Friday, April 29, 2016

Bakery Sign

Hello everyone!

I'm so glad it's Friday.  It has been a long week. 

 I took my son to get his braces off the other day, but unfortunately, the orthodontist found a small gap between his teeth that still needed a little more tweaking.  Ugh! So, he will now get them off in June.  We hope!   Do you  know what time I took him for his appt.?  7:30 am.  Why?  Because they said it would be a lengthy appt and needed to get an early start if he didn't wanted to miss too much school. It was testing day at his school, so I scurried in there as early as possible but didn't really need to.  Oh well.  Live and learn!  

I did stumble upon something at an antique store recently that I decided would make a nice early Mother's Day gift to myself (from my hubby).  Ha!  Do you do that too?  If I don't speak up, I'm not sure what will happen.  Anyway, I found this popular Bakery sign.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Outdoor Furniture

Hello everyone!

We had some beautiful weather this past weekend.  So, what better time to spiff up our back deck!  We have been needing some comfortable outdoor furniture for a long time.  So, we found this pretty set at Costco.  We shopped around and looked at many others, but found this set was a good match for our deck.  

Friday, April 22, 2016

How To Start a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Hello everyone!

My husband's first "honey do" while on retirement was to start our vegetable garden.  He always looks forward to doing it though, so it wasn't a problem.  I thought I would show you the steps on how we put ours together.  

We start out each year with the left over soil from last year's garden.  My husband rented a small tiller to till up the soil and pull out any old weeds etc that have grown in there.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Share Your Style Party #62

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Share Your Style party!  I'm Kelly at The Essence of Home and will be your host this week.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Other Bedroom Changes

Hello everyone!

Is it Tuesday already?  I had such a busy weekend, so this week is already flying by.  Haven't you noticed when you're busy that time goes faster?  

My husband had his big retirement party last Sunday.  It was at his fire station and at least 100 people stopped by to wish him well.  There was lots of homemade BBQ to eat  and lots of hugs and handshakes to go around.  I was with him at the party and it was such a treat to get to see some of the guys he graduated with that I haven't seen in over 20+ years.  These were people that we hung out with and got to know each others families.  They're the ones we took vacations with before we had any kids!  So, it really was like a reunion.  He will go to the station tomorrow morning to officially "sign-off", but he is no longer fighting fire and going on calls.  I'm a bit relieved to know that he's no longer at risk to die in a fire or have a heart attack on the job. Many former retirees stopped by and told him to prepare to start feeling better than he ever has before.  He doesn't know what it's like to sleep on a normal schedule.  Now, it's time to live the second chapter of our life. He will find something else to do that isn't so hard on his body.  This is a change for both of us.

Speaking of sleep..................

I wanted to share the other two bedrooms in our house that I've recently made some changes to.  My guestroom received some changes by adding some new pillows and throws.  

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Color Changes in the Master Bedroom

Hello everyone!

I'm popping in this Saturday since I missed posting yesterday.  I wanted to share the changes I made in my master bedroom recently.  I moved around some pillows from my family room and master bedroom.  I decided to bring some black and white accents into my bedroom to replace the yellow that I had in here last time you saw it. It's always fun to make changes with things you already have.  That's what I did in here.