Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Halloween Decorations

I was a tad slow at
getting out the Halloween
stuff this year.

But its done!

I painted this a couple
of years ago to sat
on my desk at work
to put candy in.

Course it is sitting around the
house since there is
no desk this year...
I purchased these at Target
last year for my office.
I added the ribbon.

Could not sleep last night so...

I love this.

Here are a few things I
painted a few weeks ago.
I love scrape wood!!!

Painted this a couple months
Love it on my door.
My favorite piece.

No where to stick the witch
hat, so  just threw it
on the lamp.

Now the outside stuff.

New piece I picked up
at Wally World.

This is the only pic
I took of the ghost with the
I actually have another
one this size and a larger

Now one of my biggest
fears is spiders...
Rubber and plastic
ones I can handle.

Hanging on my door knob.
I actually cross stitched
this in the 90's.
Always hung on my computer.

The porch!

Thanks for stopping in,

Monday, October 17, 2016

Oakley - The Baby

black lab
baby of the bunch.

Oakley is a handful. He loves
to go every chance he gets.
And he is not moving to the back.

He loves the pond and never
thinks twice about the fish.
Or them of him.

Oakley is
he is out the door every time it
But the only issue I have with him
is that you can go to let the
other dogs in and he will
lay there looking at you.
You call him to come and he
just looks.
And yes, as soon as the door closes
and you go sit down,
he scratches to get in....
pardon me, he hits
the door like a truck.

But he is a sweetie.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016


Was blogging on the dogs
I sit for at my brothers house
but got side tracked with the
last blog and the work
on the house.

But this is the 3rd dog...

Maggie is a rescue dog.
Maggie's master was killed
changing a tire and the car
fell on him.

Maggie was hauled off to
a pound. My sis in law
Lori made many calls and fought
hard to get "custody" of

Not sure of her age but she does
have a hearing issue.
She is loner.
The bigger dogs, although the
excepted her into the home
with no issues,
she is intimated by
the other dogs. I think
it has to do with the size of
the others....along
with the fact that they move
Maggie does not.

She is a sweetie.
She will come over for a pat
on the head or if you have
you legs crossed she
will walk under them to
scratch her back.

She loves the couch.
Loves to lay on her
back with the legs in the

She also enjoys going for a ride.

Like the labs, she will
venture off into the pond.

Shake it off Maggie.

Thanks for stopping in,

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Pantry / Storage Area


Getting things done around the
house that should have
been done years

I had the deck
screened in...
which I LOVE.

Next was to rework
a storage area on the
This has always been a
sore spot with me for
years. The door to the
storage area was hung to open
inside the area giving you
about 12 inches of real storage.

This area backed up to the
side of the pantry inside
the house. I decided I just
needed to have the two spaces
opened up and made into one.

Here is the entry area to
the storage area with the
door removed.

This is the wall that the storage
area backs up too, the inside
of the pantry.

The best handy man around
cutting into the pantry from
the storage area.

And look, he has already framed
out the door way.

Here in the pantry Jimmy has
already remove the supports
for the shelves so that he
can cut the opening.

And here comes the blade.

Standing in my pantry looking
into my new storage area in
the house.

And this is where the outside door
Amazing the storage space
I now have.

Saturday I painted.

Course the creative side
of me had to mark the areas
for picture purposes only!!

This is the other side of the pantry.

Painting done. cutting a door between
the two units I was not able
to use the same shelving.
The back wall had 10 inch
wide shelves but with the
door now there I had to
make those back shelves 8 inches

That meant new wood, my saw and
some work!

First shelf up.

The rest of the shelves on the back
wall up and ready.

Now the side shelves.

To connect the two
I used these.

Yep....they hold!!!

I still had a floor that
needed flooring.

I had to match the new flooring to
what I have in the pantry and
and kitchen. I matched as close
as I could.

this is it.
and this is what I have in the pantry...

Close but not a match .....but once
I put a wooden threshold
between the two rooms at the door
no one will know!

I am so happy with this new space,
happy with what Jimmy did,
happy with what I did.
I can't wait to get things
moved back in the pantry
and into the storage area.

Thanks for stopping in,