Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hello Lover!

Would you all like to meet my new lover? Well, let me tell you a little about him, he's smooth, dependable and always on time. Are curious? Would like to know his name? His name is none other than Frigidaire, when he moved in he brought two of his best friends, their names are; Fridge and DW, Fridge is every so cool and DW is a little under the weather right now but I'm sure when his new part gets here he will be just as lovely as his friends.

Enough with the Sex in the City innuendos and on to the real stuff, I love my new appliances!!! The stove is amazing and the fridge, oh the fridge. The dishwasher was a special purchase, it was originally $548, Lowe's had marked it down to $300 with all warranties in tack to move it because a valve was bad, I jumped on the chance to have the DW I wanted at the price I could afford, but the bad news is I have to wait another week for the part to arrive and be installed. Let me tell you a little something about myself, I HATE TO HAND WASH DISHES!!! But I know when the new DW is up and running I will appreciate how easy cleaning the kitchen will be. I was so happy when the delivery truck pulled away with my old stove in the back of it, I tipped the drivers, waved goodbye and I haven't looked back.

I hope that everyone is having a great week and thank you to all the bloggers who have stopped by, I enjoy reading the comments and get so excited when I see someone has visited.

Take Care,

Thursday, August 21, 2008

1st Day of School

This has been one of the busiest weeks that we've had in a long time, the boys started school yesterday and my classes started on Monday. We are going to be one busy family this semester my oldest son started 4th grade, which is going to be a major change from 3rd. My youngest son started 2nd grade and I'm taking 12 credit hours. I broke a tooth on Tuesday while out of town shopping for school supplies, needless to say yesterday was spent in the dentist chair and I came out with the news that I need 6 crowns and 2 fillings. Lowe's was supposed to be here this morning to deliver my new appliances but they have called to say that it will be noon before they will be here, this is a good thing because I didn't get anything done yesterday. I hope that everyone has a good day and I will post pictures of my new appliances later. Sorry for the rant, I'll be happier when my new stuff gets here, LOL, providing that I can clean my house that fast!

Take Care


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fresh Veggies

One of my favorite things is fresh veggies from the garden and my dear neighbor & friend shared with me her recipe for freezer corn. I made a batch last night to try and it is great, I will be at the farmer's market today to get more! She is also going to teach me how to can tomatoes, yummy! I'm so thankful that we live on this little country road, we have great neighbors, peace and quiet.
Freezer Corn:
5 cups of fresh-- corn cut off the cob
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of butter
1 tsp salt
3 tsp sugar
Boil for 5 minutes, then cool completely and place in freezer bags and freeze. To reheat, thaw completely and cook on stove top.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Window Makeover #2--Playroom

I finished the window treatment for the playroom (once was my dining room, the boys have too many toys, LOL) these were harder than the kitchen for the obvious reason, there was more fabric to work with. Nevertheless, I was able to finish this project in about 8 hours that includes lining the fabric, making the window seat cushion, making the throw pillows and hanging them. Total cost was:

Drapery Fabric--$32.64
Checked Fabric--$8.48
Drapery Lining--$15.24
Buttons for seat cushion--$1.00
Total Cost--$66.33

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Screened-In-Porch Sneak Peek

I finally have started decorating the screened-in-porch, yesterday I found this great bird cage at KMart marked down to $12.00, I found the ugly pink cushions at Goodwill for $1.00 each (there are 3 of them), I already had the fabric so I thought I would cover two of the cushions for the porch and save one for the playroom. Take a look and let me know what you think of the colors. Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Window Makeover #1--Kitchen

I'm so excited, I have finished my first ever window treatment and I love it!! I have learned a lot today and I see several mistakes that I will avoid on the next window treatment. In the word's of the Nester, It doesn't have to perfect to be beautiful. I will post more tomorrow on the playroom treatment, I thought that I would start in the kitchen and work my way around the downstairs. The total cost of this project is $9.00 ($1.25 drapery lining, $2.75 Waverly decorator fabric, $5.00 rod). Take care and have a great evening.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Summer Days

My DH had to work all weekend so the boys and I decided to spend all day Sunday by the pool, we went out about 10:30am in the morning and stayed out all day with the exception of eating lunch and taking a little break in the early afternoon. I'm so thankful that we have a pool, it is great exercise and the it passes so much time for the children seeing as there is so little to do in our very small town. I really needed the down time, so I gathered a few of my favorite magazines, my cordless phone and tanning oil (I know, I know) and I was a very relaxed lady. I hope where ever you are that you are having a bright sunny summer day!

Friday, August 1, 2008


I have been a shopping fool this week trying to gather the things that I will need to redo what once was the dining room and will now be known as the game room/playroom. I have found fabric to "mistreat" the window, spray paint to rehab the the furniture and a great rug for $39. The things that need to be done in the room are:

change the light fixture

paint the furniture

make a mistreatment for the window

make a seat cushion and pillows for the window seat

find a new place to store ebay things (YIKES)

I will post pictures of the transformation and in all fairness I am posting a before picture today, keep in mind that I have cleaned the room out since the photo was taken on Tuesday. Any suggestions for the room will be greatly appreciated.

Also, I want to say thank you to the Nester, Melissa and Meredith for the advice on my screened in porch, I'm working on it and I will post pictures of the progress soon.

Have a great day!