Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Saying Good Bye to our Trees




With all the rain we've gotten, this past Winter, our tree started to lean toward the house.  The other tree to the left of it was half dead.  We had a tree company come out and remove our two trees and then we had them remove the stump from the tree that fell in our parkway a few years ago.







As you can see we still have trees in the back of the property.  One of them is a huge Ash tree and the rest are Pepper Trees that keep on creating seedlings.  If we didn't dig out the seedlings I'd have a forest of them.  Right now we have grass because we have a very wet Winter, but by Summer it will be brown again.  Our trees helped keep our house cool so I'm not looking forward to the heat this Summer.  We'll have to find ways to keep the house cool.  I'm thinking a retractable awning would help.  In the meantime, we're going to put the film that helps keep heat out in the Summer and cold out in the Winter.  We have AC units in our bedrooms and one noisy one in the living room.  I'd like to replace the living room one with one like this one:



Now our yard is ready for a pool.  Only one big problem, it would cost over $50,000 to get one.  I'm constantly looking at the Swim Spas that would have a mini-pool with a Jacuzzi.  One can dream right?










Wednesday, March 1, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Background by Hotdigidy Blog





Hot Bligity Blog is the first place I went to for Backgrounds.  I was so excited to find a place that would share images and information for free.  This month's background is from Hot Bligity Blog.

Here are some of their other backgrounds.  They do custom work too.





Here is a link to my St. Patrick Day Images that I've created and saved.















Friday, February 10, 2017

$2500 Scrapbook.com Giveaway


Right now scrapbook.com is having a giveaway for a Craft Room Makeover.  I don't know about you but I can always use organizing stuff and buy a few scrapbooking craft stuff too. 

Say hello to a new year and a newly, redesigned craft room! Scrapbook.com's $2,500 Craft Room Makeover Giveaway is the chance for one (1) Grand Prize Winner to receive an organizational prize bundle valued at $1000! Four (4) lucky Runners Up will receive a $375 shopping spree to the Scrapbook.com Store. What would you spend your winnings on? Dream big and read more to enter this giveaway now! 

Here are some pictures of ideas that I want to do:


First of all I'm moving the big TV armoire into my bedroom since we got a Flat Screen TV for Christmas.  I've been pining ideas on what I want to put into my cabinet.  I have some shelves for organizing stuff, in my closet, that turns into a mess all the time.  





Make a Board like the one they sell at Pottery Barn.


Storage and More.



Monday, February 6, 2017

Valentines Images for 2017

On February 14th, in Sweden, they Celebrate Valentine's Day "Alla Hjartans Dag".  I got this background and Header Image from "Vintage Made for You", my favorite Swedish Digital Blogger.  Most of you remember that my parents are from Sweden and when I found her blog I was excited because I love her stuff and love to give a Swede some cheer.

My blog images from January were also from "Vintage Made for You".




Here is the Header for this month and another cute header found at this site.

You can find more fun and cute Valentine images like this one here.