Saturday, April 23, 2016

Another little project done

A project here and there and soon it will be done.   The world of done is still a long way off but each time we can mark something off the list it's a good day.
     Our son Rod, did most of the work on the kitchen.  Poor guy got sick about the start of the project, so somethings still are on the to do list.

                 Just not my taste

                 Much better
Looks much better in person, it quiets the kitchen.   I guess I just do not like 'cute'.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time to enjoy spring

With all the hassle of moving, time seems to be slipping away.  So I thought it was time to slow down and enjoy what our valley offers.

One thing we are well known for is our apples, but the rest of the fruit isn't bad.

I love the cherry blossoms.

             So white and delicate

This little tree is so full of yummy fruit.

        Now, fingers crossed for a good

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Coming together

I chose glass tiles for the back splash and I must say I am loving it. 

I need to get caught up on blogging and share downsizing.    

Thursday, March 17, 2016


                                            Where we started from

I had illusions of grandeur, Of posting a daily update on this move.

Thought I would show you what we started with:  

The house was left in a smelly mess.

For now, I will leave you with the before pictures of the kitchen and dining room.

We have a crew there, every day and are a week into all of this.
I thought taking on a project would be good for hubby.  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Mixed Emotions

         My violets are doing so well.
          Usually, I don't seem to have 
         much luck with house plants.
          Or any plant!!

I have such mixed emotions about this move.
It is one of those times when you take out
pencil and paper and write down all the good things and a list about the not so good things and compare.
So, I decided to just concentrate on the good.  Those little "what have we done" moments sneak up on me and I need to brush them away.  They usually hit when I am trying to calm down and get some sleep.
I really believe that you bloom where you are planted and right now this is where I have been planted.
So, I hope you follow along with my journey. There might be tears, and of coarse when it all comes together, there will be acceptance. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

The move: Chapter one

                                             We are moving

There will be cleaning, painting and all sorts of doing stuff!

Today, will be paper work. We should have the keys by Wednesday, but who knows.
There will be before and after pictures.

               Hang on--
             here we go!!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Something black and red

Or is it something black or something red!
  I don't remember right now.  I did add some black by making a little table topper. I added  a black frame to Zoe's picture plus a red candle holder.  I hope I covered the bases.

          So, here is my black and red

           This candle holder, also has
              Black!  Plus it is bigger.

I think I might like this one better, not sure!

  Using a plain black frame I think it works.
 Still thinking I should perk up the frame
               a bit.

That is my attempt at decorating this week!
I am thinking that fabric might make nice trim on the bath towels. Bringing some black into the bathroom.