Tuesday, May 21, 2013
We did a bit of work this weekend to clean up the yard. Even planted a few new shrubs. (A white hydrangea and a lilac rhododendron.) These would be the first additions we made, until now it has been a process of removal in serious proportions.
Steps still to go:
1. Driveway removal.
2. Level the terrain.
3. Plant the new grass!
4. Connect existing fence with new portion, add a gate.
5. Continue adding shrubbery.
Still so much to go, but it looks brilliant in comparison to where we started!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Sir James Matthew Barrie is born in Angus, Scotland. He was a writer and playwright. After moving to London, inspired by the activities and imaginations of the young Llewelyn Davies boys, he wrote his most famous work, Peter Pan. Coincidentally, he is also credited with popularizing the name Wendy, which had previously been quite uncommon.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Star Wars, A New Hope opened in theatres. This day is now remember fondly by geeks everywhere as Star Wars Day. The salutation "may the fourth be with you" is taken from the popular line, "may the Force be with you" and references this holiday.
NOTE: You may find these fun posters here.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I've been busy list making. Here are all the projects we have either started, mostly finished or would (very ideally) like to be started and wrapped up by
summer's end. (year end would be an appropriate goal) Each of these and they don't include painting the exterior of the house, which is a big job on it's own. Now, enough list making, time to start working!
ONE: roman blinds, eventually for the entire house, but even starting with the dining room or bedroom would be nice. TWO: Oddette Sofette in a pale blue velvet from MGBW for the dining room. THREE: Antique brass outlet and switch plate covers. FOUR: Lumber to create our built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelf in the living room. FIVE: Luna Mae rug for the dining room. SIX: Finish up painting the new kitchen cabinet doors. SEVEN: Brushed brass pull knob for the built-ins. EIGHT: New counter and backsplash with a very organic patterned marble. NINE: Built-in dishwasher drawers. TEN: Azaleas for the front yard, one in every color would be beautiful. ELEVEN: The Orbit chandelier in white for our bedroom. TWELVE: 2-inch hexagon carrara marble tile for the bathroom.