January 26, 2009
The pictures don't really do it justice. Think spring green.
Tomorrow - another coat of paint and the final layer of polyurethane on the window trim.
January 25, 2009
I also made some cards Saturday afternoon...
January 21, 2009
This is the view to the left...
This is the room we're working on now...
January 20, 2009
Do I need it? No, not really. I have a computer and it works fine....though I probably find fault with it because I think this one would be better. But getting this new computer wouldn't go along with my simplify theme. So, for now, this computer will sit in my shopping cart at apple.com until...until...it just disappears.
We've been very busy with home improvement projects lately, namely finishing our basement. We've had many different plans for this space since we moved here 8 years ago and we're finally moving ahead. Since we'll be doing all the work ourselves I don't anticipate finishing anytime soon. But at least we have progress! I'll post pictures of the mess tomorrow.
January 13, 2009
January 11, 2009
January 7, 2009
~ Schedule time for yourself.
~ Five ingredients to avoid - high fructose corn syrup, sugar, foods with "enriched" ingredients, trans fat & saturated fats.
~ Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
The last one is a big one for me. This is how my nights and mornings usually go - stay up until 11pm or later, set the alarm for 6am, hit the snooze until 6:30, or today 6:45, run around like a crazy person to get out the door by 7:15am. Needless to say, it's not a relaxing morning. And, it doesn't really fit with my "simplify" theme. So, I'm going to try really hard to get up the first time my alarm rings...at 6am.
January 4, 2009
Since Tim hunts we always have a freezer full of meat. In order to make use of all of it before the next years harvest (which we usually never do) I have to get a little creative with cooking it. Today I made venison pizza. I removed the sausage from the casing, fried it up and put it on pizza. It was delicious!
Instead of a birthday cake, I made myself some lemon cheese bars...they were even better than the pizza!
For supper I made my favorite, bean soup. The best part about ham is saving the bone to make bean soup. The beans look so colorful before they're cooked.
January 3, 2009
~to make less complex or complicated
~make plainer or easier
To me simplify means ~
make do with what I have
spending my time only on things that interest me
spend money wisely
I will probably think of more as time goes on.
I've had this above the lightswitch in my bedroom for several years. This year, I will pay more attention to it...
Our bathroom used to be two, one off the hallway and then one off our bedroom. The half-wall used to be a full wall. We took it down and covered up the door into the bedroom. We moved our washer and dryer from the front utility room created a laundry area in the bathroom. I like it back by the bedrooms so much better. It didn't make sense to me to haul all our laundry through the kitchen.
I purchased this chore chart from Motivated Moms again this year. It's a great system of keeping your home clean and organized...if you keep up with it! Maybe I'll post more rooms when they're clean!
January 2, 2009
I found this cool blog today - The Lettered Cottage. I really like her design style. And if you click here, she'll give you design advice, for a small fee. I thought this was a really cool business idea! For $5 she'll answer any design question you have. I wonder what questions people would pay me to answer for them! Hmmm.
I've had this Pottery Barn shelf sitting under my bed for a long time...like years. I pulled it out today and hung it in the living room, next to the door, and put some framed pictures on it.
Then I thought, "Wouldn't it look nice if I had another one for the other side of the window!" I went on eBay and someone is selling a set of 2 for $66. A little pricey and I only need one. So, I just hung a picture there instead.
I still think it would look better on a shelf so I'm going to keep checking eBay.
Here's where the Christmas tree was. The rest of the year I keep this other tree there. At Halloween we hang pumpkin lights from it.
And here's the whole room...
I'd like to do a scrapbook page or two about our house and document the way the rooms are decorated. Can you imagine how the styles will change in 2o years?
January 1, 2009
My sister enjoying her wine. Peace out.
The next day we went bowling!
You can see who's been practicing bowling on their new Wii game! I started the game with 3 strikes. Lost my groove after that but still came out ahead!