Sunday, June 19, 2016

Some changes are coming

Good ol summer time, when the liven is easy! 

I am still working on changing the blog. I want to share more family fun.  More heart stopping moment's like moving and down sizing.  More fun in the kitchen, now that I have a kitchen.  
The sewing and tutorials will still be done and still be posted.  They will be shared on   

The new name will be NONIE'S Nook.  I hope you continue to follow me or if you don't follow me now,  I hope you do in the future. I want to follow you back so let me know where you are on this wonderful thing called "the net".

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


I had written out this huge explanation, as to why the owl is sitting next to the bird bath.
 Why the bird bath is on the table.  Why the table is full of projects.

Why even though it is 100, degrees  the birds chose not to bathe here.
No need to explain, we all know this was stupid!! 
I will fix the problem, have a good day.

Sunday, June 5, 2016


Coming up is the next project.  This one is an outdoor project.  Actually,  I am hoping for this one to go on my porch/deck.  
I say porch/deck because I don't know if it is considered a porch or a deck.  We will solve that some other day.  
I have had this swing for at least 30 years. It was made from clear cedar from our mill.  It was beautiful, but, the years have taken their toll.

Such a mess.  Today we started to scrub her with bleach, and although it is clear cedar, I am going to paint her.!!!  I know, I do not like painting wood, it is the best way to bring her back to life.
I hope this is the last of her ugliness.  I have a clear vision of where I want this project to end up.

Friday, June 3, 2016

My Find!!

I always read where people find this great stuff at their local thrift shops.  I never in a million years thought it would happen to me!!  Me, of all people.  I scourer those places and find nothing.

Can't say that anymore,  just look what I found.  After down sizing we needed a new dining table.  The price for not so nice stuff is staggering.  While, just browsing our local thrift store (not looking for a table)  I spotted what looked like it just might be something worth taking a further look at.  I could see what looked like wood, peaking out from under a pile of clothes and other stuff. 
Just look what we found, and the price with 4 chairs was way less then $100.00.

Many questions, ran through my mind. Is this really wood?  Would it refinish?
We took a chance, thinking it just might be wood.  Took it to the shop and started to work.
This is how she turned out.  She is everything I needed, as I needed a table 5ft.
I wanted wood!  I wanted something that would look good.  I think I have it all!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A little everyday

One of my favorite cakes, is a pineapple upside down cake. No special recipe for this one, I used a yellow cake mix, canned pineapple, brown sugar, butter and call it super yummy.
Do you have a favorite cake?  
Do you make it from scratch? or are you like me and use mixes?
How do you serve your pineapple upside down cake? I load mine down with whipped cream. Now, that I usually make but then there is the can stuff.