Friday, July 30, 2010




I spent the morning at the raspberry u-pick.  The biting black flies got to pick too, as much blood as they wanted.  My arms look like pin cushions but it was so worth it.  Aren’t they mouth watering?


basket of raspberries.jpeg 

Now to figure out what to do with them.  Make them into jam, do some baking or eat them as is.  Maybe a bit of all three!!


Friday, July 23, 2010

A Diamond In The Rough

There is so much work that goes into fixing up a century home. When I look around and think about it, it is almost overwhelming. But there are so many neat things about owning a century home. Here are a few that we have found in our place:

Neat old wood floors that look like this:

But can be turned into this:

And even this:
From neat old door knobs (which are all over the house and use those cool old keys):

To pretty antique light fixtures:

We were lucky enough to acquire some antique furniture with the house (along with a lot of not-so-wanted items, more on that later). There are several antique stores around and it is fun to look and find things that fit with our old home.

We saw this and just knew it had to be ours (this used to be a pig farm):

Isn't it cute? It's a little worse for wear with a fair amount of rust but I just love it and think it fits right in here!

There are so many gems to be found, I look forward to sharing more, as I find them!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Renovatons Begin!

Currently, my days are filled with this:

Lots more stripping of wallpaper to go but above is one section that is re-papered. That had to be done to install the heat pump that also provides AC in the summer, much needed AC! No lazy summer days here although we did manage to spend one day at the beach. More house pictures to come!

I know it is time for an update but....

I'm going to be redesigning this space first. It will be going through some changes and will have some kinks to be worked out (kind of like me these days). Just ignore all the craziness for the next few days and hopefully soon this blog will be ready to go again! Let the fun begin!