Sunday, March 8, 2015

Proof I Have Been Busy

When we first moved in our house in 2001, we made one of our bedrooms into an office and another into a guest room. The guest room was painted sky blue because it's previous job was nursery to a baby boy. I like the color blue but I do not like blue painted walls - go figure. We had so much to do in our new house and yard that I decorated around it instead of painting. My sewing area was a corner in the kitchen and half the pantry for storage.

I came to the realization that with my dad gone, we seldom use the guest room. Plus, we have storage issues in the kitchen and really need that pantry storage back. The big push was that we took a piece of furniture out of the dining room, an antique sideboard, and needed it to live in the kitchen so.....unused guest bedroom became sewing/craft room.

Jerry and I had a week off and cleaned out what had now become a junk room, painted, spent way too much time and money at Ikea, then 2 days assembling furniture, then a couple days filling the room back up. Here are the results:

With everything assembled


Early decorating
 

A nighttime shot - you can see my caddy under the work table.
 

The finished project (almost, the cubbies are filled now)
 

My fabric stash out of the kitchen pantry.


Quilts hung, accessories in place, Wii console attached.


Moved the antique machine into the room. Room is set up where it can easily be used for guest accommodations too.
 

Two out of three rat terriers agree it's a great room!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

More Dunedin Mailboxes

When Jerry's childhood friends were here recently we went for a drive through Dunedin and I found some new mailboxes.






Click here and here for previous posts on Dunedin mailboxes

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

My Foster Lani

 Lani had a tough week having suffered some type of injury or incident. with some veterinary assistance and a little TLC, I believe we have her on the road to recovery. I believe she deserves a post of her own!

Isn't she regal? She's a Rat Terrier from the Decker line with a pedigree to prove it. This means she's a giant rat terrier with a serious prey drive.
 

Here she is after being medicated with a pain killer. Snuggled up in a blankie on the dog bed in front of the fire place on a cool night for central Florida.
 

Eddie and I snuggled up with a candle and watching TV on that same coo night. Can you find Alice in this photo????

Friday, January 30, 2015

Childhood Friend

A childhood friend of Jerry's was recently visiting in our area. Dave & Jerry grew up in Philadelphia and their dad's both worked for the Philadelphia Gas Company. His sister, Joyce, also came. Jerry really enjoyed visiting and catching up and I was happy to finally meet the folks I'd heard so much about.

Me, Dave, and Jerry in our house


Dave & Jerry


Brother and sister - Joyce & Dave


Joyce & Dave at Bonefish Grill