Friday, July 28, 2017

Mid-Summer





Mid-summer, the height of summer in New England.  The flower gardens are at their peak now.  Our gardens are mostly reds and yellows with pops of purple and orange - the "hot" colors.  It is the complete opposite of the inside of our home which is white, neutrals and wood, with almost no color most of the time.  I especially like the inside to be all neutrals in the summer.  It just seems to make it feel cooler, plus it is an escape from the color overload outside.  

Friday, July 7, 2017

Teeny Tiny Laundry Room Solutions




Konmari Laundry Room

This is our very small laundry room which is the only downstairs bathroom, so it also serves as our guest restroom. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

New Shelves for the Coffee Bar






It has taken a lot of tweaking, but I think the Coffee Bar is finally complete.  We made the shelves this week and I think we found the balance it needed.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Our Great Big Summertime Yard Tour


These photos were taken over Memorial Day weekend.  We start getting the property ready for summer over April vacation (the last week in April for us).  I have that week off from school and we try not to make plans during that week, reserving it for getting the yard cleaned up.  After that, we really only have time on the weekends to work outside and there is a lot to do here after a long, snowy winter.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spring - at Home

This week I have been off from school for April vacation.  Brian was able to take two days off during the week too.  We mostly stayed at home and got a lot done to ready our home for the spring and summer months.  Our home is small, but our property is pretty big, and there is a lot to do.

Yardwork and raking were done.  Edging was done. The birdbaths were put out and filled.  Birdfeeders were replenished and the Hummingbird feeders were brought out and filled. We put in another birdhouse that a neighbor gifted us with.  The outdoor furniture was brought out.  The flag was hung.  Brian built a large crate from scrap wood.  The garage was organized.  Easter decorations were put away.  And a huge landscaping project was started and almost completed.

Here's a glimpse of our week:

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Decorating for Easter




The Easter decorations have finally made their appearance.  I have resisted decorating for spring because it is just so darn cold around here, and the snow never stops.  As I took these photos today we are experiencing yet another snowstorm.  We have well over a foot of the heavy, wet stuff which proved too much for our snow blower for the second time this year.  The wood stove is working overtime and the dogs are in husky heaven.