Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Friday!

I know it has been snowing and cold in some parts of the county
Hoping your day will be bright and cheerful
For it is Friday today ;)
I will share my favorite quote
Just to make sure you don't have a day of being grumpy ;)
Everyone have those, too...

"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love"
By Mother Teresa

Happy Friday
Stay Warm!

(Images from Victoria Magazine)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wedding Anniversary Gift

Remember I dream of a sun room with old doors and windows?
I found this garden shed in a magazine

I love everything about this garden shed
But the best of thing about this garden shed is

That this garden shed was built by a husband for his wife
As their wedding anniversary gift
Thinking she would love it
Isn't it romantic?

In the past I have told my lovely husband
It is not what you give
But the time you spent thinking about it

I have received gift cards and cash for many birthdays
Which I appreciate very much
And I admit
I went shopping right away as well
But it is hard to find romance in receiving cash

So I am announcing to the whole world
This is the best way of spending that time :)
Working hard in backyard
Building a garden shed for wife :)

Isn't it romantic?

Happy Thursday!!
(Images from country living magazine)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Thinking Of....Old Doors

Looking at Rachel Ashwell's blog today
Made me want to get more old doors from my neighbor

When I got 2 doors for $20
It looked like this

(Excuse my mess...I had multiple projects going on..)
Unfinished wooden door
That didn't even have a hole for door knob

My lovely neighbor sells all kinds of old doors from home
I am guessing she must be working for a construction company
She has about 20~30 old doors and windows
With wood flames at all time

Someday when we buy a home
I know I will be visiting her
To buy many old french doors and windows
To make a sun room

I added a mirror and appliques to the old door I got
And layers and layers of paint
To make our small cottage look bigger

But looking at Rachel's old doors
Made me want to make a room divider (screens)
With old doors

I just wish I didn't have so many obstacles
Like three lovely young children who love to do hide and seek :)
And a dog
And earthquakes

Happy Wednesday!

Do you have any ongoing project?

(Image on top from

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Waiting For The Spring

Hello! Tuesday!
My children went back to school today

Although it is sunny outside
And it should warm up in the afternoon
I cannot wait for spring already

I love sun drenched rooms

There is something about sunny spaces
That makes people happy
Are you waiting for the spring?
What are you going to plant for your garden?
Have a happy Tuesday!
(Images from Country Living Magazine)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Afternoon Tea

We invited our dear friend Maria over
For an afternoon tea yesterday

What do you do to treat yourself?

I always go for food, sweets and good drink
So we treated ourselves
For an afternoon of sweets, wine and chai tea

How will you treat yourself today?
Sunday is the day to start a beautiful week
Wish you a wonderful day!