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.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March - The Month So Far

  
Me, blogging with my 2 sidekicks

March 21, 2017, Tuesday

March is definitely roaring about like a lion in our house. 

A few weeks ago, Brian hit a HUGE raccoon while driving home from work on the highway at midnight.  It did quite a bit of damage to his car and took a couple of weeks to have it repaired.  Soon after we got his car back, I had my little incident.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

National Puppy Day

 It is National Puppy Day and I just can't let the day sneak by without sharing a couple of throwbacks to my two favorite puppies!

Harley Quinn

Rey

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Small Home Living ~ Kitchen



Recently, a sweet visitor to my blog asked to see my kitchen.  I really haven't posted much about the kitchen, mostly because there are still some changes I want to make.  I will be honest though -  I LOVE my kitchen as it is, and if we never get to make any more changes, that is ok with me too.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Small House Living ~ Dining Room




This is the tiny dining room in our cozy little house.  It is very, very small, and when people are seated, there is no walking space around the table.  Yet it still works really well for us.

The only furniture that actually fits in this room is the dining table, 4 chairs, and bench.  There used to be a wall between this room and the tv room and it was impossible to have any large family gatherings here.  One of my favorite things we have done is remove the wall between these two rooms.