Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I love to collect things when I travel. Especially sand, shells and rocks. With my boyfriend's help I finally got jars I had been wanting from The Container Store. I love them!!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Last night I decided to paint the bathroom ceiling. It had been on my to do list for years. But I didn't want to do it to the point it was like a childish tantrum. I'm not a fan of painting ceilings. But I had the supplies already from a previous project so decided to get it over with. 


I think it looks so clean now. 



Monday, December 22, 2014

I am finally done with the stairs project. After stripping paint and lots of paint and stain work I'm happy to take a break until Spring when I'm sure I'll find something to work on. 

Before and After 











Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Nutcracker

We had fun today attending The Nutcracker tonight in Orono. I enjoyed watching the ballet. I wish I was that coordinated.


Peter bought me a nutcracker :)


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Painting painting painting. May take awhile but so far happy with the results. 




Sunday, November 30, 2014

I love hanging up wreaths and decorating outside. If I had any outlets outside there would be lights too. 






Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I had a great Thanksgiving today with my family. 

My sister cooked a large bird that tasted great. 

My Mum's creation. 

I made a cheese ball, my grandmother's recipe. 


This turkey was fussy today because she's teething. 











Sunday, November 16, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

I tried the new croissant donut from Dunkin Donuts. It comes in it's own box. It's bigger than a normal donut. It's like they glazed a crossiant. 


More progress on entry way 






Monday, October 27, 2014

I've had a bad cold the past week so I haven't up to too much. I slept most of the last two days. 

I've been doing more work to the hallway.  I used a heat gun to get most of the paint off. Today I purchased a new respirator and a belt sander. The belt sander did a great job when I tested it out. I've never used one before but did remember it's important to hold on to it or it will get away from you. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Today I worked on the stairs. The plan is to strip the paint and stain the treads. I'll need to strip the floor too. 

Inspiration. 




This is how it looks currently. I got a heat gun recently and wish I had used it when I had started this project. More time consuming but less messy than using paint stripper.