Friday, May 14, 2010

Waterbed Update

I told my husband all I wanted for mothers day was a half whiskey barrel for my pond.....I am such a simple girl! (Being the sweetie of a husband he is , he went out of his way to make sure I got what I wanted!) See I had one but it fell apart....and if I had known how hard it was gonna be to find a new one I would have tried to put it back together! Anyway, we found I put my waterfall liner in and added it to my water bed pond.
I got this idea from Cindees Garden last year.
I also added this .....
I just love the sound of water...and you can hear it all thru my backyard.

My goldfish love to play in the running water.......

No, No, No.......this is not a doggie watering hole....

Don't give me the cute faces....
All of pets are rescues. Nellie the basset hound was living at a kennel, Nigel the black lab, showed up at our house looking like a bag of bones and ....Max...we adopted from the SPCA. Needless to say he is much happier now. They get along great and are very entertaining!In the words of my 4 year old neice neice Harley "dem is bessst friends"!
Have a wonderful weekend! Here are a few more images from my yard....

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

SpRiNg FeVeR!!!!

Yes I have a bad case of it.....I have been digging, plantin',seedin',potting, pulling and loving every minute of it!
As you may recall we have been in this home for a year now and the yard was pretty much a blank slate. We have put up 68pieces of privacy fence, built a barn and have started improving the one flower bed and making new ones.

I could work in the yard everyday as long as the weather is nice and IF I had an endless supply of money to buy plants!

This is just a peek at what I have done and now I need a truckload of mulch!

Now, I know what you are thinking.........last time we talked we were inside the house......tearing out walls and such...well ...... here is some progress
We can now eat at the table! Check out my chairs I got for 10$ each

I just gave a little paint, sanding and stain!

Here are a few more redos....

We still have to wrap the beam and the 4 x 4 column in the middle of the room ( my son calls it a primitive stripper pole!) but we had to put the inside stuff on get some of the outside things done before it gets to hot. Now that we have finished the fence our dogs can run freely, so we wanted to get that done and most important
we are putting up the pool that we packed up and brought from the other house! We have it up and with the new liner it looks great. Now we have to add the deck that we also moved from the other when those really hot days get here we will have a place to chill!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Long Time Gone

What can I say ..... I really took my Scarlet O'Hara philosophy to the extreme this time.....
"I will worry about that tomorrow"

Well now it is time to catch up. I have so much to show, tell and ask you about.

The photo above was taken on Wednesday morning when we awoke to snow! It is all gone today and will be in the high 60's this weekend. Hurry Spring....I am ready for you!!!!

Look at my trashy swap that I received from Janene.I was excited to have her for my partner, but also a little intimidated because as you all know she is the queen of Goodwill. I had to make sure I sent her something she did not already have.
I am loving everything she did for me and I can not wait to find a special place for each piece,
but it will have to wait a little bit because......

we have been letting the children write on the walls...Tearing out paneling and messy.messy sheet rock...

Mary-Kate is kicking out walls in her PJ's (how many kids have done that?)

We tore out the yucky carpetand tossed it outside where Nigel thought it was a new bed.
Joey put in a beam where the load beading wall was

and a column....Well, it is just a 4x4 post right now but it will look nice when we wrap it up. Please excuse the mess, we just pushed furniture from one spot to another while we did the floor.....LOVE my new floor!(we put down 478 sq ft of it) We still have to do trim work, new lighting, replace that ugly door and if the budget allows....cover the ceiling in bead board.
So now 3 small rooms and the kitchen are all one open area. Our 18 year old son said "Mama this is like a whole new house!"
I have got my furniture in place and we are gonna bring my dining room table in from storage. I hope we still remember how to eat at a table! I can't wait to decorate...and show the big reveal of the whole area.
I Will be back to show you some made over furniture pieces.... and some curtains I am tyring to decide on....promise!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Old Christmas?

Have you heard of Old Christmas.....see I am not late posting these Christmas Photos...because Old Christmas is not here yet! Read more about it Here
Good save ....uh? Really, time has just gone by to quickly. But before I take it down and pack it up I wanted to share a little with you.

Joey made this door box for me after I saw one one here Behind My Red Door. I Just love it....but my greens are looking a little tired.
Did you notice that we replaced the old metal post with the turned columns? I finally got them painted and Joey and I put them up on a cold Sunday. If you would like to see how our porch looked when we moved in click here.

My Dining room....

Living Room......

The kitchen....

and my hallway near my laundry area.....

I have to send out a big thank you to TinBinFolkaways
I won her giveaway...a $50.00 gift certificate to her Web store
The Tin Bin Lucky me!!!! Check her out....she has some awesome stuff! I had a hard time deciding .....I wanted it all!

I am working on some snowmen and other winter goodies for myself (I got rid of all the cutiesy ones so I am replacing them with homemade primitive ones) so I will share some pictures when I have them displayed.

I hope everyone's new year is off to a wonderful start!

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.