Thursday, April 30, 2009
Well it sure has been a busy week around here, and i have alot of catching up on everyones blogs, Im sure i have missed so many great post. Our oldest daughter is leaving for college in September. So we spent a day away touring the college. Its a happy time for her and we are so proud of her, she isnt gone yet and im already missing her, its difficult realizing that she is not going to walk through that door at the end of the school day with her two younger sisters. However, i know its another phase in life, and with some adjustment we will fly with the changes. My husband threw his back out last weekend, so he has been home from work and i have been doing my best to keep things together around here. Do we have any New Yorkers? our second daughter left yesterday morning along with other school mates for New York City, a four day trip filled with so much excitement, broadway shows, visiting ground zero, working at a food bank, shopping and so many other great events. As much as you worry when they are not with you, im sure she is having the time of her life, and what a great opportunity! Of course i just happen to be browsing kijiji, anyone not familier its like Craigslist. Oh my gosh, i had seen a table and chairs some years back, (cant remember where) loved the round backs and design and would often talk about these chairs and telling my sister that i felt they would be perfect in this house but never to see them again. WELL...much to my surprise the other night i seen this add on the kijiji website, YES! the table and chairs i always liked, my sister called the woman right away (im not good at this kijijij thing) lol The woman explained she became a widow about 12 years ago and purchased the set about 8 years ago, her children are grown so it was just her using the set. She is now downsizing and that is her reason for selling..............8 years old!!! absolutely in excellent condition. Some may think dated, or passe after 8 years...NOT ME!!! i love them just like i did when i seen them years back, call me crazy but in my opinion because i love them the set is timeless. I know the way im talking, you likely would expect something out of this world, and i do realize to most they are not out of this world but it doesnt take much to thrill me, as you can see. In the pictures you will see that we had the expresso set which i felt just didnt fit this kitchen, and nothing loss as my niece is taking it for her unniverity appartment. By the way the additional cabinets have not been installed yet, still waiting for the guy to call. Hope all is doing well, have a good day!
Friday, April 24, 2009
I do plan to get out this weekend as im hearing the weather is suppose to be nice. However, we are doing a bit in our kitchen, when we bought this new build just under two years ago there wasnt enough counter or storage. So we have ordered a couple of cabinets to give us a bit more of a workspace and storage. The room is very long but also very narrow which has made things even more difficult, if we had factored in a island right from the start it would have worked with a small one attached to where the dishwasher is but we didnt, so that would mean ripping everything apart and starting over, well we all know budgets these days, its just not going to happen. The end of the cupboard where dishwasher is, will change and the wall with the fridge is will also take a change and im SOOOOOOOOOOOOO FREAKED hoping that this guy who is doing it, is right about what he has suggested. THE IDEA IS TO MOVE PANTRY TO WHERE DROP DOWN CUPBOARD IS, THE DROP CUPBOARD MAY OR MAY NOT STAY, SLIDE FRIDGE OVER A FEW INCHES AND ADD A BASE AND UPPER CABINET.....EEEK! THIS IS THE PART THAT SCARES ME, I HAVE MADE MY OWN MOCK UP AS YOU WILL SEE IN THE PICTURE, no expert by any means...lol This is how you see the kitchen now, as you can see no personal touches YET and hopefully when i post again its going to be with good news that all went well.........uggg! HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I would like to thank kathy over at ``The Stylish House`` (sorry i dont know how to do links but you can find her on my bloglist) for passing this lovely award on to me, named the Attitude of Gratitude Award, what an honor to recieve. You truly are a gem Kathy and i will continue to enjoy your beautiful blog and i think anyone who goes by for a visit to ``The Stylish House`` wont be disappointed as you will be greeted by a complete sweety and her house is absolutely beautiful.
I would like to pass this lovely award onto 10 other bloggers, difficult decision as i feel everyone deserves, i havent met a mean blogger yet. If you accept this award than you too can pass it on to another ten bloggers. Again, im sorry, i dont know how to link YET...lol but this list is on my blog list and you can link there if you wish to stop by and visit anyone of these fantastic people.
1) Dawn at "Lfe at Eventually Cottage
2) Kathy at the "Artist"
3) Vicky at Room Service Decorating 101
4) Barb at Grits and Glamour
5) Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
6) Chari at Happy to Design
7) Gloria at Happy to Be
8) Silvia at Just the Beginning
9) Sheila at Note Songs
10) Picket at Picket Fences
hugs to all
Saturday, April 18, 2009
HOUSE PLANTS AND I DONT MIX FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS, I HAVE NO PLACE TO KEEP THEM AND WHENEVER I HAVE ONE IN MY CARE IT GOES FROM BEING THIS LUSH BEAUTIFUL LIVING THING TO A DROOPY YELLOW BROWN LIFELESS SAD PLANT. SO VICKY THIS ONE IS FOR YOU, HAAAAAA! ITS FAKE GREENERY, SORRY COULDNT RESIST..LOL (ALL IN FUN G/F) YOU KNOW I LUV YA. HOWEVER, I HAVE FOOLED EVERYONE WITH THIS GREENERY, OR THEY ARE JUST BEING TOO NICE (EVEN MY CAT) SHE TRIED TO CHEW IT. THIS END TABLE NEEDED SOMETHING BESIDES JUST THE LAMP BUT ITS THE MOST USED END TABLE IN THE LIVING ROOM SO I NEEDED TO KEEP IT SIMPLE. OH AND THIS PLANT HAS A NAME "VICKY" ISNT THAT AN ADORABLE NAME. HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GOOD WEEKEND!!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I had to bring this home and give it new life. It was on clearance so i got it for a steal. I knew when i had seen it, that this baby wasnt staying black. The before pic actually looks worse as my husband had just begun to spray it.
For now its in our bedroom, i wasnt sure if i like the flowers on top or if i should just leave it with nothing. However, my vision of it being painted white turned out as i had hoped.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I found these carved wood painted pears (at least i think thats what they are made of) and the leaf is metal. I felt they were rather nice for a dollar each, and i liked the shape of the glass tray which was 2 dollars at the dollar store. A total of 5 dollars gave me what i think is a rather nice accessory for the kitchen, now i just need to find a spot for it.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A WINDOW SEAT, UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE NO WINDOWS IN OUR HOUSE THAT WE COULD DO ONE...OH BUT WE CAN DREAM!
I CAN JUST IMAGINE CURLING UP WITH MY FAVORITE MAGAZINE IN SUCH A LOVELY SPOT, SURROUNDED BY FLUFFY THROW PILLOWS AND A NICE VIEW....AWWW
IF ANYONE HAS A WINDOW SEAT AND WOULD LOVE TO SHARE, LEAVE A COMMENT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR WINDOW SEAT.
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