Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bedroom painting

We have finished painting the bedroom. We went with two colors 2 shades apart. I did all the painting and my husband did all the putty and hardware removal/replacement. We again had to replace the outlets b/c the previous  owners thought that painting over them was a good idea. We are very happy with the results.
Next on the list is to put a book shelf up along the ceiling on the 2 walls that you can see in the first picture. The shelf is to mainly to hold my husbands comics and trades. Then he his building me some craft shelves that will go on either side of the middle bay widow.

Seen from the doorway.  2 colors.

The bay window and my craft area. Still working on storage solutions.
My dear husband hard at work putting putty on the walls.
A big thank you to my husband for getting our little one out of the house to make it easier for me to paint. 
In other news I also made 3 recipes of muffins. Lemon poppy seed, blueberry, and chocolate chip.  Yum.

As Always,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Trash find

I'll leave the painting in it till I find what I want to go in the frame.  It is so hard to find good frames without having to pay so much for them.  Found this on out with the trash bins on my way home.  A little awkward to walk a mile and then carry on the bus, but worth it.


Monday, January 6, 2014

2013 Book Tally

32 books read in 2013
Pages totaling 15,986.
Longest book: A Storm of Swords 1,177 pages.

The Pillars of the Earth #1 by Ken Follett
A Clash of Kings #2 by George R.R. Martin
Howl’s Moving Castle #1 by Diane Wynne Jones
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
A Storm of Swords #3 by George R.R. Martin
Castle in the Air #2 by Diane Wynne Jones
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Her Imperfect Groom #4 by Rose Gordon
Seducing Miss Dunaway by Kate Rothwell
A Feast for Crows #4 by George R.R. Martin
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Instructions by Neil Gaiman
A Discovery of Witches #1 by Deborah Harkness
House of Many Ways #3 by Diane Wynne Jones
Seventh Son #1 by Orson Scott Card
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
A Dance with Dragons #5 by George R.R. Martin
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Red Prophet #2 by Orson Scott Card
Prentice Alvin #3 by Orson Scott Card
Heat Wave #1 by Richard Castle
Book of the Dead #15 by Patricia Cornwell
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Fall of Giants #1 by Ken Follett
World Without End #2 by Ken Follett
Alvin Journeyman by Orson Scott Card
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Heartfire #5 by Orson Scott Card
Winter of the World #2 by Ken Follett
The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald
The Crystal City #6 by Orson Scott Card
Ender’s Shadow #1 by Orson Scott Card
Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell


Friday, January 3, 2014

Holiday vacation

Asa helping Dadda install his present.

I thought of the idea and my husband designed and built it.

It is metal that has been painted with chalk board paint, so magnets also work on it.

Nana'a house has a piano.

Little boy played on it the whole time we were there.

Asa singing with Nana while she played.