Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I have a question ????

Hey fellow blogger friends.  I was wondering how many of you have your "who can comment" on your blog set?  I am getting ALOT of anonymous posts in my in box and of course don't want them.  Should I have my comments set up differently?

Thank you for your help as I am terrible at the 'how to make this blog work" stuff at times!

Happy APRIL everyone!
and who wants to get out in the garden?

I SURE DO!



Spring just has to be around the corner soon...


Hace a wonderful week !




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Before n After round table loveliness

I have had this table for awhile and now that we have dark flooring I knew that it would need some paint lovin!!  I used the same Van Gogh paint that I used on the little white stool, you can see that little remake here.


A touch of SPRING!! 








Here is the before picture of the table.


So much better as a white beauty!



Have a wonderful day everyone!
Go buy some spring tulips..they will make your day!

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Personal Photo Challenge

Time for another photo challenge hosted by Donna over at a Personal Photo Challenge

This month it was words and letters...I couldn't decide which ones to share with you.  There are actually quite a few signs, letters and such I have taken pictures of.

Here are a few of my favorites.

I did a photo shoot of Ben's grad ring and had fun with different camera angles.





Our annual trip to Fernie always involves a stop at the outdoor Farmer's Market.  Camille and I had fun making up words in one of the vendors charm baskets.....and came up with these words:


Last collage is just some random shots that I couldn't decide from.  Hope it was okay that I made up some collages.  Be sure to stop by the photo challenge party and see what others have been up to!





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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New spring mantel for the rangehood

Reading posts throughout blogland, we are all anticipating SPRING!  Although we have not had a very harsh winter here in Southern Alberta, I am looking forward to warmer temperatures and the great outdoors turning green again.


When I came across this great little spring saying I quickly switched out my frame that I use on the shelf of my rangehood.  It is just a wee shelf, so at times it is hard to find things that will not fall off!


Too cute!
I can't remember where I found the link for the
saying, but will keep looking and try to repost it.
Its free, just print off your computer and you 
have some new ART !


This cute little bluebird was a gift from my son and daughter in law.
It fits right in with this wee spring vignette.


Here is another shot of our kitchen, with a little before n after.....


Yep...its the same space!!  Full post to follow on this one!
Here is the dining room recap for a start....


Thankful for a sunny day!
Cute little bluebirds!
and a God who blesses us with seasons!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It all started with a coffee machine....

Thought I would show you our latest corner that we got finished up in the past few weeks.  We received a Keurig coffee machine for Christmas .... even though I have a huge island, I don't have alot of extra cupboard space beside the stove area in our kitchen.  However,,,,we did have this wall that needed a little somethin!


Here is the before, the first time we saw inside the house.
Note the fan, the tile and carpet, the solid white door...



Here's the after, taken from the same spot.
No more fan, continuous flooring, a bright patio door window,
and a handy little coffee station!


Here are the details:

We were wanting to use another old door and a cupboard that we had.
Things just weren't working out as planned with our idea, and the little cupboard
was a wee bit short, and it wasn't looking quite right and needed some major 
tweaking....here is a bit of a blurry picture!


So, Darrell and I were on a mission to find the right cupboard.
And we found just the right one at the Brick...Solid wood, interesting handles, 
and just the right amount of distressing! Even came with some baskets
but I knew I would just use the shelves.   Bonus!


I also wanted some kind of shelf and hooks to hang coffee mugs from.
I picked up a cupboard door panel from the ReStore, painted it and hung a
row of hooks that I found at Target. 





  The little shelf unit above was from
Winners.  It was damaged, but I knew we could fix it with a little bit of glue.
I also turned the cupboard upside down,,,so I would have the little shelf on the
top.  This will be fun to decorate for different seasons!


A quick Iphone picture sent off to Darrell to see if he thought it would be fixable!  
Whatever did we do without cell phones!!  I hate em and I love em!!







And what is a cuppa coffee without some yummy dessert!!



Thanks for stoppin by the country today...




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Monday, February 17, 2014

My "in between" fireplace mantel

It is a sunny, very windy day here in Southern Alberta..and it is Family Day!!! Yeahhh..a day off from work  and one more glorious day of the long week end.    Had the kids in for supper last night, enjoyed watching some home movies and had some good laughs at the boys creative playing!!  Went for breakfast with Darrell this morning, and have made plans to go to a movie with some friends.

This afternoon I am going to curl up with a book and a cuppa tea, and just enjoy being out of the windy weather.  Thought I would share a post of my "in between"  fireplace mantel.  This fireplace was just a mock up that Darrell made so we could get an idea of what we wanted on this wall for the actual fireplace.  We have someone who wants to purchase a quad off of us,,,he is a finishing carpentar and when he suggested offering some of his services in trade for the quad I knew exactly what project I wanted him to finish!!  But, in between waiting, I thought I would keep the mantel decorated...


 This wall is still a work in progress, but for now, the items help fill the space


Pictures from a calendar helped to fill the empty frames.



Enjoy the day!

Would recommend the book
"Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman



Friday, February 7, 2014

Street Scenes Photo Challenge

It is time for another photo challenge over at Donna's.  At first I thought I wouldn't have much to contribute as far as street scenes,,,,but when I got looking back at my photos I had quite a few that will work for today's challenge.  I had a hard time deciding,,,so I hope you don't mind if I share a few extras.

Of course, the streets in Europe are a photographers dream!  and the water streets of Venice are even better!

This is photo Ben took and the street has part of the fortress wall....


I would love to go back to Venice!  
With school trips for each of the boys and Ben and Darrell's trip to Europe, Darrell and I really need to get to Europe together!! 


A parade on city streets is always fun!


Little cowboys and gals waiting for the parade!


A fun day to ride!


The streets of Fernie,,,headin to the chocolate shop with some our favorite peeps!


But for me, the best roads are the country ones and the road that always leads home.




Have a great week end everyone!

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