Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Friday, May 28, 2010


We have been busy with work outside in our yard.Our house doesn't have a descent yard.Our garage is located at a weird angle and takes up what at one time was the yard . When we bought the house we didn't mind not having a yard since we are only a few blocks from Lake Michigan. Fast forward five years and now we wish we had more land.We had talked about making raised beds behind our garage and finally got around to doing it!!!!!Trent made the garden beds and then we went to Menards and bought over 2000 lbs.of dirt.My van was practically touching the ground on the way home.Then we had to carry these bags of dirt to the back of the garage.I am still recouping from that!!! LOL .This weekend I need to buy mulch and put it around the raised beds.I am also starting to scrape one side of the garage since we need to paint it. I decided to paint one of our original doors that lead to our side yard.I have been leaving the door open and I thought it needed a new look.I painted it a blue that I had used before. I love it !!!! It is so cheerful now!!! Here is a photo of the door.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dining room mantel

I moved my antique mantel again!!! It was in my bedroom before but I thought the dining room wall needed some bling!!!! I really love it here for now.You never know where my mantel will appear next!!! LOL!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Good Feng Shui

Well we finally replaced a few broken windows( actually we ended up removing them a while ago).It looked so bad for so long.It was one of those things that was a small project that was overlooked for about two years.All my books on feng shui say to fix anything broken in your home!!!!! The fact that it was on our front porch and you could see the missing windows always made me cringe!!!!!!That and when I locked my enclosed porch door people would stick their arm through the space that didn't have windows and let themselves in. Not good!!!!!!!So finally we ordered the glass windows and we put them in.Such a small project that makes a world of difference!!!!!!I will put up photos later Blogger won't let me upload any!!!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Rainy Day

Today is a dark cold rainy day here in Wisconsin.I had to turn on my little space heater in my bedroom. It is a perfect day to stay in bed and browse all my favorite blogs!!!!! I usually start my day with a cup of coffee and look up my emails ,browse the blogs, then I get inspired to clean my house!!!!! My boys are eating their breakfast now and will start their school work next.I let them sleep in today since it is dark and gloomy and it's Friday!!!!! I am excited for the weekend!!!!!! Last weekend we were busy with tidying up the outside of our house.We had an inspection from neighborhood services .They basically pick different neighborhoods to inspect the properties and this was the first time we had our neighborhood done since we have lived here.It has been five years now. My husband and I arrived home from running errands just in time to see the inspector at our property!!!!! Basically she pointed out some "issues" with the railing in front of the house but she mostly said we needed to paint our house. We really haven't done much outside so it wasn't a surprise.We are just glad they didn't say we needed a new roof!!!!!
Now we need to decide if we will paint the entire house or look into putting on siding.Either way we will have to hire someone since our house is not easy to paint.It would be a very big project!!!!! Then of course we need to decide what color!!!!! It is painted white now but I have always thought our house would look cool painted barn red.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Hi!!!! I have been busy wrapping the end of the school year up with the kids.I can't wait for a summer break.I have many mini projects in the works!!!! Also a huge project!!!!! The weather here in Wisconsin has been flipping back and forth between warm and cold. I haven't started planting any flowers because of this .I am hopeful I can start soon!!! We have a lot to do on the outside of our house and this is the year it will get done!!!!