Sunday, October 24, 2010

Back Yard- Before & After

Now that the summer is over and most of our big outdoor jobs are complete I want to share the exterior transformation.


After- Basically we resided the house, garage and bunkie, replaced the windows in the livingroom with doors, finished the patio, created gardens around the property and built a vegetable garden, new dock and deck. Four years worth of work- well worth the effort. Only jobs left- rocking the shoreline, replacing the garage door and finishing the driveway- all things that will have to wait till next spring.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Entertaining Inspiration

I am in the process of planning a halloween party on a tight budget. My goal is to get all the decorations and our costumes for under $40 total. So far I am doing quite well and I intend to share the finished product once the party has come and gone. In the meantime, I found some inspirational photos that I thought I would share.

The above idea is a personal favorite of mine. Inexpensive and effective- what's not to love?

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Living Room Update

Although I loved the orange pillows that Jenn made for me, I was never quite sure about the colour itself. Well in the end I choose to go with a light blue colour. Now that I have a sewing machine myself it is too easy for me to change things up on a whim. Here is how the living room (and surrounding areas) look with the new accent colour.