Monday, May 30, 2011

Thank You All Who Have Given Us This Wonderful Country To Live In

Hope everyone is having a great 3 day weekend!! It's very warm here today. Missy Pete has spent much of the day in the pool and mom and dad watching from a chair :)

I want to thank all the men and woman who have lost their lives and those who have served/serving our country!! Thinking of my grandfather who served in WWII. Wish I had a picture to share of him in his uniform, but they are all at my mom's.

A very busy week ahead. Headed to Waseca tomorrow to pick up my things, hopefully not many left. Then Wednesday will be spent scurring around preparing for my open house Thursday-Saturday!!

Have a great one!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Way Too Easy

So these have been sitting in my shed for atleast 2 yrs. I brought them over to my garage a few months back. After the whole mowing incident I got inspired to do something good, haha! I did kill the pesky dandelions that have blessed my yard. Very few considering what our yard ususally looks like. Thank you hubby for killing them off last year. Okay back to my trash to treasure. I think these took me 20 mins. What do you think?

It's Just One Of Those Days

I didn't sleep well last nite! The hubby passed on this sinus crap!! Pounding headache, snuffles, congestion and draining, YUCK!!

I have been out doing yard work. I mowed, our house and the empty lot. I was informed at lunch time I didn't put the blade down. Well dammit!!! I'm going back to

Have a great day!! Hope you're having great weather like here in Northern Iowa!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lots to Share - Been Quite Busy

So since we got home last Saturday afternoon, we have been hard at it. I have a picture trail of our journey, haha.
 This is going to be my garden at the shop. We spent all day doing this. The hole in the back will be my garden shed. Also waiting for the posts to settle a bit before we finish my arbor.
 How you are greeted when you come in the door
 Whipped up these screen flower boxes
 A wall vignette
 Gotta love gameboards!
 More of the back wall
 A pillow I've had laid out for years, finally put it together
 Need some kitchen things?!

 More kitchen items
 Uncle Sam, an Olde Homestead Barn pattern
 Another vignette
 My new flower bed in the front yard. Still working on it. Got the rusty flower (can barely see it) along my 100 mile garage sale trip
 My outhouse!! If it'll stop raining, we could get it done!
 Old feed sack pillows. Gotta love the patches
 Another Olde Homestead Barn pattern, still needs a few bells and another star on front
Flag wreath

Have a great day!! Off to finish up a few more things to run up to Waseca MN tomorrow

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Please Say A Prayer

I know tragedy has become a part of our world. This week we had one happen pretty close to home. A little girl, 7 yrs old, was getting on the bus to head to school and was hit and killed. Please say a prayer for her family. It has hit our small communities very hard!!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Off To The 100 Mile Garage Sale

Tomorrow we are off for our first time traveling the 100 mile garage sale. It winds through Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. Can't wait!! My mom is joining us so I'll have extra eyes picking things up for the shop.

It's cloudy and oohhhh so windy today. I started my front yard project last nite, but we ran out of daylight. I thought it was going to rain over nite so I put some flowers in. Also put down grass seed at the shop. Hopefully it doesn't blow away before the rain graces us. Funny, just a week ago, I was tired of the rain!! Oh well, can't win with the weather!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Planting Day

The weather shows that it won't be getting down to freezing, atleast for a week. Let's hope, it's done for the season!! The perennials are going out to new homes. The Clemantis, I see, have started climbing up my house plants already. Time to get them on an arbor at the shop! Hubby promised when he got home, he would get the dirt I need to build up my little burm in the front yard. Then I'll fill it with more junk :)

Have a glorious day!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Getting Ready For June Open House

Thought I would share with you the "mess" I've created at the shop. I've been moving and redecorating everything I can lift and a few things the hubby helped move. Still have lots to do but starting to like the end result!!

Now off to see if I can loose a finger...j/k. I need to go cut some boards for the new stencils I got yesterday :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Cupboard & Auction Finds

We hit the auction this weekend. Didn't get much just a few things. Thought I would share some pics. The cupboard is for me, everything else went to the shop. The cupboard needs a new paint job!!! I had fun tearing off the contact paper too, ugh!! The last picture is what we think came off a really big wardrobe. It's going to become the top to my new counter! 20 bucks isn't bad!!