Wednesday, March 31, 2021

I'm still alive and doing well!

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Hi all! Wow, I can't believe it's been 3 years since I posted anything here! I'm still living in California and still working for the same company. My daughter flew the nest a couple years ago so I decided to move and rather than be in a small one bedroom apartment I rented a house with a friend and his friend. Yes, we are sort of like Three's Company! haha! We found a beautiful 4 bedroom home and have been here almost 2 years already!  I have the master bedroom, living room and dining room for my furniture! Luckily we have a family room which is their "man cave".

I thought I would share pictures of my dining room since it's my favorite part of the house. It's been awhile since I've had a big dining room so I'm really enjoying it!

I just recently found the wine bar on the left at a shop here called "Not too Shabby". It was originally black and I painted it.  That little table on the right I found at the Goodwill about a month ago for only $13. I also painted that.   

 
These cabbage dishes were my moms that she gave me before she passed.  They are perfect Spring/Easter tablesettings.
 
 

A few weeks ago when I set the table with the cabbage dishes I got inspired and made some carrot cake cupcakes.  

I hope all my friends have been safe and healthy through this crazy year! I just received the J&J vaccine last week so I'm feeling really hopeful about getting out and doing more fun things in the near future!  

I'll try to check in more often that every 3 years!  One of my housemates just bought a home in the Nashville area so I'm hoping we can find a new roommate soon or I will be looking for a new place to live. A 4 bedroom home in Silicon Valley is rather pricey so it wouldn't make sense for just two of us to live here. Fingers crossed that we find a person soon! I love this home. It's a beautiful neighborhood and I've been so happy here! 

Since I haven't been updating my blog for years I know there will be glitches with broken links, etc. so I apologize! I just don't have the time to spend on it like I used to.

Until next time, take care!


18 comments:

Coby Breitner said...

Oh so nice that you're back at the lovely blog.
Welcome!

lala said...

Wonderful to hear from you again and that all is going well. Hopefully you find a room mate so you can keep your lovely dining room & home.

Linda said...

Hello!
So glad you're back & well! Everything is lovely, as always.
I, too, haven't blogged in years. I just recently retired, so I'm hoping to get back to it one day soon.
Happy Easter! Take care & hope you find a good roommate!
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Brenda Pruitt said...

We miss you. Are you on Instagram?
Brenda

stressedcarole said...

hi Cindy, so happy you are back, I told you on Facebook I had missed your weekly blog. yay!! Happy Easter sweetie x

Teddee Grace said...

Good to hear from you. Love your new finds in the dining room and hope you find a new roommate soon.

Toni-loving Colorado said...

So glad you’re doing well. I’m know I’m not being presumptuous to say all your followers have missed you. Hope you find a great roommate.
Toni, former Californian, now a happy Coloradan.

cindy santiago said...

Yes, I am on Instagram. You can find me there at cindy95131 or you can search for Cindy Kihn Santiago there.

dollystar said...

Feliz regresso!
Uma Páscoa com muita paz!

Sheila said...

Great to hear from you! I remember your blog fondly.

Unknown said...

I am so glad to see your post. We missed you!

Jerri' in Texas.

Proverbs3122 said...

What a blast from the past! 😉 So good to see your post. I was just thinking about you the other day when reorganizing and came across some Romantic Homes magazines. I’m so glad someone asked for your IG info. Started following you there as well. Prayers for a new roommate who is the perfect fit for y’all.

The Vintage Chateau said...

So nice t o hear from you again! Glad you are well. Happy Spring!
Karee

Fair Meadow Place said...

Happy Spring. Stay well.

Jane the Booklady said...

What a lovely table of goodies- I particularly like your plates. It is such fun creating a perfect setting for enjoying meals, isn't it? Jane

Gail Griner Golden at Gail-Friends said...

What a happy surprise to see you in my Feedly news feed this morning. So glad you are back and doing well. What a lovely dining room.Thanks for sharing it with us.

Teah said...

So glad to see that you are doing well. I have always enjoy your style and instead. Keep us posted!

Donna Watkinson said...

So wonderful to see a post from you! I was on Pinterest viewing an old post from Sandy Foster's Shabby Streamside Studio where there was a reference to your blog. That was such a nice surprise to see you had posted something in March. Thanks so much for the always beautiful photos and inspiration!