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September 13, 2014

4 Rooms Done (Warning! a Long Post)

i've been hard at work finishing up my house which, truth be told, is really not "finished" at all.  however, my living room, dining room, kitchen and morning room ARE finished! done, nothing more needed, so i'm a very happy camper.  so, here's the run down....  in pictures.....

this is the OLD living room.  i know, alot of green,
but it works and i did like it

this is how the LIVING ROOM looks now;
i know, still alot of green, but it still works and i still like it.
i switched the couch and loveseat; got curtains; the sun mirror was originally
in the family room as was the table lamp (in the forefront); i took out the
coffee table.  it's now very spacious and i love it!

this is the OLD dining room

this is the NEW dining room; newly painted walls; 
sold the glass table and moved the table from my morning room into
the dining room;  new wall decor

this is the OLD kitchen.
i was NEVER crazy about that paper;  when we bought the house
that paper was supposed to be ONLY in the bathrooms.  to our
surprise it was in the bathrooms AND both the kitchen and morning room.
i got used to it.

i got tired of all the green in my house, so i painted
the trim red; FINALLY painted the walls; and added
hints of red throughout.  i LOVE my red and white

this is the morning room.  i painted it a light green
years ago and decided to keep it to break up all the
white i now have.  

and this is the NEW morning room.  the table (above)
is now in the dining room and i got me a "bistro" table and 
chairs.  i took the rug up to enjoy that gorgeous floor.
(the rollers on the old chairs started to wreck  havoc on
the laminate floors, hence the carpet).

and there ya have it.  4 rooms DONE!  D-O-N-E.  i'm a very happy camper.  oh, the guest bathroom is also done but then, i didn't do anything to it other than buy a new shower curtain.

i know this is a long post and i hope i didn't bore you.  i still  have rooms to complete.  just in case you want to continue reading here's what i have left...

MASTER BATH - pretty much done other than wanting to get valences for the mirrors - which i think i will have to make because i'm not finding anything pre-made that i like.

FAMILY ROOM - again, pretty  much done.  i want new furniture, but that's a ways down the list

MASTER BED - just need to paint my vanity and it'll be complete.  that's NEXT on my list

THE OTHER 2 BEDROOMS - you've all seen pictures of my craft room over the years.  my plan is to move it into my 2d bedroom... which is a tad bigger and faces the front of the house.  right now the 2d bedroom is storage.  i then want to make what's now my craftroom into a small bedroom.  hopefully, i can move things around over the winter.  i didn't paint those 2 rooms because other than me being in my craft room, no one else uses them.  it will, at least, give a place for the kids and grandkids to sleep when they DO come for a stayover.

THE END (so far).  thanks for staying and reading thru this long post.  now?  wadda ya think?

September 10, 2014

Not Much but the days are Speeding By

well, as i haven't posted in 3 days, truth be told, there is NOTHING exciting going on.  lots of errands; lots of back and forth and little things.  enough to make the day go by yet nothing exciting to talk about.

weather has turned cool - yay - tho today it is raining... and raining hard.  we were under high winds and hail advisory all night and, once again, sandwich has not had anything but heavy rains!  i really believe - as i've always said - sandwich is in GOD'S VALLEY!!!!

haven't got any crafting done and my redecorating is just about done in the master bedroom.  just paint my vanity and it will be done.  i picked out some paint swatches trying to match the blue in my throw pillows on my bed.  i think i found the right color... AND i like it.  now to get the paint and just get it done.  will keep you posted on that.

neenah has become a very lazy dog.  she's by my side constantly and follows me around the house.  she doesn't want to play with sydney when she comes over, but the 2 of them enjoy each other's company.  you'd think they were part human LOL.  once i'm off the computer and done with my "chores" and i sit on the couch, neenah then wants to play.  at least she plays with me.  she's sooooo smart and i'm glad i have her.

took a ride to watch jade at cheerleading practice.  was she ever surprised to see me.  i miss her.  she lives close, yet i don't see her often so when i do, we're all happy.

liam is sitting up beautifully and the kids say he doesn't want to crawl, but if you hold his hand, he WILL take a few steps..... and he's only 6 months old.  amber got him a new pair of pj's in an outer space theme and then took this picture......

does that expression say it all or what?  too cute.

he's also the BEST DRESSED KID around (in my opinion) and we hope he'll have a great sense of fashion when he gets older.  don't you agree.....

suspenders and a hat!  i love him in his hats!

well, that's about all the news on this front.  hope your september is going great and thanks much for stopping by.  it's always MY pleasure seeing you.


My Evil Brother Was A Saint…

There were two evil brothers. They were rich and used their money to keep their ways from the public eye. They even attended the same church and looked to be perfect Christians. 

Then, their pastor retired and a new one was hired. Not only could he see right through the brothers' deception, but he also spoke well and true, and the church started to swell in numbers. 

A fundraising campaign was started to build a new assembly. 

All of a sudden, one of the brothers died. The remaining brother sought out the new pastor the day before the funeral and handed him a check for the amount needed to finish paying for the new building. 

"I have only one condition," he said. "At his funeral, you must say my brother was a saint." 

The pastor gave his word and deposited the check. 

The next day at the funeral, the pastor did not hold back. "He was an evil man," he said. "He cheated on his wife and abused his family." After going on in this vein for a small time, he concluded with, "But, compared to his brother, he was a saint."

well said!

September 07, 2014

Spray Paint Queen

most of the major redecorating is done.  now it's accessories.  the small things like pictures, curtains, knick-knacks.  ok.  truth be told, i'm not a fan of knick-knacks and as for pictures, call me vain... i have lots of mirrors on my walls.  i LOVE mirrors.  anyway, i needed a mirror over my vanity and i wanted one for the opposite wall too.  so i trotted off to goodwill and found just what i was looking for..... an oval mirror for over my vanity and a nice round mirror for the opposite wall.  however, the oval mirror was a wreck.  an ugly color wood and scratched up all over.  sooooooooooo, i spray painted it in a glossy brown and thought... hmmmm, this is boring.  so i remembered i had some mirror pieces in my embellishment box that i've had for ages and thought... why not.  i LOVE the results.  what do you think.....

the round mirror for the opposite wall just needed a touch up so i spray painted it in satin nickle.  again, i love it.....

i guess i've now earned the title of SPRAY PAINT QUEEN!  don't throw it out, spray paint it.  believe me, it'll change the whole look.

these 2 mirrors just about finish up my master bedroom.  i just want to paint my vanity and that will complete the master bedroom.  i'm still thinking about what color.  as of now, i'm leaning towards a sagey blue.  will keep you posted.

now i'm off to church and then to a jewely party.  the weather is fall like and the house is opened up.  life is good!


Yossi and Janine, an elderly Jewish couple, are sitting together on an aeroplane flying to the Far East. Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning, and this plane will be going down in a few minutes time. The good news is that I can see an island below us that should be able to accommodate our landing. The bad news is that this island appears to be uncharted - I am unable to find it on our maps. So the odds are that we will never be rescued and will have to live on the island for a very long time, if not for the rest of our lives."Yossi turns to Janine and asks, "Janine, dear, did we turn off the oven?" and Janine replies, "Of course." 

"Janine, are our life insurance policies paid up?" 

"Of course." 

"Janine, did we pay our pledge for the synagogue appeal?" 

"Oh my God, I forgot to send off the cheque." 

"Thank Heaven! They'll find us for sure!"

happy sunday!

September 04, 2014

the NEW bath

so, i've done the master bathroom.  it was painted white and i have so much oak in there i decided to paint my vanity and mirror dark brown.  i used the same paint that was used on my family room wall.  the paint guy at home depot said i DID NOT have to use wood paint because i was using Behr Premium One Coat.  i love that paint.

the mirror was the hard part because i had to tape around everything, plus there was a brass strip imbedded in the oak which meant i had to sandpaper the entire mirror.  i think the dark brown makes the mirror look longer (which you can't see in the picture).  i've wanted to do olive green accessories but some people think i should do yellow.  i'm NOT a fan of yellow.  i'm thinking a rust with the olive green.  if i don't like it.... there's ALWAYS spray paint!

anyway, here's the before and after of the bathroom.....

this is the OLD bathroom 

this is the NEW bathroom

i spray painted the original (brass) hardware in satin nickel!  i'm loving it!  i decided to keep the cabinet on the wall in oak.  to do it brown would make that side of the room very dark and heavy looking.  now to the accessories!


Adam's Rib

In Sunday School, they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially interested when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs.

Later in the week, his mother noticed him lying down as if he were ill, and said, "Johnny, what is the matter?"

Little Johnny responded, "I have a pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife."

gotta love kids!!!