This peanut came for a sleepover on Saturday.....she is chatting so much more and can respond to questions and carry on a bit of a conversation (well, more one sided on Grammies part but still.....) and is becoming so much more fun! It was a beautiful day so we went for a walk in the woods and came upon patches of squishy moss.....so off came our shoes and we walked on the moss and had a sit down where we found ladybugs, watched a squirrel chirping at us in a tree and collected pinecones. Next time we will pack a picnic!
We have had more fires in our fire pit this summer than we have had in the last 5 years in High River. I LOVE it! The days are still warm (HOT this week!) but the nights cool off a lot so sitting out at the fire is absolutely perfect!!
The renos in the basement are continuing.....this was a pic of the drywall hung but our drywall taper/mudder Steph has been here since Sunday getting things all patched up and is doing a great job!!! She is a hard worker!!! Here before 7:30 and steady until after 3! She said she will be done Thursday...........then paint, flooring, trim and I can move my sewing stuff in!!!!!!! I hope I have enough room!!!! LOL With drywall up the room looks so much smaller! I'll make it work....there's a room down there we will use as a spare bedroom....it might also house some cupboards of craft supplies and stamping stuff! :o)
When we bought this house the previous owners left a BIG wall unit. We realized it could come apart and once we got rid of the carpet also realized the pieces were on wheels (bonus!). It was solid oak and built very well. When I was up in HP I bought some Country Chic chalk paint originally to do our kitchen cupboards but thought I'd start out on these bookcases that were part of the wall unit. THREE coats later (why didn't I prime first???? That paint is not cheap!) they are done.
I haven't painted the desk Hubby made.....I'm still deciding if these will stay here as the color is more yellow and kind of clashes with the wall color......I know I can use them in my sewing room.........but we will see. This is how they are staying for now...........I had originally wanted to make curtains for the shelf area so that you wouldn't be able to see all the office stuff on the shelves....but until I decide where they will go I will hold off even filling the shelves.
A gal I knew from HP posted a pic of this Baileys on FB the other day............I haven't tried it yet but I will!!!!
It has been six years today since this amazing woman passed.......ending her pain and suffering from that damn disease called cancer...she fought a long battle...and fight she did! As painful as it has been to lose her, knowing she was pain free was a comfort.....but I miss her every day....wishing she was here watching her great grand babies, and just being here.......being my mom <3