Monday, March 29, 2010

Thirtysomething -- Cashmere Mafia

I will be away until April 12th.

I am enjoying Thirtysomething and Cashmere Mafia on Netflix instant streaming. What are you enjoying?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cinder Block Gardening - Happy First Day of Spring

As anyone who reads me knows, I have an old cinder block house built in 1947. Well over the years we have removed cinder block fences and stacked the bricks at the back of the property an acre away, behind the barn.

Over the years, my neighbors have taken quite a bit of them. However, I have quite a few left. When planning this years garden, (minus the ground squirrels) I was trying to figure out how to do raised. The cost was a little overwhelming until I stumbled upon the idea of cinder blocks.

I have those!! Yay!! Or Yeah!! Now all I need is some wire for the bottom, (to keep out the squirrels), and dirt. I can haul the dirt in our truck.

If only it wasn't snowing in New Mexico today I would get started. When it dries out a bit I will post a before pic of my project, and try and get a during and after.

I love this one below, because it has a wood ledge and looks very clean.

I should be able to make 2 really large ones, similar to the ones pictured here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

1947 House and "Johnny" Support Pole

I live in an old 1947 cinder block house. Which I love. We have been lovingly restoring and fixing for years. I love to change and redo. The one thing we hae that we haven't changed is an old metal "Johnny" pole that is in the family room. Ok, friends call it a "stripper" pole which it is not. Any suggestions? I saw this great picture, can't remember where and saved it to my computer. I don't think I could use the silver, but maybe a copper color would work. Don't know about the top, hmmm..... Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day Green Chalkboard Paint

I love chalkboard paint. With St Patrick's Day upon us, I decided to show Green. I have been dying to do more chalkboard paint in my home, just looking for space to do it. I am a list and note person, so chalkboard paint really appeals to me. You?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dallas The TV Show -- Outdoor Dining

Running across this image reminded me how much I love eating outdoors. It is an outdoor shot from the series Dallas. I loved watching them eat outside. I loved the whole show. Now this makes me want to eat outside. I think I will have to add some yellow to my outdoor decor this year in honor of Dallas. I was thinking orange, but yellow might be fun too.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Creating Your Own Headboard

We have a very odd shaped Master Bedroom. I think it used to be the Garage. It is long and skinny. I have been wanting to make a headboard for quite some time. Then I ran across this tin roof headborad and thought how cute. However, I do worry about the rough edges. So when I was wandering my local Lowes, I ran across this tin backsplash stuff. It is made to look like tin, it comes in colors and it is plastic, yes plastic. Looks real, easy to put up and cut, so it may do the trick.

Or, I will go with a bold color wall. Still thinking. Any ideas?