Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
well it has been an interesting few days. I came back sick from Aruba with a very bad cough , sore throat and fever so most of last week was a waste.
Friday Sophie had track and field day ,which she wanted to skip , I got a call around 11:00am from her teacher saying she had hurt her ankle and that it was quite swollen so they were arranging her a drive back to the school so I could go get her and take her home. Can I just say
that our public school here is really wonderful, the principal drove her back himself. Her ankle was quite swollen when I first saw her and she was able to drag her leg along. I thought it was just twisted but even after advil the pain was getting unbearable, she never asks to go to the Dr but Sophie wanted me to bring her right away.
So off to the clinic where they wanted an x-ray , and good thing too because she had to my shock, two fractures. She was fitted with a removable boot cast $175 , oh well not everything can be free. But shout out to free healthcare, go Canada.
Her pain was pretty bad for the first three days but things are looking better today , she is back to school. Sadly she got my terrible cold with fever , when it rains it pours.
I am very much actively figuring out our backyard plans. It all started with this app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/home-outside-palette-create/id440420011?mt=8
I found it on pinterest a while back and it is fun to play with.
We then found a local pool company who did an amazing drawing for us with great ideas. But you can't rush such a big decision or project. I have tweeked things here and there over the last few weeks and this current plans seems to be everything we want.
Summer has been in full swing since our return from Aruba, it's quite incredible.
So hopefully soon we will all be healthy and mended and enjoying more outdoor time. I can only imagine having a retreat backyard at this point but it sure is fun to imagine.
Thanks for stopping by I hope your last week has been a little less eventful than mine. I didn't mention the dog with new allergies or the bunny that was hit by a car ( it survived and was picked up by animal services, poor bunny we have lots of wild cotton tails around here) oh and I saw two snakes across from our house, I have lived here most of my life and never have seen a snake and I saw two on one 10 minute walk....snakes freak me out.
Hope you are enjoying some lovely weather, off to do my daily watering now, cheers!
Monday, April 29, 2013
I have to show you this boat, well it is coming in from the ocean into the lobby of the the Renaissance marina hotel, it was quite a sight to see.
Thankfully we didn't see any rattle snakes that day either.
My little girls have grown up so fast.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
It took over a year for us to decide how to address the front entrance windows. We could leave them bare, which we did for a year, of cover them. We felt the need to cover them , sometimes we just felt so exposed.
There are so many options , films, blinds, new inserts and sheers.... I don't like films and "decorator" cut glass inserts aren't really appealing to my style sense, although there is one option I would consider. I really do like this x detail design and maybe at some point we will make this upgrade but not right now.
Because I also love bamboo blinds.
I have 17 bamboo blinds in this house.
So I went with bamboo blinds for the front door and side lights. They add just enough privacy, because it is just strange to walk down your hall and make eye contact with someone trying to take a peek inside your home while they are walking by...
I also installed a blind to the laundry room. We sometimes have the dogs sleep in the laundry room and once at 3:00 am a dog started barking at bunnies milling around the backyard so blinds were a must . No one want to hear there dogs barking in the middle of the night.
The best thing about adding the final window coverings now is that they were on clearance at Lowe's for $5.00 , how could I lose.
Privacy and barking control is priceless!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Good morning. As I wait for the rain and freezing rain to settle so I can get back to this trim project I am working on at Ellen's this week I thought I would share it with you as well as most of my trim projects I have completed over the years.
As you can see I have been adding an applied wainscoting with an extra little trim detail. So far I am 17.5 hours into the installation. It's not always a quick process but what a difference it makes.
Nothing transforms or elevates a space like trim. I really believe to get the best result in decorating , the way I like to , is to start with beautiful bones. I think that rooms should be beautiful empty, you will start off the decorating process ahead of the game and get a better layered and finished end result.
Varied panels add interest to a blank bit of wall and create a feature.
My stair wainscoting.