Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Front porch re-do

 I decided to fix up the deck of the store
for us.
 I can have coffee out here tomorrow morning!
 These wicker chairs I love....
 My little plants are fake...
 still under construction.
 I need to plant and buy some hanging baskets....
 this is the color I'm going to paint the whole house 
with white trim and shutters!
It's called recycled glass.
for those of you who are new to the blog in December
I closed up my antique store after 9 years
 which was in the red building
and our house was in the white and blue.
when we decided to close up shop and
connect the two buildings for more room!

I think once we change the 2 dormers on the house
to match the other dormers and then once the porch
is finished and connects to the house
I think it will be perfect.

what have you been up to today?

Monday, May 30, 2011

A fun and restful weekend!

 Yesterday we were invited over to a big King crab feed 
over at a friends house her husband had been out
for two months commercial fishing.
Then if this was not enough she sent us home with a bag full!
 Then one of my dear friends moved to Texas and sent me
some beautiful pictures.
Just look at this amazing antique store!
 I would have had fun decorating this place!
 Yeah Phil is the man, he fixed our poor old bed!
with a rule of no more jumping
must enforce!
I have never been able to enjoy 
the summer breeze in the morning
when you first wake up, it's wonderful!

were having many firsts.....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thank goodness for the weekend!

 See the window, those kids were jumping off the window sill
onto the bed....well
 Look what happened they broke our bed......
Upset, maybe a little

 mess and dirt everywhere this I expected....
 All there stuff...
 But the little pool I bought for Mimi
just the day before wrecked 
what was that all about!
finally at 2:45 they all left and peace settled back down
on our little home again....
I didn't even hit the bottle!

Looking forward to a quiet weekend,
I hope you all have a wonderful one also!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A little Alfresco

 I had such a fun day, I started off with a bike ride over to a friends
with the kids.
 Then Vicki and Shereen stopped by with some
Napkins and you all know how I feel about
Napkins, I'm crazy about them!
 Look at them....
 they are so amazing....which makes me just want to have a party
I think they go hand and hand!
 Only George showed up!
and these beautiful mugs she found on sale at Anthropologie
Just look at them....Thank you Vickarooni!!!

I have had a house full of children today 8 to be exact
and 6 sleeping over.....looks like pancakes for 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A little taste of June.....

 Ok I don't know why this picture has decided to move to the right on me but it wins just stay there!!!
 I received my June issue of Romantic Homes
and I just wanted to share a few inspirations.
 The image above and below are the amazing Paper 
art of Karen Lampard....
 I love all the collections and colors together.

 Summer entertaining something I can't wait to try
for the first time.
 Rooms filled with a summer breeze 
and a good book or magazine.
and then the locals who between the rabbits and moose
my poor apple trees are toast!
I know I should have caged them!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just the best....

 This is the first thing I saw when I entered this
amazing home.....
 Have you ever walked into someones home
and just fell in love with everything.....
 It for me was like walking into one of those cool old
apartment buildings.
 this place had so many treasures and they were all my 
style, I had to ask him if I could blog him!
 Love this....
 can you believe this you should see the inside!
 I fell hard for this table...
 Look at it.....
 Love this rack, sorry about my picture, blurry.
 Love this door.
 this picture did not turn out well this was the 
cutest piece!

and the the best for last
check out this stove......
I would love to do another whole post on his 
amazing place!

I could have stayed longer but all I had was my
camera on my phone.....and the kids started honking
the horn, they had had it!

Today is the last day of school.....yippee! 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weekend flowers.....

 ok I really just cut some tree branches 
but look at how sweet they look!
I am always amazed at how light changes
the outcome of your image.
I guess I could have put on an Ironed tablecloth!

I went to a wine tasting party last night
that was so much fun us Mom's I
think need one of these nights at
least twice a year.

Have a super weekend !

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Changes in shades of green

A few weeks ago I took a few pictures
and as you can see the lakes were froze
in fact I think two days after I took this they all were free.
It seems Like over night we greened up
the kids and I put up some firewood tonight.

soon it will all be green!
My shot got a little dark but the mountains looked so pretty!