Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kitchen Cabinets

Projects, projects, do they ever end?   lol    There is always something to add to the list, isn't there?
I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our cabinets for quite a while.   Well, it finally got done!
I know many ladies are doing the bead board wallpaper, and I thought about doing that.  It looks very nice!
Since I have a handyman that does some work for us at very reasonable prices, I decided to go with the wood bead board.  
Seriously, it makes the cabinets look finished..compared to the builder grade cabinets.

 We did all the areas that were visible.   On the inside of the windows, too.
 I love the look of it!
 He did the ends on my pass through, as well.
 The kitchen island on all sides, too.
All done and on to the next project...because you know there is one on the horizon!  lol

Are you busy tackling a project at your house?

Apple Orchard Time

It's that time of the year to hit the apple orchards for some delicious fruit and veggies.  We did just that the other day in NC at Justus Orchards.
They normally have small animals for the kids to pet but they weren't out yet.   They also have a wagon ride for anyone to enjoy.
They have a beautiful view of the mountains.
The red roofed house sits on the back side of the property.

Some parts of NC lost their apples due to a very late frost this past Spring.   Justus Orchards were spared and have an over abundance.                                   
To pick blueberries you have to take the road near their house.  I couldn't resist taking a pic.

Couldn't come home without some fresh produce.   Loved eating those peaches and berries.

I still have a few apples left.   Would you like one?
All good things must come to an end.   Check out that view as we head home.
What's been happening around your house?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Calm or Cleanup After the STORM

  We spent a few days this week outside cleaning up after the storm we had a week ago.    It was one of those quick but furious storms that brought down trees, power lines, loss of power and made big messes of neighborhoods.

There is an old farm 1/4 mile down the road from us and they still had two old,  big  red barns.  Notice I said did....one was flattened by a large oak tree.   They just finished carting it away a couple of days ago.
This monster brought down the power lines by us.
We are so thankful that we only had minor damage.   We trimmed, racked, and replaced a couple of plants.   Had one big butterfly bush that was broken, but that's all.   So happy to have everything back to normal.
  I see this view every morning from our master bathroom window.
This gazebo is right outside my office window where I'm writing to you right now.   I enjoy seeing the flowers  trees and God's creation.   A constant reminder of who is in control of it all.

I love being able to enjoy our neighbors Crepe Myrtle trees.  So happy they planted them on our side.   lol
These little fellows enjoy them, as well.   We have several bird feeders right below the trees.   Hubby caught three Doves on our bench, all at the same time, which is a rarity.

Ah, look, a fourth one just joined them.   I think they're having a family reunion.  lol

A few of our tomatoes took a bit of a beating but they still taste great!
What's been happening in your neck of the woods?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bad Storm

We had quite the STORM last night!    I don't think I've ever seen wind this strong.   We were ready to take cover in our safe spot when it subsided.   It came and went that fast.  But, oh the aftermath and the mess it brings.    
This tree is on the main road right outside our sub-division.    Which blocks everyone from getting home that way.   It hit a telephone pole and broke it in half.    We lost power, phones, and Internet.
It's funny how lost we are without those conveniences.      
I went to get flashlights and still hit the wall switch to turn on lights as I went.   lol     Habits are hard to break!

Two trees were down on our street, just a few houses down from us.

Leaves and twigs were flying everywhere!  Many trees around us were uprooted like this.
We, ourselves, dodged a bullet, as they say, and had no damage!     We are thankful for God protecting
us and that there have been no deaths reported that I know of.

Till next time!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Hello everyone!   I hope you've been having a good week so far!
We are having company for dinner so I thought I'd share a simple tablescape with you today!

 I 'm  thinking Summer with this hot, muggy weather we are still having.   So I added the flower napkin ring holders to napkins shaped like a bow tie.
I just found these name card holders at AC Moore.  I saw them at a friend's house and thought they were so cute.
I found this ribbon accent holder that goes on a plate in a little town in MI.   (It fits over any standard size plate.)

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Rock N Share Wednesday @ The Shady Porch
Wildly Original Wednesday @ I Gotta Create!
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