Monday, May 30, 2011

A great day and an FO

ok first and foremost........I have finally finished my boneyard shawl!! It looks amazing too yes yes I am a little biased :) The pics don't do it justice. It's actually much darker in person. This pic makes it look light pink but it's actually a dark purple. I need to keep trying to see if I can get some better pics but in the mean time here it is:

And after a very long very busy weekend today when I got home from my overnight shift I told hubby I'd like to head to the creek for some R&R. Man I love North Creek!! So relaxing & peaceful there I feel so refreshed afterwards.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

busy busy busy

That's been life here for the past couple weeks. But today I have plenty of pics to share! This weekend was yard cleaning time! I weeded the flower bed out front, planted lots of seeds in garden beds & pots, hubby & kiddos cleaned the fenced off section of the  back yard & hubby took apart some of the pallets & made me a garden box! *yay* Tuesday evening I had the kids drag the soil around the house & dump it in the box for me plus I had a big trash can full of compost for the garden bed. Once we dumped it all in & mixed it together I was able to plant all of my tomato plants. Next I'll plant some seeds for corn, peas, green beans, etc. I also discovered this weekend that my peach trees are full of little peaches!! They aren't ripe yet but man I can already taste them! There's something great about knowing exactly where what you're eating is coming from. I tell you the more I hear/read the less I want anything that comes from a store. Now for those pics I promised:

This garden bed was 100% free except for hubby's labor. He took pallets apart for all the wood & even re-used the nails! And there are my little peaches! mm

I bought 2 hanging baskets of flowers yesterday. I can't help it pretty flowers make me happy  especially purple ones :) That being said here are the new babies which are hanging on the side of my carport:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's been awhile............

Wow.....I hadn't realized it's been so long since I posted. Been busy with remodel stuff. I finally let the man have his way & he took out the closet in the Living Room. Well the only part that was actually  in the Living Room is the door the closet itself was actually in the Kitchen...yeah that's right in my tiny Kitchen |:(
So now my Kitchen is bigger which is nice but on the downside that means....... you guessed it more work & another trip to Lowe's. Drywall time! Thankfully my nephew has much experience with drywall since his dad hangs drywall for a living & he spent many a summer working with him growing up. Once the drywall is up I can hopefully finish up the Kitchen remodel. I have painted the cabinets in there so far & I have to say the change is remarkable. I don't feel like I'm in a dungeon anymore when I'm in there! Here are some before & after pics for ya:

don't get me wrong I think wood cabinets are pretty but not in a small kitchen - it just makes it too dark in there (btw those cabinets were darker in real life). So white cabinets & pale sunny yellow for the walls & ceiling. Can't wait until I can post some full room pics after all the painting is done & new floor is installed.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lowe's - oh how I love thee.............

I love Lowe' really I think it might be my all time favorite place to go. I could spend hours in there daydreaming about all the things I want to do to my house. I think before long the hubster will ban me from going there :D  Talk about role reversal eh? lol  Yesterday's trip resulted in vinyl siding for the 1 section of my house that isn't brick. It's wood & has reached the point where it really needs to be repainted & I thought to  myself "scrape & repaint every few years??" I don't even think so so I went to Lowe's yesterday to price vinyl siding. OK not the cheapest stuff in the world but in my case since the area is relatively small it's not outrageous so sales guy loaded the cart for me *happy dance*  So I came home & unloaded the siding, cleaned the van out from the pallets the other day, put the back seat back in, did some work in my garden, cooked dinner then it was time for knit night. I missed my knitting guild meeting Monday thanks to bully boy & his nonsense :( so I was determined to go to knit night. Had a great time with the 3 other ladies who showed up & made some progress on my wollmeise shawl....I am currently on the border section. I promise pics next time but then I might be done with it by then :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Series of Unfortunate Events

It's been  a busy few days here!  This weekend at work was one of the worst one's I've had in a long time & I truly hope to never have a repeat of it. Then to top it off yesterday 2 of my dogs got into a really nasty fight which ended with me taking them both to my work - 1 has stitches in 3 areas on his head. Yeah I had so much fun pulling them apart too I can tell you.
Today I got more pallets from the hubby's work. These we are pulling apart to get boards for the garden beds. The guys put up the fence in back yard last week so now all that's left is to clean that section really good, mow it & put the garden beds in then I can plant everything. next up is getting some pallets for a chicken coop *woot* Oh yeah baby.......fresh eggs!
Speaking of recycling....... I'm also recycling counter tops from my work. They replaced them with something much nicer & durable. I eventually would like to upgrade to something like that but until then I am going to make use of them in my kitchen. My house was built in 1960 and many things are still original - my counter tops included. :O
Oh that reminds me....the man put up the ceiling fan in the living room this weekend!!!! It is sooooooo awesome to finally have a fan & overhead light in the living room! Here are the pics of the great job he did :)

ya gotta love having a man who's handy with home improvement stuff ;)