Friday, October 31, 2008
Have a great weekend!
Edited to add: I have now changed it to a photo of my house taken just today!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Here is what I have seen in the last couple of days that I covet:
This could be the brown toile shower curtain I've been looking for...except for the price!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Now for the Horror Story of the fireplace. Many of you have probably already spotted it. When I was finally finished with all the brick, I taped off the sides and top to give the mouldings a nice fresh coat of paint. I used new blue tape ( Shurtape, not 3M) and when I removed it just hours later, it pulled off all the gold wall paint. Never fear, I had almost a gallon left so off to the basement I trudged, opened the can, stirred like crazy only to find that whatever binder Benjamin Moore uses does not last for 6 years, darn! I put some on the wall anyway and all it did was dribble. So off to the paint store where they don't have samples in this color ( it is 6 years old, OK,OK), so I have to have a quart mixed ( from the label on the can's lid) and pay $17. Remember this was supposed to be basically a free project!! I ran home and used less than 2 Tablespoons aka one ounce of paint on the white stripes. I went out for an hour to give it a chance to dry and hopefully darken. No!!! See those goobers on the wall, now the whole room has to be repainted , which it *does* need, but I don't have the energy or $$ to do it right now!
End of Horror Story and I am over it now.
On Sunday October 26, tomorrow as I write this, please go over to Rabbit Run Cottage and wish our dear,sweet friend Susie Q a Happy Birthday. Apparently she is throwing herself a party! tell her I sent you.
Thanks for the kudos; I love you all.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Eight, count 'em 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 hours and about 3/4 gallon of primer. Yes, I would love to beef up the mantel and have a surround built, but the fireplace is not flat, but is stepped and therefore I need to have something custom designed and built. Not happening until the housing market comes back. But I digress somewhat. Ignore the white inside the firebox on the right. Don't know what I was thinking, must have been an ADD moment. I will repaint those with a lovely soot color.
Nooks and crannies. Great in English Muffins. Horrible in brick. There must be about an acre of surface area in this fireplace.
Tired and bored!
Short, sweet and to the point...........
God made women because men are like a fine wine. They start out as grapes and it's up to women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
There now, doesn't that just touch your heart!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
An interview with World renowned health expert, Dr. Ima Numskull......
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Bad picture, I know. I should have run it through PhotoShop to lighten and brighten, but I am being lazy! The hearth is raised with a brick border around slate.
Here is the ugly brick. It's pre-formed from some kind of colored concrete. Nasty texture, not bricklike.
Maybe a first cousin to Lava Rock!! I have no money for a new mantel or new surround of any sort. No one seems to be buying houses these days? Why not?? So, do I paint the bricks white? What about the slate? I've wondered about watering down some terra cotta paint( from my Dining Room) and some of the gold paint( from the Living Room) and maybe trying some sponge glazing/ dabbing/ daubing technique to soften the colors.
Opinions please....you know you have them, lol.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
- Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it.
- Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the
- Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
- Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of carpets.
- Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.
- Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' and get their answer when a little
- voice says, 'Because I love you best.'
- Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or
- years or grade...It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to
- The Images of Mother
- 4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
- 8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
- 12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
- 14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either .
- 16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
- 18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
- 25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it.
- 35 Y EARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom' s opinion.
- 45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
- 65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.
- The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that
- she carries, or the way she combs her hair ... The beauty of a woman
- must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart,
- the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial
- mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul ... It is the
- caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the
- beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!
- Please send this to 5 women today in celebration of Women's History
- If you don't, nothing bad will happen, but if you do, something good
- will: you will boost a Mother's spirits.