Thursday, November 28, 2013
Today, I am thankful for my friends that make me smile and laugh.
I am also thankful for my patience and ability to realize that reading instructions are an important part of anything.
I had to add that in because I got this electric fireplace for free last night.
I know you are thinking how did she do that? Well, the guy who had it said there was 2 things WRONG with it.
1. the top of the mantel is chipped( no big deal probably from being moved in an impatient rush (plus, it can get a makeover) and
2. he said it wont turn on. hmm... lets try this at home.
I scooped it up and headed down the road.
First thing was READ THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BACK.
step number 1 was to plug it in ( check!)
step 2. HOLD POWER BUTTON IN FOR 5 seconds.(check!) IT TURNED ON!!
step 3 was to set the thermostat on the front for what you want the room temperature to be (got it at 70).
it works, JUST FINE...
hopefully, before Christmas it will bes getting a new top and a makeover.
thank you to the guy who failed to read directions and threw out the good stuff.. hehe
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
things are starting more like the season these days.
i made the burlap wreath on the door.
sorry about the reflection of the neighbor's home.
one of my favorite bloggers had posted an afghan in these colors.
i knew i wanted to find something similar for my own porch.
best part is, i won it for $2 on a Facebook auction wall.
i started out with mums instead of the clock, but they were dying already so i pitched them.
the clock was another thrift store find a few months ago.
i love the ferns.
they have done so well this summer that i decided to keep them in the Fall decorating .
pumpkin pickin' bike. :)
love the mason jar solar light too.
it was a great find at tractor supply.
chalkboard house number around our greyhound statue's neck.
full front view.
the house is on the corner so i wanted to add something on the side too .
cornstalks, an old chair and pumpkin do the trick.
the cat is actually my design consultant. ;)
added some more decorating along side the garage.
all summer i had sand and shells in those big glass vases.
i dumped the sand and added mini pumpkins
another view of patio.
by this time next summer this area is going to receive a makeover.
definitely want to add an outdoor kitchen area where the tv is.
stay tuned for future posts.