Okay I am a bad blogger I know anyway moving on ...cause me beating myself up about it is not gonna help.
I saw the wine bottle toppers when I was at Pottery Barn a few weeks ago.. I love the one on the right.
As with all cute things at Pottery Barn, most especially in Canada..it was out of my price range
Cheers...Till next time, Frances
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Now that I have my island in my kitchen
I have no room for my bakers rack. I ended up putting it in my office area....and turned it into a bar area of all things. Probably doesn't sound too funny unless you know me...I don't actually drink alcohol...a little wine but not much else.
But you know for someone who doesn't drink I sure seem to have all the little do dads that go with it.
I am wondering what kind of alcohol to buy to have a good mix just in case the occasion arises? Any ideas?
And this little item has been taking up a bit of my time. I made banana cupcakes yesterday to take to work..but Aidan ate them all so I had to make another batch today..
Posted by frances at 8:37 PM
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I have wanted a kitchen island since I remodeled this kitchen 4 years ago. It was supposed to be a flip house but It hasn't tuned out that way
I went to the lumber yard a few weeks ago and got me some melamine shelving and a few packages of beadboard.
Then I was off to Ikea and bought one of there butcher block counter tops. My daughters boyfriend Jay who is a master carpenter took my wood and my plans and came up with what I have below.It has only been here for 10 minutes and it is already full of all the stuff I wanted to store in it. Now I will have oodles of counter space, sadly lacking in this kitchen. And somewhere to put all my gadgets so I will have an easier time using them.
Posted by frances at 7:17 PM
I have decided that this year I am going to go over the top when it comes to christmas decorating.. I know I do every year ...but this year is going to be different. SeriouslyI want to keep a log on my blog as to what I do so next year I will remember what worked and what didn't and not have to rely on my memory.
Also it will help me get my a** off the couch as I have become somewhat of a couch potatoe these days.
For the first year in a very long time I am almost fully booked up pretty much every weekend till Christmas so I thought well I am doing enough I really should be blogging about it. Above is one of the lanterns I have on the side of my house outside my triple french doors....I have them filled with blue stones and seashells for summer...
Anyhow I knew they would be perfect for switching out with the old black ones for the winter.
The ones I used in the summer literally melted all over my wood deck and have made a right mess.
Anyway that's about it for today, it is so beautiful out I am trying to get some things done before dark with my extra hour..
There are 48 days left till Christmas and I want to be prepared this is a good first if small step
Till next time, Frances
Posted by frances at 2:39 PM