My sister-in-law, Donna, her friend, Ann, and I had a yard sale on the weekend. We had torrential rain on Friday night while we were putting up signs, but Saturday morning it was just overcast and turned out to be a great morning for a sale.
My niece (the pastry chef) made cupcakes and totally cleaned up!!
The sale made a nice dent in all the stuff I have in the basement, I made a bit of money and had a lot of fun.
Any leftovers we packed up and took to the Salvation Army. We all agreed, nothing that came out of the house was going back in.
It pays to try to be healthy!
I was out on a walk and noticed that a neighbour had cut down a tree ... and conveniently cut it in short lengths. When I got home, I jumped in the car and picked up a section for my front porch.
My Brother and Sister in law recently re-did their master bedroom.
They painted the walls a beautiful bird's egg blue and added a feature wall behind the bed in a chocolate brown.
They originally planned to use an old door as a headboard, but my brother is a little obsessed with symmetry and they couldn't find one with equal panels. So ... Bruce made one. He is an amazing finish carpenter and can build anything.
Using MDF, he added panels.
Routed out the inside edges
and the top
then multiple coats of paint and sanding ... and VOILA
My sister in law, Donna, made all the pillows, and the pictures are from a recent trip to London and Paris that they had printed on canvas. Beautiful and truly personalized.
I was working from home this morning when I heard that noise ... you know the one ... it can only mean that you have a racoon in your attic. I immediately called a wildlife control company and they dispatched a person out to check it out.
They quickly captured him and installed wire gauge over the entrance.
Hi. I live just outside Toronto, Ontario, and am interested in home design and DIY on a budget. I am in my 5th house since becoming single again ... my 10th home since leaving my childhood home - I obviously love the moving process. I also quilt, scrapbook, and love to cook, and spend time with my family.