Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I originally shared this tablescape with you in July of '09. I've been so swamped at the office and a few other projects I haven't had a chance to put together a current tablescape using all my bunny finds. You can see by previous pictures I chose the woven place mat on top of the pretty pastel place mats. At the last minute I pulled it and set the serving directly on the place mat. I think I like it a lot better, how about you? With all the cloudy days we're having these pastel colors are so welcome. With the temperatures in the cool 40's we're a ways off from eating outside on the front porch. A gal can dream can't she?
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
It's been a while since we've seen our deer friends this close to the house. I noticed them late yesterday evening and rushed to get my camera. I snuck out as quietly as I could hoping not to disturb them. To no avail their ears perked up and I was spotted. I hurriedly snapped several shots, I apologize for the poor quality of these photos, as I said I was spotted and had to hurry before they scampered off over the fence. As large as these fine animals are, it amazes me at how graceful they can be.
The one to the right is licking the ground where the salt block has disappeared.
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You can tell even by the poor quality of these photos, we're only seeing hints of green in our area. Today it's a cold damp 39 degrees. Many of us are wondering if Spring will ever hit our area full force. Yesterday as I was out on errands I noticed one lone tree trying to bloom, and a few jonquils but that's about it. Do you have trees budding out with blooms and lots of flowering plants in the yard blooming? I'm looking forward to seeing your great outdoor spaces.
On another note, thank all of you for your words of encouragement. As many of you know our lives is like a roller coaster ride around here. For the most part lately we've been up, but occasionally we have the downward cycle, we're out of that now and moving back up again, and sometimes if we listen hard enough we can hear the music.
Monday, March 28, 2011
I know I've been MIA for the last little bit. Guess I should have said something to someone, quite honestly didn't realize I was going to be away for so long. Things have leveled out and I'm back in the swing of things again. I noticed today I've lost a few that followed, I'm sorry to loose you and your support. I hope you'll decide to rejoin following my blog.
I've enjoyed getting all the blue and white out and adding silver to the mix in the kitchen. I've always thought shades of blue and white were crisp and clean looking. A touch of silver adds some nostalgia and a timeless look to the vignette.
With a 50 - 50 chance of a rain snow mix tonight the sunshine we're experiencing today is such a welcome sight. I'm so glad you stopped by today to say hello.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
The first of the week we had nothing but clouds and dreary weather, the sunshine and warm temperature of 67 degrees today is a welcome sight. There are no beautiful blooms to admire or snap photos of but lots and lots of shadows.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
With all the work that's been going on inside, I took a break last weekend and snapped these photos of the geese and turkeys mingling together.
Definite signs of Spring approaching...
In the meantime, back inside the work continues on the office. I have to say I'm a bit embarrassed to show you all the "oops". There were a lot of them, and have let them go for a while. Once the new desk arrived they seemed to stand out even more , I was bound and determined to fix them so they would disappear.
This crack has bothered me for very long time. As I've said in the past I've always just settled, well I'm a girl on a mission and this project will be completed correctly. To the left of the crack is wood and to the right is concrete. You can obviously see the joining of the two wasn't too good. Then it dawned me, fill it with caulk sand it down and voile' it won't show anymore.
The outer edges started to dry even before I got the top part filled. Because the crack was so large it took 2 days for it to completely dry so I could sand.
Notice all the filling on the walls? That's where shelves hung with metal brackets that had been shot into the wall. My girlfriend and I used a crowbar to get them off and then worked the screws out of the walls. Thank goodness that little eyesore is gone.
I'm sure you're wondering what in the heck is that thing sticking out from the wall. When the basement was wired, it was done in a hurry and not quite finished properly. I sure hope someone else out there has some of these same issues. Again, the wire just dangling always bothered me, so I bought a cozy for a chandelier and wrapped it around the wiring.
Before we started working this was pretty flush to the wall, it still bothered me but not quite as bad as the exposed wiring did.
My best friend to the rescue. We came up with something to hide the wiring, a piece of wire mold. I'm sure many of you have seen them used again base boards to hide computer wires and such. It works so slick. On the back is the greatest adhesive strip, once you stick it, it is stuck. After surveying the situation we realized the piece of wiring there was too short, after purchasing more wiring, she started to work and completed rewired the boxes. She put in a piece of wire that was long enough to go into the box down below so we could put the piece on the wall straight. Yes, my friends, they own a heating and cooling business and her hubby taught her how to wire all sorts of things.... thank you Rodney for teaching Kim how to wire.
Working on the box down below required putting in a new outlet, the other one had gotten broken at some stage. If we were going to do it, it was going to be right. :--))
Because the wire mold comes in 4' sections, we had to piece the bottom part, out came the hack saw. And the process continued...... I cannot wait to show you the difference. The nasty faux painting is gone and I have a fresh coat of paint.. things are coming along.
Kim, My dear friend you know I love you and could not have possibly gotten this done without you. Along with the work we had a lot of fun, laughs and shouts of "girls rule".
I hope you'll come back for the reveal. I know I've said it was going to happen for the last week or so, but as you can see there was a lot more involved than just moving a desk in and the other one out.
With the sun finally shining today, we can see visible signs of Spring in our neck of the woods.
I hope you're having a terrific week and the sun is shining on you. Until next time...