Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Ramblings...

Hey there ~ how was your week-end?

I was basically a working widow
Trev was on call and put in over 30 hours of overtime
starting Friday night at 7
until Sunday night

he is now functioning on not much sleep
and raw nerves

so no paint on the walls
or even a color chosen this week

I did go and look for a sample pot of another shade
on Friday night ~ but it was not there

oh well ~ it will get done!

While I was in the bedroom on Sunday taking "before" pictures
I had a model

Cooper 2011
that's my boy
all freaky whiskers and a wet chin
I think he is a cutie pie

so on Sunday because he was working so hard
I made Trev chocolate chip pancakes
and sausages for brunch

too bad he had to eat them while on yet another
conference call!

He went back into the office that afternoon
so I took off with my camera and got some snow shots
which I posted about here

then I met up with my brother and niece at the sliding hill

Samantha had a ball!


I thought I would share our office re-do with you
it is a "man cave"

it is finished except for baseboards
which will be stained and installed in the spring
and we have a couple more things to hang on the walls

it was the last room in the house to have anything done to it
I looked for a before picture ~ but cannot find one

it had white walls and teal colored carpet

we painted the walls a terracotta
and the room is all about trucks and the
fire department

the flooring is the same throughout the top floor
except for the master which we have not chosen yet

I love the color of it and how it matches 
all the other wood pieces in the house

I chose a roman shade and has a variation of colors
like the floor.

we took the closet door off and painted the area
so now it acts a cubby
which our filing cabinet fits into perfectly

if the cabinet did not weigh 500 pounds empty
I would take it outside and spray paint it
either black or a chocolate brown
but that my friends ~ ain't gonna happen
it is just too heavy

I am also on the look out for a little shelf
that will slide in beside the cabinet
then I can get some cool storage pieces
and get rid of those paper boxes!

I am looking for some ideas for the bulletin board
I think I will paint the frame out in brown
but not sure what to do with the cork area
any ideas??

I will leave you with another shot
of my model...

Have a fabulous Monday!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thrive Project

Playing along today with Becky

she is taking a photography course
and sharing all her tips with us

this week her homework was the 
Rule of Thirds

so this afternoon ~ I headed out with my camera
and went to one of my favorite stretches of road
fields on both sides
and this is what I saw...

it was a beautiful day.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Potpourri

These are the photos that
spoke to me this week
when I looked at them I went

dahlias for my Mama
she always had them and are one of her favorites

a cozy cottage
and the promise of spring

oh to have a kitchen like this
it's the stuff that dreams are made of...

we survived another snowstorm
another 30 cm
blowing ~ drifting ~ no visibility
closed the malls
offices, schools and the like

I was at work ~ all day
we don't get snow days
it really sucks...

having a hard time embracing winter here
not liking Mother Nature much at all

I need to do something
besides doubling up on vitamin D tablets

my body craves exercise
I need to get back on the horse
so to speak

I felt so much better last year at this time
although I was heavier then

I know I need to make the change
I am the only one that can change things
I think I will spend the week-end pondering just that.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week-end!