Monday, June 20, 2011


 After my weekend.....I feel like crawling back into bed
I worked with our oldest son and we painted over at my neighbors
house. One of her bedrooms and all of her trim throughout the upstairs
and part of the downstairs. It's an older home so we ran into a few snags
along the way. One of them was her little dog was mad at his Mommy and had
left her a lot of presents throughout......I'll leave you there.
 Remember months ago when we started our journey....
 Look at that ice
 a little more
 This Sunday Phil got it finally enclosed and moved his door
we still have to cut out the windows.
 What must people think with all of the colors going on
I'm hoping for nice weather so we can continue painting the kids and I.
Phil got the front sided and the dormer done.
It all takes time.....but it feels so good to see some progress!
Then remember a few weeks ago the broken bed
now the boys this morning wrestling in the living room
landed hard on the couch and broke it, see the boards
laying there.....thank God my Mr. fixit man comes home tonight!
Poor guy worked straight through his Holiday yesterday!
What a gem!

I hope your week is off to a great start also.....


  1. Things are really coming along well. It will be wonderful once it is all done - all the hard work will be worth it. Glad Mr Fixit is on his way home.
    Here's to a good week,

  2. Its amazing just how far you have come. That can be the thing with big renevations they take time. I get frustrated when things linger to long. You must be a saint!

    Look forward to seeing more completed work!

    MBB x

  3. Wow, beautifull house!!! You don't see it like that in Holland! I love that style!

  4. You're a painting machine, Heidi ;o)

    Your house looks great. I love wooden houses.

  5. Wow, you are really going to have a lot of room to sprawl out when your house is all done..How nice of you and your son to help out a friend when you have so much going on at your own're a big sweetie!

  6. You are keeping busy and have made great progress. It is going to be great.

  7. Its coming along great. Love the extension and the colour.

    We are still yet to finish painting our house, we do a little every xmas, the front and nearly one side done..hahaha

    Kids hey, lucky you have a mr fixit...we need one of those...we have 3 taps and 1 shower that are leaking :( bye for now, Tam x

  8. What an amazing home, it's looking fantastic! Boys & their wrestling...

  9. Your house is looking brilliant! Good things come to those that wait.

    I'm glad my kids aren't the only ones who seem to break things all the time. Will it never end?

  10. I think you should guard your tables! Your boys must have plenty of energy. Loving seeing your new house coming on, it's looking great.

  11. At least your boys are well, boys & were playing around, when my little sweet 3rd girl who weighs all of 22kg (about 47lbs) aged 10 had her bed base snap. It was replaced without question, but seriously, children's beds should be way tougher!! Sorry about the lounge, those boys!! Super lucky your husband can fix it, then make it 'there spot' to sit, just in case anything pokes out, it gets them. Love Posie

  12. wow is that all your house? i thought it was 3 different single houses to begin, it is beautiful i love the style and shape. Our houses here are nothing like yours and well not even half the size ;-)) I love seeing how different our lives all are it s huge education for me blog land is and i love it. You live in a beautiful part of the world its stunning location. Opps for the sofa boys can be rough sometimes in their play i have two myself sometimes it sounds like there going to fall through their bedroom ceiling ;-)) Enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

  13. From two houses into a wonderful villa.
    I like the beautiful bowls.
    Have a nice day.

  14. Its look great! I love the colours,

    Victoria xx

  15. Wow Heidi, your house is looking beautiful!Sounds like you've been very busy painting,
    What a shame about the sofa, but I bet Phil will get it fixed up in no time.
    Lovely post!
    Gill xx

  16. Somehow I missed this post and the one before it. It might seem slow to you but it seems like you and your husband have really been moving along on this. It's going to be so beautiful. I bet it feels funny to have it enclosed. Can you walk from one end to the other now? I'm loving the pictures Heidi. Have a beautiful week. Hugs, Diane

  17. I liked seeing all the progress like this!! i can't wait to see it finished!