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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Working on KITCHENS!

What we are UP TO!
We are working on my daughter's kitchen. She bought a house with NO kitchen literally.  So, we set out to make one for her!

The posts are starting here:
Florida House Blog Amy's Kitchen 1

Florida House Blog Amy's Kitchen 2

Florida House Blog Amy's Kitchen 3

Florida House Blog Amy's Kitchen 4

I have the floor plans and elevations posted.  I can't find my drawing program so I had to use Microsoft Paint!  Those of you who have tried it know it is NO fun!  I will update as we have photos to share.

When my daughter's kitchen is done, then we move onto my son's kitchen, then OUR kitchen remodel!

Christmas cone trees

 From Christmas past from Virginia house:
Cone tree on stand is styrofoam cone with silver garland wrapped around it.  Others faux mercury glass look.
 Below, Winter in a box, dollar store cone trees put inside wooden lantern and faux snow dropped in. 
 Below: Faux Mercury Glass cone trees (TJMaxx) and bead tree and styrofoam cone tree with red bead garland glued on.  Shell tree with lights made by my friend Liz from Naples Fl.
 Below: Oyster shell cone tree, mussel shell cone tree added to rest of collection (tassels hung on a couple)

 Dollar store small cone brush trees with battery spot light (silver pearl beads around tray)
 Below: silver faux mercury glass cone tree (TJMaxx)
 Below: Imported German paper houses with Dollar store cone trees, faux snow and battery spot lights.  These are in a Mahogany china cabinet used as a bookcase.

Christmas past, remembering my Oyster cone tree

 This was the sketch I made while viewing the Oyster tree a friend of mine made for Christmas when I lived in Virginia.  Below are the photos of one I made

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011
I have a few new posts on this Florida Blog that I started.  You won't find the same type house I used to have in Virginia but I did a different type house.  This is a ranch style slab one story house.  This is our retirement house. And we are redoing it on a budget and enjoying the journey while we make our little nest here in Florida.
The sweat equity we put in this house is all for us, we are doing the things we want to do.  I wanted to do as much as we could when we moved in so that we can get on with the adventures of the land around us and get my DH to go fishing!  I want more time for Hobbies, photography, crafts and spoiling my grand kids!
Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Monday, August 9, 2010

I am checking in August 2010

I have spent a lot of time on Facebook these days. Getting around and finding a lot of family and friends. The games have been fun too, getting my fill and loved being on 'vacation'.
I will have more to post soon.

I did get a new printer today because the one I bought last Fall was not handy to use and I thought printed awful copies. I went back to HP and can't wait to install it! That means back to scanning, downloading from my camera and having fun with pictures again.

For those of you who still follow my Blog, great to see you back here. I will be starting a new one when we get our next house. I will document my projects and post pictures. There will be a link to that Blog from this one, so it will be easy to find.

Hope you are all having a great summer!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hello, Spring is here!

I just love the Spring here in Melbourne, FL! We are so happy we moved from Virginia to here! It is like we are on vacation here in our apartment. We have been house hunting, but taking our time. The 'one' just has not come along. We need a certain type of yard, house and area. I am sure when we see it, we will jump on it! We have a few that come close that we have seen!

We are taking care of ourselves and learning the lay of the land around us. We have seen more family than ever that is such a plus!
We visit our kids who live North and South of us. Our days are filled with wonderful times spent. We walk on the beach in the morning a few times a week and get all that freash ocean breeze. The pace here is slower so we don't feel like we are dragging behind, lol we are keeping up just fine.

Time off from this Blog and decorating has been refreshing. I had to erace the Virginia home from my head, and have been researching and looking forward to a new lifestyle and decor once I find the right house. I have purchased a few books and done some research on Island living. I do not like the very earthy tropical with lots of textured materials, tends to get musty over time. I wanted to develop something just for us whether it is trendy or not is of no concern this time around.

Thanks for checking in with me and I hope to get things going again with a new blog that will be referenced to this one to cover my next home. It is always a challenge and adventure to take the 'box' out of the house. So many one level houses that are cement block squares here. The nooks and crannies of an older well-established home already done are cost prohibitive for us, we must create it! What a challenge on a budget! Wish us luck!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I can't believe I started this blog 2 years ago this month! It has been a great way to mark the time passing and to record some things that I might not have remembered. I have met a lot of nice Bloggers out there in Blog-land and have learned a lot.
I think this coming year will have more changes than just my making the move to another state. Moving from Virginia to Florida was a big move, one I will never regret. I have already seen more of my family (they live close by now) than I did in the last 10 years.
Thanks for stopping by my Blog and for posting comments, it has been a great journey!


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