Bob…
    have you seen this yet…it’s wonderful…I love the cats voice…there are more but I can’t remember the cats name to youtube it…

  3. Hi…..what a transformation…I love a great remodel..almost as much as a cat…Thanks for the heads up about BOB..amazing how he isn’t scared of all those people..have you seen this yet..i absolutely Love the cats voice…

  4. I LOVE this! This is a wonderful, sweet and uplifting story. I too, have a cat named Bob, who adopted us. It’s so amazing what animals can give to humans, and they don’t ask for much. I definitely have to buy this book.


  5. Susan,
    I love the runners in the kitchen make over!

  6. Always enjoy a good kitchen makeover. They mention a river view–would have loved to see what they see.

  7. Alycia’s Fourth of July table is outstanding. The kitchen make-over is incredible! Great features.

  8. Susan,
    I didn’t know James and Bob but I already ♥ Bob and will definitely buy that book.
    Their story is incredibly touching…
    They’re both so sweet and both are each others “Guardian Angels”…
    I love it!
    Thanks for sharing.
    ~Hugs to you~

  9. Thanks for the shout-out, Susan! Didn’t they do a beautiful job with that kitchen makeover? I enjoyed all of your links, as usual. Those key fobs are so fun, and I’m loving that 4th of July table. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  10. Great cat story, Susan, can’t wait to get the book. If you have not read about Dewey the “Library Cat” you must read the book. It is a similar story of a cat making a difference in a whole town. It will make you aware of how important all our furry friends are. Dewey (now gone because of old age) became world famous with visitors from as far away as Japan. The librarian who adopted him wrote about his influence on the many lives he touched. Here is his web site: Enjoy!

  11. Oh, how I just want to pick up, hug and give cat kisses to that handsome, furry, lovable orange cat named Bob! My husband and I always had a cat family thoughout our lives, I can’t say enough about the loving personalities of Orange Tabby cats, though I love all cats in general. Bob is special, calm and intelligent, and smart enough to know that he’s hit the big time, and it isn’t going to his head! Thanks, Susan, for the video. Reminds me so much of my deceased Orange Tabby cats, Goldie and Ginger, miss them so.

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