Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This year we added cushions to the benches and blue and white throw pillows that match them on the chaise lounges. The arborvitae hedge that was just tiny when we planted it has gotten to 10' tall in some places and provides nice privacy for the garden.
Here is a close up of the cushion and a picture of the blue and white garden seat that we got from Pier l on Tickled Pink and Greens recommendation. She did a post on them a couple weeks ago so we finally got around to checking them out on Friday and really liked them. While there we also picked up the cushions, throw pillows and the pieces below.
This elephant with the fake plant on top is really heavy so we are hoping it does not get blown over by the wind like the pieces we had out here last year. The piece on the bottom shelf will have to get carried in to the house if the weather gets bad but for now it balances out the setting.
This row of lilac trees is just about to bloom fully but even now the smell fills this whole corner of the garden.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our garden.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Any way, what will be will be ~ Thank you again Rhoda for your generous give-away, I'm so excited to be one of the winners. This is the first time that I have won and now that I know how it works I think it is about time to have one here at Life At Home so stay tuned........
Friday, May 23, 2008
Hope you enjoy this Memorial Day weekend as we remember all of those who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. We are so grateful for all they have done. To those of you in the rest of the world that visit here I thank you for stopping by and hope you have a good weekend too.
Monday, May 19, 2008
The rest of the week I'll work on detail cleaning all the rest of the junk, I mean accessories, that are in here.
I hope every one had a good weekend. It was pretty cold around here but the rain held off for the most part. John played in a golf outing yesterday which gave me a good opportunity to get all the bedding washed. He gets a little nervous when he sees semi damp things strung all over the stair way railing as they finish drying ~ Best to do it when he is otherwise occupied ~
Have a good Monday and stop by for a chat if you get a minute. I'll try and get around to visit every one this week.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
These next two pictures also show white cabinets with paneling and a lot of detail. They have the little lamps mounted on the mirrors too. I really like that look
Both of these bathrooms are pretty grand but have some ideas I would not mind using in our bathroom if I ever get around to it.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
There is so much wasted space.....I mean room ~ in here that when arranging the living room furniture from the old house in this houses tiny living room, my little pink ribbon love seat ended up in here. It has really ended up working out well for the Mom's to sit on while the Grand's are swimming, but why oh why would they have not made the living room bigger and the bathroom smaller?
Any way, if any one has any ideas about how to decorate a bathroom with orange cabinets and beige and orange tiles to look like a little cottage retreat I would love to hear them.
Back to Flying in the main bathroom...............
Monday, May 12, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Hunt Country Style is good and will probably go to Sarah for her birthday. Don't you just love giving books for presents? You get to read them then share 'em ;) Sarah's house is gorgeous and decorated very beautifully using the Hunt theme. Hopefully, one of these days she will let me photograph it and let me post it on here for all of you.
These are two of the three GRITS (Girl's Raised In The South) books that I have been reading. Even though I live in the Mid-West I get a kick out of GRITS humor, hospitality, manners, and big hair and these cute little books do not disappoint. I think I left the third one at the guest house a couple weeks ago.
I hope every one is having a good week and enjoying spring where ever you are~
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Well, the guest house is finished and it is time to move on to the next project but before that I though I would post these pictures from Dana's blog to contrast the before and after. You did a great job sweetie! ~Plus the kitchen island~
This is the guest house close to the beginning.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Mom & Dad's house will be open as the Hospitality House where they will be serving refreshments to the house walkers. They are always generous when asked to help out by sharing their home with the community.
The guest house is pretty well finished now so I think they will be able to share that too. Dana has posted updated pictures of it on her blog if you want to take a look at it.
Like I said we are having a good time here helping Bernie and Cathy put some finishing touches on their new home here in Aurora, Colorado which is at the foot hills of the Rockie's, due east of Denver. Yesterday John helped build the sandbox and I weeded the huge center island that is in the middle of the circle driveway that had not been tended to in years. Though hard work, very fun discovering the numerous perennials and herbs that had flourished there years ago.
Today was an early morning of trying to get my hands in shape for church. A good soaking and a fresh coat of polish seem to be doing the trick. Time to go finish pressing the First Communion clothes and get ready for the service.
Hope every one in MP and every where enjoy this beautiful day that the Lord has made. I will miss the house walk and the chicken bar-b-q but will look forward to details of the day.
Much love and God bless,
Friday, May 02, 2008
Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Aidan is a ball of energy and it is almost impossible to get a picture of this little guy who is always in motion.
This celebration was more than sweet because of everything that has happened this year. I praise God for bring Aaron back to us. He is doing so well. His eyes miraculously seem to be healing themselves. We had planned on going to a sight clinic in Boston but have decided to hold off because his eyes are improving so much on their own. Aaron is getting stronger all the time. He is back to working full time, driving and most of all enjoying life with his family. His golf game still needs a bit of work ;)