Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Life Changes

Well, I decided since I'm sitting here bored while I rest my injured knees ( I hurt them jogging too much ) that I would post about some changes in my life. My kids and I will be living here with my parents in Illinois permanently. My husband and I are now separated, but remain good friends which I am thankful for. It's one of those things that has been a long time coming and we will all be better off in the long run. So now, I no longer have my own house to decorate, but that's okay. I'm working on my room and it will eventually be very cozy once I get my pie safe and small farm table in there along with a few of my other favorite things from home. Good thing I'm not in much of a decorating mood anymore. Be sure to keep a look out because I may be putting a few things on here for sale soon. I'm also excited to be donating a bunch of my prims to my good friend Jamie from The Miller Homestead to redo her bedroom. Hopefully we will start working on her room after Christmas. Now I will just have to decorate my mom's and my friend's homes if I get the decorating bug :-) Now I think I'm going to change the name of my blog to CozyGirl instead of CozyCoop. Do you have any other cute new blog name suggestions for me? I am sooo excited to go see New Moon on Saturday I could just scream!!!! Anyone else going this weekend ? I hope you all are having a wonderful week!


A Primitive Place said...


Cozy Girl is a perfect name for your new blog, and your new life!Blessings to you!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Wow...what a change this must be for you and your family.
I wish you all the best and I pray that you find a deep joy for life. God will continue to hold you in his hand as He has promised to do.

big city prims said...

I hope everything works out for you as you start a new chapter in your life -- you are a talented decorator, so maybe you can talk your mom and dad to flip to prims!! Hope your kids adjust ok. Will be thinking of you. Love the new name of your blog! ~Terry

Erin said...

Sorry to see you leave NE. I pray that you find what you need within your family in Illinois. CozyGirl is perfect. If you ever feel the need to decorate my house is a blank canvas and you are always welcome here!

Janene said...

Janae~I was just talking about you to someone...I'm sure it was all good =)
I think about you often as I flip through my CS. Even though you will be moving, your knack for decorating will always follow you!
Cozy Girl is a great name for your new blog.
Best wishes for you and your family!

Carrie said...

Hey Janae, I am sorry to hear about you and your husband's seperation. But it seems that you guys are parting on good terms, so that has to help. Hang in there girl!!

BTW, welcome to Illinois!!

Hugs!! Carrie♥

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Janae,

I wish you nothing but the best in this new season of your life. Changes can be so hard - I am happy you have family to lean on during this time.

I think Cozy Girl suits you well. And I am sure you could sell your decorating services to many prim gals! You have that magic touch.

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!!

At Home With Amy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your separation Janae. I did not know. You are a very strong woman and I know you will make the best of whatever is ahead for you. If you get real desperate to decorate at anytime, let me know. My door is always open to you. I'm sure you could give me some wonderful tips and pointers.

I love your new name. I say keep it.

Keeping you in prayer.

Carla said...

Best wishes to you and your family. If you must part, it's great you are doing it on good terms. Makes it easier on everyone involved.
Illinois is a great place to live! Families are always a comfort when you need them.
Good luck to you!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Oh yes, your new name is just right. I remember going through what you are many years ago. It was all for the best and the years since have been very kind and I am married to a wonderful man. Keep your chin up and I just know your life's journey will be grand. Dawn

In His service, Anne said...

Wishing you the very best. Thanks for sharing with us...life aint all decorating and houses. God bless you and the kids....if you ever need a shoulder, I've been in your place 10 years ago.

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Feel free to come visit Canada and decorate my big ole house!! I never seem to have the time lately! Good luck with everything!

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Hi Janae,

I like Cozy Girl as well, it fits ya:) Wishing you the best in this new chapter of your life, a new life a new year!!!

~Sarah~All Roads Lead Home~ said...

Janae~ I wish you only the best in the future. I am sorry to see you leave Nebraska too. It was so fun to meet you in person! Good luck to you and your kiddos in Illinois! Take care, and I love Cozy Girl! ~Sarah~

Jody said...

Janae, welcome to Illinois! Where abouts are you located now? I am in Sandwich Illinois. You can come decorate my house anytime!
I am sorry to hear abour your seperaton, I know that has to be such a difficult thing for you and your children. Prayers and best wishes for you!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Janae, I think Cozy girl, is perfect for you. Sorry to hear about your separation. I hope that this new chapter in your life comes full of love, health and good things for you and your kids.

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

The new name is perfect...love Cozy Girl!
I wish you all the best in your new beginning! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Have fun on your night out at the movies!


Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

I wish you all the best as you move forward with these changes in your life...
I love your new blog name! :)

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Janae, Cozy Girl is perfect! Things are not who we are, your very talented and I have enjoyed your new expressions. You have a real gift and I'm sure your friends will love you changing up their homes.
God bless you and your whole family in your life changes, its good to have family so supportive and to draw strength from.
I will keep you in my prayers.
Enjoy your movie this weekend, it should be good!!

Laura :) said...

I don't leave comments often but I know how you feel...BTDT.......I wish you the best and you'll be OK.....

Laura :)

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to say, ( okay, that's a first, yikes ) but I would like to convey that I am in your corner and I hope and pray for you to have peace whatever comes your way!
*hugs and best wishes*

PrimWyoGirl said...

Janae, I am sorry to hear about your separation. As everyone has said you are strong enough to move on to your own life, & thank heaven you have your parents & children. I like your new blog name. I wish you the best!

Kimberly said...

Sending some big warm hugs to a very Cozy Girl! I wish you all the best and hope you'll keep blogging through the changes in your life!
Take care, Kimberly

Sandy said...

I wish you all the best as you begin a new chapter in your life. Once you get your room all decorated, you will have to share pictures. I always loved checking in with you and seeing what you have been up to from decorating to making new things. I think it's a great idea to have a sale on your blog. And I love CozyGirl...it's perfect! Take care of that sore knee...

Anonymous said...


I'm so sorry to hear about your seperation. I will be praying for your family. I love your new name. I seen your home in the Country Sampler and that's how I got to know about your blog. I feel like I know you even though we have never met. I know wherever you are your home will be beautiful. Hang in there.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I remember going thur the same thing about 16 years ago although we didn't do it peacefully as you are doing. Now I'm married to a guy that I went to school with and I'm so happy:)

I love the name Cozy Girl, I say use it:)

Best of luck,

Stacy Mathes said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your separation. Times like these can be tough for everyone, but it sounds like you are making the best of it. Please continue to blog and keep us all up to date. Your friend who is receiving the prim donations must be really excited! I know I would be!
I love the new name, I noticed it right away. Oh, and enjoy the movie, I'm seeing it Friday evening. Who knows, I bet you have an Edward (or Jacob!) waiting for you somewhere in your future :) Thank you for mentioning my new blog on yours, I appreciate it so much!

Sherrie said...

I think your new name is a keeper!!
I have enjoyed your blog so much and seeing your beautiful home in CS was awesome! You have shared so much with us and now you are teaching us....what's important in life. Happiness and peacefulness is priceless and that is what I wish for you and your family. May God has His way in your life as you adjust! Hugs, Sherrie

~Judy~ said...

Sorry to hear about your seperation Janae. I also like the new name...it seems to suit you. Best of luck in the future.

basketsnprims said...

The best of everything to you as you start this new chapter in your life. Cozy girl suits you perfectly. God Bless you & the kids.

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

May God bless and keep you safe as you start a new journey in life!!

BTW, I just found your blog and now I'm a stalker, uh, I mean follower!!! LOL!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Hey girl, I am so sorry to hear about the separation. It's even harder at the holidays non the less. Believe me I know.

It is good to hear that you are still friends though.

I like the the new blog name.

If you need to talk... I know everyone says that but really having just gone through my divorce I do understand.


american girl primitives said...


Sorry to hear about your separation from your husband but I'm sure you know what is best for you and your children. Change is good but can be so difficult. I pray that things work out for you and you have a new place someday to decorate. I love your blog name, don't change a thing!

P.S. You can always come visit me in IN too! I'm still settling in my new place.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

OMGosh! I sure didn't see this coming! I am sad to read this, but glad that you are okay with this big change. Just know that many of us are praying for you and the kids and hubby too. I'm glad that y'all are able to remain friends for the sake of the kids.
God doesn't close one door without opening another one. I wish you the best!

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

I am sorry to hear about your separation. I hope that you and your family will adjust to all the changes you are going through right now. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6

I love your new name and how fortunate are those to receive your prim goodies!!

Debbie said...

Hi Janae,

Just wanted you to know that I wish you all the best in this new chapter of your life and if there is ever anything I can do please let me. I'm not sure where in Illinois you are but I'm thinking your pretty close.

I love the new blog name! *hugs*


Terry said...

Wishing you the best Janae! I went through it too, although it was quite a while ago.
Never thought I would marry again, but God had new plans for me.
I can't wait to see what he has in store for you!
You and the kids are in my prayers!

marie said...

Cozy Girl is so perfect ~ I love the look of your blog. The background is great.
Sounds like you're having some fun decorating your bedroom. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures.

You and your family are in my prayers!

Farm Field Primitives said...

Cozy Girl sounds just great. I wish you and your children good luck and hope all goes well in the adjustment. Take care.

wrcdgc said...

I like Cozy Girl. I wish you and your children well in this time of change. You and I both have something to look forward to a new home of our own.


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