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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Getting ready for Halloween!

It's been so hectic around here, but good. I'm going to try and make a cake something like this:

Not sure how it will come out, I am by no means a baker! Should be interesting LOL!

Meridian Road: Faux Enameled Tags

I love these and just made a BUNCH! They are not for those who want to 'rush'. But great for those who need a creative, meditative getaway!
Meridian Road: Faux Enameled Tags

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Yep, truly overwhelmed with this reno atm. And frustrated!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Its Graduation Day!

My oldest is Graduating from Nursing School this afternoon!!!
It's been a tough go on her at times, since she had to temporarily move away from family.
But SHE did IT!!!!!

She has followed in my footsteps and I could not be any more proud of her!

Nursing will now receive a dedicated young women, who is NOT pursuing just a 'Paycheck". She is dedicated to making a difference in those under her care. I am so very proud of her.

This day is extremely bittersweet however, as I am unable to attend the Ceremonies. My Physician will not clear me to travel the many hours needed to get there, due to the recent injury of my back. So I am heartbroken. I have never missed ANY event and now I must miss this Milestone. I'm blessed that her father will be doing the photographs.

Enjoy every minute of this Monumental Accomplishment today my darling daughter. I am with you in Loving Spirit.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pic's of the awkward corner, remember that thing?

Wow, we started out with what could possibly be considered "America's Most Frugly, Awkward Kitchen Corner Thingy". It was a hot mess! Filled to the brim with the previous owners "Stuff", and kitchen cabs/drawers that were just uh..wrong! ;)
Well, here is where we are NOW!

Oh yea, there is a TON of work with just this section left to do, but jeez Kurt is working is butt off on numerous projects here at the cottage in-between full-time "Real work" and trying to find time to sleep LOL! We have done this ALL by DIY! And for $85.00~!!.
Granted we still have the Appliances, that consist of 1 stove, 1 hood (no more frugly microwave thingy that is above the stove) 1 Fridge, Floor, Counter-top, Subway tiles (for the backsplash), Double Copper Farmhouse Sink, Copper Faucet with Spray all left to install. Yep it's a bunch but all are here, except for the sink which is on backorder and the stove/hood as well as the fridge (because I'm still waiting on the best deal LOL)....So I'm NOT counting them in as yet.
The $85.00 includes the Copper Drawer Pulls, Sherwin Williams Paint-Cabs are Pro Classic Satin, Ceiling is Pro-Classic Satin, Walls inside Kitchen are Pro-Classic Satin. The outside corner piece is Emerald Matte. The outside walls of the "Corner Piece" were Textured with a "Knock Down Method". All colours were custom mixed whites. Drywall, Drywall mud, Kilz Primer, Rust-oleum hammered Copper Paint (for the Hinges), and sandpaper along with wood glue (for fixing the drawers, and wood to repair parts of the 'headers' and 'door jams'. There are no doors, just openings but Kurt said we needed to tear out and replace some wood there.
So you see? ANYONE can re-invent on practically NO money, a horrifyingly disastrous, wouldn't wanna go there for ANY reason, kitchen, into something wonderful! No matter your age, or work schedule, or anything else for that matter!
Stay tuned for the updates! Next up will be the Subway Tile, which involves removing the 1950-60's Formica will be removed by who? KURT!  aka The Wonderman!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kitchen Cabs and drawers are done!

YAY!! Kurt has installed one set already and should have all of them done this weekend. I can't wait to share the pics with you! It is quite a HUGE difference!! All DIY, and VERY Frugal!! Please ck back for the "Reveal" this weekend!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cottage Style vs the Trendy Mid-Century Style

My 2 cents worth.
Your style is your style, whatever that style may be; to each his/her own.
However, from a "Comfort" point of view? Mid-Century Sofa's, were angular, stiff and not comfortable to 'lounge' on or 'curl up' on, and neither were the chairs. (Yes I am that old, that I remember).
Cottage, on the other hand, epitomizes comfort. Sofa's are 'lounge' worthy, (practically begging to be lounged upon) and chairs are curl up friendly.
Give me "Cottage Comfort" any day, over a Trendy Mid-Century. Just my Non-Trendy View.