Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sunday Barn

I pass an old house and barn surrounded by a cornfield on my way to church.  I've been meaning to bring my camera with me FOR.EVAH....and this past Sunday, I finally got my act together. 

Just a quick shout out to Katie at An Authentic Life for encouraging me to bring my camera with me and stop and take some pictures.

BTW, I am going to Lancaster this coming weekend and I can't wait to share the pictures I take!



Fall Decorating

Grace..my 6 year old begged me to go into the attic on Sunday (humidity was like 98%) after hurting my back and dealing with her black eye, to get the Halloween decorations down.  They are currently sitting on the floor of what WAS our playroom and what WILL BE our library.

At least I have the decorations OUT!

I made this wreath
based on a tutorial found Here

I went to Home Goods last week and bought these

Finally, I made these based on a website that I can't for the life of me remember.  It's made from placemats from Pottery Barn, in fact, I'm going back there tomorrow to look for more.

I will try to take more pictures of my feeble attempts of fall decorating once I actually get it started!



Basement update

The Basement is done!  You have no idea how happy I am to say those words.  Construction/paint/carpet....is done.  There is still decorating to do...but the furniture is there....it's inhabitable....and I'm happy.

We went to IKEA on Saturday to pick up my sewing table and some other things.  I got curtains to stencil...ordered the stencils today to make my own curtains ala.....  this  I can't wait to try them out.  I'm making new curtains for the library...which is still a work in progress..and the basement.

Here is the sewing table (without my machine yet and it doesn't look all that pretty but..

 Here is the office area...again, not put together yet....

  the girls play area

next post.....barn pictures and Fall Decorating.



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This is me

Yesterday I did something very uncharacteristic for me.  I set my tripod up and took a picture of myself.  I dislike immensely having my picture taken.  I smile funny or end of having a triple chin.

But this is me.  It took a few shots to get something decent.  But...this is me.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Some of my photos

I'm not sure if I've even shared with the blog sphere what I consider some of my best photography.  One of the first places I used my digital camera was Longwood Gardens in PA.    I think I took over 300 pictures.  Here are some of my best ones...at least in my mind.

I hope you agree.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bus Stop

Grace's bus stop is two houses away....but she's only 6 and so I got to meet her.  The neighbors there have beautiful flowers growing....


Saturday, September 10, 2011

My house Poem

My house is a mess
It's causing me great distress

Disorganization is everywhere
I might pull out my hair

Dust bunnies abound
I need to move to higher ground

The toys are overflowing
And their stash just keeps growing

The basement is almost done
And when it is, it will be great fun

But until it is complete
You might find me under my sheets

With a big glass of wine in my hands!

Need to post pictures along with this but I can't find the camera!