Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Polar Bear Boogie

  Happy Wednesday Folks~!

I love that song "I hope You Dance"..  Apparently this polar bear loves it too.

   Would'nt it be wonderful if we all felt confident enough to "Dance like no one is Watching"?

 How freeing on so many levels that would be.. It might go along way to improving our entire life in more ways than we could ever imagine.

  So my wish for you today is "I hope you Dance"~!
PS~~  Sonny is gettin her Sunny Self back at long last..
Yip, Skip and Whoooppiedooooooooo

Love and Hugs and Happy Thoughts to ALL of you.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

GLUE for all your Projects

  I got this link awhile back about what GLUE to use where.   I have referred to it many times for projects around my home..  I hope it'll help you as much as its helped me..
 Thanks for Visiting~!

GLUE for all Projects

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cherry Dump Cake and Progress Report

Hi Ya'll   ~!

   Things have been busy here on Dream Lane, very busy..

 The new 15 light glass door with sidelights is in , thank goodness.  all the sheet rock and interior molding has been repaired -primed and painted.  

 The porch ceiling fan is up and spinning a warm breeze- its HOTTTTTTTTTT  here in NC and so dang humid its like breathing water.  fancy shmanchy new door lock and handle is on.  I never have had one like this so I grin when I look at it.:)

 The Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatha Stewart white wicker porch set arrived and the outdoor fabric came today so I'll be at the sewing machine for a week with all that cause I am sooooooooo slowwwwwwwwww..  I will say when I ordered this from Home Depot I had my doubts but its real MARTHA quality and even with the 5inch think back cushions on the seats are still deep enough to make my feet dangle about 3 inches from the floor..  It got great reviews and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a porch or patio set..    I choose a mid range olive green for all the cushions , still gotta choose pillow fabric..  OH YEA ~ has their outdoor fabrics on sale till the 28th of June.
  The table I bought and painted isnt going to work so the search is on for 2 smaller ones- for beside each chair.

  More to do around here and lots to put the finishing touches on before I can take pics.. maybe by next tuesday..
  here's a yummy recipe for ya's.  we loved it and hope you will too..
feel free to save or pin or whatever you'd like to do.

thanks for visiting me.. it means so much..

love and hugs and all good things~!

Playing at the parties below..
Tweak It Tuesday

Inspire Me Tuesday 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Introducing Zoe

  I've been busy getting well and I am thankful each step takes me further in that direction.
 My therapist suggested a therapy dog for my particular condition, since they are proven to help make great strides in the healing process.  

     I do have to say I felt calmer when she was in my space and though just a pup she laid beside me when I sat on the floor, so she's already learning her job well.

  You're probably thinking Lab about now but there were no labs available at this time and thats just as it was meant to be.

  Here's Zoe.  She is 11 weeks old and still has 8 weeks of training before I can make her mine.
 I am sooooooooooooooo excited and will be visiting her weekly till the time comes to bring her here.
   I feel we instantly had a heart connection and it does'nt get better than that.  She'll be my companion here at home, as well as when I go out.   I'm really looking forward to getting out more and being able to stay out longer with her by my side.
of course she would'nt look at the camera~! lol..

   I guess by Christmas ya'll will be seeing pictures that look about like THIS..
  Thanks for stopping by and seeing my new companion and friend.
Happy Saturday

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Exterior-This is It~!

   After reading all the comments, more Measuring and lots of Thinking.. I believe I've come up with our design plan.
  It  actually came to me in my dreams... I'll take that as a sign from the Universe for which I am grateful..  Never hurts to have help from those on the other side...and this side too , of course lol

    It will set us APART in this brick cul de sac neighborhood:)

   Add lots of curb appeal at a small cost.

  Very doable within an 8 week period-- if not sooner cause my nickname among the subs is Sonny the Slavedriver  lol

  Get the light, bright, happy, open, appealing to the eye look I've dreamed of. She will at last be the Home I always knew she could be while still maintaining her original character.

  many thanks to all those who commented and made suggestions.  You all are the BEST~!

 so with no further ado, allow me to present

155 Dream Lane.. I LOVE It already

Happy Weekend to ALL and Thanks again.

 repeat of as it IS now...
 As she will be by mid august..     wish me luck :))

Friday, June 7, 2013

Redesigning My Exterior

  If I tried to tell ya'll how much time, work, MONEY and effort Paint Shop Pro has saved me thru the years, I couldnt:)   Likely many 10's of Thousands of dollars.     I like to SEE something before I spend a penny.
   I realize I'm very Blessed to have these skills as well as building, remodeling and creative ability..
 I've also helped 100's of other folks save a bundle by hiring me to show them what they SEE in their minds Eye, in an actual picture they can save and print out.   They dont mind spending a few hundred on 5 different renditions in order to save thousands of dollars in errors or building things that would never look appropriate or beautiful..  I want to take this opportunity to thank those of my customers who also read my blog.
  Great working with you all and seeing the smiles on your faces and the joy in your eyes when your design is complete~!!!
 Now, on to my own exterior.   For many years my Mood was dark and subdued but in the past few months with meds , therapy, prayers and WORK I am feeling Lighter Brighter and More Colorful and I'm ready for my home to reflect my Healing..

   I wont write about the changes as they are clearly visable in the sample pictures.

 I'd love for you to choose YOUR favorite and tell me in your comment  which one and WHY, pretty please:)

   as it is::
 not the best pic- it actually looks much better in real life...

Not sure yet which one I'll do but I'll probably do the original level first- see how I like it for a month or so and wait till Fall to add dormers- if I do that at all.. But dont let me effect your Fav.

 Lemme Hear Ya~!!!    and thanks so much for visiting me.

I'll be Posting to the Parties below.. Hope to see ya there.
thanks to all the Gals who run these parties for Us to show off our stuff~!
!!!~Link Parties ~!!!

Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party Friday
Karen at Redoux Interiors Friday Party
Aimee at It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat.