Open French Doors

French Doors Open in the Dining Room of a Log Home

    We've had 2 days in a row with no humidity which meant I could open all the doors and windows again. I don't think I've ever shared photos of our French Doors in the open position. When we decided to build the cabin I did hours of research about wind direction, sunlight direction, and snowfall direction for our little slice of country living. After gathering all the knowledge I put a plan into action according to how the house should be positioned on the property for maximum ... continue reading...

Largest FREE Printable Selection

Plant, Water, Grow Free Printable

The All Things Creative Team is sharing today our assortment of FREE printables, there's something for everyone. Everything can be sized to fit your needs and can be made into things like wall art, note cards, screen savers, greeting cards and much more. Get creative and take advantage of FREE ART!  I've created 3 (watermelon, cactus, and succulent) new printables for you today. Enjoy! Click Here to Download the "Cactus" Printable Click Here to Download "Sweet SummerTime" ... continue reading...

Trim Painted And Shutters Added

Painted Window Trim and Black Shutters

I completed the trim painting and shutter hanging long ago I'm just finally getting around to showing you what it looks like. I purchased expensive paint, Sherwin Williams Emerald, in Analytical Gray and at $100 a gallon I was expecting greatness from it. Well it delivered it was a one coat paint, which was so nice once I finished one window I could move my ladder to the next. I was so afraid it would take several coats and be an all summer project, but I actually did it all in 3 days and that ... continue reading...

Dark Walnut Painted Cabinet

Spray Painted Dining Room Cabinet With Dark Walnut

Yes another painting project! I was a girl on a mission to change the cabins color scheme to something neutral and I wasted no time. The color I chose for the dining room cabinet is called "Dark Walnut", it's not black and it's not brown it's a mixture of both and I like it much better than standard black, it seems to fit perfectly with the wood tones.  This was the last piece I had to paint but needed some help getting it outside. It's been so windy here that it made it impossible to ... continue reading...

Herb’s Used Two Ways

Herb and Flower Arrangement

Don't waste the HERBS! I've been so disappointed this year not having fresh herbs of my own to cut. Last fall when we revamped our landscape design I removed the herb and strawberry garden. What was I thinking? I know at the time it was getting overgrown and if you've ever planted herbs you know they can take over an area in no time. Many of them have small hair link runners that are almost impossible to kill off.  Needless to say I'm buying fresh herbs right now and most of the time the ... continue reading...

Side Porch And A Dog Update

Cola Planter

Side porch sittin is where I've spent a lot of time lately. It's been 3 1/2 weeks since our pooch's injury (torn ACL) and the side entrance with two steps seems the easiest for her to manage. The front porch only has 3 steps but apparently that one extra is more than she can do. So when I let her out I sit and read until she musters up the strength to manage the steps and come back inside.  Up until that last few days she's only went out to use the bathroom. She takes 5 steps and sits ... continue reading...