Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Morn 2012- Mr. G & Me

Thank-you Mr. G for a Wonderful Christmas Morning!

And for Breakfast, perhaps a new tradition.....
Eggs A-La-Goldenrod
A recipe created by Mr. G's Mother:
Hard boiled egg whites mixed into country style gravy which is ladled over crispy toast and topped with the crumbled egg yoke.

I hope everyone that celebrates Christmas had a wonderful time with Friends and Loved Ones.

Thanks to:
Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photos


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Outdoor Decor: Christmas- 2012

Running late!  Only a week left and I don't even have my tree up today!  Just busy getting some business done. Decided to show what little I have done outside.

I had been hoping for some real greenery for my door.  When the concrete guys had to trim the bush to pour concrete at my rental property, I grabbed the green stuff and put it in the car.  Guys thought I was nuts.  I used it on the door and put left over pieces in the pot (Hwy 127 yard sale grabs last summer).  The galvanized bucket on the chair, was sitting on the street a couple of weeks ago 4 houses up from me.  Perfectly good can????
Here is why I've been delaying.  One doesn't want to string lights outside when someone is going to be working on your house.  

I've been waiting almost a week for a new roof.
First we had frost each morning that just wouldn't go away, and then today rain!
I'll share the excuse for not having indoor decorations done, later.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wordless Wednesday #37~Traveling Dinner Season

 A few years ago, had this been me, I probably would have used grass string.

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Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photos


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Zumbrota Covered Bridge

    Our impromtu trip to the Mall of America via Des Moines, IA a few weeks ago, led us to Zumbrota, MN for the night.  We stayed there partly because we knew there was a covered bridge close by, (If you followed this blog last summer, you know our infatuation with covered bridges.) and the other reason being it was getting late and cold and we were very tired.  
    So the next morning the first thing we did was check out the covered bridge located in town.
These photos were taken by Mr. G.  these photos are untouched.  It was a foggy, drizzly, cold morning.

 Notice the windows.  Looks like light shining through them, when in fact, Mr. G. said they were very deep and painted white inside.  This made for very interesting photography as you can see below.

Thanks to:
Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photos

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ribbon Storage

Recently a great friend sent me a LARGE box of ribbon she didn't need anymore.  I was overwhelmed with the amount of ribbon she sent me.
Thank-YOU dear friend.

I needed to store the ribbon so I could readily see what was available. It's unbelievable, but I didn't have any more drawer space in my sewing room.  So here is my solution for now.  HANGERS!

....and not only did she send me ribbon, but she sent me this "Mother Lode of Fabric."  How lucky am I?

You'll find this post at several Linky Parties. Please check them out for some great ideas.
GIMP for cropping & other digital effects
 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday #34~Gatlinburg View

@ Gatlinburg, TN- couple years ago
Good times with friends.

Thanks to:
Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photos
GIMP for cropping 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bed Time ~ BD & AD

Before Decorating and After Decorating........Sharing at several Linky Parties.

In the beginning- the carpet could just about turn your stomach, and some of it was on the walls as well.
Empty rooms can be deceiving.  So I measured and taped off the amount of space needed for a king size bed and a walk-in closet (in the foreground).
 Old closet removed.  Thanks to Mr. G.  He also replaced the molding around the old closet casing.
I did the painting with "oops" paint.  
So it cost less than $10 to paint this room. btw, the green/brown color is Martha Stuart Paint. 
  I notice now, it's hard to find "oops" paint.  Either folks have caught on or it's not being sold?
The bed (below) fit just like the tape said it would.
Found a shutter @ Peddler's Mall with a couple of slats missing.
Tried weaving fabric, lived with it about a month and took it out.
Right now, it's just plain and simple.

I have a fire place mantel that I picked up @ a yard sale last year for $5 (I think).  It's waiting in the garage for me to decide how I want to finish it, or leave it as is and most importantly, how to hang it.

Thanks to-
GIMP for cropping & other digital effects
 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo
PicMonkey creating collages used on this page

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday #33~ Mall of America

@ Bloomington, MN
While some ladies I know would have been in heaven in this place, it was the opposite for me since I do not like shopping in malls.  It was like 3 malls stacked on top of each other with an indoor amusement park in the center.   I did enjoy just getting to see the place and take some pictures to say, "I've been there!"

Thanks to:
Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photos
GIMP for cropping