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Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I remember as a kid making a tent in the living room. We would take every available blanked and hold them in place with the entire encyclopedia set. 

This was my living room last night. Minus the encyclopedias. (does anyone have those anymore?)
A cousin sleepover and the Incredibles. Great memories!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


A few months ago we went on a mission to pretty up the "front" back porch. We go in the back porch, therefore making it the "front" porch. I really went to purchase a fig tree for the living room, but the man at the nursery said it would not do well inside. It really needed to drop its leaves and have a normal season cycle. So, I bought it anyway! As the man was loading the tree in the car he kept telling me to be careful with Celeste. Well, Bridget held it together until the man left and then she lost it. We both were laughing pretty hard... Had this guy really named this tree? 
When we got home, we realized the tag on the tree said Celeste. It was the type of fig tree. Then we laughed all over again!! So anyway, she has been Celeste every since. (Maybe you had to be there)

  I did decide to put her in a pot on the porch to hide some of the ugly cable and utility shut off stuff. She is covered in little figs and we can't wait for them to ripen!

Here is how we started. Notice the bare rail on the right.

A Japanese Pencil Boxwood.

I found these pots at Joann Fabrics for 50% off. I was very excited. Pots are expensive!

I can't remember what this is. I just bought it because it was a shade plant and it was pretty! 

The not so attractive non-railing with the paint peeling off.

the beginning of the small deck that will cover the sink hole by the porch.

This is what everything looks like now!


Notice the lattice behind Celeste.

The deck.

The peeling paint is gone, and the same lattice is in place.

I have to give a special thanks to a few guys in the church who did all the carpentry! They donated all their time willingly and let me come up with the plan! Thank you so much!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Found Treasure

My husband is amazing at finding wonderful trash on the side of the road. While riding his bike to work the other day he spotted an antique ladder. There were 3 pieces, some a little broken up. I went back in the truck and got all three. Quentin picked the best piece and switched some brackets around to make on good section.

I love it! What fun pieces have you found for free, or am I the only one that picks up stuff out off the trash!?