Monday, June 24, 2013

A few of my favorite things......

Well. we got our granite counter tops installed on Friday and I am still refinishing the cabinets.  Once that is done we will be installing our tile backsplash.  Once the cabinets are done I will post a photo before we install the backsplash.  For now I  wanted to share some of my photos that I took at our previous house.
Most of these pictures will be of fall as it is my favorite season.  This is the wheel barrow that I decorate for the front porch.
This was on my kitchen table for Thanksgiving.
This was on my table on the deck.

This is a fall arrangement that I made.
I had this arrangement on our table on the deck.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ready for granite

We are finally getting granite countertops in the kitchen.  Yesterday we went and picked out the granite.  Tomorrow they will be coming the make the template and hopefully they will be installed by friday. Here are a few pictures of the kitchen right now.  Who knew that only one row of tiles would be so hard to remove.  It was like they used super glue.
Please excuse the mess.  I had to move everything from the countertops to the kitchen table.
Here is a close up of the desk area.  As soon as the countertops are installed I will be refinishing the cabinets with the Rusoleum kit that I got at Home Depot.  I already refinished the island and the butler pantry a dark brown.  The rest of the cabinets are going to be off white with a brown glaze.
Here is the butler pantry with the refinished cabinets.  Now all it needs is the new countertop and backsplash.  My husband and I will be installing the backsplash  here and in the kitchen. I will be posting more pictures as we progress.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bargain Decor

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Here are a few items that I bought at Hobby Lobby and Goodwill today.
Here is everything that I got at Hobby Lobby today.  Everything was 80% off.  I paid $144.00 for all of this.
Here is a close up of all the pictures.
Here is a close up of the knick knacks.  I could have bought more but I think that two carts is enough.
This is what I got at Goodwill for $25.00.  I think that I scored big today between the two places.  I can't wait to decorate with these. Check back to see where I put these.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My Front Yard

Finally got most of the front yard done.  When we moved in last year the plants were overgrown, grass was full of weeds and bare in spots.  I removed all the the old plants and bushes this spring.  It took me two months of Sundays to get the yard into shape.
Here is a picture of the front yard.  I still have lots of work to do in the backyard.  It is even worse than the front.  I probably won't get it all done this year. 
This is a close up of my lamp post.  It had three overgrown bushes that I removed.  I planted a clematis in front of the post and add this cool trellis that looks like leaves for it to grow on.  I would like to repaint the house a different color. Maybe next year.

 Here is a close up of the trellis.
I would like to change out the wreath on my front door but I have a house finch nest behind it.  They already had 3 babies and now that they are gone the momma has laid three more eggs.