Summer Changes – Part 2, Stubborn takes over

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Ever have a life change that modified everything you did? We all get accustomed to where we are in life. There’s comfort in routine it seems. So when change is forced upon you against your will, anxiety, depression and dread can most certainly kick in. And this is how 2009 started for me. Summer Changes […]

SNS #36 brings you – old doors

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Intro Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #36! If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the themed link! Check below for this weekend’s theme. Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend to join! I LOVE to highlight […]

Summer changes – Part 1, The campsite shuffle.

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Over the last few years, we’ve been blessed with a wonderful summertime lifestyle. We’d take our trailer and leave it at a local lake resort ALL. SEASON. LONG. (April to October) For many years, this simply became our summer home and neighborhood. As each weekend approached, we’d pack up some clean clothes, stop on the […]

How to plant low cost, low upkeep ‘forever flowering flowerbeds’

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How to plant low cost, low upkeep ‘forever flowering flowerbeds’ Don’t you just adore English style gardens? A few years back, whenever I went to my gardening brother and sis-in-law’s place, the first thing I always wanted to do was look at their English styled garden borders around the perimeter of their backyard. Once upon […]

Why I decorate like I do

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I think where we came from can have alot to do with who we are today. This is a little shed I pass nearly every day in someone’s field. When I come across images such as this, I feel comfort. And I don’t think it’s JUST because of that wonderful worn red patina and gorgeous […]

SNS #35 brings you – old gates & "Gitter Done" date

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Intro Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #34! If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the themed link! Check below for this weekend’s theme. Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend to join! I LOVE to highlight […]

Compost gardening – a brown thumb’s dream.

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For those of you that don’t yet have a compost, you may want one after reading this. 🙂 The pumpkin story At the local pumpkin farm Back in the day at my last home, we had a big ‘ol pile of horse and hay ‘compost’ from mucking out the stalls. My then very young son […]

Bad computers go bye bye in 2 weeks.

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Dear not so dear computers, I’m so done with you and your shoddy ways. I don’t get you. You tease me by eating well and working out one moment, and then call in sick the next. With no doctor’s note.  NERVE! Am I seeing double or did I have to try yet another new crappy […]

Funky bird homes

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 What is it about birdhouses? Why do we love them so and gravitate towards collecting them? They look great grouped together on posts, ladders,   and even buried in oceans of lush greenery. Needing actual trees for birdhouses is a notion from the past. They can be anywhere. All it took here is having a […]

"Gitter Done!" – volume 1

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Welcome to “Gitter Done!” – volume 1! I gave you permission HERE to walk away from the computer to get some overdue DIY or non DIY tasks done and over with so you could blog allll about it. Get your work done, then blog about it. Doesn’t get much better than that. 🙂 I can’t […]