Just in Time for the Weekend!


Just in time for the weekend!! First let me say how absolutely convenient it is to FINALLY be able to purchase regular alcohol at the grocery store!  I’ve lived in Colorado now for 23 years and the ONLY thing you could purchase in the grocery store was beer and wine coolers which were 3.2% alcohol.  They’d call it 3-2 beer, lol.  Anywho . . . now they sell full strength wine and beer in the grocery store. Tried this out by the request of one of my girlfriends (thanks Sherry) and they are as refreshing and tasty as she said!  Pick some up this weekend, love! Angry Orchard Rose – yummmmm

Drum Roll Please . . . . .


What will it Bee?  Heidi did such a great job on the box!

Yessssssss It’s a girl!!!! (we thought it was a boy)

Congrats to Matthew & Amie!!  My daughter is having her daughter!

Some “reveal party” decor.

Beautiful! She’s at 20 weeks

Rustic Garden Gate


I had two old gates that I’d gotten from Matthew’s parents when they were putting up some new vinyl fencing.  I was hoping to use them in my garden area.  I decided I didn’t want to put a gate in front of the garden because it blocked the view too much – but I did want a gate on the back of the garden.  The small gate I’d gotten from them was about 8″ too small.  Soooo I took apart the big one!

I love the “patina” of the old aged and grayed wood.  I removed all the pickets from the old gate and cute the wood up into the sizes I needed.

I laid the support board underneath my frame and marked the angles.  Then screwed it all together.

I love this old wood!  I cut the pickets to the length I wanted then spaced them out on my frame and screwed them down.

I add these hinges laying around and they were perfect.  I couldn’t use the old hardware because it didn’t work on this type of frame.

My neighbor came over and held the gate up so I could drill it into the wood support.  It fit perfectly!!!

I was able to reuse the handle and the latch from the old gate.

One thing checked off my list!  Love it ~ new wood would have look out of place.  Now it looks like it’s always been there.  Thanks Diane & Brian!


Windmill & Snapdragons


I’ve been wanting to plant some snapdragons forever, love this dark red color.  I found this cute garden windmill at Joann’s.  Projects for this summer – finish painting & staining the front porch AND finishing off the front to cover the old stairs and old sidewalk.