Friday, November 9, 2012

My Daughter:" the 23 year old housewife" making Thanksgiving Printables


Please visit my sweet daughter at the 23 year old housewife: Thanksgiving Printables: for two awesome Thanksgiving printables!

I've gotten into making "printables" this week :) I started out by making a card for Matt and the obsession began... Since then, I've made a...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Before and After: Fireplace Remodel

We are making some progress on old "not-quite" finished projects and moving forward on new ones.
The fireplace in the family room had not progressed past the mantle top we added over a year ago...
until last weekend. Hubby did all of the measuring, planning and woodwork single-handedly and I am in charge of paint. This was definately one of those, "why didn't we do it sooner?" re-do's. We love the way it looks now!

Fireplace before:


Fireplace after:



and a few photos taken along the way:






Now, how to cover/hide those pesky cords?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Organizing the shed...er, that's what I'm calling it



Ok, to avoid embarrassment about the mess in the shed before, I didn't take any before photos.
This was actually our second attempt at organizing the shed. The first time we added a few shelves along one wall. Well, they quickly filled up and the crazy-huge workbench took up 2/3 of the remaining space. It had gotten to the point that things were stacked on the floor with just enough area to open and close the door. And worst of all, there were gaps around the ceiling and the animals were making themselves at home in there. Now, if they had been the cute, little, singing animals aka: the Snow White variety, we would have gotten along fine. But alas these were the wild-eyed, nest-building, how dare you invade my space variety!

Critter-free

etsy shop leftovers


In case you missed the bloody head...
After my husband insured that I suffered a level-3 heart attack for his personal enjoyment, I decided the head needed to stay on prominent display to avoid future "scare tactics"!
Anyway, I have the rubber head for Halloween when it is set in a wheel-barrow of dirt with a shovel and bones by the front door. Maybe, a little too scary?!?!