Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just for laughs

  1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car w/ sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.
  2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice
  3. Every time someone ask you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
  4. Encourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair dancing.
  5. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it" IN '.
  6. Develop an unnatural fear of staplers.
  7. Put decaf in the coffee maker for three weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addiction, switch to espresso.
  8. Reply to everything someone says with, " That's what you think".
  9. Adjust the tint on your monitor so that the brightness level lights the entire work area. Insist to others that you like it that way.
  10. Don't use any punctuation.
  11. Specify that your drive-through order is " to go ".
  12. Sing along at the opera.
  13. Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don't rhyme.
  14. Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Wear them one day after your boss does.
  15. Send an e-mail to the rest of the company to tell them what you are doing. For example, If anyone needs me, I'll be in the bathroom, in stall #3.
  16. When your money comes out of the ATM, scream " I Won! I Won,! 3rd time"!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

From The Lips ...

To The Hips!The temps are in the teens...the oven warms up the house...
can't do much outside... I was bored!
I think that's excuse enough to bake and then eat way too many chocolate chip cookies.
Bon Appetit !

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Less Colonial....

... More Prim.
I knew I wanted to give this room a more primitive look,
and the early hired-man bed I got at a recent auction
was the inspiration I needed.
I couldn't wait to get the painting done, so I could get the decorating started. I'm happy with the results.
On to another project!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

I said I wouldn't....

... but I did.
Paint that is.
Remember this room?
Here it is now.
A darker shade of pale.
I'm going to make a few other changes in this room,
so stay tuned!
( sorry about the blurry photo )



I'm Getting Excited !

I just got the March issue of Country Sampler
and on page four just below the " Editor's Letter"
is an ad announcing Country Sampler's 2010 Home Tour Edition .
It hits the news stands the first week of March!
I'm so excited, I can't wait!
Sometimes it seems like only yesterday and other days like a lifetime
since that day in June 2009, the day
Country Sampler sent Franklin and Esther Schmidt to photograph my home.
I remember asking " what issue will my home be in ? "....
" Most likely in the spring of 2010, around March, the home tour issue, but subject to change"...
Being the impatient sort that I am, they might as well have told me the spring of 2020!
I thought the day would never come but,
it's almost here and it is such an honor to
share my home with the world ,
a home that I hope reflects my passion for decorating.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Offerings

I just added these sweet bunnies
to my selling blog...
stop by and take a look!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

What was I thinking!

As you may recall in an earlier post I mentioned I was thinking of painting.
I wanted to go dark, something in the gray/brown family.
Well, I do want to paint but, I also want to sell our house.
There lies the problem!
After some thought and an episode of HGTV's Designed To Sell,
I remembered the ole' neutral wall rule for selling a home.
Now, I know gray/brown is a neutral...just not as buyer friendly as
my Cafe latte whitish walls!
So, no painting for me....
I guess I'll have to come up with something else to keep me busy!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A good day....

.... to stay in side and bake!
I had two of my grandchildren( my daughters babies)
for the day, after a big breakfast of pancakes and bacon we
decided to make a patch of
peanut butter cookies.
Ethan is adding the eggs. . .
Katie is mixing . . .


How's it look Grandma?




Shaping the dough...
Note: Big brothers watchful eye!




Here, let me show you how it's done.





We used Kisses and Mini Peanut Butter Cups.....






They did a great job....
Yummy!






Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Fresh Start....

...to a new year
and a few changes.
The mild start we had to the
winter is is over and Old Man Winter has finally reared his ugly head.
I'm not a big fan of winter weather. The snow is beautiful , but I hate driving in it.
So, I spend a lot of time indoors once the snow flies and that gives me lots of time to
work on the house. I've been thinking of painting.
Right now all the walls in the house are a color called Cafe Latte.
(I know they look white in pictures)
I'm thinking of going dark! Maybe something in the gray/brown family.
What do you think?
Here are a few shots of some of the changes I've made.




























Sunday, January 3, 2010

Offerings from The Keepingroom...

Is my new selling blog.
I will be offering items from my shop.
Please stop by and take a look.

Baby...

It's cold outside! The current temperature is a whopping 5 degrees....BURRRR!
I'm wearing three pairs of socks, my boot slippers,long john bottoms, sweat pants,
a long sleeve T, and a fleece hoodie.....Yeah, I can still move.... :)
It's a good day for nesting, and that's just what I plan to do.
I'm going to take a hot bath, dress in attire similar to the above mentioned,
dot on a bit of make up, throw my hair up in a clip and feather the nest!



Friday, January 1, 2010

I've spend the last few days slowing taking down the Christmas decorations and making festive piles here and there. I'm happy to report that my last pile has made it safely to the attic.

As for the mess pictured below, well that's the stuff I had the put back in place of the Christmas decorations.
Now, you know it just wouldn't be right to put everything back like it was before...boring!!


So, I popped my favorite Elvis cassette tape into my old stereo......
Yes... Elvis ! ... I love Elvis !... His black leather years were the best....
Suspicious Minds, Kentucky Rain and Memories played while I rearranged, tweaked, vacuumed, mopped, dusted, and sang along.

Right now, the pork is cooking, candles are burning, the washer and dryer are going, I'm blogging and I feel content.

Happy New Year!
Linda*