Sunday, August 28, 2011

garden projects...

linking these up to diy showoff--- these are some of my husbands projects for my garden. 

old pickets and a bent twig were used for this planter.

this was a headboard, made into a planter and he made the birdhouse, too.

he just finished a wall cubbie fashioned after the one pottery barn had for sale.  i need to paint it and will post it soon. thanks for looking:)


this post is a journal that  i started when we adopted bailey.  it's fun to be able to look back through her different stages of growth.

she is full of energy and too smart for her own good.  she’s the funniest dog, I’ve ever had.  I’m trying to keep track of her pink nose throughout this year.  i've been told, it will turn black by the time she’s full grown.—its filling in already.

                                                        at 2.5 months old--20 pds.

she helps me with the junk


she hardly ever chews anything…


at 3.5 months—ummmm…


at 4.5 months-she loves to dress up…



5.5 months-she’s very smart –she got an A+!


she’s very comfortable around people…


she loves her chair…


at 7 months-she watches football…


she loves the colts…


under the weather…

spade pic

the nose...still a lot of pink

8 mos. – road tripping

bailey road tripping

her first (and hopefully last) hole

digging a hole

9 mos

IMG_0023 flora


yep, that’s my solar light…


10 mos.

helping me with the gardening...

pouting in her timeout chair...

11 mos.


watching the world go by...

1st birthday...

loves rolling around in the dirt...

18 mos.-83 pds.-stays off the furniture

2 yrs-84 pds

2 1/2yrs-85 pds-loving her new sweather

xmas 2013-92pds

feb 2014-torn acl-drugged up

may 2014-feeling better

3yrs old

3 1/2 yrs. 98pds

thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

great room

here’s how it looks...  

I’m sharing this with faded charm’s white wednesday #114-thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

painted fireplace…

sharing this at primitive and proper’s piece of work wednesday #50:)
I’m always looking for bargains and when our menards cleared out this oak mantel for only $10.00, I grabbed it!
we just installed a gas fireplace last xmas.  I’m re-doing my great room and painted the mantel white to fit into my new look.   I found the fireplace screen at a craft fair, but, it was painted navy, so, I sanded it down, and painted it white, too.  my husband (an electrician), hung the tv. 
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thanks for looking!

Monday, August 22, 2011

chippy porch column candle holder...

today, i thought i'd show this column i found in a junk store.  i just topped it off with a dried floral wreath and 6" candle. 

 and these are 2 candles that i stamped the images onto tissue wrapping paper, and used the wax paper method to heat the image into the candle. 

here's a video showing you how to do these candles.

thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

old barn stool for sns95...

i'm sharing an old  farm barn stool today for this week's funky junk's barn/farm/western things.  we found this at a barn sale we happened to drive by one saturday.   it's topped with some lace with a rolled fabric rose.

i'm using it as a small table to hold a light in our greatroom.
 i love its distressed mushroom/cream color.

thanks for looking:)

shabby garden shed...

this is linked to funky junk's sns #95!

when my son out grew  his wooden fort, we tried to think of a way to recycle some of it.  we used the rugged flooring for the base foundation of this shed.  over time, i had  collected  leaded glass windows, corbles, and an old ornate door and glass knob. 

 i asked my husband to make a garden shed with the bits and pieces.  and this is what he came up with.  (it measures 4' x 6'.)    here it is in progress.

 and almost done.

and finished.

here's a pic of the window and window box.

next spring, we are building a bigger garden shed here, at our new home.  should be fun!