Monday, April 25, 2011

It's Springtime, supposedly. Time to start to plant my urns.
I took all the christmas greens out and they looked so bare.
 I picked up some fake pussywillow branches from Dollarama $1.00 cant beat that , and they will last longer than the real ones that tend to bloom soon after you cut them I notice.
 Picked up a couple of pots of Daffodils and a tray of assorted pansy's in spring like colours.

 I know they say "more is less" but when it comes to flowers I think the opposite is true.

I added my pussy willows and I think it looks quite springy too me. It has been a slow start to spring in these parts.

Here they are both done.  I think I like them and they should fill out soon as they are calling for rain for the next 2 I know why people go south in the spring....the wait is horrendous. 
Till next time, Frances

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kitchen Cover Up

Here is the space in my Kitchen where the dishwasher should be.  Because this is a house we intend to flip (eventually) I never installed a dishwasher. I keep my garbage can and recycling bins here. It is very ugly and ruins the look of the kitchen.

I went to the hardware store and I picked up this curtain rod for 4 bucks...pretty cheap.

 Perfect and so simple.
 I had previously purchased a canvas drop cloth to use for...something I wasn't quite sure yet what..but I cut a piece 1 1/2 the width of the opening.. I just hung the cloth over the rod for now..till I can get my daughter to sew it for me..I have no talent in that direction sadly.

It turned out pretty awesome I least I dont have to look at the garbage cans any longer..
Till next time...Frances

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Photo Gallery of my kids

I was shopping at the Superstore the other day and found these picture frames on sale for 8.94 each.
They  are quite large 11X14
 I have always wanted to do a gallery wall of pictures of my kids so I thought this would look good at a price that I could afford.
I went to the Zehrs and had a few pictures enlarged to 8X10. They are pretty much my favorite pictures of each of my kids.  It was quite cheap...13 dollars for 4 of them not too shabby.

 The first one is of my oldest daughter Rox-Anne.. She turned 30 this year.. This picture is from a few years ago when we went out on my friends old wood boat for the day.. Rox-Anne is channeling her inner Jackie O..haha.
 This is my oldest son Phil he is 28. This is all of our favorite picture of Phil...He is 14  maybe 15 here. I always wonder what he is thinking here..haha best not to know I suppose.
 This  picture is my youngest daughter Jaclyn she is 24.  This picture is a few years old. My son Phil's girlfriend Krystal took this picture..she is a professional photographer and does an awesome job..I am hoping to eventually get her to take pictures of all my kids and grandkids...She takes our yearly family portrait that I started this blog with. I will get my daughter Rox-Anne to put a link on here to her blog and website...cause I have no clue how to do that...This is a favorite one of Jaclyn.
 This one is my baby boy Aidan..He is about 2 maybe 3 here....He is almost 16 now.  He picked this picture himself he likes the thumbs up sign...It is a cutie as is he...
 Here they all are lined up on the floor as I have to put wire on the frames to hang them. And I was thinking how am I ever gonna get them to all line up...okay good luck with that.  I also havn't figured our where I want to hang them ...I will think about that tomorrow as the sun has gone down,  I hope they line up even...I can already tell its gonna be fun  not!!!!!
I must admit I sure do have a good looking bunch of kids.....Till next time  Frances