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Framing pics, planning, and first transplants

Woo-hoo… finally it’s March! Not that the snow has disappeared from my yard, but it is at least in retreat. Close to my front door, I’ve placed some shrubs in pots on top of the snow where they’re planned to go once the ground thaws: Not shown: I have some dwarf lemon cypresses in containers… Continue reading Framing pics, planning, and first transplants

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Finishing up the dining room; framing stuff

Yay for it only being 5 days since my last post!  The dining room has continued to be the big project, so we might as well start there.  First of all, I got a coat of white paint on the trim.  I suppose I probably should have done a second coast to even it out,… Continue reading Finishing up the dining room; framing stuff

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Whole lotta painting going on, etc.

Two weeks or so and a lot has happened. Not as much as planned, but oh well. Let’s start outside. We’ve had a week and a half now of snow, which is fun in December, not so much now in February. It’s starting to taper off but will probably take a week to melt at… Continue reading Whole lotta painting going on, etc.

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Zen and the art of living room decorating

Let’s see here… much of the last few days have been garden-related, so let’s start there. Today the Walmart in Langford had their summer bulbs selection out, and I might have gone a bit nutso. Just a bit. But I have white-edged purple calla lilies, double stargazer lilies, an assortment of white and pink lilies,… Continue reading Zen and the art of living room decorating

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First auction of 2019, gardening, and more decorating

Got up too early in the morning and headed out to the garden. I planted 3 more hellebores (but forgot to take photos), and planted some native plants (vanilla leaf seed and blue camas bulbs… but I forgot to take photos… not that there’s much to photograph yet), and then helped/supervised Dad putting up the… Continue reading First auction of 2019, gardening, and more decorating

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New house update, plus some stitching

Seems like forever since I posted here, but it’s been less than a month. It’s been, however, a month in which I got a lot of stuff done that belongs on this blog, so this will be a long one, lol… Where to begin… Living room First, let’s see the before: As you can see,… Continue reading New house update, plus some stitching

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DIY Project: Gallery wall in the spare room, phase 1

Originally published on my other website, but I’m copying over all the DIY and craft-related stuff to here. (Previous spare room stuff here and here.) So the finished wall is above because I forgot to take a before pic… basically the only thing there was the big sailing painting (found at Value Village a year… Continue reading DIY Project: Gallery wall in the spare room, phase 1

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DIY Project: Lamps for the Spare Room

Originally published on my other website, but I’m copying over all the DIY and craft-related stuff to here. Another installment in the saga of the spare room (I mentioned making the curtains before). So far the balance has been a little too much on the “shopping” side vs. the DIY side, but aside from the… Continue reading DIY Project: Lamps for the Spare Room

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DIY Project: Curtains for the Spare Room

Originally published on my other website, but I’m copying over all the DIY and craft-related stuff to here. So, my bedroom-to-be is nearing completion downstairs, which means the time is drawing near to change my current (temporary) room back into the guest room. I figured I’d make a little design project out of it, settling… Continue reading DIY Project: Curtains for the Spare Room