Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Trick or Treat

We had our trick or treat day today instead of on Halloween. It was cold and it started raining so we didn't last until the end.Oh well, the kids had fun though!!!!!! Here are some of our photos!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Homemade Taffy apples!!!!

We made the BEST taffy apples ever!!!!! First we searched everywhere for carmel to buy for this project.We finally found some at Walmart( the kind that comes in little wrapped pieces).My husband had bought some carmel dip so we thought we would mix that in. We gathered our supplies:carmel,apples,popsicle sticks,spinkles,cashews,and candy bars. We first crushed up the candy and nuts and then I preheated carmel in microwave then put the carmel in a crockpot to melt.We combined the two caramels in the crockpot and it turned out the perfect consistency. Now the fun part,dipping the apple and adding whatever you want!!!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Can of worms!!!!

A week ago I bought a very cool(electric) wall fireplace to go in our main bathroom. It is soooo cold in there in winter so I bought this to add some heat and also it looks very cool!!!! I asked my husband to add an outlet for the fireplace to plug into. Trent being Trent wanted to add a two by four to the wall to make sure when we mounted the fireplace it would be secure!!!! We have bead board paneling in there ( installed by the previous owner) so hubby proceeds to remove a panel and was shocked at what he saw!!! There was old wiring taped together really badly.We have rewired the whole house but hadn't done the bathroom. So basically he ripped out most of the wall and we had to rewire the bathroom . It was a really stressful job(not to mention messy)This was a family affair .We had one of the boys in the attic with dad and we face timed( using the IPhone) when we needed to communicate . It was three days of work to get this complete, Today I am repainting the walls and cleaning up the mess so we can reinstall the sink. Now the only things left in that bathroom is to re-tile (I want subway tile on two small walls) and add the tin ceiling tile to cover the ugly popcorn ceiling!!!! The whole family joked with me that my little outlet project opened a can of worms.I had texted my hubby the day the fireplace was delivered ....FYI ,I bought a fireplace and it was delivered today!!!! So I also kept hearing jokingly.....FYI,I bought a fireplace today,LOL!!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011


This is my first official photo with this app. Still trying to figure it out but it looks cool!!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kitchen apothecary

So I mentioned I am organizing our house (lately the kitchen) and I was lucky to have been given a huge cubby storage shelf. In its former life it was in some mans garage . A friend of ours bought it at a yard sale and had it in her basement for a long time. She was over and we were talking about my storage (lack of) issue. She mentioned this shelf /cubbie thing and asked if I was interested. Of course I said yes (sight unseen) so when I went to pick it up it was love at first sight!!!!! I knew what I was going to do right away. I went to Hobby Lobby to buy some enamel numbers I spotted there before (I just needed the perfect project for them). This was the project!!!! I wanted an apothecary shelf. I always wanted one . I actually have envisioned one day having an herbal/candle store set up like a vintage apothecary. Once I bought the numbers I came home and started hammering away!!! My husband really likes the shelf better since I added the numbers and could see my "vision" for it in the kitchen. So here it is.....

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I know how it is trying to get organized. My hubby and I have spent endless hours looking for items we already own but have misplaced. One of my goals has been to organize my life better. It is challenging to say the least. I am always on the look out for items that will help organize. I was in one of my favorite stores a while ago (Hobby Lobby) and spotted an industrial wall shelf that would work in my kitchen but when I saw the price I didn't buy it. If you go to Hobby Lobby you know they have 50% off days on certain items. So I guess you could say I "stalked" the shelf for a while.I finally brought my hubby with me to the store to show him the shelf and lucky for me it was a 50% off day on that type of item!!!!!! I now have the cool shelf above my vintage stove!!!! I love the locker type wire baskets that are part of it.The wood and metal also go well with our industrial island. We decided to store our spices in the baskets.I also added my collection of blue jars and a vintage scale on top. Now I need to find clear bottles to put the spices in!!!! For now they are in their original plastic containers but still look cute!! Here are photos...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Front porch

Well, I finally completed painting the front porch!!!!! This was quite an accomplishment.For some
reason this seemed like a difficult task. Now I have painted a lot but this seemed very tedious!!!! I think it was just using the same red as outside so I am tired of looking at it(the outside took a year to complete). I do love the color I painted the ceiling.It is the same blue that I painted the bedroom set in my room. Actually, the ceiling was the hardest part to paint. It is a bead board wood and took a lot of elbow grease to paint the groves. I have a few touch ups but for now it is complete. I am still tweaking the accessories that will be out there.(I want to put up a porch swing) I love how it turned out!!!!!

Here are some photos...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Simple pleasures

So I have written about our driveway gate being completed. It is a HUGE accomplishment for us. We had no clue how it was going to be built. Like everything we do in our house we "wing it" and start building!!!!!! It still needs one more hinge but other than that it is complete!!!!! I took some photos of the process. Here they are :