Thursday, January 21, 2016

New Baseboards Upgrade

Here's a project that has been on my
to-do list for years. 
BEFORE                                  AFTER   
 Stock 5 ¼" baseboard from Home Depot. 
 Painted a high gloss white.
 Here's the reason I did it!

It's a big job and the hardest part is moving all
my furniture and the stuff in it and on top. 
Everything got a good cleaning before it was
put back. 
 It makes such a big difference.
The next project is to paint all the doors and 
jams in the same high gloss white.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Using Silver Meat Platters

I polished my silver meat platers before 
Thanksgiving. I have a small collection. 
I use them a lot during the holidays and
 like to keep them handy. It's an elegant
way to serve your sliced turkey and roasts,
So you can understand why I would need
different sizes. Are you with me so far?
I store them leaning against the back splash 
black tiles and white beadboard in the kitchen.
They add a little holiday sparkle too.
 They help to lighten-up the black tiles 
and reflect the light.
 One was a passed down gift.
 One was a wedding gift. 
 Two were vintage finds. I
love the pretty scroll details on these. 
 This Christmas I passed one
to my daughter and one to a daughter-in-law.

I suppose I can survive with only the two 
I have left...Larry thinks so.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Introducing Sofie May!

We had a new addition to our family
 in October.
This is Sofie!
We weren't planning on getting another dog.
It had been a year since I lost Lucy and it was
still not an option (click here for last post).
But then a friend's daughter shared a 
Facebook post with me.
It was too soon, yet it seemed like fate 
had different plans.

I'm all about rescue dogs and this  
Yorkie baby was in need of our love.
By then I was sure someone else would
find her before we were able to make
contact with the rescue people. When I
finally heard back we set up a day for a
meet-and-greet. Responsible rescue
 groups always check  out the new people
 before placing their rescues in homes. 

That went great. Poor little girl was frightened
 and took a while to warm up in a scary
situation. She's just about 2 years old.
We would be able to pick up our new girl
 later that week after her visit to
the vet for her spay surgery. 
Here she is on her ride home. 
Her first week in her furever home with 
us was calm as she need TLC during her
recovery and adjustment to her new home.
Since then she's become a joy! She just such
a happy little dog, very affectionate,
playful, and smart.
One morning she brought me a tennis ball
that she found by herself. I roll it to her
and she brings it back to me. I've never
 had a Yorkie do that. It's now part of
 our morning routine. She'll find a ball.
After a while she discovered introduced us
to the fun of retrieving balls in the yard.
Sofie just loves to run and play.
She even brought me a tennis ball while I
was taking a bubble bath. How cute!
She has been a happy little traveler too. 
We've taken several road trips to
 North Carolina and Georgia and she's been
enjoying the sights and hikes.
 Found a good spot in the bear bedroom at
our condo in North Carolina.
 She loves to hike with us.
Here she is "backpacking" with Daddy.
She loves to visit the small towns.
All snuggled on her bear pillow in NC.
 In Florida we sit outside each evening
to watch the sunset and maybe play a
little tennis ball toss.
 She fits into Lucy's hand-me-downs,
 so she has quite the wardrobe for all
the holidays.
 She's a late sleeper, cause she likes
to snuggle as long as possible.
She's all packed with her brush, sweaters
and toys for our second road trip to see
the family in Atlanta for Thanksgiving.
She made sure we didn't forget her
favorite tennis balls.
 Georgia. We are meant to be!
 Everybody crashed after our delicious
Thanksgiving Dinner.
 Then it's on the road again back to NC
before continuing on North.
 Catching a small town Christmas parade
in Bryson City, NC.
 Dreaming of many more happy days
with her new Mom and Dad.
 On to New Jersey to see more family,
then Vermont, then back to Atlanta for
Christmas and home again to Florida.
It's been quite a trip!

Love from Sofie and
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