Monday, December 24, 2012

Twas the Night before Christmas.......................

Just wishing each & everyone of you a very warm felt Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the wonderest of the most special day of the year! Enjoy time with your loved one's and make sure to create lots of family memories!

Many Blessings!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Wow its been along time......................

Wow I can't believe I haven't posted since March. I feel horrible for not even posting any garden or fall photos. I have been busy in a new job & just didn't feel like I had much to say or post about let alone not much time like I used to have. Like most people my poor blog went on the back burner.

Well now I am back & have a ton of christmas decor to show you all. I completed all my decor inside & out just shortly after rememberance day. Outside just got wrapped up on Tuesday night which I am so happy I took the time to do it b/c now it's cold with snow flying through the air.

Grab a cup of something warm & take a peek at my christmas decorating. Please forgive me my photography isn't that great and I haven't even edited anything because once again that would take way to much time for me to do them all so they are just kind of snapped quickly so I could post.

Well I am hoping you enjoyed some of my christmas decor. I hopefully will get on to post some bedroom re-do's soon as well. And of course I need to get some outdoor decor photo's for ya!!! Hope you all have a wonderful evening & weekend!!!

Take Care


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Is Slowly Arriving.........................

Well this morning as I was getting ready for work I heard the wonderful song of my first Robin. I called my kids up stairs to see the 2 Robin's sitting in the tree's. Every Spring I always let the kids know when Spring is getting near and the Robin's will be re-locating back to our neighbourhood. So this morning once I heard the bird singing I called the kids to come see it. They were so excited to see the birds come back that they made us late from leaving the house!

Ah it makes me feel refreshed to know that these little guys are back.......

And these will soon turn into...................................

this beautiful bunch of bright yellow daffodils. One of my favorites!

Another one of my tulips. I love these and yellow and have them planted in my gardens.

Soon I will be able to venture out and cut some forsythia brances to force them open in doors. Linda from Behind My Red Door taught me about this and for the past 2 years I have been doing this.

And all the new babies that have been waiting to arrive all winter will finally show their beautiful faces and we'll see all these cuties around. I love baby animals!

Well wishing you all very blessed Spring Day! It's suppose to be a high of 16 degree's here today so I think I will be out walking today!

What a wonderful feeling that Spring is starting to arrive. I have slowly began to get my spring decor out but now that it feels like Spring is here I think I will pull my Easter decor our since Easter is only a month away!

Have a blessed day everyone!


Monday, February 27, 2012

My Kitchen Re-do.........................

Well after much thought of hating my kitchen counter I decided to go ahead and paint it with the caromal colours. I painted it black peppercorn. I am really happy with the way it turned out but the paint it's self is like working with black tar. Karen from APP magazine did her counter top with the same colour. I really liked the black as my knobs & hardware are all black so I thought it would blend nicely. But once I got it down I wasn't overly impressed at how drastic the change was so I searched a few idea's of changing out my back splash. I was over at a friends in October and noticed she had put up a new back splash that looked like stone well come to find out it was wallpaper. So I went to the wall paper place and searched out a paper that I would like to put up.

Well take a look at my newly re-done kitchen. I find myself standing in the kitchen admiring how good it looks.

First is the before of just the counter top.

And here it is with the backsplash up..... much better don't ya think!

I am busy finishing up more painting and re-doing other rooms in the house. I also got my living room/dining room painted as well on the weekend. Used the same colours it just needed a fresh coat to clean things up!

Well I am off to re-arrange the livingroom decor and put things back together! I will share pics when it's all done!

Hoping you all have a blessed day!


Monday, January 30, 2012

Colonial Floor Cloth

Well after much thought about creating my own colonial floor cloth I finally got busy doing it last weekend. I didn't take any pictures as I just wanted to get it completed b/c it caused my house to be upside down for a while.

Country Sampler has the DIY colonial Floor Cloth created by Janice from Stairway to Home instructions on their website & also Debra from Black Creek Colonial has created one herself. And I totally agree with those Ladies about them not being the easiest. It was fun though when the project was completed and now I can sit and look at it knowing that I created it all on my own. I will love it once we have the carpet ripped out and hard wood put down that I am hoping happens with in the next couple of months.

So take a look at my newest creation! I even think I might try to make a runner for my hallway eventually.

So do you all have snow in your neck of the woods??? We got hit twice this weekend with a blast but not a big one. And tomorrow it's suppose to be a high of 8 degree's so I know it will be gone with the rain that comes. I am enjoying the winter as I don't like the cold and we haven't had much cold weather!

Ground Hog day is on Thursday so lets hope there is only 6 weeks until Spring!!! And hopefully this Spring is a good one unlike last year but winter hasn't felt near as long as last year's did!!!

I am looking forward to getting outside and into my flower beds and seeing all the beautiful spring flowers pop up!

Have a great day everyone!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Some snow, a new purchase and my creations!

The weather people said we were going to get about 5 cm of snow Thursday night and it would taper off through the night. Sure................well its Friday night and still snowing and we have about 5 inches so far. Sometimes I really wonder if they know what is going to happen as Mother Nature works in her own way. Although I really enjoyed the weather that we have been having for almost the middle of January I am enjoying seeing everything covered with a beautiful touch of whiteness and forget the blah brown's that the winter months bring us. I do know this winter is going to pass fast as it's already the middle of January and we are just having our first snow fall.

My children were very excited to wake up and find the ground covered. My daugther who is four asked if we could go out and build a snowman when it was still dark out and I could see some grass. My son was up before me and told me to look out the front window that he had spotted a huge snow drift in the front yard! Huge well I have seen alot bigger but now we have some pretty big snow drifts to play in.

Ok so I started this post on Friday night expecting to take some pictures of the beautiful snow fall we had but time got the best of me and I didn't get outside, now it's Tuesday and pouring rain and 90% of our snow is gone and it's 7 degree's outside so no more snow for us. I really do wish Old Man Winter would decide to stay until at least the middle of February because I am tired of this crappy weather.

On a brighter note I got a new drop leaf table on the weekend and I love it, I put it between my front door and front window so I can set up some vignettes for all the season's. I really like it and how I have it decorated. I was also inspired from Janice over at Stairway to Home to create some silhouettes of my children. I have always liked the silhouettes and wanted to create some but never thought to do my kids. Now that was a fun experience because my daughter is such a ham and wouldn't sit properly for me. It was a challenge but finally she sat long enough for me to snap a profile pic of her.

I also created some colonial style portraits. Being from Canada I found a picture of Sir John A MacDonald an old primeminister. And some other photo's. I can't find portraits over here of colonial style so I decided to create my own. They aren't hung yet as I have to re-arrange some things but hopefully this week I will get them up.

Some day I hope to have the real deal but my husband and I decided to put ourselves on a budget for a while so that doesn't allow me much spending money!

Well hopefully you are all enjoying this lovely raining weather! I prefer snow over rain that I guess is coming tonight along with the cold weather again. I sure hope so.

Have a good one!