Easter!

April 10, 2012 at 10:15 am (Seasonal Decor) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We sure did here. We had a small family dinner at our house and then did some yard work. Very festive, I know. I thought I would share with you our Easter table!

Notice anything different? How about that table? Yes, I finally tried the Restore on it! It worked so well, I think I’m in love! It did not removed the weird patterned spot, so the table is still not perfect, and probably never will be. But, it is so much better! The Restore really does a great job on scratches and scuffs. Anyways, how about the Easter setting? Jeremy even helped to decorate some eggs! I blew out real eggs so that we can save them for next year!

Here is one of Jeremy and I:

Here are the three generations of women in our family who came:

What did you all do for the holiday? 🙂

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Meet Gilligan

July 13, 2009 at 11:22 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Last night Tony came home after a farewell party for our friends, to wake me up in a very odd way.  “I found a creature and he needs us to take care of him.  Can we keep him?”  Yes, its like having a little kid in the house.  I, half asleep, was a little concerned.  “Here,”  Tony said, “stay there and I will bring him to you.”  Before I could say a word he was bringing a box into the bedroom to show me his new friend.  This got me up and out of bed quickly.  He’s so lucky I’m an animal lover.  I peered into the Busch Light box (nice, eh?) and saw a fairly large salamander!  I was a bit surprised, but after some convincing I helped to set up a temporary home for the little guy.  A rubber tote, some dirt and a water bowl.  Back to bed.

Meet Gilligan:

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Tony is on his way to the pet store today to find out if we can keep him, and how we would go about doing that.  I think he really wants to be able to keep the little guy (just like a kid, huh? 🙂

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A Stumper

January 7, 2009 at 9:11 am (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We have a question for any of you creative minds out there.  Our dog bowl and food situation is currently in need of fixing.  I am one of those hiders.  Everything should have a place and be kept out of site.  So, this is, of course, driving me nuts. 

Currently, there is a gap between our refrigerator and our stove.  The landlord would like to someday add another cupboard in between, which I can’t argue with because it would also give us more counter space (always good).  But, for the time being, we are using the gap as a space for a mat and the dog’s food and water bowls.  This I don’t mind too much;  the bowls are out of the way and accessible.  The real problem is what to do with the food bag.  We have a little drawer specifically for the dog, which holds his bones, treats, and brushes, etc.  We were buying small bags of food that would fit in the drawer, but they are a waste of money.  Now that we have upgraded to the large bag, we do not know where to keep it. 

Not so funny story:  I thought I would smartly store it behind the door to the basement steps.  Then last night it came crashing down, and what sounded like loud rain was the entire giant bag of dog food pouring down the stairs!

Here is the current situation:

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Does anyone out there have a better looking solution?  I can’t wait to get the ugliness hidden!  🙂

Romeo says hi and thanks for any help!

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