Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Whew! It is Hot!

I know I've been away for a while but a lot has been happening outdoors! Last year we had a new patio poured and really couldn't enjoy it because we baked in the sun. An umbrella just didn't do the job. Here is what it looked like before.
Hubby decided to build a detached patio cover.  I was quite skeptical since he has never built anything in his life!  I am quite pleased and so proud of him.  Here is what it looks like now.

Of course, I am slowly adding my decorations.  It is too hot to go out and take pics right now, but here are a few I took the other day. 

 This is my fairy garden.  It needs some sprucing up.

Have a wonderful day and try to stay cool!

Monday, February 25, 2013

I'M BACK! (Pic Heavy)

I have been gone for quite a while. My Father passed away on July 26, 2012 and I have been busy helping my Mother take care of things.  I also decided that now would be the time to do the renovations we have been putting off.  It also helped to keep my mind off of things. 

I finally have a new kitchen! I tore off all the wallpaper (whew, what a job) and painted.  We had granite counter tops put in and I absolutely love them! Couldn't afford new cabinets, so I just scrubbed them down and used Orange Glo on them to make them look newer.  Since my faucet is polished bronze, I spray painted all the hardware with Rustoleum Polished Bronze to make them match.

Hubby wouldn't let me remove the bulhead/soffit so I have been collecting old utensils and such to decorate it with.  This yellow isn't as bright as it looks. It was sunny the day I took the picture.


I also bought some punched tin shades to go on my chandelier that I got for FREE! I just had to spray paint the brass so they married nicely.

 Finally hung all my wooden bowls.
Rearranged the hutch that my MIL gave to me (I just had to paint it and change the hardware)

Made this Pinterest-inspired towel holder

and I finally have a kitchen that I'm pretty much happy with! Of course, as you all know, there is always room for change!

Have a great day everyone! Soon I'll post the changes to the Family Room!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


It has been so long since I have posted. I had my deck torn out and a new patio poured but it has been too hot to enjoy it. In between the heatwaveS I have been doing landscaping around the patio and trying to fill in the big ruts that were left by the machinery. I hope to post pictures soon. 

 My father's cancer has returned and Hospice has come into the home.  His prognosis on June 27 was 1-2 months.  My heart is so heavy right now that I cannot describe it.  Please keep my family in your prayers.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My New Tissue Box

I know it has been FOREVER since I have posted.  I have been cleaning things out and organizing like a mad woman! I am job security for the garbage men! LOL It does feel good to let go of things.  I am also dieting so I don't come on here a lot because of all the wonderful foods you gals show.  Makes my mouth water!  Now I am into the second month so it is starting to be easier to resist.  My house is feeling lighter and my body is feeling lighter (a little). 

Anyhoo......I finally decided that I needed to make something after resisting for a whole month! I wanted a unique tissue box cover for my family room which has cabins, game boards, etc., know....lodgy like.  I had all these advertising rulers and my new rockwell saw (christmas present) and here is what I came up with.

Not bad (if I do say so myself)!  I love it.  Now maybe I'll be inspired to make some bigger ones! TTFN Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


OMG! You gotta see what I got from my Secret Sister, Rhonda from sent to me. This has been so much fun this year. Thank you, Rhonda, for all the wonderful things you have sent to me.

Look at these cute little wooden bowl ornaments. Perfect for my little tree!
These little primitive candy bowl fillers will fill the wooden bowl that she gave me in the very first package.

This is my favorite! This penny "rug" will fill a cute garage store oval frame I bought a few years ago. almost fits perfectly. I'll adjust it later. Love it!!!!!:)
And these primitive Christmas socks! Gotta put some Christmas touches in my bathroom on my washboard!

Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed day! Hugs!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I Hope that each and everyone of you has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2011


I have had these a few days but I just couldn't get on the computer to show you all.  Look what my Secret Sister sent to me.
This adorable little prim doll AND this cute little cupboard pillow! Thanks Secret Sister!

I just had to share this cute little thing my grandson does.  Whenever I get a Yankee Candle scented book in the mail he gets so excited.  He runs to the family room, throws in on the floor and scratches and sniffs away. How funny is this:
Have a great day everyone!