Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'm ready for change......for more white?

 It snowed today and warmed up to 10 above and it was heaven....
 It may have even even been warmer,
 we went and chopped wood in the afternoon and it was pleasant
fresh powdery snow to tromp through.....
 our oldest had a horrible headache yesterday so he stayed home
so by mid day when he was up and around I had him help me move some furniture
around I'll show you soon....
 We have been thinking about painting the rest of our trim in the main part of the 
house for a while now and after realizing just how much lighter the rooms are
with white trim.....I've decided to go for it.....I can't wait to start!
 It's going to be a lot of work but so rewarding....
You can see looking into the kitchen just
 how much brighter the white trim makes the room.
You just can't believe how dark and depressing it is in the winter.....
I would like to start today but Phil finally needs my help in the shop

Monday, January 30, 2012

Alaskan art for free and yet another moose.....

 A friend gave me a set of these adorable posters after I admired hers...
 They are free promotional posters and if you are interested anyone can order them
 along with postcards and stickers....
 I think they are so cute.
 Just for the Halibut.....note to self if ever traveling through even though you are tempted
to use this line....pass....I'd be a rich woman if I had a nickel for every time I heard this....
 Here's the link if your interested in supporting our seafood
 and some free art in exchange....
 I had a little sweet yearling over the weekend stop for a visit.....
what a cutie....On Friday evening we stopped at Fred Meyer
for a few things and there was a little yearling right by
the front entry my picture on my phone was to dark to show you....
I know some of you have asked if they are dangerous and yes
especially the Momma's with babies aren't we all though....
The real danger is hitting them on the road while driving
a couple of weeks ago there was one in the middle of the road
and we started to slide and it was like a guardian angel just straightened us right out 
and we avoided hitting another oncoming car and the moose....
so much to be thankful for, it happens so fast!

Hope you all had a nice weekend!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Part 2 room re-do......

 I loved this room before....

 heres a few changes...

 I have had this owl shelf for years and never hung it up
so with a fresh coat of pink paint its perfect now!
 the girls are ready to play.....Linda I'm waiting for your comment??

 now middle boy is next.....I can't wait to show the amazing free
Alaska art we got that were going to put up in his room next week.
we were looking on line and he loved this room.....I did too!
 Mimi spied this elevator bed as she called it , pretty amazing.
Momma, loved this room!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A room re-do, someones growing up.....

 Mimi has wanted some of her baby things as she calls them 
put away NOT given away this she was very clear on....
 I love all these sweet little things...
 so we started last night on a slightly less baby room re-do.
 These are all before pictures I guess I just wanted one last look
 Its hard when she's our last baby at 7 1/2
and we have a 12 1/2  and soon to be 17 year old
time flies and now I know too fast.....well we made a deal
to use only what we had....and heres what we found.
 Remember my garage sale butterflies.....
 and a friend had given me a sheet of reversible owl paper
and we had these fun frames that I had already painted
so we framed it....
 moved her dresser so she has a little vanity area now
perfume only....she has started a little vintage
avon bottle collection, she has 3 now.

 On Sunday her Grandma gave her a quilt she had made 
out of scraps....I wish I could have picked up some of this
sewing capabilities!!

remember this room that we just did in 
August well it got a re-do also Will share that tomorrow
we have been busy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thrifting, Baking, blooms and silly crafting.....

I found a fun stack of books at a fun little thrift store up the road.
What language is this?
The little store is called AK Second Hand.
If you get a chance stop in.
This little gingham tray I found there also....cute!
We went to a friends for dinner Monday and I brought dessert
a Strawberry/Rhubarb pie it reminded me of Summer, I know its coming.
Remember my bulbs I planted.......half of them shot up and 
the other half are lagging but I love to have this little
bit of green in the house....
I saw these made up on a blog I can't remember which one though
so I  apologize....
They turned out silly though....I'm just not a crafter.
I'm always impressed by all of you!
I thought I'd show the lake from Monday.
Don't forget to get out and have fun this week!