Monday, June 27, 2011


My husband and I installed our Martha Stuart closet system and it is so pretty. I am getting 3 times the space I currently have and let's just say I am doing the happy dance. My husband and I won't be be smooshing and squeezing anymore. There is lots of space for sheets, pillows, suitcases and anything else we want to store in there. I even have a desk to do my make-up and hair at. I could go on and on. The funny part is that we really are downsizing. I like this part of downsizing.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Dancing Brush

My dear friend took me today to paint a cup at The Dancing Brush in Poulsbo, WA. It was so fun! They will fire it in the kiln and mail it to me in about a week. I hope it turns out Ll bright and pretty so I can use it for my coffee e every morning and think of the lovely time I had.

Yikes !

That is one job I would never want, hanging from a rope cleaning windows 20 stories above the sidewalk.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Unending weeds

I started weeding my front flower bed and 8 bags later I am so hot and sweaty I think I will have to stop mostly because I am afraid to burn but I think for a non-gardener I have done enough for the day,whew. This is really going to take While to get everything looking good. I am praying to suddenly develop a love of gardening. It could happen, right?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kitchen cabinets

Well, most of the kitchen cabinets are painted and hung. I put beadboard wallpaper in the center and I think it worked great. Now I need to have someone level and adjust Ll the cabinets so they hang straight. My next project is to paint the window trim and walls. I guess I had better get going.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Matching Silverware

Ever since we have had kids, we have not had matching silverware. It has been a mish-mash of whatever I could find. So, I decided it was time to have some I love because I can pretty much guarantee that they won't be thrown away or stuffed under a bed or hidden in a closet somewhere anymore. Oh such loveliness!