I'm looking forward to after shot of this with a lush green lawn , because this dirt is making me crazy , the house is getting pretty dirty inside with two dogs tracking it all in with them . The kids are longing for a trampoline so badly ....considering it !!! I know they are ugly but wouldn't that we so fun for them ...?
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
This is the sofa I am considering for this living room. It is a new Ikea sofa called Harnosand , I think it is just great, I should probably go see it in person of course. I have lots of Ikea upholstered pieces and love them , but it is time for some new. The chaise would work better on the right and it is moveable so its perfect. Maybe Ikea would like to let me give them a go????? of course it is slipcovered, a must in our house,
Normally I wouldn't choose matching chairs but these just look so very comfy.
Bookcases like this please. Slowly but surely things move forward.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I tried the mosaic tile for the surround and it fit into the existing space perfectly , only a small handful of cuts. I started by installing the corner tiles , its a herringbone pattern for the corners only , my favourite.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
So that's what has been going on around here , a few steps forward most of the time.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
I may become a bath girl after all , I'm still shopping for the right tv for the bathroom. We may have a tv problem...? nah we like our tv's , LED all the way.
Hopefully grass and grading tomorrow , they are toying with me.
Edit , here are some clear morning shots of the bathroom, not that you asked...lol
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
We once again went with a Luau theme, I am a winter baby so how much do I love a summer birthday? so much!
We placed the chalkboard on the front porch to welcome our guests, this is always an easy touch.
I loved this simple icing style. Just smooth out the icing and then drag a off set spatula around the sides while spinning the cake, so simple and pretty.
I remembered I had a bunch of curtain rings that hadn't fit a rod , I used them to hang the streamers from the chandelier , this made for an easy installation. I just used a stapler to attach the streamers to the walls. Just two little pin holes were left behind.
The one thing about having both birthdays back to back is that I get a nice long break before we have to do this again . At least next year we will have a backyard to enjoy.
Oh I should mention one of the games I came up with for the younger girls. It was a balloon scavenger hunt. We happen to have a pond across the road from our house so we ( my husband ) filled about 50 or so water balloons and Sophie and I wrote random numbers onto the water balloons. We placed the balloons all around the pond not too far off the path . We gave each child a bucket to gather the balloons with. We sent them off to find as many balloons as they could . Who ever had the largest number won a prize. You could do this game anywhere really , I would suggest outdoors.
I found a local bakery that was able to print out a a photo of Mason's favourite boy band. Marshmallow paper , not to yummy , I'm just saying.
They told me landscapers are on site today .... I'm still waiting .I am thinking positively that we will have grass within the nest couple of days, we are ready to water some grass...