Thursday, January 31, 2008

A chilly day...

Nothing else to do but go to the mall! Miss Addie loves our trip to the mall....nothing better than a cozy fire and nugget's and fries!

Birthday wishes from Addie

I love you Uncle! Happy Birthday! XOXOXOXOXO

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Birthday Boy

Today is my husband's birthday! I don't speak of him much on this blog ...sometimes there are people so close to you that words for them do not come easy...but I will try. I have known him almost all my life, he has always been a constant. He is a strong man with a gentle soul. Once I read a online survey that he had filled out and one of the questions was What is your favorite scent? His answer was: my wife's hair. Don't u love him already? and he cooks too! Sometimes I think my family likes him more than me. He has been called the Mr. Rogers of our family...we have 30 nieces and nephews! and they all gravitate towards him...that says alot about a guy! He reminds me everyday of how he loves me, not always with words but by his actions, he has gotten into the habit of tucking me in at night when I go to bed before him...what a way to end each day....what a blessing. Happy Birthday!!! I love you!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

One Year old!

Hey Blog Buddies! On Jan. 29th my blog will be one year old! Yay! so to celebrate I am having a give away...I will be drawing the name of someone who leaves a comment on this post. The prize is the book CREATIVE VINTAGE STYLE. I will draw the lucky winner this Friday, Feb.1st!! good luck! and thank you for your kind comments and friendship throughout this past year...

Monday, January 21, 2008

A little more detail...

Hi. Heidi asked a very good question about my last post.She wanted to know if my headboard was made out of a door? I just take for granted you would know these things but why would you? The answer is yes! my hubby made it quite a few years ago out of an old door, I think I found it at a sale for a buck or two...He added some trim work and I still love it to this day! Heidi also asked what the white bucket by my fireplace mantel was? It is called a firkin or sugar bucket and was used to store sugar...I love the old white worn paint! the picture on the right is a table and mirror I painted black and added to the top of my stairs..I really like the black with the new blue paint. Keep those questions coming, I am more than happy to answer them!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Project complete...kinda.

Project number two complete! well, not exactly but close, I need to buy some brown pillows and add a few more things but at least the painting is done! My husband and I are really having fun working together on these weekend projects...who knew? painting could be fun? now wallpapering, that is a different story, I won't even go into the nasty details of our wallpapering experiences. Below is a picture of the room tore apart yesterday morning, and then this morning. It is hard to tell the difference in wall color in these pictures but before it was a tanish green color and now it is just tan.It may be -15 below this morning but at least the sun is shining! I think it is time to relax a little...we are thinking of going to a movie this afternoon. Juno? Bucket list? Have a good Sunday blog buddies!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

What to do?

It is suppose to be -30 below wind chill today! What's a girl to do?I don't want to leave the house and I will go nuts just sitting around... LET'S PAINT! Here goes project #2 for the winter. We (notice the We part? dear husband is helping) are painting our bedroom...Ralph Lauren. It is called Cotton wood. Pictures to follow....wherever you are, I hope you have a warm fun filled weekend!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Been tagged...

Hello blog buddies! I have been tagged by my sweet friend Heidi over at Celebrate the Seasons! I am to answer these four questions about myself...Here goes. 1. 4 jobs I have had... worked in a pickle factory (age 16)Display assistant at The Limited, Retail clothing sales and Antique dealer. 2. 4 movies I would watch over and over again...Little Women, Legend of the fall, Miss Potter, Love Story. 3. 4 places I have lived....Minnesota, Mn, Minnysota and Minnesnowta! 4. 4 people who email daily.....Mary, Heather, Debbie, Katie 5. 4 favorite things to eat.........Chocolate, seafood, pasta and pumpkin bread. 6. 4 places I would rather be....Canal Park, At our cabin on the lake, in front of the fire or laying on a beach 7. 4 things I look forward to this year.... watching Addi grow. Spending time with my husband on the north shore, 3 Going out to lunch with friends. Spring! 8. 4 people I will tag... Martha at Elizabeth Hill Cottage, Colleen at Main St. Memories, Kari and Kijsa, Penny at Lavender Hill Studio...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mall Rats......

Yup. Miss Addi and I are pretty much mall rats...It is the only thing to do when the weather is chilly. About once a week we head to the mall and Addi plays in the play area and we window shop (well o.k. I tried on a pair of pants at the gap) and then we have lunch in front of the fire in the food court ( can you believe it?) It is a very nice food court...Addi is exhausted and falls asleep before I get out of the parking ramp.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

this weekend's project...

I painted my living room last fall in a blue grayish green color and ever since then the color of the walls in my entry hall, open stairway and upstairs hallway have been driving me nuts. So that was this weekend's husband and I had it finished by noon yesterday! Don't tell him but I think it might have a little bit to much blue in it! shhh. I will have to secretly paint it over myself...He says I need to stop reading these blogs, they give me to many ideas! whatever. Next office. Oh before I forget, I wanted to share with you what I found in the dollar section at Target...these cute magazine files in a black and white design, right now they go great in my office...maybe I won't change my look just yet. They also had picture frames and notepads in the same design! love that Target...

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Doing a little rearranging today...Does your house have the blues? mine is looking pretty bare. So with a fresh new year, I started with clearing everything off my mantel's and starting over...not really buying new stuff but mixing it up a bit. I am taking things from upstairs and mixing them in downstairs. I used my ironstone on my mantel in the dinning room. And I added some fret work I had in my back entryway to my living room mantel. Next on my list ... the dinning room harvest table! Sometimes it just feels good to clear everything out and start over again.