Monday, February 13, 2012

A decision!

It is with great sadness that we helped our 2nd oldest dog over the bridge today.  She was not quite 12 years old, shy by 2 months.   Over the past couple of days her health and ability to get around turned into a case of not being able to even realize where she was or who she was around.  She was frightened all the time and crying all the time.  It was too painful not to help her end her pain.  My husband is awesome, he came home early and picked her up, took her to the vet where the vet then went over her and agreed that there was something horribly wrong neurologically.  He couldn't see putting her thru multiple tests and waiting for them to return either.  She was suffering so much.  We have the BEST vet ever!  He is patient, kind, loving and so very comforting.

We will miss you Penny!  Run and be pain free!

Friday, January 27, 2012

New project!

While everyone seems to be either coming down with something here or just getting over it, the hubby has decided that now is the time to start a project.  Before I knew it he had taken apart a cabinet and was proceeding to get it wrapped up to put in storage.   The next thing I know we are at Home Depot because they were running a 20% on cabinets.  After debating layout and which ones to get we now have 5 cabinets in the basement waiting for installation. :)  Next backsplash tile and paint color for the walls.  To say that this is a small project is an understatement.  This "ahem" little project has turned into a total room makeover.  The paint color is yet up in the air but I think we have it narrowed down to a deep blue, yes that's right blue!  You can find it thru our house as it is my favorite color.  This will be the media room and hubs doesn't want a light color on the wall.  Draperies picked out!  Rods picked out!  Now we are down to what the countertop will be with this little renovation.  We've been wanting to do this since we moved in here and finally we have decided to do it.  It is our biggest living space in the house, we use it for TV viewing, Wii, movies and general play.  There is a little area that had a bookcase in it that was begging to be made into a snack area for movie viewing!  I can't wait.  Let the popcorn start popping, well..... not yet at least!

The countertop might end up being 12x12 marble tiles:



 The paint color contender, we do have another one that is a bit deeper blue that we are considering.


The cabinets!  I love them American Classics from Home Depot!
 The backsplash tile!  It has the same color blue as above, with a light gray and a deeper smokey gray and a marble with a lighter blue/gray.  At $4.97 a tile at Home Depot these were a nice find.





Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Fridge

I have a love/hate relationship with my fridge.  While I love it because we did just get it over the summer when our other one bit the dust.  I am not a fan of the side by side at all.  It is a lot less room, the shelves are narrow leaving a lot of spaces for things to hide.  Yes that's right I said things hide in my fridge.

I actually woke up this morning thinking that I need to clean out my fridge and organize it, only to open up the blogs and find that there is not one but two blogs doing a giveaway about organizing the fridge.  :)

http://organizingmadefun.blogspot.com/

and

http://goodbyehousehellohome.blogspot.com/

both had a post about how to organize the fridge and the nifty containers used.  Since I'm not great at giveaways I will use them as a reference in time to get the fridge cleaned out and organized prior to Thanksgiving.  Yes that's right I'm giving myself the month to get it organized.

We are bound and determined to clean out the clutter by the end of this year.  Most will see it's way onto the thrift stores for donation.  I cannot wait to be clear of the clutter, it feels like it is taking over the house.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I'm looking forward to seeing the little kids prancing down the driveway! Izzy has her outfit ready, painted a pumpkin today, made cookies too. We are definitely ready to have some fun!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Christmas is coming!

Before I know it Christmas will be here, so I've already gotten a jump on the holiday with some shopping.  A couple of people are already taken care of thanks to gifting my mother a dishwasher while we were visiting her in NY and my mother in law received a refrigerator.  Those are definitely gifts that will continue to keep giving for the years to come so I'm thrilled we were able to do that for them.  Now onto the rest of the gang and a couple of friends that are more like family now, I can't wait to get started on sewing some projects up.

What about  the rest of you?  Any big projects, crafts that you're anticipating doing for this holiday season?  I would love to hear.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Fan, loving the fan

We repurposed a fan from the family room to put in the computer room.  I liked it but didn't love the blade colors so they were spray painted a dark brown.

This room really needed a fan in both the summer and winter months, I'm so thankful to have it in here.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We have color on the walls

That's right we're moving right along with the computer/sewing room.  Happily I say that as we have color on the walls, baseboards are all in (even though they still need to be finished up with caulking the nail holes, etc.) and the doorways are almost complete with new trim.

I've learned that with miter cuts not to sweat the small stuff like the pros say on HGTV.  Watching Scott McGilvray who filled in a pretty good size gap in his molding that came out beautifully.  Before I would fuss and fuss until it was absolutely looking good, now not so much! LOL

We hung a shelf and a picture last night, yes the shelf is level however my skills at holding the camera level apparently aren't. :)

I just love this picture from the local art show that is held every year.  I have three prints from there and hope to one day get them all hung up in the house.